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post #1 of 6 Old 08-23-2013, 05:39 PM - Thread Starter
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Bought a new Onkyo 805 Receiver. The HDMI board failed out of warranty.

So I bought a new 807 and the HDMI board failed. Sent it in for repair to a very poor Onkyo repair shop in Dallas who fixed a cold solder on the HDMI board. It failed again a month later.

So I gave up on it and bought a 709. See the trend here?

My 709 has been doing weird things. Today I changed the channel on my Tivo and the 709 hiccuped. No picture or sound and then "Onkyo" showed on my tv screen and then the "no signal" message. I changed inputs on the 709 and other inputs seemed to be working ok, Just not the HDMI imput for the Tivo. (Everything is connected via HDMI). I then connected the Tivo to the tv bypassing the 709 and it worked fine.
Finally I reconnected the Tivo to the 709 and unplugged the 709. Repowered it and everything worked fine again.

Anyone experience this? Is the HDMI board going on the 709?

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Your question is very similar to this pondering the other day... http://www.avsforum.com/t/1482785/why-do-we-keep-buying-onkyo-if-its-such-a-piece-of-garbage-brand-no-opinion-pure-fact

A good question indeed. Considering every day there must be a handful of "my Onkyo just died" posts on this very forum alone.

IMO... any one that recommends an Onkyo to anybody, has got rocks in the head and loses all credibility.
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My Onkyo 707 lasted 2 years and a couple of months which was not too bad. I still have it and like it cause its well equipped and has Multi EQ. I then purchased a 717, newer model that only had 2EQ. It lasted 1 week and then one morning I go no sound. Decided to not take any further risk and migrated to a Yamaha.biggrin.gif
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My Onkyo 707 lasted 2 years and a couple of months which was not too bad.

Actually that's terrible. You pay all that money for a new receiver you have to expect it to last much longer than 2 years.

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Bought a new Onkyo 805 Receiver. The HDMI board failed out of warranty.

So I bought a new 807 and the HDMI board failed. Sent it in for repair to a very poor Onkyo repair shop in Dallas who fixed a cold solder on the HDMI board. It failed again a month later.

So I gave up on it and bought a 709. See the trend here?

My 709 has been doing weird things. Today I changed the channel on my Tivo and the 709 hiccuped. No picture or sound and then "Onkyo" showed on my tv screen and then the "no signal" message. I changed inputs on the 709 and other inputs seemed to be working ok, Just not the HDMI imput for the Tivo. (Everything is connected via HDMI). I then connected the Tivo to the tv bypassing the 709 and it worked fine.
Finally I reconnected the Tivo to the 709 and unplugged the 709. Repowered it and everything worked fine again.

Anyone experience this? Is the HDMI board going on the 709?

Shopping for a Marantz 5007. Any opinions or hot deals?

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Crutchfield has them cheapest right now. They are also an authorized Marantz dealer.
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