stugoldstein wrote:You know whats funny- I actually have an TX-NR 616 and a Pioneer 1223. Both of mine receivers work flawlessly- I might had to wait a century for the firmware to fix my video but it hasn't gone dead since.
Are you sure you doing it right? It can be a pain in the you know what.. but when it works- it works. I say if you have real issues- don't hide behind a kooky nickname- I'm Stu Goldstein and I can proudly sand by what I say- so should every character on this blog.
Hi Stu, thanks for your contributions to this discussion: 1) questioning my ability to properly set up my receiver, and 2) questioning my posting under an alias. Gee, that Onkyo rep you are chummy with seems to post under an alias too -- got any problems with that?
But to answer your question, yes, I am "doing it right". I agree with you that the setup of this receiver is needlessly complicated. That seems to go with the territory -- what I AM deducting points here is that the HDMI switching in this receiver is buggy and it has problems which are mentioned on many forums like this one. I have not personally experienced the power supply or heat-failure issues mentioned by some of the other posters but the HDMI switching issues, sudden loss of sound via HDMI, and weird delays when switching inputs are all problems my receiver has in spades. I bought what I thought was a great brand (Onkyo) from an authorised seller and the end result has been negative. I will definitely look at another brand next time.
In another post you downplayed the video switching issues saying that these receivers are meant for audio. I beg to differ, sir. An audiophile would be looking at separate components (pre-amp, amp, etc) not an integrated receiver . A big selling point of these receivers is video and I think your Onkyo friends should be able to explain that to you. I will grant you that as far as I was concerned Onkyo had a good reputation -- their discrete power amplification was a big reason I bought my last three Onkyo receivers. Unlike other brands, if Onkyo said 100w/channel that power output was measured at very low distortion levels, unlike some competitors who would inflate their wattage numbers to move units. Look, I am not saying these receivers suck -- what I am saying is that the HDMI switching and other key features are badly executed and if Onkyo wants to ever earn my business again they can take my 616 back and give me a new model that has none of the problems.