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. Every brand is going to have their issues, there will always be people that will give a bad review. Do your research and make your own decisions, don't take other peoples word.
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. I was really nervous about spending for me what was the upper limits of my budget (kids will do that). So there was some sort of Markdown on Amazon and I pulled the trigger on this in March 2012.
Summary: I bought the NR709 primarily because I have a very large collection of LPs and it had a phono input...also as I replaced an Onkyo TX DS656 I am comfortable with the Onkyo brand...I am thus far very pleased with the product in all respects!
Summary: The receiver lives up to my expectations. From the top notch video output to the streaming audio and network connection the Onkyo delivers. The one feature I was disappointed on was not being able to play video files over the network. The sound is very good in all formats from Bluray to dlna. The amount of inputs and outputs are great. This piece should be able to hang with me for a few years without me wanting the next great feature.
Summary: I purchased this unit January 26 2012. In the last 4 months I have had virtually no problems with this unit whatsoever. I'll try to provide some insight on some of the negatives the other reviewers mentioned and my experience with those things. If you're reading this, you're probably like me and rely heavily on these reviews to give you an idea of what to expect. HDMI Problems - So far I haven't had a single problem with that.
Excerpt: Excellent service from Vanns, quick shipment - everything was complete in the box, nothing was damaged. Ill update with my full opinion on the receiver itself after Ive given it some more use.
Excerpt: After considerable research, I replaced an older Onkyo TS-DX484 with a TX NR-709 and couldnt be happier. The clarity of the sound is excellent, the unit is loaded with features like Audyssey and THX sound, and the additional power over my previous receiver clearly helps in reproducing music, even at low listening volumes. The phono input - a dying option - was a selling point for me, as was the dual HDMI outputs - I have a projector as well as a TV monitor.
Summary: Have been out of the loop for a number of years since last replacing a receiver. Last Onkyo receiver purchased was the TX-DS787, it was bought probably around 2001. At the time it was a real nice unit. It was cutting edge back there in that it could do component switching as opposed to S-Video only. HDMI was in infancy if it was even around at all yet-not sure, can't remember.