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Onkyo - TX 7.2-Ch. Hi-Res 4K HDR Compatible A/V Home Theater Receiver - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 377 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Died after 5 days

    Posted
    Tornado
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    I purchased this reciever as part of a complete overhaul of my home entertainment system, so it was a big investment all at one time. I spent several evenings after work running wires neatly, hooking everything up, testing, fine tuning everything. On the 5th day after purchase I was listening to music on spotify over my Amazon fire tv, at a moderate volume level, not blaring, when the whole system just went off suddenly as if the electricity had flickered, except the tv, lights in the room, and everything else in the room never blinked. My first thought was "well thats not a good sign" I waited a few moments and then tried to power the receiver back on, I heard it click but it wouldn't power on. The standby light would go off when I hit the power button then come back on 2 seconds later. After doing this a few times the standby light even went away, and the receiver wouldn't respond to anything, as if it was not even plugged up. I unhooked everything from the receiver and moved it to a different electrical outlet in the house to isolate the receiver on an empty outlet. The same behavior was observed - It would not power on. I tried to do the factory reset as explained in the manual, but with it not responding to anything it obviously did nothing. I could hear it click internally when I would push power but nothing would happen. I unplugged it and just let it sit for several minutes. I took that time to get a flashlight and peer through the top just to see if I could notice anything - I couldnt see anything of note, and didnt smell anything funny that would indicate the power supply had fried or anything. I plugged it back up after several minutes and observed the same behavior. It simply would not power on or respond to any button presses. The most I could get was the standby light would sometimes come on but eventually it also would go out after trying to power up a few times. I eventually decided it was just dead and nothing I did was going to work. I was really disappointed. The unit performed well while it was working. It was pretty much flawless right up until it just died. It was brand new, I had barely even broke it in good in the 5 days I had it. This was my first time ever owning an Onkyo product. It obviously has soured my opinion of the brand. I took the item back to bestbuy where they exchanged it for a different unit of a different brand without hassle. I added the 2 year protection plan on the receiver this time because of the ordeal, just to be safe. I was lucky it died inside the return window so I was able to just swap it with something else and pay the difference. I searched online and didn't see any other mentions of this receiver dieing like this on anyone else, so Im really not sure what happened here. I suspect the powersupply in the unit just went out, given its behavior, but I cant confirm that is what actually happened. It did sound and perform well while it worked, and had it not died I could have easily recommended it, but given the ordeal I just had with it I am obviously not in a position to recommend it to anyone. Maybe I just got a fluke, but buyer beware.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the above average audiophile

    Posted
    Marine778
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    From the start, this Onkyo is very attractive and looks very nice on the shelf. Let’s face it, that is the first thing we all look at when we go to buys something, especially when you are going to spend around $400-$500 for something. Many of them look the same, and there are varying degrees of features for the price you are willing to pay. For this model of receiver, I think it is a good balance of value for your money. First thing I look at is the number of ports the receiver has. Aside from the normal speaker ports (center, front, surround, etc) it has seven HDMI outputs which I thought was really nice being I wanted something to run an entire entertainment center. You can read about the specs on this device and see if it will meet your needs as far as watts per channel and the required ports you need. It is more than capable of taking care of the high end speakers you have and more. Personally, I used this in my man cave. I have a center speaker, two floor speakers, two book shelf speakers, open subwoofer, and two floor speakers running off this receiver. It is more than capable of handling the load from these speakers. What I care about is hearing the action on TV good as I can see the action before my eyes. I have a 4K TV hooked to this system and they work seamlessly together. It was not hard connecting them since as I mentioned this device has the HDMI inputs and outputs (or as they call it pass through) making the connection easy to complete. I am still experimenting with the calibration of the equalizer, but the presets I have using the speaker set up I have are sounding awesome so far. At high volumes (as far as I am willing to turn it up) I have not noticed any notable distortion yet. The sound is crisp, clean and the bass is strong as well. The coolest part of this receiver is its ability to connect to the internet and some of the more popular music apps like Spotify, Amazon Music and Pandora. I tend to use Pandora a lot, and I love that I can connect to it via this Onkyo receiver. At the end of the day, I highly recommend this to the above average audiophile that likes a quality sound without breaking the budget with some of the other brands. I would definitely buy this again if I needed another receiver. It’s a great product and it’s worth a look if you are in the market for a new receiver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Bang for your buck

