So my folks moved into a house a few years back that had a pretty solid AV system already in place. however, it was pre-bluray, pre-HDMI on everything (that I can see) despite being a pretty solid flat panel (i don’t have the model in front of me, and I haven’t seen the hookups on the back yet).
Wanting to get on board with the new hotness, my dad had me order him a blu-ray player with netflix, and it was when I cracked the rack to install it that i discovered that they are running everything through a denon AVR-1907 which doesn’t have HDMI on it anywhere. which brings me to my main question (to which I believe I know the answer)-
Is there such a thing as a receiver that will take HDMI input and put it out through the Component to the TV?
I’m guessing the old “analog hole” issue and HDCP is gonna mean “no” but the panel is pretty solidly attached to the wall and I believe all the cabling is professionally run so getting a new HDMI receiver, and then running everything to the TV over that is going to require getting someone to run some new cable through the wall. I was really hoping to be able to get this done myself, without using power tools but it’s seeming more and more like that’s unlikely.
follow up question - assuming I do end up just replacing the 1907 and doing the new run, what would be a decent upgrade? at least a couple HDMI ports, i believe all it needs is 5.1, no zone 2 or anything and I’m not married to a brand. my last couple for myself have been onkyo’s but my current one died a month back and support has been ****** so I’m open to just about anything.