Summary: Excellent, high-quality stereo receiver. Very powerful. Excellent sound quality. My only concern is that the documentation is a little hard to follow and takes some trial-and-error. But overall, an excellent buy.
Had a problem with internal power protection but working fine after 1 year
14 September 2014
Summary: I bought this and it had its protection system (internal fuses) with issues. Not sure if the system was damaged during installation, but after a couple of days, it makes the system to turn off few seconds after power is on. I could not return the item as I took it overseas... Sent to a local maintenance shop and they charged me something in the range of $100 to fix it. I have this for a year now and is heavily used and works perfectly after the repair.
Summary: I needed to replace an earlier Onkyo receiver that bit the dust after just a couple of years of use. The Onkyos have the ability to plug in an old style record turntable without a preamp, and I like that feature. Plus they are easy to wire and use. The instruction book is a little confusing with respect to the different ways to plug in your devices, but if you read it carefully, eventually it begins to make sense.
Excerpt: I like that it has 6 imports, but I was disappointed that one is for Aux and One is for PC. The only problem with is that when setting up the remote for the other devices, it only takes codes for that type of device. I have a blu-ray player and a DVD/DVR player, and wanted to hook them both up, but have the DVD/DVR in game input, which I cannot use a DVD code for.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Remote, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls
Summary: If it was not for the complicated instructions on setup and use I would have given it a 5. Just recently used the blue tooth feature to play songs from my tablet, love this feature. A lot less buttons that my old Onkyo.