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Denon has 3 in/1 out for component video - who else!

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by Kenneth Harden, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. Kenneth Harden

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    Even their cheap new stuff has 3 component video in's - will we see this from other manufacturers in the
     
  2. Kenneth Harden

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    Yeah, I'm advertising!
     
  3. Richard_B

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    I believe the new Yamaha 2500 has 3 component inputs. Rotel 1056 also has 3.
     
  4. David_Rivshin

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    Nothing of use to add directly to the discussion, but kind of a side-comment. The 3->1 component switching seems to be abit too little too late. If it was available for reasonable prices 2 years ago it would have been more useful. Now I'd be seriously thinking about 3->1 (or more) HDMI switching.
    The only time DVI/HDMI won't be appreciably better than component is on CRT based displays. For any type of fixed pixel display you really want a digital connection, and unfortunately most displays these days only have a single DVI or HDMI input.
    Also, with digital signal switching you don't have to worry about signal degredation by going through the reciever or pre/pro. So you can have convenience and quality at the same time.

    For my next reciever or pre/pro (which admittedly won't be for awhile) I'd be looking for something on the order of 4->2 HDMI switching, with everything upconverted to HDMI for single-connection ease. I'd also expect it to optionally pull the digital audio off the HDMI cable, so sources could be connected with only a single cable.
    Hopefully that isn't just whishful thinking...

    Now back to your regularly schedule programming [​IMG]
    -- Dave
     
  5. David_Rivshin

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    OK, now I do have something useful to add [​IMG]
    I got curious so I did alittle looking, and it seems that alot of the new Onkyo's have 3->1 component switching. Specifically Onecall has the TXSR602 listed for $450, and the TXSR702 for $720. You might be able to do even better than that elsewhere, but that's a good starting point (especially with their $25 coupon right now).

    -- Dave
     
  6. Chad B

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    The JVC RX-DP20 THX Ultra 2 receiver has 3 component ins and video conversion. It lists for $1700, but I read a post somewhere about someone finding a refurbished unit.
     
  7. Aaron Gilbert

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    The Kenwood VR-8070 has three component inputs and lists at $600. It's $499 at Crutchfield, about $335 on eBay.

    Aaron Gilbert
     

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