Originally Posted by Louis Bartay
YES... Warren in Aug(my Birthday present) 2007 I paid about $1,200.00 from a online Onkyo Dealer and that included freight and insurance. Prices came down when supply was more available. My 2003 Yamaha RX-V2400 7.1 AVR is still playing in the bedroom. But I wanted HD decoders and HDMI or the 2400 would still be in the HT room. I almost went for a 875 but I did not need the other features.
And it was even more expensive and hard to find early on. Not eveyone knows their Customer Service is or was not very good. My HT system is in a built in cabinet/TV and is a Pain/heavy to move from wall to remove and hook up all my R2R,TT, Bluray,Wii, kids DVD player, CD changer, duel cassette recorder and run Aduessy again and fine tune as I have Heritage and Reference Klipsch speakers mixed in my 7.2 system. I am retired and on a fixed income.....glad you can afford to buy sell trade so many AVR and can hook them up so easy. How do you like the Yamaha?? So far I like my RX-V1900 Yamaha HD AVR.Time will tell if it will last from my hard use Every day.
wow...so you paid more than the MSRP for the 805..??
As I said before..I bought my first Onkyo...a silver refurbished 875 for $598 plus $35 shipping...the 4 year extended warranty was about $65-75..as I recall
Performance wise...I am not sure if I ever had an audio piece give me the bang for the buck the 875 did
its had issues though...HDMI board etc.....in fact it had it had a lot more in warranty claims......than I paid for the unit
I think the Onkyo repair shop told me the work they did to would have been about $900 for a customer pay situation
I have had a LOT of issues with Onkyo products...but I can say I have always prevailed financially
Case in point...they replaced a 905 I had with a 5009 recently
I like the Yamaha A3000...it took the place on an Onkyo 875
The Yamha is not nearly as powerful and dynamic as the Onkyo
However..it has a more finessed sound and a more neutral character about it
The 875 ..to me...was like a sledgehammer
The A3000 is more subtle and not nearly as heavy handed as the 875 was
I am using it with bookshelf speakers..if I were running full range towers I would have kept the 875
One thing about the 875..it has 2 HDMI outputs
Many have used the 2nd HDMI output when they started having HDMI issues
Cost of an HDMI board replacement ..out of warranty..is about $650-700
so the extra money spent on the 875...especially is you needed the video scaling could have been worth it