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Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher (4-Input / 1-Output), RCA Composite, 4-Pin Y/C (S-Video), Stereo Audio (RCA)

B&H # SISVS14 Mfr # SVS-14
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The SVS-14 is a passive, non powered, composite (RCA) and Y/C (S-video), stereo audio switcher.

This unit is not a signal convertor, therefore composite must be routed to composite and Y/C to Y/C.

Extra Sources
When you add the extra item into your home theater system and have no inputs left, this unit lets you add three more.
Passive
Being a passive item, this unit does not require power. Therefore will not tax the user's home power and can be utilized in more locations.
Input Four composite video, on RCA connectors
Four Y/C (S-video), on 4-Pin connectors
Four stereo audio, on eight RCA connectors
Output One composite video, on an RCA connector
One Y/C (S-video), on a 4-Pin connector
One stereo audio, on two RCA connectors
Switch Type Mechanical, on Front Panel
Dimensions (WxDxH) 7 x 4.25 x 2"
17.78 x 10.16 x 5.08cm
Weight 15 oz
440 kg
Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher (4-Input / 1-Output), RCA Composite, 4-Pin Y/C (S-Video), Stereo Audio (RCA)
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    SimaSVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher
     
    4.5

    (based on 26 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (20)
    • Compact (13)
    • Highly compatible (13)
    • Improves performance (4)
    • Professional quality (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home movies (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (9), Business owner (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Acceptable low cost AV switch

      This unit works as advertised. There are no visual artifacts or signal degradation as I have seen in other devices (Pelican), and the switches and connectors are sturdy and well made. The...Read complete review

      This unit works as advertised. There are no visual artifacts or signal degradation as I have seen in other devices (Pelican), and the switches and connectors are sturdy and well made. The only complaints I have are aesthetic: the unit I received has a slight green tint to the outer casing, unlike the description and photos showing it to be black; and the unit does not weigh enough to ensure that it does not fall backwards under the tension of four composite cables connected to the rear inputs. I would recommend this device to anyone in need of a simple composite or S-video switch.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      good product

      meets the expectations of its value

      meets the expectations of its value

      Reviewed by 26 customers

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      5.0

      Inexpensive but totally functional

      By Toledo Teacher

      from Toledo, Ohio

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • "s" Video And Composite
      • Compact Design
      • Highly Compatible
      • Multiple Inputs

      Cons

      • Can't think of one

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

      For the price, you can't beat it. This simple little passive switcher does it all. The best part is the inputs - both "S" video and composite. I have two U-Matic 3/4" machines, a Betacam deck, and a VHS/DVD deck combined so that I can switch and input the signals to my iGrabber on my Mac. I could have spent much more for a product that does exactly what this one does.

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      3.0

      works

      By Cyrus

      from Gaithersburg, MD

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

      Product works as expected but there is a major turnon and off thump when switching between sources.

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      5.0

      Good, inexpensive audio/video switcher

      By gabeonbass

      from Alabama

      About Me Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Stereo

        Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

        We're using this switcher for audio components in a home stereo set up. It seems fairly well built, and requires no power which was a plus.

        I don't expect any issues from this simple to use switcher. I would recommend it to anyone looking to switch between audio components quickly and easily.

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        • No

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        4.0

        ALSO CAN BE USED FOR HD (read below)

        By weaselriot

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Longtime Gearhead

        Pros

        • Can Use For Analog Hd
        • Inexpensive
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Eventually Wears Out
        • Need Velcro To Sit Still

        Best Uses

        • Any Analog Signal

        Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

        Before my review, I want to point out an often overlooked use for this product. IT CAN BE USED FOR COMPONENT HD VIDEO(!), since component HD is transmitted through three RCA cables. Just input four HD devices using the three RCA jacks for each input, then output component video through the three RCA output jacks to your TV. Just make sure that you connect each set of three component cables in the same order, (e.g., red in the red audio R jack, blue in the white audio L jack, and green in the yellow video jack) for all of the inputs and the output jacks. Don't use the S-video jack for anything.

        Of course, this uses up all of the jacks just for the component HD video, but then you can simply add a second unit for the audio of the same four inputs. Yeah, you now have to push TWO buttons each time you switch sources (boo-hoo), but since there is no remote, you already had to drag your lazy butt from your recliner to push one button anyway, so it's no big deal to push two instead.

        This can come in real handy if you (like me) have a DVD player, DVD recorder, Blu-ray player, PlayStation3 (or whatever) plus an HD camcorder to route into a TV which maybe has one or two sets of component video inputs and one or two HDMI inputs. Works beautifully too.

        On to the review. PROS: Works as expected. And inexpensive. And versatile to use for HD.

        CONS: 1) Once you have fifteen cables attached to it, don't expect it to quietly sit flush on a surface (that's inevitable). I just use four Velcro dots to attach it to surface. No problem.

        2) My past experience with virtually identical products (one each from Recoton, Radio Shack and higher end Terk) is that the purely mechanical switches used eventually wear out with use (that's inevitable for mechanical switches like this). But since it is inexpensive, again no big deal. Ironically, it was on the unit by Terk, which has the higher end reputation, that one of the switches wore out first, but maybe it saw heavier use.

        Bottom Line: I tried a "cheap" entry level electronic switcher with remote (at 8x the price). It worked OK but introduced some digital noise into the picture (GRRRR!). A better high end electronic switcher would have solved the problem but would have cost another 2-3x more. But this Sima product works fine for just a few bucks, even for component HD.

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        4.0

        Cheap & easy does it...

