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Onkyo TX-SR705
5.1 out of 10

Onkyo TX-SR705

The Onkyo TX-SR705 is a home theater receiver that features HDMI Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Onkyo TX-SR705

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Overall 2
2.0

Huuuum noise

Antonio "Antonio", Amazon
29 June 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Incredible receiver

Daniel H., Newegg
18 August 2008
  • Summary: I have a decent amount of experience with Onkyo, after having purchased one of their 5.1 home theater systems for myself, and being very pleased with that system, I decided to get my dad an Onkyo receiver.
  • Pros: High current amp pushes speakers really well, from small to large floor standing speakers. Very clean sound over the entire frequency range. Intuitive menu setup (once you get used to it). Audessey speaker calibration that works well and is relatively painless. Solid build quality, and at 30+ pou...
  • Cons: Setup can be tricky for those that aren't used to the more complicated receivers like this one. Generates a lot of heat, but for 100 watts/ch for 7 channels with THX certification, what do you expect?
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Overall 10
10

Strong all around performer

Kenneth O., Newegg
8 August 2008
  • Summary: It's being replaced by the 706, which has 1 more HDMI input. Otherwise, not much else is changing. The new model doesn't upconvert any better or have a stronger amplifier. I recommended this unit to a friend for his new house and helped him set it up a few nights ago.
  • Pros: Automatically upconverts ALL inputs and outputs through HDMI cable (only 1 cable to the TV needed). VERY powerful amp that can run 8, 6, or 4 ohm speakers - my $1100 D---n doesn't recommend 4 ohm speakers! Tons of inputs - HD and analog. HDMI v1.3. Great remote. THX2 and DTS-HD are a must if you ...
  • Cons: Not so much a con, but give it plenty of breathing room. Any receiver with 700+ Watts of power will get warm after running 30 minutes. It's heavy, so support it on a good shelf. Give yourself a good 2 hours to get everything set up - inputs adjusted, speaker levels and speakers tuned to perfectio...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good receiver for the price, almost perfect.

J. Young "rallye AVdude", Amazon
5 June 2008
  • Summary: Based on website and magazine positive reviews picked the Onkyo 705. Amazon had a good price on it plus I wanted something that had Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master decoding. It took me awhile from researching forums and later Onkyo's site's FAQ about why I didn't see True HD or DTS HD display on the...
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Overall 8
8.0

TX-SR705 7.1 Receiver is pretty good

Amazon Customer, Amazon
14 May 2008
  • Summary: Got the receiver pretty quickly from Amazon. Had purchased the previous version of this receiver and loved it, except for the fact it kept over heating and shutting down. This new one is supposed to have a fan to prevent this.
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Overall 8
8.0

Confusing, but great!

J. Granger, Amazon
6 May 2008
  • Summary: I'll start by saying this is an awesome receiver. I upgraded from a 10 year old Sony 5.1ch pretty basic unit. I am very computer savvy and I'm trying to get more into home theater stuff - bought a TiVo Series 3, a 50" Samsung Plasma 1080p TV, Toshiba HD DVD player, Sony PS3 for gaming and Blu-Ray,...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Sound and Power

J. Smith, Amazon
6 May 2008
  • Summary: I was searching for a reciever to replace my old Harman Kardon AVR 520. Sony and Denon were also canidates. The price and the specs on the Onkyo won out. A multitude of connections and a wealth of sound fields to pick from. The 3 hdmi 1.3 connectors are really nice and work very well.
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Overall 10
10

Best in class - hands down

Abhi, Amazon
6 May 2008
  • Summary: I bought the Onkyo TX-SR705 after 6 months of research. I've had it for a couple of months now and I could'nt be happier. My setup includes Infinity Primus 362s for front channels, Infinity Beta C360 center channel, Infinity Beta ES250 bipole/dipoles for rear and surround channels, and Infinity...
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Overall 10
10

Awesome reciever-highly recomend

J. Robinson, Amazon
6 May 2008
  • Summary: I've had my Onkyo TX-SR705 for about a week now and I'm lovin it. Set-up was a breeze although I have only set the speaker levels manually at this time. I looked at the manual a few times during set-up but most things (if you have ANY experience at all with A/V equipment) were very intuitive.
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Overall 4
4.0

The HDMI inputs failed after 10 months

William Beecham, Amazon
6 May 2008
  • 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.
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