Summary: My room is far to small for 7.1 speakers. This receiver has the ability to be a 5.1 receiver as well and it works amazing. You can also use 5.1 in one room and have 2 channel stereo in another room. My only complaint, which was mentioned in a previous review is that the HDMI does not use the audio portion of the HDMI signal so you will need HDMI and some other digital audio wire.
Summary: I got a terrific deal on this receiver and for the money, it's hard to beat. Sure, HDMI is pass-through only but if you don't need it, then that's a minor quibble - it is a budget receiver after all. Sound-wise, it's very capable. 7.1, 75 watts per channel, what more could you ask for in a sub $300 receiver? It creates a very cohesive sound field with terrific steering and a well defined low end.
Great value IF your TV has a digital out for audio
D. Robinson, Amazon
9 April 2009
Summary: Again Onkyo has produced a low to mid priced unit that produces great sound and has very good functionality . The 2 main limitations on this unit have been mentioned a number of times in other reviews : 1) Only 2 HDMI inputs (1 HDMI output ,you only want 1 output) In North America most devices come with high quality HDMI outputs nowadays .
Summary: Just hooked up the new reciever from Amazon and so far it sounds great ! Even though it has the HDMI capabilities I didnt use it, just the old standard method using the audio/video cables. Everything looks and sounds great!! I found the 505 easier to use than my old Onkyo TX-SV727 instead of video 1 & video 2 etc there are DVD, CD, Cable/Sat.
Summary: Review of Onkyo TX-SR505 A/V Receiver This product performs quite well as stated by many other users. Aside from its cinematic attributes and features, I was very impressed with the performance of the tuner. I will dedicate much of this review to that aspect for a few reasons. First, my wife and I listen to radio very often in our daily lives. We listen to the radio during the day (aside from us working), and watch TV at night.
Summary: Affordable Home Theater RECEIVER 7.1, excellent product fom ONKYO for this money a 7.1 receiver it has: awsome price, nice finish (silver), I have connected my pc media center to this receiver and works excellent, I can watch live stream, movies, read, email or write e-mail straight from my computer if use it with a wireless mouse and keyboard. No problems whatsoever, yet.I'm very satisfied with this purchase.