This particular model is plagued with numerous faults. After ...
14 July 2015
Summary: This particular model is plagued with numerous faults. After three years of use a circuit board has faulted and the whole receiver has turned into a 35 pound paper weight. It is out of warranty and the cost of repairs outweigh the benefits.
While sound quality was good, the device itself does not last long before ...
Wael Hemdan, Amazon
14 January 2015
Summary: This product worked well for about 2.5 years. Started shutting itself down when all 7 speakers are connected, so I had to reduce the number of attached speakers. A year later, the sound started to intermittently go away seconds after turning it on.
Onkyo turns a defective product into a revenue stream at the expense of the consumer.
Charles Burch, Amazon
1 October 2014
Summary: I can only echo the experience of others: The HDMI board (probably a combination of using sub-par capacitors and overheating) goes out. Repair/repeat ad nauseam. Onkyo won't sell you the board so you can replace it yourself.
Summary: My receiver no longer produces sound. I paid $800 for it in February 2010 and it no longer works. I called Onkyo and provided the circumstances and my information. They will review the claim (within 7-10 business days) and determine if a 1 time out of warranty repair can be done.
Summary: Purchased this receiver without doing a lot of research. I look back now and I wish I did. I thought Onkyo made reputable prodcucts but I guess I was wrong. The unit failed (no sound) after about a year. I went online to try and understand the extent of the problem and boy was I shocked!
MORE OF THE SAME... HDMI BOARD FAILURE!! TWICE!!!!
Hugo dos Guaranys Masset, Amazon
26 July 2013
Summary: I bought this receiver in a trip to USA 3 years ago. It worthed the job, since in Brazil I'd spend 3 times Amazon's price. And I got pretty much what I expected: Good audio and video quality... for just 1 year!! Failures started in the audio, then I got no sound.
Summary: I have been into Audiophile home theaters for about 6 years now, with upwards of $8,000 invested into my audio equipment (a modest investment compared to many). Anyway, after buying this receiver brand new, 2 years later, it went into the shop for a failing hdmi board.
Summary: No sound right after the warranty period expired. Service Center advised the HDMI board need to be replaced which seems to be a very common problem with this model. Onkyo do not admit there are any design/manufacturing issue with the HDMI board and insist to charge me $250 for replacement.
Summary: maybe if my receiver lasts 10 Years it will be worth 100 per year.
Pros: worked for 2 years.
Cons: HDMI board went bad. This was a gift from my now deceased family member who bought it from newegg. from all my reading it needs z new board but even that will fail again. I'll save my 80 bucks in shipping and 500.00 in parts and labor and attempt to fix myself. in the mean time I'll be shopping f...