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Good: It's an awesome receiver with many features, connections and great quality! Pricepoint is great too!
Bad: Nothing so far.. maybe that there's no built-in WiFi.
Comment: I've been using this AV Receiver for about 5 months now and I can't be happier with it! It's a great piece of hardware with many awesome features and a great price. As far as I can tell it's made of pretty high quality materials and the sound is great!
I use it for a lot of things. I use it to play videogames (on PS3, X360 and Wii) and I'm really blown away every time I play a game... I also watch many movies with it and it's great too. Movies on Blu-Ray are just perfect, and the image upscaling for DVDs of the receiver actually works pretty well! Music also sounds great, but then I use it in stereo. For games and music in 5.0, but I still have to mount my two extra speakers to the wall to get a 7.0 system.
I use it in combination with a 5.0 (soon-to-be 7.0) setup of Jamo S606 speakers (front floorstands, S60 center and 4 S60 SUR bookshelves) and a Sony 1080p LCD TV.
I'm really glad I bought this AV Receiver... Sound and picture quality are just marvelous! (I didn't use any high end receivers though, so I didn't compare with expensive models, but from the mid range, this one is definitely awesome!
Good: Great sound to start with - then it went wrong
Bad: HDMI issues
Comment: Worked fine until the HMDI connections went west. Check the on-line forums there are many issues regarding the HMDI handshake. Unfortunately mines out of warranty - so that £500 down the drain.
Good: Great sound
Comment: Great device
Good: Brilliant at home cinema, great with Spotify and for NET radio
Bad: Absolutely nothing...
Comment: Good review though there's no mention of the hi-fi grade sound quality from Spotify which sounds AMAZING. Really something else to make a playlist on your mobile, log out and then it instantly updated on the Onkyo. Internet radio station quality is pretty much the best I've heard too, so long as you get a good bit rate.
Had mine for a couple of months now and yes, it definitely gets warm but the fan is totally effective (and you can't hear it when it's on). Can't understand why the tester didn't use height channels... they make a real difference on most soundtracks! Agree on the poor auto setup thing though - music sounds spades better if you switch it off.
Have it turned up really high most days and can't say I've noticed it ever wilting under stress - this amp is a powerhouse. Replaced a top-ranked Yamaha amp with this and have had Â£1000+ Denons in the past too - this slaughters them. Think the rating is way low... anything that delivers this much quality and features at this price is a stone-cold 5-star, no way is it a 4-star.
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