Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Laguna Niguel, CA
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Has anyone done any comparisons of the Onkyo 808 to the Denon 3311 or the Pioneer VSX-33? I have 8 more days to decide if I want to keep mine or return it for another receiver. So far it seems to be working fine after the firmware update.
I was hoping that my wife could use the cable box remote to control everything, however there are several issues. Unfortunately Onkyo uses two buttons on the remote to turn the unit on and off, rather than one button like most receivers. Therefore it is possible to turn the receiver on from the Cable Box Remote but it's not possible to turn the receiver off. There is no button on the Cable Box Remote that will perform the Off function for the receiver. Yuk.
Also, When using the HDMI Power Control function, whenever the TV is turned off, the receiver is also powered-down. This is good, however the receiver also powers down even if the input selector is set so another source like CD. I would like to be able to select CD input, then turn the TV off without the receiver also turning off. Onkyo says this is normal operation and that when the TV is powered off, the receiver will power off regardless of which input is selected on the receiver. What does everyone think about this? Is it s bug?