As long as you don't plan on using the HDMI, it is a great receiver. The "horribleness of the HDMI" is well known...and probably why you can snag it for that price.
That and the original remote has probably never been used once initial set-up was done, cause the remote is easily one of the worst ever for an HDMI receiver. The remote with the 1058 was good 20+ years ago...problem is, the 1058 isn't 20+ years old.
What are the hdmi problems with it? Does it make it completley inoperable? because that is somerhing that i will not be able to live with out. What about the tx sr 875? I know about the heat problems, my rack is wide open so this should alleviate that. Would this be a better buy at the same price?
That receiver is now in my bedroom running OHM Walsh 5 and 3(series 1). Even at "moderate listening" of a decent action movie(like one of the Bourne movies) at 90-ish DB peaks...the 8.8 gets hot enough to warm up a cup of coffee.
I will have no problem keeping tjat heatbox cool, feature wise the onkyo blows away the rotel. But in sound quality? Especially stereo? Im probably 60 -40 music to movies...schan btw... Great f&%#@&% album!