Summary: I normally work well with technology but I have never worked with a sound system. It took me quite a while to figure out how to configure it to use the sub woofer. The place to plug it in is clearly labeled but this thing has more configurations and choices than I've ever seen. The manual was a little thin for the uninformed. Once I figured it out I loved it.
Summary: There's lot of garbage out there. Onkyo make a higher value product than most, e.g. Denon/Sony quality without the name-brand surcharge. Prefer it over weak bass Yamaha (for satellite speakers, it's great) or shrill H/K (if you have truly high-fidelity speaker systems, get this one).
Summary: This was just what I was looking for. I've owned Onkyo in the past, and was very satisfied. So far, no reason to think this receiver will be any different. It's perfect for my small apartment.
Summary: The Onkyo tuner was delivered to my door in less than 2 hours. The price was right. I have trouble with it shutting down when I turn up the volume any where close to the max. Is this normal? My technique tuner I owned for 25 years had MUCH more power.
Summary: When my 10 year old Yamaha receiver went out, I began to look for something to power my 5 speaker, Polk Audio surround system. I also needed a receiver that could power my bedroom speakers separately and not break the bank. Not easy to find. I was surprised to find that the Onkyo TX-SR304 had just the features I was looking for, and at an unbelievable price from Amazon. Although the 65 watts is a little low, still it sounds great and is simple to set up.