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: 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: 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: Very good product BUT!!!! It differs from European models =(( I've known it only from manual... 1. It has no "pure audio" mode. 2. It doesn't support 4 Om speakers! (European model does) And I have 4-8 Om speakers... Well, be accurate when buying smth like this...
Summary: We were very excited to receive this AV receiver since we're well aware that ONKYO is a good brand. We actually bought ONKYO TX-NR609 7.2 Channel Network THX Certified A/V Receiver to replace a 20-plus old unit. I thought it would be a breeze to set this up since I've read most of the reviews here (well, the 4 and 5-star ones) before actually ordering the unit. I've connected the TV, PS3 and laptop (via HMDI cable) and another new ONKYO receiver (for Zone 2).
Summary: This is the first time that I have written a review, but I felt it was necessary. This is a great receiver. I upgraded from a 11 year old Sony V333ES. I have been researching 7.1 Receivers for a while for an upgrade, and my Sony started crapping out on me I knew it was time. I reviewed Sony first as I Loved my Sony ES. 11 years of dedicated service I owed it to them to check them out first.
Summary: I had a Yamaha RX-V1800 that lasted four years. It probably could have been repaired, but it would have cost more than buying this Onkyo so what was the point? I have a 52" LCD (Sharp), an Oppo BDP-93 BD/DVD, Cox HD cable, a Denon CD changer, a Wii, and Aperion Audio speakers (5T, 5B, 5C) and an Aperion powered subwoofer (Bravus 10D).
Summary: I was looking for something that a guy in his mid-60s could connect and operate a 5-speaker home-theater system without investing hours of study. I compared the Sony, Yamaha and Denton mid-range A/V receivers before choosing the Onkyo TX-NR 609 to replace my TEAC and SONY units. PRO: Clean, simple connections. Comcast cable/DVR box, Blue-Ray, and other components connect directly to the receiver using HDMI cables with only a single HDMI cable to the TV.
Summary: It was time to upgrade and I wanted networking with my next receiver. That was my deciding factor along with a decent price for this NR-609. It had enough juice to power my Infiniti towers and surrounds and Polk center and sub. Plus, this was also my first reciever that featured HDMI (thus allowing all the TrueHD and DTS-HD formats), which cut back on awful cable clutter behind my HDTV (Samsung 64 D7000 Plasma).
Summary: A good product. Of course it is complex, but then audio visual media is complicated. The set up is easy and I followed the firmware update via USB without problem. Quality is good video output on HD is superior to the Sony 720 that it replaced. The Sony having failed after just 18 mths. I am playing sound through Acoustics speakers and sound is good. I plugged in a wifi USB and it worked first time and Internet radio is excellent.