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post #11 of 34 Old 04-04-15, 02:54 AM
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Re: New multi zone system with in ceiling speakers... help!

For Receivers, I Have an Onkyo and I wish I had bought a Denon. For the Price/Feature Value, either is very hard to beat. HOWEVER, My Onkyo stopped working within the first 90 days and was repaired under warranty. Would have cost me $350.00 but repair that time was free. Worked well for nearly a year, then went bad again. This time I'm going to try and repair it myself. Repair guy told me almost all they see in their shop are Onkyo's, and even they have trouble getting parts for them. They recommended Denon. In fact the repair shop has stopped taking in Onkyo's because of the parts problem! They are a totally independent shop, affiliated with many companies to do warranty work and they don't SELL anything!

I concurr with the other posts re; speakers and placements. These guys are VERY helpful.
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post #12 of 34 Old 04-04-15, 08:30 AM
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New multi zone system with in ceiling speakers... help!

Airplay on my Yamaha is about as reliable as a bag of wet mice. Just FYI.

Interesting re: the Onkyo. What model?

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My onkyo is an 808 that had a board put in it they're honoring repairs through 2018(IIRC) even out of warranty. Mine was just past warranty. It's older so no AirPlay, but I use an airport express. Have to restart my phone once in awhile but mostly perfect.
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AVR Zone 2 warning:

I haven't researched AVR's in the last several years so maybe this isn't an issue anymore...

Many AVR's will NOT output digital sources to Zone 2.
In other words, if you have all equipment connected to the AVR using digital connections (i.e. DVD player, BluRay player, CD player, Roku, cable box...), the AVR will NOT output any of these to Zone 2.
If you want anything such as the CD player or Roku to be output to Zone 2, they must use analog connections.

Digital Connections/Cables: HDMI, Optical, TOSLink, S/PDIF, Coaxial Digital
Analog Connections/Cables: RCA (Composite), Phono

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For Receivers, I Have an Onkyo and I wish I had bought a Denon. For the Price/Feature Value, either is very hard to beat. HOWEVER, My Onkyo stopped working within the first 90 days and was repaired under warranty. Would have cost me $350.00 but repair that time was free. Worked well for nearly a year, then went bad again. This time I'm going to try and repair it myself. Repair guy told me almost all they see in their shop are Onkyo's, and even they have trouble getting parts for them. They recommended Denon. In fact the repair shop has stopped taking in Onkyo's because of the parts problem! They are a totally independent shop, affiliated with many companies to do warranty work and they don't SELL anything!

I concurr with the other posts re; speakers and placements. These guys are VERY helpful.
Re: Onkyo problems WARNING OFF-SITE LINK



Here are some links:

http://www.onkyousa.com/Support/service_info.php#
https://repair.onkyousa.com/na/


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Re: New multi zone system with in ceiling speakers... help!

WOW, If it's true that ONKYO will extend warranty longer, that would save me a real headache. I'll look into it at post my results later. Thanks a bunch! You guys are GREAT!
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I can't vouch for what it covers, BUT having seen it recently, it seemed worth sharing. Good luck!

This fault sounds similar to an issue my Yamaha is having. Wonder if they share the same network chip....

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Re: New multi zone system with in ceiling speakers... help!

Thanks Chromejob, I don't think mine is a network problem, It just wont play anything from any source, I'll follow your leads and let you know. Thanks again!
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Thanks Chromejob, I don't think mine is a network problem, It just wont play anything from any source, I'll follow your leads and let you know. Thanks again!
sounds like an hdmi board. Mine would freeze up when using net/usb. It would start working if I unplugged it. Finally it just gave up. :-(
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post #20 of 34 Old 04-05-15, 08:40 PM
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You're about the 5th person who told me to look at the HDMI board.... I'll let you know what happens with Onkyo.
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