Summary: Stay away from this receiver and company. Purchased this as a christmas present for my husband it it lasted 6 months before the trouble began. When turning it on there will be no sound for 5-10 minutes. Once it's "warmed up" the sound comes and goes for another few minutes.
Summary: MY REVIEW ACTUALLY PERTAINS TO TX-NR 609. This is a great amplifier or at least it was until it worked. As you will read in innumerable forums etc, Onkyo install(ed?) faulty HDMI boards which sooner or later will let you down completely.
Summary: Crap crap crap. Bought it off Woot. It has approximately 15 hrs of use. The last time I used it, I had to reboot my devices for HDMI video to work. Now HDMI video out stopped working. I called Onkyo and they are "happy to fix it", provided I drive 3+ hrs to the nearest service center.
Summary: I had the prior model of this receiver. Sound went out 6 months after the warranty expired. I still see the video, but no sound. Apparently this is a pretty common problem with Onkyo recievers. The sound fails right after the warranty expires. Save you money and buy a Denon or a Sony.
Not sure which is worse, the receiver or the customer service.
11 December 2013
Summary: This was one of the worst electronics experiences of my life. Just awful. So I spend all this time running the speakers, on my knees behind the entertainment center, scraping my knuckles on the edges, bumping my head on the coffee table, only to find out that the HDMI switching does not work.
Summary: I have been through 2 Onkyo units in the past 4yrs which I bought on Amazon. In Dec 2009 I spent $500 on a TX-NR707 which lasted 1.5yrs before the HDMI board died which oddly enough causes the sound to not work at all.
Summary: I purchased one of these receivers and sometime within the Amazon return dates, it overheated an internal component which broke the receiver. Amazon replaced the potentially defective receiver, and I was sent a new one. This one worked for 4 months before doing the exact same thing.