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Onkyo TX-NR616
7.3 out of 10

Onkyo TX-NR616

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Overall 2
2.0

lousy sound, kinda glad it died

Michael C., Newegg
14 June 2015
  • Summary: onkyo has gotten cheap
  • Pros: Lots of connections
  • Cons: Hot, complicated menus, sound always sounded sterile, not full, had to keep turning volume higher to reach same volume even though sources at full volume.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not happy with Onkyo

George K., Newegg
25 September 2014
  • Pros: Originally it worked
  • Cons: 2 years later it is not working and from all of the searches available of the problem, it is a known problem. By known, I mean Onkyo is aware the problem with the HDMI exist and the only solution is for you to ship the 25 lb weight to their service center at your cost. It appears that Onkyo has b...
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Overall 2
2.0

It will blow!!!

Ron T., Newegg
11 September 2014
  • Pros: Features and price were a huge plus.
  • Cons: Worked great for about 6 months then just blew. It literally blew with a loud bang and had smoke pouring out of the top right side. I unplugged everything from it and let it sit for a week. Plugged in just the power corded and turned it on and got a Check SP Wire error. 15 seconds later it had th...
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Overall 2
2.0

Heat Bombs waiting to Blow

Anonymous, Newegg
6 July 2014
  • Summary: Buy some other product.
  • Pros: These receivers have many standard features with on screen menus. Network and SMB network ability to play audio files from cell or home network shared libraries.
  • Cons: Heat, Heat, and more Heat. Must be sure to either have a house fan blow on them or setup a PC tower fan to run off the usb port or stand alone power supply. I have purchased 3 different Onkyo's in less than 2 years time. 2 of which have broke directly from heat related failure. I have since switc...
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Overall 2
2.0

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.
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Overall 2
2.0

DO NOT BUY

Mark B., Newegg
16 September 2013
  • Summary: Trust me... check the reviews all around the net. Onkyo is hot smelly garbage. I bought this receiver thinking, maybe some people got a lemon. Nope, they are all junk. Anyone that owns it for more than 3 months will tell you it is bound to break.
  • Pros: All the features you want
  • Cons: Terrible Customer Service Faulty Equipment
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Overall 2
2.0

Flawed design

Michael M., Newegg
16 September 2013
  • Summary: Stay away from Onkyo. I replaced it with a Pioneer receiver which I should have bought in the first place.
  • Pros: 7.2 surround was great, while it worked. Worked with both HDMI TVs and projectors.
  • Cons: The HDMI board died just before warranty ran out, but I could not find a place local that would service it (Colorado). Sending it back to their main service location in California meant waiting AT LEAST two months to even have it diagnosed, and there are plenty of stories of people having it retu...
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Overall 2
2.0

One very bad experience.

roger lee, Amazon
6 September 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Sad Receiver

John T., Newegg
14 August 2013
  • Summary: I bought this for my father as a present. He had an old Onkyo receiver, but it was severely outdated. There was nothing wrong with his old receiver, it just lacked HDMI ports since it was 15+ years old.
  • Pros: It also has a lot of HDMI ports. Has some cool apple features.
  • Cons: Got constant green screens after a few weeks of setting it up. This was mainly just an annoyance as all you had to do was restart the receiver. After a few months the video went completely out. Called Onkyo and they gave me the runaround trying to avoid fixing the receiver. After a few calls they...
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor reliability

Thomas H., Newegg
15 July 2013
  • Pros: Nuice sound - for awhile
  • Cons: The audio blew up after about 2 months use. we moved to Belize and have no way to fix it. Called the Onkyo help desk and they tried to walk me through a dianosis but the audio was fried.
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