Originally Posted by joerod
Yes, many complain about sending in a unit 3 times. That's hard to judge good or bad because many customers would try to take advantage if they had a one strike and it's out policy. Yes, three seems a little extreme but in your case it did pay off rather nicely.
You could have gotten an older Refurbed 905 instead.
if and when the Onkyo products work they are incredible.....an older refurbed 905 would have been fine with me. I had already bought a Yamaha A3000 anyway while going through the whole process of the Onkyo replacement
The amp sections in the circa 2007-2009 Onkyo units were incredible....NOTHING out there at the same price point( or 20-30% higher) even came close
However a few issues
1. Not the most musical pieces...if you like to listen to channel discrete music...a Yamaha or Denon product would shame it....however its amp section would shame those brands
2. Heat and reliability were not strong points
3. Customer service is poor is you need service
in this regard and market thinking the units are unreliable..the resale on these units is terrible. I know many bought refurbed units for cheap ..as did I
I was trolling Ebay about 6 months ago and saw an 875 receiver for $40.00...the ad said the video was not working...I assumed its was the famous HDMI board failure that is hundreds of dollars to fix
I thought I would buy it and just use it for an extra 2 channel receiver..it didnt come with a remote or audessey mic
Long story short..I bought the unit and its works fine... video and HDMI included
Another forum poster suggested that something may have been loose and its shipment to me "knocked" it back in place
Ok..??....well its worked fine and granted it may go anytime ...but for $40.....plus I paid shipping and bought the accessories for it
I think I am $110 all in
not a bad deal....