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.
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
Summary: I bought this because I saw a ton of good reviews about it on Amazon. I ended up buying it over a month before moving into my new house in preparation for my new home audio setup. I guess it could be my fault for not thoroughly testing the unit right when it arrived, but I'm now stuck with a receiver that doesn't have a working remote. It worked the first day I plugged it in, but soon it started acting up and not receiving any IR signals.
Excerpt: I have the receiver hooked up to my computer via the HDMI port on my ASUS GTX660 TI-DC2O-2GD5 GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card. The speakers being used are my Klipsch 5.1 surround sound speakers. (The amp on the Klipsch Pro Media 5.1 apparently had a power surge and doesn't work anymore.) So I hooked the speakers directly to the Onkyo TX-SR313.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Easy To Set Up, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality
Great bang for the buck! Get a nice set of Bose AM speakers to match it!
1 July 2014
Summary: I got one of these on eBay, because it was not working, and the price was "dirt" cheap! Got it fixed, for less than $70.00! All told, I now have a "Newly Recondition" TX-SR313, for less than $90.00! Shipping not included! I got it home, set it up, and was instantly pleased with it! I have a set (3) of KLH Model-09, cubes, matched with a Bose Accustimass 3 speaker system, (2 single cubes, with a floor bass module).
This is the go to receiver in this price range: Perfect
Kyle Null, Amazon
30 June 2014
Summary: So far this receiver has done literally everything I've wanted it to and more. If you're looking for something to hook a surround sound system up to a projector, then buy it. If you want to hook your computer up to it so that your computer is working out of a surround sound system, then buy it. If you want to put surround sound on literally anything, then buy it. I have some ridiculously demanding speakers hooked up to this thing and it just blows my house up with glory.