Summary: Horrible!! ..I bought this in 2012 so my warranty is void. Here's the thing. I heard complaints about the Tx series and I thought the unit caught a virus through all the info read on the net. It's just a matter of time til that happens I taught so Inever hooks this system up to the net. Boy was I wrong. 1st. What an excellent system with the 110 RMS and excellent sound and video. 2nd. What a shame to pay $500 and have it fail in 4 years.
Summary: Well, I honestly wish I wasn't bashing this product. I bought it in a departure from 2 Denon Receivers that I have had forever. The first lasted me literally 20 years and the sound was incredible. I upgraded to get better features for the video and upgrade to 7.2 The other Denon is still running in the other main video room and it is a 5.1 that is still running strong 10 years later.
Summary: More problems with this unit in 2 years (sound goes out - like no sound from any source - no indication of connected speakers; constant 'second long 'flicker' where sound and picture 'disappear' for a second while watching DVD's or movies), than in 20 years with my old Onkyo unit (TXSV70PRO). Buttons are not illuminated, so it is very difficult to see which button does what.
Summary: My unit also failed shortly after warranty period was over. Same HDMI sound problem as of many others who are complaining in various forums. I should have taken my time to do a proper research on these reported problems. There are so many similar complaints around the web that I believe it should be a known product defect. Interesting fact is that same problem did exist on previous generation models and they have not bothered to fix it. What is worse?
Summary: Got this receiver almost 22.5 months ago. I had no issues or complaints with it, until about 2 weeks ago when all of sudden there was no audio output. I called the company, who had me take it to the nearest repair shop (1.5 hr drive round trip -with no traffic). They repaired it for free (repair guy said that this was a common problem with these units)... (SIGH) For the $550 I paid for it and having major issues after less than 2 years...
Summary: Well be aware, mine just broke just after 2 years. There is reason these are cheap. Turns on, but no music on either speaker nor headphones not even from tuner. Warranty just expired, build in obsolescence I assume.
Summary: I bought this receiver april 2012. Onkyo TX-NR709 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (Black) After the first year the HDMI pass through went out. I sent it back at my expense to have it fixed by Adams. It came back to me looking great. After one month it went out again. We called Onkyo and told them this was the second time it went out. They told us they would send us the return shipping label to get it fixed. 8 days later we get an email that says to contact Adams.
Summary: This is one of the waste product. HDMI handshake fails repeatedly. I live in NJ and luckily there is service center in 50 miles . There was fire in receiver for TWICE and was repaired. As soon as it was returned to me HDMI is never recognized. Its one year old now but its really waste of time and money. Buy Denon. Good bye Onkyo.
Summary: Receiver shipped from Essex and was advertised as new but inspected due to damaged box. I purchased to go in a media room being built and I did not plug receiver up to test until 90 days after my purchase. The receiver flashes on and off. Onkyo support informed me to ship to authorized repair center. The item was non working out of the box.