Summary: JANUARY 2013 UPDATE: DO NOT BUY ONKYO. My receiver has stopped working again, just a year after warranty repair by an authorized Onkyo service center for what is a known issue with this model (it just stops producing sound one day).
Pros: Great amp, as I said in an earlier review... when it worked.
Cons: HOWEVER, this model and others (not sure which) are brought down by a bad chip on the HDMI board. This according to a certified repair center I took the unit to yesterday. He had two units in the back and one on the counter when I walked in. First thing he said was, "Let me guess, no sound?" Bing...
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.
Summary: Well, this might have been the best sounding receiver of all time, but I never found out. I spent a good hour setting this thing up, running wires through the wall, etc. I turned it on and was working on the system setup on the (very cool) receiver menu.
Summary: This unit died after one week. Steps to reproduce...? 1)ensure all connections are accurate and secure...check 2)using the OSD, configure inputs, outputs, speaker settings...etc...check. 3)using the OSD, calibrate the speaker output levels....check. 4) ....died while calibrating..
Summary: Receiver's sound Amplifier burned out in a planned obsolesence period of warranty + one month. In the state of Colorado, there is one certified Onkyo tech who wanted 3 months and more $$$ to fix it than I originally paid. Looking online, the blown amp is exceedingly common for this unit.
Cons: I also spent alot of time getting ready for my new ONKYO reciever. Finally hooked it up and it sounded ok until I was going through the speaker setup. I tried upping the dB on the front left speaker and it popped and shut down. I checked to make sure that my speaker wires were OK, which they were...
Summary: Should I contact Consumer Safety on this? Don't know if this damaged my center speaker yet. Ohm reading is still good on it. Why don't Onkyo put Zone 2 /3 on the new speaker positions of front high and wide. These are upgrades from the original 6.1 and 5.1 positions of earlier receivers.
Pros: It didn't explode the first time I turned it on.
Cons: I was upgrading my TX-SR702 with this unit. Got it about 2 weeks ago, spent a week cutting holes in walls and running new HDMI cable, and speaker cables. Repaired the walls; painted the room, moved the furniture back. Got up early Sat morning took the receiver out of the box and started hooking e...