Summary: I have owned this receiver for about 2 years now and I still love it. It's a pretty fantastic mid-range receiver. It doesn't have all of the bells and whistles as some of the higher end receivers, but it's easy to use and provides plenty of power for my home audio system. PROS: Supports ARC (audio return channel): This is one of my favorite features. It allows you to use a single (hdmi) cable to send audio to and receive audio from your device.
Summary: Decent entry level 5.1 receiver. Looks complicated but easy to set up. Powering Polk RT15s front & rear, Polk CS245 center, & dual Yamaha YST-SW215 subs in a 16x12 room. Pros: 1. Easy set-up with the YPAO system, although you may have to tweak the settings. 2. Difference sound stages & effects to complement source recording & room. 3. Decent volume level assuming efficient speakers. You're not going to drive difficult loads however. 4.
Summary: This is the most amazing receiver I have ever owned. When I first turned it on to do the set up it actually gave a report about the wiring and whether they were in the correct phase! It is very easy to operate and is VERY adaptable... I totally recommend this unit!!
Summary: I have had this for about 5 weeks and the sound is poor. I am usually not one of those people who leave feedback, but for this I must warn you. For $300, I'm sure there are better products on the market. I have Energy speakers with a Paradigm sub and I have to crank it up 80% when I watch a movie or listen to music in order to "feel" the music, pathetic. I had a 10 year old Sony that made the speakers come alive.
Summary: It came quickly and works great. I recommend this product and this company. The sound is nice and powerful. I tested it out playing Battlefield 3 and it felt like I was on the actual battlefield.
Summary: We are very pleased with this product. The sound is great. It is simple to setup and use. The only thing I wasn't as thrilled with was the fact that there was no instruction book but a CD instead. We moved into a house with built-in speakers, and the sound is awesome!
Summary: This Receiver is just plain great. I am in awe of the power and quality it possesses and it delivers it with ease. I opted to use it with a set of Boston Acoustics 5.1 surround speakers. it is incredible, the clarity and shear rumble it can produce. Ity reminds me of the days when one could go to a large theater and watch a movie in THX and when the battle scene would start you could literally Feel it in your chest.
Summary: After being a stereohead for a long time but recently purchasing a subwoofer I decided to upgrade to 5.1. I was originally going to buy the Onkyo 309 or 509 but after the price went up I decided to delve into the amazon pages and find something else that fit what I wanted. Let me also say that I have tried out a 5.1 HTiB before and it sounded like garbage. It had 1000 Watts and little incy wincy speakers that sounded like tweeters.