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Hello people. Hope I put this question in the right place.

I'm basically trying to find options to route all my cables through one HDMI output. My cables consist of component and HDMI. I'd probably need this device to pass thru 3D too. I know there is the AVR option, but was wondering if there was any other option other than buying a receiver. Something that is dedicated to routing everything through one output.

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A video processor like a DVDO I scan Duo will not only do that, but a whole lot more like up scaling all inputs to 1080p and with the right software and sensor it will calibrate your picture.
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I see. Thanks for the suggestions, but I'm also at the same time trying to keep input lag to a minimum for gaming. Those processors can add a bit of lag to the displays.

Is an AVR and video processor my only options for achieving this?

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Most outboard video processors have a "Gaming" mode that will reduce lag by only doing a bare minimum of processing. However, that still seems like overkill for what you need.

Monoprice sells a number of HDMI switchers, some of which will pass 3D. They won't transcode analog component to HDMI though. You'll need a VP or receiver for that.

Do you not have a receiver at all now, or is it just that your receiver is older and won't pass 3D (or doesn't have HDMI)?

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Most outboard video processors have a "Gaming" mode that will reduce lag by only doing a bare minimum of processing. However, that still seems like overkill for what you need.

Monoprice sells a number of HDMI switchers, some of which will pass 3D. They won't transcode analog component to HDMI though. You'll need a VP or receiver for that.

Do you not have a receiver at all now, or is it just that your receiver is older and won't pass 3D (or doesn't have HDMI)?
No I have never had a Receiver before. If I am to get one it would be my first. It sounds like my best bet is an AV reciever, hopefully the one I'm looking at has a bypass mode (Sony STRDH 820), so no video processing goes on inside it. I'd let the PJ do that.

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Most AV recievers have pass through mode. Beside Sony, check out Denon.

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Do you have a stereo or surround sound system that needs a receiver?

If not, your cheapest and easiest route would probably be to just buy an HDMI switcher and a separate Component Video switcher. That will reduce everything down to two inputs on your TV. Not perfect, but should be better.

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Most AV recievers have pass through mode. Beside Sony, check out Denon.
I see, I'll check out some Denon receivers instead thanks.

Do you guys know if receivers will pass thru a 0-255 PC signal ok without bothering with it?

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