Originally Posted by bo130
It had been out for a few months.
My point being that no one spoke a single word. Not a soul even came forward to remark that their 818 ran cooler than, say, their 807. Nothing. It was almost as if no one wanted to jinx their 818's.
That surprises me that no one would comment. My 809 runs worlds cooler than my 705 did. And I know I've read tons of people agreeing that the new ones run cooler. In fact, my 809 barely gets warm.
That said, my biggest problem with Onkyo isn't with their products having issues, it's with their terrible customer service. When people do start having problems, Onkyo ends up giving them the run around or their receiver sits in a repair shop for three months and makes no progress. Or, when people start reporting similar massive failures, Onkyo denies there's a problem.
Granted, this doesn't just apply to Onkyo, a lot of companies deny any problems or wrong-doing, until they get backed into a corner.
My 705 is still working, by the way, after five years, as well as my 809 after two years. I also owned a Pioneer Elite SC-35 that crapped out on me, shy of the two year mark. That receiver retailed for $1,600! I also own a Pioneer 1222, which is working great, so far.