$250 $399
Update [4/24]: Was sold out this past week, now back in stock!

Back in stock... Best Buy has the Onkyo TX-NR686 7.2-Channel THX Certified Select Network A/V Receiver (2018 model) for $250 with free shipping.

Features 5.2.2-Channel Dolby Atmos & DTS:X, dual-band Wi-Fi and supports 4K/60p, Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG and the BT.2020 color standard.
$250 retail: $399
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bclinton
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Posted 6:37am PDT 04/10/2020
Posted 6:37am PDT 04/10/2020
Just google....Problems with Onkyo receivers....before you hit the buy button....
MWplus3
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Posted 8:03am PDT 04/10/2020
Posted 8:03am PDT 04/10/2020
I've had the Onkyo TX-SR494 for a couple of years, never an issue.
cello1225
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Posted 8:48am PDT 04/10/2020
Posted 8:48am PDT 04/10/2020
I have read about some people having problems with Onkyo receivers. I have also read a lot of good feedback from people who have not had issues for years. Given the 2 year warranty and the return of the Black Friday sale price, I will take the plunge and hope for the best.
Badbillybadbad
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Posted 9:31am PDT 04/10/2020
Posted 9:31am PDT 04/10/2020

This receiver is rediculously awesome at this price. 7 HDMI inputs, atmos, airplay, etc. I have thad his model since Christmas 2019 with no problems.
Forbidden
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Posted 10:10am PDT 04/10/2020
Posted 10:10am PDT 04/10/2020
My wife made me get rid of my JBL floor standing 3.1 speakers when we upgraded to a 65" TV this past Christmas.
Replaced with a Klipsch Bar 48 sound bar that has a discrete speaker for dialogue and love it.
Sound bars have actually matched the sound quality of receiver/speaker setups for the first time in my life. Just make sure the sound bar has discrete center channel speaker.
matthew
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Posted 12:40pm PDT 04/10/2020
Posted 12:40pm PDT 04/10/2020


Question for my fellow nerds: last year I saw another brand (the name escapes me) that had an interesting feature -- basically, we could continue to use our existing 5.1 speaker set up, and the receiver would emulate "true" Atmos without the extra (esp. ceiling-facing) speakers. I don't see that feature on this Onkyo. I don't even know if it's really a thing or just a sales gimmick.

Thoughts, advice? I'm mega-cheap, so I'd prefer not to get suggestions like "it's easy to convert bookcase speakers into your 7.1 or 8.1 Atmos system." Ideally, I'd prefer the receiver to do the work.

Vodka_Drunkenski
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Posted 11:40am PDT 04/14/2020
Posted 11:40am PDT 04/14/2020
Maybe newer ones are junk, but I have a 5.1 Onkyo that's probably around 15 years old and it still rocks the house.
jss
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Posted 7:34pm PDT 04/14/2020
Posted 7:34pm PDT 04/14/2020
I've had 3 with no issues. amazing sound for the price
tman
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Posted 3:15pm PDT 04/24/2020
Posted 3:15pm PDT 04/24/2020
The "just google ...Problems with Onkyo receivers..." is from at least 7 years ago and it wasn't due to Onkyo's crappy builds. A MAJOR capacitor producer made millions of faulty capacitors and the many manufacturers that used those components ended up with products that failed due to that.
Onkyo did the best they could to do the right thing without going bankrupt by giving out fee receivers.
I am not an Onkyo fanboy, actually prefer Denon, but they don't deserve the bad rap still.
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