Originally Posted by Audiodork
I would recommend reading the actual Owners Thread as opposed to the Failure Thread. As a corollary to the massive popularity of Onkyo is going to be naturally more reported issues.
All I can say is given the momentum they have gained since the x05 Series and the Black Eye over the Serial Cable issue the caused the x08 Failure Thread to begin with, I honestly think the x09's are going to prove to be well sorted out.
And while it looks pretty scary when seeing all of these Threads, at last updated, it was 21 AVR's that needed to be Repaired on the x08 Failure Thread. And considering the TX-NR608 was the most popular AVR on the Market, I think a certain amount of perspective needs to be had.
Lets put some reality to the numbers..
According to the industry's market reports, in North America Onkyo sold 685,000 AVRs from January 1, 2008 to June 30, 2011..
Assuming a failure rate of 3%, that equates to a total of 20,500 bad AVRs, yet the thread doesn't even suggest a number anywhere close to that.. Something doesn't add up..
I wonder..How many?
of the reported failures were for installs that had inadequate
Just my $0.02..