Originally Posted by nakenergy
Looking at the features it seems to me that the new Onkyos specially the 876 is the biggest bang for features/price - its about 50 lbs, has Reon, Audyssey eq and dynamic volume, 2 years warranty, all inputs scaled, isf calibration, thx ultra, hd radio etc.
Dave - any chance you are reviewing the Onkyos in the near future?
I just got rid of my Onkyo 805, and was GLAD I did! Yes, they do seem to have a (smoke & mirrors) best bang for your buck, but in less than a year, you too will be howling mad like the rest of us were when they suddenly stop supporting your unit with FW fixes. Their answer to most of our problems? If you want a fix for XYZ problem, then buy our newer xx6 models! We put the fixes into those.
And sure, the 876, just like in the 875, has the REON chip in it. But just like Edithomaso said in post #2330 just above, Onkyo still has not fixed their color space conversion as of yet. And in the Onkyo FW post, there are a lot of screaming mad users ticked off at the (lack of) support from Onkyo.
Not to mention read up the horror stories on the NR1000 posts!!!! The so called "Future Proof" flagship AVR of theirs, which had replaceable cards in it just like a computer so you could update it, were left high and dry by Onkyo. And after enough folks screamed out loud, and a few class actions being sought after, Onkyo's answer was to offer them a few hundered dollars off their latest $3000 AVR. These folks had spent over $7000+ on their NR1000 with the promise of always being upgradeable!!!!
So needless to say, you'll never see an Onkyo in my house ever again!!!
Now, if you need HQV Reon for standard DVD upscalling, I would strongly suggest looking at the Samsung 2500 or the Best Buy exclusive 2550 BD player. Both have the Reon in them, do a fantastic job of upscaling DVD's, and after a recent SURPRISE FW update = both now get NetFlix online, and the BB exclusive 2550 also gets Pandora!