I am actually a owner of a 3009, but I also follow this thread. I follow this thread because the activity on the 3009 is slow and being the 09 and 10 units are mostly the same.
I just took the 3009 out of my system to send in for repairs. I've owned it for a year and a half, but started to have problems about a year in. I called tech support and they ran me through a bunch of tests, and over the phone they determined the HDMI board was starting to fail.
thats been the story for years now
I have a 5009 that may have ...like 6 hours on it
It was a warranty replacement for a 905 that had failed a few times
During the course of all the back and forth I went ahead and bought another receiver
then they decided they were replacing the Onkyo 905 with a new 5009 unit
In the closet it sits
Rm 1 Samsung 64F8500 Onkyo 5508 prepro Sherbourn 5/1500A amp Atlantic technology System 350 THX Ultra speakers Rm 2 LG 47LE8500 Pioneer SC37 Celestion 305 speaker system Rm 3 Samsung 51E8000 Yamaha A2010 Kef 2005.2 speaker system Rm 4 Panasonic 50ST50 Onkyo 5009/906 Mirage Omni sat speaker system
So does your 3010 have a lag or drop signals with HDMI? Explain?
Also what about the power differences? Do you feel that the Onkyo is more powerful?
The hdmi on the Onkyo just seems to take awhile to sync while the Denon does not and the denon acts like the hdmi switching/syncing is very solid.
As far as power, I believe on paper that the 3010 has more power....i forget the specs. I use an external amp to power my fronts so I am not able to tell a difference in power as my center/surrounds are very efficient Klipsch speakers which dont take a lot to power.
When I get the 3010 back, I will run it in place of the x4000 a bit and see what my impressions are and report back. I should have it back within a week or 2 according to Onkyo. Again, I don't THINK the 3010 has hdmi issues like the 3007 it replaced. It seems that not having the cable splitter/feed grounded probably zapped the hdmi port during a storm. I just got my x4000 back for hdmi board replacement, as well as changing out the motherboard on my htpc because it lost hdmi at the same time. I lost an hdmi port on my tv as well when the 3010 lost hdmi and the only thing I find consistent is the Comcast wasnt grounded when I lost hdmi. I DO think the 3007 actually had a design problem...3010 I dont think so YET.
I've had the 3010 for a few months now. (a free replacement for a 3007). I thought this new unit had bi-directional remote control functions but you have to punch in codes instead. The 3007 you just aimed the remote at the receiver and it downloaded the codes automatically. Am I missing something?