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Old 02-22-2015, 06:25 PM
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I am racking my brain trying to decide on a new AVR - upgrading from an old Onkyo, and looking at the 1010 or the newer Denon X4100. I'm kinda discouraged with the issues of the Onkyo HDMI boards frying, but I've loved mine for nearly a decade now and I thought I read somewhere where that only affected the 2010 models of receivers?

I use my HT for mostly movies and TV, and don't care about Airplay, or Atmos. I just want something that is going to sound great for the next ~decade.

Even though they are probably both amazing receivers, this is a lot harder of a decision than I anticipated...
Get the Denon, I just got the 4100 a few weeks ago and Im happy to be back with Denon! After owning my last Onkyo a 806, itll be my last!
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Go with the 1010, It's an absolute BEAST! No problems 2 years strong!

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I am racking my brain trying to decide on a new AVR - upgrading from an old Onkyo, and looking at the 1010 or the newer Denon X4100. I'm kinda discouraged with the issues of the Onkyo HDMI boards frying, but I've loved mine for nearly a decade now and I thought I read somewhere where that only affected the 2010 models of receivers?

I use my HT for mostly movies and TV, and don't care about Airplay, or Atmos. I just want something that is going to sound great for the next ~decade.

Even though they are probably both amazing receivers, this is a lot harder of a decision than I anticipated...
While concerns around the Onkyo are fair, check the Denon x4100 forum as I think you might find that receiver is not free from issues.

I just "received" a 1010 Saturday and so far so good ;-)

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Go with the 1010, It's an absolute BEAST! No problems 2 years strong!
Dude it is a beast - big & heavy! Not quite as bad as lugging a 15" subwoofer up the stairs, but I got a workout with the 1010.
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I am racking my brain trying to decide on a new AVR - upgrading from an old Onkyo, and looking at the 1010 or the newer Denon X4100. I'm kinda discouraged with the issues of the Onkyo HDMI boards frying, but I've loved mine for nearly a decade now and I thought I read somewhere where that only affected the 2010 models of receivers?

I use my HT for mostly movies and TV, and don't care about Airplay, or Atmos. I just want something that is going to sound great for the next ~decade.

Even though they are probably both amazing receivers, this is a lot harder of a decision than I anticipated...
All receivers have their issues. You really need to decide based on your needs. If you have low sensitivity speakers and no external amplification, the 1010 would better suit you. If you have higher sensitivity speakers or external amplification, the Denon might better suit you. Also, Onkyo has been quick to fix any issues with the boards, even in older out of warranty units.
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All receivers have their issues. You really need to decide based on your needs. If you have low sensitivity speakers and no external amplification, the 1010 would better suit you. If you have higher sensitivity speakers or external amplification, the Denon might better suit you. Also, Onkyo has been quick to fix any issues with the boards, even in older out of warranty units.
Thanks for the reply; I think I'm going with the 1010. I have looked at an external fan to put ontop of the receiver to help with the heat supposedly generated by this monster, as it'll be somewhat enclosed save for the rear - does anyone have any recommendations on this? There are many choices on Amazon, and I'd rather cool the unit before anything has a chance to happen.

Being a guy who custom builds his own PCs, I hate heat.
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help with the heat supposedly generated by this monster
Compared to the HTIB Onkyo receiver I had (TX-530 iirc), this one is as cool as the other side of the pillow

You could prolly put some 120mm quiet fans in the cabinet, not necessarily on the unit itself, and maybe get 12v using a DC transformer.

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That's good to hear. I just know my current 507 gets pretty hot to the touch (in the rear!) after a movie or show at a higher volume.
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I've used THIS Comcool setup on my 876 and now my 1010. On the beastly hot 876, it lowered the internal temperature (per front panel readout) from typically ~60°C to typically 34°C. That's a huge temperature drop. If the 1010 has a similar temperature readout function, I have not yet discovered it.

The good news is that the 876 is still going strong since Feb '10, and that's with an accumulated 20,000+ hours (based on the service menu hours of the two TVs it's been used with). I either got an exceptionally good 876 or the fans made a difference. Maybe both.

The 876 now lives in my son's new man cave theater. It replaces his 806 that was destroyed by a wayward screw that pierced a speaker cable and literally sent the 806 up in flames. It, too, was cooled by a Comcool unit and never gave a bit of trouble in heavy use (until it met its untimely demise).

One thing I did do to the Comcool units is close the open short frame edges with black duct tape. This forced ALL air to be drawn through the receiver. Prior to closing the sides off, the 876 ran at about 42°C with the cooler... still a big reduction from 60°, but the 10 minutes of time and roll of black duct tape were still worth the effort. The fans that came with the Comcool unit lasted about two years running ~12hrs/day. I replaced them with ultra quiet Scythe fans that are still running quietly three years later.

