Originally Posted by devilbones
Is there any reason that I should upgrade my 805 to an 809?
I did ----here's why. I enjoyed my refurbished 805for 3years. I ran 2 Sony LCD TVs off the HDMI out via a powered splitter. This was causing problems so I looked for 2HDMI outs. My son also upgraded from 804 to the 809 and loved the sound.
I paid 650 from Amazon, sold my 805 in eBay for 340, and got a 200 cash back on a new CHase card. Net cost . . . 110. Easy
I think the sound is better, I love the network ability, fresh warranty, and really cool oremote app for my iPad.
Forget the rebate . . And the cost was 310 or 100 per year. Had I waited a couple more years, my 805 could have died and I wouldn't have had any resale. That could have increased my annual cost. I think either of these are going to cost about a 100 per year . . . Might as well have the latest.