If you want superb sound quality with unmatched power you have picked the right receiver.
Joy Osladil, Amazon
12 June 2014
Summary: The Onkyo TX-NR1000 was originally a $5000 dollar receiver for good reason. It's superb sound quality and tenacious power to speakers has my surround sound shaking the house. The only downside is the out of date HDMI ports which I easily fixed by using an optical digital cable in place of the HDMI cord. For the price of a used TX-NR1000 you can not go wrong.
Summary: What can I say about this onkyo 150wpc It is a great unit!!! I have owen a lot of Receivers. I had Denon AV 1 SE which was Ok but I sold as it was too bright and rough, , Onkyo 989 good unit but laking power receiver . all it is a great unit with many New functions, great apperance, HDMI switching and Good American Power. This receiver doesn't lack power or slam yet very nice to listen to.Powerfull, many new features, HDMI switching, good stylish amp.
Summary: At release, this receiver was very good. One flaw was it had HDMI 1.0, not HDMI 1.1. Onkyo marketed this flagship model as a "future-proof" modular design that could be upgraded to keep up with changes in audio / video technology. Well, Onkyo failed miserably to support this model with upgrades. They have offered one upgrade card... a radio card that includes XM, Sirius and HD radio interfaces. That's it. Onkyo has never made an official announcement about this.
Summary: Everything you expect from top-flight name-brand modern home theatre's "powerhouse brain centre": actually rated ample power per channel, an array of features and options (taking a lifetime to get acquainted with), stunning build and looks (insides too!), reliable service-free circuitry... I'll save my breath on the list and specs. Plus more. There are pretty good reasons to table those $5,000 (or so) and prefer the Onkyo.