Thanks to Pat here in Chattanooga I FINALLY have my Marquee 8500 set up the way it should be with some fair tubes. In addition to helping me set up my projector, Pat has educated me some on how terrible the rest of my home theater is. I'm still using an old DVDO iScan Plus as a transcoder and I'm running signal to that from an also old Onkyo 5.1 TX-DS494 A/V receiver through an RCA cable. (Yes, RCA) Obviously I probably couldn't be sending a much crappier signal to my projector if I wanted to. My goal, as it should be, is to view as much HD content on my projector as possible. I'm gonna get the HD package from the my cable company, HD video package for my Xbox 360, etc etc. To this end I am about to purchase a new transcoder (Crescendo RTC2200) but my next problem is finding a nice receiver to pair it with. The issue is this, as always - MONEY! I'm a college student guys and I can't afford to be dropping hundreds of dollars on a receiver right now. Can somebody please point me in the direction of a receiver that will do what I need without forcing me to live on Ramen Noodles for the next 6 months?
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8/25/07 at 2:38pm