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: I have a TX-SR705 with the terrible HUMMM problem. The noise started 2 weeks ago, about a year after I bought it. I hear a low level hum in all speakers on all channels (DVD, CBL, AUX, GAME, etc.). Seens to be a huge sistemic problem with +/- 1 year of operation in a lot of units.
Summary: This receiver has decent power, tons of inputs, and proper HDMI switching. Speaker calibration is a snap using the included mic. The only minor complaint I have is that it sometimes does not respond to commands from my Harmony 670 remote. I don't know if this is an issue with the Onkyo's remote sensor, or if the Harmony is not doing what it should.
Summary: I have been into home theater for well over 5 years, but this receiver, my first Onkyo product, has pulled everything together for the first time. The Audyssey system quickly evaluated my listening room with the tiny microphone and arrived at a perfect sounding equalization, balance and matching of my mismatched speakers to where I am really hearing surround at last!
Summary: It is hard to rate products like this. It is a super duper feature packed product. You get a lot of bells and whistles. Integrated amp has three main parts, 1) Power supply 2) Pre-amp, processor 3) AMP 1) Power Supply: 3/5 stars It creates lot of noise. It doesn't have very good isolation. There is no easy way to connect a external ground. Also the power rating for the entire unit is very deceiving. 110 W while driving only the main two.
Summary: I got this receiver in Sept 07 and here it is July 4 and I have problems. Two of the three HDMI input ports do not function. The third ports sometimes works. I have reset and reprogrammed this thing repeatedly. I installed a DSP firmware upgrade with no benefit. I emailed Onkyo who sent me to warranty repair. I do have a local repair center but the delay for repair is four weeks, maybe six weeks maybe longer. The repair shop said there are lots of units in for repair.
Summary: When introduced in 2007 the Onkyo line of HDMI type 1.3a compliant receivers, including the x05's, beat their competitors by several months when matching features and low price. There was simply no one else with such a combination of features, including the ability to decode the new audio codecs, available at those prices. Almost a year later, with the prices of the 605, 705, and 805 having drifted downward, that's still true, though not quite as true as it was.