Disagree. I look at this tread everyday and get excited when I see a new post, because I think someone got a great deal on the Onkyo tx-nr818.
But then I see people arguing about a pioneer. It's disappointing. We are in the "great deals" forum.
Now, to make my post appropriate:
I just purchased this item from jr for 799. And that makes me more disappointed then the how astray this thread has gone. I've been a long holdout but could not wait any longer. Called twice and they would not budge. I was on hold awhile both times. The first guy said 849 was the best he could do. The second guy let me have for 799.
It's a gamble. The prices should drop soon. But if Onkyo decides to drop features in the new models like they've done in the past, then I'm good.