Summary: Was an okay receiver for a while, nothing special, hard to configure and get everything "just right" I know it's discontinued now, but wanted to post this regardless... I was just hit by the HDMI/Network board issue - just google for "TX-NR609 No Audio No Network" Talking to the people at onkyo and via their website recall page, my specific receiver is not one of the affected; however, my lack of audio and all the other symptoms which are EXACTLY THE SAME beg to...
broke just after two years no video using hdmi passthrough
G B, Amazon
1 June 2014
Summary: Well the received worked well for the first two years. Then suddenly the picture went out on the tv. It appears the problem is the hdmi passthrough circuitry goes bad. Unfortunately now that I have researched this problem I have found this is a common problem with Onkyo Receivers. If you like throwing away money then I highly recommend this receiver.
Summary: Well, after 25 months, my sound went out just like the others. I have ordered the following capacitors to replace them myself for the HDMI board. This isn't acceptable and I won't be purchasing another Onkyo product anytime soon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008DFA798/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 04/14/2014 - Onkyo has agreed to a "one-time" repair even though the unit is out of warranty.
Summary: I bought this to replace a Onkyo 707 that died right after the warranty ran out...they did agree to fix it and I was lucky enough to have a local repair center...3 trips to the repair center, gone for weeks at a time and never worked correctly again, they finally just offered me a "deal" on an open box item from their website. I always considered Onkyo a premium brand so I assumed they had their issues figured out with 707s and corrected with the x09 series..
Summary: The unit is just over the 2 year warranty. It's our central home theater unit and has performed beautifully until now. We loved it. From what I'm reading, it sounds like I'm having the same HDMI card failure many others have had. I'm beginning to work with Onkyo service now. Stay tuned...
Summary: 22 months in with quite a few intermittent HDMI "glitches". Now I have zero sound from any HDMI source. Powering off and waiting fixed it for a bit. Then I did a firmware upgrade and it was OK again for a week or so. Now I am back to being dead in the water. Factory resets, power offs, prayers...nothing works. ONKYO sucks.
Summary: This receiver worked perfectly for 20 months. Until suddenly it just stops working... It has power and the settings menu works. However, audio or video from any device is no longer working. I see a lot of negative reviews about them breaking down around the 18-24 month mark, and sadly its all true.
After 17 months it just stopped sending video to the TV
Amazon Customer, Amazon
9 August 2013
Summary: I had been very happy with this product since the purchase back in March 2012. Now, 17 months later the unit just stopped sending video to the TV. If I leave it turned off for a day I can get video for about 3-4 hours but then it cuts out again. The unit gets extremely hot and I'm guessing that this has caused some components within the unit to fail. Sad, really, as I liked it. Reading online it appears that this is a common failure of this Onkyo AVR.
Summary: Hdmi board is a constant issue. Already sent receiver for repairs under the warranty. Cost over 60 for postage and insurance. After having it back for two months the hdmi board is acting up again. No one should have to go through this. U HAVE BEEN WARNED. DO NOT BUY! !!