Summary: This is a good average joe receiver. I bought it cause i needed a replacement for my 12.2 it does the job. Positives very very easy set up great sound quality. Down side not enough power leaves you needing/wanting more. I find myself turning the volume up almost 3/4 just to listen to music. If you are looking to use this in a small room with good speakers and you don't need your ears to ring when your done this is your box!
Fatal design problem of HDMI board please stay away
17 May 2013
Summary: Google the internet for "Onkyo 606 HDMI" and read the negative reviews; or just go to Amazon and read the review for this. This component has a poorly designed HDMI board and will fail 100% of the time with normal use in 2 years. Even ebayer offers repair service for $75. Stay away from 606, 706, 806, 607, 707, 807.
Summary: Like many others, this unit and other models (see [...] and [...]) are plagued with HDMI syncing issues which only manifest after a certain period of time. The unit (after 3 years) is almost unusable. No response from Onkyo says a lot about how they view this issue. Will never buy Onkyo again.
Summary: After 4 years of work mine unit begun to have HDMI handshake issues with all my devices. It takes 3-4 minutes for signal to reach TV. I googled and found that it's common problem with busted capacitors on HDMI boars. Why there is no recall for this? I Will try to repair using youtube video as guide. This is my last Onkyo for sure.
Summary: This receiver is notorious for going bad. Google it. The HDMI selectors stop working. It runs way too hot. The repair for the HDMI is easy, if you are comfortable with a soldering iron. It is so common that even eBay auctions specific list when the HDMIs are not failing. Onkyo ripped off their customers by refusing to extend the warranty for what is very well documented bad design. NEVER buy Onkyo. BAD customer service.
Summary: I bought this Onkyo back in late 2008 for $440. At first, it sounded and worked well. But over time, the HDMI connections began to fail. At first, I noticed it would take a few minutes for the unit to switch between my cable box and my DVD player. As time went on, it would take as long as 15 to 30 minutes to get the DVD player "talking" to the Onkyo.
Summary: Like many others, my unit has the hdmi handshake issue. 2 years after I bought it, it spent a month at the service center and got it back with the issue resolved. Unfortunately, two years later, exact same issue has arisen. Although out of warranty, I am disappointed that onkyo won't stand by their product for an issue that was already serviced once. This is a well known problem that is all over the message boards.
Summary: I understand electronics sometimes fail but it seems nearly everyone has had or will have HDMI handshake issues - but Onkyo wouldn't do a recall? Hopefully this hurts them in the long run as consumers like myself will no longer buy the brand. Anyway, I had sent mine in for warranty (~$50 shipping at my expense) and waited approximately 3 months because the shop said the part was heavily backordered. There was no difference in my HDMI switching.
Summary: ***Warning*** This unit has a high rate of failure regarding the HDMI daughter board. I have has mine for 3 years, and it worked flawlessly until a month ago. It now will not receive HDMI signals from devices it previously had no problem with, including my PS3 and computer. Do a google search for "TX-SR606 HDMI problem". The factory warranty will likely be out before yours begins to crap out.