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post #21 of 28
Like I said check clearance, there might be a deal in there that will surprise you (also they won't have clearance on the floor, you have to ask them to go get it)

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Electronics/Clearance/pcmcat142300050026.c?id=pcmcat142300050026
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I stopped keeping track about a year ago but the HDMI issue seems to be on just about all of them. It has to do with cheap caps and long exposure to heat. At one point it was impossible to get replacement daughter boards so your only option was to find a shop that would replace all the caps or do it yourself.

On average the Onkyos I have seen last 10~16 months before the issue starts to show itself and then they get progressively worse. And since this is a heat related issue I will mention that all but one of us made sure the receivers had plenty of room to breathe and none of them were in cabinets. The one that died the fastest at 10months had an original 'Fat' PS3 sitting on top of it for its entire life which of course trapped in more heat.

Everyone here is now rocking either a Yamaha or a Denon.
post #23 of 28
my friend pick up a onkyo receiver recently on of the $599 models ( forget which one) had to return it, it had HDMI problems, He after picked up a Denon receiver refurb for $599 from accessories4less, which means its even more expensive if you buy it new, that one also had a problem, started turning of and on on a never ending cycle. HE took it to one of the service centers , guy there show him how he fixed it in less then 2min. it was a connector problem. thats is why i went with Emotiva UMC-1 pre/pro you can get them cheap now on their forums.
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post #25 of 28
Yamaha is always a good option. Both my TV and PC are running off Yamaha receivers. They both sound great thumb.gif
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post #26 of 28
Yamaha is good but the one I have doesnt sound near as good as the Onkyo that I got my Father-in-law and I have never noticed it running hot. However, they have changed the cooling configuration.

My Yamaha is actually already dying and it is only 3 years old in a well ventilated location.

The new onkyo's have a heatsink w/ fan configuration inside the chassis and I have not noticed any heat problems on my father-in-laws.

But the heat is part of the reason it is really good to look at something that will have seperates as a possibility in the future.
post #27 of 28
Denon, Marantz, Onkyo,

Onkyos have had their problems in the past, So has Denon, but that doesnt make them less of a receiver. I had three onkyos. i have a Onkyo pre pro 5508 now and havent had any problems.
 
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post #28 of 28
I would try to get a Denon 1712, Onkyo NR609, and a Pioneer VSX-1022-K in that order.
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