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.
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: 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.
Summary: I have had this unit for about two weeks. It replaced a Sony 5.1 channel unit that did not support HDMI inputs and outputs. I have coupled it with the Toshiba HD-A20 high definition DVD player Toshiba HD-A20 HD DVD Player . Basically, set up was very easy. Using the included microphone, I began the automatic setup utility, and following the instructions I moved to the microphone from a center location to a right, and then to a left location, and in each location the...
Summary: I went through hell hooking this thing up. It's not the amp, it's the nature of home entertainment systems in general. There are many different pathways that the signal can progress through the system, the old screw in video lines, the 3-RCA jack composite, HDMI, etc. The important thing, and what is not explained in the instructions is that each of these is a separate pathway.
Summary: A very good A/V for your first home entertainment system. Sounds good (if you buy good speakers, and have a good incoming signal), and does contain two HDMI inputs for a DVD/HD Cable/Blue-ray etc . -1 star due not being able to convert analog line to digital, meaning if you want hook up a ipod, or VHS,up to a HDTV, you will need both a HDMI cable and RCA/S-video or some other analog cabling between the A/V and TV.
Summary: Impress with the unit. It accomplished what I was looking for in a received at a reasonable price. Only set back is only one (1) power connection for other units attached to the receiver. Instruction manual not to clear on how to use all the features.
Summary: This is a good receiver for the money and I purchased it after doing a fair amount of research. However, if you are going to use this with HDMI be warned that the unit 'clicks' quite a few times as it negotiates the proper HDMI signal from the component to the TV. For example, when playing a Blu-Ray movie using a PS3 the unit will typically 'click' about 8 times before the movie kicks in... this is NOT the fault of the PS3.
Summary: I like this receiver I am using it with polk speaker RM6900. I wanted to have 4 audio/video input, on screen display, auto speaker setup, and HDMI input. I knew that it doesn't do upconvert to HDMI, however I don't care of running one more cable to the TV. I am still in the process of buying HDMI TV. Can any of you conform, if onscreen display will work, if I use HDMI connector + normal S-video to connect to TV.