    Posted
    IzzyD
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    I've had the Onkyo Tx-NR686 for a week now and it far exceeded my expectations. To be honest I was suppose to purchase a flagship AVR ( Yamaha RX-A3080, Marantz SR8012, and Denon AVR-X6500), but i opted out for this entry level Onkyo AVR. The Onkyo TX-NR686 was on sale ($300), so i decided to give it a try. That night i took it home and set it up as a 5.1.2. Speakers I'm using are: Center: Def Tech Pro Center 2000 Front Speakers : (2) Klipsch RP-160M Ceiling and Surround: (4) Def Tech Pro Cinema 600 Sub's : (2) Mirage Omni S10 4k Player: Xbox One S Although, I'm using different brands the sound is well balanced. Calibrating the system was a simple and user friendly. it took about 3 minutes to do and it did a fairly good job at calibrating the speakers. After calibrating i did some adjustments of my own to the Sub db because the dB level was to high. I set the SUB dB to -4 on the AVR. As soon as i had everything plugged to this receiver, i played Ready Player One on 4k. I fast forward it to the racing scene and WOWWWWW! The sound was clear and immersive. I can feel the LFE shaking my whole house. Pictures were falling of walls and my seat was shaking. It sounded better than the theater. This receiver has excellent future at a price you cant resist. Note: This AVR doesn't have 2 independent sub channels. Both sub outputs share the same signal, so it is important that you own subs with a phase switch. Running subs on the same signal without phase switch can cause sound you to loose LFE level. You can defeat this by Having Sub1 at 0 Phase and Sub2 at 180 Degrees Phase. Must Buy.. picture and sound is good. I've had no issues yet. you cant beat this price

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good system that covers most needs

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    MadHatter
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    I had been looking at replacing an older Onkyo unit with a networked version for a couple of years, and found this one as an "open-box." While the open-box item was sold in the box, with the manufacturers tape sealed, it was obvious that it had been opened. The instructions had been colored on by a child, the Styrofoam was cracked, and one of the antennas was popped off. (wire still attached, so less of an issue) The calibration mic was also missing, but I had a spare from another unit. The unit includes 7 HDMI inputs, which covers a lot more inputs than I would need. They are also pre-labeled, and include options such as "streaming box" so the remote makes more sense to someone who is not familiar with the system setup. There are also a lot of non-HDMI inputs, though I do not know if the system can up-convert to an HDMI-out since this is not a feature I tried to test. The "Chromecast Inside" does work, though the setup is slightly more complicated than a standard Chromecast unit since getting Google's Home app to recognize the speaker means going a couple of menu items buried in the setup routine first. The Chromecast included in the system is audio only, and as noted on other reviews can be a bit slow to start. The advantage is that when it is initiated, the system will automatically turn on and switch to it without any outside system such as a Harmony Remote. Since this system is networked with Google Assistant controls baked in, it also has the added benefit of being controlled via Google Home. I am still in the process of setting things up, so my initial test of asking Google to turn the system on and switch inputs may be this system working as intended, or my Harmony's controls also controlling this unit not knowing the old unit was unplugged. The system's name is controlled by the Onkyo Controller app, and I still need to make some adjustments to avoid overlapping names. Overall, the system sounds good, and seems to work as needed. The open-box price was especially appealing, making it a good system for more of a lower-system price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Home Theater Sound

