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pelican system selector pro $40 YMMV


#61 minqqq   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   417 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 22 January 2005 - 03:42 AM

GAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!! i went to pick mine up today and it was sold like an hour before i got there!!! ARGH!!!! and i guess this is an extreme YMMV acording to the manager. he could only think of 3 stores off the top of his head that were doing this clearance. GRRRR! why didn't i pick it up yesterday like i said i was going to!?

#62 jjct1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   51 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2005 - 12:47 AM

Don't they have a similar version of this at Gamestop for $25? It was in the forums a few months back, this was not a clearance but a every day thing.


That was a huge shaq-fu-up, since it was supposed to be the newer, smaller version at that price. A few very lucky people managed to get it at that price, most didn't.

I was in Gamestop in Nashua, NH today. They had the high-end one for $80, not onsale. I picked up the smaller one for $25. They had about 5 of them.

I haven't opened it yet. Wanted to use it for Comcast Cable and XBox both composite input. Anyone try a configuration like this. If this thing sucks I would rather not open it and just return it.

#63 jjct1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   51 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2005 - 12:50 AM

I just bought this model, the one pictured, yesterday at Wal-Mart for $24.99. No Gamestop label of course. I believe the item is titled HD System Selector Pro or something similar, don't have the package in front of me to check. Works great though....have GC, XBOX, PS2, DVD all hooked through to a receiver. RE4 sounds MUCH better now.

Does the one you bought have a power supply or not?

#64 minqqq   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   417 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2005 - 06:34 AM

YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! i got the selector pro for 40 like i wanted!!!! i'm a happy boy!

#65 Lord_Kefka   Son of a Submariner! CAGiversary!   2422 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2005 - 04:38 PM

This is a major YMMV deal. My Gamestop (which I work for) sold both of ours at 50% off. That's why it was $40. Our DM gave the store manager approval to 50% any accessories he wanted to get rid of as long as they were delisted (which means we won't get restocked on them). We have a larger store with a glut of stuff, so he set up two dump bins and filled them up. This is NOT a Gamestop company deal, it's a "get rid of some crap in the store" sale.

#66 soulwish2003   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1459 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 23 January 2005 - 04:45 PM

A new version is coming out - that is why this one is being cleared out.

It's a great deal. I bought it at $100 and think it's great.



don't know if it's been posted, but i did a search and didn't find anything. gamestop B&M has system selector pros clearanced at $40. it may still say $80 but have them price check cause it's 50% off, and some do have a 50% off sticker. sweet find, been wanting this for a while and i still have to pick mine up.



#67 clariste   Holy diver... CAGiversary!   956 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 23 January 2005 - 05:16 PM

I just bought this model, the one pictured, yesterday at Wal-Mart for $24.99. No Gamestop label of course. I believe the item is titled HD System Selector Pro or something similar, don't have the package in front of me to check. Works great though....have GC, XBOX, PS2, DVD all hooked through to a receiver. RE4 sounds MUCH better now.

Does the one you bought have a power supply or not?


Don't think so, no.

#68 rapsodist   My Heart Is a 16-Bit Chip CAGiversary!   3122 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2005 - 02:02 AM

No luck at 3 of my local GameStops. Employees at all three stores looked at me like I was totally crazy. I'm going to go call 4 others tomorrow...

#69 rapsodist   My Heart Is a 16-Bit Chip CAGiversary!   3122 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2005 - 02:05 AM

A new version is coming out - that is why this one is being cleared out.

It's a great deal. I bought it at $100 and think it's great.


Do you have any concrete information on the new version or did you make an assumption (albeit a perfectly reasonable one)?

#70 soulwish2003   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1459 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 05:05 AM

A new version is coming out - that is why this one is being cleared out.

It's a great deal. I bought it at $100 and think it's great.


Do you have any concrete information on the new version or did you make an assumption (albeit a perfectly reasonable one)?


no... a new model. It's in one of the new videogame mags - either GMR or GameInformer or XBN (I read them all at work and they seem to all run together!!). I think it was GameInformer. The new one has a lower retail - either 79 or 89 dollars. I like the looks of the old one better. The new one is 'rounded' at the edges.

#71 Fanboy   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   553 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2005 - 04:47 PM

Wanted to use it for Comcast Cable and XBox both composite input. Anyone try a configuration like this. If this thing sucks I would rather not open it and just return it.


If you are just running composite, there is no need to have this switcher. There are switchers that run composite for about $10.

Take it back.

#72 rapsodist   My Heart Is a 16-Bit Chip CAGiversary!   3122 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2005 - 08:02 PM

A new version is coming out - that is why this one is being cleared out.

