Summary: I have liked this receiver package since we got it, about 2 1/2 years ago. It is a great fit for a midrange home theater, the sound is excellent and it works with all the modern surround modes. However, a couple of months ago it failed.
Summary: This system gives us the perfect feel we were looking for in our home. I was looking for some thunder without that "muffled" sound that you can sometimes get when you pump up the bass. I use it for movies and music playback without having to change settings which is a plus.
Summary: I got this on sale for a bit over half the $799 list it has right now. Not sure how the pricing stands up in that range to other offerings, but if you can pick it up on sale, you will not be disappointed.
Pros: Best price I found for a full featured receiver with speakers and a powered sub. Network connectivity is great for net radio. No hassle hook-up, just plugged into my switch and it worked. Comes with only 5 speakers but is actually a 7.1 ch system. I had another pair of speakers already so I got a...
Cons: Remote is a bit confusing for some operations, but I assume the more I use it the easier it will get. Otherwise, no complaints.
Summary: I browsed several dozen systems at local and online retailers and just happened to stumble upon this beauty. This is the nicest receiver you are going to find for even twice the cost. It has TONS of hookups for every A/V input you could imagine (2 coax and 2 optical?!) and can handle 7.1 sound.
Pros: Sound out of this system, for the cheap price it is right now (4 bills) is great. The amp alone could sell for that price. It actually has 5 hdmi passthrough, as some have pointed out. The CEC technology that allows you to control certain connected devices is fantastic... I turn my TV on and the ...
Cons: The receiver and subwoofer are both quite large. The receiver throws a bit of heat, so you need to make sure you not only have the room for it, but a little extra and some way to vent the heat. For its size, the sub doesn't do near as well as I would expect. That's not to say it's bad, it's just ...
Summary: After 1 year and 2 of these receivers, I just unhooked it and changed to a Yamaha. Biggest, most annoying issue was that the system would just shut off after about an hour of streaming movies or playing video games on our Playstation.
Summary: I looked at several audio options to go with my new 60" plasma TV. Considered sound bars, other all in one packaged systems, and picking out separate receivers and speakers. I decided on the ONKYO HT-S7409 Receiver/Speaker Package. This system has a receiver that is great.
Pros: Good power. Deep menu. Lots of inputs. Features of their higher end products. Speakers sound good, and handle power well. Line level Sub out. Binding Posts for speaker out. Front input. I was able to program the remote to control all my other systems.
Cons: It takes time to play with the menus to achieve good sound. Remote is confusing until you figure it out. Remote is not back-lit. Speaker wire provided is short, and quite small gauge.
Summary: i bought some polk audio 60's and now i need to get rid of the center cause it just cant keep up with the polks. BUT now I have 7.1
Pros: this system is really a 6 in 1 hdmi, the description is wrong. its pretty and sounds great, set up is quick. stuff in dts-hd master is freakin amazing! the sub is above average, he other speakers are great for a small to medium room.
Cons: the receiver is thx but the speakers are not. they are plastic and the front covers dont come off.
Summary: I've had it for almost a year. Then it started giving me the "check sp wire". Tried everything to troubleshoot. Then I smelled smoke. Called tech support and they told me I could send it to one of their service centers.
Pros: Lots of options, presets, sound and at the time, price.
Summary: Other than the PC input, this was a fairly easy setup for me. Will probably buy a new set of speakers to flesh out the full 7.1 capabilities, but otherwise very pleased with this unit.
Pros: - Great Audio quality - Great Bass Overall a good unit, it's my first full receiver to set up, took me a bit but I got it figured out. Sounds great, works with all my devices except my PC (Info in cons), menus are fairly easy to work in.
Cons: PC Input (Dsub/VGA) does not work. I have tried everything from unplugging the receiver and changing all the settings. Nothing seems to work. It's not a huge issue for me as I have better (and longer) speaker wire coming in, as well as an HDMI adapter for my graphics card.
Summary: I would recommend it. SADLY though the speaker do not seem to be THX certified. Just the receiver. Very sad on onkyo side. The speakers should also be thx certified. I may upgrade the front and center speaker one day but not for a long time.
Pros: receiver is great, LOTS of options. easy setup. I like the system, I upgraded from a HTIB yamaha that was 6 years old. the ms's thinks its about the same but i think the sounds are way more detailed. it really makes you feel like you are in the show\movie.
Cons: it doesn't seem to have a lot of deep boom to it, thought when i set up the mic thing i had the bass up all the way, i will change that and hopefully be able to crank it up, also when i wall mounted it, it sounds kinda of tinny now. Just means lots of options and tweaking.