Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
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You are correct that the component input is being phased out. The 1712 still does have two component inputs and one output. By comparison the 1713 no longer has component at all. What it doesn't do is convert component to HDMI, so you would need a separate component input to the TV. In 2012 models, you need to go to the 2112 for a model that does both XT and video conversion.
Since JDS pointed out that the older, high end models you listed have XT, they do have the best combination of sound quality, build quality, and legacy inputs for the price. You mainly lose convenience.
LCR: Hsu HB-1 MK2, HC-1 MK2..........Subwoofers: Rhythmik D15SE, Hsu VTF-2 MK4
Receiver: Denon 1712CI, 2310CI........Networking: Roku 3, WDTV Live......Other: MiniDSP 2x4 RevB
Blu-Ray: Oppo BDP-80, Sony S590.....TV: Samsung PN60F8500, Panasonic TC-50PU54
Atmos/DTS-X: 5.1.4; RSL C34E speakers; receiver TBD