Summary: I bought this unit on July 1, 2010 and the HDMI input for the Blue Ray DVD player no longer works. I had to connect an HDMI switch to one of the other HDMI inputs to run two devices off of one of the remaining HDMI inputs that still work. And every once in a while, it seems to get stuck and won't switch HDMI inputs so I recycle the power (unplug the unit) and that seems to work. Other than that, the sound is great. I have 7 large speakers and 2 subwoofers connected.
Summary: After getting this receiver set up I found that it will run so hot ... very hot to the touch. I'm running an extra fan on it to keep it a little cooler in hopes that it may help make the receiver last longer. As for the amp it will cut off abruptly with the volume set at 70 -during a loud explosion or some other loud sound in a movie. Don't know if others are having this problem, but it is annoying to say the least.
Summary: I've owned this receiver for 6 months now and it's still going strong. I haven't looked at the reviews or prices for it since then, so I don't know how the Onkyo is stacking up against the competition at the moment, but here's my experience with it: Pros: -Sound is great! I primarily use this for music listening and the Onkyo ROCKS!
Summary: This item replaced a 16 year old Pioneer Dolby Pro surround receiver. The Pioneer still runs flawlessly, but was seriously dated, lacking modern Dolby Digital & THX support, and the final straw, HDMI video inputs. After reading lots of reviews and forums I picked this as the replacement, and boy, did I pick right. It has fit in perfectly to the existing mixed brand speaker set I've built up over years(Jensen, Altec Lansing, Teac).
Summary: I bought this receiver to replace my old Onkyo HTIB system which I used for over 5 years. What I like about this receiver is its many features, such as good quality sound, multiple HDMI inputs, audysey auto set up, just to name a few. What I don't like about it is its soft volume. I have to routinely crank up the volume to over 50% to get any kind of decent volume (for an average size room) and at times even up to 60 to 70% on certain audio sources, such as some Netflix...
Summary: If you're looking for a receiver to drive something other than tiny speakers and a sub, I'd consider something else. My JBLs are rated for up to 150 watts so I figured even at 100, this thing would drive them nearly as well as the old 110 watt Sony that it replaced. Wrong. When I first turned it on, I didn't think the Onkyo was even working. It was up nearly 1/3 of the way and was very nearly inaudible.
Summary: I purchased this receiver in June 2010 and so have had time to digest all the options and features of this product so that I can provide a fair review. I use this receiver primarily for home theater and its been excellent so I rate the product 5 stars. I havent run into the video issues that have been mentioned in prior posts.
Summary: Once again I have been thwarted in my quest to have a receiver which can fully act as a mixer. The fact is, unless you have an older TV or vision that is not correctable to 20/20 you are going to notice a reduction in picture quality if you run your HDMI cables through this reciever, even in "through" mode you'll lose signal quality. Several other reviewers mention this problem - I wish I had paid more attention to them before buying.