How good is the Lexicon RV-8 today?
Just as good as it was yesterday...:)
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Well the question should have been written like this: is the Lexicon RV-8 still a very good receiver even if it lacks HDMI?
Thank you to answer me.
Yes. that's a MUCH better question. :)
I would use the RV-8 in conjunction with the DVDO Edge video processor. THe Edge can strip and re-route digital audio from HDMI to either Coaxial RCA or Toslink and then you can connect that to your RV-8. Y will get everything but the latest Dolby HD+ and DTS+. Even those will pass to your receiver and the receiver will give you Dolby and DTS.
That's the way I would do it...
Thank you for your answer.
What will be the quality of the RV-8 combined with the DVDO Edge video processor? Would it be still better than the average receiver on the market today?
Still thank you.
I'm not sure what you or I would consider an "average" receiver.
The RV-8 / edge combination would be nearly the sonic equal of the MC-12 HD coupled to an "average" high-end amp, and ergonomically the combo might actually be more flexible than the MC-12HD alone.
This combination RV-8 with the DVDO Edge video processor is indeed well beyond the average receiver if you do compare those to the MC-12 HD coupled to an "average" high-end amp!
I am very glad to read your opinion on the RV-8.
I thank you very much for your answers.