Extron Crosspoint


#21

Not if you have a pvm. It takes both via the same input. Toss the manual, it’s overcomplicating this for you.

The device works exactly the way you’d think when looking at it.


#22

No PVM though, I’ll be running everything into my TV via Component


#23

Keep in mind you need a sync strip somewhere in the chain if you’re using RGB with Composite Video Sync or Sync on Luma. To the point above, yes you will need a separate output to an RGB monitor if your consumer TV doesn’t accept it. You will also need separate outputs for RF, Composite or S-Video on the same TV. Think of it as every set of physical plugs on your one or more displays needing its own dedicated output on the Extron. A couple of monitors could potentially use up like 6.

@CyborgNumberBlue The advantages are 1. more inputs than most Scart switches. 2. And more outputs than all Scart switches and unlike dual output Scart switches which can only display one input signal at a time to both outputs, you can send any combination of one or more inputs out to multiple outputs. You have full control. Sorry to spam my pics, but this describes it quicker than my wordy responses.

Three different consoles (N64, GC Wii), each on a different output

One console (SNES) on multiple outputs


#24

Right, so if I’m stripping sync to use component, how do I get it back to a normal component signal for my tv?


#25

Component doesn’t need sync stripping. o_O


#26

Apparently I know nothing about this stuff.

So this is how it would work:

4 SCART consoles into it with BNC breakout cables.
3 Component consoles into it with RCA to BNC connectors.

Output SCART BNC into a SCART connector with reverse breakout cable, into my Shinybow to convert to Component, into 1st component input on TV.

Output Component direct to TV on 2nd Component input.


#27

@Mega Ah, OK, got it. I’m all SCART so component/composite didn’t even cross my mind when thinking about it. I facilitate output to multiple devices via an SB-3715, which feeds my PVM and OSSC.


#28

That all seems correct to me!

Lucky your TV has two sets of Component inputs although there are ways to doing what you’re doing with just one set of Component sockets. I actually do something a little similar where one of my Extron’s outputs has an S-Video converter so I can convert any RGB console to S-video for use on a specific non-RGB CRT.


#29

Yeah I do have 2 sets of component inputs… although, you could probably feed all the SCART though the SB-2840, then back into another input on the matrix switch for a not-so-elegant solution rofl.


#30

Never thought of feeding an output back into another input. I supposed you could!

If you had only one set of Component sockets you could also send both the regular Component output and the Shinybow converted Component output into a Component switch, followed by the TV. But you have the two sets of sockets so this is all just needless added complexity!


#31

Yup! Only nice thing about feeding back to the switch with all the SCART, is I would never have to switch my TV input.

Component:
Wii
PS2
XBOX

SCART:
SNES
Genesis
Master System
NES
N64

Composite:
Gamecube

I never really use the GameCube because of the Wii, so I could have one input to the TV and that’s it.