IMAGINE MY CONFUSION after reading your post!
There are many regular contributors here that may find you a solution for your complicated problem.
Good luck, river.
I have an Onkyo HT-s894 HTIB. Along with the DVD player that came in the box, I also have a HD cable TV box from my cable provider that lets me get the few HD channels they broadcast. Right now I'm just passing the cable signal out to my ceiling mounted projector (Mitsubishi HC3000U) via an HDMI connection (only 1 HDMI input in the back of the projector).
What I'd like to do is be able to see the DVD stuff in HD AND the cable TV in HD as well. Looking at the Onkyo site, they claim that the receiver/DVD combo upconverts with to the component level. My question is:
1) Can I get two different HD signals wired into the projector - one for cable using the HDMI - and one from the DVD player from the component outs?
I guess I'm confused about the component upconversion issue...does it mean the receiver will take in a non-HD signal (maybe from component or S-video and upconverted it to HD, BUT that the output connection must be in HDMI format? Or will it pass an HD signal through the component outs?
Confused? I am. Thanks!