Summary: I had this receiver for about 4 years and the other day the sound went out. Not knowing there was a problem with the HDMI board I went to Onkyo's web site to get some information about maybe having it fixed.
Summary: As a disclaimer there is a known issue with the HDMI board on these units. Onkyo has also offered to repair most known models free of charge (free shipping, free repair). After 4 years mine has lost sound so I'm sending it in for repair.
Summary: Just joining the crowd. I bought this receiver in January of 2012 to replace a TX-NR500 which lost it's back speaker capability, no big deal since that receiver didn't have HDMI capability. The sound quality was very good with the Bose speakers I own.
Summary: I purchased one of these in November of 2011. It was priced well with many nice features. I tried to watch a movie recently and got no sound, nothing. I tried all of the other components I had hooked up to it - same thing.
Do not buy, after 2 years of only partial play there is a defect and now sound- Out of warranty as well.
Henry A. Tenenbaum "Dr. T", Amazon
12 March 2014
Summary: I have used this receiver in my bedroom, and only sparingly. After 26 months there was no sound, and of course out of warranty. There had also been issues logging onto the Internet as well, very unreliable.- I would not buy this unit, as it has been a costly mistake.
Summary: Clearly this is a known issue at this point. The reviews are full of this same issue, and internet forums as well. I guess we know why it only comes with a two year warranty. I've got an old pioneer stereo receiver that is more than 15 years old and still works like a champ.