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RCA VH74 Deluxe A/B Switch

4.3 out of 5 stars 92 customer reviews
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Voxx
  • Model Number: VH74
  • Cable Type: RG6 / RG59
  • Manufacturer Warranty Description: UNAVAILABLE

Product Description

Switches between tv & vcr FCC approved. Our deluxe 2 way A/B coaxial cable switch connects 2 RF input or output signals and lets you choose signal A or B. It works with RG6 or RG59 cables, and is extra shielded and heavy duty construction for the best possible connection.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 6.8 x 4 x 1 inches
Item Weight 2.6 ounces
Shipping Weight 4 ounces
Department Electronics
Manufacturer RCA
ASIN B00009W3F3
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Item model number VH74
Customer Reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars 92 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #864 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Audio & Video Accessories > Cables & Interconnects > Audio Cables > RCA Cables
#10,149 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Home Audio Accessories
#18,294 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Cables
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Date first available at Amazon.com May 14, 2003

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By Denver C. Sperry on July 13, 2008
First of all, A/B switches with coaxial connectors are hard to find so the choices were very limited.
This particular switch was packaged and rec'd in excellent shape. The price was fair and received in just a few days.
The problem for the average rating is the switch itself. The switch has several false detents when switching from A to B or back. There is not a definite feel that you have made a good switch or contact.
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I installed an HD Tv antenna and with it I can pick up ~30 HD local TV channels. With the A/B switch, tell the satellite or cable folks to forget the 'Local' channels and save the extra cost to pay for the antenna and switch over and over again. Very easy to use. Functional and reliable.
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This is a great switch and it is a two-way device meaning signals can go both ways through it so it works with Comcast's Digital Cable boxes. I wired the switch so the cable ran through it into the smaller Digital Cable box then out from the box to the TV. I was able to watch any of the channels that we get, including the new digital channels, and after leaving it connected this way for a week I was still able to view all the digital channels so it is a two-way switch and can be used with the new Digital Cable boxes that Comcast uses.
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The RCA VH74N appears to be the very best mechanical A-B switch that is available today. I use these switches to switch between our security camera videos and regular TV broadcasts but, I have also used them to switch between antenna and satelite or cable TV. There appears to be no appreciable signal loss and these switches appear quite durable.

I have been using the same switches for more than fifteen years and have yet to experience any problem with them. I previously tried other A-B switches but, there was much signal loss resulting in poor video quality.

While electronic switches might be considered to be better, they are much larger and they cost more than ten times as much as these RCA switches.

The RCA 2-way coax cable switch is easy to mount behind flat screen TVs within easy reach and without creating any unsightly appearance.
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This is a well built two-position CATV/Coax slide switch, usable for a variety of purposes for anything that uses a coax (such as RG6, RG7 or RG59) with CATV-'F' type connectors. The case is very solidly built, thickly molded and pleasingly heavy. I use this switch into my digital modem from my cable internet WAN service as an on/off switch (connecting only the input A to the output): occasionally I have to reset the cable modem, I find that not only do I have to disconnect the power supply, I also have to disconnect the incoming cable (there's a bit of power coming in there as well, a full power-down for cold boot requires all sources to be disconnected). This switch is a handy way of doing that without having to unscrew the incoming F connector. This switch is more solidly built than the very inexpensive 'game select' type of cable slide switch. The slide switching mechanism inside the case seems a bit better built than the 3WY Coax Cable Switcher (a box-like three-position push button switch, itself very solidly built, also sold on Amazon). While I haven't put a signal strength analyzer on this switch, it would seem to have less signal db loss than other switches as I have not had poor signal quality problems I have had with other switches. I've tried several such switches, this is the one currently on my setup.
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Needing a switch to toggle the tv between cable input and a VCR, I purchased this one based on its positive reviews, its price, and eligibility for free "prime" shipping.

It works as advertised and is worth the price paid. It didn't garner 5 stars because, as other reviewers mentioned, the switch does not slide smoothly. However, the switch action has worked flawlessly.
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Arrived on time. Connects my cable input and air input through switch to the single coax connection on the HD TV. Reception excellent. One reason I picked this switch is because all three connectors are on the back of the switch. Placed the switch on the base of the stand facing out. Black color blends in with the TV and stand and cables are not very visible.
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Product does exactly what I wanted and hoped, nay, dreamed. Black outer coloring stays hidden from view and only I and my wife know it's there to switch between cable and antennae. Thank you RCA for making our lives a little better.
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