Bang goes my plan for a dso!

jeallen01

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Went to connect up one of the sat RXs to one of the HDMI inputs to the Onkyo AV Rx this morning - but, somehow, it looks like I blew up the whole HDMI i/p connectors board = totally dead!! :angry:.

So, had to find, and go and buy a buy a decent replacement at Richer Sounds in Watford (being the only decent AV supplier in the area) - got a Denon AVR-X2500H. Very nice, but bloody expensive (for me) at £550 inc the 6yr warrantee, and only a paper "Quick Start Guide", so just had to print out the downloaded 289page manual (luckily we have a Samsung laser that does double-sided printing) o_O

So bang goes any idea of a DSO in the near future!:(
 
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Onkyo used to be very good at supplying spare parts for older machinery.
 
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Onkyo used to be very good at supplying spare parts for older machinery.
I will see if a new HDMI board is available but it won't be cheap (would probably have to buy through one of the UK service agents as the main Onkyo place is in Germany), but I don't totally know if that will fix the problem. If that looks cost-effective then I might buy and fit one - and it's particularly annoying as I bought a new R/C for it a couple of months ago.
BTW: Onkyo Rxs of a few years ago (6-7 in this case) had a real reputation for HDMI input board failures (reputedly of ball-gate array chips on the board) and this one had suffered that and been fixed under warrantee about 4 years ago.
PS: just done an ebay search on both my and other similar models of Onkyo AV Rx's, and, guess what (which I ddin't need to!), there are a lot of cheap "for spares or repair" units with no sound out with i/p connections to the HDMI connectors
 
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Which model was/is it ?

Was it running warm ?
 
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Sorry to hear this has happened, but don't go blaming yourself as it's a known issue on these receivers and just happens.
 
jeallen01

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Which model was/is it ?

Was it running warm ?
No it wasn't .
TX-NR-609 - the HDMI i/p board was (still is, it seems) the most vulnerable part of an otherwise very capable RX.

OTOH, now, the Denon has more HDMI i/ps (and a phono m/m i/p, which the Onkyo didn't have) and that should help in the longer term - "expensive", nevertheless :rolleyes:
 
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