great system for the price, connectivity is awesome
10 April 2013
Summary: Definitely get the Onkyo 2 remote app, and connect the stereo to your network. You can do anything with it. From Pandora to speaker calibration, setting up inputs and outputs, audio characteristic formatting... its all there. Would be nice to have A and B front speakers, but the 5.1 is really good.
Summary: My comments are for the Onkyo TX-NR414 Receiver and the Polk Audio RM705 Surround Speaker System together(I purchased both of course, from Amazon). My background is: I am a 2 channel stereo audiophile that loves classical music, especially early Baroque operas, for over 40 years.
Summary: I researched several low-end AV receivers and this was the cheapest I found that had a standby power pass-through. What that means is the AV signal can go through the receiver to the TV even with the power off (or perhaps more accurately, in standby).
Summary: Got it for under $200. Works well for 3D. Currently working with 2 HDMI, 1 Wii, 1 Aux and 1 TV/CD input. Haven't tested other HDMI inputs yet. Internet radio works great. Comes with 2 year manuf warranty.
Summary: Perfect match for the Bose Acoustimass 10 Series IV. Recommend to everyone. Easy installation and speakers connection. No problems since purchase Dec 2012. Use the Onkyo almost every day with the TV and CD player.
Summary: I bought this receiver ready to go through the update process just to make it work, with the possibility of the only app not working at all (based on other reviews). Pleasantly, the unit is now shipping fully operational.
Summary: I bought this receiver as a birthday present for my adult daughter. It arrived in two days - Amazon is terrific - and it was fairly easy for us to set up and use, even though neither of us is a tech person.
Summary: Got this for my father to replace a 12 year old Yamaha. Granted, my 2 Yamaha's both over 10 years old as well are still going, so I think something odd has happened to his. Nevertheless, he was in the market to replace it and left the research and installation to me.
Summary: Did some long research before purchasing this receiver. Really like all the Internet radio apps like Pandora and Spotify, although I think you have to have a paid subscription to use Spotify. It did not work for me. Like how it works with iPhone and iPad apps to control receiver inputs and volume.