Need a New AVR, Dreded Onkyo(TX-SR 707) "No Sound"

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    Ok, This is the place I go when I need to know. I have the Onkyo TX-SR 707....and it seems it has always been hicky...just not enough for me to persue the endless negotiations to have Customer service warranty it!! I dont need 7.2 My house will never be big enough, I do need a very dependable 5.1with at least 100w per channel, 4k and 3D pass through, and a 12v trigger out for my Emotiva XPA-3 I use for my front sound stage....(Dont ask I have to make budget consessions also)...The wattage is use for the rear spkrs... I know 100w sounds like overkill for the rears, but I feel the higher the rating.... when I really push the system it will preform with less distortion and less heat....Call me crazy. Buy the way just bought my first Oppo (103) Talk about ironic my wife (the accountant) thinks its the best money we have spent........So any and all suggestions are appreciated!
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    The only 5.1 that meets your needs is the Anthem MRX300(and the forthcoming new one)
     
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    Thanks, I am not familliar with Anthem but will look them up. One thing I am comming to realize after buying the Oppo and viewing it on a 5yr old Sony display (LCD) is even though its digital (Xs -Os) how those Xs -Os are processed makes a big difference.
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    Ok, Wow nice stuff. Thanks for the tip......Did I mention I am middle class and ....Married :unsure:. Under a grand would be nice,I have been eying a Denon -x3000, but seems like alot of over kill for me to get the features I need. 12v trigger is big, why have a universal (harmony) remote if you have to get up to turn on your amp every time you power up.(SUCKS)
    Appreciate the suggestion, just a little out of reach for me at this time.
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    Pre-outs and assignable 12v is $1000.Unless you buy refurb...and Onkyo(again)
     
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    By the way...have a 707 as well. I did the $75 Ebay repair...it oops again.Was replaced by an 807.Also have a 1008 and two Integra.
     
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    Soooo, What am I Missing....you had a problem with Onkyo,..fixed it ....but failed again.....and bought two more Onkyos and it looks like Integra the 3rd AVR is made buy Onkyo..or vice versa.....What virtues do find in, and I am unaware of, are in the product that initially failed you? Is Onkyo really that mutch for the buck?
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    The Integra DTR 5.8 was bought used when BD won the format war(first HDMI AVR) Then had a Yamaha 6080. Then bought the 1008 used "dead"(typical X08 flat wire problem) and fixed it.Sold the 6080 cause I hated it. Bought the 707 used for $250(including the iPod dock, which I sold)Then stumbled on a used Integra 7.8 for $375.Then the 707 fubared. I paid the fix, then I remembered I got a squaretrade. They swapped me the 807. The shop didn't want the 707, so I got to keep it(tempted to fix it again).
     
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    The 707 Is a Relay problem isn't it I can tell buy the Click or weekness of.....Is it silid state, board replace or (it sounds like) a visible isolated relay. I have been very tempted to open it up. I am a HVAC guy But have done well with compute repairs.
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    Have you considered a UMC-1 and a UPA-2 (or another two channel amp)? They come up on the used market all the time. Might be cheaper. 3D pass through is a non issue as your Oppo has dual HDMI outs and when do you plan on getting a 4k TV???
     
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    Supposedly, the fix of the 707 is 5 caps. There are numerous videos on YouTube.
     
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    Admitedly 4k isnt in the near picture given the cost, Just didnt want to be too short sighted.....I like the all in one out of my avr now, Buy the way had to replace the video imput board in my Sony 3mnts out of warranty. (The Oppo will handle it and has upconverting). That said buy Xmass I want to be looking for a new display.....and we will look hard at the Plasma. I really appreciate your input, I hope this forum isnt getting to specific but Iam learning and thats I think what this is all about. In your oppinion what is the best AVR for the buck...used/new etc...And really what should I be focused on outside of my basic requirements? Are you saying I can get better prosessing going with a second dedicated amp for the rear spkrs and a Pre out processor?
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    I would buy a prepro and a 2 channel amp. Even a used amp.
     
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    I am open to recomendations...... Can I do this for under 1k?
     
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    Never considered pre pro before
     
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    Outlaw and Emotiva have basic pre-pro for less than $600.If you can't find a used 100wpc amp for $400...
     

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