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post #22921 of 22930 Old 07-17-2014, 06:22 AM
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I still faithfully use my 805 for audio when I need to, but mostly just use it as a power amp for my surround speakers.
All of my video gets run through an Oppo BDP-105D and then directly to my display.
I just don't find the desire for anything more these days.
I would love to give you some advice on what could replace it, but these days I just don't have time to follow the market closely on everything out there.
Onkyo gets a lot of flack for their reliability these days too. If I were to buy a new processor, it probably wouldn't be an Onkyo.
I know some people really like the newer Denon models which seem to be very popular.
There is also a huge forum dedicated to a/v processors here on AVS.
http://www.avsforum.com/forum/90-rec...ps-processors/
Thank you for your time answering my question.
I will do my homework in that thread so I can figure what to look in new receivers.
Personally I think that Onkyo is going backwards.
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Thank you for your time answering my question.
I will do my homework in that thread so I can figure what to look in new receivers.
Personally I think that Onkyo is going backwards.
IMO, all manufacturers (not just A/V) are "going backwards" from any point you choose... They are in it to make money, not to please the masses. Those of us lucky enough to get an 805 that cannot be beat for anywhere near the price sit back and enjoy.

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IMO, all manufacturers (not just A/V) are "going backwards" from any point you choose... They are in it to make money, not to please the masses. Those of us lucky enough to get an 805 that cannot be beat for anywhere near the price sit back and enjoy.
My opinion is that all or them (including sound laboratories, speakers, etc) noticed specially here in AVS and other forums, about the interest of customers to obtain better equipment, but they are only including fancy names as features, only to attract the money. My personal concern is my 805 has some years of service and maybe soon needs to be replaced. By now, Im OK. Recently I was reading about Dolby Atmos? I don't know what they're looking for... (more speakers sales!?)

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Yes, more speaker sales and you must buy a new processor that decodes it.
That is their latest gimmick to make money in the industry.
It remains to be seen if the sound will actually benefit the experience.

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Lol, this Onkyo TX-SR805 just keeps going. ...I gave mine to my bro years ago and it still works like if it was brand new.
Then I told him to get the latest Dolby Atmos download inside his 805, through one of its three HDMI ports.

* He had to buy bigger speakers; his 805 keeps blowing the drivers inside his smaller ones, lol
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Sad day in my house, the 805 wont power on anymore. I live in Hawaii and it is very humid and moist, especially some mornings, electronics are always dying. About a week ago the 805 went into a fault mode, powered on then off with blinking standby. I assumed it was a wet dog hair on a speaker terminal or some dust and cleaned everything, finally I resorted to hair drying to eliminate any moisture. The unit powered on and continued to work for the next week like normal.

This morning, another wet morning, the 805 wont power on at all, no standby light. Removing the power to reset and the replugging resulted in one blink of the standby light and then nothing. I took the cover off, checked the fuses, looked for obvious shorts or busted caps, nothing. I tried the hair dryer, it turned on, I checked the volume at max and no power down fault, I then turned it off, put the cover on and it never turned on again. All I can get is the one blink of the standby light when plugging in the power. Dealing with a HTPC that had a mobo and GPU quit do to the climate I believe, and now the 805 is stressful. The one electronics guy I could find on island will look at it and said he will sell me a new Sony 1050 discounted the diagnostic fees if he cant fix it, this works out to be a decent deal but I cant imagine the Sony is going to sound like my 805.

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^ It is very important to have a dry and temperature controlled environment for electronics.
That sucks that your 805 took a dump, but moving forward you really should figure out a way to better control your room environment.
I assume you don't have central air that will usually keep the humidity in a house fairly low,
but can cost thousands to install. You could also add a dehumidifier in the room where your main electronics are located.

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Unfortunately not an option, I live near the ocean in an open air house. Just a gamble I have to take with the electronics. The 805 has been a reliable performer for the past six years, no hdmi issues on my unit.

I have my multimeter and the service manual, I intend to diagnose the issue. Given the intermittent nature and the fact that while running there is no fault, I believe the amp circuitry is ok. Starting at the standby power board and moving on down...

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Don't give up all hope just yet; that tech guy on your island might find the issue; and it could be a very simple one too.
...Unless he really wants you to have that Sony machine, and eventually sell your 805 to another fellow at the other end of your island...
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