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Onkyo TX-SR505

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The Onkyo TX-SR505 is a home theater receiver that has a DTS-ES®, Dolby® Digital EX, Pro Logic® IIx, and DTS Neo:6 decoding system and an iPod integration feature. The iPod integration feature, however, requires an option Onkyo DS-A2x iPod dock to connect the iPod to the said product. A microphone is also included with the Audyssey 2EQ auto speaker. The product weighs 25.9 pounds

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The product, much like the new home theater receivers that are coming out of the market, also features HDM…

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The Onkyo TX-SR505 is a home theater receiver that has a DTS-ES®, Dolby® Digital EX, Pro Logic® IIx, and DTS Neo:6 decoding system and an iPod integration feature. The iPod integration feature, however, requires an option Onkyo DS-A2x iPod dock to connect the iPod to the said product. A microphone is also included with the Audyssey 2EQ auto speaker. The product weighs 25.9 pounds

Features

The product, much like the new home theater receivers that are coming out of the market, also features HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) feature - two inputs and one output. It could support up to 5 Gbps of data and still has room for future requirements. The HDMI is compatible with PCs and other electronic devices that use Digital Visual Interface or DVI standard. Another great feature of this product is the exclusive Onkyo Remote Interactive (RI) system capability. This lets the user operate the system and all other compatible components using just one remote control. An iPod could be connected to Onkyo's RI Dock and could be controlled using this RI.

Review Summary

Onkyo is actually the first mainstream manufacturer to officially introduce a series of home audio products that offer the two big features that have been MIA on home audio products till now, the HDMI 1.3; consisting of an onboard decoding of Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks found on HD DVD and Blu-ray discs. For now it is the most exciting and surprisingly affordable A/V receivers. Together with HDMI 1.3 and Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD support (except the two low-end models), include support for XM and Sirius satellite radio (not including subscriptions and accessories). All the seven models offer Audyssey automatic speaker calibration, 7.1-channel analog inputs, at least two HDMI inputs and one output, and compatibility with Onkyo's iPod docks. The whole arrangement is impressive and most alluring, especially for those on a reasonable budget. For a home theater receiver this model has an excellent feature set and ample power for most setups. The Onkyo TX-SR505 is a capable home theater with stunning versatility, to better appreciate this versatility think of the modern home entertainment components that everyone wishes to acquire. The Onkyo TX-SR505 comes with a formidable selection, with HD-ready displays, DVD players (including the latest Blu-ray and HD DVD players), gaming consoles (such as the Xbox and PlayStation 3), set-top boxes and MP3 players (especially the iPod). While it does support 1080P HDMI switching, it is disappointing that the receiver does not pickup the audio data from the HDMI connections, a separate audio connector (Toslink or Coaxial) is required. This may be the reason why some people may opt for other models that are capable of decoding the audio signal over HDMI. However this model has all the components that aren't even on the other models in this same price range and this is what qualifies the Onkyo TX-SR505 as a good buy.

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  • Manual Speaker Setup

    The Audyssey setup doesn't seem to work. I always get a failure mssg that there's excess ambient noise (there isn't). As an alternative, I want to use the manual speaker setup but I can't seem to get it right. Can someone make a general recommendation for a 5 speaker setup(2 front/2 rear satellite/1 subwoofer)? If I can get a generic setup, I can adjust for room size, etc. thanks!!

    Answered by Lean 2009-12-07:

    Well, it is better to view the manual to get guidance on how to setup the

  • is come with Remote Control?

    is come with Remote Control?

    Answered by KristoferB 2008-09-04:

    yes it

    Answered by bgwtestfrks 2009-09-14:

    mine came w a good

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