So my super old receiver finally went.
I went online and did some quick researcha and found a Sony Receiver that has "5 HD Inputs". It's an STR-DH500, and to say it has 5 HD inputs is a half truth. It physically has 5 HD inputs, there are 3 HDMI, and 2 Component. BUT 2 of the component ones are redundant of the HDMI ones so they are basically either/or leaving you with 3 HD input methods.
PLUS, and I found this weird, if you hook your HDMI device into say "SAT", the audio is ONLY passed through to the TV set and is NOT played out of the 5.1 speakers. UNLESS you ALSO attach a TOS fiber cable. I have the cable, but it seems really weird.
Both of those are pretty annoying but I can work around them if necessary. It was a pretty good price.
The bigger problem is that it will not output things coming in on the COMPOSITE video connections through the HDMI port. The manual is poorly translated, and the way I read it I thought it COULD do this, but clearly it doesn't.
My main question is do all or most modern receicers have that last issue? I really want to be able to plug in all my varous devices using HDMI, component, and composite and be abel to have them all show up at the TV via HDMI. Is this even possible? Seems kind of like an obvious feature to me. So obvious it never ocurred to me a recever wouldn't do it.
I am willing to spend some extra money for a Yamaha RX-V465. The online manual for that makes it sound like it will do it, but like the SONY one it's by implication not explicitly stated.