Originally Posted by Tesla1856
I've never actually tried it, but it should work. Also see pages 83 and 105 in manual.
The amp might be broken or not like the video signal from the VCR. Are you using a real (yellow colored) video cable)?
You might just have to use composite out (as well as HDMI) to the TV and switch TV inputs when watching VCR. It's not like the un-conversion is beautiful ... I think the TV up-scales to 720p or 1080p anyway, doesn't it?
The manual says it works, but it simply doesn't on my unit. The two sources are a Gamecube and a N64 (I know there's better ways to play gamecube stuff nowadays but my wife got me one for my birthday, so I was trying to hook it up so we could play some Zelda :P) using the standard y/r/w cables.
I don't really care about the upconversion, I just wanted to have everything hooked up directly to the receiver and output over the HDMI cable I've already run to the TV. I wouldn't mind running the composite cable even, except it only outputs video over the monitor out from the rear inputs, the front AUX input doesn't work. And since I have HDMI stuff already assigned to those inputs, I would have to:
- Switch to that input
- Go into the settings and blank out the HDMI
- Switch the input on the TV
- Re-do everything after I'm finished
Which is just too much trouble.
Oh well, I need to upgrade a 3D compatible receiver anyway, so maybe this will finally be the impetus to do so. Now I just gotta convince my wife that I need a $700 receiver to play a 15 year old gaming system!