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Hmm i'm never convinced by your Hi-fi reveiws, Onkyo's you have reveiwed well in the past actually in action in a average size room have been underwealming. Mostly Due to poor power supplies meaning they reach no where near there output figures and they struggle with reasonable size speakers.
Will be interested when there are more private reveiwers to see if this is the same.
You can currently get a 608 for £330 very easily, and I got one for £290 last Monday.
I'd seen that the 609 had come out, but when I compared the specs there certainly wasn't £170-worth of differences.
For the USB play, if I decide I really want that, I'll probably be better off spending the £210 I saved on a DACMagic.
The network play is interesting, but personally I think that a PC UI will be better than one built into an amp. With services like Spotify the UI is crucial.
I'm very happy with the 608 so far by the way; an absolute bargain for the price. Get 'em while you can; they're starting to get scarce.
"Attractive new external design"
Sorry, I know that is totally subjective, but compared with what exactly? Their hideous old units? Perhaps (I have a 605 btw). But compared with a Denon, Pioneer or Yamaha they look truly ugly. Actually I'd go as far as to say I personally prefer the look of Onkyo's older units...
I know performance, value and features are far more important but I don't think its wrong to want something to look reasonably attractive in your AV rack as well.
It my first ONKYO and being honest I think I play bad luck but...
Yesterday in the noon FedEx left my the new Onkyo TX-NR609, I was very happy for these, but after hours for read the manual, and connect the new AV Home theater, all the family has a big surprise, The sound reproduction is very, very bad, it was frustrating as the past 6 hours after work in the installation and calibration of equipment the sound is very low quality, lack of power in the sound volume, follow all instructions in the manual I and my child repeat them several times, we got the internet to research how to solve the problem, see if the problem of calibration of equipment and apparently is not, it's just that this ONKYO plays a total lack of brilliant sound and quality. I feel frustrated and not to do, maybe I could give advice on what to do with the TX-NR609.
Currently I have a T.V. Vizio LCD 42 "120 hz and a Home Theater brand JAMO DVR-50 ( http://www.jamo.com/na-en/products/dvr-50-description/ ) model with 2 Bose front speakers and 2 rear speakers, 1 front and Sub Boofer JAMO ( http://www.amazon.com/Jamo-A340-HCS7-Theater-Speaker/dp/B001211V5E ).
The Onkyo can not do the up scaling 4k, when is connect to Sat dish for a regular sound in TV program you need to put up 50% a loud volume. well One of the must important thing because I brought the Onkyo was for Marvel Qdeo chips but really doesn't work well, The PS3 has a better upscaling than onkyo.
10 out 0ff 10??? are you saying it sounds better then the NADT748? Which got a 8 out off 10 I think you need a hearing test. I have not heard a good Onkyo yet and this one sounds how it looks bloody horrible
This model is prone to issues with the HDMI board losing all sound. It happens right at 2 years so it could be a intentional fault, it seems to be very common at 2 years! The recourse is 300 quid repair or a 300$ trade in for a new one. RIPOFFS!
Just started doing this.Just purchased a new HDMI cable hoping that was the problem.Any solution for this ?Should i use rca cables .
No. you have to get the HDMI board replaced. If you call the company (or look on line) they will authorize a free repair as they know this is their problem. Even if its out of warranty. I think they did right by me. I am still waiting for repair as it will take a month. You can try to replace the board yourself. I am sure its doable with a little effort on your part.Goodluck!
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