It's a great deal. I bought it at $100 and think it's great.


Do you have any concrete information on the new version or did you make an assumption (albeit a perfectly reasonable one)?


no... a new model. It's in one of the new videogame mags - either GMR or GameInformer or XBN (I read them all at work and they seem to all run together!!). I think it was GameInformer. The new one has a lower retail - either 79 or 89 dollars. I like the looks of the old one better. The new one is 'rounded' at the edges.


Oh, so it's just the same device but with a new casing? No need for me to hold out then if I can find the current model for $40. Thanks for the info, soulwish.

#73 rapsodist   My Heart Is a 16-Bit Chip CAGiversary!   3122 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 24 January 2005 - 08:11 PM

Well, no luck after checking all 7 GameStops in my area... I want to ask if anyone can pick one up for me, but maybe the shipping cost would be too much? :(

#74 Ikari Warrior   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   69 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 09:56 PM

That "new" model is in the new Game Informer, but is is the $25 model with a misprinted price. The model in the magazine states (and the pic shows) it only has 4 inputs, rather than the 8 of the Pro. It also lacks digital audio.

#75 minqqq   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   417 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 25 January 2005 - 12:28 AM

Well, no luck after checking all 7 GameStops in my area... I want to ask if anyone can pick one up for me, but maybe the shipping cost would be too much? :(


there's still one in my area as of sunday but after taxes and shipping (and you'd probably want insurance), you would prolly only save $15?

#76 soulwish2003   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1459 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 04:56 AM

Makes sense - because I thought it looked cheaper...

That "new" model is in the new Game Informer, but is is the $25 model with a misprinted price. The model in the magazine states (and the pic shows) it only has 4 inputs, rather than the 8 of the Pro. It also lacks digital audio.



#77 breathofj   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   12 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 04:29 PM

Okay...being somewhat picky on high end video, I have to comment in this thread.

First off, the 25 dollar version is a cheaper made version focusing on ONLY RCA inputs, and I think S video. It has 4 inputs like others have said. It does NOT have Digital Audio, and does NOT have component video.

The 80 dollar "Pro" does indeed have 7 or 8 inputs, all component, and digital audio. It's for higher end, like HDTV support.

All that being said, 40 dollars for that unit is a hell of a deal. I'm going to try and find this locally at a couple of places, even though I'm sure I won't find it. It's worth a shot for sure.

And yes, this has been tested and found to be inferior to 200 and 300+ dollar switchers. But, from hands on experience on HD forums, most say that to the human eye....there is no loss at all, even running 720p and 1080i source material.

So, if you have an HDTV and can take advantage of this deal, I'd definitely recommend you do it. I know for damn sure that it would help me with my Gamecube, xbox, ps2, HD cable, Progressive DVD, and Dreamcast.

#78 Kin Korn Karn   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   7 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 09:41 PM

For those who want more details on the Pelican System Selector Pro, check the schematics here:

Pelican website for the unit.

I absolutely love what it does for my setup. Keeps it nice and clean. I would like some way to create custom labels for the switches, as only more recent consoles are available out of the box.

I don't care how much the thing cost, I'm getting another one to accomodate the systems that I do not have plugged into my Pelican System Selector Pro. The thing rocks!

Although, $40 would be nice. I'm going to start looking around too.

#79 rapsodist   My Heart Is a 16-Bit Chip CAGiversary!   3122 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 27 January 2005 - 10:09 PM

Well, no luck after checking all 7 GameStops in my area... I want to ask if anyone can pick one up for me, but maybe the shipping cost would be too much? :(


there's still one in my area as of sunday but after taxes and shipping (and you'd probably want insurance), you would prolly only save $15?


Hmm, would the savings really be so little? I'm thinking that if the unit costs $40, then tax would be another $4. I know that box is pretty darn big, although it's much lighter than it looks, so I'd say shipping would be about $8? (I may be totally wrong with that estimate though.) That puts the total to somewhere around $52, still a savings of over $30 over the original price plus tax.

#80 rperez1025   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   437 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 01:35 AM

Okay...being somewhat picky on high end video, I have to comment in this thread.

First off, the 25 dollar version is a cheaper made version focusing on ONLY RCA inputs, and I think S video. It has 4 inputs like others have said. It does NOT have Digital Audio, and does NOT have component video.


Actually the smaller version does come with component outputs but doesn't have support for digital audio. How good the bandwith is on the cheaper version is another story. I haven't seen anything on it.

I've searched around six Gamestops in the KC area and have had no luck. There's one more that I know of but I'm not even sure if it's worth the shot. Man, I hope I could come across one of those at a good price, it is a great deal.

