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AWESOME DEAL! I was trying to hold off until Pioneer released specs on the upcoming SC-85, but they've been tight lipped on details and this deal is just too good to pass up. I just ordered my new SC-1523-K on Amazon for $799 (with the 1 year original factory warranty). I'm guessing the new SC-85 will have a MSRP that's twice what I paid, or higher. Can't wait to swap out my old Elite VSX-72 TXV for this beauty. smile.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifsmile.gif

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Couldn't resist that price so just ordered one as well
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The Onkyo TX-NR1009 deal for $589 is better, IMO, if you have a FRY's locally

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The Onkyo TX-NR1009 deal for $589 is better, IMO, if you have a FRY's locally

http://www.frys.com/product/6709535?...H:MAIN_RSLT_PG
Not really considering the HDMI issues with Onkyo. The x009 series still have them. Just got my 5009 back from getting an HDMI board replaced and still having some issues with it.
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My 809 has been in the shop waiting for a part since Feb. This is its 2nd warranty repair. I gave up and bought an SC-1323, all around better machine IMO.
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AWESOME DEAL! I was trying to hold off until Pioneer released specs on the upcoming SC-85, but they've been tight lipped on details and this deal is just too good to pass up. I just ordered my new SC-1523-K on Amazon for $799 (with the 1 year original factory warranty). I'm guessing the new SC-85 will have a MSRP that's twice what I paid, or higher. Can't wait to swap out my old Elite VSX-72 TXV for this beauty.
How is the receiver working out for you? It's still on sale for $799 and I'm thinking about pulling the trigger.
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My 809 has been in the shop waiting for a part since Feb. This is its 2nd warranty repair. I gave up and bought an SC-1323, all around better machine IMO.
I am thinking about cutting my losses and getting the 1523. I just got my 5009 back from repair and it still has one issue that plagued it since I got it. When I change channels on my Tivo it will sometimes have the screen go black, green, or magenta and lock up to where I can't get the picture back. The only fix is to unplug it and plug it back in.

Never had another receiver lock up. Sometimes they will take 10 seconds to handshake with HDMI, but not to this point. Hoping I have better luck. It will either be this unit or the much more expensive Marantz 7008
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How is the receiver working out for you? It's still on sale for $799 and I'm thinking about pulling the trigger.

Boxozaxu - Four days after ordering it I had a large retaining wall collapse on my property that's going to cost me more than my entire home theatre setup. The receiver hadn't yet shipped, and the voice of reason in my head led me to cancel the order. I'm still hanging in there with my outdated Elite that doesn't pass through 1080i. An unfortunate, but temporary circumstance.

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i got it as well... awesome price
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