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Onkyo TX-NR717

Onkyo TX-NR717
alaScore 86

253 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for Onkyo TX-NR717

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 user reviews of Onkyo TX-NR717 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Onkyo TX-NR717 7.2-Channel Home Theater A/V Receiver (Black)

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The Downward Spiral

 

My previous receiver purchase was an Onkyo also and it lasted longer than this one (a hair), until the DSP chip started to fail. Needless to say, I will not be purchasing this brand again...

Flexibility: This receiver comes with a plethora of features and seemed to be a great price. Additionally, Onkyo have a great history when it comes to build and sound quality

Build Quality and reliability: Apparently all the good histories that Onkyo adhered to are just that - history. There has been an inexorable deterioration in this receiver's performance ; It started with the network capability failing, thereby...

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ONKYO TX-NR717

 

Works fine for a year

Do not buy. The board fails due to heating. Replacing the board is equivalent to a new unit price. Support poor

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Great receiver when on sale

 

The best part is, if you run into trouble, Onkyo's support people actually work from your receiver and they easy to understand. Something like this needs good supports.

Plenty of HDMI inputs, you can hook (2) TVs to it, (2) subs. I have yet to run into anything I couldn't connect ; It's even future proof with Dolby THX & 4K support ; Everything on this receiver is a pro! You will not find a better receiver at this...

The main con and I'm not sure it's Onkyo's fault, is the HDMI control with other components. When I turn off the TV to listen to something that doesn't require it, the TV goes off and switches to TV speaker for some reason. Pressing up or down on the...

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Good Reciever, Mediocre Network Playback

 

Hoping Firmware updates make the unit much more solid, as most of the problems are with the execution/implementation of the software. This unit should solve problems for me and allow me NOT to have 5 different playback devices decoding everything for...

Sound quality is good compared to other recent Onkyos and anything else in the price range ; Easy setup ; Lots of codecs. Lots of HDMI ; The app is an acceptable around the house remote, while your listening in a second room without an ir repeater ;...

DOES NOT SUPPORT my high resolution FLAC files. Network playback, and other apps on the device are not finished quality. Poor network playback (on gigabit wired/AC wireless, large file playback like lossless is very jittery, have tried from MANY...

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DOA / POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE

 

None. DOA

It has been a nightmare trying to arrange a replacement unit with Newegg customer service. Twice I have called and been the given the option for a return. call. In both cases, after receiving a call back, the line went dead before I could ever speak...

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Not as good as aspected

 

The price

Had this unit for a few weeks. Hooked up to a pair of definitive Procinema 600 speakers. The sound is alright but definitely not impressed. Horrible on screen interface (Very lacking) does not even display volume level on the tv only on receiver!!!...

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Second one just broke...

 

Save yourself the trouble...

Great unit while it worked

but it didn't work for long ; First unit dead on arrival, replacement worked for a few weeks before the HDMI board died. Got the dreaded and infamous "no signal" problem worked on and off for a few mins and then finally died for good

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Onkyo tx-nr717

 

Excellent decoding, power, Low heat and phono stage

Size, weight and the remote is low tech

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In response to negative review...

 

I have had the predecessor of this unit for almost 3 years now. Unlike the above individual I purchase my unit from an Onkyo authorized dealer listed on their site. That is the difference. If you buy from someone where the manufacturer deems NOT a...

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Defective unit, poor customer service

 

I purchased this receiver at the end of August from another website. Upon opening the box, I noticed a brightly colored sheet of paper saying that I must perform a firmware update. It gave me the option to do this via Ethernet, wireless (if I had the...

It seems to be built well, had a nice on-screen menu, good specs for the price

Received non-working unit, poor Onkyo customer service is forcing me to incur additional expenses to ship to an authorized dealer to fix

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Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: Yes

Connectivity

Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

General Features

3D: Yes
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
Loudspeakers: No

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD
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