Summary: I have owned this for a couple years now. I spent about 400 I believe. Two cons to this receiver now that I have owned it awhile. 1.) it does not have Bluetooth or WiFi 2.) I have intermittent issues with it sending the video signal to my devices requiring me to completely unplug it.
Summary: My receiver made it 1 month over 2 years and now experiencing frequent internet connectivity issues and intermittent sound output issues. Up until this point it was a good receiver that met expectations.
Summary: Don't buy this right now until Onkyo has a solid software fix to correct problem with hdmi ports dropping out. I upgraded via Internet and found out that you need to upgrade via USB due to a bug in the Internet upgrade. What a pain in the neck, you lose the picture but sound stays on..
ONKYO TX-NR515 7.2-Channel Network 3D Ready A/V Receiver
Alexander T., Newegg
31 December 2012
Summary: I owned TX-NR515 for almost three weeks with resolve to keep it.. I did my research and was well aware that 2012 line of ONKYO receivers (414, 515, 616) do have moderate to severe problems with HDMI switching, with no apparent resolution available from the manufacture.
Pros: Lots of advanced features, good sound, non-offensive look, fairly simple basic setup with GUI guidance.
Summary: Unfortunately, I started reading the widespread problems about newer Onkyos after I purchased this. Lots of HDMI board problems on the 414/515/616 models and lots of complaints about Onkyo customer support.
Pros: Easy setup, good menu, sounds good, iPhone app worked well.
Cons: HDMI doesn't work. Terrible flickering when trying to use my Playstation 3. Used about 6 different HDMI cables and different HDMI ports, and did all available firmware updates; nothing worked. And yes, all of this hardware (PS3/cables/TV/etc) worked just fine on my last setup.
Summary: I bought this because of all of the HDMI inputs and the two Zone system. Zone 2 however, does not play anything you plug into the HDMI connections. I had to hook up my old receiver so I could hook my Apple TV up. I ran it to both receivers.
Summary: Pay the premium, buy a Denon, Yamaha or Marantz and stay away from Onkyo until they get it together!
Pros: When it worked it did pretty well, a little quieter than I was expecting, but the DNLA and Android app made it a joy to play with!
Cons: I had it about a week then all sudden the sound went out completely. The receiver also showed the fault "Check SP Wire". So I unplugged it from the outlet and disconnected all connections and reset the device to factory default and waited for an hour. I started it up and while everything looked f...
Summary: This receiver looks great on paper. And it works great when it works. Even with the lastest firmware update this receiver still has a problem with hdmi handshake after the receiver as been in standby for an extended period of time. The audio syncs but no video.
Summary: Impressive feature set and specs for the price, but that doesn't mean anything if this POS doesn't work as advertised. While I didn't have the HDMI video dropouts that seem to have plagued so many, my problem was with the DLNA network functions.