Well I have to say that I have been "taken down" by the various symptoms folks have had over the past months.....
To refresh people I will relay my experiences.....
I really LOVE the 818....works well with my projector, PS3/4, tuner stuff......after Audyssey
the sound field was excellent!!!
There were some "inconveniences" between the HDMI "speed" between selecting sources but aside from the minor, what I would call "hand off" issues it was one of the best Receivers I have had.
Fast forward to a few months ago.....strange "drop outs" of sound but only a fraction of a second. Totally acceptable for movie watching but it ticked me off a bit.
Now last week we started the theater room up and behold....the dreaded NO SOUND but VIDEO!
-- Turned off the DirecTV source and back on....whammo SOUND and VIDEO!!! Happy camper!
-- Several days later same symptoms happened and I tried recycling all the sources and the 818.....whammo....SOUND and VIDEO.
-- Two days ago same symptoms but alas nothing worked so I attempted unplugging the 818 for an hour. This did not work
-- A factory reset fixed the problem for a day but nothing I can do can get the sound back.
Another symptom was absolutely NO sound from any source. No speakers were showing on the display either.
Frustrated I started looking at other Receivers in an attempt to get our theater room back up and running.
It was posted earlier that there is a "RECALL" of sorts on the 818. WHOO HOO! Glad Onkyo is addressing the problem and hopefully it will fix the issue.....
Onkyo ALSO has "TRADE IN" program.........For me it is $200 of the purchase of a newer receiver.....
Would any of you go this route?
Would you fix your device?
I'm only running a 5.1 system now and am happy with it.....in a couple of years I will upgrade to a 4k system and perhaps some more speakers but to be honest the 818 has been a great addition to my system so I am going to most likely go with the repair route unless folks have a compelling reason for me to take the rebate.