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RF outputs
Topic Started: Oct 17 2014, 07:03 AM (393 Views)
kartmaster
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Do you NEED to use RF? There are some better options for switching and better image quality if you go with composite or s-video.

If you want to stick with RF, a splitter can usually be used in the reverse direction as a combiner. (As long as it doesn't say "one way" or "isolation")

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You will need to make sure you don't hook it up to a continuous signal like cable TV or over the air RF. You'll also need to make sure you only have one system on at a time. As all of the mentioned will produce massive interference and an unusable signal.

Also the splitter will reduce the dB level of the RF signal so you will be sending a weaker signal to the TV which will also reduce quality.

So this isn't the ideal solution, but if RF is your only choice, it can work.
Edited by kartmaster, Oct 17 2014, 02:32 PM.
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If you get at least composite cables for your systems you can have a simple switch to select the system you want to play. Here's what I would recommend at the least.

N64 Composite Cable
Mega Drive Composite Cable
Master System Cable
AV Switch

I didn't really shop around so you might be able to find better quality and/or prices on those cables.

Welcome to the forums, by the way!
Edited by kartmaster, Oct 18 2014, 08:17 PM.
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Yep. I'm in the US. But we have several UK members so if you need help on more local sources for those cables I'm sure the guys here have some options for you!
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