Best receiver money could buy when it came out... Budget BALLERS AMP. I absolutely LOVE my Onkyo's. I own 4 different models.
Nathanael S. Elmore "Nate", Amazon
7 September 2014
Summary: Over 2 years since I purchased this amp and my HDMI board has not had any issues. I use this amp in a 20' x 11' dedicated home theater and have never transported it. The receiver is housed in an open air, ventialted environment that is free of contaminents like dog hair, smoke, excessive dust etc.
You get alot of power and options for a very reasonable price.
12 December 2013
Summary: This is my 2nd Onkyo receiver and you get a lot power for a very reasonable price. The quality is top notch and will give Denon, Pioneer and other top brand receivers a run for their money. The best part of all is you can get this receiver for $200-$400 these days.
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.
Summary: I spent about a year trying to figure out what receiver to buy. I'd looked in the box stores, the big 'C' online. I've always had JVC receivers. My last one was awesome and did an admirable if still somewhat below optimal job of powering my Infinity RS4-Bs.
Summary: Got it for setting a brand new Home Theater at my sisters apartment. When you're looking for something good, specially an electronic, you go for speed, then quality and after all the price. The Onkyo has it all. With a Marvel, THX Certification, Lip sync and Network it's an awesome product.
Summary: I've been an Onkyo fan for a while....and when I went through the motion of upgrading one of my systems to 3D, it sounded like a great excuse to upgrade my receiver too. And this was a fantastic upgrade. It supports all my HDMI inputs, and upconverts "lesser" standards (ie s-video).
Summary: Go to the CNET website and check out their reviews first. After reading the specifications and comparing to NR-717, for the price I had to get the NR-709. The newer 727 model was not out yet in May 2013, and the specifications seem to not be as good as the 709.
Summary: After spending days and days reading horrible reviews I was terrified of these newer Onkyo's. I am replacing an older model which was my best friend for 10+ years...I have had the new receiver for about a month now and I can honestly say its awesome..no issues at all.