Build your home cinema system around this Onkyo 5.1-channel A/V receiver. It includes audio decoders that translate 5.1 sound for the perfect listening experience, and discrete amps ensure completely accurate audio control. Upconvert your video using HDMI, or use the integrated Bluetooth to stream to this Onkyo 5.1-channel A/V receiver directly from your smartphone.
Awesome sound quality receiver.
Posted by: MrHiFi from: on
I was looking for a high quality sound system for my frequently visited workout room in the basement, to upgrade from an old boom box. High Fidelity "clean and crisp" Audio at a higher output was my desired objective for listening to my CD collection. I paired it with an Onkyo C-7030 CD player, also purchased from Best Buy, along with a nice old pair of Sansui speakers from the 80's that had been collecting dust and a new pair of JBL Studio 230's to bring out the highs. The Onkyo 5.1 offers expanded capabilities beyond my needs but produced the high grade watts per channel I was seeking. While I may be "old school", by wiring a system for CD's, my expectations for a sound quality experience are very high and all of my objectives have been met. From Led Zeppelin to James Taylor-it's all good now.
30 out of 32 found this review helpful.
Excellent sound, easy to set up
Posted by: rocky519 from: on
This was purchased to replace a 25 year old Sony receiver that finally gave up the ghost. I went to Best Buy to see about purchasing a sound bar. I was not looking to spend a fortune but I also wanted rear speakers for a true surround experience. Since I already had all the speakers I needed and they were already in place the sales rep suggested I just replace the receiver. Once all the speakers were hooked up and everything was plugged in and ready to go the rest couldn't be easier. Onkyo provides a microphone with the unit that is placed in the area where you will be listening from. Once the mic is placed the unit does the rest. Sound is sent out from each speaker then the unit automatically calibrates the distances from the unit to the speakers and set all the necessary levels. With 700 watts of power the first time I watched a Blu-ray I felt like I was in the theater. The sound was incredible. I wanted to max out the volume to rattle the wimdows but my wife didn't approve, maybe at a later date. Until then I will continue to enjoy my Onkyo receiver.
16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Great Receiver Without Having to Break the Bank!
Posted by: NBoy from: on
I purchased a 4K display and was planning to purchase a 4K blu ray player to complete my existing home theater setup. Before purchasing the 4K player, I had to update my receiver that supported 4K pass through. I already had an Onkyo (home theater in a box) receiver and its done me very well and decided to get the same brand because its done nothing to make me consider getting a different brand. I saw this model on sale at Best Buy and decided to give it a go. Set up was easy and it literally was plug and play and I was off to the races. After picking up this receiver, it was time to get my 4K player. Once I hooked up my new 4K blu ray player, the 4K play back wasn't working through the receiver. After some troubleshooting, I found that there was a 4K setting that I had to turn on within the receiver (receiver instructions were not quite clear but i figured it out). Once I adjusted that setting, I was a happy camper seeing that all 3 of my Best Buy purchases (display, receiver, and 4K player) were running in sync and in harmony!!! Picture quality did not change versus when the 4K player was hooked up to my 4K display directly. Great 4K receiver! Onkyo for life, Son! BOOM!!!!
20 out of 22 found this review helpful.
Great replacement receiver for my system
Posted by: musicman from: on
I purchased this receiver to replace an older Onkyo. The old receiver still works fine, but did not have HDMI capability. I wanted to have good sound quality when viewing and listening to tv programs or DVDs/Blurays featuring music. This receiver fit in perfectly with my existing equipment (speakers, tv, bluray). The sound is excellent. The radio tuner actually works better than the tuner in the old receiver. It was very easy to set up, and I was pleased with the automatic speaker calibration feature. Additionally, I can stream music from my iPad or phone through Bluetooth.
I did extensive research comparing this product with similar receivers by Yamaha and Denon. In the end, I chose this one because of previous good experience with Onkyo and because it was on sale.
16 out of 21 found this review helpful.
No Sound (audio) issues
Posted by: eightmin from: on
DON'T BUY an Onkyo receiver, they don't last. I purchased a TXNR626 receiver on 12/26/2013. I paid $449.00 for this receiver. On
12/30/2014, one year later, I had to take it in for warranty repair due to "no sound". Now on 10/10/2016, I had to take my receiver in AGAIN, for "no sound". Yes, it was out of warranty. I had to pay $80.00 up front for diagnostics. I was quoted $323.00 to repair my less than 3 year old receiver that originally cost $450.00! The $80.00 diagnostics cost would go towards the repair cost if I went forward with the repair.
I contacted Onkyo to see if they would help with the repair cost, provide the part, or even warranty it. I was hoping that since this was a repeat issue; the receiver was less than 3 years old; and the warranty repair was less than 2 years ago, that maybe they would stand behind their products and actually care about their customers and reputation. Additionally, Onkyo has a history of no sound issues with their receivers with "no sound" or as they put it "Loss of Audio/Network Connection" on their receivers (see http://www.onkyousa.com/Support/service_info.php). WRONG!
They offered me two options:
A. pay for the repair myself ($323.00) or
B. buy a refurbished unit for $275.00 plus trade-in with no credit for the $80.00 diagnostic costs. Total cost, $355.00.
I tried to talk to a supervisor but no matter how many times I called, I was never "allowed" to talk to anyone other than the customer service representative. I was willing to pay for the diagnostics. I was really just trying to see if they would provide the parts for the repair, thereby splitting the cost or giving me credit towards a NEW receiver. I was NEVER allowed to discuss my case with anybody of authority.
One last point, my sister bought an Onkyo receiver in 2012, about a year before me. Her receiver also lost sound. Fortunately, her receiver fell under the "recall" and she received a NEW receiver. I make this point only to illustrate that Onkyo receivers have loss of sound issues. Some are taken care of, others may not be. It's your roll of the dice.
40 out of 60 found this review helpful.
Everything I need in a receiver
Posted by: Wick from: on
Had my old TV wired for surround sound through an old Technics receiver. Had to upgrade when I purchased an HDTV, as the Technics did not have a port for the HDMI cables. The Onkyo was cheaper than a sound bar,and provides crisp, clear audio. Excellent value.
7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Excellent value and features for the price!
Posted by: kwest from: on
Excellent value and features for the price!
For some may be overload but it has all the features needed, HDMI, etc. Easy hookup too!
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Great receiver for a beginner
Posted by: Mikey from: Nashville, TN on
Love that I only need to plug one HDMI cable into the tv and then everything else into the receiver. Easy to set up as well. also love the bluetooth.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
didn't work. returned the item
Posted by: SHO14 from: Missouri on
I bought this based on reviews. Got it home, hooked it up, it would play for 10 seconds then shut itself off. Returned it and got a Denon. No hassle with Best Buy.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Great Receiver for home theatre
Posted by: Mike from: on
After purchasing a house with built in speakers, this was a great and easy way to utilize the speakers in the house.