Pros: Easy setup, I like the on-screen guide and controls. Loud clear output.
Cons: My only real gripe with this receiver is that takes too long to switch modes. When I'm using my HTPC, I only hear about 1/2 of the startup sound and the first few seconds of audio are missing from everything while I listen to the receiver make its loud audio source switch clicking noises. Spotify...
Pros: Great sound, powered zone 2 (though I haven't used it yet), and internet radio services (with wifi adapter).
Cons: The three point sound calibrator is a joke, just use the single (better yet, do it manually). And the HD component video inputs only let through 480 or 720... one of those. Moral of the story is, you can't hook up an Xbox or Blue ray to the component video unless you downgrade its video output. D...
Summary: bought two, one was open box, set them up upstairs and down. Family appreciates having a single receiver model on both systems, finds this one much easier to use than the ones that I replaced.
Pros: - easy to hook up - Audessey makes speaker set up very easy - found network attached drive containing my MP3 collection with no prompting and allows me to play music off the drive. - great free Android app allows me to control the receivers over the home network, and to play music stored on my An...
Cons: - somewhat underpowered, but Onkyo sells more powerful models. - Can only play analogue inputs through Zone 2. - Don't appear to be able to play 'NET' sourced music to Zone 2. - Front panel controls virtually invisible, so you are totally reliant on remote. - Zone 2 controls confusing.
Summary: Has slacker radio app built in and others too. Why not Netflix? I could eliminate 1 more device if it had that.
Pros: Lots of features and settings. Still have not figured it all out. Seen others have had problems, but I have not so far. Had like 3 firmware updates that took a while. Using with the take classic speaker system and it sounds good. Could be louder, but I like it loud.
Cons: Pass through only on one input at a time unless I missed something. Set up is a bit complicated even for the tech savvy.
Summary: One must consider the price point of this receiver, $299 on Amazon $499 full retail. Onkyo's top of line receivers run more than $1000. First time buyers may not realize what a deal this unit is compared to two channel stereo units of years past.
Summary: I bought this to replace old Yamaha 5830 which had no HDMI inputs in my family room which has 5.1 bookself Yamaha speakers and sub. My old Yamaha was able to fill the room and my was was complaining to turn down volume, with this one she has yet to complain ;-) Center channel output is little low, I...
Pros: # of Inputs, 7.2, Multi-room support, 1.4 HDMI, HDMI pass through that actually works, included USB dongle for WIFI and looks good, price, decent sound
Cons: only 80 Watts per channel output, not loud enough for my room
Summary: Let me start off saying I am pretty well versed in the AV world. I don't claim to be an expert, but I know the difference between an HDMI and a VGA cable. Now that we have that out of the way, I bought this amplifier as a means to upgrade to something a little more modern.
HDMI handshake delay, even after firmware update, but remedied....
Brian DeAngelis, Amazon
31 October 2012
Summary: Just got the 515 the other day with the TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless N150 High Gain USB Adapter. Followed all the tips about updating the firmware before all else. Set up standby mode with both pass-thru HDMI and network enabled.
Summary: This is a great little receiver with tons of power and features. You have to download the firmware update on your computer and download it to a flash drive then install the update via the USB port on the front of the receiver.