Can someone verify/correct me on something? If my recollection is ok, I seem to remember the XXX7 and XXX8 Onkyo series AVRs getting fantastically reduced- perhaps not immediately- but somewhere down the road they got somewhere near 50-60% of their original MSRP's.
But then came the XXX9's and- again unless I'm mistaken- they seemed to never see the substantial drop offs in price. Certainly not list of course, but you simply weren't going to be picking up a 3009 for ~$1200 like I distinctly recall seeing the 3008 going for. And there wasn't really much in the groundbreaking changes dept between them to boot (?...again, if memory serves).
Basically- assuming my assertion's even remotely correct- I'm just wondering if anyone has any insight on this current crop. I realize no one has a crystal ball, but I'm hoping this general economy- combined with a little bit of favorable Onkyo AVR price history- may make the 3010 available for around 15-$1600 somewhere no-so-far down the road.
Of course I have a perfectly useful and excellent-performing Denon 4311, but what fun would it be to keep it and go without useless 4k upscaling and DTS Neo X?!