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.
Summary: Purchased this to run an outdoor projector in our pool area. Replaced a 13 year old yamaha that well sonically was still awesome just didn't have the codec support for BluRay and got tired of constantly screwing with movies to get them to output sound.
Summary: I was replacing an old JVC receiver. The dolby digital is far superior to what I had. The only complaint I have is that a lot of the display is so small if I want to read it, I have to go over to it. Other than that, I absolutely love it. I am a SiriusXM subscriber.
Summary: I'll start off by saying that I was very skeptical to purchase this Receiver based on some of the older reviews. However, the price was just to good for me to pass up. I have owned Onkyo products before and have always found them to offer good quality for the price.
Summary: I rolled the dice on this receiver. It's had mixed reviews. I've only had mine for a week, however, it's worked perfectly. The setup was so easy. My system also came with latest firmware update loaded. Everything works. Purchasing the cheap ($25) wifi dongle along with this receiver is a must.
Summary: I try to always research a product before I buy it. I was impressed with all of the components of the Onkyo TX-NR616... It looked and sounded great when I read the sales material and specifications. Even more impressive was the price.
Summary: I upgraded from the Onkyo 605 which was about 7 years old & had HDMI 1.3, but no network. I upgraded for the new features, HDMI 1.4, ARC, Darlington front circuitry, THX as well as the multitude of other features which I have not yet explored.
Summary: This is an excellent receiver. Onkyo appears to have had a hell of a time sorting through some bugs baked into the shipping firmware, though. All you need to do is be prepared to immediately update the firmware on the unit from a USB drive that you've prepared in advance.
Great network ready receiver, love the auto calibration setup with mic, and the Android integration
9 January 2013
Summary: I got this receiver to replace an older 5.1 Yamaha that I have had for several years. I really wanted the HDMI connections which my previous receiver did not have to simplify wiring in a new wall mounted TV. Overall this receiver has exceeded my expectations.