Summary: For the price, I could not be happier with my purchase. Design: Pretty much standard design, nothing fancy, standard run of the mill appearance for an AVR. Volume knob lights up when display is set to bright, I have this feature turned off. Features: Loaded with features, see product description. I only wish it came with a SoundCloud app. Performance In my setup, in my living room, this receiver is great, until approaching within -10db of "reference level".
Summary: It does everything I need (although a 3rd zone would be nice, it doesn't fit in this price range). It has more than enough connectivity/inputs. i use a Logitech harmony, but does Onkyo make a very good remote. The user interface for setup is intuitive, quick, and easy. My only complaint is that the newer onkyo models took away zone 2 balance. Other than that, I love it.
Summary: This is a good receiver. It works great once you have it set up properly and that is the key, getting it set up properly. The instruction manual need to be written better as it is very difficult to follow if you do not have much knowledge in setting up your home theater system. But once you have it set up you will have some good sounds.
Summary: I'll start off by saying that I'm not an audiophile, so I won't be getting into ohms, bi-amping, diffusion, and other audio-geek stuff. Instead, I write this review as a guy who wanted a nice home theater system on a budget. I was a little dubious about purchasing a brand that I'd never heard of before, but the price was right so I took the chance. It has tons of inputs from HDMI and Digital Audio to RCA and coax.
Summary: I have had this receiver now for 6 months. This is working perfectly. The ability to use multiple music sources - I prefer Pandora - is amazing. This also accesses my music library on my network - I just need to make sure that Windows Media Player is active. This is light years ahead of a similar receiver from Yamaha - that model lost connection every day and needed to be rebooted to get access. Onkyo just has a better product overall.
Summary: This unit does its job well. Audio and Video reproduction is great. I am using this as a 5.1 with a new Onkyo sub and an old set of satellites that will be replaced in the next phase. I use it for viewing TV/movies/sports/xbox360 and web apps "Netflix, Pandora, ect.. I do listen to web radio and FM as well. It functions well in these areas on the primary zone. It is quiet and I have not experienced any heat issues.
Summary: You gotta be high tech person for this receiver. It does just about everything you would want in a receiver. Got this receiver pushing a set of polks and are they sweet , the sound is so clear and rich.
Summary: This receiver does everything I want it to, except one thing. It didnt recognize my MP3 player. I can play it through the CD hookup but its in analog not digital, and you half to crank the hell out of the volume to hear it. The pass-through is awesome. Put it on auto for all devices hooked up, and whatever device you power on will display!! No need to turn on receiver to switch different media. Love that feature.
Summary: After two months with this product I can definitely state that this is an excellent receiver. I would consider myself to be a novice user and, so far, I have been able to use the unit with no issues. I have a 5.1 setup and primarially use the Internet radio function of the unit (Pandora with wired connection) and that feature is easy to use when using my television as a monitor.
Summary: We are GenX'ers...we have not seriously upgraded our home stereo systems in awhile. We replaced a Technics receiver circa about 2002 or so. Saying we aren't ready for this technology is an understatement. Or, maybe we just don't have the right speakers? We have 15-year old Bose Acoustimass 5 speakers. The subwoofer is not powered. First hookup we had no bass at all. We cant even hook up as separate speakers.