Originally Posted by namenotinuse
I've been following the Denon 4308 and Onkyo 905 forums for weeks trying to decide what to buy. I see many problems with both of them - so many that I don't want anything to do with them. I doubt the Denon 5308 will suddenly and miraculously fix all these. There will probably be a host of new ones. At this rate, I'll be keeping my old receiver forever.
Although I agree that there has been a number of issues on both of these new series, the Onkyo issues seem much more hardware related than feature set related.
The Denon seems to have some GUI issues, but that seems the extent of it OUTSIDE OF.... NETWORKING ISSUES.
I am suer that both Denon and Onkyo are really struggling from a support standpoint on these interconnectivity issues...
Being an ex-Anthem D2 owner, and an ex 5805 owner, the HDMI issues were readily acknowledged (and usually attributed to the source machines_and quickly fixed on both machines.. I am sure the various computer and router implementations are really hard to make stable across the board.
The fact that Denon is already rolling out firmware makes me confident that they are way ahead of the game in this round, both in regards to QC, features, usability and support.
PS.... I just brought a 4308ci for my placeholder