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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on November 29, 2013
I purchased the 5010 to replace my earlier Onkyo TX-NR5007 that was cursed from the start. Onkyo treated me well with free, after-warranty service on the 5007, and I liked the similar app-based remote control and streaming features I had grown to like with my TX-NR616, so I pulled the trigger. Very pleased so far. Very natural, open sound common to all the TX series receivers, excellent phono preamp as well. A bit lacking in analog inputs, but the future is mostly digital where video+audio is concerned, and an adequate amount of two- and multi-channel are on board. Very high grade internal DACs bring truly lifelike sound reproduction in stereo and surround digital modes. Very well equipped for multi-room audio and video, Dual am/fm tuners with one HD Radio compatible for different stations in different rooms if desired. Extremely configurable input types and selections to match just about any imaginable HT setup. Runs cooler than my 5007 did. the Audyssey setup is fairly quick and does a reasonable job. And unlike the 5007, there seems to be no limiting of volume levels when playing multi-channel content. This box rocks.

My cons are minor. The remote seems a step back from the 5007, it's not backlit anymore. The volume knob is unnecessarily stiff and a bit wobbly even compared to the 616. There is also an occasional delay when switching digital audio modes on the fly, cuing up a BD will sometimes miss a second or two of audio as the various digital modes switch.

In all, this is a true flagship product for Onkyo. I recommend this receiver for anyone setting up a high-end home theater, there is a huge amount of power on tap to drive the most power hungry speakers, and those like me with an extensive vinyl collection will be very pleased with the performance of the built-in phono preamp.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 15, 2014
THIS IS MY THIRD ONKYO A/V RECEIVER PURCHASE OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS. I WRITE ALL IN CAPS BECAUSE MY EYESIGHT IS NOT WHAT IT COULD BE. SO THE UPPERCASE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE PRODUCT.

THE RECEIVER IS THE BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK. IT IS THE SWISS ARMY KNIFE OF THIS TYPE OF EQUIPMENT. IT DOES EVERYTHING AND UNLIKE THE SWISS ARMY KNIFE DOES IT AS WELL AS A SPECIALIZED PIECE OF EQUIPMENT. YOU CAN SPEND MORE MONEY ON SEPARATE COMPONENTS, BUT, THIS THING IS PRETTY AWESOME. THERE IS PLENTY OF POWER, IT SOUNDS GOOD AND ONCE YOU MASTER THE INTERFACE YOUR ARE GOING TO ENJOY IT. THIS ONE IS THE HEART OF THE HOMES ENTERTAINMENT CENTER AND IS A KILLER APP.

THERE IS AN iPAD APP THAT IS FREE AND THAT FURTHER ENHANCES THE EASE OF USE.

THERE IS ONE CAVIAT, THE HDMI OUTPUT BOARDS ON THESE THINGS ARE STILL LESS THAN WHAT THEY COULD BE. SO IF YOU BUY ONE DON'T BE SURPRISED IF YOU HAVE IT IN THE SHOP DURING IT'S LIFE TIME. THE REPAIR ISN'T ALL THAT EXPENSIVE (UNDER $200) AND IT IS STILL THE BEST THING AVAILABLE.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 15, 2014
This thing is awesome, and I don't use that word lightly. (really, Firefox? the "Awesome Bar"?)
I suspect it actually puts out significantly more power than it is rated for. Runs absolutely clean at listening levels that will drive most folks out of the room. (or house!) Once calibrated to the room via the Audessey routine, dialog, effects & music in movies is apparently flawless. (speaker setup is 7.1, biamped fronts, full size speakers on all except for the rears)
For those who like audio processing, there are more modes than you can shake a stick at, and they work well, but I prefer direct decoding of whatever the material is. Tone controls for individual channels is a nice toy.
Video processing is quite good, upconverts lower resolution content very nicely, and provides a nice way to select zoom level for 4:3 content from DVD players and whatnot. It could do with plain old stereo analog output jacks or a tape monitor loop, but that is minor quibbling.

Oh, and you can turn the furnace down a few degrees while you're cranking it.
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11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2014
For what it's worth -- I also have had problems with my TX-NR5008 (previous flagship model). The sound dies after about two years due to a well-known HDMI board failure issue. It's now happened to me twice. But don't take my word for it, Google it and decide for yourself. Or check out the Onkyo tech support forums.

I can see this kind of quality defect showing up in a cheap $49 product, but it shouldn't happen to the $2000 top-of-the-line model of a major international electronics company. Once is too many times... twice is totally unacceptable.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 3, 2014
Great power. 2nd channel for subwoofer really pushes bass. Easy setup, almost plug n play. Only downside and it's being picky is no built-in Wifi.
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on May 16, 2014
I have last year's nearly identical model (the TX-NR5009). We use the receiver to power 2 other zones (as powered-zones vs pre-amped unpowered). When the speakers in the other 2 zones (in addition to main room) are all on and at higher levels, it does cause the receiver to power off - maybe too many amps. But it does work at decent volumes in all 3 zones simultaneously with different sources.

My biggest tip: we could NOT for the life of us get Onkyo's (weaker) UWF-1 wireless adapter to work with this. However, do yourself a favour and get the much cheaper and powerful TP-Link TL-WN722N (also available on amazon). Worked like a charm in our TX-NR5009 and I suspect it will work fine on the TX-NR5010 too. It saved us from having to use a switch in our living room, and now I can dedicate our sole ethernet wall port to go directly into our Mediacenter PC.
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on March 14, 2015
I purchased this March 2014. I love it and it still sounds great. I have no regrets and so far no problems. I blow the dust out of it once a month and it runs cooler than my TX-NR876, which I gave to my son and which still works years later.
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on June 29, 2015
Fantastic piece of equipment.This is my 3rd onkyo since 2009.The 5010 is the best.My service was great,no problems at all.Thank you! Thank you amazon and accessories for less.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 10, 2014
Have to go thru the inconvenience of sending this receiver to be repaired.
Receiver outputs a loud crackling sound from the rear surround but only when in 7 channel stereo mode so I did not notice it until late.

This issue has been an issue in one form or another with onkyo receivers from what I have seen on forums so I think onkyo should have fixed it for this receiver.

Receiver also has issue with signal coming from PS4. Does not drop signal for other components. Just PS4.

My old yamaha picked up PS4 just fine.

Will update review after results of repair.

By the way. Got the warrant amazon is selling and when I called they said I should call onkyo before calling them. Another bad buy from me. I am on a roll.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2014
The receiver is very good but I was supposed that could be possible to split two zones with independent subwoofers but just the main zone could have one or two subwoofers. Another thing that is not good is the fact that is not possible to equalize the sound for 2nd and 3rd zones.
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