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Why did they change the look? They look ugly.

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Why did they change the look? They look ugly.

You won't say that next year if the 2012 models show up with '57 Chevy tailfins...?! (And for 'the same' reasons!)

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Just when you think Onkyo can't get any uglier
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I love the new look and hate the look of my new TX-NR3008.

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A new generation of garbage!

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A new generation of garbage!

I have no problem with my 886. Why the slam on Onkyo?

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It's interesting to see that Onkyo has now also dropped the S-Video inuts from the analog set. They also switched from Faroudja to Marvell for video processing, which is one reason I am currently eyeballing the Pioneer 1120K instead of the Onkyo 708 even though I like the Onkyo bells & whistles feature set better. I wonder when they'll be released. The dead right channel on my old Sony receiver is getting annoying.
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Are these the new Wal-Mart models?
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Cool to see the network features filter down to the lower end Onkyos.
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The new look reminds me of Sony. Not crazy about that. I hope the higher end models from the 809 and up don't look like that!





Nice that they are packing in the features with these models. Hopefully we will see some 11.2 channel AVRs in the higher lines. I am also hoping Audyssey MultiEQ XT32 gets into some of the lower models (maybe as low as the 809).

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Well, IMHO they look like crap!
Reminds me of the old style Technics receivers with the large cheap plastic buttons all over the darn thing. Dont get me wrong...every receiver these days have plastic buttons etc.
But these new Onykos have a ton!

I present to you the Technics R230
http://www.nrpavs.co.nz/archive/Sold...icsSA-R230.htm
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Until they redesign their power sections, from scratch, and get rid of the band-aid fans, I'll never consider an Onkyo below the 1000-series again.
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A new generation of garbage!

WOW what a blanket statement that is..Not liking the look is one thing but to call the entire Onkyo brand "Garbage" is taking it too far.

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You would have also thought they would have offered the better version of Audyseey on at least the 609. Even Denon's 1611 has it. This omission hurt their sales IMO on the 608. Look at how many posters have recommended Deono's 1611 over the 608 just for this very reason.
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Curious..what brand do you think makes the best looking AVR ?

Pioneer Elite, Yamaha Aventage, Harmon/Kardon, and Marantz off the top of my head. I have never been a fan of the 700 series and below design for Onkyo. They don't look horrible IMO, just not the visual upgrade I was hoping for. I like the look of my 805, But they have kept the same look for too long. I guess we are still a few months away from the 809 pictures being released.

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You would have also thought they would have offered the better version of Audyseey on at least the 609. Even Denon's 1611 has it. This omission hurt their sales IMO on the 608. Look at how many posters have recommended Deono's 1611 over the 608 just for this very reason.

I agree completely. I would have thought they would have put MultiEQ into the 600 series a while ago. I am one of those people who recommends the Denon for that reason. You would think a company of their size would have one person reading this forum to get feedback from the masses. AVS has become a monster! If you google a model number of an electronic device you always get multiple threads on AVS. It isn't hard for the average person to stumble in hear and learn a few things.

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I agree completely. I would have thought they would have put MultiEQ into the 600 series a while ago. I am one of those people who recommends the Denon for that reason. You would think a company of their size would have one person reading this forum to get feedback from the masses. AVS has become a monster! If you google a model number of an electronic device you always get multiple threads on AVS. It isn't hard for the average person to stumble in hear and learn a few things.

I think all peruse this forum but they do not listen all the time..they just spread the features out over series after series to make more money with each new model.

Sometimes they win and sometimes they lose with their decisions on what goes into a new model .

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Haha this is after I bought a new 608 a few weeks ago. Great.
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WOW what a blanket statement that is..Not liking the look is one thing but to call the entire Onkyo brand "Garbage" is taking it too far.

PS: Loving My Onkyo TX-NR3008

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I think all peruse this forum but they do not listen all the time..they just spread the features out over series after series to make more money with each new model.

Sometimes they win and sometimes they lose with their decisions on what goes into a new model .

Also..Let's face it..People don't buy a AVR for it's looks (I hope not ) .

I have been very happy with my 1008!

I certainly didn't buy my 1008 for its looks (even though I think it look nice) I bought it for the feature set and the price point....

Plus all my gear is in a rack in a closet, so I don't really care about looks... I do try to buy only black though.

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Curious..what brand do you think makes the best looking AVR ?

I personally like Harman/Kardon's look, but the minimalistic look isn't for everyone. I too am disappointed they aren't including MultEQ.
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What problems have you found in the 808/708 models regarding the power amps and fans? From looking at specs, the 1008 has the exact same amp section as the 808...

I ask because I'm considering purchasing the 808.

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Nice Clean Look for the AVR's like this would be nice..


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I second the Pioneer Elite line. I have a VSX-03 and I like the glossy black look. I have had Yamaha too. They OK but don't have a lot of personality. I am interested in Onkyo 800 series and will consider jumping if the reviews are solid on the possible 809.
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Yea Marantz is my favorite as far as looks. I love the 03 04 and 05 series. I like the look of my denon 3310 but it's not anything special. I just like that it has the door that opens at the bottom. The new onkyos look bad but maybe the 809 or 1009 will look different.
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Hi All,

Now that the lower end 9 Series Onkyo's have been announced, when will it be most likely that the mid & higher end ones will hit the market? I really hope Onkyo are the first to offer both Audyssey DSX & DTS Neo:X with Wide & Height modes - hopefully in the mid level models but I think the chances of that are slim to none!

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Now that the lower end 9 Series Onkyo's have been announced, when will it be most likely that the mid & higher end ones will hit the market? I really hope Onkyo are the first to offer both Audyssey DSX & DTS Neo:X with Wide & Height modes - hopefully in the mid level models but I think the chances of that are slim to none!

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Can't you already get this now with the Denon 4311 with the exception of Neo:X?
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I think it's crazy to talk about "looks" in an avr. But I guess what I wanted to say, "Who cares what the new receivers look like", cannot be applied here.
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Can't you already get this now with the Denon 4311 with the exception of Neo:X?

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True, but being the very top end model, it is a wee bit pricey!

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