Summary: So I dislike giving bad reviews. I guess I am a nice guy, kinda, but anyway I have to leave one for this model. First off, from the mouth of multiple Onkyo Level 3 techs, this unit only does 7.1. Period. You can run speakers in parallel and do some other things to get it to play 9.1, but that burns the unit out, according to Onkyo. So, after that, I got a M-5010 to support the other two speakers, ya! Right? Bah.
Summary: The Onkyo TX-NR1009 entertainment hub is used to merge the systems in my man cave. It's a great product. It's used daily, and I just love watching an action with all the fullness of a top performance A/V receiver.
Summary: I have never owned one of the newer style receivers with multi HDMI connections and 9.2 channel capability. This Onkyo TX-NR1009 is very impressive and works very well with my Samsung 3D television. Installation was pretty easy, the instructions provided were great and I had it working in approximately an hour. I have it coupled with 5 Definitive Technology speakers and it cranks out some fantastic sound.
Summary: Ok, so I've had this unit for about 2 weeks now. I'm not going to lie. AT first I HATED it. Well, not completely at least. Let me explain myself.... I've had the TX-SR608 for about 2 years now. Before that, I had numerous HTIB's for my surround sound. That was before my eyes were opened to the Audiophile realm. About 2 years ago, I decided to upgrade my receiver to a receiver with hi-def capabilities. Sound and video wise.
Summary: I upgraded from a TX-SR805 just so I could pass 3d signals over the hdmi inputs/outputs. I used my old receiver as my zone 2 amplifier connected via rca out on the TX-NR1009. *BE ADVISED* if you want to power zone 2 speakers through this receiver you will end up sacrificing part of your 9.2 surround setup to power those zone 2 speakers. It is best to run a second receiver to power zone 2 speakers such as I did.
Summary: I am seriously thinking about this receiver not just because it has the DTS-NEO but the Dac's are far better than the 809's which has "only" the TI Burr-Brown 1690's on each channel.. The 1009 contains the TI Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs (PCM1690 and PCM1789)for ALL channels.. The Integra DTR-80.3 have the best on the market which is the TI Burr-Browns 192khz/32-bits on all channels , but i can live with above ...
Summary: I purchased the Onkyo TX-NR1009 to upgrade from an old Yamaha receiver and the sound is fabulous. I have Polk LSI speakers (15's, Center, FX and LSI 9's) and this receiver drives them extremely well. I bi-amped the main speakers and this is easy to do through the menu's. My unit did not come with a printed manual but other than that I'm very pleased with it. The sound is very clean and some of the music surround modes such as Neo:x are really excellent.
Summary: Ok, so I'm only 3 days in with this unit. So far it has positives and minuses. The good: Sounds very nice powering my Polk LSis. The not so nice: Do not be fooled by the power rating. Driving my 4 ohm Polks in a small room, the volume level hovers near 60%. I've driven the same speakers with less wattage at a considerably lower 'level'. At 60%, it's not what a reasonable person would call loud.
Warranty won't be honored; no digital source to Zones 2-3
neurotome "neurotome", Amazon
6 October 2011
Summary: I owned the precursor to the NR-1009: the NR-1008, for about 11 months before it quit working, then caught fire when I tried to reset it. They're very similar devices. I learned two things: 1. When your unit quits working for no reason and then catches fire in the warranty period, Onkyo will not repair, service or replace your unit under warranty. My unit was not abused; the authorized service center claimed to have found a clump of hairs in it.