synnyster said: I had an Onkyo 606 4 years ago. The hdmi board crapped out right after the warranty expired. This seemed like the norm for my Onkyo model and several others. Although I liked my Onkyo, it seemed their hardware crapped out prematurely. I hope they have fixed that issue. For now I'm using a Yamaha RX-A700.
How do you like the Yamaha, I have had several in the past and they have been awesome? Found a RX-A710 for $316 so thinking about jumping on it instead on the Onkyo 709.
posted: Apr. 29, 2012 @ 10:55p
Toddler said: shank said: I am a big Onkyo fan, traded up to the TX-SR606 a few years back. The HDMI interface board went bad shortly after the warranty expired, caused by some bad capacitors - very well documented. Fortunetaly, Onkyo still paid for the repair at a locally approved repair shop. Same here, almost. After spending three months at their authorized repair shop waiting for an HDMI board, Onkyo finally replaced my TX-SR606 with a TX-SR607. The replacement had a 90-day warranty, and it started failing in the same way within a year. I have to leave it turned on at all times, otherwise it cools down and the HDMI switching stops working. After being on for a couple of days it will start working again. It's the same capacitor issue I had before.
Have they fixed those issues in the TX-NR609? I love everything else about Onkyo, but I won't buy another one otherwise.
Okay, so I am not the only one having this problem? I have a TX-SR606 that is about 3 years old and it has problems switching HDMI inputs when it is not warmed up. Will Onkyo still fix this even though it is out of warranty??? Aside from this, I like everything about this receiver.
posted: May. 8, 2012 @ 3:36p
If you phone onkyo they will now authorize a free repair for the board at your / their nearest dealer/repair shop free of charge. I replace all the capacitors in mine and still no change, what a waste of time. Will never buy an Onkyo again. Jim
posted: May. 8, 2012 @ 4:15p
jthales said: If you phone onkyo they will now authorize a free repair for the board at your / their nearest dealer/repair shop free of charge. I replace all the capacitors in mine and still no change, what a waste of time. Will never buy an Onkyo again. Jim
I'm with you on that. They run very hot, the HDMI switch quits working, etc. The Yamaha has a great app for the iPhone and Droid that works very well. They also run much cooler.
posted: May. 8, 2012 @ 4:22p
I got my NR609 today. Unfortunately, there're many scratches on the unit. Now consider sending it back for a refund.
posted: May. 11, 2012 @ 1:34p
It's back with an additional 10% off instead of 15%. With Tax for Texas. The code for 10% is MOTH
Shopping Cart Contents Part Description Quantity Price Each TXNR609 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver - Reconditioned (T3) 1 $299.00
subtotal : $299.00
- promotion : $29.99
- Onkyo Points : $10.00
+ tax : $21.47
+ shipping : $0.00
total : $280.48
posted: May. 23, 2012 @ 8:40a
Buyer beware. Test everything. I purchased the TXNR609. After hooking it up I noticed there was no sound through the right rear speaker, only crackling. I ran it though ever test I could think of (different speaker, different wire, different source, different input) before returning it. When the replacement arrived I hooked it up and it had the same problem only this time it was the center speaker. The funny part is, in both cases the speaker calibration static played fine through all speakers. You get what you pay for.
posted: May. 23, 2012 @ 10:26a
I got this for $150 during the Fry's black friday sale. Great reciever, been loving it so far. If you do your research, you'll see that some earlier models had issues with overheating and burning up the video circuitry. Later models (likely what these are and what I picked up) have a fan built in to prevent this from happening - you can't hear the fan and the buzzing from the transformer is louder than the fan, but you due to the overheating tendencies, you should not stack anything on top of it. If you put it in a cabinet make sure it's a forced-air cooled cabinet.
posted: Jun. 19, 2012 @ 11:15a
FDTN is the newest code, shipped with tax for 258.
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