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Acoustic Research AR-5000 5-Device Component Video & Digital Audio Switcher

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Gets the job done, misleading description
 
I have only used this for a few days, but it gets the job done. However, the description is VERY misleading. Here's why:1. Only THREE component inputs, the rest are S-Video and composite2. Component inputs only allow digital audio in, and S-Video and composite only allow L/R RCA. Be wary, as I had something that was component video and analog audio, you will need to get an analog to digital converter to plug it in.3. There are two outputs, 1 component with digital audi...

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3.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 01/10/2006
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in addition...
 
It appears it can't convert from digital optical to coaxial, so all the devices you want to use with the switch have to be the same, or whatever you connecting the output to has to be willing to accept coaxial audio sometimes and optical other times. I'm also not a big fan of the way it switches devices. You have to teach it an IR command, but what if you are using it with a device that doesn't have a remote (say a game console, for example). Now you have one more device to adjust...

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Anonymous
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2.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 03/15/2006
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92% (13 of 14) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
poor picture quality
 
I was not impressed at all. I have more components than jacks on my television, so I eagerly awaited the arrival of this switcher. After following the directions and installing the unit, I noticed severe degradation in video signal. It is now sitting somewhere in my closet.

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Anonymous
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1.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 02/22/2006
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81% (9 of 11) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Does the job better than most
 
I bought this unit after an unfortunate experience with the Sima VS502 A/V switch. It's been a happy change.The AR5000 A/V switch has five inputs. Four are located on the back panel, the fifth is on the front panel. There is one set of Audio/Video outputs on the back panel.All five inputs have a connector for S-Video. Three inputs (1, 2, and 3) also accept component (RGB) video. Two inputs (4 and 5) accept composite video via the yellow RCA-type phono plug. There is no accommod...

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Anonymous
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4.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 10/14/2007
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