I considered the 809. My TV stand does not have the clearance for the 809 to fit. I considered moving my center channel speaker down a shelf and putting the 809 where the center channel is.Hello,
Congrats. However, if it has not shipped yet, Amazon has a simply dumbfounding deal on the TX-NR809.
At first, Amazon was selling for $426 right before Christmas. Now, they are selling it for $469.http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-NR809-Certified-7-2-Channel-Receiver/dp/B00505F01E
That means for $20 more you could get an A-Stock 809 with the additional year of warranty, HQV Vida Video Processing and slightly more power. AC4L is selling the B-Stock 809 for $599 or $130 more than Amazon. This might be the first time I have ever seen Amazon blowing out an AVR like this. Unfortunately, this does not apply to the 3009 or any other x09 Series that I have looked at.
I completely understand. It was just with a $30 difference, I would have been remiss not to at least point this out. As it sounds like you are not going to have a large amount of clearance with the 709, I highly recommend using a Fan for your applicatioI considered the 809. My TV stand does not have the clearance for the 809 to fit. I considered moving my center channel speaker down a shelf and putting the 809 where the center channel is.
Another forum reccomended sticking with the 709 since there could be ventilation issues if I squeezed it into the TV stand. So I stuck with the 709. No regrets buying the 709. It is a big step up for me. My wife gave up some of her christmas bonus money to buy it so I am appreciative of that.
Hello,I should have listened to junglejack and gotten the 809 at the amazon sale price. I could have used a piece of furniture we have as a stand to keep it well ventilated and had it by now. Have to wait until friday for a4l to get more 709's in stock. But I will still have a much better AVR than before. I may have my old pioneer AVR sold already.