Summary: I bought this based on the needs I had for the room I was putting it in and the reviews I had read about it. This unit was very easy to setup and start using. I have a Pioneer unit in the living room, but wanted something that was a step up in performance and have not been disappointed.
Summary: Replaces an NR 709 that got wet in Hurricane. Setup was great, much easier than my old one. Did auto room calibration with no glitches and the manual on disk was better than old manual. I downloaded it to ipad as PDF so I can see it in the theater in the dark. WiFi set up with ipad control was easy but I don't think it is wireless enabled. The Onkyo wireless USB insert UW-1 did not work and I did not see in the manual where you could use it.
Summary: What a great product. It has exceeded even my high expectations. I did a lot of research before I decided to purchase the Onkyo TX-NR515 and I couldn't be happier. I highly recommend it. I partnered it with the Energy Take Classic 5.1 speakers and the sound is phenomenal.
Summary: Exceptionally please with my purchase. Plenty of reviews out there on this product discussing features and sound processing quality. Pros: Easy on screen setup, Auto update firmware, pre-loaded with all the popular network apps, features galore Cons: Large enclosure (measure fit), firmware updates appear to reset all settings to stock. Honestly can't go wrong picking this mid-level receiver.
Fantastic Sound and internet connectivity at a great price!
20 February 2013
Summary: I was initially hesitant about this purchase because of the reviews I read regarding firmware problems Onkyo was having. They have cleared up the problems with a USB update which I performed upon receipt of the receiver. I'm glad I stuck with Onkyo. The receiver is a star and is a joy to listen to. Works great as control center for my home theatre system. I really enjoy the quality and convenience of internet radio. I purchased the UWF-1 wireless LAN adapter.
Summary: Hi, I have the HT-RC460 which is a 515. The 460 was sold in a home theater kit and also separately. I did the firmware update FIRST. Factory techs recommended this and that it would take care of the HDMI problems. Hooked up HDMI to the Samsung TV and powered up the unit. Plugged in the flash drive. Every thing is fine. There are so many complaints on MANY different receivers: "Why do I have to do a firmware update on a new unit out of the box.
Summary: I had decided on a TX-NR515 months ago, when I began plotting my home theater redesign. And then I started reading reviews. It wasn't encouraging. It seemed like everywhere I turned I read complaints about not powering on, HDMI switching problems, no audio, and I think one person wrote in that flying monkeys shot out the top the first time he plugged it in (a firmware update should address the flying monkey problem, I'm told).
Summary: I was VERY VERY hesitant to buy this after reading all the problems people were having. However I needed a reciever and after a lot of research I ended up buying it. 2 months so far, works perfectly. The specs at the price are simply hard to compare to any other reciever as it has the most features for the lowest price of "reputable" brands.
Summary: This is my first network receiver. I'm particulary happy with the DLN feature. It works flawlessly with the mp3 files on my Windows 7 PC. The ability to control the unit from my Ipad is also pleasing. My only complaint is the lack of a printed instruction manual. Documentation is provided on a CD. I would recommend this product to my friends. .