Michael Leone on 27 Nov 2014 09:24:55 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] OT: Question about AV Receivers

On my Denon E-300, there are only a couple composite inputs. And I believe they will *not* route video out to an HDMI monitor, but will only route video out to a composite out.

You'd also want to check how many composites you need, as many lower end units (like mine, which only cost $250) don't have much in the way of analog inputs anymore.

On Thu, Nov 27, 2014 at 11:56 AM, Casey Bralla <MailList@nerdworld.org> wrote:
Sorry for the non-Linux question, but y'all are the best tech nerds I know!

I want to buy a new TV for black Friday, which means I have to ditch my
composite video AV Receiver for a new one that will switch HDMI video.

However, I still have several composite video devices (like an ancient VCR)
that I want to control through the receiver rather than select inputs on the
TV.  (I like to use the TV as a simple monitor, with all functions controlled
by the receiver.)

Most AV Receivers will handle both composite video inputs and HDMI inputs and
outputs.   However, I can't find any definite documentation that states that a
composite video input will be converted to an HDMI-compatible signal and pass
through to the HDMI output.  (I understand the quality and resolution will
still be composite video level.)

I presume this is a standard feature of AV receivers, but can somebody confirm
that a composite video input will be routed through to the HDMI output?

TIA, and Happy Thanksgiving!
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