Well, after almost exactly (EDIT) 6 years of use and one HDMI board replacement under warranty, my A3010 just suddenly, without any warning, won't turn on. It was fine on Saturday. Had some of the games on all day. Had a party, not sure who turned it off that night, but on Sunday, it wouldn't turn on. The network app recognizes it, but won't turn it on. I tried to reset the unit using the "Straight" button, no response. Tried to go into self diagnostic mode. The first time, the display came on and said something about protect, but it was too fast to decipher before it shut off again. I tried the service manual method to overcome the protect mode, but it doesn't seem to work for me. So maybe something in the amp section went out and it is in over-current protection. Not sure what would go that quick. I wasn't messing with wiring, and wasn't cranking it or abusing in any way.
It kinda discourages me on AV receivers. My first HDMI receiver (Onkyo SR805) was a great receiver for about 5 years until the HDMI started to act up. Tried to re-cap, but didn't help. After about 6 years, I sold as is and got the Yamaha. Its HDMI board went out after about a year and it was fixed under warranty. Since then it has been fine, but now suddenly its dead. So in 11 years, I've had two AV receivers die. I've never had any other type of audio equipment fail like these modern AVRs
I'm sure the repair cost will be more than I want to spend on a 5 year old, non-4K, non ATMOS receiver. I don't really use any of that, but still...
For now, I grabbed a local cheap sale (under $175) for an Integra DTR-50.5. That model seems to be after the massive Onkyo HDMI/Network board fiasco. I couldn't find anyone complaining about failures on it, so hopefully I can get a few good years out of it. I know it is a wimp compared to my old SR805, but I rarely need the extra power anyway. I just think I'm over spending big money on these receivers to have them fail every 5 years. The way quality is declining, it may be a trend to have disposable receivers and that's fine, but I'm not spending more than a few hundred on one.
If it ain't in HD, it ain't worth watching!
Last edited by billbillw; 10-30-2018 at 09:46 AM.