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Old 08-03-2014, 10:24 PM - Thread Starter
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if I buy a older surround sound receiver that doesn't have HDMI inputs can I add them? If so how ? Is there a website that shows this ? John
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Nope. You have to use legacy audio inputs (optical/coaxial) If you need HDMI switching, buy a HDMI switcher but send each individual components optical/coaxial audio to your AVR.
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Why are you buying an older receiver? IF you're looking for receivers this would be a good time to pick up one with HDMI.

Is there something special about this older non HDMI receiver? What make and model is it?

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if I buy a older surround sound receiver that doesn't have HDMI inputs can I add them? If so how ? Is there a website that shows this ? John
Depends what inputs are on that receiver. Analog audio and video inputs generally provide visibly and possibly audibly poorer performance.

The classic yellow video input abd S-video isn't even on the same continent as HDMI. Component video is better, but still not in the same zip code.

Analog multichannel is rare, and has some problems of its own. Rule of thumb is you want to keep the signal in the digital domain as close to the output (display+ speakers) as you reasonably can.

You can get an AVR with HDMI inputs for less money than a converter that will give poorer performance.
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