When might the 608 be actually available? I realize that they are available for pre-order via that "secret source", and many other website/brick and mortar stores, but any idea as to when they actually might be available for delivery? thx.
i'm so tired of my issues with my 807 that i'm thinking of returning it (despite its heavy weight and hassles with regard to returning things here in the city) and getting the 608 instead.
the 807's advantages, i.e. Networking via ethernet, Pandora, firmware updates, are so incredibly flaky that it's really not worth the effort. I've been working on trying to resolve these issues, including being in touch with tech support at Onkyo, to no avail. Their suggested resolution include unplugging and plugging back in the ethernet cable, unplugging/plugging back in the power cable, etc. Well, I know THAT! Sheesh. None of that has resolved those issues. Even the macro function on the remote "My TV" is flaky in that i was unable to get the 807 to remember my changing of its Source default (from Cable/Sat to DVR input).
I figure now that essentially, the stated additional functionalities of the 807 are essentially vaporware - not really in existence if you can't depend on them working most of the time!
My decision now is what am i giving up, potentially, by returning the 807 and waiting just a couple of weeks for the 608? From studying the specs, 100 watts/ch vs 135 watts for the 807 - that's entirely insignificant as we all know that it requires a doubling of the wattage for a 3 db differences in output. While the Networking features (like firmware updating) sounded good on the 807, its actual real world implementation is unrealistically poor - that is, it does not work! Essentially, I can't get many of its Networking features to work so what I've paid for (these fancier, upgraded networking feature set) is no use to me at all.
Here are the rear panels for the 608 and the 807. Might I ask the good folks here to see if y'all can help me decide to whether or not return my 807 for the 608? Thx in advance!