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    Janine
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    This Onkyo receiver features THX Certified Select theater-inspired sound, giving you the ability to create a home theater experience reminiscent of being in an actual movie theater environment. So, to break this down ... THX (which assuredly is familiar to most) amplifies the audio, giving you theater levels of surround sound. Dynamic Audio Amplification filters the sound for superior clarity and stereo performance, eliminating high-frequency distortion. Dolby Atmos provides an immersive listening environment, filling the room with clear, realistic sound. HDMI outputs let you connect 4K TVs to this Onkyo TX-NR686 7.2ch AV Receiver for bright, color-rich visuals. Using the AccuEQ mic, allows the receiver to guide you through the setup procedure, from speaker calibration to network connection. With the receiver’s GUI (Graphical User Interface) you can easily connect speakers, media devices, streaming services, and control multi-room management of audio throughout your home. Rest assured, there are enough connections on this Onkyo receiver for just about every electronic device you might want or own. And of course, there’s an app. Among other things, the Onkyo Controller App enables you to customize your connected speaker groupings. This Onkyo receiver delivers smooth music streaming through popular built-in services. Bluetooth technology lets you play music from all your mobile devices, laptops, PCs, wirelessly. Supplied accessories include: - Speaker setup microphone - Remote control, with batteries - Indoor FM antenna - AM loop antenna - Quick Start Guide and Basic Manual Handy receiver features: - Quick setup guide via the GUI (graphical user interface) - Easy connection diagram on the rear panel - 3-mode display dimmers - 40 FM/AM preset channels - Tone controls - bass/treble, for front L/R channels Something I found particularly useful, was having an HDMI connection right there in front, saving the hassle of fiddling around behind the receiver when you simply want to quickly connect, for example, a video camera or gaming console. Pairing this Onkyo receiver with my new Klipsch speakers, created a home theater experience which was not only fun to play around with, but was fairly simple to set up and customize for my desired entertainment needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All the Bells and Whistles

    Posted
    HarvickFan
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    Amazing power and sound. This receiver gives you just about everything you would want to drive a great home theater experience. The initial online setup was wonderful, the menu and user interface is very well designed, as you'd expect from Onkyo. Even the internet connectivity is great, the wifi chip in the receiver is very fast and was able to download the latest firmware amazingly quick. It comes with a microphone that helps you automatically tune your room to the best audio experience. The process is very simple and really brings out the best in the receiver and your home theater speakers. It runs at 100W RMS so you have plenty of power, and the THD% is very low at only 0.08 so the only sound you hear is what you want to hear. Even at high volume with nothing playing, you don't notice the system is on, it's that quiet. There are all the inputs you'd expect, and plenty of them. Up to 7 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs and it supports 4K passthrough. I'm using the 4K passthrough with an Xbox One X for games and movies and it works great. Being able to utilize DTS X and TruHD along with Dolby Atmos is wonderful. I'm used to Atmos in the movie theater, but hearing it at home takes our movie watching to another level. If there was anything I wish was a little different, it would be the receiver display and the remote control. the display is very basic, very legacy LCD number/text looking. I've seen displays that look very crisp and clear, almost like true HD screens, but this display is very basic. Not that big a deal though because you have the power of the on screen UI. And the remote control is very basic as well. Feels a little cheap in the hand and has "enough" controls on it, but i would have liked it to offer a few more. Overall the sound and functionality of this Onkyo receiver is amazing, i've never heard my movies and music in such clarity and tone before, amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Step Forward With Small steps Back

    Posted
    masc360
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    Onkyo Has been a staple in my home theaters for several years now, and with me needing a receiver that could pass through Dolby Vision it was a good time to upgrade. The receiver offer plenty of inputs for all of my devices and was easy to install and set up. The AccuEQ did an ok job setting up my speakers but kept bumping up my subwoofer level to insane levels. I had to manually adjust the levels on most of the speakers afterwards. The new remote is a welcome change compared to the older ones that had what felt like a million buttons. So having a new remote that had the same functions with less buttons were nice. Being THX certified is nice feature that was usually reserved for some of the higher end Onkyo Receivers. My only complaints have more to do with what my old receiver had that this newer one does not. On my older receiver there was a menu option that would let you set what Audio codec you wanted applied to each input when you first turn on the receiver. It was nice because I could set each input to the setting I liked and it would start up again there even if my wife or kids changed something while they were using it. The new receiver does not have this and from what I can tell it just reverts to the last mode you were using on that input which is great if does not get touched, but my wife and kids have a tendency to accidentally change something. Which then when I turn it on I have to manually set it back to the mode I like. Besides those two gripes everything else about the receiver I love the design is excellent it looks very nice sitting in my entertainment center and the sound is great it has no problems pushing my system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Capable AV Reciever

