It's an old hukd meme when onkyo is mentioned, someone called Loughboroughguy said something similar to Dudleyguy in innocent seriousness and the thread went wild.
Seems like it is you that knows nothing about premium audio. Onkyo is Japanese and is the same company as Pioneer. Very much on a level with Denon who are the same company as Marantz. There is little or nothing to choose between them in terms of quality. A cheap Chinese brand they are not, but the Chinese now make some of the best premium audio in the world. Oppo (a Chinese company) made the best rated Bluray players, headphones etc. and have only just announced that they will stop making premium audio.
The warranty might
Peter Tyson have this with a 3 year warranty for £299