Originally Posted by TrawlerJoe
My experience has been nothing but positive. Not one single issue.
Thanks for the reply.
Originally Posted by cadett
I had a Yamaha 667 & moved it into the bedroom. I replaced it with the Onkyo 270. The diffence is night & day. If you are just using the reciever for music, the Yamaha will do a great job, but if you want a home theater experience, the Onkyo with Audyssey is a must. I've always had this idea in my head what I wanted my reciever to sound like & I had expectations that I wanted to be met, and I must say that the Onkyo has met or surpassed that. This is only my opinion from personal experience. No design flaws in my reciever either. The reason some people come to this thread, most of the time, is because they are having issues. If you compare the few that have posted with the number of units sold, I'm sure the ratio would be minute. The flaw with this reciever was networking & I'm pretty sure that has been fixed with firmware updates.
Like many people, I want both uses to be excellent. But if it is because of the power aspect you feel better with say, a Yamaha, then it's not an issue for me. I will be powering whatever AVR I end up choosing with 3 old amps that I have (two that are 250x2@8 & one that is 350x2@8 for music, specifically. I will let whichever AVR power the say, the rear surround channel. I am intrigued by the Audessey aspect that both Onkyo & Denon (on my list too) incorporate. But in all fairness, I'm not really familiar with YPAO (?) of Yamaha either. Thanks for your comments.
Originally Posted by TamaDrumz76
I wouldn't worry too much about it. I've had absolutely no issues with anything on the unit, including HDMI up until whatever failure happened. I don't know what happened exactly to cause it; but I do know I'd buy another one of these units in a second if I could.
Strong statement. Thank you. I actually like the somewhat frivolous features of the USB and MP3 jack on the front, too...and the V867 doesn't have them
All three comments are realistic, constructive and lend due perspective. OK, it's stays on the list!