Summary: This is one great Home Theatre Receiver and with the Tororidal power transformer, it delivers all the slam and finess you could ask for. At almost 55lbs this receiver is a hoss, place it on some heavy brass footers on a good 4" maple amp board and get your choice of higher end power cords and you are good to go.....sounds better than units costing 3x the price of the Onkyo 905 and that's the truth.
Summary: Since its purchase 7-14-2008, my TX-NR905 was repaired under warranty three times. The last was just days before the warranty expired and required more than a month for replacement of a main circuit board and integrated circuit. Not true but it seems as if it has been out for repair longer than it worked correctly. I have never had any AM reception. A surround channel disappeared. The consistent issue is the loss of HDMI video out from a 1.3a HDMI source.
Summary: I have been using, and living with, this great receiver for about a year... It exceeds my expectations in every category except,"Ease of Use". The reason? It's has EVERYTHING on it, and to familiarize yourself with it is a chore, but, once you do... Watch Out... The delay problem others talk about here is just a sync adjustment away from being solved. The procedure is explained very well in the manual... Anyway, way too much for me to get into here.
Summary: I bought this to replace an older version (onkyo tx-ds494) of a 5.1 system. and I have to say that the sound quality was not all that much better. If you are looking for bells and whistles that's fine but if you just want great sound.....stick with a model with a smaller price tag....onkyo makes a great sound no matter what model you choose. p.s. I sent this one back and re-connected my old one!
Summary: With the death of my old CRT (24 year old Mitsubishi oak cabineted monster) I decided to go the High Def/LCD route for a new TV downstairs. After much research and deliberation I wound up going with a 52" Samsung Series 6. My Onkyo 898, while still servicable, was getting a bit long in the tooth, I also wanted to clear up the rat's nest in back of the AV Rack. With this in mind I began looking at new model AV receivers.