    Posted
    JohnB
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    The Onkyo TX-NR686 AV receiver has more than enough power with truly excellent sound quality. Even at volume levels bordering on uncomfortable, I am not able to detect any distortion at all through my Bose Acoustimass speaker system. I am truly impressed with the THX rated sound of this receiver. I am using a 2 zone wired configuration and the Onkyo is easily able to fill the entire first floor of my house with excellent sound. There are numerous speaker configurations available but I can attest the old-fashioned direct wire method using the receiver's the amp works perfectly. Using the Onkyo 686 as the main hub for my entire entertainment system has proven to be the most convenient option for system control. The provided Onkyo remote is easy to operate, but can only operate the AV receiver. Pairing a Logitec Harmony 650 to this receiver allows single-remote control for all IR-operated components in my system. PROS: Ample power, pristine sound quality, numerous set-up options, and vast input capability. The free smartphone app is a great little gem that allows simple, intuitive touch control over my entire house. CONS: very ANNOYING google license prompts (it forces you to accept google snooping), does not allow the Pandora video screen to run for some reason (but does allow Prime Music screen?) I would give this receiver 4.75 stars if I could.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    WOW!! - crystal clear at all volumes

    Posted
    Zeppelin33
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    Living in an apartment, I wasn't 100% sure I'd really be able to bump up from using soundbars for years to a full fledged surround system with 8 speakers. So glad I took the chance. I can blast when the neighbors aren't around and still get amazing sound at quiet levels. Setting up took me a bit because I wasn't used to all the new terminology but it was pretty straight forward. I wanted to use banana plugs on everything but they didn't arrive in time so I twisted all the wires in to the receiver and the speakers. Wasn't too bad a task but I'll switch them over one of these days. The Dolby Atmos was really what I was after with this as I've heard so much about it but had never experienced it. I have a ton of movies that support it and the first one I tried out was Stephen King's "It" "It" was amazing in Atmos. Sound came from everywhere. It's hard to believe they can actually place each sound where they want it now and it is truly incredible to experience. Next up was Saving Private Ryan and that opening scene of them landing on the beach was mind blowing. The HDMI 4k pass-through worked like a charm right away. I didn't need to tweak or change anything around. Everything went fine and works flawlessly. I really like the On Screen Display. There are a bunch of options and things to tweak and play around with. I haven't spent a whole lot of time playing around in there yet other then setting the distance from the couch I sit on to each speaker. I'm really happy with how things defaulted too but I'll eventually mess around to make it even better. Can't recommend this one enough. I really don't have any other receivers to compare it with as I've just been using sound bars for the past several years. But this thing surely couldn't disappoint any one at all. 5 stars only cause I couldn't give it more :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great products - not so great installation

    Posted
    Nancy
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    Having purchased a 4K TV, found out, after the fact, that I'd have to replace my tuner, CD player and DVD player. Not being electronics wizes, so had Geek Squad. Our initial experience with Geek Squad had been excellent when the new TV was mounted and I was shown how to use it. This time around - not so good. First problem was that the technician who came told us he was a computer person and didn't really know for sure how to install the new tuner and DVD player; but was willing to give it a try. Part of the reason I purchased this particular tuner was that I could use exterior speakers also. Sadly the tech didn't know for sure how to do that and first tried to test the speakers that have been in place for years -- sound came out of one; but not the other. He couldn't tell us if the speakers were bad or the wiring -- not helpful. He suggested we have Geek Squad come out to test the speakers and then find out if the problem is with the speakers or the wiring. If we knew the next tech we called would be trained to do this work, we'd call; but till now have been very disappointed that we can't fully use the capabilities of this tuner. This was quite a frustrating experience - wondering if this is how Best Buy gets you to spend more money -- having doubts about having Geek Squad out again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Great A/V Receiver

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    audiophyl
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    I replaced an old a/v receiver that I had for at least 25 years. I did not want to replace it as it had every thing I needed. I even took it in to a repair shop to have it tuned up but to no avail. The volume kept dropping out on it. The new a/v receiver, Onkyo TX-NR686, I purchased far surpasses my old unit. It took my awhile to get it set up right with a few phone calls to Onkyo support. But I have to say I am very pleased with it. I live in a small space with a neighbor on the other side of my living room wall. I can now hear my music without turning up the volume to hear it. I also use headphones to watch my T.V. and YouTube. The self guided set up allows you to give the location of where you sit to the distance of the speakers, creating a range dynamic consistent with your environment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good value for an audio-video receiver!

