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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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