Summary: this is outdated now. when i got it i liked it however the interface wasn't that great and the hdmi board went out on me. a company was going to charge me 700 something dollars just for the keyboard plus the charges to fix it. i got it reduced by complaint to Onkyo. it is still going strng though and I've had this for 4 to 6 years now i think.
Summary: I have had this unit for 5 years. Let me start off by summarizing. You can do a lot better for the cost of this receiver. It has every feature you might want, however it seriously overheats, so much so that it freezes up the video card and won't recognize hdmi inputs till it cools down. You can't stack it and you will need to buy fans to surround it. If you are ok with this you will like this receiver. Don't expect onkyo to help though.
Summary: I have bought the Onkyo Nr906 in 2009. At that time, I was looking for a great receiver to complete my home AV equipment, and was fascinated from the great video reviews the Onkyo had received. Originally I was not meant to use the onkyo on stereo mode, as I have a Gryphon Callisto 2200 as amplifier (high end danish product).
Summary: Stay away from Onkyo! I have a Tx-NR906 that has also been a pain from day one. The AM/FM tuner section never functioned properly and completely died after 6 months. I sent it back for Warranty (to New York) and per them it was damaged in shipment and could not be repaired. The damage per USPS was not done in transit. After the threat of a lawsuit the Warranty Center agreed to repair the unit.
It takes forever for sound and picture to come through
max power, Amazon
22 May 2011
Summary: After owning it for 2 years, this problem is now showing up on my receiver [...] I visited onkyousa.com to find a firmware update but none is available. How frustrated is it to get this kind of problem after spending so much money on a receiver. My next receiver will be a Marantz again...
Summary: I've had this unit for only 8 months and the HDMI inputs have stopped working. Now I have to ship it to NY for repair - who knows how long that process is going to take. Very disappointing to spend that much for a receiver to have it stop working like this. I should have listened to comments about Onkyo reliability. Thumbs down.
Summary: First off, I'm not a tech freak but I do consider myself above average.. I have had Blu-ray Players since the beginning of them.. I have a Sony BDP-S1 & a Sharp HP-20u.. This 906 was easier to set up than I thought it was going to be.. Hooked up my Sony Blu-Ray but couldn't get HD sound.. Called Onkyo they were great he tried to change the settings on the Sony but it still wouldn't get HD sound..
Summary: I was a bit overwhelmed at first but after a couple of hours setting everything up and getting it tuned in....This baby rocks! Completely satisfied. It is heavy as crap but it ain't crap. I replaced my bose life style with this and jbl speakers. Very tight combination. Looks great. Price is a bit steep but in this case, you get what you pay for and that is about everything.
Summary: I have had this Receiver now close to 9 Months. Through those months it has been nothing, but Spectacular! I was very hesitant in replacing my SONY ES3000 Receiver with an Onkyo. But from doing research, and with help from my brother (who has been an Onkyo fan for years) I decided to give it a try. Man, the difference in sound quality and power are night and day.
Summary: Anybody who cash $2000 on this receiver must be out of his mind. Marantz AV2003 pre-processor, which is two categories above this Onkyo, sells for almost the same! And we all know that for stereo audio sound separates are the Law (Marantz MM8003 can be found for $1800, but there are Rotel excellent 5-ch amplifiers for as low as $1200). What I learned from my investigation of this Onkyo: - does not support video streaming, e.g.