Onkyo 7.2CH A/V Receiver w/ Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
Shipping Options: $5 Standard
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Condition: Factory Reconditioned
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I purchased one of these from Woot last time they were on sale. For the price it’s not bad. Though it sounds no where near as as good the system it replaced, a Denon THX cert control amp with three Adcom power amps, you really cant expect it to perform as well. It has many excellent features though be warned, it is the most difficult system I’ve ever set up. I used the 1-800 number I found in the reviews on woot and the support fellow was excellent. However, I still can not figure out how to have it play as a two channel stereo with two speakers and the sub. It always defaults to the 6 channel stereo (5.1). So, though I found it difficult to configure, I was considering buying a second one. If you can deal with the set-up, I’d say it’s a darn good buy.
Um… turn off the extra speakers in the setup?
Did you use the setup mic? That will do it for you.
Last time they had an Onkyo rep on this forum and he helped me get the HDMI board replaced on my old receiver for free. That kind of customer service is a rare find these days. And my receiver works like it’s brand-new.
Yeah seriously, Onkyos are actually very easy to configure.
Bought this on Amazon about 6 months ago. LOVE IT in the movie room. Bought another today (for about $200 less here on Woot!) for the main room (where admittedly we do most of our viewing). This receiver had everything I need, works great, and delivers completely satisfactory results.
Admittedly I don’t watch movies or listen to music at 105db and I’m not an audiophile purist, but it is everything I had hoped it would be and more. Looking forward to having another one.
Oh, and I thought the setup was pretty easy. I RTFM, and huzzah.
I got this last time it was on Woot and I really like it. Set up was pretty easy, although I did have to call the tech support line at one point to help me with a menu setting I couldn’t figure out, but they were helpful and I was on my way.
Here’s what I like:
Two independent zones. I can listen to Pandora outside by the pool while someone else watches a movie in the den.
Remote app. I can control volume,change stations, skip songs, and perform basic control functions from my phone. Great for when I’m poolside.
However, a complaint: The app could really use some work. The UI is unintuitive and clunky at best. It offers no shuffle functionality so if you are a Spotify Premium subscriber and you want to listen to a playlist, you have to listen to it in order. This is not a Spotify issue. Onkyo needs to fix their app. I find this omission quite ridiculous. Speaking of streaming music subscriptions, Google Play Music All Access is not an option here, which again, Onkyo should address.
There are work arounds of course. Plug your phone or computer into the receiver or connect via Bluetooth and you can bypass Onkyo’s app shortcomings, but then that kind of defeats the purpose of having these services built in.
That being said, I’m very happy with this receiver overall. I was going to buy it brand new, but this deal saved me $200 so I’m even happier.
will this convert composite IN and component IN to the HDMI OUT??
the Onkyo I have now will not. which really sucks for my old gaming consoles which do not have an HDMI option.
thanks for your help
Yes it will. From the product page
Qdeo™ technology from Marvell upscales standard video to silky-smooth 1080p (for regular HDTVs) and to an incredible 4K on compatible displays.
Is this true? I bought a cheapish stereo amp a couple of years ago without checking it over and was shocked to find it (and many others) don’t even have the option to choose A or B or A+B speakers.
Wouldn’t this basically mean it has two amplifiers in it? Okay okay I’ll go read the specs again.
Okay 10% of the words there make no sense to me but it sounds like what I want. Thanks…
Here is a former Onkyo fans perspective…I have owned 2 myself and my dad owned one that I told him to buy. All 3 had heat issues and HDMI sync issues. We spent a lot of money. When I contacted Onkyo support - even though a lot of other users reported the same problems (so they obviously had a design problem out of the factory) I got no where. Finally got tired of it and went with Yamaha. You might say that was then and they are better now. Later today the Onkyo rep will come on and answer all the negative posts like this with a canned response. Roll the dice if you want to or spend your money a a Company that stands behind their stuff…
This is my second onkyo (I upgraded last time this was offered on woot). I love them both. Lots of features for the price. Drives my 7.1 Mirage nanosat speakers and they sound amazing. And this thing gets a workout since it’s setup in my living room with multiple game systems, dvr, and turntable. I have never had an issue with either unit. Switches HDMI inputs like a boss. I like the wifi, cell phone app, and the onscreen controls this new model adds especially when increasing the volume. It’s nice to see that on the screen. I wish I could disable that bright wifi light, but that’s nothing a small piece of electrical tape wont fix soon.
Were your models this one (the 626) or a previous model line, though? Onkyo is apparently aware of both heat and HDMI board issues in previous model lines, and has taken steps to remedy those issues in newer releases. FWIW I have one of these units from a few WOOTs ago and it only gets a little warm after being left on constantly, unlike my old 606 which got hot and had a blown HDMI board.
I have purchased an Onkyo receiver and mine barely lasted over two years before the sound went out…completely. Apparently this is a pretty common problem with Onkyo. If I cannot get mine repaired I’m gonna go with Yamaha. Heard they are great and last.
Hello kmsshaffer; this is Onkyo USA and its Product Support department and we really thank you for your great appraisal and feedback on your NR 626. We believe you purchased a great receiver, if we can say so, and want to again provide you with some assistance to configure your receiver for 2.1 audio broadcast.
Go into the HOME SETUP menu of the receiver (TOOLBOX) and press the ENTER button. Now scroll down to 2. SPEAKER SETUP and press ENTER again. Scroll down to 2.2 SPKR CONFIG and press ENTER; then make the following choices in this submenu:
FRONT: 80 Hz (THx)
When completed, press the HOME button repeatedly to fully exit the submenus. This should now advise the processor that you are ONLY running a 2.1 audio system and not broadcast a 5.1 or 7.1 audio output. If you have any more questions or concerns, Please contact our Product Support Dept for further assistance with this specific issue via our phone number and hours of operation (800-229-1687; option #3 PRODUCT SUPPORT 24 hours a day). We would assist and answer any questions or concerns you may have with your Onkyo product, as we are also available via email email@example.com.
Does this receiver support ARC thru HDMI?
How was your Memorial Day weekend CowBear?? I’m so glad to read your feedback and also thank you for your cooperation and belief in our revamped support services. On behalf of Onkyo USA; we thank you for your choice in Onkyo and humbly appreciate customers like yourself for your support.