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: I've had this model since 2009 with no problems whatsoever. It's currently running Infinity 3-way towers and Polk surrounds. When I upgraded to this receiver from a Kenwood, it was very obvious to everyone that the sound was much brighter and detailed. It's certainly not as high-end as you can get, but it's a great price for the quality that it delivers. Plenty of ports for everything on the front and back too.
Summary: I'm a huge techie, but I just recently entered the world of surround sound. The reason being cost and space. Having moved in to a bigger apartment, i decided to go from 2.1 speakers to a 5.1 set-up. The first thing i looked for was a good, but cheap receiver. Something easy to set up, but still had a some bells and whistles. After searching several audio sites, i found that a lot of professionals recommended this receiver.
Summary: I wanted some nice basic surround sound using HDMI. With this receiver you CAN send your HDMI into the unit and play the sound out the receiver while the video continues to the TV. Perfect. I have NO issues with any humming or buzzing or HDMI problems. I have a gateway PC, PS3 and Scientific Atlanta comcast box and i can easily switch back and forth all day long. Worth exactly what I paid for it. Very satisfied.
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: You will be amazed with the sound this Onkyo TX-SR507 it is so easy to set up it comes with a mic that adjust the receiver to your speaker set up it is a piece of cake and you will enjoy the results. This a great receiver for the beginner.