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Oh crap, I need a new receiver!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by vanclute, May 17, 2013.

  1. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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  2. aaronwt

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  4. justen_m

    justen_m Cheesehead

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    Dang. Why do I follow this thread? (Because my receiver is 16 years old and it'd be nice to have something digital for my blu-ray player, TivoHD and computer). It just makes me spend money.

    [edit] I just ordered this. Plus some cables. Hope I didn't make a mistake. Or I will hunt down poppagene and enact vengeance! Well, no, not really, but I will be angry! ;)
     
  5. poppagene

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    I'm still on the fence -- how is the new receiver working for you?
     
  6. justen_m

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    I am kind of regretting.

    I would't buy it again.
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I'm still thinking about getting one of those Onkyo refurbs. I've had 2 Onkyos so far and they've been great. The only thing I don't like is that the new ones only have 1 component inputs and I really need 2. But my current one only has 4 HDMI inputs and I really need 5, so it's kind of a catch 22. I thought about springing for the more expensive one, but it's actually really big and I'm not sure if it will fit in the slot I currently have allotted to the receiver. (it'll fit, but just barely and I worry about airflow)
     
  8. aaronwt

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    Just grab an HDMI switch. That's what I do to supplement the eight HDMI inputs of my iscan DUO in my main setup. I use a couple of the auto switching, two port, HDMI switches as well as a four port HDMI switch.

    They also have auto component switches. Well at least they used to. I used to own a couple, four port, component auto switchers in the early 2000's when my HDTV only had analog HD inputs.
     
  9. humm

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    How do the Yamaha's and Onkyo's compare over the long term? I have an aging Yamaha - going on 20 yrs old, that still sounds great but obviously lacks modern connectivity.
     
  10. justen_m

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    The stupid receiver I foolishly bought has HDMI ports out the kazoo. My ancient ass needs a few more composite ports. Yeah. For my VCRs.

    Anyway, poppagene, I don't know. I'm not throwing her out of the bed.

    I just wish she was smaller.
     
  11. justen_m

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    My Yamaha just died (actually it was just the display). 17 years old. I hope the new one lasts as long.

    It still works, just no display.
     
  12. Davisadm

    Davisadm TiVo is awesome!!!!!

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    Onkyo's have had many problems with the HDMI boards failing.
     
  13. NYHeel

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    I recently got a Denon AVR-2113. It's been pretty good. The only downside is that it's pretty limited in legacy ports.
     
  14. atmuscarella

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    That is correct, at least for older units. I have an TX NR807 that the board went bad after about 27 months Onkyo fixed it for free and put in a new updated board, it runs much cooler now. So I would stay away from used units but I have no idea if the newer units are still having any issues (my 807 is several model years old and had the board replaced last fall).
     
  15. poppagene

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    If you spend some time with the manual, you'll discover that you can custom configure the input sources to combine each of the 4 composite video inputs (AV3 AV4 AV5 and AV6) with the 4 composite audio inputs (AV5 AV6 Audio 1 and Audio 2). No S video for the VCR, but are 4 composite inputs sufficient for your purposes?
     
  16. humm

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    I've had such good success with Yamaha I will probably stick with them. I have missed some good prices in the last few weeks, unfortunately!
     
  17. NorthAlabama

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    the display thing happened to a "high end" technics of mine i kept for 26 years (bought mail order with allowance savings when i was young). i suspect it was hit with a power surge. it had a powerful class a dc amp that sounded better than anything close to the price, even with no display the last 7 years. it weighed over 40 lbs, manufactured in japan (not china).

    i was sad to recycle it (sniff, sniff), but way past time for an avr with 3d passthrough, hdmi, optical, coax, etc.

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  18. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    That's what I'm trying to avoid. I'm trying to simplify my system as much as possible. I have a very complicated setup and the rats nest of cables behind the A/V rack is scary looking. I'd like to simplify it to the point where there is one cable going from each device to the receiver and then a single HDMI cable running from the receiver to the TV.

    I keep going back and forth, but right now I think I'm going to hold off. With new TiVos and new XBoxes on the horizon my needs may change this fall anyway.
     
  19. WO312

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    Exactly. I used to have 3 different video switches. Now I have a Denon with everything plugged into it and one HDMI going to the TV. So much better.
     
  20. Bigg

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    I have a composite switch, an HDMI switch, and a DVDO EDGE, and I'm going to be running short on HDMI inputs soon. For now, I can share the aux input (for a laptop) with an XBOX, but it's tough supporting a whole bunch of different platforms and media formats while maintaining a good cable management scheme.
     

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