A/V Receiver with 3 component inputs?


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I am looking for an A/V receiver that has 3 component inputs and allows them to output through 1 component output to my Sony HDTV. I have seen a number of units that have 2 Component inputs, but I am having a hard time finding one with 3 component inputs without it costing $4000 dollars.

Basically I have a HD Satellite dish, Progressive Scan DVD player, and a XBOX with HD a/v pack. My Sony big screen KP53HS30 has multiple inputs, but only 1 can accept HD or 480i/p and I am tired of swapping cables.

I have looked at the Onkyo TX-NR801 and TX-NR901 which both have 2 component video inputs and I have looked at the Pioneer VSX-54TX. Any thoughts or opinions?
Thanks in advance.

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Username: Landroval

Post Number: 955
Registered: Feb-04
Marantz SR7500 and SR8500 do have 4 component inputs, and the SR8500 has also 2 DVI inputs and 1 DVI out. Also great sound quality.

In the 3 component inputs -class you'll find NAD T763/T773, Rotel RSX1056/1067, Yamaha RX-V2500, Denon AVR1705-3805 and Onkyo TX-SR602/702.

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Thanks for the info, now what would you recommend for the best value for the dollar?

I am trying to stay at the $1000 range, but I am not sure yet where the above fit... I am going to do some price checking and feature checking right after posting this.

Also where is the best place to purchase the above. I know Onkyo can be found at Circuit City, but I am not sure where any of the others can be purchased.

Thanks for your input

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I was just on the Marantz home entertainment website... they have to have the worst site I have ever seen. It isn't a very organzed site and they make it difficult to find their products. I couldn't find anything on the SR7500 or SR8500. Possibly you could point me to a site that gives specs on these? I would have to say that I am a little concerned about that brand if they can't provide a decent website showing all their product offerings in a clear consise manner.... checking the other items now....

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Username: Landroval

Post Number: 957
Registered: Feb-04
I'm not a fan of the Marantz homepage either, but here you go, some usefull links:

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Ok... I have a local dealer that has the Yamaha RX-V2500. It seems to have all the features I need. What do you think about this unit in comparison to the others you have listed. How about an equivalent Pioneer Elite system?

Thanks again...

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Username: Landroval

Post Number: 959
Registered: Feb-04
They're all good, everything depends on your likings, room size, speakers. Visit your local dealer and listen to the Yamaha. If you like, buy it.

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My speakers are as follows:
Front Left/Right: DCM KX12 SERIES TW0
Rear Left/Right: DCMCX17

My speakers are nothing special... at the time I got them they sounded very good. Any thoughts on these speakers with the Yamaha?

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Username: Bmarian

Post Number: 7
Registered: Nov-04
Speaking of Component video switching, I've been meaning to replace my standalone component video switcher with a receiver that will do the same thing. A review in a different website mentioned that there could be potential video degradation. Am I better off with the standalone switcher (which cost something like $200)? I'm looking to get either the Marantz 7500 or Denon 3805
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