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    Larryfla
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    I got this receiver at an amazing clearance price. Bang for buck is excellent! However there are some things that bother me like I noticed no difference in the picture quality of my 4k TV over my 13 year old analog Sony. Also was disappointed that there is no ability for a set of B speakers on any receiver I looked at. The idea of the Zone 2 confuses me. My old receiver I could listen to 5.1 in my living room and push a button and my patio speakers (B) would play simultaneously. That isn't an option with the 686, at least I haven't figured it out. Which brings me to my third problem, no printed owners manual included. You have to go online and print it for yourself or search the internet for solutions to any problems. Overall I am satisfied with the 686. Getting it at the clearance price I'll put up with these little annoyances. The sound quality is a big improvement over the one it replaced. Easy set-up of speakers with included microphone. If you can get it for under 300 dollars like I did, just do it! Great value!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprised and very satisfied

    Posted
    Dave
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    I upgraded from a higher end, but several years older, Yamaha and was a little concerned the Onkyo would not compare. I did lose some inputs and sound field settings, but never used them anyway. But the sound and video quality are significantly higher, even when playing low quality videos from the internet. And I gained WI-FI, USB and Blu-tooth capability, as well as several other useful features. I particularly like the Tunein net app which includes all of my local radio stations and many others so I didn't have to mess with setting up the tuner. Setup was very easy and only took about an hour, including the hardware connections. The automatic speaker setup worked perfectly. Updating the software over the net was a breeze. The on-line manual is one of the best I have ever seen. And the receiver generates very little heat. I never imagined I could get such quality and so many features for what I paid. My only complaint is that the remote doesn't include TV controls. I highly recommend this receiver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    serious bang for you buck

    Posted
    bd43274
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    the good: -power - plenty of punch and very clean. paired with some decent quality speakers in my home theater, i really get a sense of “cinema immersion”. -codecs - handles pretty much any audio or video encode you should need. -intuitive menus - much improved over previoius years’ models. easy to navigate. -automatic setup and calibration - in my situation did quite nicely with speaker levels, distances, and EQ. after walking through the setup with the included microphone, i didn't really need to do any tuning. everything sounds fantastic. -plenty of hdmi connections -wifi, airplay, and chromecast bult in -4k HRD (HDR10 and dolby vision) the bad: -nothing really overall: i’m personally a big fan of onkyo. in this sort of “mid tier” price range, i love the feature set and the clean power. i definitely wouldn’t call it a budget receiver, but it’s not exactly “high end” either. it’s right in that sweet spot in the middle, where you get tons of bang for your buck without having to dig too far into your wallet. the intuitive setup and ease of use, coupled with the clean power (even if it is oversold at 210W, that’s only for speakers rated at 6Ohms) make this a fairly easy 5 stars for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's cheap but effective.

    Posted
    Mark
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    In comparing this to previous models of that same price point, it's definitely taking a nose dive. The Controls/Remote are as cheap/basic as a kid's toy. The build/weight of it also seems cheap. Light and Flimsy. The sound isn't as good as the last comparable model I had which actually was $200 more. It's really has been minimized. Even the dial doesn't light up like past editions. It has a ton of features, is THX and Atmos/Vision/4K HDR but for the money, don't expect much. Most of my ONKYO receivers get high use and usually die 4-5 years later. The last one was fixed 2X for a faulty DTS chip. My receivers don't get heavy use, but do get a lot of it. Just filling tv audio and an occasional blu ray. But we are definitely not blasting death metal for 10 hours at a time. It's always on. But is used lightly. If you get it for $299 or less, take a shot. But I wouldn't pay a penny more for this Onkyo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE This Receiver

