Used Onkyo recivers for 18 years, and this was a great upgrade.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
7 February 2015
Summary: I had an older (20 years older) reciver, but needed something with great A/V and 7.1. This reciver has been great, the sound and multi zone mode works great. The only thing I didn't like was the didgital input from zone1, HDMI TV, can't be directed to zone2/3.
So After upgarding from mu Onkyo 702 av system to ...
G. westcott "Gazza West", Amazon
11 January 2015
Summary: So After upgarding from mu Onkyo 702 av system to allow for more HDMI inputs. The Newer 717 failed completely after less the 9 months of use.It is only used for a few movies a month. Onkyo offer a trade for next to nothing for the same spec model at double the price.
Summary: UPDATE Purchased in 2012 this worked great till just beyond warranty. then it started to not send power to the speakers I ordered another less power one with more features because to connect to internet I bought the usb wifi and usb blue tooth adapters my newer one is built in.
Do not buy, discontinued and there seems to be good reason for it.
22 August 2014
Summary: Total junk. This is the second one to fail. The first one the Ethernet card would not work. Sent back got a new one. 4 months later the thing will not operate correctly. When you try and turn it on it will not power up.
Summary: The receiver worked fine for the first 12 months. Then, it would not detect any sound signal from any source input. Xbox 360 (HDMI), PS3 (HDMI), cable box (Digital Coax), PC (Optical), the receiver would not output any sound from them.
Summary: Love my Onkyo TX-NR717. Haven't had a chance to try out all the features yet, but so far everything seems to work great. I had a Marantz SR4200 before, but the HDMI input and output broke, so I got this to replace it. I must said I'm very happy with Onkyo.
Summary: For about 14 years, I’ve been using a Sony ES receiver, which I’ve loved. But it doesn’t do HDMI and decided it was time to upgrade. Tons of research and nearly a year of reading reviews and I chose the 717. I’m technically proficient, but not snobbish about audio quality.
Network connectivity horrible it will fail. Sound=OK but a epic fail on being a network connected home entertainment receiver.
Searching for Wisdom "Live Strong", Amazon
26 January 2014
Summary: WARNING! Before you buy an Onkyo do a Google search on "Onkyo loses network connection" and read. This problem is systemic with Onkyo. This is my second TX-NR717. After the first one kept failing on being able to be network connected I figured it may be a fluke and returned to Amazon (love Amazon)...