new receiver for Dad?

Posted by: Ken.C

new receiver for Dad? - 07/02/10 07:51 PM

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.
Posted by: HomeDad

Re: new receiver for Dad? - 07/02/10 09:28 PM

This might fit the bill. http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AVR1610-5-1-...0429&sr=8-1
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: new receiver for Dad? - 07/02/10 10:16 PM

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!
Posted by: JohnK

Re: new receiver for Dad? - 07/02/10 10:26 PM

Yeah, Ken; if factory refurbs are out(they really should be in), that 1610 is about as good a buy as any.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: new receiver for Dad? - 07/02/10 10:31 PM

That's really my suspicion more than anything, but the other 2 recommendations I sent him were both factory refurbs.
Posted by: dakkon

Re: new receiver for Dad? - 07/02/10 11:11 PM

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.
Posted by: JohnK

Re: new receiver for Dad? - 07/02/10 11:17 PM

Well, then the Onkyo 707 at A4L which dak links to, and which I've suggested several times recently, should certainly be considered.
Posted by: Ken.C

Re: new receiver for Dad? - 07/02/10 11:25 PM

Ah, I had looked at the 608, but I missed the 707. Quite a deal.
Posted by: dakkon

Re: new receiver for Dad? - 07/02/10 11:55 PM

yeah the 707 is like 399$

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

Re: new receiver for Dad? - 07/03/10 12:28 AM

Here in Japan the 707 is $800 on the cheapest place I found. LOL what a difference.
Posted by: sonicfox

Re: new receiver for Dad? - 07/03/10 12:16 PM

Keep in mind when you see those great prices at Accessories4less, they're usually not new, but factory reconditioned units. Still, their prices on new items are good.
Posted by: dakkon

Re: new receiver for Dad? - 07/03/10 01:28 PM

sonicfox is right the 707


Item condition: Onkyo Factory Reconditioned


personally it wouldn't bother me too much, i've bought an amp and a receiver from them( i don't remember if i got new units or referb), about 5 years ago, and both units are still working great today... i use the amp on a daily basis, and my aunt and uncle are using the receiver, which also also used daily.