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So my Onkyo HT-R290 receiver seems to be dying a slow death. It doesn't have sound anymore and from what I researched, it's a common issue with the Onkyo receivers from the last decade in which the HDMI chip on the board goes bad. I had the receiver for over 10 years and it worked great till this past week. My questions are:

1- Can I buy a new receiver and use the speakers from the Onkyo system?
2- Should I just buy a new home theater system?
3- Any recommendations of which receiver I should get?
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Re: Home Theater System/Receiver Recommendation

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So my Onkyo HT-R290 receiver seems to be dying a slow death. It doesn't have sound anymore and from what I researched, it's a common issue with the Onkyo receivers from the last decade in which the HDMI chip on the board goes bad. I had the receiver for over 10 years and it worked great till this past week. My questions are:

1- Can I buy a new receiver and use the speakers from the Onkyo system?
2- Should I just buy a new home theater system?
3- Any recommendations of which receiver I should get?

I have this one in a 5.1.2 Atmos configuration. It rocks. All of my speakers are legacy JBL/Infinities, so no compatibility issues. All I had to do was buy the two height channel speakers to get Atmos.


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Old 01-10-21, 05:58 PM
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Re: Home Theater System/Receiver Recommendation

The “future” receivers are about to drop. If you can wait a bit you might want to. HDMI 2.1, 8k, are about to show up. CES21 starts tomorrow. I’m sure we will be hearing about the new receivers.
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Re: Home Theater System/Receiver Recommendation

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So my Onkyo HT-R290 receiver seems to be dying a slow death. It doesn't have sound anymore and from what I researched, it's a common issue with the Onkyo receivers from the last decade in which the HDMI chip on the board goes bad. I had the receiver for over 10 years and it worked great till this past week. My questions are:

1- Can I buy a new receiver and use the speakers from the Onkyo system?
2- Should I just buy a new home theater system?
3- Any recommendations of which receiver I should get?
Never buy a home theater system or HTIB. The speakers always suck. Get a decent receiver and research a good set of speakers separately that are within your budget. Denon receivers are great and you can save a little with a factory refurbished at accessories4less.
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Re: Home Theater System/Receiver Recommendation

Ended up buying the Yamaha TSR-700 that was on sale at Costco for $330. The reviews are good and so far it's working great.

https://usa.yamaha.com/products/audi...700/index.html

Added a Klipsch R-12SW Subwoofer that is on sale at Amazon for $170. So far the Onkyo speakers are working fine, but I'm going to get some Dolby Atmos speakers later on too.
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Wow. You got a great deal.
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