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if I have a VHS player plugged into the Onkyo HT-S5400 receiver (via composite cable) can I output the video through HDMI? I just want one cable going from the Onkyo (HDMI) to the HDTV and everything plugged into the Onkyo. Is this possible or do I need to buy something like this http://www.amazon.com/Orei-XD-990-Co...dp_ob_title_ce and plug the HDMI to the Onkyo HT-S5400?
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I am trying to help someone I work with he has a huge VHS tape collection and it would be to costly to transfer to DVD so he wants to just play the tapes.
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I assume you have connecting the VHS to the receiver and it didn't work. Why not go with the simple solution and connect the VHS component (480p) video to the TV and the VHS audio to the receiver. Anytime you mess with HDMI you risk having problems which can't be fixed. A harmony remote addition should be considered.

The Orei converts PAL to NTSC according to its description which isn't what you want anyway.
This harmony 650 for $52 should do nicely
http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Harmo...3234348&sr=1-8

If it isn't 720p or 1080i/p it isn't HD. If it is 720p or 1080i/p it may not be HD content.
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I got him the Harmony One remote. Right now I have his new DVR and Blu-ray Player plugged into his receiver via HDMI then one HDMI to the HDTV. I have his old VHS player plugged into his Onkyo 5400 I was just wondering if it will take it via composite and send it out through the HDMI port to the HDTV like the other devices.
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Most new Onkyo receivers do that upconversion. Just check the owners manual, there should be a chart in there of the different connections in and out and the upconversions.

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That receiver doesn't do analog video to HDMI conversion. He needs a better receiver. The lowest end Onkyo would be the HT-RC360 or NR609. They both use the Marvell QDEO video upscaler but I don't know how much help it will be with VHS since the resolution isn't that good to begin with.

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I assume you have connecting the VHS to the receiver and it didn't work. Why not go with the simple solution and connect the VHS component (480p) video to the TV and the VHS audio to the receiver. Anytime you mess with HDMI you risk having problems which can't be fixed. A harmony remote addition should be considered.

Since when do VHS players have component video (480p) output?

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Since when do VHS players have component video (480p) output?

Exactly what I was thinking....... but then I remembered something about S(uper)VHS which I think had component, this was back when vhs was losing the battle to dvds. Maybe I'm wrong but thought I remembered hearing something about SVHS.

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