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Onkyo TX-NR525
8.5 out of 10

Onkyo TX-NR525

The TX-NR525 has everything you need in an A/V receiver. There†Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Onkyo TX-NR525

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Overall 2
2.0

Good for 6 months.

Maverick, Amazon
15 June 2015
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Onkyo TX-NR525 did not work. I will not get another.

Paul S. Joestlein, Amazon
13 December 2014
  • Summary: Brand new receiver did not work with audio output. I'm so disappointed. plus the seller wants me to pay for shipping to return this to them.
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Overall 2
2.0

Onkyos have faulty HDMI boards - don't buy them

STEFANO TERRANOVA, Amazon
30 July 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

crap+crap*crap=NR525

J. Smith, Amazon
2 July 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed just after the warranty.

J. Cullen "researcher", Amazon
21 April 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Networking features are severely flawed.

MikeS "mikes", Amazon
14 April 2014
  • Summary: Adding to this: there was a discussion thread about these issues on Onkyo's support forums, which included confirming reports from other users. Onkyo has seen fit to remove that thread.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not sure which is worse, the receiver or the customer service.

Cupcub, Amazon
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.
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Overall 2
2.0

missing a feature

D. Keighley "<signature>", Amazon
20 September 2013
  • Summary: Did not have a translation feature that allowsi sources connected via hdmi to be viewed by devices that are connected via component signaling, and vice versa
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Overall 2
2.0

works great for a year and two and then POOF!

Jon Wolfe, Amazon
20 June 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Repeated Problems

Jamie Emerich, Amazon
20 June 2013
  • 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.
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