Summary: Was great until a few years in a common capacitor problem started and it would take up to fifteen minutes of being on until audio and then video would come through, before that this was a great receiver. Loved the video and sound output as well as all the functions.
Summary: This receiver was great for a year and a half. It progressively started having trouble with the HDMI SWITCHING until one day it would not switch at all and the hemisphere connections were unavailable. That was an essential feature for me since the Tv was a ways from my components.
Summary: The sound quality on this receiver is great and it feature list is impressive. Unfortunately the only reason I bought it is the same reason it gets 3 stars, the HDMI switching breaks. If I did not need HDMI switching then my old receiver would have been fine.
Summary: I read a great review of this receiver in Sound&Vision magazine. I bought it. It sounded great for a couple of months, then BLAM. It started making horrible noises when in certain listening modes that were loud and nearly blew all my speakers.
Summary: Onkyo use to make quality products, but I've had 2 TX SR706's and both have needed service. The first one to break was covered under warranty, but there are so few service centers that most people will be forced to ship their product.
Summary: Soon after the warranty expired, the left and back right channels began to get staticky, and then eventually died. I tried several fixes, including re-setting it to factory specs. Nothing worked, and Onkyo offered a laughable price for a refurbished model. Go with another brand.
Summary: We have bought nothing but Onkyo receivers because we felt they were the best, a little pricey, but worth it. However about 3 weeks ago our HDMI board went out on the Onyko so we called their customer service, waited 1 hour and 12 mins on hold, and then when we got someone we were told that our...
Summary: in and out of service center (over an hour away)...they couldn't replicate the problem so they couldn't fix it. turns out it's a known issue between the onkyo unit (and others) and my samsung tv making it unable to pass video signal via hdmi.
Summary: I can't praise the unit highly enough. When it was alive. I does run warm but with decent ventilation it seemed fine. I have had mine for 2 years and now have 3/4 dead HDMI inputs. Not exactly dead but not ideal either. Still working fine via component but that's not the point.