Summary: I have had my Onkyo receiver for about 8 monoths and am pretty happy with it. Here are some details if you are looking to purchase, without getting into all the technical specs that you can already find on the sales page: PROS: *3 HDMI inputs. *Ipod integration dock (sold seperately) works very nicely. *Numerous sound processing options. *Very easy to setup. *Great sound. *Remote control handles numerous functions easily.
Summary: I like this receiver. I got it for a home theater with surround sound (5.1 with sub), blue ray, 1080P tv. The TX-SR507 is all business. I was temped by more expensive units, but i was purchasing several components at the same time and was on a budget. Delivery was fast through Amazon. I went through the dance of attaching cables/speaker wire when the unit arrived. Very nice... easy. Sound and picture were all I hoped for. The controls are laid out logically.
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: This is the perfect hdmi receiver for the home theater set-up that does not need to up convert. I had gone back and forth with the Pioneer 819 model and this one. The reviews here aided my decision and hope I can do the same. I found out my brother had purchased the Pioneer. It is not as good. I base this on a couple of factors. I was able to program everything into the Onkyo's remote, this was a big with my wife.
Summary: I recently set up this receiver for my living room (about 12 ft X 20 ft). While I did not necessarily need the maximum output this receiver is capable of, I figured I'd get it in case I move in the near future to a larger apartment. I have set up this receiver to go along with my JBL CS480 5.1 speakers and Samsung 46 inch LCD.
Summary: This receiver is exactly what I was looking for. I bought it to replace my Samsung Home Theater in a Box as that was not very conducive to expansion. Setup was surprisingly easy (and things are never easy for me as whatever can go wrong usually does). I used HDMI for all my connections and the Audyssey 2EQ Room Correction and Speaker Setup was so so simple. I just turned it on and plugged in the Speaker mic and the system did all the work.
Summary: First off I am not an audiophile I am very much tech-unsavy basically an amateur. I just bought this product to replace an older non HDMI JVC surround unit I bought 8 years ago. I decided to also go with 2 sets of the Sony bookshelf speakers (a great deal for $50 a pair) for my R/L Front and Rear speakers. After setup I noticed an immediate improvement while watching Nightmare Before Christmas on Blu Ray.
Summary: Purchased per reviews since I needed an "HDMI switching" receiver for DirectTV HD-DVR and Insignia BD HDMI to run to a Samsung LCD and Infinity speakers (I did not need video conversion - which the SR507 does not do - as many other reviewers point out). Sounds great and video looks great.
Summary: I am replacing my 17 year old Onkyo receiver and bought this after a bit of research. Much improved over the years and sounds better than the old unit. I love the sound and the easy setup. The instruction manual is great. I have a variety of components, some HDMI, some composite video, some digital video, etc. As mentioned in other reviews, this unit will only output the same format that is input.
Summary: I did a lot of research (including Consumer Reports) and settled on this Onkyo as the best compromise between performance and price. I've had it 2 weeks now and am very happy. The auto setup function works better than a much-more expensive Denon unit I set up for a friend. I used the microphone (included) to measure speaker levels at 3 different locations in the room and the Onkyo did everything else.