Hey all. Looking for some helpful advice on a new home theater receiver. Going to be running 1 HDMI to my new Samsung LN52b750, So I need:
-To convert a Tivo2's 480i video signal via composit, or preferably s-video. Don't necessarily need to do any upconversion, though.
-Since this is going to be behind a door in a media closet, I need a good on screen display over hdmi, regardless of the source signal. (I hear that the Denon's in my price range will only do OSD over HDMI only when the source is analogue.)
-low heat output, or at least not to much heat
-2 digital & 2 optical audio inputs
-sound enhancement for loud commercials, soft voices, & night time listening (Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume or something equivalent)
-a powered 2nd multizone that can play a 2nd source regardless of what that source is (may be analogue or digital) - having pre-amp outs for that zone would also be nice
-pass through 1080p/24 correctly & untouched
-decode HDMI audio
I've been looking at Denons, Onkyos, Yamahas, Pioneers, 1 Marantz (5003).
I appreciate any help I can get.