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, Amazon
6 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.
Summary: Onkyo just went a step up in my mind that they are helping everyone with this problem even though we are out of warranty.
Pros: Excellent audio quality. Lots of input options. Ability to Bi-Amp front speakers. Auto room calibration. Lots of options to tweak your sound just the way you want it.
Cons: Just over 2 years later all the sound quit. But a quick call to Onkyo and they shipped out a box to send them the receiver to repair free of charge. Evidently this is a problem that has come up with certain receivers from 2009-2012 that the network chip goes bad causing a range of problems. http:...
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: I bought my 709 as a refurb from Onkyo. As far as functionality I have had zero issues with this unit. Power is very nice and this reciever will get as loud as you want it to. It came with the current firmware so no need to update this.
Summary: This receiver rocks. I have this driving my 7.1 Klipsch home theater, and is connected to the home theater PC that I built. Sounds fantastic. As an important side note I found out the hard way, the zone 2 has to be analog.
Summary: No problems of any kind. First used WIFI dongle because of location from router. As soon as plugged everything in, all ran perfect. Uploaded new firmware. Hit NET button, full screen came up on tv. hit pandora and was on in seconds... Remote has MY TV, MY MUSIC, MY MOVIE.
Pros: So user friendly. Does everything and more. Great on screen menu. Has explanation of each setting and what it does at the bottom. Lets you adjust everything in real time on your tv screen so you can see and hear the difference. Has adjustments for everything. Also can adjust for each source compl...
Cons: Wish had more HDMI inputs. Not really a con. Doubt if others have more. No real manual, but so user friendly and comes with disc.
Summary: Tips for awesome sound quality: - Measure out your speaker setup. The center of the listening area should be your head. - Run a full calibration with the included Audyssey mic. Place the mic realistically.
Pros: I've had this receiver for over a year. I haven't had a single regret. I think this receiver could compete with a lot of $1000 range receivers in terms of features and sound quality.Once you get a good understanding of the available features and carefully calibrate with the Audyssey tool, the sou...