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Any Receivers have a similar feature to what Kenwood has in their new Sovereign line?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chris Rock, Oct 29, 2001.

  1. Chris Rock

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    The feature I'm referring to is the Universal video switching technology that will allow a single video connection to your monitor. It will upgrade Composite and S-Video to Component video.
    I will probably get a new receiver some time next year, but I don't have the budget to shell out the $1000 plus for a Kenwood Sovereign. (At least that's what my wife says).
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  2. PaulKH

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    If it does high quality transcoding of video formats, that's VERY cool.
    The sovereign DVD player looks great from a specs standpoint too, although I don't need a changer.
     
  3. Sean Conklin

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    Chris, I don't think your going to find that feature for any less than the Sovereign offers it for.
    If you could save up for the Sovereign (5090, 5700, 5900?) that would be SWEET!
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    I got a chance to play around with one of these today and I didn't think it was near worth the outrageous price tag. Dollars to donuts, I'll stick with my Yamaha any day.
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    I believe (but I'm not sure) that the Onkyo 696 was the first receiver to implement this feature.
     
  6. Han

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    Actually Ryan, last year's "high end" Kenwood receivers also had the upconversion feature (Universal Video).
     

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