5.1 receiver that converts signals to HDMI

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  1. Jim Mcc

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    What's the starting price point for a 5.1 receiver that converts(not upconverts) all incoming signals to HDMI? We are going to buy a new TV in the furure, and I'd like to run just 1 HDMI cable to it. But the thing is we still use a VCR with S-video. I also noticed most new TV's don't have S-video inputs. Thanks for any budget model recommendations.
     
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    Onkyo's receivers that converts analog to HDMI starts with the TX-SR608. They are about the cheapest I know of too. Amazon usually has them as cheap as anyone: http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-SR608-7-2-Channel-Theater-Receiver/dp/B003BIFOL8/ref=sr_1_2?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1296427435&sr=1-2

    Good luck!
     
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    Thanks Ed. We only need 5.1 for this room. Maybe there's something in 5.1 cheaper. I'll keep looking into it.
     
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    I don't think there is. The least expensive receiver to do analog to hdmi seems to be the Pioneer 920 ($399 msrp). Next is the Yamaha 567 ($479 msrp). They're both 7.1. Amazon has the 920 for $277. Tigerdirect.com and Compusa.com have the 567 for $299. Both are Authorized dealers.
     
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    I think at the pricepoint where you'll see upconversion you'll also see 7.1. And just in case you weren't aware, you can just not use the two channels; it's a trivial setup option.


    Also, I'm not sure what was meant by "converts(not upconverts)".
     
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    There are 2 types from what I've read. What I want is just converting the analog signal and outputting from the receiver with HDMI. The other type(which is more expensive) "upscales" the analog signals and outputs with HDMI. I read about it at Crutchfield.com. Maybe there are no 5.1 receivers that do it.

     
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    don't look for 5.1 to save money - it's oldtech that will only limit your selection - 7.1 is standard - i only use a stereo setup but my receiver is 7.1.
     

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