Conclusion: Performance and features like this don't come cheap. The TX-NR906 carries an MSRP of $2,299, though that's cheaper than comparable products from companies like Pioneer and Denon. This model rocks for standard home theater use--it's got plenty of power, is easy to use and sounds great. However, for me, the network features really make this one stand out. Networked media is where the whole industry is going (or coming from, depending on your perspective).
Pros: Lots of power for up to 7.1 channels, Easy setup with Audyessy system, Network capabilities expand the entertainment beyond home theater
Cons: Remote is bland and not very bright, Sometimes slow when switching HDMI sources, Clicking sound when switching sources or formats
Excerpt: Onkyo offers a wide range of stereo amplifiers and AV receivers. The company’s lower AV models tend to focus on a sensible selection of essentials for home theatre performance, leaving off costly extraneous functions. This higher-end TX-NR906 does an even better job on the basics, but also adds in all the extras. The basic home theatre functions?
Summary: One of the hardest things we'll ever do will be giving the TX-NR906 back to Onkyo. Movie soundtracks will blow you away if you have a good speaker system, and even music can sound stunning on this big monster.
Pros: Sound quality, Good design
Cons: Could be cheaper, Weighs a tonne, Could melt an icecap when it's in full swing