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post #1591 of 9534
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Originally Posted by simpleHT View Post

I think it's just marketing scheme from Onkyo side to promote the newly released 3010 and 5010 so that consumers do not feel that the higher end models are way too overpriced compared to the sale-priced 818 model. Without the sale price, now ppl might think the models are all in-line in price/performance. Smart move!!

I wonder how long it will take for prices to go down again. I was looking at a price history chart at PriceGrabber for the 818. I noticed that the prices were drastically reduced around early June. I hope prices are reduced around labor day weekend, or earlier.
post #1592 of 9534
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Originally Posted by simpleHT View Post

I think it's just marketing scheme from Onkyo side to promote the newly released 3010 and 5010 so that consumers do not feel that the higher end models are way too overpriced compared to the sale-priced 818 model. Without the sale price, now ppl might think the models are all in-line in price/performance. Smart move!!
Right, it was only five days or so that you could buy the 818 for 829.00 and with them selling the 5010 for 2999.00, the 3010 for 2299.00 and the 1010 being 1800.00 that's quite a bit of difference price-wise, but not feature-wise for that price difference. The 818 at that lower price was probably the best value 2012 receiver.
post #1593 of 9534
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Originally Posted by TazExprez View Post

I wonder how long it will take for prices to go down again. I was looking at a price history chart at PriceGrabber for the 818. I noticed that the prices were drastically reduced around early June. I hope prices are reduced around labor day weekend, or earlier.

Check out Chrome/FF extensions "The Tracktor" (for Amazon) and "PriceBlink" for other online shopping sites (easy price comparisons though obviously doesn't support every single store).

Sorry for the tangent otherwise. And now back to your regularly scheduled programming...
post #1594 of 9534
I am loving my 818 so far but I do have a question. When showing off the receiver with some Beats Antique I found that the receiver shutdown at about 80 on the volume. No doubt this the work of protection circuits, but there was no distortion and I would expect to be able to go above 80.

It does flash the red THX led just before shutdown and I get the "check spkr wire" upon system resume. I did split off of the center channel to an impedance matching volume control for a speaker in the kitchen. I suppose this could be throwing a wrench into things. Fyi I did that because zones don't pass digital and we like to hear what's on the TV in the kitchen with voice being the most important aspect.

My guess is that it is a simple matter of over driving the receiver. Any ideas appreciated.
Edited by TopperMcFly - 8/4/12 at 3:02pm
post #1595 of 9534
Take the speaker selector out of the mix and you'll know for sure.
post #1596 of 9534
I had finally narrowed my search to this avr until the price went up. The difference between the 717 and 818 was $200, now it is $500. Any chance it comes back down?
post #1597 of 9534
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Originally Posted by jhferry View Post

I had finally narrowed my search to this avr until the price went up. The difference between the 717 and 818 was $200, now it is $500. Any chance it comes back down?

It will come back down. Onkyo is trying to get you to buy the new stuff at msrp right now.

butter and jelly please.
post #1598 of 9534
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Originally Posted by jhferry View Post

I had finally narrowed my search to this avr until the price went up. The difference between the 717 and 818 was $200, now it is $500. Any chance it comes back down?
Call around the stores (OneCal, J&R ...). Mostly likely they are able to work out a deal.
post #1599 of 9534
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Originally Posted by simpleHT View Post

Call around the stores (OneCal, J&R ...). Mostly likely they are able to work out a deal.

Add Electronics Expo to that list. Calling or email will get you the real price.
post #1600 of 9534
Anyone having issues getting this unit to connect to a network via a wired connection? I have already sent one unit back, and the replacement unit has the same issues.

If I start the unit up with a network cable plugged in the network option in the menus stays grayed out. If I wait and then plug in the cable it will acquire a DHCP address, but when I hit the NET button it just stays on a black screen or stays stuck on 'initializing'.

I put the latest firmware on it via USB, no help. Tried it with a static address, also no help. I tested it on various network connection points , no dice. These same connections work fine with my laptop and other devices. I've searched the net and found other people running into these types of issues, but no resolutions.

I'd really like to keep this unit, but if I can't get it to see the network I'll have to give up and try another brand. Anybody have any ideas?
post #1601 of 9534
The more I read this thread, the more I'm glad I went with another choice. I'm sure there are units out there that are working great with no problems, but there seem to be quite a few that aren't...
post #1602 of 9534
I just thought I'd chime in that after about 2 months or so now(?), I am not having any issues with my 818. It sounds awesome, I'm very happy with it.
post #1603 of 9534
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Originally Posted by sg2100 View Post

Anyone having issues getting this unit to connect to a network via a wired connection? I have already sent one unit back, and the replacement unit has the same issues.
If I start the unit up with a network cable plugged in the network option in the menus stays grayed out. If I wait and then plug in the cable it will acquire a DHCP address, but when I hit the NET button it just stays on a black screen or stays stuck on 'initializing'.
I put the latest firmware on it via USB, no help. Tried it with a static address, also no help. I tested it on various network connection points , no dice. These same connections work fine with my laptop and other devices. I've searched the net and found other people running into these types of issues, but no resolutions.
I'd really like to keep this unit, but if I can't get it to see the network I'll have to give up and try another brand. Anybody have any ideas?

