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.
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.
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.
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...
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..
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.
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%.