Summary: This receiver has some awesome sound and plenty of nice features. The Wi fi is easy to set up and is really a nice feature. Opportunites include better directions and materials for setup. I dont care much for the instructions being on a CD. Its inconvenient. The display could also be larger as it is dificult to see from 10 feet away. Along the same lines the remote has very small print and is difficult to read in dim lighting.
Summary: Very easy even for an "old guy". Just plug the components into the NR626 and it's good to go. Very easy to understand and to use. The only small thing for me was that the front controls are not backlit and the small lettering makes it very difficult to see even in well lit conditions.
Be aware of Playstation 3 issue, possibly phono noise. Good unit otherwise.
Justin S., Amazon
9 January 2014
Summary: I can't add much to the other reviews on here, but wanted to point out a couple things: 1) First, be aware of a potential issue when using this unit with a Playstation 3 connected by HDMI. When I first tried it, the connection would flicker, go black, go static-y, and generally be unreliable and terrible. Then I had a hard time switching off the Playstation input back to cable. Other times, it would work, but only for a few minutes. It was very frustrating.
Summary: I just replaced a 10 year old Onkyo 600 with this 626. I didn't even have to reprogram my universal remote -- the codes were the same. Pros: - Set up is very easy and comprehensive. They provide a microphone on a long wire. You place the microphone at your favorite listening positions, and the system self-calibrates and adjusts output levels. Pretty impressive. - Sound is excellent, as I expect from Onkyo.
Summary: I am using this in my ManCave and I am really pleased with all the features it offers. The wifi works great even with my router a long way away. The new Onkyo App works through the wifi/ router so I can turn on the system using my apple device Iphone/Itouch/Ipad when out in my patio and stream music. I set up the patio speakers on the second zone since it is available if you are using 5 speaker surround instead of 7.
Summary: Although, I have not had a chance to explore the entire component yet (due to my time schedule), but so far whatever I have used it looks perfect. The only thing missing in this was a good Product Manual which I would highly recommend the seller to include or ask the manufacturing company to put one. Thanks!