"Hope you don't have more than 5 devices to plug into it"0.5 starson by kwbarron
Pros: Great sound, lots of inputs (see cons for the whole story on that), cool (and easy to use) GUI, lots of bells and whistles.
Cons: You can only use 5 devices with this receiver. There is no way to access anything past the initial 5. Read the summary below to see why.
Summary: Do not buy if you have (or ever plan to have) more than 5 devices plugged into it, because you will not be able to use them all.
I have 6 Devices plugged into the receiver. 5 through HDMI (Satellite box, Blu Ray player, PS3, HTPC and Roku) and 1 through Component (Wii).
Guess what? You cannot actually use more than 5 devices!!!
Per support, 'I am out of buttons'. Yep, you read that right...I have no more buttons available, either on the receiver or the remote.
You can plug devices into the 6th and 7th HDMI ports, or the single component video port, but you cannot access them! If you want to (in my case) use the Wii, you need to disable something else first. The suggestion I got was to disable the PS3 and then assign the game port to the component input.
Onkyo (who I normally love) designed a device with 7 HDMI ports that you cannot actually use all at the same time! There are no menu options ANYWHERE to access the 'extra' 2 ports.
If you only have 5 things to plug in, go for it. I am sure it is a great receiver otherwise. I am just floored that Onkyo built something that is actually unusable like this...