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JVC JX-S111

A/V source selector with component video switching (Black)

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by Barry Montgomery

Need more inputs for your A/V system? How about an inexpensive way to add component video switching? JVC's JX-S111 not only gives you 2 inputs for composite video and S-video sources, it also boasts switching ability for up to 3 component video sources. A front-panel A/V input with S-video lets you easily hook up a camcorder or video game system.

The JX-S111's passive design requires no AC power or batteries.

Details:

  • 3 inputs with component video and stereo audio jacks
  • 2 inputs (including one front-panel) with S-video, composite video, and stereo audio jacks
  • 1 output with component video and stereo audio jacks
  • 1 output with S-video, composite video, and stereo audio jacks
  • 30 MHz component video bandwidth
  • no conversion between composite, S-video, and component video signals
  • 14-3/16"W x 2-1/4"H x 9-7/16"D
  • warranty: 1 year parts, 90 days labor
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  • Black A/V selector
  • Instructions [English/French/Spanish]
  • Warranty card
  • Product Safety Registration Card

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Features

Overview: JVC's JX-S111 not only gives you 2 inputs for composite video and S-video sources, it also gives you switching ability for up to 3 component video sources. 30MHz component pass-through bandwidth means that the JX-S111 can pass on HDTV-signals without picture degradation. The JX-S111 also has a front-panel A/V input with an S-video connection that lets you easily hook up a camcorder or video game system. The passive design means that it can be operated even when no power supply is available, making it ideal for portable application.

Push Button Operation: Video sources are selected by pressing the corresponding mechanical push-buttons on the front panel.

Notes: Signal conversion among Component Video, S-Video and Composite Video signals is not possible. Inputs 1-3 can be output only to Monitor Out 1, and Inputs 4-5 can be output only to Monitor Out 2.

Inputs and Outputs

Front Panel:

  • Input 5: gold-plated stereo RCA audio, composite video and S-Video

Rear Panel:

  • Input 4: gold-plated stereo RCA audio, composite video and S-video
  • Input 3: gold-plated stereo RCA audio and component video
  • Input 2: gold-plated stereo RCA audio and component video
  • Input 1: gold-plated stereo RCA audio and component video
  • Monitor Out 1: gold-plated stereo RCA audio and component video
  • Monitor Out 2: gold-plated stereo RCA audio, composite video and S-video

Specifications

Video Frequency Response:
  • Composite Signal: 10 MHz
  • Component Signal: 30 MHz
Audio Frequency Response: 0 Hz - 100 kHz
 
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5 out of 5

Excellent Low Cost Component Video Switcher

Written By Kevin, Dearborn, MI on Thursday, November 20, 2008
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If you looking for a low Cost Component Video Switcher that is easy to use and maintains Very Good signal Qulity then look no further. Our Sony 42" Plasma has only ONE Component Video Input! I used the JVC JX-S111S to connect our Direct TV, Standard DVD Player, and WII Via the Component Video outputs. Everything looks GREAT!!!
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5 out of 5

Great switcher

Written By Christopher, Norwood, MA on Monday, February 12, 2007
 
The JVC JX-S111 is an excellent, inexpensive choice if you've run out of Hi-def inputs on you HDTV. My Pioneer plasma TV has a separate Media Receiver that I plug the A/V cables into. It keeps my home theater nice and tidy since I don't have cables hanging off of the 50" panel. The downside is that it only has four inputs; three of which are dedicated to Hi-Def signals. The lack of inputs limited my ability to expand my HT system to include multiple gaming systems and a Blu-ray or HD-DVD DVD player. The JX-S111 solved my problem because it has five inputs and one output. Three of the outputs handle Component Video signals while the other two are for S-Video & Composite signals, and the output handles all three signal types. Now one of my Media Receiver's inputs is dedicated to a XBOX360, PS2 Limited Ed., & Sony 300-disc DVD player. The switcher allowed me to free up an HDMI-capable input so I can add a 1080p DVD player later after the Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD format war has been settled. The JX-S111 is passive which is a nice feature if you're worried out maxing out your Monster or Panamax line conditioner. The thin unit can be hidden behind your HT furniture too. Beware that source switching is a manual task. That's a small sacrific considering the value the JX-S111 provides. It's the best $99 I've ever spent!
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4 out of 5

JVC JX-S111

Written By Christopher, Arlington, VA on Saturday, August 19, 2006
 
I'm using this unit to connect 3 DVD players (yes, 3!) to my recently-purchased Sharp HDTV, via a JVC receiver. The DVD players are all connected via the component (RGB) inputs in the back, and output to the sole DVD inputs on the receiver. Even through a switcher like this, the picture on the HDTV is excellent. One small drawback is that only 1 DVD player can utilize the receiver's surround sound; the others' audio is simply stereo, but can be heard from 5 surround speakers. Also, just a pet peeve, but it would be nice if the unit lit up in some fashion, just to compliment all my other components; but one less electrical plug is a fair trade.

Bottom line: the unit does precisely what it's supposed to do, and delivers beautifully.
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