www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Harman-kardon-avr-247.609628
5.6 out of 10

Harman Kardon AVR 247

The AVR 247 is one of the receivers created by Harman Kardon tha Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Harman Kardon AVR 247

Showing 1-5 of 5
Overall 2
2.0

Fire Hazard

panthro12, Amazon
18 November 2010
  • Summary: Just some long term input on this device. It sounds great when it works. I've had mine for three years and it died on me twice. Th first time it would not turn on. The second time was much worse, the replacement I received caught on fire just by turning it on. there was no dust, I don't have any animals and no outside influences that would have affected it. It had been off all day and was 73 degrees in my place.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy Harman/Karond Receiver

oopsrosk, Ebay
5 June 2009
  • Summary: The top of the receiver arrived dented and Harmon Kardon was not able to fix. Plus the thing shuts off randomly, don't buy!
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Terrible Support and lots of Bugs

Originalffd, Amazon
20 May 2008
  • Summary: This is my first HK receiver and I am highly disappointed. I'm not a tech person and will use basic terms...I have my PS3 hooked up using an HDMI cable. There is a terrible crackling sound in all of my speakers. I contacted HK support, they stated it was a known problem and they were working on a fix. I asked if it would be soon as I only had 30 days to return the product. They assured me it was on the way any day...8 months later an update finally came out.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

Great sound, very poor quality

986SGO, Amazon
25 April 2008
  • Summary: I bought this receiver based on reviews that rated the HK units as some of the best for music. My setup includes a set of high end Klipsch speakers and a 12" JBL sub-woofer, sound was excellent while it worked. I have gone through 2 units now. The first one failed after 2 months and was replaced by HK under warranty. The second failed 1 week ago and I still have not been able to get a response from tech support.
  • Read full review
Overall 2
2.0

A jumbled mess not worth the headache

Tim Toon, Amazon
9 August 2007
  • Summary: While I can attest that the unit sounds great, configuring it is nothing short of a nightmare. I originally purchased the AVR-147 model, but returned it because it did not pass through video, so I would be switching video inputs on my 1080p TV while switching audio inputs on my AVR-147. What would be the point?
  • Read full review