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At the end of the day these companies are just brand names on what is "effectively" the same product.When DVD's and Dolby 5.1 first entered the market I was torn between Onkyo and Denon for the equipment to buy. It was a close call but I eventually decided to go with Denon. If something like this were to happen to Denon It would be a very sad day for me.
With some (onkyo/pioneer/Integra) it LITERALLY is the same product.
But ultimately you should never tie yourself down to a single brand and instead when it's time to upgrade get the option on the market that meets your needs the best and at the best value.
I've mainly been using onkyo for better part of 20 years but I've also at times had denon and even Yamaha and Sony.
The idea I hear so many say is "I'd buy onkyo but their reliability..."
Fact is ALL companies can put out a janky product one year doesn't mean that their stuff is tarnished forever. (See the hdmi signal board issue with onkyo a while back or the more recent hdmi 2.1 issues with... Well everyone BUT onkyo)