Summary: Watch out for problems I bought this receiver because of all the things you can hook up to it, especially the Phono Pre Amp built in. The HDMI pass is nice, except for the wait time between device switching. (Directv/Apple TV) Suddenly after two years, the sound just stopped working.period !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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".
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...