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Onkyo TX-SR706
5.7 out of 10

Onkyo TX-SR706

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Reviews and Problems with Onkyo TX-SR706

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Overall 4
4.0

Great for a while..

Todd S Stone, Amazon
7 April 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Great product with a good price

Stevieg, Amazon
23 August 2013
  • Summary: I bought this receiver as a gift for my brothers home theater system. He loves it. Can't believe the sound quality.
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Overall 4
4.0

Never Again

Aaron, Amazon
27 June 2013
  • 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. I found out later by the pathetic repair service that some video resistor burned out. And no wonder - this receiver gets hot enough to be intolerable to touch. Yes it was ventilated, and my speakers were standard large Infinitys.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor build quality

Jonathan B Ostroff, Amazon
29 April 2013
  • 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. The second unit just stopped working recently (powers up and then shuts off.) Forget customer service. It doesn't exist with Onkyo. The corporate office in NJ cannot be reach by phone and they don't reply to emails.
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Overall 2
2.0

DO NOT BUY ANY OF THIER PRODUCTS

4547dakota, Amazon
16 December 2011
  • 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 warranty expired 12 days ago, so when I asked if they could work something out with us since we have been lifelong customers' of Onkyo the lady, whom I COULD BARELY UNDERSTAND,...
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Overall 2
2.0

HDMI Handshake issues = don't buy

dan "deezn", Amazon
18 February 2011
  • 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. the failure of the unit is one thing, but their inability to provide customer service to fix it means i'll never buy another onkyo product. such a shame.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great while it worked.

Mister "Mister", Amazon
10 December 2010
  • 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. I selected this product for multi-HDMI ability. Oh well, at least I know for next time that 1080p upscaling ISN'T worth the extra money. Sound is great.
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Overall 2
2.0

Highly unreliable

Cyberdog "Gadget guy", Amazon
30 December 2009
  • Summary: This unit was well reviewed and seemed to offer good price performance. That was my assessment before I bought it. I would not buy this unit again. I liked the 4 HDMI inputs which is why I bought the unit. Problems developed. Strike 1: It turns out the upscaling is not recommended for THX. So what's the point of a THX unit if it doesn't work with a key feature. Strike 2: It also clicked heavily like there is some relay going off.
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Overall 10
10

Great Surprise!

CorsusMex, Amazon
17 October 2009
  • Summary: I like to listen to my music VERY LOUD. The Onkyo TX-SR706 delivers an oustanding and clear sound at all volume levels. Sound & Vision (check their review) helped me select this item and I couldn't be any happier.
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Overall 10
10

This Time It's Too Good And It's True

ReBug305, Amazon
19 September 2009
  • Summary: Pros: Has all of the sound decoding choices that you can possibly need for a very long time to come. It has four HDMI inputs. Can be fully operated with or without the remote control...all buttons are on the front of the receiver. You don't even need to turn on the TV to view the internal menu. It can be viewed through the display panel window on the front of the receiver. Just press receiver button and then set up button.
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