I am looking to replace a Onkyo HTIB receiver that bit the dust on me. With a small budget of only about $300, I have pretty much settled on the Yamaha RX-V571 because I want 7.1 and I want Analog Upconversion...from what I read about it. Problem is I've never had a receiver with that capability and want to be sure it is going to do what I think it does.
I want to plug all nature of old fashioned video games into this thing with just composite cables (I'll be running them into an 8 into 1 switcher box, then that into the receiver). NES, SNES, Genesis, etc. I want to run only an HDMI cord to OUT my monitor.
Now I know that is basically the definition of the process, and this Yamaha has this feature checked off in all the reviews as "yes". But one or two reviews on Amazon (I know, I know) state that this receiver exactly DOESN'T do that. So I am a little paranoid.
Does this receiver do what I want? Is there possible a BETTER receiver around the same price someone might want to say "hey look at this one". Is upconversion a 100% process or is it spotty machine by machine/source by source?
Any help is much appreciated. I tend to only read up on tech when I am buying...and as my last Onkyo was about 6 years old...I am way out of the loop and would appreciate more educated advice than an Amazon review. Sorry for what I know is probably a pretty dumb Q but some reassurance will make me feel way better about placing the order!