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C2G / Cables to Go 40697 6x2 Component Video, Stereo Audio and TOSLINK Digital Audio Matrix Selector Switch (Black)

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  • Route up to 6 source devices to two separate TVs/monitors
  • Route one source to two monitors
  • 6 component video inputs, 6 stereo audio inputs and 6 optical digital audio inputs
  • Remote control included
  • Easy macro programming
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: C2G
  • Model: 40697
  • Hardware Platform: Pc
  • Length: 0.23 feet
  • Warranty: Comes with Manufacturer Warranty.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 11 x 3.2 inches ; 6.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 6.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000S1CEQ4
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: 40697
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 22, 2003

Product Description

Product Description

The ultimate controller for high definition and progressive scan video sources, the Cables To Go 40697 6x2 Component Video, Stereo Audio and TOSLINK Digital Audio Matrix Selector Switch routes any of six source devices to each TV/monitor or one source to both TV/monitors. Connect all your HDTV products including DVD players, satellite receivers, cable set-top boxes, or gaming systems, and use the remote control or front panel buttons to watch any picture on any two plasma, CRT, LCD or projection televisions with complete independence.

From the Manufacturer

The ultimate controller for high definition and progressive scan video sources, the Cables To Go 40697 6x2 Component Video, Stereo Audio and TOSLINK Digital Audio Matrix Selector Switch routes any of six source devices to each TV/monitor or one source to both TV/monitors. Connect all your HDTV products including DVD players, satellite receivers, cable set-top boxes, or gaming systems, and use the remote control or front panel buttons to watch any picture on any two plasma, CRT, LCD or projection televisions with complete independence.

Cables To Go 40697
Routes any of six source devices to each TV/monitor or one source to both TV/monitors
Connect and Manage up to Six Sources

This matrix switch offers six component video inputs, six stereo audio inputs, and six optical digital audio TOSLINK inputs. It will switch all these inputs to either of the two outputs, with the audio following video. The matrix switch also comes with an infrared remote control that features discrete commands to make programming complex macros into your universal remote control system a snap. Compatible with all interlaced or progressive scan analog component video signals. Now you can take control of your system and watch what you want where you want, and do it with no compromises.

This Cables To Go matrix switch features six RCA Component Video female, six RCA Stereo Audio female, and six TOSLINK female inputs. It also features two RCA Component Video female, two RCA Stereo Audio female, and two TOSLINK female outputs.

For your convenience, the matching AC/DC Adapter (#98012) and the Remote Control (#98013) are available for this item as additional or replacement parts (sold separately). Please note: This unit does not convert L/R audio to TOSLINK or TOSLINK to L/R audio.

What's in the Box?

Cables To Go 40697 6x2 Selector Switch, power supply, remote control, rackmount ears and hardware, warranty.

Technical Specifications

  • Audio Input: 3V p-p
  • S/N Ratio: 65 dB
  • Audio Input Impedance: 10 k Ohm
  • Video Component Input Impedance: 75 Ohm
  • Video Bandwidth: -3 dB @ 300 MHz
  • Dimensions: 13.5" x 7" x 2.75"
  • Weight: 5.830 lbs

Customer Reviews

Highly recommended by a 36 yr-old electronics engineer.
JarOfSonicMen
I haven't noticed any issues at all with the picture - no flickers, no sync/lock problems, and no lags in switching inputs.
S. Miller
Easily controlled with my Logitech Harmony H626 universal remote.
W. Anderson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By S. Miller on December 6, 2008
First, the picture shown (as of today) is not what you are getting. The current picture I see looks like an HDMI switch.

The box I received has 5 component inputs on the back and one input on the front. It has two component outputs on the back. Each input and output on the back has your 3 YPbPr component jacks, left/right analog RCA audio jacks, and a digital TOSLINK optical audio jack. The front input is slightly different - it has the same YPbPr component jacks and TOSLINK optical audio jack, but it uses a single 3.5mm headphone jack for analog audio instead of the 2 left/right RCA jacks. If you want to plug in RCA style audio to the front, you'll need a cheap 3.5mm to RCA "Y" cable.

The two outputs on the back can be separately controlled. So, you can have input #3 going to output #1 and input #5 to output #2 at the same time. You can also have a single input go to both outputs.

The remote has discreet IR codes for power on, power off, all 6 inputs to output 1, and all 6 inputs to output 2 (14 total buttons). So, you people with Harmony remotes and the like are going to love this thing. I use a Harmony remote, and the switch was already in the database and works flawlessly.

