Summary: After a few months there was nos sound coming out of the CBL/SAT port. I switched to a different port, it worked for a while and then there was no sound out of that one either. As I am living overseas there is nothing that I can do except junk it and never buy Onkyo again.
Summary: Onkyo is total junk. This is my second one and both are broken. First one was an Onkyo HT-R667 and it broke right at one year mark just in time for it to be out of warranty. The hdmi ports stopped working and now it only works with RCA cables. I decided to move it to another room that has another TV that is not used too often but it will do the job. Here is where I failed, I bought another Onkyo.
Summary: This receiver is great insofar as sound reproduction, it tends to run pretty hot; very, very hot. I gave it two stars because about 24 months after I purchased it the sound stopped working, completely. I checked online and found others who had the same problem, sound mysteriously just stopped. Everything else turned on and looked fine, but the indicator that displays how many speakers are connected is blank and there's absolutely no sound.
Summary: Had this since Nov 2010 then remote started working intermittently a few months ago Then quit working altogether last weekend - for receiver only. Remote controls other devices just fine. Found numerous complaints on AVI user group - this is a chronic problem with a couple of Onkyo models. Onkyo website FAQs indicated free repair including shipping, even if out of warranty. Called Onkyo and after long hold time, got hung up on.
Summary: Unit worked flawlessly for two years, then recently as the firmware was updated to the newest revision the unit now fails to recognize any speakers connected to the system. Video appears fine, however nothing beyond that works. This unit is one of many that have experienced this problem, even with the newest firmware update. Onkyo tech support say that it's common and there is nothing that can be done about the problem on their end.
Summary: Oh yes, it has all the cool features and setup tools. It is easy to setup and use (1 star). And it worked great for about a year and then the problems started. The remote will lock up and just quit working. The receiver will lock up; none of the controls on the front panel will work. You have to unplug it to turn it off. Even stranger, if you plug it back in but leave it off, it will come on by itself!
Summary: I came to Amazon to check the price of this receiver after a year of use. I was very surprised to find such bad experiences with this particular model. I wont go into specs here but as a piece of equipment that has been used extensively in my house for over a year, I am very happy thus far with the use, feel and quality of the product.
Summary: Just a word to the wise...make sure you research the problems this line of Onkyo products has been having over the past year. I purchased this model in December of 2010. Worked great for the first few months then the remote control would randomly stop working for a day at a time then start working again. I could still operate the unit using the front panel controls. (The remote worked just fine controlling my Blue Ray and satellite boxes.