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Connecting multiple A/V cables to 1 TV

My TV currently has spots for 3 different input devices, currently I use 1 for my Nintendo Wii, 1 for a DVD player, and 1 for cable TV.

I'd like to know if there is a product avilable that would allow me to connect multiple A/V cables to 1 A/V input slot? Much like a surge protector allows you to plug multiple electronic devices into 1 power outlet.

I don't recall the brand of TV, but I know it is a HD flatscreen TV.

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  • zantar412 Jun 30, 2008

    And to follow up a little, the reason I ask is because I intend to buy a playstation 3, the TV is mounted, so constantly unplugging the Wii to plug in the PS3 and vice versa would be rather difficult and frustrating.

  • cspagnola Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same issue. My Samsung 46 LCD is mounted on the wall and even though it has many A/V inputs, I currently have the cable box (to supply the HD content) connected thru the wall to the TV. The cable guy said I have to connect everything thru the cable box and feed the TV because the cable box operates the TV....also because the wires are going thru the wall there is only one connection. So I need a device to connect multiple devices (WII, XBOX, DVD player, etc...) into the input in the cable box that feeds the wall wires to the TV....Will a receiver do the trick?

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Hi zantar412,

Yes, there are devices to help you. You should shop for an “RF Modulator.” While the intention of this box is convert an A/V signal to RF for older televisions, many modulators offer multiple inputs which can be chosen with a switch. Be sure to check both the input and output options on the box that you buy to ensure it will be compatible with your components and television.

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