Summary: Fantastic quality receiver for the money. Sound quality rivals much more expensive units. Setup is a breeze thanks to onscreen menus. You can spend more money and get a receiver with slightly better functionality and sound quality, but for the price this one is hard to beat.
Summary: During newyear holiday season, this receiver went on sale for about $130/-. I have missed that opportunity that time and was eagerly waiting for it to fall since then. Finally it did, of course not to $130/-, it came down to $150/-, I don't want to take any more chances. I bought it and I got it yesterday. Hooked it up in, took 5-10 min time. Did a caliberation using Audessey option. That's it. it sounded great.
Summary: I received the 509 receiver a day ago. The setup was fairly painless. Everything was going well until I noticed that I was no longer getting an HDMI signal from my SAT box. I did some troubleshooting and realized it was the port on the receiver that was having issues. I have switch to another port and it's working ok now, but the first port is dead. I also noticed that you cannot select any network sites when trying to stream music aross the web.
Summary: I have really enjoyed this receiver so far. The set-up was quick and easy because it has plenty of HDMI inputs to fit all my electronics into it. There are plenty of adjustments for those who like to really tune their system. One of the best features by far is the network connectivity. I play songs from my bedroom computer in my living room with no problems.
Summary: Definitely like this item because not only do I have my Bose 141 speakers connect to it, I also have the Polk Audio PSW10 Subwoofer hooked up into it too... The price for this item was OUTSTANDING on Ebay, and I am definitely a satisfied customer. I also use the Pandora feature a lot since it is internet capable, and it really great when you have guest at home. I do not have any negative reviews for this and it's well worth the money...
Summary: I just bought this Onkyo 509 5.1 system, along with a set of Energy 5.1 speakers. I am very pleased with it and my wife was very impressed with surround sound that we both thought was better than a "real" theater. Some of these reviews mentioned an HDMI handshake issue but I have not had any problems with that. So far I have an Xbox 360 plugged in via HDMI and HDMI out to my 42" Vizio. I like how there is a efficiently designed on-screen display.
Summary: 1. Setup was easy. Didn't need instructions. 2. Beautiful clear sound at both very low and high volumes. 3. Networking was easy when plugged into ethernet port. 4. Connecting to receiver via iPhone/iPad app was easy. 5. No audible hiss. No problems with HDMI. My setup: Sony 46in Bravia LCD (older) Polk RT8 Front (Old but good) & Center. Small surrounds. Mac Mini (HDMI & optical) Airport Express (optical & ethernet) for networking and iTunes streaming.
Summary: I am no expert on electronics and this is my first reciever. I have it hooked with some polk TSI200's, CS10, PSW110 and OMW3s are in the mail. All the hookups in the back are clearly labeled and easy to find and utilize. Banana plugs make the speaker setup much simpler, especially My biggest compliment would go to the Auddesy System. It really does a number on getting the best sound for your room.
Very capable and competitively priced entry-level receiver
29 December 2011
Summary: Bought this receiver from another vendor after Amazon ran out of stock. It's a very capable receiver and offers a lot of bang for your buck. My HT system consists of the following: a 46" LED-LCD Sony Bravia, a pair of Polk Audio TSi200 bookshelf speakers for the L/R channels, and a Polk Audio CS10 center channel speaker. I might add a subwoofer soon to make it a proper 3.1.