edit: Never mind - the formatting guide is WRONG.. sigh... correcting now
Bought this last time it was up - pretty pleased with it all told, but it matches my specific use case (PS3, cable, apple TV & laptop all on HDMI in, video out to projector). As a basic entry level receiver it does the job nicely
This thread on AVS is the BEST reference around:
Points to note:
No Audessy automatic room setup.
No Analog->Digital conversion.
No HDMI control or ARC (if you don't know what they are you don't need them)
This CAN be used with a stereo pair of powered speakers (e.g. PC speakers) - this is how I'm running it until my new speakers arrive. Set it to MCH Stereo, and connect to the 'Surround Back' RCA outs.
SeeTheArt wrote:No HD radio capability?
No - comes with analogue FM and AM aerials. No digital radio.
snydersteven wrote: need new receiver - must have 220V!
No - only runs 110V unfortunately (unless you like living *very* dangerously!)
Am I correct that this receiver does not have phono inputs? Where's the love for the vinyl guys?
Correct - you'll need a phono amp between your record deck and the receiver.
weemdog wrote:From the pictures, it appears to have 3 sets of standard RCA inputs for audio, so you should be able to use one of those inputs to spin your wax. Assuming your record player has standard RCA jacks on it...
You could... but the volume will be waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay low.
xd1936 wrote:If I were to have HMDI in, could this turn it into RCA out?
jetboy wrote: No. It will not convert any signal. It only does pass through. So it won't convert RCA to HDMI, AV to HDMI, or any other option. It basically plays music, and does nothing else. The video only passes through in its original format and cable style. (IMO it's totally worthless)
I wouldn't say it's totally worthless - as a smart HDMI switcher and audio decoder/amp it does a good job, but it IS a stripped-down entry level device. What do you expect at this price point?
wait - I did a quality post? When?!?