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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I've had my unit since May 2008 and sure that's a good amount of time for a receiver, but I've always had some kind of problems with this unit. Near the end of its life it wasn't selecting the proper audio signal, so I'd have to manually change it all the time.
Don't buy unless you are willing to replace in two years
Michael Burton, Amazon
13 April 2011
Summary: Item worked great for two years then I lost the ability to play DVD's and display the Wii. Research on the internet shows that this is a failure common to this reciever. Apparently one of the pc boards fails. Cost to repair is too high to be reasonable.
Worked fine until breaking a month after warranty ended
C. Rhoades "crhoades", Amazon
27 February 2011
Summary: I bought this receiver after much research. I'd say it was a fine product until the past few weeks when the HDMI switching seemed to stop. Sure enough, it pretty much broke after eliminating all other issues. I found threads online that this model had issues.
Summary: The title says it all. The 606 is a GREAT receiver with high-quality audio, easy HDMI switching, and a clean appearance...and it all lasts about a year. I welcome you all to google "Onkyo 606 HDMI Switching Problems." What you find will tell the story.