Summary: Like other reviews on this product, and other Onkyo receiver reviews, they seem to have a problem in the HDMI boards. They die. They probably use the same board design in all their receivers, even their newest models. Programming was not straight forward. Sound was good and I was satisfied with it until it quit. I'm looking now for a replacement, and it will not be Onkyo. I expect more than a 2 year product life.
Summary: I've had this system for a little over a year now, and started having issues right away. I have had a few minor issues, such as pairing problems with the remote, but below are the two main troubles I've had with this system: 1. One of the HDMI ports went out after 6 months. I have a PS3, Xbox 360, and a PC hooked up.
Summary: I bought this unit about a year ago. It sounds great and worked fine for a few months. Then I noticed occasional drop out of audio. This progressively got worse and then video started dropping out. I have a cable box, Blue Ray and computer all connected with HDMI. When I switched the inputs to analog everything worked fine. I sent the unit to Onkyo's warranty repair dealer who told me the HDMI board was bad. It took about 6 week to get it back.
Summary: Great sound at a low price. Thought about Bose but for the money you get a lot more from Onkyo. I combined mine with a Logitech One remote, Samsung 50" and PS3 and while it took me a few extra minutes to set up the final product is very nice. The lowest price Bose system I looked at was $999 so I got this one at a fraction of the price. Con: It should have come with the Ipod attachment but I'll spring for that add-on.
Summary: I had read many of the previous reviews prior to purchasing this set. I am very pleased with the quality of the sound and in particular the bass. Some of the comments mentioned the passive bass as perhaps not generating enough sound. Well, we are in a 20 x 14 room and this is plenty. I even had an active one that I was prepared to use but the one that came with this set is more than good enough. The speakers are crisp and clear and set up was easy.
Summary: This item started smoking and quit working about 6 mo after purchase. I contacted Onkyo for the warranty and had to drive the unit 25 miles to DTR a service center in Denver. They've had the unit for a month and still have not fixed it. I've called Onkyo customer relations and "Don" told me they can take as long as they want to fix the unit. Update, they still have the unit in repair 2 months now.
Summary: I decided to finally get out of the dark ages and get either a 5.1 or 7.1 surround setup. After doing some research, I determined that 7.1 was out of the question because I live in a small condo and there is no space behind my seating area for the extra speakers, so I went with 5.1. A long time ago, my nextdoor neighbor had an Onkyo system, and I remember it sounded great. I don't believe that setup had a subwoofer, but I don't remember.
Summary: Bought this for my folks. I have owned this same model line of Onkyo 5.1 speaker/receiver technology for 4 years now. Mine only has 2 hdmi in/1 passthru... The sound is absolutely incredible for the money. I am an "audiophile" and this Onkyo system might be the best value for the money on the planet! I have now heard most of the competition and All I care about is the end result: rich, powerful, naturally balanced sound! If there is better, I would be shocked...