Excerpt: With its bountiful array of connections, the TX-NR709 A/V receiver handles just about any playback device you care to hook up. Eight HDMI® inputs give you plenty of scope for high-definition sources, while two HDMI outputs double your display options.
Excerpt: Onkyo’s TX-NR709 ups the audiophile ante of the much-loved TX-NR609, and has a back panel busier than Oxford Street at Christmas. In come binding posts for all speaker terminals, bi-amping capability, 7.1 phono inputs and 7.2 pre-outs, which is strictly speaking 7.(1 x 2).
Pros: Networking including online audio access; multichannel inputs; ease of use; dynamic sound
Cons: Online interface lacks finesse; lacks Apple AirPlay and built-in wi-fi