Yes. Some device on your network is probably responding to the AVR's UPnP discovery messages in a way that it doesn't like. Unplug everything that supports UPnP and power off/on the AVR by unplugging it, power on the removed devices 1-by-1 while you repeat that process until you figure which one (or possibly multiple) device is "causing" the problem.
post #1604 of 9534
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Originally Posted by stevess View Post

I just thought I'd chime in that after about 2 months or so now(?), I am not having any issues with my 818. It sounds awesome, I'm very happy with it.

Same here. Love it.
post #1605 of 9534
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Originally Posted by sg2100 View Post

Anyone having issues getting this unit to connect to a network via a wired connection? I have already sent one unit back, and the replacement unit has the same issues.
If I start the unit up with a network cable plugged in the network option in the menus stays grayed out. If I wait and then plug in the cable it will acquire a DHCP address, but when I hit the NET button it just stays on a black screen or stays stuck on 'initializing'.
I put the latest firmware on it via USB, no help. Tried it with a static address, also no help. I tested it on various network connection points , no dice. These same connections work fine with my laptop and other devices. I've searched the net and found other people running into these types of issues, but no resolutions.
I'd really like to keep this unit, but if I can't get it to see the network I'll have to give up and try another brand. Anybody have any ideas?

I have mine hooked up via wired connection, but haven't had any issues. DHCP worked, and also static IP address. The Network menu is grayed out for about 30 - 45 seconds after powering on the device, but it becomes active after that. I would try as what someone else said which is to disconnect every networked device you have and just try the Onkyo by itself, and if it works, start plugging things in one by one.
post #1606 of 9534
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Originally Posted by stevess View Post

I just thought I'd chime in that after about 2 months or so now(?), I am not having any issues with my 818. It sounds awesome, I'm very happy with it.

+1...Couldn't be happier with mine as well!! Not a single issue to report. I'm using network, media streaming, 9.1 high/wide with an M-282 amp, video processing, audio processing etc. and the thing is flawless. Also runs cool and barely warms up even when pushed. Yay!!!smile.gif
post #1607 of 9534
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Originally Posted by jhferry View Post

I had finally narrowed my search to this avr until the price went up. The difference between the 717 and 818 was $200, now it is $500. Any chance it comes back down?

Hello,
I am guessing the street price difference between the two is going to remain a decent bit larger than the MSRP difference. As the 717 amazingly moves up to a $1000 MSRP while dropping 2 levels of Audyssey all the way down to 2EQ whereas the 818 steps up to XT32, I am guessing the 717 is going to see large discounts and the 818 to be hewing closer to its MSRP.
Cheers,
AD
post #1608 of 9534
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Originally Posted by babgvant View Post

Yes. Some device on your network is probably responding to the AVR's UPnP discovery messages in a way that it doesn't like. Unplug everything that supports UPnP and power off/on the AVR by unplugging it, power on the removed devices 1-by-1 while you repeat that process until you figure which one (or possibly multiple) device is "causing" the problem.

Thanks for the advice. I thought I had tried that, but apparently not.

For anyone else with this type of issue, apparently my Vera home automation controller is the 'problem', even though it's never been an issue with any other device previously. Also, it appears it's only a problem when the amp is starting up, because if I plug it into the network after the amp starts up from an unplugged state, the amp continues to work fine (haven't tried it yet with just powering the amp off/on).

Hopefully this will be something they address in a patch at some point. Thanks again for the tip.
post #1609 of 9534
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Originally Posted by sg2100 View Post

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Originally Posted by babgvant View Post

Yes. Some device on your network is probably responding to the AVR's UPnP discovery messages in a way that it doesn't like. Unplug everything that supports UPnP and power off/on the AVR by unplugging it, power on the removed devices 1-by-1 while you repeat that process until you figure which one (or possibly multiple) device is "causing" the problem.

Thanks for the advice. I thought I had tried that, but apparently not.

For anyone else with this type of issue, apparently my Vera home automation controller is the 'problem', even though it's never been an issue with any other device previously. Also, it appears it's only a problem when the amp is starting up, because if I plug it into the network after the amp starts up from an unplugged state, the amp continues to work fine (haven't tried it yet with just powering the amp off/on).

Hopefully this will be something they address in a patch at some point. Thanks again for the tip.

Might want to double check settimgs in your router and see if it disallowing or pushing it off your network because you dont have enough devices allowed. I ran into a si,ilar situation because of this and setting a higher device allowed threshold fixed. May not fix your problem, but it is a quick look and adjustment.

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post #1610 of 9534
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Originally Posted by sg2100 View Post

Thanks for the advice. I thought I had tried that, but apparently not.
For anyone else with this type of issue, apparently my Vera home automation controller is the 'problem', even though it's never been an issue with any other device previously. Also, it appears it's only a problem when the amp is starting up, because if I plug it into the network after the amp starts up from an unplugged state, the amp continues to work fine (haven't tried it yet with just powering the amp off/on).
Hopefully this will be something they address in a patch at some point. Thanks again for the tip.

