Originally Posted by sf49erjohn
Yes the Super Bowl didnt quite end the way I was hoping.
That being said I was able to run a composite cable out of my S590 directly to the Pioneer Pro510HD and watch the The Dark Knight Rises by changing the input on the TV and enjoy DTS HD audio. However I would still like to understand why no video is being passed through HDMI to the SC-37 and then component cable to the television. For now it works and the DTS HD audio is impressive. I went on the SC-37 Receiver page and inquired, hopefully someone has an answer and will reply. Do I need to purchase an HDMI to Component converter to make this work? I assume if so I should get 1080P? Not knowing the technical aspects of this I assumed the SC-37 would pass the HDMI video through the SC-37 to the monitor via component cable but it doesnt.
I checked the manual for your SC-37 receiver. As per page 31, since your are feeding your TV with component inputs, you need to use analog video inputs (component or composite) to feed your receiver if you want the receiver to pass on those video inputs to the TV. This is pretty typical, some receivers will do an analog to digital conversion of the video signal, but the the reverse is problematic due to the content protection used for digital video (HDCP). RCA component video maxes out at 1080i, so you won't get 1080p over component video connections even if you had a BD player with component outputs.
If your TV has a DVI input and supports HDCP, you should get an HDMI to DVI adapter to interface your TV with your receiver. If you have an HDTV without HDMI or DVI that you plan on keeping for awhile, you may want to return you BDP-S590 and find an older Blu-ray player which has component outputs AND does not honor Analog sunset restrictions. Do some reading on 'Analog Sunset' to understand what this is all about, but the gist of it is that the Blu-ray manufacturers and content providers have conspired to phase out HD analog video based on the notion that it's less secure and easier to copy. No BD player made after March 2012 can offer component outputs. Most players from 2011 and later restrict the output resolution of protected video over component outputs as well, so you would probably need a player from 2010 or earlier and you'll want to do some research to make sure whatever player you choose doesn't downscale video over component when playing protected discs. To further complicate matters, a lot of the cheaper BD players from major manufacturers tend to fail within a few years, putting you in more of a predicament. If you plan on keeping your set for awhile, you might want to look into a specialty player like the Oppos. I've never owned one myself, but they have a reputation for stellar service and can apparently be repaired cost effectively, which is not true of most other players. You would still need to get an older (used) player (I think the BDP-83 would work, but you'll want to confirm).
There may be some HDMI to component converters available that will solve your problem, but it would have to be something black market to get around HDCP restrictions and quality will likely vary by product, so I would not suggest going down this route unless someone on AVS can recommend an affordable solution proven to perform well for this specific task. Personally, I would be looking to acquire an HDMI set sooner than later if I were you, that's just the way things have gone in the industry. More and more devices are being released without analog outputs and/or inputs.and that trend is not going to change.