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: 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.
Summary: I've owned Onkyo products since 1981. Absolutely nothing beats them at anywhere near the price. The 501 model that this 509 replaced still plays like new and has simply been moved to the bedroom. My favorite feature on my new 509 is the USB slot. Plug in a flash drive with thousands of MP3 music files-- click on 'Random'-- and enjoy your favorite tunes all day. Thanks, Onkyo for a great product, and thanks Amazon for a great price and free (and fast) shipping.
Summary: I bought this receiver as an upgrade from an LG Home Theater In-A-Box. I've yet to get my speakers installed (fully) but so far running three channels (Left Front, Right Front, Center) it's been a breeze to set up. My only road block was the connection to my Monster Power surge protector. I had to mess with the plug configuration to get the TV, Receiver, and Dish Network box to come on at the same time with my Logitech Harmony remote. (not the receiver's fault).