Originally Posted by Toknowshita
Look I've had several Onkyo AVRs over the past seven years. I haven't had one issue. One reason why Onkyo is dinged with a bad rep is because Onkyo has more installed units in the last several generations of AVRs. So I am not saying they're perfect but it also seems they have admitted issues with they're HDMI board designs and they have helped those owners even out of warranty.
The HDMI board has been redesigned by Onkyo which now run at lower voltage. So hopefully that will help their rep some. I think price to feature and performance ratio heavily favors at many of their model levels.
I have had TWO Onkyo fail a Flagship TX-NR5008 & then a mid level TX-NR807 both had a defective & poorly designed HDMI boards both could cook meals on them . Onkyo will fix them both outta warranty no questions asked .
I now Have a TX-NR1009 it runs cool as a cucumber .
NOW why would I drop down to mid level 1009 Because it has all the features I need that was in the 5008 at a 1/3 of the price
All because I NOW use power amps that I will have for decades to come . so now I can swap AVR's ,To processors , to even a Oppo like Mongo has & not have to buy top-o-line AVRs every time the tech standards change in a few years AND Yes they are due for big change soon when UltraHD takes over from 4K .
trust it's the way it is & is not gonna change
lock yourself Now into a high priced flagship AVR & you soon will regret it when the tech changes again , ME when that happens it ani't gonna hurt as much as the Flagship owners