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I am setting up a secondary tv room. I am going to have a Directv receiver, Xbox 360, and Wii connected with a center channel speaker and 2 fronts. The tv is hung on the wall and I only have 1 HDMI cable coming from it. Since the Wii and 360 are component I want the receiver to be able to pass through via HDMI instead of having to add component connections to the TV. I In my main room I have a Denon 1910 that has this feature. I bought an Onkyo RC430 from Amazon and just realized it does not have this feature as I was trying to connect my components.

Can anyone recommend? After a quick search on Amazon looks like a couple of choices are Yamaha RX-V373, Sony STRHD-520, both under $300.

Edit: Is this feature I am looking for called HDMI passthrough or Analog to HDMI Up-conversion? Or are those the same thing?
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The lowest Denon AVR model that has that feature is the 1912 (2011) or 1913(2012), otherwise prior to that the 1611 was the lowest model with that feature. The Wii can use a Wii2HDMI. and the xBox can use a component --> HDMI converter which expand your options.

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Thanks jd your always helpful. Those are more than I wanted to spend but I may not have many options. I could go the converter route, looks like monoprice has a component to HDMI for $40 and the Wii2HDMI runs around $20. $60 would be less than the cost of an upgraded receiver. Just downloaded the Yamaha and Sony's manuals and they do not appear to have this feature after all.
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The Yamaha RX-V373 cannot convert analogue video to HDMI. You'd need to get the RX-V673 at least to get this in a 2012 Yamaha receiver.

The feature you're looking for is never called HDMI passthrough. Check the manual for any receiver you're considering purchasing. There should be a video signal flow diagram in it somewhere that shows whether analogue video can be converted to HDMI.
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The Yamaha RX-V373 cannot convert analogue video to HDMI. You'd need to get the RX-V673 at least to get this in a 2012 Yamaha receiver.
The feature you're looking for is never called HDMI passthrough. Check the manual for any receiver you're considering purchasing. There should be a video signal flow diagram in it somewhere that shows whether analogue video can be converted to HDMI.

Yes, I downloaded the manuals and saw that neither the Yamaha or Sony have that feature. The converter option should work with the Onkyo I bought correct?
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They should work just fine. An even cheaper option would be to just run component cables to your TV.
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They should work just fine. An even cheaper option would be to just run component cables to your TV.

I know, but I don't want to go through the hassle of taking it back off the wall to run the cables. I already had to do it once since I had a bad HDMI cable.
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I am setting up a secondary tv room. I am going to have a Directv receiver, Xbox 360, and Wii connected with a center channel speaker and 2 fronts. The tv is hung on the wall and I only have 1 HDMI cable coming from it. Since the Wii and 360 are component I want the receiver to be able to pass through via HDMI instead of having to add component connections to the TV. I In my main room I have a Denon 1910 that has this feature. I bought an Onkyo RC430 from Amazon and just realized it does not have this feature as I was trying to connect my components.
Can anyone recommend? After a quick search on Amazon looks like a couple of choices are Yamaha RX-V373, Sony STRHD-520, both under $300.
Edit: Is this feature I am looking for called HDMI passthrough or Analog to HDMI Up-conversion? Or are those the same thing?

You're looking for analog to HDMI upconversion.

Get a Pioneer receiver with video upconversion such as the VSX-1022. You can get that for $250.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007O5ATC8

Spectacular 1080p High-definition Video

With Anchor Bay video processing, the VSX-1022-K converts analog video sources to HDMI for one-wire high definition convenience. For lower resolution video, advanced video processing lets you upscale your picture to digital 1080p to best match the native resolution of your HDTV. With the VSX-1022-K's superior video processing, you know the picture will be stunning, regardless of the source.

Plus it has internet radio, Pandora streaming, Airplay, etc which the RX-V373 and Sony 520 do not offer.

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You're looking for analog to HDMI upconversion.
Get a Pioneer receiver with video upconversion such as the VSX-1022. You can get that for $250.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007O5ATC8
Spectacular 1080p High-definition Video
With Anchor Bay video processing, the VSX-1022-K converts analog video sources to HDMI for one-wire high definition convenience. For lower resolution video, advanced video processing lets you upscale your picture to digital 1080p to best match the native resolution of your HDTV. With the VSX-1022-K's superior video processing, you know the picture will be stunning, regardless of the source.
Plus it has internet radio, Pandora streaming, Airplay, etc which the RX-V373 and Sony 520 do not offer.


Think we have a winner. Thanks for finding this, just the price I was looking for.
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Received the Pioneer 1022 today. I was able to get the Wii to display, no luck on the Xbox 360. Any suggestions? I placed the question on the owner's thread. The manual states the following "Note that some components (such as video game units) have resolutions that can not be converted. I have a hard time believing this uniot is compatible with the Wii but not the 360.
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Make sure that your Xbox 360 is set for 1080i or less output resolution. Your receiver can't convert 1080p over component to HDMI.
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Thanks, it's working now.
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