Summary: Really great sound and power. Excellent features and calibration software. However, a year into ownership the HDMI board died. This is a widely reported issue with all recent Onkyo receivers. I had to get it warranty repaired. Luckily the shop is an hour away as shipping a 55 lb unit would not be cheap. The shop replaced the board and got it operational, but scratched the top of the unit.
Summary: First off, Crutchfield was fantastic to work with throughout the entire lifecycle of my disappointing purchase! Upon setup (via the Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 eight-point auto setup and room calibration), my receiver would not calibrate any test sounds coming out of the bi-amped configuration I was using. So, I called up Crutchfield and spoke with two separate technicians on multiple occasions (trying to troubleshoot any possible problems).
Pros: Delivered quickly Great customer service Ease of return
Cons: I never was able to use this receiver. No more in stock
Summary: This receiver replaced a Sony es-777 that was about 11 years old. The build of this receiver is superb. The weight of this thing matches that of the Sony which to me was a masterpiece for its time. I must say the first one I got was doa with no sound from any channel. Crutch field sent out a replacement immediately and it works flawlessly. The separation in the surround channels is sooooo much better in the 5.1 set I have.
Summary: I HAVE ALWAWS BEEN A DENON MAN BUT I AM TO HARD ON THEM.SO I THOUGH I WOULD TRY A ONKYO BRAND OUT. FIRST WAKE UP YOUR BRAIN U GONA NEED IT. WITH THIS TX-NR5009 THX U CAN CHANGE EVERY KNOWN SETTING A AVR CAN HAVE.GOOD OR BAD I DONT KNOW BUT U PUT IN THE TIME AND U GOT YOURSELF A SWEET AMP.IF U DONT KNOW MUCH ABOUT SETTINGS PASS IT UP OR GET READY TO GO TO SCHOOL.FOR ME IT IS WORTH THE TIME BECAUSE IT IS A FINE AVR. HEY U CAN NEVER LEARN TO MUCH.
Pros: SOUND THAT IS LIKE MOTHERS MILK. SMOOTH YET WITH THE SETTINGS SET RIGHT U CAN CRANK IT WFO.AS FOR THE VEDIO THAT PASSES THROUGH IT , ONE THAT REALLY WORKS HARD TO UPGRADE THE SIGNAL TO THE LG 47IN TV. DVD,BLUERAY,HD DVD,SAT.IT ALL LOOKS F.I.N.E. EVEN SD DEF,IS UPGRADED TO HIGHDEF.
Cons: ONLY CON I FIND IS TO MUCH AJUSTMENTS IN EVERY POSSIBLE ASPECT IF THAT IS A CON.
Summary: This is my third AV amp, upgraded to this from 2 Yamahas, the previous one being 5 year old. Powerful AV amp with ample headroom in volume for my needs. Altho some source material were plenty loud at 70% (especially certain BDs), others (DVDs and MKV files) needed up to 80% to be deafening in a small-to-medium sized room. The setup GUI looks nice and easy to navigate, although some features are filed under catagories one may not be used to.