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.
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: 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.
Summary: Well tis is my 2nd Onkyo to fail with there well known HDMI BOARD PROBLEM, and I am out of warranty. This unit was not used 7 hrs a week. I DO NOT RECOMEND ONKYO AT ALL. 2 UNITS OVER$3000. DOWN THE DRAIN.
2,199 not the real price. [5.5 Yr. Update down to 2 stars]
13 February 2009
Summary: ORIGINAL REVIEW This product can be had for as low as the low 1,300s. I paid 1464 in early January. The reason for the identical prices of 2,199 is that Onkyo must be enforcing its resale price maintenance requirements on its dealers. You used to be able to do a one click to check prices or add to cart to see the price, but even that does not work anymore (here or on the dealer sites). Many dealer web sites say that you "may" want to call about their latest pricing.