Originally Posted by litew8
How will CLEARING ALL SETTINGS help a piece of hardware perform its PRIMARY job?? And if erasing your settings doesn't help, pay to have it repaired? These are brand new units and shouldn't be so faulty.
This is exact the Onkyo answer why i returned two 708 units and got a full refund.
Clearing the memory has nothing to do with not connecting, thats a hardware problem i think.
Guess some units are ok, others are not and have problems.
This is the "Onkyo way" to get units out in this price range with a truckload of options, high powered and nice to work with.
But thats for a 100% working unit !
For other units its returning it or hope for a firmware fix.............
Think its all in quality versus price.
Onkyo is putting out a lot of unints per month and hope when they are on the market all mistakes can be fixed by FW updates, if not the (hardware) mistakes will get fixed in the next serie of that model number.
Its someting like:
Spent no time on checking units when they leave the factory, put them fast together and see what happens when the customers start to use them.
This must be the basic problem of Onkyo today, they can not affort to test units the full 100% as they allways have the FW update options.
In the past a unit had to leave the factory in 100% working condition or units would be repaired under waranty, and that is costing a lot if this would happen.
Now a "cheap" FW update fix and all is well (
I use now a 5 year old Marantz SR-7500 and its working great.
Have a 12 year old JVC surround and its working great.
Had a Onkyo 876 and it was working great.
(no network or usb update possible on these 3 units by the customer)
Had a 3007 and it had various problems (first 6 month 2x at Onkyo repair and still not 100%).
Now two 708 with (network) problems.
I do hope this will not be a trend for the audio world, if so we as customers will be in trouble.......
I do want a new Onkyo as i do miss the nice setup, the GUI, and all the other (audio and video) stuff.
So i will wait until this Network problem realy gets fixed.
Maybe i should buy a Integra instade of a Onkyo.
The + $300 Integra's compared to the same model Onkyo must be better checked then the cheaper Onkyo range, i read no (major) problems in the Integra forums.