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. It's really basic and easy to operate for any user at the same time it's professional for those who know when they have a good product in Hands.
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). The setup is incredibly easy, with one caveat (below). Easy to use menu system that you manage through your tv screen, and it includes an automatic speaker volume adjustment system.
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. In the 709, the Audyssey sounds great and I am a new fan of the internet radio.
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. For those of you going from older models to the new ones you will be surprised at how much these have changed...The bottom line is this receiver and my Polk speakers work very well together...
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. Has a bunch of different listening modes, more than you'll ever need. I bought the Onkyo Wifi adapter seperate and was able to connect to my internet after about 10 minutes of playing with it.
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. Big pain in the rear for me, but I managed to work around this to get audio out to my hot tub. Keep in mind that the reciever drops down to 5.1 if you use the zone 2, front high, front wide, or the bi-amp speaker posts.
Summary: I have only had the unit set up a few days, but so far I absolutely love it!! I had an Onkyo unit before, which has been in use for over 12 years with no problems. I am a little nervous, after reading some of the reviews. The first thing I did upon set up was to run the firmware updates. Hopefully I won't experience the issues others have, but if so, I will update this review immediately.