Plug it in; you should be fine.
Originally Posted by Guy Owen /forum/post/14100021
I purchased an Onkyo AVR, TX-SR875, after months and months of reading reviews, following these forums, etc. I finally decided the HQV processor was something I wanted.
Hooking it up to a new Toshiba 52" Regza, plus my PS3 Blu-Ray, FIOS settop box, a Pure AV power conditioner / surge protector (Belkin). No speakers chosen, yet -- I have an old set of KEFs (103s or 104s, as I recall -- 4 Ohm).
Anyway, the first Onkyo I received literally blew up about 2 minutes after I plugged it in. Big explosive sound -- big puff of smoke -- and the Video side was gone. The Receiver for AM / FM still seemed to be operational. But I unplugged it and sent it back.
Never blew a circuit breaker. Nothing else stopped functioning.
Was this just my dumb luck?
Should I worry about anything with this replacement unit?
The wall circuit seems to check out OK. No indication of polarity problems -- and everything else functions without a hitch.
Thanks ahead of time for any input.
Originally Posted by mrjktcvs /forum/post/14104128
Had I bought it from a local dealer -- though probably not because I got a phenomenal deal (under $1K) online -- would I have returned it and gotten something else? Maybe, but it would have to throw a lot of research down the drain to do so.
Originally Posted by hammong /forum/post/14100671
The first rule of electronics -- If it doesn't blow up in the first hour, it probably won't ever blow up.
Originally Posted by Guy Owen /forum/post/14114741
Hooked it up last night. No components connected. Seems to be running okay.
I did notice one odd thing. The first AVR must have been a returned item that Amazon forwarded to me. It had no Loop Antenna or baggie in the cardboard tray that sits on top of this new one. It had no batteries for the remote -- this one does. I was cursing Onkyo for being so cheap! And it was probably not their fault.
Oddly, it makes me feel better that the first one must've been a demo or returned item. I'll be flinching at every click or buzz, otherwise.