Summary: I consider myself to be an audio / visual professional and a gear snob. I DJ in night clubs and worked as an A/V Tech at 5-star resort hotels. That being said, I definitely got more than what I paid for on this unit.
Pros: - Great way to centralize all your entertainment - More outputs than I need to allow expansion later - Crisp sound - Awesome frequency range - Lots of ways to connect - No proprietary audio or video connections - uses standard wires and cables
Cons: - Less than intuitive on screen setup menu, but still useful - No built in "Custom equalizer settings" to set to your own liking
Summary: Uses my existing Harmoney remote without having Geek squad to come out and cost me $100. This unit replaces my 13 year old receiver. I think the old transformer just died and I just paid the Geek squad $100 to program my remote because I just bought a new 55' TV from HH Greg.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
Summary: For the price, you can't beat a good Onkyo receiver. I've installed both large and small systems, and Onkyo has made it's way into more than a few. This unit has many features you would expect from higher end units, but keeps it simple.
Pros: Plenty of HDMI inputs, Simple setup and interface, Solid screw down or banana clip posts for speaker wire connections.
Cons: Don't have too many RCA style inputs- only 2 composite inputs and a few other analog connections. Really seem to be targeted at the HDMI setups. Don't expect too much from this unit other than simple setup and decent sound, it's no $2000+ juggernaut.
Summary: To the reviewer that says: No Digital Analog Converter? This receiver is equipped with a Burr Brown DAC. Burr Brown makes some of the best DAC's on the market. In order to get the full effect from this receiver you must output "Bitstream" from your Blu Ray player or other devices.
Pros: Great Sound, Lots of HDMI inputs
Cons: For the money, I cant find much to complain about.
Summary: I ranked myself as average tech knowledge as this is my first receiver I have purchased. I was unaware that this receiver could not input from my Wii (composite) or VCR (component) and output thru the HDMI cable to my TV.
Pros: Good price, good sound quality, lots of HDMI inputs. Included Composite & Component inputs. 4K pass thru. HDMI video/audio can pass thru receiver when it's turned off.
Cons: Not most straight forward setup, Zone 2 only outputs analog inputs (doesn't output from any HDMI in). No digital-analog conversion. Composite inputs can only be output to composite outputs. Same with Component ins/outs.
Summary: I bought this to listen to music. I received it one week ago. I have a high end TV and saw no reason to hook it up to this receiver since it sounds just fine. I wanted this to listen to AM/FM radio, Pandora, and my CD collection.
Pros: Ease of setup; Onkyo 24/7 tech support; range of features; nice, fun App
Cons: Not audiophile quality sound when used with two speakers