    Posted
    The34Car
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    I have this Onkyo receiver connected in 7.2 channel mode with eight Klipsch Reference speakers and a Samsung HU9000 4k tv and the experience is total immersion. Previously I had a single soundbar and while it was nice for relieving clutter, the sound experience was definitely lacking. This receiver enables all of the latest sound and picture technologies like Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision. It has every feature I need and then some and the setup was super easy. There are HDMI inputs for every component. All that's left to connect are the speaker wires and you're done. It automatically adjusts speaker settings using a microphone that you place at the center of your viewing experience. You do this once and you're done. I watched Ghostbusters (the newer version), with Dolby Atmos and the sound was incredible. I would recommend this in a heartbeat. I'm so happy with this product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Relatively Simple Setup except ARC

    Posted
    BigAl55
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    I love the sound quality and features, especially the intelligent balancing of the speakers. I connected it to an LG OLED TV, using a single cable and the HDMI ARC ports. Took a while to figure out how to get ARC to work. The TV settings I finally went with were under Sound -> Audio Out (Optical/HDMI ARC) with Digital Sound Out set to PCM and the Simplink set to On. When watching cable TV the receiver shows CBL/SAT and when I open NetFlix it switches to "TV" automatically and the sound is correct (I am using my LG TV Remote to open NetFlix). The only reason I rated the receiver as a "4 star" is because when I close NetFlix, the receiver does not automatically go back to CBL/SAT....it turns on my Sony Blu-Ray and changes to "BD/DVD." On the Onkyo remote, BD/DVD is the first buttons, so it makes me wonder if it just jumps back to the first input rather than the Cable TV input. I then have to manually switch it using the Onkyo remote and then turn off the Blu-Ray. Not a big deal other than I'm curious why it works that way and if its something I have wrong in the setup. If anyone has solved this, I'll bump the rating up to a "5 Star". If anyone can tell me if there is a way to force

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sound with lots of options

    Posted
    Mrsgrouticus
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    It's amazing to me what a difference upgrading a receiver does to your home entertainment system. Considering the price of this model compared to similar receivers in the same class, or even higher end older models, this receiver sounds amazing and the 4k HDR passthrough looks amazing. You can't go wrong with THX certification either combined with all the bells and whistles this offers. I upgraded from a similar model only about a year older and the sound difference was noticable right away. I suggest updating the firmware right away so you have access to all the latest streaming options and downloading Onkyo's application to access all the features. I had hoped Only would update the looks a little more compared to prior models but it's hiding behind glass so it didn't bother me too much. I would definitely recommend this to anyone in the market for a receiver and now I know why it got such great reviews and came highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I am very pleased with this receiver !!!

    Posted
    Seahorse
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    So far so good, I’ve been pretty surprised by the sound quality of this receiver. I have it setup as a 5.1.2 right now with Polk T-50’s left and right, a Polk T-30 center,a Polk PSW 108, which I plan on adding another!!!, 2 old “like from 1993”Sony bookshelf speakers for Left and Right surround and 2 Klipsch RIC-65 ceiling speakers for Dolby Atmos and DTS !!!! Let me tell you it sounds fantastic,!!! I have a small place and it rocks it well . My upstairs neighbors were impressed by the Quality of the sound bleeding into their apartment.During set up I did have a flaw that is the opposite of what most people have,that is I lost video but had sound ... But I resolved it in about 15 minutes.... I’ve had it a month now and I think all the speakers are broken in and it does sound great!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Receiver for the Price

    Posted
    starmanres
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    There are several very nice features in choosing this receiver. First, 4K HD Capability. The ability to connect into the 4K world gives it a leg up over older receivers. Second, the ability to connect it wirelessly to your router. Utilizing streaming services for audio are a nice to have ability. Third, 6 HDMI in and 2 out. While HDMI connectivity isn't as essential now as it was 5 years ago, the ability to connect numerous peripherals to your receiver is extremely handy. My biggest con is power. I have to keep the audio level over 50% to provide the type of normal listening level that I'm accustomed to. My previous Denon receiver could do that at 30%. I love the features and connectivity. It has a clean look and easily fit as the hub of my system.

    I would recommend this to a friend