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multiple console configeration? Answered

what would be the best way to set up a tv to be able to switch between xbox 360, wii, nes, snes, nintendo 64, playstation 1 & 2, sega, sega mega drive and game cube, without needing to swap cords each time you change consoles?

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skittlespider
skittlespider

8 years ago

I know I am a little late to answering this question, but I might be able to help you out a little.

I am not sure if I used the best possible way, but I have actually built a multi-console system before.  It is a challenging project, but you end up with something that is really awesome.

My system contains a Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Gamecube, Playstation,  Xbox, and an LCD TV.

Here is a link to my instructable:
https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Skittlespider-ATS-aka-quotThe-Contraption/

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Re-design
Re-design

9 years ago

Buy an a/b switch that has as many positions as you need.

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yokozuna
yokozuna

Answer 9 years ago

+1. I've seen them up to 24 positions, and it probably goes higher than that.

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Rebelist
Rebelist

Answer 9 years ago

Where would I find these? I've seen a 10 input VGA switch but it was almost $200. Not really wanting to spend that much.

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frollard
frollard

Answer 9 years ago

search for 'video switch box'.

There are even instructables on how to make your own -- if you are using old style rca connectors its very easy. To switch between rca and newer digital signals (dvi/hdmi) then it becomes a LOT more difficult.

You can also CASCADE those switchboxes, so if you have 3 4 input boxes, you can have one box select WHICH box you want to input from, then on the 2nd and 3rd box you connect your 8 inputs.