HDMI to Component
Like virtually all A/V receivers, the TX-SR608 does not "downconvert" HDMI to component for copy-protection reasons. So to connect the receiver's HDMI output to your TV, you need something that converts HDMI to component, which the HDfury purports to do.
I've never tried the HDfury, so I can't say how well it works from personal experience. Looking at the HDfury website, there are several versions—HDfury I ($99), HDfury II ($149), HDfury III ($199, seen here), and HDfury Gamer ($129). On this page, you can see the differences between the I, II, and III, and it seems clear that the III is best, at least in terms of features.
You've piqued my curiosity, so I'm going to see if I can get an HDfury to check out. Meanwhile, perhaps some of our readers have tried this gizmoif so, please share your experiences with it in the comments.
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