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Topic # 105296 1-Jul-2012 13:32 Send private message

Hi there. Looking at getting an HDMI enable AV Receiver in the next couple of months. Was origianlly leaning towards Yamaha or Denon but they are getting up there price wise. The Onkyo looks good feature wise - but they seem to have a bit of a history for over heating and/or general unreliability. Have an Apple TV so not too bothered re Airplay. Around $790 at JB Hi-Fi.

What would you recommend say for up to a grand or so?




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  Reply # 649200 1-Jul-2012 19:38 Send private message

Personally - I would base a receiver purchase around the sound of the unit.
Take a listen to them with the content you intend to play and make your call from there.
Denon / Yamaha / Onkyo all have their specific factory sound - and they won't all work for everyone.

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  Reply # 649396 2-Jul-2012 10:15 Send private message

I heard Onkyo fixed up the heat issues with their newest models. I have one about 2 years old now, I had to put a 120mm fan in the cabinet because of heat. Most of the time I can run the 12V fan at 8V to keep it quiet and still cool well, but with 5.1 sound especially blu ray I have to run that fan at full speed otherwise you could fry an egg on the Onkyo.




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  Reply # 649409 2-Jul-2012 10:20 Send private message

Yeah I have an older Onkyo too, say 3 years or so at a guess, and it's very hot. In fact I'm about to have a crack at the hdmi board capacitor replacement as mine is starting to take a few goes to get an hdmi lock on the PS3. Onkyo offer the best bang for your buck, but as they say, something's usually got to give for that.

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  Reply # 649439 2-Jul-2012 11:10 Send private message

I'm in a similar position and was thinking of going with Onkyo because the micro system that I have is excellent, but some of the comments here are making me a bit nervous. I haven't really noticed any significant price difference between equivalent Onkyo and Yamaha units, although it's a pity that JB Hifi seem to have stopped stocking the latter.

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