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Onkyo TX-NR609
6.9 out of 10

Onkyo TX-NR609

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Reviews and Problems with Onkyo TX-NR609

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Overall 4
4.0

Stopped working just outside of 2 year warranty

Erik R. Johnsen, Amazon
29 May 2014
  • Summary: ...and it never worked that great to begin with. There was a up to a 100ms lag that needed to be adjusted for HDMI inputs (which is fine for video, but not videogames). I then bought a Denon at about the same price and the sound quality and user interface are both much better then the Onkyo.
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Overall 4
4.0

Pretty good for 2 years, then dead like many others I read about

Justin J., Amazon
31 March 2014
  • Summary: Purchased December 2011. Its now March 31, 2014 and its dead. The HDMI out is having issues, but from reading the forums, its pretty common for the NR606 and 609 to fail right after 2 years. It started with the HDMI going out for a few minutes.
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Overall 4
4.0

Another failed unit...

7SEVENJ9 "Janine", Amazon
9 March 2014
  • Summary: Purchased this receiver in late 2011, and now, roughly 2.5 years later, it has failed - no sound. A quick search shows this is a common and KNOWN issue with this model by the manufacturer. We were very happy with the unit... until it failed! Awaiting resolution from Onkyo customer service.
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Overall 4
4.0

Consider it a rental

W. Tiu, Amazon
23 January 2014
  • Summary: From the first week I bought this unit, I've had nothing but trouble. The unit was placed in an open area with no obstruction of vents, yet the unit constantly overheated. When it overheats, the video cuts out. Then, it's just a waiting game for when it decides it wants to work again.
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Overall 4
4.0

Love the sound, connectivity, ... BUT...

Chibii, Amazon
6 March 2012
  • Summary: Just after few weeks the all the back HDMI connections both in & out wont work anymore. Had to return for another unit, but just after 4 mos, the HDMI-out of the new unit wont work again! I have to use the optical cable, the component or composite video channels!!
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Overall 4
4.0

Part 1 - Great bang for the buck, Part 2- but not the best out there!

Abhilash K. Oommen "Abhi", Amazon
23 September 2011
  • Summary: This is a long review - sorry about that (I did not have time to edit it multiple times, just once)! So I'll split it into two parts: 1) Research Based Opinions: Why I bought this or what (I thought) would make this a better choice than the other ones in the consideration set?
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Overall 4
4.0

Prone to Problems

DP, Amazon
16 August 2011
  • Summary: I have had my receiver for 4 months now and have already had two major issues. The first is that it would not transmit video to my TV, only audio. Now there is a popping noise coming from the front right channel.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor quality

Rich, Amazon
27 May 2011
  • Summary: I am about to return my second 609. The first did not recognize lossless audio sources, and the hdmi pass through would often require a system reset (would work for a while, and then no sound, required holding VCR/dvr and pushing stand by, repeat). Firmware was updated and problem continued.
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Overall 4
4.0

Nice sound, but not reliable and buggy software

G. K. Otten, Amazon
23 December 2013
  • Summary: The Onkyo AV receiver gives a good sound and a lot of connectivity. The Network options are great: Spotify and internet-tuner are integrated. The shadow side of this machine is in the software: the iOS Remote app for the Onkyo is buggy and lacks possibilities.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

weird_jazz, Cnet.co.uk
4 October 2011
  • Summary: Worked fine until the HMDI connections went west. Check the on-line forums there are many issues regarding the HMDI handshake. Unfortunately mines out of warranty - so that £500 down the drain.
  • Pros: Great sound to start with - then it went wrong
  • Cons: HDMI issues
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