Originally Posted by sourbeef
That was another bad memory from my Onkyo days. I could not bitstream DTS-HD Master from the blu-ray player because of the "DTS bomb"
the Onkyo unit was known for...I always had to use PCM.
While I know many on this thread seem to have had a rough experience with Onkyo, after owning a TX-SR805, TX-SR875, TX-NR3007, and TX-NR3008, the good far outweighed the bad. I always bitstreamed the lossless codecs and never had any issues. In addition, I sold my 805, 875 and a few weeks ago my 3008 all locally and all three are still going strong.
I did have issues with the TX-NR3007 which was a B-Stock. It was replaced with an A-Stock TX-NR3008 that had no issues in the almost 2 years I owned it. As I posted earlier, I am shocked at just how much better the Preamp Stage on the 4520 is as it has really made a huge difference on my Aragon 8008bb.
I suppose 5 years of using Onkyos had made me lose sight of just how restrained the Aragon had been. Prior to the 805, I was using a Pioneer Elite VSX-49txi which likewise had a strong Preamp Stage.
I definitely am not missing the relay clicking when going from DD/DTS to a PCM source/ I suppose you get so acclimated to something like that over the years that when switching over to something that does not make such noises the silence is truly golden.