#81 weaponx666   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   98 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 12:15 PM

For those who want more details on the Pelican System Selector Pro, check the schematics here:

Pelican website for the unit.

I absolutely love what it does for my setup. Keeps it nice and clean. I would like some way to create custom labels for the switches, as only more recent consoles are available out of the box.

I don't care how much the thing cost, I'm getting another one to accomodate the systems that I do not have plugged into my Pelican System Selector Pro. The thing rocks!

Although, $40 would be nice. I'm going to start looking around too.


where did you get those cabinets and shelves for your games/systems?

#82 breathofj   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   12 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 12:58 PM

Okay...being somewhat picky on high end video, I have to comment in this thread.

First off, the 25 dollar version is a cheaper made version focusing on ONLY RCA inputs, and I think S video. It has 4 inputs like others have said. It does NOT have Digital Audio, and does NOT have component video.


Actually the smaller version does come with component outputs but doesn't have support for digital audio. How good the bandwith is on the cheaper version is another story. I haven't seen anything on it.

I've searched around six Gamestops in the KC area and have had no luck. There's one more that I know of but I'm not even sure if it's worth the shot. Man, I hope I could come across one of those at a good price, it is a great deal.


Are you absolutely positive about component outputs? If it does have that, I would find that strange given the fact that it doesn't have component inputs for any of the systems. That kind of defeats the purpose.

#83 rperez1025   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   437 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 02:03 PM

Okay...being somewhat picky on high end video, I have to comment in this thread.

First off, the 25 dollar version is a cheaper made version focusing on ONLY RCA inputs, and I think S video. It has 4 inputs like others have said. It does NOT have Digital Audio, and does NOT have component video.


Actually the smaller version does come with component outputs but doesn't have support for digital audio. How good the bandwith is on the cheaper version is another story. I haven't seen anything on it.

I've searched around six Gamestops in the KC area and have had no luck. There's one more that I know of but I'm not even sure if it's worth the shot. Man, I hope I could come across one of those at a good price, it is a great deal.


Are you absolutely positive about component outputs? If it does have that, I would find that strange given the fact that it doesn't have component inputs for any of the systems. That kind of defeats the purpose.


My bad. I meant to say 'inputs' and not 'outputs'. The only thing is, looking at the picture from that site, if four inputs are supported I don't see where the output is. From the picture it looks like it is 3 inputs and 1 output yet it shows 4 selector buttons.

Hmm, after reading it a little better it seems that there is a plate on the front that flips down that only supports up to S-video. So it's 4 inputs (1 s-video and 3 component) and 1 output that you would have to bring back both s-video and component since it doesn't upconvert the s-video.

#84 weaponx666   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   98 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 05:47 PM

First off, the 25 dollar version is a cheaper made version focusing on ONLY RCA inputs, and I think S video. It has 4 inputs like others have said. It does NOT have Digital Audio, and does NOT have component video.


The $25 version is called an HD selector for a reason, it does component video. Don't state facts unless you know they're true. Otherwise you're just wasting time. DON'T emphasize words unless you know what YOU'RE talking about.

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#85 Daddy   Hardcore Gamer CAGiversary!   750 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 January 2005 - 06:14 PM

OK so noone has a confirmation on this :roll:

#86 minqqq   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   417 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 29 January 2005 - 09:25 PM

OK so noone has a confirmation on this :roll:


heeeeeeeeeeey i have confirmation, although i am the OP.

#87 jjct1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   51 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 30 January 2005 - 04:14 AM

First off, the 25 dollar version is a cheaper made version focusing on ONLY RCA inputs, and I think S video. It has 4 inputs like others have said. It does NOT have Digital Audio, and does NOT have component video.


The $25 version is called an HD selector for a reason, it does component video. Don't state facts unless you know they're true. Otherwise you're just wasting time. DON'T emphasize words unless you know what YOU'RE talking about.

I busted open the $25 version and tried it out. Works great. I have component video setup for Comcast cable and XBox. Both look great, I can't see any degredation in video. IMO well worth the $25.

#88 PusherRobot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   56 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 02:31 AM

Here in FL Walmart has it for $24.97 and Gamestop is $25.

#89 munch   la tête de CAG CAGiversary!   19476 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 31 January 2005 - 02:27 PM

Here in FL Walmart has it for $24.97 and Gamestop is $25.


those are most likely not the pro version. the pro has 7 inputs, while the $25 ones have 4.

#90 aaronprather   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   86 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 03:03 AM

I went to Fry's today and saw the NEW System Selector Pro. It looks exactly the same as the original model (to me), BUT this one also uses a credit-card type remote control to wirelessly change inputs.