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: I've really been enjoying my 708. It runs cool enough to be fine inside my tv console with the door closed. Another thing I like is it comes with RIHD (disabled by default) which basically means it talks to my Samsung TV that also has RIHD. I can control the AVR volume with my tv remote. The TV automatically turns off it's own speakers and outputs sound to the 708 if the 708 is on. Otherwise, it just uses it's own speakers.
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: The 708 is pretty much everything I expected it to be, and does all that it says it will. Setup was a little complex (I had printed out the manual before delivery, but reading about it is not the same as getting it up and running). First, I hooked it up wo my network (via Ethernet cable directly to router) to check on the latest software (it had arrived with the latest update). then into the media room, for the slow process of connecting.
Summary: Had this a couple weeks and watched plenty of movies / listened to plenty of music. Pandora and Internet Radios can be slow sometime. The iPod and Pandora image output is pretty old-fashioned, and could use an update via firmware upgrade. Sound wise, this is a huge improvement over what I was using before. Bass is more powerful, and the room is filled with sound. Each speaker actually plays a role, whereas my last receiver, 80% of the workload was in my center speaker.
Summary: what can i say? got it, hooked everything up, turned it on and it sounded awesome. i have a samsung led and the anynet+ allows me to turn off the tv and have the receiver turn off as well. thats nice. also when i switch to the samsung apps the receiver switches the inputs automatically. hooked it up to my home network and did a firmware update without issue. pandora account registered and plays like a champ.
Summary: February 1, 2010 update: My HR-21 problem appears to have been corrected by a DirecTV software update. Today both DirecTV channel 103 and 106 work through the Onyko TX-NR708 HDMI connection. I bought this TX-NR708 to replace an excellent performing TX-SR804 to gain the new 3D capability with DirecTV's added 3D offerings. However, it will not pass the DirecTV's 3D HDMI output to my new Panasonic TC-PX65VT25 Plamsa.
Summary: I chose the TX-NR708 because of its video de-interlace and up-scaling features. Who'd have thunk a modern flat panel Samsung PN63C7000 63-Inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV (Black) would display 480i as 480i? It looked awful! My old PRO-510HD would de-interlace 480i and display it really well. The TX-NR708 certainly resolved my Samsung's 480i issue. The TX-NR708 can up-scale everything to 1080p - but interestingly not everything looks better at 1080p.
Summary: meine Erwartungen voll erfüllt worden. Das Menü ist für ungeübte zunächst sicherlich gewöhnungsbedürftig. Dies ist nach meiner Erfahrung aber bei anderen Herstellern nicht unbedingt einfacher. Wenn man einmal alle Einstellungen vorgenommen hat findet man sich in der Zukunft recht gut zurecht. Der Ton überzeugt vollkommen und musste für meine Bedürfnisse nach der Einstellung über Audyssey kaum nachgeregelt werden.
superdummy2001 "Doing something right means n..., Amazon
13 November 2010
Summary: Hallo, die anderen Rezensionen, die bis zum heutigen Tag zu diesem Receiver geschrieben wurden, teile ich. Fehlerhaft ist leider die Beschreibung der HDMI- Ausgaenge, der 708 hat derer nur einen, nicht zwei. Dazu muss man den 808 bemuehen. - Zum Netzwerk noch eine Kleinigkeit, zumindestens bei mir hing der 708 eine weile und aktzeptierte nach dem StandBy das Netz gar nicht mehr. Dauerhaftes aktivieren von HDMI und Netzwerk ist ein Work-Around...