Summary: Best functionality and features in it's price range. However, it does not seem to be able to properly display my PC screen in the native resolution of my TV. I have a 720p TV, which is unusual. Need to set the PC display to 1080, then when the TV scales it down to 720, it loses clarity (resolution is less than 720). I can hook the PC to the computer directly at 720 for better video, but lose surround sound... I am hoping this issue goes away when I upgrade the TV...
easy switch between any audio (blue tooth) or TV sources
5 February 2015
Summary: I tried to use it due to its convenience. Single entry point to TV and audio signal, easy switch between any audio (blue tooth) or TV sources, managing volume output and data source with remote control . For testing got only one Pioneer SP-FS52-LR - loudspeaker. Testing results: 1. Onkyo was unable to work with my 3d blue ray player output 2.
Summary: I have a problem with my TV not picking up the signal when i change sources. If i switch from one to another the TV will show no source. It can be resolved by switching the receiver off and then back on again, but i get the feeling that is not a "feature"
Pros: Great price, nice features
Cons: You need to pay attention to the wiring of the speakers, not as simple as you think.
Summary: Overall, at the very initial stages of ownership, I am satisfied. For the price it’s hard to beat the sound combined with all of the features provided. That said, it definitely has areas where Onkyo probably could have tightened up their build standards just a tad in order to have made this a no kidding great buy.
Pros: - Sound quality; Once I was able to find what I was looking for in the fairly confusing setup/configuration menu it turns out to be very nice sound. It simply took me awhile to get to the speaker level calibration window. It’s simply good and with more than enough power to push my Energy 5.1+Bose 301s to shaking the walls while maintain very well defined frequencies throughout the spectrum. - Bluetooth; Very simple to connect my android phone. Press the BT button on t...
Cons: - Bluetooth: I got you. How can BT be a PRO AND a CON? Easy. While it’s nice to be able to connect the phone to it, it is not a transmitter, only a receiver. This means that I can’t connect my trusty, much loved Sennheiser MM400s so I can listen to my sports or whatever at 2am Saturday morning while the wife is sleeping. And 2, it doesn’t stream video to the receiver, just audio. Caveat….maybe that’s a good thing at this stage of development. The music videos I was st...
Onkyo, Thank you for a great receiver, but please improve zone 2 abilities.
20 January 2015
Summary: First of, the good stuff. Would I had the need for an inexpensive 7.1 receiver with lots of HDMI inputs, options, and power to be the centerpiece of my home theater system, I would have given the TX-NR626 five starts. The receiver allows the user to customize many options so one can massage the inputs, speaker output, and other settings to his liking.
good value with some missed connections (no pun intended)
14 January 2015
Summary: Overall, I'm glad I got this, it has a lot of good features and is a well-engineered piece. Sound and video quality is great, the amount of tuning and customization is nice, and the overall unit I consider a good purchase. Having said that, this receiver fell short for me in a few areas: 1. The remote is disappointing.
I bought this for the great price and A/V controls
13 January 2015
Summary: I have always had onkyo products. The ARC technology is new and is not as straight forward as one may think. Other sound inputs are usually set by the user, but the arc depends on a handshake with the TV. I was able to get my arc controls to work (volume controls and power controls) however, the sounds out from the TV does not work overall. Wish there was a setting to choose ARC for sound input.
Amazing features, simple bluetooth, complicated settings and options.
22 December 2014
Summary: Has everything I could imagine needing. More ports and features than I know what to do with. But the sheer number of controls, options, and equalizers is just mind-boggling. The software has so many ill-described options I can be sure I don't have my sound optimized. I'm a tech nerd, but I expect some guidance in the settings features.
Summary: The front USB Controller is pretty much useless in regards to your ipod/iphone/ipad. "Device not Supported" The only thing you can do is charge your device. I even tried a Samsung Galaxy with essentially the same results. The BLUETOOTH connection is a great feature however, If I choose to plug-n-play my iphone in the provided USB Port, for $499.00 I think I should be able to but that's just me.