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Onkyo TX-NR709
6.5 out of 10

Onkyo TX-NR709

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Reviews and Problems with Onkyo TX-NR709

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Overall 4
4.0

Well just like many other reviews after 2 years and 8 months ...

GEORGE BOOTH, Amazon
23 September 2014
  • Summary: Well just like many other reviews after 2 years and 8 months the audio has completely failed. I still have video but with out audio it's now junk. I will not buy any onkyo products in the near future.
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Overall 4
4.0

Product failed after 3 years.

Scott P., Newegg
17 May 2014
  • Summary: This product had great reviews, but in my opinion they are based on initial impression and Onkyo's quality history. Having had no prior experience with Onkyo, I am left highly disappointed that an item I paid $650 for only lasted 3 years.
  • Pros: Numerous inputs including HDMI, Component, and Composite video; analog audio inputs, coaxial, optical, or HDMI for audio. Up to 7.1 surround. Great features such as a default volume upon startup.
  • Cons: Failed after 3 years. Unit now produces no sound from any source whatsoever. Not even the FM tuner. Too expensive to replace something like this every 3 years. Apparently of much poorer quality than I was lead to believe. Unit is also fairly heavy and produces a great amount of heat.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great, when it works....

Zachary Shay, Amazon
16 October 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this product specifically for the 2 HDMI outputs. I have a flatscreen & projector, and this product filled the right needs for the right price. When the 709 is working, it's fantastic.
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Overall 4
4.0

HDMI ports are of poor quality

Gary L. Rivers, Amazon
6 October 2012
  • Summary: Needing to replace an ONKYO 7.1 surround system because of inoperable HDMI ports, I was going to buy a pioneer until someone convinced me to buy the TX-NR709. I wish I had not purchased it. To be fair, the sound is awesome and my receiver did work for one and a half years.
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Overall 4
4.0

Excellent...... while it was working!

Mike T., Newegg
19 August 2012
  • Summary: For the first week the receiver was excellent. Started noticing a speaker popping noise coming from the right front. Then the noise would variate through the front speakers. Sent back to Newegg for a replacement. Received the new one and installed it today.
  • Pros: Good sound, THX Certified, lots of features for the price compared to competing brands
  • Cons: Had to do firmware update right out of the box
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Overall 4
4.0

Onkyo TX-NR709 HDMI Failure

James L., Amazon
7 November 2011
  • Summary: I purchased the 709 in April. Had it about 2-weeks-worked fine. Turned it off one night, and then turned it on the next day, but alas no Video Output via HDMI output. Sound was OK. Turned unit off. Called tech support the next day. Tech support suggsted re-setting the unit.
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Overall 4
4.0

audio problem

Dennis, Amazon
7 November 2011
  • Summary: System worked well for nearly two years. Audio card went bad even though the system was hardly used. Apparently the unit was overheating and sound came out for about 5 minutes and then "NO SOUND".
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Overall 4
4.0

Onkyo TX-NR709 Sound went out

Amazon Customer, Amazon
7 November 2011
  • Summary: I purchased my Onkyo TX-NR709 in June of 2011 and was very happy with it until the sound just comply went out on it. I was just 4 months out of warranty when I had to have the processor board replaced at a cost of nearly $400.00 after shipping and labor.
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Overall 4
4.0

A great receiver, but not one without flaws

orenb, Amazon
7 November 2011
  • Summary: In terms of functionality and features nothing in the TX-NR709 price range even comes close. Onkyo packed so much into it, that I expected them to make compromises when it comes to sound and amplification quality. However, my non-audiophile ears cannot detect any such compromises.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed

James G., Newegg
23 September 2011
  • Summary: I'd always considered Onkyo to be pretty darn good equipment, but now, I'm not too sure. Especially with the run around I've gotted the last few weeks. This is just plain sloppy customer service. The kind of treatment one would expect from Sony or HP.
  • Pros: Sounds great, when it works correctly.
  • Cons: At first I thought wife or someone was leaving unit on after a month or so of this I found that it was turning it's self on. Mid Aug 2011, I noticed it turning it's self on, switched to cable/sat box, and was cycling through listening modes. Late Aug/early Sept receiver had to be disconnected fro...
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