Receiver - DVI Out & Component Inputs?

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  1. ChrisFR

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    Is the fact that the current generation AV Receivers do not generally have DVI connections a good reason to delay an AV Receiver purchase?

    Also I was told that the next generation mid-priced receivers will generally have 3 component video inputs rather than the current two - in order to handle three component devices such as HDTV/DVD/XBOX. taht many people would like to run.

    I'd be very interested in any opinions on this topic.

    Thanks to all!
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    I would not wait.

    Many televisions only offer 1 DVI input so I suspect it will be a few years before 2 or more appear. Then a few years later before recievers start to offer multiple DVI jacks and switching capability.

    That's a long time to wait.

    You can get some very good recievers now that may not have HD rated component inputs, but for $100-$200 add a remote-controlled HD video switcher that works great (and reduces the mass of cables going to the reciever).

    Search for "Inexpensive Solution" to find a post on video switchers.
     
  3. Andrew Pratt

    Andrew Pratt Producer

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    That and if you wait for DVI you might as keep waiting for HDMI[​IMG]
     
  4. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Producer

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    Given the fact that DVI is going the way of the dodo bird because of HDMI, I wouldn't delay a purchase.

    I would hazard a guess it will be atleast 2 more years before we see receivers in the "affordable" category with HDMI/DVI switching.
     
  5. Luke M

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    Panasonic has announced a low-cost receiver with HDMI (the SA-XR70).
     

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