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Hooking up three gaming consoles to the same tv

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by cimpala, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. cimpala


    Nov 18, 2007
    North Carolina
    i'm not sure if this is the right place for this. i need to find something that will allow me to hook up three gaming consoles to one tv any help would be great thanks
  2. Big Al 24

    Big Al 24

    Apr 23, 2008
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2008

  3. jilverthor


    Apr 11, 2004
    Parker, CO
    What you want is a switch of some type it sounds like. Here is a website with some of the models that amazon carries, but they should be available at any of the local electronics stores. video switch/products/ref=tag_tdp_sv_istp

    The other method would be to get a receiver that would let you select the input at that point. The advantage here would be that you would get audio processing better than what is included in the TV and a remote control could change the source. The disadvantage of course is cost. You might want to check Circuit City if there is a store closing in your area, Onkyo makes some very nice receiver/speaker combos that could be picked up for about $200 if they still have any.
  4. The thing is called a video switcher, available at Target for like 20.00. I have a Playstation 2, 3, and Xbox attached to one flat panel. All you need to do is press the appropriate button to choose which console to use.
  5. Nicky D

    Nicky D CLM

    Apr 25, 2004
    Souderton, Pa.
    What consoles are you hooking up and to what tv? What are the inputs on the back of the tv? Depending on what you have you may be able to connect directly to the tv or you may need a switch as has been recommended. Right now I have my 360, Wii, PS3 and a PC all connected to my tv without any switches, my tv obviously has enough inputs. So alot will depend on your tv.