Sorry, I should have mentioned that my Vera was the problem device too smile.gif.

I have to do more testing, but so far it seems that as long as I don't touch anything that causes UPnP discovery to occur the NET features continue to function properly (I'm mostly interested in control) w/ the Vera powered on.

The Vera has a very odd UPnP implementation so it's not surprising. I don't mean that as an excuse, Onkyo needs to code around bizarre response data. Trusting input causes all sorts of issues. They know about the issue with the Vera, and I'll let them know that it has been confirmed.

In the short term, placing the Vera on a different subnet works around the problem since UPnP discovery is subnet specific. I've tested it and haven't found any blocking issues with this configuration except that it can't communicate with my alarm panel (they are in different locations so I can't put the panel in the same subnet as the Vera).
Edited by babgvant - 8/6/12 at 6:40am
post #1611 of 9534
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Originally Posted by stevess View Post

I just thought I'd chime in that after about 2 months or so now(?), I am not having any issues with my 818. It sounds awesome, I'm very happy with it.

+4, mine has been issue free, easy to set up, sounds great, XT32 rox, and I couldn't be more pleased. I know the 4311 would have been great too but I saved a good chunk of money going this way and happy I did. I also nominate this the value receiver of the year.
post #1612 of 9534
Mine also has been trouble free and for this this price range, I also agree this receiver is a best buy to date.I came from a trusty 805 that still preforms well today.
post #1613 of 9534
I really appreciate those writing in to say that their 818 is working trouble-free. This is my ideal receiver but the issues reported are scaring me towards a Denon.

The more happy reports, the merrier. Keep 'em coming!
Edited by nlpearman - 8/6/12 at 12:29pm
post #1614 of 9534
Does anyone know if the supporting feet of the 818 will fit on a shelf 16" deep?

The Onkyo web site says the overall depth of the unit is 17 1/8", but I am trying to figure out if the weight will be fully supported on a 16" deep shelf even if the unit sticks out over the front and / or back.

We are considering a piece of furnitue in which to place the 818 where the adjustable shelf is 16" deep but is inside a cabinet that is 20" deep.

Thanks
Bruce
post #1615 of 9534
I just called them. Sales rep didnt budge, saying Onkyo is now enforcing the new "standardized" MSRP pricing model.

Does anyone have any other source which is confirmed to sell at last week's prices?


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Originally Posted by babgvant View Post

Add Electronics Expo to that list. Calling or email will get you the real price.
post #1616 of 9534
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Originally Posted by scsnospam View Post

I just called them. Sales rep didnt budge, saying Onkyo is now enforcing the new "standardized" MSRP pricing model.
Does anyone have any other source which is confirmed to sell at last week's prices?

When I purchased mine, the store said "At firsts of the month (August), Onkyo is enforcing a policy of selling at MSRP". The store was matching internet pricing that day (they changed it every day based on pricing that day). It was better than I have seen before or since.

Based on the topics here now on pricing, I guess my sales rep was telling me the truth. My timing was perfect. (Doesn't happen to me too often) cool.gif
post #1617 of 9534
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Originally Posted by BruceOmega View Post

Does anyone know if the supporting feet of the 818 will fit on a shelf 16" deep?

The Onkyo web site says the overall depth of the unit is 17 1/8", but I am trying to figure out if the weight will be fully supported on a 16" deep shelf even if the unit sticks out over the front and / or back.

We are considering a piece of furnitue in which to place the 818 where the adjustable shelf is 16" deep but is inside a cabinet that is 20" deep.

Thanks
Bruce

The entire unit is a hair less than 16" so it will fit on a 16" shelf fine. The feet are probably and inch in from the front and back. If you put it on a shelf that has a back, you will need 20" to give enough room for cables in the back.
post #1618 of 9534
Just thought I'd update. The problems with no sound on passthrough was my tv, I don't know why I cant figure it out. I just run the receiver full time. Otherwise perfect! I have a few settings to figure out how to work, but I'm waiting to mount my final 2 rear channel speakers till I go any further. Awesome machine for the money!
post #1619 of 9534
@ scsnospam re: I just called them. Sales rep didnt budge, saying Onkyo is now enforcing the new "standardized" MSRP pricing model. Does anyone have any other source which is confirmed to sell at last week's prices?


Call Hi-Fi Heaven of Green Bay , WI. I purchased mine from them at a great price. This is one great amp and I have not a single regret spending the $. Worth a phonecon, anyway...
They are an auth. dealer as well.
post #1620 of 9534
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Originally Posted by stevess View Post

I just thought I'd chime in that after about 2 months or so now(?), I am not having any issues with my 818. It sounds awesome, I'm very happy with it.

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Originally Posted by TopperMcFly View Post

Same here. Love it.

Same here. Going on 2 months now.

NP's at all.
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