Here is my set-up;
Paradigm studio 40's atlantic tech. surrounds
Panasonic 58pz800 tv
Panasonic bd-35 blu ray player
motorola 3416 Cox cable DVR
Everything hooked up thru HDMI
Upgrading from a Denon 3801. This is my first stab at Onkyo and overall pretty underwhelmed. Its light, feels cheap, and runs entirely too hot sitting at the top of my open audio stand. The fact that it still runs warm while on standby mode passing an HDMI signal says alot. It's so cheap i feel like it could die within a year.
My biggest issues so far;
I like neo6 cinema for cable sources that aren't Dolby digital. Unless I'm missing something the Onkyo is too stupid to remember when to swap from neo6 to DD and vice-versa correct? It's a pain when i do a tuner swap on my DVR and multi-channel dsp pops on. I loved that the Denon would never let me alter DD.
2nd issue may be related to 1st...audyssey set my LFE at a +10.5db which is way too hot so I've had to tone it down to 4.5db. The problem is it never remembers my settings and defaults back to 10.5db. EVERYDAY lol
3rd blue dots from my xps m1530 laptop connected using HDMI. I'm seeing blue "sparkles" watching quicktime HD trailers. Judging from this thread, this doesn't look to be an isolated problem.
All in all, I am totally dissapointed and regret buying Onkyo.