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.
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.
Summary: My current Onkyo TX-SR705 has been an amazing 7.1 A/V receiver for my Home Theater setup with Polk speakers. After upgrading to a new Samsung 51" Plasma 3D TV and 3D blu-ray player. I decided to see what upgrades were going on in the Onkyo line up. Amazon had the Onkyo TX-NR709 for $535 and comparing the differences of my old receiver I felt it was time to upgrade.
Summary: Feeling a little frustrated by the complexities of properly setting up 5.1, 7.1 or x.1 surround sound? Baffled by the numerous audio and video formats that confront the home theater user? Want to solve these problems (and more) quickly, and just enjoy your music or home theater? This is the one, if you ask me. And at a great price. OVERALL It is extremely gratifying when you run across a product where it's obvious they've really thought about what the customer wants.