Summary: two of the HDMI outputs are DEAD ! replaced a $ 500 Pioneer receiver that the sound had died on, UE22 code... with another piece of JUNK ! Going Sony next time. The rest of the functions seem to work fine.
Summary: BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK! For the price you cannot beat this. I read a review someone said the HDMI connects weren't good - everything works perfect for me. I Purchased this for my (finished) basement TV/Gaming room. I have HD DTV and an Xbox plugged into this unit with nice Yamaha and Sony surround speakers etc. Sound quality is GREAT. Full manual comes as a PDF on the CD that is in the box. Also read people complaining about this???
Summary: Like many others who have been burned trying to use Onkyo receivers for video use, I have found this thing mostly useless. Sound is actually pretty good for most sources. But for video using the HDMI with a Sony Blu-Ray Player (all sources, both disc - DVD & BD, as well as all streaming media) or Apple TV produces horizontal video glitches on my projected display.
... many years ago and was very impressed with the good sound at a reasonable price
19 September 2014
Summary: My dad bought an Onkyo receiver many years ago and was very impressed with the good sound at a reasonable price. I originally bought a 2 channel receiver from Onkyo just for music, but when we got a TV and Blu-Ray player, I realized I needed something more. This one sounds just as fantastic. I have HDMI inputs for my cable box and blu-ray player, and use the digital coaxial coming from my sound card on my PC (Asus Xonar Essence STX card), and the sound is superb.
Summary: Works flawlessly as a base unit for a system in my barn, which serves as the centerpiece to my "National Display Garden"... and frequent weddings. I'd prefer it had more zone ability (comes with only two, A & B), but have added 4 more with a peripheral device, and this system handles it beautifully.
Summary: I finally gave up on my 20-year old Yamaha. I wanted better integration with the TV, easier operation, and connections to IPODS and the like. But I also have my speakers (no surround sound yet) both in the living room and tbe sunroom in the back. This was the only receiver that gave me all that I wanted. It has plenty of HDMI connections, as well as composite and component options -- and A/B speaker options.
Summary: Plenty of HDMI and RCA inputs. Also has USB support for ipod/iphone (I haven't used it with non-iOS devices, but I assume it works with them as well). Good sound/power. Plenty of options for sound passthrough/programming/etc. Outputs via HDMI to TV, which simplifies things. You can split audio in case you have digital video and analog audio from a device (for example, like me you have a PC that uses digital out for video but analog for audio).
I have owned this receiver for only 9 months and ...
Brian B., Amazon
4 August 2014
Summary: I have owned this receiver for only 9 months and the HDMI board has failed twice now. It is covered under warranty, however the cost of shipping it to the service center is not. This has been very frustrating to deal with and will keep me from buying another Onkyo product.
Excerpt: This HDMI 3D passthru capable receiver is a nice entry level solution for surround sound listening with HD Movies. Most HD televisions do not have anywhere near the speaker requirements for great sound experience that these Blu-Ray disc's have to offer. This receiver allows the full set of sound effects and dialog to be heard without compromise. My only issue with it is that it is indeed targeted to the Audiophile and setup can be a bit challenging.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality