2 weeks of ownership, by no means and I am an audiophile.
Love the unit way better than my wimpy old Onkyo whatever model number it was.
My 15 year old wimpy speakers are no match for this unit.
Bose AM5's II
Polk Audio M3's
and some Infinity center channel
I am looking at some Sunfire HS4 series speakers for this.
I guess no R&D goes into remote design any more. In fact nobody makes remotes with buttons that glow. Oh they glow if you know which one to push, that helps. let me play tic tac toe until I find the one I need. Have to turn on the darn lights every time I want to try and recognize a button I need to press.
None of my TV remotes have buttons that glow
Same goes for my PS3 remote.
I see Logitech has some very expensive universal remotes.
For some reason I can't get my Galaxy SII with the Onkyo app to communicate to the Onkyo receiver. Says "Can't find the device". Yes I do have that wireless dongle plugged into the USB port in the back of the unit. Finds internet radio stations just fine.
The one pet peeve I have with this unit regardless of brands is they use Java for their OS. As soon as I unpacked the unit and saw that Java brand logo on the back of the unit my blood started to boil.
If there is ever a programming language that I have cursed since the day I got into IT (1998) was JAVA.
Never has a language caused me so much grief and countless hours of troubleshooting programs to work with browsers is this POS language.
Not only browsers but to sit and wait literally 2 to 3 minutes for a tiny window to open so I can manage network devices.
Then the lazy programmers who make windows the size of 640x480 and then include a scroll window. I want to beat them to bloody pulps!
OK enough of the Java rant.
No problems with any of my old devices running through the Onkyo receiver. Works as it should.
For $525.00 with the USB wireless Dongle and free shipping I am happy with my purchase.
I just need new speakers and I should be good to go.
With my Galaxy SIII, the Onkyo app works fine, and it also worked with my original Galaxy S. The only caveat is that when I initially open the app, it will say "Can't find the device", but there is a button there to "try again". When I try again, it always finds the receiver.