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A/V Switcher Description
A/V switchers are often confused with splitters, but they have different features that are important to know. While both of them can connect a number of components to an outlet, the switcher is the “central hub” that allows for different inputs to connect and then go through a single output. All of the devices that are attached to the A/V switchers are able to maintain high levels of video and audio quality. A splitter is only able to allow multiple users to view from a single source at once. One of the reasons that the switchers are so popular is because they can provide viewing from multiple sources at the same time.
Features of a/v switchers
When you are looking for an A/V switcher to rent, it is important that you get one that is capable of accommodating your needs. Think about the number of components that you will need to plug into it at a single time and make sure it has enough ports to work for you. Not only do you need to consider the number of components, but how they will connect. Are you using HDMI devices or RCA devices? Do you have a combination of both? Check to see what is available through the rental or lease switchers and find the ones that work the best for your particular components.
How a/v switchers work
The switcher is able to work with a wide range of different types of components. You can use Blu-Ray players and DVD players, computers, HDTVs, videogame consoles, and more, and they all retain a high audio and visual quality. These can be beneficial when you have a large number of components that you need to connect at once. They might be needed for home use, live broadcasts, conventions and tradeshows, and more.
One of the biggest benefits that these have over the splitters is the quality of the audio and video that are emitted. When quality is important, you want to be sure to use a switcher rather than a splitter.
A/V Switcher Manufacturers
Some of the companies making these products today include Insignia, Rocketfish, and Extron.