Originally Posted by rolltide1017
Thanks and I've seen that thread. The faulty DTS chip is the main reason I decided to look into other options for a DTHD/DTS-HD MA receiver. I just keep reading about too many little bugs with the Onkyo to feel comfortable with purchasing it (plus some say it runs very hot compared to other receivers).
Still reading through this thread but, so far so good, I feel better about the 2808 then the 705.
I just returned my 705 today and swapped it for a 988. Other than the more money i had to spend i'm thrilled at no lip sync, probably why CC is selling them at 650 a 150 drop in price.
I asked the gal at CC if she could squeeze the manager for a discount. He took off 100. After that i asked her, do i still get the 75 dollar gift card CC is offering on there site. She said yes.
So got a deal of some sort off the 1199 list. I was to scared to buy from Amazon. No returns,,, send back defected in 7 days. 15 25 percent restocking fees. ouch.
Hooked it up and played several scenes and some music that i used on the 705. Noticeable improvement. Better sounding, more juice,,, clear and much louder,,, AND NO LIP SYNC ISSUES. Set up was kinda easy because of just having to set up the other one.
I could notice a marked improvement on the video upscale of my tivo feed. Not an OMG, but a happy enough feeling for the extra money spent.
All in all, with the choices and price points we are dealing with here,, and all the research on receivers i did here on this great site,, with great posters,,,,, i 'm happy with this purchase. AGAIN,,,NO LIP SYNC ISSUES. YEAH!!!!!
I cant believe i almost decided to put up with that, after three weeks it seemed OK but last night i was like man sounds are late, it was bugging me, only had a few days left to return. glad i did for the 988.