Negative reviews are because some units broke down. Onkyo now offers free repairs. It's an otherwise awesome receiver.
8 September 2014
Summary: I have this receiver since it came out. It offers so much more connectivity then newer receivers: multichannel analog in, plenty of optical and coax digital inputs. It also sounds very good. It did break down twice. First time was within warranty, it got fixed.
Summary: Bought mine last August (2010) got it home and noticed slight hissing and static in the brand new speakers (Klipsch 2xF20, 4xS20, C2, SUB-12). Thought maybe it was the speaker wire or connections. Replaced all wire with high quality wire and banana plugs.
Summary: As the title reads, I love this thing! I upgraded to this from a different Onkyo (HT-RC160). The NR708 really appealed to me because of the network support and also the VGA(PC) video input. It was difficult to find a nice mid-range AVR that had the VGA input.
Summary: first, this would've gotten 5 stars had it not been for the fact that i couldn't access online features until i performed a usb firmware up date out of the box. granted, it was an easy process. my only other issue is it seems as the volume doesn't go that high.
Summary: So this receiver is the bee's knees. The internet integration and service is seriously impressive and can be operated without the TV on, simply by following the info on the digital display on the receiver. The up-scaling is also very good.
Summary: I've Had the Onkyo TX-NR708 for about a Month Now, incredible unit! This unit does everything I expected. I use it for everything, Movies,Internet Radio(with ethernet cable), TV, Cable, BlueRay,IPOD Touch, also can connects to your PC(supports Window7.) With the HDMI inputs make's it super simple.
Summary: I love home theater and this unit has never let me down. After four weeks I cannot think of a single disappointing minute with this receiver. I purchased this to replace my three year old Pioneer Elite for two primary reasons internet connectivity and HDMI support.
Summary: I got this for Christmas because my 15 year old Onkyo started to have problem. I did a lot of research been very picky about my equipment. For the money, looks, and sound Onkyo just can not be beat. The set up for basic use is real easy the manual could be laid out better for the advance set up.
Summary: I am by no means an audiophile. I liked the options and wide variety of formats supported by this system, especially in this price range. I think that I'm getting a lot for my money. Very easy to set up. I've spent the past few weeks tweaking the system, which I attribute to my learning curve.
Summary: I updated an early "surround sound" Panasonic receiver with this Onkyo mostly because I also updated an older projection TV with an HD LCD. At first I was a little apprehensive at the installation because of all the "unfamiliar" hook-ups (most of the older equipment was only component plugs) but the...