Fear not the fire catching Onkyo receiver. They have fixed the issues, a while back actually.
I've had my Onkyo HTC360 for over a year, and it is still awesome. I have everything networked into it, so I can listen or watch from any source. Sound quality is great, features are awesome. So easy to set up, took about 15 minutes, all done automatically. All you have to do is be quiet for a few minutes, and move the included microphone when told to.
The only negative(which doesn't affect me too much), is the lack of Airplay, at least on my model, and a built-in WiFi. I have no Apple devices, and took care of Wi-Fi with a $20 USB adapter. Now, I have a hardline plugged right into the back of it for constant connection.
Plenty of HDMI, banana audio plugs, easy remote, great quality.
Overall, just an excellent product, and this is a pretty good price.
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