Originally Posted by rjf
i can appreciate that you like the 805, but the fact remains it's flawed, like most new generation rcvrs. that's why i'm happy to sick with a hum-less 804 and let onkyo and others get their act together before i waste my money on flawed technology. i'm not paying to be someone's beta-tester. once they work out the kinks, i'll buy something else, but from what i've seen, the 805 isn't there yet.
I disagree that it is "flawed". I have owned various models of Onkyos for the past 5 years -- from the 600 series, to the 700 series to the 804 and now on to the 805.
In all of those models, some users reported some issues, as with any product.
I don't see any more issues reported with the 805 -- in fact, likely less, due to the huge popularity of these new models.
I fail to see what you refer to as "flawed technology". On what basis do you state it is "flawed"?
My 805 works beatifully, as intended -- as do most others. As far as I can tell, most people reporting issues are neophyte users who don't know what they are doing -- and those issues turn out to be user error. Most of these "issues" are anecdotal. You have to take them with a grain of salt. If it was "flawed" do you think this stellar review by the well-respected Brian Florian would have been issued (see link):http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...06-part-1.html
The review concludes:
Bottom line: the Onkyo TX-SR805 receiver sounds as good, I would even say better, than just anything else out there within its price band and can even give some much more expensive pieces a run for their money."
Further, it continues:
"The 805 requires the depth of this report for you to appreciate what an incredible value it represents.
Over the past decade of writing, I've seen my share of products, many of which I write about, others I do not. From that experience I've seen some company's offerings wax, wane, and wax again such that no blanket recommendation can be made. Every piece must be examined by itself. A few names however have distinguished themselves, in my estimation at least, to the point where while I still would like to see something first hand, their products, even the yet unseen become "safe bets" (if you happen to enjoy that whole Vegas scene). Onkyo is one of these special companies.
Consistent has been their presentation to me, and while I always find design elements to, shall we say, comment on, there is a genuine sense of pushing the products forward: each iteration builds on the last. They just keep getting better.
Hats off to those Onkyo engineers half a world away. You've got another winner, so says this critic."