Originally Posted by Audiodork
The Onkyo's do run warm. No question. However, exceedingly few actually shut down or require service.
Reon is an excellent video processor. If you watch exclusively HD content, then you really do not need it. However, if you watch DVD's, use a cable box, use a VCR, etc, the Reon can really help to make a picture look better.
The problem with the 807 is that it no longer shares the same amplifier architecture as the 876/906 as the 805 shared with the 875/905. The 807 weighs around 35 pounds whereas the 805 weighed 50.9 pounds. All of that loss was in the amplifier section and why the 807 is THX Select 2 while the 805 was Ultra2.
I too am debating between the 807 and the 876. Your weight comparison is a bit inaccurate. Actually the 807 weighs 39.7 pounds, so almost 40, not 35.
I am also concerned about comments I have read that the Reon chip was not properly implemented and 1080p images are "soft". Add to that there are several firmwares floating around; which one is correct? Do any fix the Reon issue? How do you upgrade the firmware?
The 807 is fully network capable so firmware upgrades are easy. And the 807 has Dolby PLIIz Processing, along with Audyssey DSX 3D Surround processing.
So the debate continues...