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50mHZ to 100mHZ switching worth the upgrade?

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I currently have an HK AVR520. I was looking to possibly upgrade, because I want to use it now for a whole house audio source.

My HDTV has only component HD input. I would like to know if today's receivers ($600 price range) would be a noticeable improvement in picture quality when going from the 520's 50mHz switching to 100mHz I see in some of the newer ones? In fact, are there substantially better offerings today at the same price level as the AVR520 was then? I think I paid 450-550 it in '02.

Thanks for the help.

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I would not upgrade for video switching only. 50MHz should be fine for HD
Nope. As I understand it, 40 MHz is what you need to properly display 720p or 1080i at full resolution. 100 MHz will only be needed once 1080p sources become a reality. There are 1080p televisions being produced today but the kicker is they cannot accept a 1080p signal for whatever reason. They simply upconvert 1080i to 1080p.
I would not buy a new AVR for just increased component video bandwidth...

My recommendation would be to hold out for HDMI..

HDMI is a digital video and audio transmission format, and is pertinent for HD sources and broadcasts....
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