Onkyo 5.2 or 7.2 Network A/V Receiver

Onkyo 5.2 or 7.2 Network A/V Receiver
Price: $179.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard* or $21 Two-Day or *$24 One-Day
Condition: Factory Reconditioned

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Onkyo 5.2 or 7.2 Network A/V Receiver
Price: $179.99 - 479.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard OR $21 Two-Day OR $24 One-Day
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Monday, Jan 27 to Tuesday, Jan 28) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned


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Previous Similar Sales (May not be exact model)
1/3/2014 - $199.99-299.99 - 89 comment(s)

Check out the product page for the 5.2 model


Most of the reviews on Amazon are positive, with a few people complaining about broken or defective units. Par for the course with digital audio receivers, really. Comparatively big discount, though!

CNET also had a review on it. Their verdict seemed to be that it was feature rich (6 HDMI ports!), but the sound wasn’t as good as other $400 receivers. Given the discount, that might be excusable.

Closest price on refurbished was $279.99 from Best Buy, so you’re looking at a solid $100 discount on top of the $120 discount vs a new receiver.

Does the HDMI output only work with HDMI inputs? For example, if I have an older device, like a laserdisc player with component video output, will this do the conversion and output it through the HDMI out port?

I have the TX-NR616 (right between these 2 models) and component input is upconverted to HDMI perfectly. 1 HDMI to my Samsung 55" LED TV caries al inputs.

I also have The NR717 at work and it sends VGA analog input to HDMI.

Does anyone know if the remote is IR or RF?

WOOT, I tried asking this question in an email but no reply. Why are you charging sales tax for APO/FPO? When I order from anyone else, including Amazon over the last 20 years I have never been charged sales tax, what is going on with WOOTs quality control?

[MOD: I’ll see what I can find out.]

I am sorry to me being such a NOOB but I have an existing blu ray home theater and was going to just replace the blu ray player with the receiver, how would I hook the subwoofer up to the 5.1? On the back of my blu ray home theater now it has to wire clamps for a subwoofer, this one I’m not sure.

A couple of questions:

  1. The current version of HDMI is 1.4. Does anyone know if either receiver supports 1.4? I’m sure its backwards compatible but is it current?
  2. Anyone know if these avr work with Bose 901’s and their pre-amp configuration?
  3. ok one more- can you hook up 5.1 speakers and an extra pair of stereo speakers to them in another room?

I bought the 5.2 version on Aug 12, 2013 and was a happy camper until about three days ago. It seems that the HDMI issue is still engineered in. My HDMI ports started showing signs of failure last week - and I run a fan in my cabinet to keep the unit cool! That is five months of good service and now I am looking at a cliff! Anyone know how long the warranty is for?

I used to be an Onkyo dealer and dropped the line. Far too many defective digital boards, poor support, HDMI issues, and they run like space heaters at idle. The company has had many issues and there are much better options. I have been a custom integrator for 20 years and I would not touch one of these ever again. I have a pile of them in my garage with digital board failures if anyone needs to heat a small space.

One thing to keep in mind with the 7.2 receiver is that while there are 8 HDMI input ports, you can only configure the receiver to have 6 video inputs. So if you have more than 6 devices attached (which would be difficult, but feasible since they give you that many ports), one has to go into the Set-up menu and remap the HDMI inputs to BR/DVD, CBL/SAT, STB/DVR, GAME, PC, and AUX.

Also, the 2xHDMI-Out on the 727 is only 1-zone, so both outputs will display the same video. Main use for this feature is attaching TV for day-to-day viewing and attaching a projector for watching movies/special events(e.g. bowl games.)

Setup for most Onkyo devices is pretty easy, but it seems that all HiFi manufacturers keep removing features from the previous generation’s lower lines and putting them in current gen’s higher lines (e.g. my TX-NR515 has the two video outs, but they removed this from the 525, so one has to jump up to the 626 to get this back.)

Ah, so this is a common problem then? I have an older refurbed model that had this exact same thing happen to it. It still works as a receiver I just can’t run HDMI through it any longer.

D*cks. I paid $20 more for the 525 two weeks ago. Thanks.

it depend on the model. The TX-NR525 will not do what you’re looking for but the 727 will. according to the owners manual, the input signal to the 727 would have to be 480i.

Why would you think we could answer a technical question about your current receiver’s abilities and configuration, without telling us the manufacturer and model number? And yes, we need to know what your current one does, to be able to tell if the one you’re asking about does the same thing, or something different.

The answer is, that these Onkyo units will support an external powered subwoofer – that is, one with the amp built in to the sub itself. If your current setup is like that, then you’re probably fine (but again, who knows, given that we don’t know what you have).

If your current receiver has an unpowered sub, meaning that the receiver has the amp for the sub, then the sub will almost certainly NOT work with one of these receivers.

Note to @Woot web admins: thanks for the full back view photos, but please up the resolution just a bit next time so we don’t have to go elsewhere to see clearer shots of the back details. Same applies to PC/laptop input-output areas on other Woot sales.

Geeks love to study and compare backsides prior to selection.