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
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: 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: This is a GREAT receiver for the price. The audio output is amazing, and the video pass-through is perfect. I have a five channel audio setup, and the receiver does a marvelous job in sound reproduction. TIP: Don't bypass the instructions for initial setup! Onkyo supplies a microphone and a setup program to make initial sound settings based on your individual speaker locations and size.
Awesome but for one minor and one major problem....
A. KEANE "drucifer", Amazon
14 September 2009
Summary: This is an awesome sounding receiver. I've been using it for about 4 weeks now and I love the sound quality. a great deal for the price. However, I've come across two issues, one minor and one major: Minor: The remote has some weird glitch. It is set up to work on equipment other than the reciever (cable box, dvd, tv,). You press the button on the remote marked dvd, and it will work as a remote for your dvd. Press the TV button, and it works for your TV, etc....