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Today only. Newegg with OneCall has the Onkyo TX-NR818 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (2012 model) for $640 with free shipping. Onkyo's THX Select2 Plus-certified mid-range model from 2012 features built-in Wi-Fi. This review finds that it has no lack of features or power.
$699 Retail: $1200

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    dennis007 Ben's cred: 206
    Posted 9:41 am PST 11/25/13

    Receiver does get hot especially in summer after 1 or 2 CD. Good heater in Winter.

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    supacheep Ben's cred: 99
    Posted 9:59 am PST 11/25/13

    Read all the reviews on these.

    1) Overheat

    which leads to

    2) HDMI board goes out

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    sholling Ben's cred: 231
    Posted 10:22 am PST 11/25/13

    The Onkyo is great bang for the buck but they do get pretty warm so get it some space to allow for good air flow. The reason it produces so much heat is that unlike many receivers Onkyo's include beefy enough transformers to produce the power that they claim. FWIW I keep a big and silent USB powered 250mm notebook cooler sitting on mine to suck out all the heat and it keeps my receiver cool to the touch.

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    TheMax7 Ben's cred: 173
    Posted 10:59 am PST 11/25/13

    I also added a small usb powered cooling fan to the top of mine to help cooling, being usb powdered I plugged it into the spare rear port an have had zero issues with mine.

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    dennis007 Ben's cred: 206
    Posted 12:12 pm PST 11/25/13

    sholling wrote:
    The Onkyo is great bang for the buck but they do get pretty warm so get it some space to allow for good air flow. The reason it produces so much heat is that unlike many receivers Onkyo's include beefy enough transformers to produce the power that they claim. FWIW I keep a big and silent USB powered 250mm notebook cooler sitting on mine to suck out all the heat and it keeps my receiver cool to the touch.


    And that rating power they claim to be 140W X 7 is misleading. The actual output is 140W RMS X 2 channel @ 8ohm, in 6 ohm it will reach up to 170W RMS X 2. All channel driven is not stated anywhere in the manual.

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    dave_c Ben's cred: 3433
    Posted 12:34 pm PST 11/25/13

    ^ That's the case with most sub-$1xxx priced receivers and amps. To be 140W x 7 RMS it would have to either use a switching power supply or be as large as a small refrigerator.

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