Summary: It's quite unfortunate when a good brand takes a truly bad turn. I've decided to purchase this mostly due to Onkyo's reputation of having great reliable receiver, but I really should have read more reviews of their other similar products. I truly believe they have a bad design on ALL of their receivers where it simply just stops working. If you read reviews of the HT-RC180 to HT-RC460, across all models you will find customers that have their receiver just die on them.
amazing sounding receiver that fits in great with other modern devices
10 May 2013
Summary: Needed an HDMI switching receiver to replace my old sony ES pros: 5 hdmi inputs pre outs highly configurable great sound once calibrated (little bright initially) impressive sound stage and detail network controllable and configurable! video upscaling/processing up to 2 powered zones + main listening zone muuuch cheaper than current onkyo gear and does nearly everything but internet apps equal to the nr-807 minus 1 hdmi input bi-amp capable dlna audio suppport includes...
Summary: This receiver sounds very good. The sound is pretty clean even at pretty high volumes. The amp hiss is virtually inaudible. I wish the menu was more intuitive and easy to operate, but for the price that I paid I cannot complain and I had an Onkyo receiver before so I am used to the menu a little.
Summary: I love music but I am just a normal person (i.e. not a hard core audiophile). I like the receiver, it does everything I wanted it to do until it started misbehaving a couple months ago, and refusing to produce audio. First time it happened, resetting the receiver resolved the issue and restored sound. Second time, turning the receiver off and back on arbitrarily worked. But today none of the troubleshooting steps in the owners manual worked.
Summary: This is my first AVR, used to have component audio back in the 70s, so this was/is all new to me & after reading forums & reviews, had narrowed my search to this model or a Yamaha & picked this one as it has phono outs & I still have a record collection from way back. This receiver has lived up to my expectations & more. Works flawlessly & is on most days a good 18 hours!! Either music or movies, it drives them all with nary a complaint.
Summary: I have had this unit for over a year and it works well. I just bought a Sony 3D DVD and 3D TV. I discovered that the 3D will not switch though this unit. It has to be plugged directly into the TV to work and the fiber optic cable of the TV run back to this unit. Not a good situation.
Summary: I have had this receiver for 2 year now. I've been using it everyday as my entertainment hub. I have My PS3, and DirecTV receiver hooked up to it, and all audio and video runs through it at all times. My TV speakers are awe full so I always listen through the receiver and home theatre speakers. The monitor out is hooked up to the TV (obviously).
Summary: I bought this receiver over a year ago and have 7.1 audio setup with Boston A70 fronts, (admittedly bombastic) JBL HLS center, 4 Boston series 7 Subsats for wall-mounted surrounds and rears, and a Boston CS Sub 10 subwoofer. We have an Oppo BluRay player, Comcast HD DVR and WDTV streaming device for input.