Summary: Having an older HDTV that has only one (1) 1080i input, the component switch has enabled me to connect an HD cable box, DVD/VCR combo recorder/player, and Blu-ray player to the one available 1080i video input along with connecting the audio output for all these components to my surround sound audio receiver. I also used the fourth audio circuit to connect my compact disk recorder/player to the audio receiver.
Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Highly Compatible, Professional Quality
Summary: My new Samsung LED has only one component and several HDMI connections. I had a Bose system and a Wii game that both needed the component connection. This solved my problem. Radio Shack is the only place I could find to order one online.
Summary: Up to four devices with HD component video or composite video output jacks and left-right RCA connector audio jacks can be connected to the switch box. The switchbox does not have jacks for other video connectors such as HDMI or S-Video. The switch box is a good device to have if your TV only has one set of component video jacks and you have multiple older video game or dvd players that do not have HDMI jacks.
Summary: This device is very useful if you have multiple devices, and not enough inputs on your TV to use them without switching which is connected. Being able to push a button to use a device makes this well worth the cost.
Summary: Hooked up the switch to a Happauge DVR 2112 and picture came out terrible. Thought it might be cables, so they were replaced to no avail. Haven't tried the customer service, but I will update when they contact me back.
Pros: Price is good, easy set up, easy to understand directions
Cons: Picture is not clear......picture quality suffers