Denon and HDMI upconversion

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Paul_Dunlop, Oct 6, 2006.

  1. Paul_Dunlop

    Paul_Dunlop Second Unit

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    Hello

    I recently bought a Denon 2307ci AVR - it provides composite, S Vid, Component and HDMI

    I have a 32" Viewsonic LCD as my TV
    DVD = Pioneer DVD recorder
    SAT = ExpressVu 9200 High Def PVR
    Game system - original XBOX

    So i hooked up the AVR to the TV using HDMI
    DVD to the AVR using Component
    DVD to the SAT using Composite (no S VID on the SAT box)
    SAT to the AVR using HDMI
    XBOX to the AVR using S Video

    IT ALL WORKS!!!

    no more TV input switching! all done through the AVR!

    2 big benefits to this

    1. more simplistic for other users of the system
    2. Only 1 video cable to run through the wall (HDMI) - from the wall mounted LCD to the AVR

    I have read about this HDMI handshake problem where switching sources causes you to reboot 1 of the devices - this is not happening to me - i switched from TV to DVD and back again - no issues

    I am extremely happy with this setup
     
  2. Mort Corey

    Mort Corey Supporting Actor

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    I'm guessing that you must not have read the Denon manual.....elsewise you'd probably still be futzing with things [​IMG]

    Sounds nice...congradulations
     
  3. Dean L

    Dean L Stunt Coordinator

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    Cool, you may wanna upgrade the XBOX to a component cable and games should look even better.
     
  4. Paul_Dunlop

    Paul_Dunlop Second Unit

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    Good idea

    I need to get the Hi Def connection box for the XBOX - currently the box i have only supports S Video

    Hopefully i can find a used one somewhere
     
  5. homthtr

    homthtr Supporting Actor

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    or maybe the Playstation 3... which will also plays Blu-ray HD DVD's!
     
  6. Jean D

    Jean D Screenwriter

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    It's the old Xbox right? cause I have the monster component outs for the regular xbox. Perhaps we could work out a deal. I upgraded to the 360 a few months back and dont really need them anymore...or the Xbox for that matter.

    I actually need some sort of component switching device (under $80), however, I dont want any such device to do any kind of converting or scaling of the original image (which is why I cant use the Denon unless theres a way to turn off its scaling). I also need a remote so I can program macros into my remote control to do the switching automatically. anyone have any ideas?
     

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