I'm planning to move in mid-December. This difficult renovation and "getting the new place ready" process has taken over 5 months.
I will have an existing 8-month old 807 for my bedroom system, and will soon have a 1007 for my new living room's all-new system (front projection). both systems will be co-located in one single rack in half a closet dedicated as Media Closet with one single 44U high rack (around 6 ft 4 in) with everything in it: DVRs, Blurays, Onkyo 807 and 1007, APC power filters, APC UPS, rack internet switch, etc.
-purchased a 1007 3 or more months ago. it was like the last one or two (brand new) they had in stock. i paid for it but did not take delivery of it, so it's still there at this well-known, authorized dealer's basement with my name on it. i did it because i saw that the 1008 is LESS robustly built, with a SMALLER power supply, and a watered down Audyssey, so i thought, even if the 1007 will drop more in price over time, it would be tough to find a new one, so i paid several months ago while not taking delivery (i.e. no reason to have another heavy thing to move to my new apartment).
Was i dumb or smart?
additionally, if it works "out of the box" (i won't know till next month because i won't move in till around December 10th or so), do you think it is really important for me to do a firmware update ANYWAY? There might be bugs that you think it would be smart for me to get rid of by doing a firmware update? OR, do you actually think if it works, DON'T update the firmware? I don't know which way to go.
As y'all well know, IF the firmware update process doesn't work well, the unit is "bricked" and locked and useless. I do not wish to move into a new apartment, with new systems installed (including a new front projector and screen), and have a dead receiver!! That would mean my Living Room projector and screen would have no sound! You also know how difficult the process of fixing these things are, and how very heavy and tough to transport these 1007 units are!
fyi: That said, i bought my bedroom's 807 around 3/2010, and updated its firmware once around that time (no issues with the update), and once today 11/14/2010. Whew, today's 807 firmware update has no issues either.
i don't know what to do. Kindly educate me please.