Originally Posted by howardru
$499 right now. 10:09 EST Monday night!
I ordered one moments ago 11:55PM Monday 12/26.
I came here to "bone up " on the latest info; my older Onk is giving some trouble and so I decided now was the time. I only skimmed
this thread as I had been researching heavily into the NR609, but the Amazon NR709 price drop caught my eye and so, with minimal (not enough) rapid research I did the One-Click on the TX NR-709.
Coming back and reading further now has me concerned...and feeling a little deja vu.
I'm concerned by reports of video drop-out in the 709.
My OLD Onkyo is a TX-SR674; a VERY well appointed and featured machine for its price class at the time. The 674, however, had a video issue that led to a factory Service Bulletin and free repair including the replacement of a small PCB (CLICK)
. The issue was related to the layers of copyright protections and the verification/permissions process between machines (HDCP). I sent mine for the fix and had vendor issues (the sad tale here
) but once the unit was home in repaired state it worked well for some years...but the video drop issue has returned lately, (worse than ever) and I can't explain it.
It's disconcerting to realize that the same gremlin may lurk in the newest units...