Originally Posted by stylez619
Just to update this today. I dropped my 709 off at the only authorized Onkyo repair shop in San Diego today. The guy had me bring it to the back and set it on a test cart while he wrote the repair order up. While back there I counted 14 Onkyo AVRs for repair or had been repaired waiting for customer pick-up. Of those 14, I was close enough to read 6 of the repair order slips attached to them. All 6 had some variation of "HDMI failure", "HDMI board replacement", or "No HDMI video out".
Out of the 1.4 million people that live in San Diego alone (not to mention other cities) of which thousands of people probably own Onkyo receivers... that really doesn't sound too bad to me. LOL. I would be willing to bet there are equally as many issues with other brands of receivers. But hey... you dont like it? Buy a different brand. No one held a gun to your head. Atleast they are honoring their warranty and fixing most issues associated with the ones that have these issues. The other thing to consider is that HDMI and multi HDMI connections are a fairly new thing still in electronics. As with all new innovative developments in electronics, there are bound to be issues.
At the same time, just based on how many people DID have HDMI issues in their 2010 and 2011 model Onkyo receivers, I would say whatever they did those years, the HDMI board manufacturers definitely screwed the pooch. I have a feeling we will see some changes in future models as far as the manufacturing and as to who Onkyo uses for their receivers.
Sorry yours was one of the ones with the issues. I hope they honor their namesake and fix your receiver for you.