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Harman Kardon AVR 1700

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Reviews and Problems with Harman Kardon AVR 1700

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Overall 4
4.0

Average receiver, plagued with hardware failure.

Andrew, Amazon
9 September 2014
  • Summary: This is a average receiver when working. It sounds OK, and it looks really nice in your entertainment center. The problem is TONS of people have had had their units fail due to HDMI problems. I would avoid buying this, it won't last very long. Pros: -Nice Looking, Lightweight AVR. -Lots of HDMI Inputs -Airplay -2 year warranty (you will need it) Cons: -Onscreen GUI is terrible! Seriously, it is straight out of 1989.
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Overall 4
4.0

I am not happy with the purchase and I wonder how the receiver ...

Harold, Amazon
12 July 2014
  • Summary: I am using 2 Cerwin Vega XLS-28 tower speakers that are 6 ohm speakers. My HK AVR is getting hot and kicking on the protection breaker. Granted the 6 ohms speakers are a greater load than 8 ohms speakers, although on the other hand this HK AVR is rated to handle 6-8 ohm speakers. At -12 db volume the HK receiver kicks off, on or about the 9 minute mark.
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Overall 4
4.0

no documentation

Marty, Amazon
18 February 2014
  • Summary: the booklets lacked how many functions worked. I had to find the real manual online. POOR INFO, WOW Supports Apple but everything is FAT this and WMA.....
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Overall 4
4.0

For receiver in this category, better bet is a Denon E300

Pug Nutt, Amazon
9 December 2013
  • Summary: Not a high quality piece as you might expect from HK of yesteryear. The sad part is, before my purchase, I read several reviews and did the comparisons; I thought this receiver made the best sense for the money. However, upon installation, the sound (I used 16 ga pure copper wire with gold banana connectors) output and overall performance was truly disappointing (with a list too tiresome to burden you with).
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Overall 4
4.0

Does not play DLNA Video as advertised

tjstheiii, Amazon
8 September 2013
  • Summary: My issue is the product description claims that this receiver plays DLNA Video, which it does not. I only write this review today so others that see this and are in doubt, as I was, can avoid giving this company money. Unfortunately I didn't see any reviews discussing this when I purchased the unit.
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Overall 4
4.0

A missile in a movie blew up my Harmon Kardon receiver

Kira, Amazon
14 August 2013
  • Summary: I had a Harmon Kardon for 10 years that I loved. I needed something modern with HDMI so I bought this. I thought something was funny when it arrived. It weighed what felt like three pounds. The old receiver felt like 20 pounds. The receiver worked fine and I liked it until I decided to play a movie on it. I hooked up the movie source and was watching some dialog with the receiver turned up enough to hear the dialog.
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Overall 4
4.0

One step forward, two steps back

Walter Katz, Amazon
1 April 2013
  • Summary: I am (well, I was until I purchased this AVR) a fan of Harman Kardon gear. This was my third one. It was supposed to replace an old but faithful HK AVR 235. The old one did not have any HDMI inputs or latest decoders. Otherwise I wouldn't have upgraded to AVR 1700. I purchased it from a brick and mortar store. First feeling after unboxing the receiver is that it is too light. But I have heard that HK is moving towards green hardware, hence the lightness.
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