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 . . .
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: Love this product, but it has taken me weeks to get to where Im comfortable with the set-up. I believe I have finally gotten it right, but still wonder if it is optimized best for my system. This system provides a lot of options, flexibility, and performance. Sound is awesome through my Infinity TSS450 speaker set. Price was very reasonable for the quality, features, and ultimate capability of this system.
Summary: I decided to go for this receiver instead of the TX-SR674 which is exactly the same as this except for the added benefit of up-conversion to HDMI for $200 more. I am not disappointed. This receiver is very user friendly. It supports speakers of 6 Ohm impedance which many receivers do not openly support. If you are buying a new speaker system, it should not matter. Set up is very easy. Plenty of inputs! The on-screen set up display is very useful.
Summary: I purchased this item on March 15 from Amazon. We've been using it for almost a month now. My wife and I have built our HT system in our Master bedroom (16x14x10) also have 40" Samsung LCD 4095 (1080p) and Polk audio speakers (in ceiling) LC60i for front and middle speakers and RC60i for the surround speakers. I'm awaiting for Toshiba HD-XA2 that was recently ordered to complement our system and would be replacing my current infinity subwoofer with a HSU STF-2 sub.