I finally have had it with my Onkyo 805. We just moved into a house and the Onkyo sitting in storage decided to have the dreaded HDMI issues. Tried fixing it with new capacitors and it didn't work. So now I am looking for something to replace it. I don't think I will ever buy an Onkyo again after reading about all of the same issues on other models.
I want something with at least 4 HDMI in, 5 or more would be better. We also have speakers on an outdoor deck, so a zone 2 that can play while still watching 5.1 is a must. We have a 5.1 speaker setup already. I really like the idea of being able to network with my music too. We have Android phones so that would be nice if there was an app for that stuff. I watch mostly movies coming from a Dune media player that are in TrueHD. And then watching cable as well. I also play video games part of the time and it would be nice to start having music playing in and out of the house more frequently as I work from home. I might have to start using that deck with my laptop to take in some more sun.
The models that keep standing out to me are the Denon 2112 or Yamaha 671 receiver. So the price range seems like something around $400 or less would be good. I don't mind buying refurbished but would rather not if possible. I also would prefer to save money by buying a last years model instead of the newest. What are some other good models to look at? And no more Onkyo please, I can't take it anymore with all the heat issues!