After owning a Denon 3805 for quite a few years, I decided to upgrade to have HDMI switching and have lossless audio. I would have stuck with Denon, but the new Onkyo 3010 Receiver caught my eye. Anyways, the 3010 receiver arrived and I went ahead and hooked it up to my 7.1 system in a new theater room in my basement that I just finished.
Well, to make a long story short, I hooked it up, and tested it, and everything was fine the first day. I ran the Audyssey system setup, but did not download any firmware updates. The second day, I came home from work, turned it on, and thought I would test a movie. Well, I immediately started hearing static out of the front right speaker. I thought it was odd, but to confirm that it was not an issue with the speaker or cable, I swapped it with the left speaker. The static noise then went from the right speaker to the left. Besides hearing static, when the codec changes, or it moves to a new audio track, it "pops" or "clicks", but only in the speaker exhibiting the static problem.
The weird thing is, however, after about an hour, the problem went away. Is this something that anyone here has experienced? My only experience with a receiver has been the Denon that was perfomed flawlessly for 7 or 8 years. My basement tends to be a bit on the cool side, especially the room where the Onkyo is housed, it might be 60 degrees, but I don't think this is a bad thing. I don't want to have to wait for a receiver to "warm up" prior to sounding right. I turned the Audyssey off to make sure that was not the problem, but I still heard the static/popping noise.
Any thoughts out there? Should I run a firmware update? I can't see how that would help, however.