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. I would have expected more out of a unit that cost $700.00 new. The repair cost nearly more than than it was worth and now I wait for one of the other problems others have sited to happen.
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. Audio output to my bi-amped fronts is great for eveyrthing (HDMI inputs, analog inputs for the wii, and phono input for the record player). Unfortunately, my unit is back in the service shop for its 2nd warranty repair.
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. Now, all the HDMI out ports are inoperative. I do get a video signal to the receiver but none of the HDMI out ports work.
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. When I turned the unit ON, it worked just fine -- for about three weeks. Same issue--turned unit OFF one night when it was working fine. Turned it ON the next day, but again no video on HDMI output.
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". I had an electronic repair person looking at the unit but he had a hard time isolating the actual component because no sound after about 5 minutes.
Excerpt: I bought this receiver 9 months ago from Vanns and it was great. Good deal and shipping was fast. The receiver worked great for the first 9 months until the hdmi ports went out and stopped working.
Summary: This is a handsome unit. The installation manual is not well laid out and is very confusing for the average person installing the unit. I returned the receiver because it blocked closed caption information to my TV.I contacted Onkyo and their response was too bad, thats the way it is. I have learned that competing receivers offered by Denon do pass through the closed caption information.
Summary: I have ordered two of these and were told to return both by customer support due to weird quirks with the networking. First off, this product has great sound quality, huge amount of features for the price and some future proofing with it's ability to upscale video to 4K. The downside is that the customer support team has little more knowledge than what can be gleaned from the manual and basic troubleshooting skills.
Nicht wirklich schlecht aber zu viele Mängel im Detail
Tier "Tier", Amazon
6 April 2012
Summary: Es ist bereits eine Menge über den 709 geschrieben worden, deshalb fasse ich mich möglichst kurz: Anschluß, Inbetriebnahme und Firmwareupdate (über eine Stunde!!) verliefen problemlos. Auch die Bildausgabe über beide HDMI-Ausgänge (LCD-TV an Main, DLP-Beamer an Sub) funktionierte einwandfrei. Meiner subjektiven Einschätzung nach stechen folgende Punkte heraus. Im positiven Sinne: Die Bedienung anderer Geräte mit der Systemfernbedienung ist super einfach zu konfigurieren.
Heftige Unzulänglichkeiten, bspw HDMI 2 x Out funktioniert nicht ...
16 January 2012
Summary: Habe mittlerweile zuviele Geräte in Betrieb (Blue Ray-Player, DVD-Rekorder, CD-Player, XBOX kinect, PS2 Singstar, IPhone, IPod, Tuner altes Tapedeck und als Ausgabe LED-TV und HDMI-Beamer, die sich nur noch durch ständiges Umstecken von Kabeln bspw. über meinen "normalen" Onkyo-Vollverstärker betreiben liessen. Schwierig ebenso auch BD's mal über TV oder über Beamer zu sehen.