Originally Posted by Jakeman02
I've got a user manual for it in PDF format. PM me an email address and I'll send it to you. Loved that receiver. Best sounding receiver I've had to date although featureless and with limited connection options which is why I sold it. BTW it's the receiver that came with the HTS-580 HTIB system.
The clicking is normal if that's what your concerned about between switching sources in between normal programming and commercials. It's the receiver searching for the different audio format.
The reasons I'm considering upgrading are:
The constant clicking. I've heard that other, newer Onkyo receivers can be set a couple of different ways to decrease or eliminate this all together. I use a quirky tuner that has questionable signal at times and it seems as though this receiver has a hard time with that and will even lose audio and sit and click non stop even when it's NOT switching to a 2ch mode. When he had a name-brand Comcast tuner it didn't do this but at the same time our other receivers seem to handle this better. Being in the master bedroom it's more annoying late at night when the wife is sleeping (even though it's in the closet) than it would be in say the living room.
Lack of HDMI. I have quite the spaghetti mess of wires and switches to make this thing work and have had a blast running countless wires through the walls to make everything work and I can't tell you how much easier a simple receiver w/HDMI out and a couple HDMI inputs would make my life.
Dynamic Volume and Audyssey time/amplitude correction. I would really like to take advantage of something like this as it would make the sound much better than it currently is. There are some channels that have absurdly loud commercials and I seem to watch all of these channels at night while my wife is trying to sleep. I can be watching ESPN at a reasonable volume and get up to use the can and mid stream I hear the walls shaking and someone screaming at my wife to wake up and order their boner pills. We all know I can't stop mid stream so I would really like to utilize the Dynamic Volume adjustment of the newer Onkyo receivers as this is the perfect application for it. Too much information?
Those are the primary reasons. Nothing against the sound of the receiver (other than the stuff just mentioned) as the system has performed very well for me and for the price I can't complain too much.
I'll PM you my email address though because who knows how long it will be before I do actually replace it and if I can fix a majority of the issues I'm having I may keep it longer. Hell, I just last week replaced my Sony Maximum Home Theater system I had in the basement which was 15yrs old and I swore about 10yrs ago I was going to upgrade everything so who knows...