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new receiver for Dad?
#313178 07/02/10 11:51 PM
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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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Ken.C #313182 07/03/10 01:28 AM
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HomeDad #313186 07/03/10 02:16 AM
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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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Ken.C #313188 07/03/10 02:26 AM
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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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JohnK #313189 07/03/10 02:31 AM
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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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Ken.C #313197 07/03/10 03:11 AM
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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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Ken.C #313198 07/03/10 03:17 AM
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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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JohnK #313199 07/03/10 03:25 AM
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Ah, I had looked at the 608, but I missed the 707. Quite a deal.


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Ken.C #313204 07/03/10 03:55 AM
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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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dakkon #313206 07/03/10 04:28 AM
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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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