Major Disappointment - Now Resolved, it is a great value.
2 March 2011
Summary: I shopped AVRs for well over a year - waiting for the prices to get within my range. waiting for the best combination of features. In general, this is a good reciever with good value. The major disappointment...I had a specific application in mind. A required feature was 2 simultaneous HDMI outputs. My exercise room is on the other side of the wall from my home theater, and I want to be able run a HDMI cable through the wall to a TV in the exercise room.
Summary: So far so good. I've had this receiver for about 3 months and I must say I am very satisfied. I'm not too impressed with the THX sound that the receiver offers. I personally like the multichannel setting the most. I also don't like that every so often you have to press the receiver button on the remote to enable other buttons. All in all, for the price it's excellent. There are many settings and options available. I would highly recommend this receiver.
Summary: I bought this receiver to go in my basement which is big, to replace my prior receiver which was a lesspowerful yamahqa receiver. I have it hooked up to big klipshe speakers in a 7.1 formation. a 72 inch tv and a blueray. The sound is awesome. it is easy to set up. last night i watched with friends the led zepplin blueray movie of their 1973 visit to newyork and the guitarplaying of jimmie page came out so crispy clear.
Summary: At first I was hesitant to spend so much on this receiver. Now I have no regrets on pulling the trigger on my purchase. This BAD BOY does it all and more. Setup with TIVO HD DVR, Oppo Blu Ray Player, Sirius Streaming, HP Server, Epson HD Projector & 52" LCD TV, I figure it will take months to tweak everything.
Great Receiver!!!! But not all 9 speakers can play at once
Gary M. Nettinger, Amazon
19 March 2010
Summary: This is a fantastic receiver. I thought my last won was great but this is in an entirely new category. Sound is phonomenal and to watch/hear a Blue Ray through this RX astounding. But, I purchased 4 more Def Tech speakers for this; 2 each BP7004's and 2 Mytho's XL's which were another $2500. Used them for front wides and front highs. Problem; you will never get front wides and high to play at the same time no matter what listening mode you use.
Summary: I have owned many recievers, mostly Onkyo. Generally, Onkyo provides very good sound and really great video. Also, the quality generally gets better the more you pay. Of the eight I have owned/passed down to kids, etc. all performed well and were workhorses. I had one 500 series that stopped working on HD video after 4 years, and recently had a series 876 that stopped working for video after seven months.
Summary: I just replaced a Pioneer Elite with this new Onkyo 9.2. This new Audessey DSX technology is awesome. I have all 11 speakers (Def Tech) hooked up plus 2 subs and I can tell you that the front high and front wide speakers do make a huge difference. If you have ever been to a place like the Hayden planetarium or maybe Epcot at Disney and experienced the sound at a show in a theme room there it's kind of like that.