So I bought a Pioneer Elite SC-61 on open box, thinking I knew how the system would work in my house. I was wrong.
Downstairs setup is based in a media closet. It came with a component-based projector installed, 7 speakers in the room, plus 2 more speakers out on the deck that are wired to the media closet.
The SC-61 (and for that matter, the Denon 3313, which was my other option) doesn't like HDMI being pushed down to component output. If you're using component output, nothing HDMI will downgrade to go out the component out. And you also run into the RCA inputs won't go out the component output -- they'll only go out an RCA output. So none of my HDMI devices will run through my component projector. I tried an HDMI output to component output converter, but it doesn't nothing. The receiver thinks it's driving to the HDMI output, but nothing shows up on the screen, so something is lost in translation or transmission.
The converter I tried is here. I've considered sending the converter back and trying another, because if I could get that solution to work, it would solve my problems:
At this point, I'm just looking for a receiver that can do what I need it to do. I'm willing to take the SC-61 back to get something that works for me.
To run my basics, I need everything to be able to output to a single component output. Then, I need:
- my DVR/Dish to run to either an HDMI input or a component input
- my DVD/Netflix to run to either an HDMI input or a component input
- my Wii to run to either an HDMI, component or RCA input
- a 7.1 system with 2 additional powered speaker outputs that I can use to run the 2 deck speakers in multi room mode
Any suggestions on a receiver that will either push HDMI inputs down to component output or that has 3+ component inputs (and possibly even component inputs) that will push out a component output?