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: First I want to say I love this unit, for the price it can't be beat. I upgraded from a budget 7.2 onkyo unit that died after four years. (I think something was wrong with it however. The thing got so hot you couldn't even touch it.
Summary: I have read the past reviews of people who have owned these receivers. Normally I would read them, and would have my doubts. Considering the firmware updates for this particular address the same issues as others have experienced, I bit my tongue and took a chance!
Summary: Great receiver! I bought this because I needed a receiver that can power a second zone for my outside speakers, and it's able to do just that. I found that the setup is kind of confusing. Took me about 2 hours to get this working with my TV as I only get channels from the antenna.
Summary: I've purchased this Onkyo NR616 after a bad experience with Harman Kardon customer service and I am extremely pleased. I am new to home theater systems, but I've quickly learned of Onkyo reputation and this unit is up to it and although it's priced the same as the HK AVR1700 I returned, I think it's...
First Thing First... Do the USB Firmware update!!!
2 March 2013
Summary: FIRST THING FIRST... You must check that your firmware is version 1141-0108-0400 (or later version), you must update it via USB memory stick ONLY before you do anything else. If you don't then you run the risk of having the HDMI video output to your HDTV shutting down!
4 stars right now, 5 stars if updating firmware was clearer
26 December 2012
Summary: If you are reading the Onkyo reviews, you know about the firmware bugs (HDMI out issues). Personally, I felt like I was going crazy looking at all the reviews on several other equivalent models, because haters are going to hate.
Summary: I had read a lot of reviews on this item before my purchase. For the price I thougth this is would be a great receiver. So I decided to purchase and give it my own test and review. Out of the box this unit was in great condition, good packaging. I set it up with my 5.1 polk audio system.
Awesome A/V and great value, better than yamaha or HK of his kind
6 July 2012
Summary: Excellent AV receiver, I thought Harman Kardon, but when I decide to buy this one , I am very right about it, I want it basically for view movies in my home theater, and my decision was very right, I replace my old yamaha RXV-692.