I am listening to Denon bashing on an ONKYO failure thread of all places as though it is relevant to OUR Onkyo problems. If some of you take solace in bashing Denon on this thread, then you have your priorities a little misplaced.
I'm am a long time Denon owner and I've never experienced an issue with any of my Denon AVRs. I also use to own Integra separates about 20+ years ago without issue. I know some of us have biases, but don't let them tilt common sense. We have an Onkyo problem and NOT a Denon problem. There are just as many happy Denon owners as there are Onkyo owners. Also, there are Onkyo owners who won't buy Denon and vice a versa.
As far as the current crop of AVRs from most manufacturers; they are more alike than different. I presently own a Denon AVR-A100 and an Onkyo TX-NR5008. They both have their strengths and weaknesses which I will not go into. Unfortunately, the unit (TX-NR5008) with significantly less hours on it is in for service since June 10.
I am not going to swear off buying Onkyo products, but that is subject to change if they screw up this repair. The bottom line is manufacturers will have a bad run of products periodically, but what is more important is how they handle its resoution.