One issue with the 1010 that did not exist with the 876 is that the 1010 lacks a switched outlet to power the fans. I solved this with the 1010 by using a current sensing power strip with the 1010 plugged into the master port and the fan power supply plugged into one of the slave ports.
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Well my unit is now doing the same thing, no sound, greyed out speaker set up icon in the menu, no network, and when you enter the home button all you get is insta prevue and set up icons? Thanks for the link at Onkyo, I have submitted my info and they should be sending me my RA box soon. So depressing, cause I was not going to buy an Onkyo due to the hdmi failures and having my 805 die last year. Oh well, I gave them the benefit of the doubt! Funny thing is this scenario happened 2 months after I bought the unit and they had me reset it, that lasted 2 years!! Wish I knew what they are doing to fix the new fubar
Just to vent a little, I still don't have my receiver back! I sent it in with their supplied box, in which it is clearly requested to fortify the supplied foam insulation with some additional packing. I had this thing bubble wrapped to survive a nuclear blast. well they shipped it back and sure enough it was damaged. I sent it back and haven't seen it since
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Ouch, how long it has been since you sent the damaged unit?

They were very disorganized, but I got it back within a week. It was repaired locally as far as I can tell.

One thing I noticed ever since they fixed it: when I turn on the receiver, a black screen with ONKYO in the middle shows up for a few seconds, never seen it before.

Which reminds me, I need to check the firmware, if they did replace a board it be on an older firmware.

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So I got the receiver back on Friday the 27th of March. I just got back from vacation and I am in the process of setting it up. I'll write back and let y'all know what I find
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I thought it would be worth posting an update.

I've warmed up to the TX-NR1010 over the last year+. The HDMI problem I was experiencing was
in fact a defective HDMI board which did eventually fail completely (and took out my old Pann'y Plasma's
single HDMI port in the process!). Yeah, that wasn't nice. I had to ship the Onkyo out for repairs.
A month later I got it back and put some active cooling over the top vents to prevent any HDMI
failure repeat. That seems to have done the trick. It's been working fine ever since. The solution
to my zone problems just involved making sure components like my bluray have analog stereo out
so that there is always analog stereo for the zone output. I've connected the Onkyo into a much
more involved multi-zone system now but any shared sources are connected to both the Onkyo
and the distribution amp. I'm just feeding zone 2 and zone 3 pre-outs to the distro' amp for "main
room" and "guest room." I'm pretty happy with it's performance overall. I've gotten the feeling
a few times that "something" is a little lacking on some audio content that I know very well... but
again I'm not sure if that is just my imagination. My main room is definitely a much more "active"
space with less sound absorption and much less ambient noise. That may have more to do with
things sounding different than before than anything else. As much of a headache as the defective
hdmi board was, ever since the repair it has been a reliable performer. I'm not 100% sure I would
buy it again, but it is on it's way to redeeming itself.

Part of the reason I was back looking on this board is that I was starting to look at using the
zone 2 HDMI. I've already discovered a quirk with that as well. If you are using the zone 2 HDMI
no audio comes out of the zone 2 analog stereo outputs even if there is analog audio for the corresponding
source. Kind of annoying... so if I want analog audio I have to get an HDMI Audio Extractor. I have a
sneaky suspicion that if the selected zone 2 source is analog that there will be no audio on the hdmi
either but I don't have a way to test that right now. The sad fact is that all these little quirks make
this receiver quite a pain to work with. I've already had to buy digital delay devices to get the analog
audio in lip-sync with digital sources. For a product that attempts to mix digital and analog input output
management it is a miserable failure.

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Did you make sure to set zone 2 to be powered in speaker setup and use the controls on front (left side) of the receiver itself to activate zone two (instead of set to 'off')?<br><br>
I just spent some time trying to get sound to zone 2 as well, but didn't use the HDMI or set anything to analog. I was just using Spotify as source and wanted to get sound in both zones and that worked fine once I gave up, read the manual and realized I couldn't do it using the remote alone.</div>
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I got it figured out. Turns out on Zone 2 you cannot display digital video and use analog audio at the same time. I had to use main HDMI out or mirror that and then send the analog audio to Zone 2. I got it almost working from my remote. Only downside is, when I send a command to mirror the HDMI out from my remote, I set it back to HDMI Matrix switch mode.. Right now I have to go back in to setup with the remote and turn HDMI 2 to "Use" again to get back to where I want it. Think I have to bite the bullet eventually and get a full HDMI Matrix switch with break out analog audio to get it all to work properly.
Hi,

I just ran into this myself, and am planning to get an HDMI audio extractor gadget to address the problem. It's still a little
annoying that analog audio sources won't be available in zone 2. It's a shame this thing has so many quirks.
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So, irony of all irony, just after I said I had started to warm up to this P.O.S. I come home from a weekend away and it is blown! What a gigantic piece of Garbage. I've had this thing about 2 years, it was already repaired once and now no network and no sound. I'm never buying Onkyo again, it is total crap.
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