dealsonkyo tx-nr515 7.2-channel network a/v receiver…

21
vote-for1vote-against

I don't have experience with this specific model, but I've been very satisfied with both of the refurbished Onkyos I've bought from this site in the past.

vote-for1vote-against

This model is great...once you get the firmware updated. There is a major HDMI flaw that was patched with a firmware update. After that, no complaints.

vote-for1vote-against

$18 shipping...making this $240...new on amazon for $300 shipped...toss up

vote-for1vote-against

New from Amazon comes with 2 year warranty, plus 1 if you use a major CC. Just bought the 616 and so far so good.

vote-for1vote-against

Only .2? Needs more subs. More is better, right? Even though bass is omnidirectional.

vote-for5vote-against

Want to read reviews from real buyers? http://www.bizrate.com/ratings_guide/merchant_detail__mid--32107.html?rf=sur

Or 99.4% positive at eBay http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=accessories4less&ftab=AllFeedback

Never trusted reseller ratings when they want you to pay $1500/mo to respond to a comment. Extortion...

vote-for1vote-against

Can you tell me what is your return policy and how many days to return the merchandise?

who pays for Defective return merchandising fees?

vote-for2vote-against

@immad: 30 day return for refund and 30 day DOA prepaid defective exchange. If you receive anything and its determined to be defective a RA will be issues, a prepaid return label emailed, and a new unit shipped a no charge.

vote-for1vote-against

@cavimike: You can, however, tell from where the bass is coming from.

vote-for0vote-against

@kvellano: Firmware updates do not guarantee a resolution to the HDMI failure issue. Reading reviews on Amazon scared me away from this unit for good. Too bad, as it's quite feature rich for the price...when, and if, it works.

vote-for3vote-against

@spyder69696969: A very high percentage of HDMI problems for ANY brand are not bad electronics. It's the $2 HDMI cable that's the problem. We have been successfully validating this by sending buyers with "bad receivers" a free HIGH quality HDMI cable and the problem is magically solved. Until the public is educated about the importance of the cable, we will continue to have reviews online that are inaccurate.

vote-for2vote-against

@accessories4less: I cannot speak from recent experience, but when I dealt with Accessories4less @13 years ago, they were top-notch. I even had a return involved (that UPS messed up). I'm still rocking my Acoustic Research AR 312 HO's. If any of you A4L guys were around back then, I'm the one that was returning a pair of AR P428 PS via UPS next day air (at 70 lbs each! haha) and when they arrived, they looked as though UPS just pushed them out of the back of the plane as they flew over the warehouse... and my shipper had screwed up my insurance on them! They had impacted sooo hard that one of the magnets was literally broken off of the sub. Finally did get that resolved, though.

vote-for1vote-against

I have this AVR, and it works pretty decent. At least, it works well in my bedroom. (Yes, I have 7.2 surround in my bedroom, deal with it.)

It has decent power, the price is very reasonable, and it will control my iPod/Phone/Something.

Unfortunately, it does not support air play.

This isn't a high-end receiver folks, it's an OK one, with decent options for the price.

vote-for4vote-against

@accessories4less: I actually completely agree with you.

I had massive issues with getting my BD player to work with my Pioneer Elite SC-37 and Samsung Plasma set. Until... I stopped using cheap HDMI cables from Monoprice. I love monoprice, but if you're using an AVR, save yourself the trouble and get some HDMI cables from BlueJeansCable.com

vote-for1vote-against

@barrywilliams991: I recommend everyone reading these article. When we have supported hundreds and hundreds of HDMI problems and know firsthand that low cost cables fail at an alarmingly high rate. It's experience that counts. Take one of your $2 cables and cut it open after a year and look at the color of the copper. Then you will understand what's occurring inside the cable that's stopping the signal from flowing. We sell silver plated HDMI cables for under $6/ea when buying receiver, with a lifetime warranty from a national brand that been in business for over 40 years.

vote-for3vote-against

@accessories4less: I can attest to this. I had an HDMI cable from ebay that would not allow the "link" between my Panasonic TV and Panasonic Bluray player. It would display properly, but the units were designed to auto switch to the Bluray when it was powered up. Switching the cables allowed for this. I do agree, some of the cheap cables out there are the culprit, but not always as I have never had issues with amazon's $4 cable.

vote-for2vote-against

Got this receiver a couple weeks ago and it works fantastic. Much better than the Sony I had. Sound is 10 times what the Sony was as well. For the money you can't go wrong with this one. I used to have an Integra (made by Onkyo) and after 6 years the display went out so I ended up getting a higher line Sony. The Onkyo was about half the cost of the Sony and 10 times the sound quality. I'll never stray from Onkyo again.....