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With Costco offering a decent priced Bose speaker package along with the receiver, I am really tempted to give it a try.

Just about everything I have currently has HD capability, but they are using component connections. My ps4, satellite, and ps3 all have HDMI connections on them and will go just fine with the HDMI inputs on the device.

My question lies in component to HDMI output conversion, my wii and xbox 360 both have output via component output, I know for the xbox I can buy a new cable that has a HDMI output on the end of it (My xbox is the older unit that does NOT have the direct HDMI connection on the back of it, but I know I can buy it).

Does anyone know if this Yamaha unit will output its component input via the units HDMI connection to the TV. I am currently using a Cyclone composite/component switch box fed into a Chinese convertor that then goes to one of my older receivers HDMI input. Obviously, since this HTR-3066 does not have a huge amount of HDMI inputs, I'd love to be able to feed the wii and the xbox 360 into the component inputs and have it covert and feed output via the single HDMI feed to my TV.

The Costco unit is not so cheap that I have to buy it, but I have a $400 gift card for Costco and just thought it could be used to upgrade my setup (I need to get new speakers as well, so the package from Costco of the HTR-3066 and the Bose Acoustimass 6 series III speaker system seemed like a great combo pack) . I suppose that a Onkyo TX-NR626 could be a better choice in the under $500.00 range, and since it has bluetooth and wifi, the two units might not even be in the same class, problem is, that 400.00 gift card can't be used to make this a affordable christmas to myself, and then the need to still obtain new speakers.

Thanks for any advice and suggestions, I appreciate any info that you may have, have a great holiday season and Christmas approaches.


John