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Any receivers that convert 480i over HDMI?

post #1 of 11
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I have a set top box that outputs the native channel resolutions over HDMI, i.e. 480i for the SD channels. My TV (Samsung 4665F) cannot handle 480i over HDMI and my receiver just passes through to the TV whatever it gets from the source.

Given that I'm looking to exchange my current receiver (Onkyo 605) due to issues, is there a receiver out there that can take 480i over HDMI and de-interlace it so that the TV can display it?

thanks
post #2 of 11
My Marantz SR7001 give you the option of 480i or 480p from 480i sources being transcoded to HDMI.
post #3 of 11
Can you hookup your STB with component cables? Many receivers can deinterlace 480i component to 480p HDMI.

Very few can process HDMI signals.
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by MichaelJHuman View Post

Can you hookup your STB with component cables? Many receivers can deinterlace 480i component to 480p HDMI.

Very few can process HDMI signals.

Yes, I could do that, but in that case I might as well run the component cables straight to the TV and let the TV deal with it, not sure whether the TV or the receiver would do a better job in this case. I was just trying to avoid running 3 extra cables.

Is it just me or is it painful to watch standard def TV on a widescreen HDTV??
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by JOHNnDENVER View Post

My Marantz SR7001 give you the option of 480i or 480p from 480i sources being transcoded to HDMI.

For 480i HDMI input also or just for 480i via the analog inputs?
post #6 of 11
Hmmm, I don't have a source that can produce 480i HDMI to test it with. So I am speaking of conversion from Svideo and Component Video.
post #7 of 11
Standard Def can look very bad on HDTVs, and there's not much you can do about it. My Comcast Digital 480i looks better than analog 480i. Some of the analog 480i is unwatchable, which led me to spend $800 on a Tivo series 3, to be able to record HD broadcast.

One option, if you are talking about cable, is to either get an HD cable box, or split the signal (to the TV and the cable box). If you split the signal, and your TV has a QAM tuner, you should be able to view your broadcast channels in HD over so called clear QAM.
post #8 of 11
If you're not too turned off by Onkyo SirDracula, I believe the 875 will take a 480i signal over HDMI and convert it up to 1080p and all flavors in between.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by mrgribbles View Post

If you're not too turned off by Onkyo SirDracula, I believe the 875 will take a 480i signal over HDMI and convert it up to 1080p and all flavors in between.

I currently have the 605, it has the popping noise issue and it runs VERY hot (according to Onkyo support it's "normal" for these receivers to run 80F above room temperature!). I'm worried that a different Onkyo won't be any better when it comes to the heat issues which I believe is what triggers the popping noises - Onkyo support called it a thermal issue.
post #10 of 11
Sounds like Onkyo's in denial mode. "That's not a bug sir, that's a feature. We believe in adding value to the customer. Think about your lovely family warming themselves around the receiver on the cold December nights."
post #11 of 11
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Yeah, if it made cold air in the summer, I'd be all over the Onkyos. Apparently all Onkyos and Integras run hot from what a custom installer told me. They try to avoid putting them in enclosed cabinets. Some Integras stay warm even in standby mode, he claims.
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