Originally Posted by ROSSO Z
Thank you. I'll try FREE ASSIGN.........
Another question.........In case the reassign does not work........ Would you fix the 5308 problems-no center channel and a failed switched outlet(probably a few hundred dollars, plus driving to NJ) or just get a new 4300H (less than $800 at Walmart)? And the 4300 is much lighter!
With my "dead to me" 5805 I decided it was time to move on (too much else going on to deal with shipping a 115lb 12 year old receiver across the country should it even be repairable). Also I'd kind of been waiting for an excuse to modernize, it dying or significantly breaking being one of the ones I had lined up. (This was just a couple months ago by the way.)
I tend towards the higher end but don't have the budget to go too crazy any more, so in the end it was between the 7200WA and the 6300H, and the 7200 won (decided the Audyssey pro installer kit was something I wanted to explore and luckily found a used one pretty cheap). The 7200 also is much lighter than the 5805 beast. And it is nice to have an up to date unit, my workarounds are no longer needed, though one or two of them are still preferable. Not sure I'm ever going to talk the wife into speakers on the living room ceiling though...
Regarding your switched outlet, one of my theories about my 5805 is that I recently started using one of its switched outlets, and when I first noticed problems with it was when I had just switched to the device that was hooked up to that switched outlet (in my case the left channel stopped working correctly or altogether in some of the various surround settings)... so probably best to avoid using it at all, even if it is just a theory. May actually be what caused your center to fail (though mine had plenty of air flow, so that's another, probably more, likely cause in your case).
To repair or not to repair, if it's just a few hundred dollars and do-able, why not? (I'm not sure that would have even covered the shipping costs for my repairs.
) Free is better though, so I'd probably stick with the (free assign) workaround as long as it worked. If on the other hand you have the bug to move on, why not? (4300 pretty sure wouldn't have been enough for my situation. My 7200's still new and I'm not quite sure about it yet but it seems to be doing pretty well so far.)