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My TV has component input, but no HDMI connection. If I connect an HDMI device, input, to my SR806, is there any way to get the output directed to the component out?

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  • tsatterl Oct 05, 2010

    I have reviewed the section, pages44-45 in the manual, trying to determine how to re-direct the output to component. I have not been able to do it. Let me know if you can determine how to do it. I am stuck right now.

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Yes, check in your manual as to the Video out upconverting/downconverting set it to Component for the specific input you need. if you still have an issue, post a comment and I pull the manual on this unit and dig further. Hope this helps

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

  • Frank Fulton
    Frank Fulton Oct 06, 2010

    My apologies!!! I must have had a senior moment! HDMI will only travel thru your receiver to HDMI output. It will not down convert to Analog 720p or 1080i. There is an alternative, depending on how many sources you are connecting to your receiver. You can use a Component switcher which will give you 6 component inputs and 2 outs, "Impact Audio" makes a 6 x 2 for around 150.00.

    What model TV do you have? I may have one more trick up my sleeve.

  • tsatterl Oct 06, 2010

    I came to the same conclusion. Thank you for your assistance. I will buy a converter, only solution to the current problem.

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