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#313178 - 07/02/10 07:51 PM new receiver for Dad?
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My father is in need of a receiver that will convert composite video to HDMI, probably for less than $400. Do modern receivers do this? Anyone have any recommendations? He probably won't want to buy a refurb.
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#313182 - 07/02/10 09:28 PM Re: new receiver for Dad? [Re: Ken.C]
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#313186 - 07/02/10 10:16 PM Re: new receiver for Dad? [Re: HomeDad]
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That looks good. I'm still trying to figure out what his component list is, but he's all SD right now, and I doubt he's going to be able to swing a TV, receiver, BD and HD TiVo past my Mom!
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#313188 - 07/02/10 10:26 PM Re: new receiver for Dad? [Re: Ken.C]
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Yeah, Ken; if factory refurbs are out(they really should be in), that 1610 is about as good a buy as any.
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#313189 - 07/02/10 10:31 PM Re: new receiver for Dad? [Re: JohnK]
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That's really my suspicion more than anything, but the other 2 recommendations I sent him were both factory refurbs.
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#313197 - 07/02/10 11:11 PM Re: new receiver for Dad? [Re: Ken.C]
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did you look at
http://www.accessories4less.com/

they usually have really good deals, i bet you could get a good receiver from them for the price your looking to spend.

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#313198 - 07/02/10 11:17 PM Re: new receiver for Dad? [Re: Ken.C]
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Well, then the Onkyo 707 at A4L which dak links to, and which I've suggested several times recently, should certainly be considered.
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#313199 - 07/02/10 11:25 PM Re: new receiver for Dad? [Re: JohnK]
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Ah, I had looked at the 608, but I missed the 707. Quite a deal.
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#313204 - 07/02/10 11:55 PM Re: new receiver for Dad? [Re: Ken.C]
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yeah the 707 is like 399$

i don't know much about which receives are good so i didn't say anything...

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#313206 - 07/03/10 12:28 AM Re: new receiver for Dad? [Re: dakkon]
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Here in Japan the 707 is $800 on the cheapest place I found. LOL what a difference.

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