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There are many bugs with this unit
on 15 September 2012
After 4 weeks of owning this unit, its going back......
When it works it works very well, actually its stunning...
But it has many issues, some software but some also hardware related that Onkyo aren't really admitting.
There is a known issue with the HDMI board not being well made and probably lacking enough power. There are many (many many many) reports of units not out putting a HDMI signal from standby, requiring an unplug to get working again. Check the Onkyo forums for the pages of unhappy people.
There are some oversight software issues too. Using HDMI control on a AMP and TV is good, except there is no option to stop the TV from turning off the AMP. Why does this cause an issue, well you use the TV to navigate internet radio stations, DNLA music and all the other net options, but once you've found what you want you turn the TV off and then the Amp also turns off..... 'Doh' - I know the Yamaha 2012 range has an option to stop this.
Playing MP3's over my network sometimes causes the unit to lock up, again have to unplug.
Unit also has no fans, gets very toasty when running 5 channels at volume, make sure you have nothing above....
So until Onkyo confirm they have fixed the HDMI board issue, I would not buy this unit, mine has gone back.. Its a shame as when working it really is an amazing piece of kit.