Summary: This receiver was purchased to accomodate an HTPC digital sound library with enough pure clean power, to drive a custom built, old school JBL (4311 platform) Paragon system, to its full amphitheater potential. A great match, of low THD, WRAT power, and driving impedence forgiveness. (4 ohm to 16 . . . . it does not care) The connectivity options are amazingly diverse. Star wars, shakes the house . . .
A true workhorse. It's the best Onkyo 6 series ever & I still have it.
Sound Addict Boy, Amazon
20 August 2010
Summary: The good: 1) Superb build & finish for a budget A/V receiver. The newer Onkyo 6 series does not feel so heavy / solid. 2) Plenty of inputs including - optical, digital coaxial, analogue & HDMI (1.1), truly impressive for a 2007 budget model. I'm still able to use it. Lol. 3) Binding posts for Zone 2 speakers. The newer Onkyo 6 series have spring loaded clips for Zone 2. 4) Audyssey speaker calibration with microphone.
Summary: Pros: Very easy to uses, good input/output. I hooked it up with JBL L830, polk csi3 center speaker, and Polk PW305 woofer. The system sound marvelous. Receiver makes those speakers sound so good. The receiver produces the power that it lists. Great receiver for the price that you pay. I owned a Harmon Kardon AVR 520 before this one. I would say that they are about the same, but the Harmon kardon is much more harder to use.
Summary: Awesome. Worth much more than I paid. Delivers great 5.1 sound (next step is to get two more speakers so I can go 7.1). I'm hearing lots of new things in old DVDs and CDs. Love the special effects.
Summary: I purchased this receiver to pair with Polk 6750 5.1 Surround Speakers. I passed by the Harmon Kardon CP-45 at Fry's for $410 (an absolutely amazing price for everything you get in the deal-AVR245, HDMI DVD player, 5.1 speakers, but it was a display item...). The main reason I opted for the Onkyo is the higher power (90 watts/channel) and because it will process sound and video through the HDMI inputs (not just serving as a video pass-through).
Summary: Bottom line: this thing works for what I need it to do. If you're reading this review you probably want to know if it will work for you too. Here's what I'm using it for: Dreamcast hooked up with RCA cable Wii connected with component cable Sound from computer hooked up via optical Sound and video from HD DVR cable box with component video and optical audio All of this connects to my 1080p Westinghouse LVM-37W3 display. The sound presets are excellent.
Summary: Has two HDMI inputs one out to monitor just what the doctor ordered! However you have to use an s-video cable to monitor for the on screen setup display. Why? that is the biggest problem with this receiver. Sounds great easy to set up with auto configure.
It's solid and great but HDMI is slightly limited.
26 June 2007
Summary: Everything works great. I don't have any weird noises and think that it is nearly silent when just in the "on" position. I have only a couple of complaints from my research and using it. Onkyo does not in general have support for HDMI on Zone 2. Not a big deal, but you have to hookup some analog cables to use a device on Zone 2. It's on the last page of the manual, and not in the Zone 2 section of the manual.
Summary: Excellent sound quality, not too hard to set up but when using my PS3 through the HDMI input, the receiver produced a loud switching noise every time the audio over HDMI went on and off. This happened for example when starting/stopping a movie. It was so loud and weird that I feared damaging my speakers so I returned the unit. Totally unacceptable. I thought it was my unit , but apparently other people have experienced it as well.
Summary: I bought this receiver because it was cheap. I've had an Onkyo TXSV 919THX for many years and loved it, but the Wii finally pushed my component input count over the limit of my TV. I looked around for a component input switcher and realized the price difference between the switchers and this receiver was small enough to justify all of the other features it adds over my old, top of the line Onkyo. Pros: This thing sounds sweet.