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Upgrade from SCART to HDMI components - which AV receiver?

bladesew

Standard Member
I currently have a Pioneer vsx-301c receiver which I used for switching between my scart-connected components and for processing the digital audio output from my dvd player. I've now upgraded a number of components and require a HDMI switching system.

My components are:
XBOX (XBMC) - component video and optical digital output
Panasonic DMR-EX85 - HDMI output
PS3 - HDMI output
Hyundai A321 LCD TV - HDMI input

So I need an AV receiver with at least 2 HDMI inputs and 1 output, at least 1 component input and at least 1 (rear) optical digital input. Ability to decode the lossless audio formats from BD on PS3 would be a big plus as would video signal upconversion (I've never been able to get the XBMC to output an HD signal).

Nice-to-haves would include an ipod dock, wireless (or ethernet) enabled, usb ports, onscreen gui and auto-calibration. Budget up to £800 ish.

Any recommendation much appreciated.
 

sk8

Active Member
depends if you want to spend all of your £800 budget
 

Me

Active Member
How about a Pioneer VSX-AX4ASi-S, does everything except ethernet, although you can use the i-kink in the same way.
 

Petrushka

Active Member

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