Originally Posted by Audiodork
Sadly, that is a quite abridged tale. Crazy thing is it is the first AVR I have ever Owned that has needed Repair aside from a Denon AVR-4800 that was my fault.
you are very lucky
I have have now had 2 Onkyo receivers replaced...and the 5508 preamp is going through the "ghost" issues changing its own inputs and not responding to the remote
I am still pressing for replacement on that unit as well
Onkyo sent me an e-mail today saying they were send me a prepaid shipping box and would bring the unit back to NJ for repair
We'll see on that one...I am still pressing for a new unit since the one I have is 3 months old( bought new not refurbished) and used 2-3 hours a weeks
In fact if I could get a full refund on my purchase price I would be ecstatic
As for their customer service..lol
Worst there is
The network card issues on the 4310 are nothing compared to...both in cost and frequency to the HDMI board issues on the Onkyo's
If the HDMI board fails on an Onkyo( out of warranty)..you have a 55# brick on your hands as its not worth it to repair....when its $700-900 to do so
Those numbers are below MSRP for the board..BTW
That is real money that you can actually get the job done for
The card in the 4310 is $200....my understanding you can do it yourself for far less than that..its a simple process as many in the 4310 forum have done their own
I have seen a Onkyo forum member replace their own HDMI board.....
As for the Yamahas and Pioneers...It seems they are far more reliable
Look through the Onkyo receivers forums....and look at all the HDMI board failures and then look at the cost to repair
I have had 3 failed HDMI boards on 3 different Onkyos
Look at the 4310 forum and see how much the network card costs to replace and make your mind up about which one you would rather deal with...
Onkyo is always the least expensive unit in their class of product....you can see from the prices of the used ones on Ebay, Audiogon etc that people don't trust the units....as 875/905 products are going for less than $400.....you could not tough any Denon equivalent product( of that time frame) for those prices
I would venture Newegg will have the 3009 in 2-3 months for $1200..based on the last 2 generations of their pricing of that level of Onkyo products
Onkyo has shipped the 5009( to replace the buyback 905) from the west coast and it should arrive by the end of the week