        By SpaceCadet

        from New York, NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

              I'm using a small digital T-Amp that only has one set of inputs and I did not want a full preamp so this fits the bill. It allows me to switch between 4 devices (TV/CD/Ipod/etc. at the press of a button. It is what it is; simple and inexpensive, but it gets the job done. I'm using it strictly for audio switching so I can't comment on video performance. For audio, it works fine. Note that this device is very similar to another that is also made by a company who's name starts with an "S" and has four letters. This one is half the price and performs identically. I wish the unit were heavier to prevent movement but that is impossible at this price point. B+H, as always, was excellent to buy from. Note that Sima is currently very difficult to contact. I hope it's just a transitional issue.

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              • No

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              5.0

              surprisingly good

              By bob

              from Belo Horizonte, MG - Brasil

              About Me Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • In The Studio

                Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

                Of course, for the price tag, this is not a high-end product but is surprisingly good. Solid construction. I use it to switch audio sources from 3 digital recorders and a SW radio to an amplifier.

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                5.0

                Worked exactly as stated

                By Alex

                from Albuquerque

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

                Just plug and use. Works flawlessly.

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                4.0

                PERFECT INEXPENSIVE A/V SWITCH

                By SPEAKER MAN

                from BAYSIDE, NY

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies

                  Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

                  USEFUL LITTLE SWITCH WHEN EXTRA INPUTS ARE NEEDED

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works great

                  By Arch

                  from IL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies

                    Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

                    Used the product to push multiple video feeds out to a projector. Works great!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Work perfectly

                    By Bob

                    from Montreal, Qc

                    About Me Hobbyist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Movies

                      Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

                      No degradation of signal. No complain after 2 weeks

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Works like a charm

                      By Ed

                      from Roseville, CA

                      About Me Regular Dad

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • For multiple kids toys
                        • Multiple gaming devices
                        • To add outlets to the TV

                        Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

                        I purchased this product after buying a TV which only had one set of AV connections. That wasn't going to work with the kid's Wii, DVD/VCR player and other connectable toys. This A/V switch works great, is very clean looking and easy to install. I added some small adhesive tags over each switch so the kids know which button to push for whatever they want to play. Very happy with the price, as it turns my discount TV model into a higher end model for a lot less money.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Good solution

                        By Andy

                        from Orange, CT

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

                            Audio output selection for headphones use of two HDMI and one composite audio outputs.
                            Works well.
                            No negative comments.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great switch great price great company

                            By mjv

                            from Conn

                            About Me Hobbyist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

                                I liked everything about this transaction: the product, the price, and the company selling it (B&H Photo).

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Works as advertised

                                By Ed

                                from Kansas City, KS

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

                                    Basic switcher. Buttons work smoothly. Bought for a handicapped nephew and he hasn't had any trouble switching between video sources.

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent Product!

                                    By tcio7

                                    from Michigan

                                    About Me Hobbyist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Highly Compatible

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

                                        This device does exactly what it says it does and with absolutely NO quality loss! Fantastic product. I have read review on other products similar to this one and saw that they lose quality on the S-Video as opposed to plugging one S-Video cable straight to and from only two devices. With this you can switch between four separate S-Video devices to your TV without any quality loss!

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Product!!!

                                        By Steve M.

                                        from Macomb, Michigan

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Highly Compatible
                                        • Professional Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

                                            I use this switch for my wireless headphones. I can now switch between My TV, DVD Player, PC, WII and Stereo Receiver without having to unplug the headphone wires from one to to other. A simple push of the button and I'm in business.

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                                            • No

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                                            4.0

                                            Works well, not much to it

                                            By Tim the Tinkerer

                                            from Fort Collins, CO

                                            About Me average guy

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use

                                            Cons

                                            • Seems cheaply made

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

                                              It is exactly what it is - a mechanical audio switch. There are no bells and whistles. It's simple and it works.

                                              Thus far I have had no problem with this selector. The 3.5mm audio out is a nice touch as I am using the box as a computer stereo selector switch.

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                                              4.0

                                              Flawless

                                              By Alan

                                              from Arlington, VA

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact Design
                                              • Easy set up
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Highly Compatible
                                              • Improves Performance

                                              Cons

                                              • None

                                              Best Uses

                                              • At Home as a Video Switch
                                              • Home Movies

                                              Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

                                              I am using this switch at my house to switch between my Wii, DVD player, PS2 and a video line from my MacBook Pro. It has worked flawlessly for the past month. Picture and sound are clear and pure and the RCA cable stay firmly plugged into the back of it. The buttons for switching sources change easily and the item just has a nice solid and non-cheap feeling to it. This was the cheapest RCA multiple A/B type of switch that I found on Google, [...]

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                                              5.0

                                              No flash but it works as advertised

                                              By David Jackson

                                              from Gunter, TX

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

                                              Made life easier on my children and wife who did not like the TV's more complicated input selection process. Money well spent.

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                                              4.0

                                              Simple, easy to use.

                                              By Logan Rekas

                                              from Channelview, Texas

                                              About Me Hobbyist

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact Design
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Highly Compatible
                                              • Improves Performance
                                              • Professional Quality

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Video games

                                                Comments about Sima SVS-14 Passive Audio / Video Switcher:

                                                Well, I have multiple gaming consoles and all I have to do is use A/V cables to connect to my tv and connect my consoles onto this SVS-14 video switcher and with a press of a button I can see on the console I selected on the tv screen. It shows well too, without any scanlines. This device works without a plug or battery. I should of bought one this things years ago. The only regret I have, it doesnt have more inputs, or HD inputs. But overall, its worth buying if you have multiple gaming systems or any devices that have A/V inputs.

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