Originally Posted by jrcorwin
How many people are looking to pay $400+ for receiver so that it has s-video and because they need extra optical/coaxial inputs for an sd dvd player? At this point that is almost like buying a new car and hoping for a tape deck to still be in the dash. I thought you had an HD DVD player...does it not upconvert?
Someone asked about my setup earlier. Here it is.
My receiver is the Yamaha RX-V663 with 2 HDMI inputs. I use a monoprice 4 port HDMI 1.3 switch to have a total of 5 HDMI inputs(Only 3 inputs are in use right now). My TV only has a single HDMI input. 55 2004 Sony GWIV rear projection LCD.
1 TWC 8300HD DVR to receiver via HDMI and co-axial output. HDMI audio does not work with my cable box.
2 Toshiba HD-AD HD-DVD player to receiver via HDMI, component, and optical. I don't use the component and optical right now but I might decide to if BTB becomes a problem. Either the HD-A3 or the TV does not handle BTB properly. The RX-V663 might not handle it either but I can not verify that.
3 $20 SD DVD player to receiver via component and optical. My wife is not going to wait the 30 seconds the HD-DVD player takes to boot up. If you have a screaming 4 year old and 2 year old you will understand this.
4. PS2 to receiver via component and optical. NO other choice there.
5. Computer and PS1 that I sometimes hook up over s-video to the front of my receiver for temporary use.
6. My HTPC that I use for upconverting DVDs, Blu-rays, HD-DVDs, pictures, web, etc. I store most of my DVDs, home movies, Blu-rays, and HD-DVDs on the 4 Terabytes I have on the HTPC. I have component output, 8 channel analog outputs, digital coaxial audio, and HDMI audio and video hooked up to the receiver. I use all of them during various situations.
7. Optical audio from the ATSC/QAM tuner in my TV to my receiver. I rarely use this but I always like to have the option.
Is there anything else I could hook up to my receiver?