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No doubt that Onkyo has taken a bashing as a result of what is going on.
Moreover, there are going to be a number of folks who will never purchase Onkyo ever again.
However, even after experiencing almost 2 Months without my 3007 which eventually became a 3008, I am not going to boycott them in the future,
Nothing comes close to the 3008 for the price. Especially at Street Prices. The combination of XT32, DSX, THX Ultra2 Plus, and pretty much every feature out there plus a solid Amplifier Stage is unmatched for the price.
While I do not use the amplification in the 3008, I am considering adding DSX Channels. Moreover, almost every Brand has had a issue requiring Repair. And unlike the other Brands, at least Onkyo is covering the Repair beyond the Warranty and without Proof of Purchase.
Marantz had the "Pop of Death" of the 004's, Denon had Network Card Issues on the xx10 Series, etc. Also, HDMI Boards are an issue for seemingly every Manufacturer.
Also, on my 3008, it did have the Serial Cable Replaced and the other Modifications to prevent this issue. I was actually quite concerned about this when I found out the Build Date. I actually called about this today.
I feel I got pretty lucky in that I sent in a B-Stock TX-NR3007 whose Warranty was going to end in August and got an A-Stock TX-NR3008 that had the Modifications done before being sent out and with a 2 Year Warranty. I actually was going to get a B-Stock 3008, but at the time the Replacement was being Processed, there were not B-Stock 3008's available and they had mercy on me due to how much the local Repair Shop screwed up and how long I had been waiting,
I also think due to what happened with these Models that the x09 will prove to have less issues. Moreover, due to the popularity of Onkyo comes more Owners and thus more folks with issues.
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