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post #11 of 21 Old 04-28-14, 07:55 PM
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Re: Onkyo Announces the TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 AV Receivers

Well, this just cements the hesitation I have always had concerning Onkyo and their business ethics. Each time I upgraded my AVR I considered Onkyo briefly, but a couple of things always held me back. To wit,

- A couple of years back, there was the whole "DTS Bomb" thing, which Onkyo AVRs were susceptible to (and many owner's speakers were ruined as a result). All of the other manufacturers released firmware updates to fix the problem, but Onkyo steadfastly held that it was not a problem with their AVRs, and refused to release a firmware update to address the issue (it was later confirmed to be a problem with the AVR DSP chip, if memory serves). Even then, AFAIK they only fixed the issue moving forward, and never retroactively fixed previous models via FW updates (nice of them, huh?)

- Back in the midst of the format war, they released a single HD DVD player (for which I paid a pretty penny). When HD DVD threw in the towel, Onkyo dropped any support for these pricey players cold-turkey (I don't think Onkyo honored the warranty, either). Fortunately, they were just clones of Toshiba's XA2, who continued releasing updated firmware for some time. At least Toshiba recognized that many of their customers had paid a lot of money for their product, and continued to support them. I have always been of the opinion that customer service is at least as important as the product itself. In that light, Toshiba: 1 Onkyo: 0.

... and this AccuEQ thing is strike three (corporate stupidity to save a buck).

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Re: Onkyo Announces the TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 AV Receivers

Onkyo's lack of direct Airplay support baffles me as well. OK you could get it on like 3 of their international models a year or two ago. But not offering it while almost all of their competitors do is another loss.

I would have written less but I didn't have the time.
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Re: Onkyo Announces the TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 AV Receivers

Has anybody compared both the EQ's? If not personally then does anyone have a link to a comparison anywhere else?

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Tonto:We all agree that the Audussey software was a huge selling point for Onkyo.
ME> IMO they either discovered that 1) their software is incapable of working with the hardware. if that is possible. that caused all the hdmi failures in the past???? 2) most probable is that will offer of X32 for TOP TIER models, of course with added $$$$

phazewolf:I find it hard that the same HDMI issues that had for years now are still a problem but they are.
ME> I have 2 AVR's have hdmi failure, 1) txnr-5008; took 2 yrs to get the that "1" time out of warranty repair. And they did a excellent job. 2)txnr-5009, just failed AFTER proper usb update of latest firmware....no sound hdmi board failure. NOW waiting for the "OK" to take it to service center....now running and old 905.....it works, using a external amp to ease it from working.....but will see. So can I recommend purchasing a ONKYO AVR??? NO....

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Re: Onkyo Announces the TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 AV Receivers

Looks like the NR1030, NR3030, and SC5530 are all equipped with AccuEQ as well. Though they do gain Atmos processing capability.
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Re: Onkyo Announces the TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 AV Receivers

Onkyo just bought Pioneer's audiovisual business:

http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Deal...nvestment-fund

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Re: Onkyo Announces the TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 AV Receivers

Don't even care to hear the reviews on their proprietary system unless someone comes out and says they have been working on this software for more than a decade and can better Audyssey in every way. This is a flat out bad business decision to cut costs or to continue to hit specific price points only. They are going to lose sales on their mid to high end products, period.
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Re: Onkyo Announces the TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 AV Receivers

Seems they have dropped Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 even on top end AVR such as PR-SC5530 and TX-NR3030.
To bad, they just lost me.
I was actually waiting to upgrade to PR-SC5530 from NR5007 to match my new SubMersive HP+ Subwoofer and Catalyst 12C speakers. It was easy to press the button and fix the worst room errors and forget about it.
Wonder if I can get a loan for a MX151 . Guess I will start wading through reviews.
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Re: Onkyo Announces the TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 AV Receivers

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Onkyo just bought Pioneer's audiovisual business:

http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Deal...nvestment-fund
very interesting thanks for sharing
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Re: Onkyo Announces the TX-NR737 and TX-NR838 AV Receivers

i'm just testing what my avatar looks like i just got a TX-NR737

My main setup
PN60E8000 Plus evolution 2013Kit + Directv genie + Panasonic 3D blu-ray player + Onkyo TX-NR 818 9.2 Bic F12 subs Onkyo M-5010 2-Channel Amplifier for wides.
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PN51F5500 + Directv Genie + Panasonic 3D blu-ray player + Onkyo TX-NR 737 5.2.2
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