component video imputs

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Steve.H, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. Steve.H

    Steve.H Auditioning

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    Hello people...Im looking to purchase an a/v receiver with as many component video imputs as possible but all i can find are those with 2 or some with 3, other than Yamahas flagship RX-Z9 with a whooping 6 imputs but its a bit to costly. Can anybody sugest other models Thanks Steve.H
     
  2. Travis

    Travis Second Unit

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    You have basically answered your own question, unfortunately. All of your midpriced receivers are going to have 2 to maybe 3. The Denon 3805 is one of the newer ones out there and it features 3. To get more you are going to have to step up in price. I know they make DVI switching units, I'm sure they do the same for component video as well, which might be a cheaper alternative.
     
  3. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Consider a external HDTV video switcher like described in This Thread: Inexpensive HDTV Video Switching

    Keep in mind that for a reciever that has 6-7 different device inputs, the manufacturers will want to put in connections for all of these:

    - L/R Analog Audio
    - Optical or coaxial audio
    - Composite Video
    - SVideo

    So thats 6 jacks times 6 inputs: 36 separate jacks BEFORE adding component video connections.

    The back of the receiver is already very crowded. Go for the external switcher.
     

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