Summary: Great value for its price. It does everything I need it to do. I use my PS3, U-verse, karaoke machine, PC, CD player, VCR, etc... One caveat is sometimes the video doesn't come up initially. You have to switch to a different input then switch back at times.
Summary: This has gotten everyday use for over 2 years, still going strong. I use it for the 4 HDMI inputs, headphone jack in front, and 2 sony speakers in front. IMHO that's all you need, and it has more features on top of that. Downsides (very minor, but here they are) - there was a very rare bug where a certain unique sound on the hdmi input would cause the signal to drop. Maybe happened twice a year. Was very strange, and only happened during a certain sound.
Summary: This was my 1st ONKYO brand. In the warranty period I had numerous failures with HDMI issues but each time was walked through ways to attempt fixes. Had TERRIBLE luck with customer service but LOVED that they were USA based and spoke perfect English (SHOCK!). By the time I got to the point this device would no longer even limp along with constant "tweaking" and I could no longer get picture using HDMI cables (ANY brand, ANY price!), I gave up.
Summary: After a year, the HDMI out started working intermittently; I took it to an authorized service center (2 year warranty on the unit) and they told me everything works find. Took it back home and, good enough, the HDMI out was still making troubles. I gave up and ordered an Yamaha 5.1 A/V receiver. A friend told me that I should have not bought Onkyo - products are rushed to the marked with lots of features, but with sub-part components and testing.
Summary: Zone B does not work with digital input. We can only listen to the radio tuner on our 'patio zone'. I think they over engineered it by making the zones discreet. If I want to crank the tunes outside, I am used to just pressint the B button. This unit requires you to also chose the input source for the zone.
Summary: I just hooked this up to a set or Energy RC Micro speakers and I am amazed. Of course, the speakers are not the best money can buy but they are very nice and fill our family room with precise sound, not just noise. I am a person who judges my audio equipment not by how loud I can crank it before I hear distortion but by how much realism comes through at lower volumes.
Summary: This review is written by my son as he uses it more than I do and can give a better review for it. His words are as follows: "As long as the THX audio decoder is not really important to you, this is one of the best and cheapest receivers you can get your hands on. Facts before opinion - you can find cheaper receivers than this, but nine times out of ten, their HDMI inputs only offer video passthrough (meaning you have to hook up a separate cable to get audio).
Summary: Did a lot of research and I am glad I purchased the Onkyo TX-SR507. Mostly looking for good sound with the proper connections to hook up blu-ray, dvd, game console, HDTV, etc. For the price this receiver makes the grade. Very easy to set up with HDMI cables and automatic audio adjustments to adjust surround sound for your room. Gets too hot if you have PS3 running in same enclosed cabinet but so do all the other receivers. Universal remote is better than most.
great receiver, but no upconversion means non-HDMI sources won't go to your TV via HDMI
Mark Onufrak, Amazon
21 March 2010
Summary: I wanted a receiver with lots of HDMI inputs, and I chose this model on the basis of good previous experience with Onkyo, and its low price. It was easy to set up, although I was disappointed that the set-up menus don't show up on the TV through the HDMI cable. I didn't try the auto speaker set-up yet, the sound out-of-the-box is great. But I also own a Wii which is not HDMI. So I was really disappointed to find that non-HDMI video inputs do not go to the HDMI output.
Summary: I purchased the 507 partly on the fact that I have owned a few other products and amps made by Onkyo and they have always been quite good in both sound quality, build and reliability, although I can't tell you if the 507 is reliable just yet because I have only had it a short time, but so far so good.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Easy Setup, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality