Originally Posted by madmin
Just thought I would throw this out for consideration - I have had my SR803 for almost 3 years and have just recently been experiencing what appears to be a switching problem. When I turn the unit on, sometimes I will get no sound. If I switch to another source and back a few times it will start working again. I thought it was the cable set top box because the sound will sometimes go off when I change channels. When I change the source back to tuner, I still get no sound. Any clues?
Ahh the same thing happened to me recently ... I am not happy.
The amp went silent from one moment to the next, selecting different inputs does not help, it appears the "dsp" is not working (I can't change listening modes at all).
Video works fine...as well as the "speaker protection" it clicks off when I turn on the 803.
Have tried disconnecting all inputs and hooking up something to Zone2, all to no avail.
Need to find some time to fully unhook it and bring it to a dealer, but I fear a huge bill since it is out of warranty.
Am considering claiming partial warranty under the European "non-conformity" rules that a receiver of this caliber is supposed to last longer then 3 years.
But in all I am mostly disappointed that after barely 3 years the amp dies, showing the exact same problems others had.
I have had multiple Onkyo receivers over the years, from the now ancient 839 (which is still working fine for my parents), ending (for now) in the 803, all worked very well for years on end, so now hearing of and witnessing first hand a lot of problems with more "recent" Onkyo models (like the 804/805/876(rumored heat probs?)) I can only show my disappointment...
Clearly Onkyo should tighten its bonds with Integra, perhaps that'll help sort out the manufacturing problems