Summary: I purchased this receiver in April 2012. It has been an excellent receiver until last night when suddenly the main HDMI out to the TV quite working. There was no picture but there was sound. Same with all the other input sources. I had read about the HDMI problems with this receiver so thought the HDMI was fried. I call Onkyo customer support after doing some checking into the problem online. They recommended unplugging the receiver. I did this for about 10 minutes.
Summary: I bought the Onkyo TX NR709 because of the many inputs, network connection and price. The processor does a fine job of producing good channel separation in the many modes to choose from. So far it is the best receiver, as far as the processor goes, I have even had. The internal channel amplifiers work OK. I hooked up mono block amplifiers to the right, center, and left preouts and the sound is way more clear. The universal remote is somewhat limited in the learning mod.
Summary: Most of the features of the Onkyo have been great, including the sound management. The only issue I've had is when I was trying to view frame sequential 3D (full 1080p 3D) from a Panasonic Blu-ray player to a new Epson 3010 projector. If I connected the player directly to the projector with my 30ft 1.4 hdmi cable, I could get the great 3D. As soon as I put the Onkyo in between, the best I could do is "side by side" which is lower than 1080p.
Very Good Receiver, good feature and priced right. HDMI problematic
A newbee with GPS, Amazon
4 December 2011
Summary: I am upgrading from an 5 years old onkyo tx-sr605 to the tx-nr709. Here are my comments after 3 days of using it (connect with HDMI from cable box, blue ray dvd) 1. The tv picture seems to be better. Not much but it just seems so, perhaps the upscaling chip has something to do with it. 2. The set up is much easier than the old onkyo tx-sr605's. 3. I set up with Theater Dimensional because I have only 1 sub, and 2 front speakers. The sound comes out better. 4.
Excerpt: Only had this receiver for a week, but so far, very happy with it overall... upgraded from an Onkyo TX-SR707. Purchased from Vanns - as always, they are great - fast shipping and good service. One complaint on how they shipped it though - it was not double boxed just shipped in its original box... so the box was a bit banged up by UPS... but the good news is the receiver seems OK, no worse for the wear fingers crossed it stays that way!
Summary: This is a short review - I'll leave the technical stuff to the audiophiles. I recently bought a 60 inch LG HDTV from Amazon. I quickly found out that my 3 year old Sony AV receiver would not pass a 3D signal via HDMI from the PS3 and Directv boxes to the television. I looked at a bunch of receivers on Amazon and decided to order this NR709 because: a. it had the features I wanted; b. the reviews were generally good; c. reasonable price; and d. FREE SHIPPING.
Summary: Ich habe mir den AV-Receiver Anfang Januar aufgrund der fehlenden Unterstützung meines alten Sony für HDMI 1.4 zugelegt. Die Entscheidung fiel dann auf den Onkyo TX 709 aufgrund einiger Eigenschaften, die mir am Herzen lagen und sonst in dieser Preisklasse eher selten zu finden sind: - HDMI 1.4 - THX-Modus - Bi-Amp-Betrieb möglich - detaillierte Einstellungsmöglichkeiten für Crossover-Frequenz für Stereo- u.
Schönes, Gut Ausgestattetes Gerät mit kleinen Mängel!
8 February 2012
Summary: Schönes, Gut Ausgestattetes Gerät mit kleinen Mängel! Das Rauschen das allgemein bemängelt wird, lässt sich ganz leicht beheben!! Im Menü unter Punkt 4 ins Audyssey gehen, dort die Option Dynamic EQ auf aus stellen uns schon ist das Rauschen weg. Da hat Onkyo wohl ein bissl Mist Programmiert. Einen meiner USB Sticks mag er nach den Einschalten oder Wechsel von Radio zu USB nicht mehr erkennen da muss er aus/eingesteckt werden.