Component inputs, Will Dish receivers ever support them, receivers with more inputs?

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  1. Mark Br

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    Just wondering have any companies announced Satellite Receivers that will be hooked up via component rather then S-video, if not then what is taking these guys so long. How about Tivo's..any word on those supporting Component.

    I know I'm not alone when I say that there is a serious dilemma for Home Theater enthusiasts that also happen to be video gamers also.

    Here's how many component connections I figure I will need:

    1 x DVD

    1 x PS2

    1 x X-Box

    1 x Gamecube

    1 x for Directv receiver (if and when it finally supports component)

    1 x for Dishnet receiver (if and when it finally supports component)

    1 x for Bell Express vu receiver (if and when it finally supports component)

    1 x Tivo (if and when it finally supports component)

    now I figure no receiver will ever have that many connections, so at worst I'll have all video game machines sharing one compoennt connection by using a switch box.

    so that would be:

    1 x DVD

    1 x video games

    3 x Dish receivers

    1 x Tivo

    and currently I don't even think there is a receiver that has 6 component connections.

    Comments please.
     
  2. Adarsh Daswani

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    The Dish 6000 has component outputs.

    -A.
     
  3. Bob McElfresh

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    Most of those DO suport SVideo which gets you very close to Component video quality.

    From Home Theater Magazine:

    Composite: Baseline quality

    SVideo: 20% improvement over Composite

    Component: 25% improvement over Composite

    This is for a "reference" 50" RPTV. Smaller display sizes show LESS improvement, larger show MORE.
     
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    Mark,

    I'm definitely with ya. I'm running into that problem right now, as my receiver (Marantz SR-8000) DOESN'T have component switching, and my TV (Elite PRO-710) only has 2 component inputs. Since I have a DVD player, PS2 and XBox, I have the DVD player hooked into Input 1 on the TV (which means it has to share that input with my first Directv receiver which is SVideo), then I had to buy a separate component switching box (some JVC model for about $60 - it's passive, but it does the trick) for the PS2 and Xbox. I also have two Directv receivers hooked up, so I don't know what I'd do if they were component, but I would want to do everything in my power to be able to use component cables for ALL components.
     
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    ... and hand grenades.
     

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