Summary: To put it simply, Onkyo makes a great receiver. You can use either banana clips or wire your sound system directly to the receiver. Both are easy options. I didn't need a lot of instruction to set it up, and the HDMI video/audio tranfers perfectly through the receiver. I would highly recommend this product. It is a great value!
Summary: I bought this unit for parts to fix an existing receiver. I like that it was the same exact model and that it was black while mine was silver. It has RS232 which will allow for 2 way communication for my custom remote control.
Summary: The Onkyo TX-SR705 provides incredible versatility and outstanding sound quality at an exceptionally affordable price - if you can find one! This receiver is perfect for a small to medium sized home theater using a large flat-screen. Receiver is THX Select2 certified, has 3 HDMI inputs (along with virtually all other types of inputs), one HDMI output and has Faroudja video processing. You just can't lose.
Summary: Now, the SR705 is a beautiful receiver. I got one about a year ago and it was silent and clean running (warm 'though). But about 2 months ago a HUM appeared and remained no matter what I did, including disconnecting EVERYTHING except one speaker and trying every other outlet in the house and turning off everything else in the house. Everything. I sent the unit back for repair and four weeks later it came back from the factory.
Summary: This was my first avr purchase. Overall, I really like this system. I am shocked to learn that AVR software is so outdated (like ms-dos) and no company has come out with better setup software and ease of use. I guess that is why AVR's are not as mainstream as they should be. The sound passed through this unit is very good. I have a Orb speakers hooked up to this unit which sound amazing. Feel free to email me if you have any specific questions.
The unreliable quality and the worst customer service ever!!!
Fei Liu "newhome", Amazon
1 September 2009
Summary: We bought an Onkyo receiver 705 from Amazon about a year ago. One month later the master volume control refused to work. And the shabby one totally denied to work about two and an half months ago. We were surprised to see its short life time. Fortunately it is still under warranty so we sent it back to DTR technologies which is the authorized customer service of Onkyo to get a fix. But we never knew it started a nightmare ever since.
Summary: I've loved this Reciever, till about a month ago a low 60hz HUM appeared. It's constant on all inputs (when signal is availble on digitals) and is the same level regardless of volume. I eliminated the ground loop possibility. It's just under 2 yrs. old. I've replaced it with a Denon. I've yet to hear back from Onkyo on support, but will probably cost me shipping and take many weeks for repair. Anyone interested in a refubished unit about 2 months from now?