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Receiver with no HDMI output

by PierreDuc / November 21, 2012 10:52 PM PST

I have a Marantz SR9200 which is a great receiver and a Marantz BD7004 DVD player, connected to a set of Paradigm speakers - 5 plus a Sub. Unfortunately no HDMI output on the receiver (back then did not exist)
What are my options to connect to a HDTV without losing any image quality (barring of course spending another $2500 on an equivalent, but up to date receiver)

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You cannot run HDMI sources through this receiver
by Pepe7 / November 22, 2012 12:30 AM PST

You have to connect various components' video connections directly to your HDTV. The audio/surround sound connections can still run out to your receiver though, of course this will depend on the options of the various components you have in your system.

With DVD players/older receivers, I normally use Component video (RGB) to the HDTV, and digital optical to the receiver. In fact, bypassing the receiver can help provide slightly better PQ in such cases sometimes.

One correction though. You actually have a blu ray player and not a DVD player. That would preferably connect to the HDTV using HDMI, while using a separate digital coaxial cable to your Marantz receiver. There may be one setting on the blu ray player to select the audio output correctly (digital coaxial instead of HDMI). Look in the manual.

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Look in the manual.
by Donhe7 / November 22, 2012 12:47 PM PST

When all else fails .......


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You didn't read the OP's post carefully
by Pepe7 / November 23, 2012 7:03 AM PST
In reply to: Look in the manual.

Anyone who posts the following question:

-What are my options to connect to a HDTV without losing any image quality?

...won't benefit much from an eleven year old Marantz manual Wink

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..won't benefit much from an eleven year old Marantz manual
by Donhe7 / November 24, 2012 1:39 PM PST

Maybe not, but the BLURAY manual might help ...............


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