Onkyo 5.2 or 7.2 Network A/V Receiver
Price: $199.99 - 299.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard OR $21 Two-Day OR $24 One-Day
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Monday, Jan 06 to Tuesday, Jan 07) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned
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Electrolytics are cheaply made and don’t last long. On the other hand, sensitivity is excellent and pulls in FM stations others can’t.
Bought two of the TX-NR525 a few months back reconditioned at $249. So far they’ve been just fine.
The UI’s okay but a tad clumsy here and there but for what we do with 'em they’re a huge improvement over the caveman-pounding-on-a-skin vintage equipment we had before.
Maybe I should buy another as a spare…
I just picked up the 7.1 on today’s Best Buy Deal of the Day. Free shipping, liberal return policy, and $149.99. My local store actually had some come in tonite when I was shopping but I had mine shipped to the house so I will wait a few days. If you like this model you might try calling your local BBY or HQ and checking availability - looks like they may have so stocked for sale this week.
I have the 7.2 model. The only complaint I have is the component input limitation; if outputting via HDMI, the component input must be 480i. Which means no HD video from older sources (original Xbox 360, cable boxes, etc,) I even had issues with my Wii.
Onkyo? Never again.
The heat-generated issues with the HDMI boards are pretty widespread. After a couple-three years, the boards are cooked to the point of failure. Just check out opinions on www.avsforum.com
Maybe with a Squaretrade 4+ year warranty I could be swayed to consider another one, but doubtful.
This. Splurge on a Yamaha, it will outlast you.
My second receiver IS a Yamaha! For the small price premium over the Onkyo, I’d buy another in a heartbeat.
I read a comment that the Yamaha AVR’s are as complicated and confusing as my Denon 7.1. Seems like they just have to over design these things where even a 100 page manual is hard to use. My Denon is over-designed with a lot of techno-marketing driven crap I don’t need.
Onkyo? No, been there done that. High end receiver in which the center amp pooped out.
Agreed, Onkyo HDMI = Cr@p. Never, never again. Even if these were 3 for $200 I’d pass. Denon FTW for me.
Were you seeing artifacts in the converted image? I see this with my SD Tivo and Wii. I’ve been hammering on them ever since and they just told me “Engineering’s looking at it” which apparently means they no longer need to talk to me.
I totally agree. Have you noticed the number of Onkyo receivers hitting the bargain sites lately? That is from years and years of problems with them and Onkyo leaving its customers hung out to dry. Later today an Onkyo rep will be on here answering all of these negative posts. You should not screw your customers over…
I did the same thing. Got a 773 Yamaha on sale for $400. I love it. Wasted time and money on 2 different Onkyos becuase they had a ton of features and low price. Did me no good as they always had issues…HDMI board and heat.
80W per channel is a little on the low side for a 5.2 receiver. My JVC 5.2 is 130W per channel, and sometimes I wish it had a little more umph.
Yea! What a wonderful opportunity for those who wanted one but missed out when it was on here a week or two ago…
The issues I’ve read about with the Onkyo’s and HDMI are that they are using really poor quality capacitors on the HDMI boards. I’ve seen where, if you bust out your soldering skills, you can go get new caps from Rat Shack and fix them yourself and have them last a LONG time.
And, by what people have said here, this receiver will let you put in a component or composite source and have it come out via HDMI??? You don’t have to have another set of component or composite wires running from the AVR to the TV? That is kinda neat.
Denon master race reporting in.