Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    St. Louis, Mo
    Posts
    151

    Default Component cable splitting

    Does any one know if there is a huge disadvantage of splitting a component cable from a dvd player going to two 32 LCD TV's 15 ft away? My other option is 2 HDMI cables with a splitter and that is expensive.
    Home theater

    Home Theater
    Reciever Onkyo 702
    Monster Cable HTS 3500 -- line conditioner
    Dish Network 622
    Sony DVPNS75H
    Front Projector: Infocus IN76
    Screen: DIY Silver Screen 110"
    Wires all Monster cable Z series
    ------------------------------
    [Speakers]
    Fronts RT55i
    Center CS400i
    Rears RT55i
    Rear Center CS245i
    Sub PSW1200

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (4)

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    3,578

    Default

    What do you plan on splitting it with? If you're thinking y-connectors, it probably won't work. A cheap distribution amp should do the trick just fine.
    Gallo Ref 3.1 : Bryston 4b SST : Musical fidelity CD Pre : VPI HW-19
    Gallo Ref AV, Frankengallo Ref 3, LC60i : Bryston 9b SST : Meridian 565
    Jordan JX92s : MF X-T100 : Xray v8
    Backburner:Krell KAV-300i

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    St. Louis, Mo
    Posts
    151

    Default

    in testing i have used y splitters and it works just fine but wanted other opinions.
    Home theater

    Home Theater
    Reciever Onkyo 702
    Monster Cable HTS 3500 -- line conditioner
    Dish Network 622
    Sony DVPNS75H
    Front Projector: Infocus IN76
    Screen: DIY Silver Screen 110"
    Wires all Monster cable Z series
    ------------------------------
    [Speakers]
    Fronts RT55i
    Center CS400i
    Rears RT55i
    Rear Center CS245i
    Sub PSW1200

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (16)

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Six 'Burgh (Pittsburgh), PA
    Posts
    6,885

    Default

    If you have no loss of picture quality, and your satisifed with the setup, go for it. The other option is an A/B switching box. It will cost about $20, you can even get one with a remote for more money. I don't think there is any advantage of doing it this way.
    Carl

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (4)

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    3,578

    Default

    Rock on, then. The signal is based on voltage, so splitting the signal keeps the same voltage on each wire... However, you half the current and make each line more prone to noise. Some DVD player can push that, most can't. So- if you switch out your DVD player or TV and suddenly things don't work so hot, then you'll have to invest in the DA.
    Gallo Ref 3.1 : Bryston 4b SST : Musical fidelity CD Pre : VPI HW-19
    Gallo Ref AV, Frankengallo Ref 3, LC60i : Bryston 9b SST : Meridian 565
    Jordan JX92s : MF X-T100 : Xray v8
    Backburner:Krell KAV-300i

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Faifax VA
    Posts
    53

    Default

    the noise would be the only real concern there...i would just go with the dhmi provided that they actually work in your system...but that's my personal opinion.
    currently in car:
    '00 Honda Accord LX V6
    AEM V2 cold air induction
    c400.4 amp powering a pair of momo 6500's
    and a pair of momo 6x9's
    alpine monoblock amp powering a jl w3 12''
    custom fab work for tweeters
    jl rca's, dist block and power/grounds
    alpine cda 9857 head
    three ground loop isolators
    ipod integration, all songs at 320kbs

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (0)

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    11

    Default

    I would go for a box I just saw one on e-bay today for $22

    you can probably find something like this in your local radioshak

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Improved SDA Interconnect Cables
    By DarqueKnight in forum Vintage Speakers
    Replies: 117
    Last Post: 02-27-2014, 11:07 PM
  2. Signal Cable vs Monster Cable - Speaker Cable
    By dorokusai in forum Basic Hookup/Wiring Questions
    Replies: 82
    Last Post: 05-06-2011, 11:49 AM
  3. Killer Interconnects, a MUST BUY
    By RuSsMaN in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 05-08-2008, 08:11 PM
  4. FS Denon dvd 2900 & component cable
    By dholmes in forum Flea Market
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-14-2005, 06:18 PM
  5. Stupid Monster lawsuit of the day
    By PolkThug in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: 01-05-2005, 08:51 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts