A little off topic here but it is Onkyo TX-NR809 related.
I've been holding off for a while buying the Onky receive primarily because my Pioneer rear projection monitor (CRT) doesn't have HDMI. I'm kind of surprised that others haven't mentioned this as I assume I can't be the only one who has a pre-HDMI monitor.
I finally took the plunge and bought the 809 (after missing it once a week or so ago after NewEgg was "out of stock"). And I think I've found the solution to my HDMI problem: HDFury2 or HDFury3. I'm about to pull the trigger on this (and avoid having to buy a new monitor now) and thought I'd ask if anyone is using one of these units?www.MoomeCard.com
From their site:
No HDMI? No problem! The HDfury2 upgrades any TV or projector by adding HDMI! Works with any display that accepts either Component (YPbPr/YCbCr) or RGB/VGA! Don’t be stuck watching Blu-ray, DVD, Satellite/Cable at only 480p! Add an HDfury2 and watch hi-def at up to FULL HD 1080p resolution!
Why do I need HDfury2?
How old is your HDTV or projector? If it was bought before 2005 it does not have an HDMI input. This means that you’ll never be able to use the full potential of your expensive projector, plasma display, or PC screen with new sources like the PS3, Xbox360, Blu-ray players, Cable TV / Satellite boxes, or PC graphics cards at up to 1080p FULLHD resolution.
Without an HDMI input your display will be limited to 480p in most cases – that’s only 1/6th the resolution of 1080p FULLHD! You need HDfury2 to unlock the full potential of your display! Why buy an expensive new HDTV when your existing one works perfectly well? Enhance your display’s compatibly and value with HDfury2!
Designed by a group of home theater videophiles, the HDfury2 delivers a razor sharp picture with unprecedented colour from HDMI sources, supporting all resolutions up to 1080p FULL HD. The picture quality improvement when using HDfury2 is immediately obvious, providing an amazingly clear and detailed picture!http://dme.ghost2.net/hdfury/hdfury-iii/specs-iii/