My biggest concern was how the picture was going to look. After reading a lot of reviews of other switches, I realized these things can be pretty finicky. My inputs are a Comcast HiDef DVR (1080i), Memorex Blu-ray (1080i), Wii (480p), original Xbox (480p and 1080i), and a HiDef Sony Camcorder on the front (1080i). My TV is an older 73" Mitsubishi that supports 480p and 1080i. I use analog audio for the Wii and my camcorder. All the other devices output digital audio, but I route those directly through my receiver instead of this switch.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By David K. Watson VINE VOICE on December 9, 2007
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I bought this as an upgrade from the smaller 3x1 version. The immediate need was to split or switch the optical audio signal to have it go to my receiver and the base station for my IR surround sound headphones.

It actually simplified my AV set-up a little. I use it to switch between a Tivo HD, Motorola set-top box, Sony DVD player, a PS3, and an Apple TV. It's been hassle-free since the day I set it up.

It is completely compatible with my Logitech Harmony remote. The remote codes are already in the Harmony system (although Harmony for some reason refers to blue and red buttons instead of the green and red buttons on the IA remote).

I use the IA remote only when I need to switch the second output for my headphones.

This will do quite nicely until AV receiver manufacturers catch up with market and start making reasonably-priced receivers that can switch five or six (or more) HD component video or HDMI inputs and have one or two optical audio outputs.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. Mazzenga on January 12, 2008
I purchased this product because it was the only A/V switch box that had six inputs and TWO outputs, and more importantly, digital optical connections. It replaced an old three input/ one output dial type optical cable switcher that I have worn out. I have my HDTV (for OTA HD), DVD player, HD-DVR DirectTv box, and an X-Box 360 all connected to my surround sound system, and also to a set of wireless 5.1 surround sound headphones so I can enjoy gaming or TV watching at any volume after my wife goes to bed! This switch has performed flawlessly since it was installed, and I still have two open inputs for future use. The remote is just icing on the cake! No need to get up and manually switch the box from one input to another!

All in all, an excellent product for the price! If I needed another, I would not hesitate to purchase this unit again!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Eric on January 16, 2010
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This had all the features I was looking for and functioned just as described.
The problem was when there was too much movement/quick transitions on the screen the picture would go blank and the sound cut out from half a second up to five seconds. At first I thought it was only during fast paced action shots, but then later, watching CNN HD, when they'd transition between stories and bring up graphics quickly it would also cut out. I called their tech support and they asked me if I had certain Sony TVs since they'd heard of this before with them. My TVs are all Samsung. The DLP it worked perfect on, the two LCDs I tried gave varying degrees of the issue. They said to return it since there was nothing they could do. I was just unlucky enough to have a TV that lost sync with it.
See this link for technical details about what was happening (the part about "DC restoration"): [...]

So, if your TV(s) work with it it's a really nice unit, but if they don't, you'll probably want to return it. Amazon was great about the return, sent UPS to my door the next morning to pick it up and put the prepaid shipping label on the box. Other than this issue, the picture and sound was very close to, if not the same, quality as the original. The price was good, too.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. Panneton on March 1, 2010
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I was sitting in my living room on a Friday afternoon contemplating which of two different types of gaming chairs I was going to purchase, a pedestal or a rocker. Because I have an XBox 360, a PS2, a PS3, a WII, a DVD/VCR combo, and a digital cable box, along with 2 very large LCD monitors, I was thinking how many times I would have to get up to switch cables around. This was a factor in which kind of gaming chair I was going to buy. I decided I wanted the rocker chairs. Wouldn't it be easy, I thought, if I could purchase a switching device so I wouldn't have to move wires around, only hit a button. So I searched for a "video switch" on Amazon.com. I waded through the usual suspects when I came across this product. "Really?", I thought. "Is this exactly what I was looking for? Oh and it has a remote control?". I read a few reviews, searched the manufacturer's website, and decided to go ahead and order this item. 18 hours later, on a Saturday morning (Amazon Prime !!! A good deal), the FedEx guy shows up with my order. I wired everything up, flicked on the switch, and have been happy ever since. This is a quality product, cool looking, functional, and flexible. Of all the electronics I have sitting in one area of my gaming room, to a person, this is the item asked about first and commented on the most. I am a techie geek and have techie geeks as friends. We know what things are, what they do, and how they do it. This product gets a thumbs up from all of us. I can recommend you order this product free from reservation. If you are looking at this product, you already know what you want to do and how to do it. This product will facilitate exactly what you are looking for.
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