Summary: Onkyo is to notch. This receiver proves it. I went from a cheap Wal-Mart brand and of course it was junk. I bought this receiver hearing nothing but good things about Onkyo. All in all I am very impressed by the overall construction of this device.
Summary: I bought this receiver in Jan. 2010 and it was really easy setting up. All worked as good as could be expected from this receiver until late November when all of a sudden all just stopped working. I bypassed the receiver and hooked my Blue-Ray straight up to plasma tv and it worked fine. So I knew the issue was in th e receiver, so I looked up trouble shooting and on the very 1st page there was the answer to how to fix the receiver so it would work again.
Summary: I have been using this receiver for about 6 months now with very few issues. It may not be the most powerful or the most fully-featured, but for the price I am very happy. The only problem I have had with it is that the video RCA jack labeled DVD didn't work. However, I just moved the DVD player over the the "game" inputs and hooked the Wii up to the component inputs anyway.
Summary: I install theater/sound systems in homes for a living. This Onkyo AV receiver is an AMAZING little guy. Always great right out of the box. Great bang for the buck! Perfect for entry level home theater with a Powered Second zone for a couple of speakers on the Patio or whatever. Great Buy. I've used several of this same model & have never been let down.
Summary: I was initially very thrilled with this product. Easy setup, versitility and great sound and features overall for its price point. Unfortunately I have only had it for six months and it is broken already. It seems that suddenly I have no on screen display for my setup and NONE of my component or analog inputs will work. I still have HDMI, but I wonder for how long. I will now have to lose the receiver when I take it in for repair for who knows how long!!!
Summary: This receiver works well but it does generate alot of heat. I use it with Onkyo speakers and the sound quality is fairly good. I figured the sound quality should be better than what I hear. My biggest problem with it is getting a single remote to run my system. I presently use two Harmony remotes with my system and it alway seems the receiver is the problem child. My Sat/Cable system remote will not begin to work with the Onkyo receiver.
Summary: Bought this AudioVideoReceiver as an upgrade to an 8 year old unit. I am using this for Blu-Ray, TIVO satellite, OTA TV, HT computer with internet, VCR and CD/radio for 7.1 surround. My display is a CRT based 57" rear projection HDTV. WOW it sounds great. The GOOD: HDMI inputs are plentiful and well spaced, making cable routing very easy. Equalazation of speakers is a snap using the remote mic and program (inluded).
Summary: I really, really like this unit. Installing it took some time, but the sound and video switching was well worth it. Instead of having a dozen different cables running to the HDTV, I only have one - the HDMI cable. When you install it, set aside a few hours - this has nothing to do with this particular model - just that there are so many darn connections. I hooked up my BluRay player, DVD player, VCR and CD player, as well as nine speakers and two sub-woofers.