Love Onkyo overall, but can't recommend this model line of receivers.
11 October 2014
Summary: This receiver sounds, looks and works great. At least for awhile. This particular model of receiver can have 2 serious issues. First, the HDMI card goes bad and you can't get any audio out of it.
Summary: This product does an outstanding job for an audiophyle of many years. I desired a all-in-one system of at least 5.2 channels. The Onkyo satisfied that basic need. The installation manual is concise and well written.
Summary: Struggled with replacing my old Yamaha DTS for weeks but wanted an upgrade that had the extras (apps, av, USB, HDMI, etc). A friend of mine purchased this model and highly recommended it. I purchased this model on sale for $319 which normally runs around $399.
Spend the $ on the 717... unless you want a campfire.
Tim Olson, Amazon
24 November 2013
Summary: In August 2013 I purchased the Onkyo TX-NR717 7.2 receiver for my home theater and LOVE it. I was replacing an older Sony 5.1 Dolby receiver which has done the job for more than 10 years. The Onkyo 717 has a clean sound and does a nice job of driving 7 speakers and 2 subwoofers.
Summary: lots of features and plento of power for home theatre system. im using the wireless N connection for connecting with my PC for media streaming and am loving it. would definetly recommed to others
Onkyo TX-NR616 was a cautious buy but so far It's working fine.
Andrew D. Denny, Amazon
14 October 2013
Summary: First let me say that price was the main reason why I purchased this unit. I needed a new receiver to replace a non networked Yamaha unit in my bedroom which is setup for 5.1 but at under $320, this was a steal.
Summary: ** This review sounds pretty positive to begin with but trust the second line. Too burnt out on this crap hardware to rewrite this whole mess ** DO NOT PURCHASE THIS RECEIVER!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Now you can read over the rest. I'm starting to get used to this receiver. Finally.
Summary: I have read lots of reviews from one to five stars, but decided to take a chance despite some reviews stating similar problems. The features for this machine were very attractive. It arrived very fast and I was excited to open the box at 1AM to work on it.