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Misc. => Other Gaming => Topic started by: pxlbluejay on August 08, 2019, 07:47:28 pm

Title: Multiple consoles to 1 tv
Post by: pxlbluejay on August 08, 2019, 07:47:28 pm
I've seen many articles on this one, but I've never seen one teaching you how to many connect retro console with rf outputs to a tv with a single antenna input. Is the best way just to get multiple switchboxes and a vcr and daisy chain everything? Or is there like an 8 way switchbox for rf?
Title: Re: Multiple consoles to 1 tv
Post by: Protoman on August 09, 2019, 09:51:13 am
Dude you shouldn't be messing with RF, get you a TV with at least Scart/RCA inputs
Title: Re: Multiple consoles to 1 tv
Post by: zmaster18 on August 14, 2019, 04:40:31 am
You can get an RF slitter for cheap, or some RF boxes like the NES RF box has an extra input on it, so you could daisy chain them. This is pretty much the only option, there's nothing fancier than that.
Title: Re: Multiple consoles to 1 tv
Post by: pxlbluejay on August 16, 2019, 04:01:38 am
Why not?
Title: Re: Multiple consoles to 1 tv
Post by: zmaster18 on August 16, 2019, 08:07:19 am
Quote from: pxlbluejay on August 16, 2019, 04:01:38 am
Why not?

Because RF sucks.
Title: Re: Multiple consoles to 1 tv
Post by: conrat4567 on August 18, 2019, 05:16:54 am
Depending on the consoles you should attempt to get them all away from RF. You can get decent composite switches for cheap or euro scart
Title: Re: Multiple consoles to 1 tv
Post by: pxlbluejay on August 20, 2019, 01:28:23 pm
By now, none of my switchboxes are functioning correctly. My 3rd party switchbox for my Atari and my Colecovision has broken twin leads, my Famicom switch has no f type connector on it, so it doesn't stay on, and my Hyundai Super Comboy switch outputs a really fuzzy picture.
Title: Re: Multiple consoles to 1 tv
Post by: krzy on October 14, 2019, 02:02:22 pm
If I were you, I wouldnt daisy chain many devices to one scart connector. That makes extra capacitanc eon the video lines causing in reduction of quality.

Better make yourself a custom-made SCART switched (which will consist of relays for switching the a/v lines for active connection). You can make controlling even by remote.
Title: Re: Multiple consoles to 1 tv
Post by: boye on November 20, 2019, 11:29:49 am
Ditch RF and get a AV switcher.
Title: Re: Multiple consoles to 1 tv
Post by: P on November 27, 2019, 01:33:09 am
A SCART-switcher will let you have composite, S-video and pure RGB with csync besides mono and stereo audio.

Avoiding RF on older systems like the Famicom isn't so easy though since you need to AV-mod them. But you might not have a choice if the TV doesn't take the RF signal.