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.
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.
Summary: LG 55" 240Hz LED edge-lit, with Polk Monitor 60 (front) Monitor 50s (rear) simple yamaha as the center.
Pros: Played PS3 for a few days... GREATNESS! Played movies (Pirates 3)... GREATNESS! Easy set up. Spent more time stripping wire than setting the audio EQ and HDMI inputs. Much HIGHER in stance than most receivers. But if you have the room, who cares.
Cons: Having issues running Computer audio through Fiber! Wish it was as easy as my Yamaha, just plug, scroll and play. Maybe it's an operator error... Not sure, but the manual is not very clear on the how to.
Summary: Now I want to buy another one to replace my 4 year old Onkyo receiver.
Pros: The setup with Pandora is great. Other apps not so much. But the sound is amazingly clear and perfect. The TuneIn app would be a great addition to the internet options. The iPhone app for controlling is also fabulous. Love it.
Cons: The printed labels / lettering on the front of the black receiver is too small and light colored and difficult to read.
Pros: I buy stuff from newegg all the time and rarely comment on anything. This thing sounds amazing, simplifies control and wiring of all of your devices, lets you use a remote control and on screen display to control your ipod, connects to Pandora, and oh yeah, it sounds amazing. It connects to your ...
Cons: It wasn't expensive, so there must be something wrong with it.
Summary: I bought this to replace my older surround sound Onkyo receiver because I wanted to incorporate the network switching capabilities for High Definition Video/Audio integration with my HD TV and keep my old Onkyo components.
Pros: Simply outstanding audio across the board at low and high volume levels. Great looks, quality build, with ample power for my LR setup. Connectivity was easy and the 4 HDMI inputs and 1 out was perfect - no more 5 lead inputs anymore. The audio is outstanding for all sources - I love the ability t...
Cons: Nothing big but it does not have an integrated pre-amp for my turntable so I need to get an adjunct unit which somewhat defeats my quest for total integration. I did not gig this product for this as I found many manufacturers have dropped this feature.