Join Date: Oct 2002
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This avr is still being hammered by some... Few....
I sold Onkyo, Denon, Sony, HK, Marantz and McIntosh.
Onkyo, to their credit, extended the warranty by years. Only company I have ever seen do that even when they knew they may have screwed the pooch.... Ever.
Bad Scaling? Compared to what? At the time the two line video scalers were available, the Onkyo 809 had Both. Sure, back in 2011, 2160 p was rare as no displays for common folk had enough pixels to matter, but to say that the upconversion from 480i to 1080p was iffy just does not ring true.
Test Patterns Prove this.
Of course, with bd being the game online right now... Who cares? Through, as you say, works well. By the way, that leave the scaler in the loop. Direct, omits any scaling.
But if you are shooting 110" image from an old old old DVD, the scaler incorporated into the 809 is stellar.... Still! Almost no artifacting and while a bit of cleaning with most higher end fp's, good results are there.
Just as an FYI, I sold a bunch of 809's. None.. ZERO, I sold have had issues. Others have for sure and Onkyo responded with reasonable warranty extensions.
Just getting tired of the incorrect bashing perhaps.