Originally Posted by Theresa
O.k. I have my fingers crossed re. failure.
its unlikely you will have a heat related issue with the 5508......the Onkyo receivers are the ones that are plagued by heat issues
Or should I say the ones prior to the xx08 series...not sure if the xx08 series receivers had the same myriad of issues and their predecessors
Onkyo has bought back/replaced two receivers I have owned. including a 5009 that is still in the box almost a year later lol..another..an 875 had hundreds of dollars of warranty work done to it
In regard to preamps..no issues with the 885...the 5508 had the "famous" wire issue
Onkyo replaced the wire under warranty at the same time..ironically..that they were doing a buy back on a 905 and giving me a 5009 receiver
On another note I just moved into a new house and now use HDMI for Direct TV.....before I used HDMI direct to the TV from the box and optical to the TV
Connected via HDMI that clicking is about to drive me nuts as the commercials etc on Direct TV change sound formats from their regular programming
Has Onkyo/Integra improved this in newer models?
In blu ray only at the beginning of the movie...I can handle that...but every 5-7 mins for a commercial on Direct Tv is an issue
or maybe I go back to an optical connection for the Direct TV box....part of me always felt better about running the Direct Tv box direct the Tv any way to bypass any video processing from the Onkyo