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Given that many of us are now running several high def video sources (plus DVD), we need an AV receiver that can switch 3 full bandwith component inputs -- and in my case also upconvert s-video for a Tivo. Everything into the receiver, one cable into the plasma, all nice and neat.


But few units have 3 component inputs, and what's worse, manufacturers can't seem to agree on the minimum bandwidth necessary to switch a high def signal without degradation. 100mhz? 50mhz? only 25?


Some of the receivers that claim they can do it are:


Denon: 5803 (100mhz) and 4802 (50mhz)

Integra: DTR-9.1U2 (60mhz)

Pioneer Elite: VSX-49TXi, VSX-49TX, VSX-47TX (bandwidth not specified)

Sunfire Ultimate Receiver (100MHz+)

B&K: AVR 507

So three questions:

(1) What bandwidth IS required?

(2) Are there less expensive models that could be considered?

(3) What receiver would YOU recommend?
 

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One less expensive alternative is to step down a notch or two on the receiver and buy an external component switcher like this one for $168. Also if you decide you want a "flagship" receiver, the Onkyo 989 is nearly identical to the Integra 9.1 and can be bought for much less. Good luck.


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Maybe someone can answer this question too?


If the signal has already been converted to analogue comming out of a HD set top or DVD player then theoretically shouldn't a completely analogue switcher be able to pass the signal through untouched without an bandwidth restrictions? Or is the issue that another analogue connection point drops the quality too much?
 
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