Ok, so it has been about 60 days and today I received a 5010 as a replacement. They said they could not get the parts to repair the 5008 and had no refurbished 5008s or I guess, 5009s available. Not sure what to do with it, I have already bought a Denon X4000 to replace the 5008 as I only have and will ever have a 6.2 setup. The 5010 looks totally new, box was not re-taped and the entire packing looks factory. I like the Denon as it is half the weight and better handles toggling between HDMI stereo to the TV and full surround with the AVR amps. I use headphones from the TV a lot in the evening. The 5008 would do the pass-through with the power off but it was slower and more disruptive when switching to another device. The Denon powers on and switches to the other input, you can then turn it off again or toggle the HDMI audio mode. The Denon also doesn’t seem to reset the HDMI connection when you switch from HDMI TV or AVR audio modes. The audio just quickly toggles but the 5008 just ignores the input change from the remote if it’s off, you must turn it on and then change the input and both audio and picture go out and flicker like you turned everything off then on again. Not a big deal in the end but it was nice to see the HDMI TV/AVR audio switching handled a little better. The html interface is nice too.
Anyone got any good reasons to keep one over the other?
Will the 5010 handle the HDMI audio better/differently than the 5008?
Will its HDMI board die a slow death in a year like the 5008?