Summary: I don't like to buy electronics online for this exact reason. You order it, you wait anxiously for it to arrive, it arrives, you tear it open, hook it up, and ... what? what's this? why isn't it turning on? it is making click noises but no display, unplug, plug, oh wait, now it isnt doing anything. oh crap. ugh. fast forward 20 mins. amazon.com return center. At least this part is not so bad.
Onkyo TX-SR313 5.1- Channel Home Theater A/V Receiver, Black
1 week ago
Summary: This received has turned out to be excellent. The sound quality is superb! However, I have to say that I'm not totally thrilled with the buttons you need to click for FM-AM radio, CD, etc. They are incredibly difficult for me to see. My glasses don't even help me. Other than that, I'd recommend it to someone younger who can read anything!!
Summary: Need to know it well to appreciate it well. Manual is well described but it needs some reading and understanding of the different features. I've only owned either a Yamaha or Onkyo receiver and they both fared well. Affordable, reliable, and performs well for middle-end cost audio systems.
excellent basic receiver, but a few issues to be aware of
4 weeks ago
Summary: An excellent receiver for its price (around $200). I very much like this receiver overall (nice sound, good onscreen menu, variety of inputs, HDMI standby passthrough) but I should mention some issues I've noticed. -One problem I had is when the receiver was brand new in particular, is the picture/sound would drop out occasionally for no apparent reason, then come back on after a couple seconds.
Summary: For its price, this is a satisfying receiver. Yes, you can get more complex output from a higher end receiver, but this one is enough to power my 5.1 surround system, as well as 2 separate speakers in a separate room. If you've got more speakers than that, you'll need to advance up the price scale. It also handles all my equipment: an HD tv, a blu-ray player, a dvr, and an outlet for my iPod on the front. You can see the output from your iPod on an HDMI plug.