Originally Posted by RayGuy
Yamaha has been the reliability leader for some time. Whether that continues in the future is subject to debate, but past experience often portends the future.
Originally Posted by erick granato
Seems like the consensus. Although, make sure you get a model with pre-outs as some of the Yamaha models are a little less powerful than their Denon or Onkyo counterparts, that way you can add an external power amp for the front channels, if you need it.
Originally Posted by dhinson66
Not sure why there's so much criticism of Onkyo receivers- they are very powerful, have great features and the 3 I have owned over the last 10 years or so have been bullet proof. I still have a TX NR 626 and a TX RZ 810 and they both sound great.
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My old Yamaha has a non user friendly menu system but has worked well for my needs in a spare bedroom 5.1 system TV (before we moved). Onkyo was always my favorite and had 3 over the years / MIJ ones were perfect. Have had at least two Denon's and the sound was incredible. Seems I remember the higher end Sony had a very nice menu system.
Problem with a new MIJ unit it will require a large outlay of funds and a two man lift with a questionable value added with a small foot print layout. So leaning towards a Yamaha for quality but like all the bells and whistles on the Sony/Denon/Onkyo. Seems the one star reviews are extremely brutal on many brands for quality out of the box.
Hooking all the wires up even for a simple system is not an easy task and to do it for a DOA unit is pretty nasty.
Anyway thanks for all the past, present and future inputs as I shop the BF deals in the next 10 days. Looking a BB, Amazon, AAFES, NEX, B&H and other NY dealers for deals.