Originally Posted by Yardy
On page 43 of manual it clearly states that "The signal input from the analog (Composite) video input of this unit will not output from HDMI OUT terminal" . So the answer is NO. There is no component or composite upconversion on this unit.You could try some kind of component to HDMI converter but they are expensive.
Thanks Yardy for the answer. Interestingly, my manual doesn't say that or anything similar on page 43.
The manual on the CD-ROM clearly shows a diagram connecting a DVD player without HDMI output to the player, and outputting it via HDMI. This is on page 42. (Sadly I haven't posted enough here yet so I can't attach the capture.)
However, following your helpful answer, I checked on the pioneer.eu web site, and found a different version of the manual which has the text you mentioned (but on page 42). So the two versions of the manual DIRECTLY CONTRADICT
The version with the misleading diagram is on the supplied CD-ROM, and the one saying 'no upscaling' is here:
So the message to everyone here is clear:
- Despite anything you hear, and despite what the supplied manual shows, this receiver does NOT upscale composite output to HDMI, and it has no component input either, so if you have any non-HDMI equipment, you will need to output it to your monitor with a composite (i.e. crap quality) cable.
- Disregard the CD-ROM supplied with your device because it has a misleading manual on it - simply visit the link above to get the latest manual (and by the way, do get it because there's a lot of useful info in it).
So in effect, because of this issue, this receiver is a step DOWN from my years-old Sony model. It doesn't really help to tell my kids how fantastic the sound is if they can't play their Wii games any more! And since my monitor has no composite input, I am stuck with having to buy an HDMI adaptor for my Wii (if I can still find one) - and all because Pioneer did not clearly advertise that this receiver fails to upconvert composite signals, and even says that it DOES in its supplied manual. And how many hours did I waste trying to make this work based on their supplied manual saying that it should...
Sorry Pioneer, the sound quality is great but stop supplying misleading information!