This is an 8-port dual-output SCART switch made specifically for retro-gaming, that’s sold by superg (not me). I strongly recommend it for anyone who has multiple consoles. Pre-orders are currently open:
gscartsw – $220
A note on ordering: The switch is currently being sold by its creator Superg, not this site. All questions and support should be posted in the forum: http://shmups.system11.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=50851
gscartsw (current model)
– Bundled with power supply;
– 8 SCART inputs;
– 2 SCART outputs (simultaneous output supported);
– Automatic switching (via signal detection);
– Integrated sync stripper with sync regeneration and RGsB support
– Integrated DC Restore circuit;
– PSU polarity protection included.
– Switch dimensions: 10-1/2 x 5-1/8 x 1-1/2
– Weight: 1lb, 5oz
– More info here: http://www.gretrostuff.com/store/gscartsw/
The gscartsw will automatically detect which console is powered on and switch to it. It’s best to not power on more then one console at a time, but doing so will not damage the switch. Also, you can chain two gscartsw’s together for 15 total inputs:
If you plan on playing your retro game consoles in RGB and want multiple hooked up at the same time, it’s my opinion that this switch is the best choice. If you’re on a budget, you can find cheaper options that will work fine minus some features and there are more expensive options for hardcore enthusiasts, but the gscartsw offers tons of options and zero picture quality loss for a fair price.
If you came here while reading the RGB Guide, please move on to the section that shows how to get RGB from each game system! That section also has info on audio enhancements, which versions of each system output the best quality, plus some other helpful info! Alternatively, head back to the main page to see what other retro-awesomeness is available on this site!