Summary: Got a 'pop' today and the audio is gone. Heard the Onkyo had an HDMI board issue. I did a reset but I don't have anything. Not even radio. Video still works. Too much to spend for such a short life. I'm looking for another brand.
Summary: 2-MONTH UPDATE: I'm downgrading this from 5 stars to 2 because it's already starting to choke on us. Namely, the sound sometimes cuts out entirely, forcing us to cycle through the inputs (i.e. from DVD to VCR back to DVD) to get it working again.
Summary: Really glad that this was "free" with my speakers otherwise I would be incredibly upset that I paid good money for such junk. This was my first Onkyo and will definitely be my last. With so many good brands to choose from, why give them a second chance?
Pros: Came free with my speakers. Lots of HDMI inputs Easy configuration 2 year warranty (as other review says - YOU'LL NEED IT)
Cons: Runs VERY hot. After about 2 months the audio started "fading" - would lose one or two speakers (they would cut in and out), then started to lose bass, then after a month or so of this the video starting cutting in and out intermittently, then cut out altogether. Thought it might be my components...
Summary: Onkyo's tech support was disappointing. I had trouble finding in the owner’s manual how to manually adjust the audio delay to synchronize the voice audio with the lips of the speaker on the video.
Pros: On paper it seems a good value. The audio specifications and feature list are impressive for a reasonably priced AV Receiver. I gave two stars because apparently SOME units may actually work as described.
Cons: In practice the receiver gets confused when sorting out audio signals and has HDMI video switching problems. I experienced the same "video flashing" problems of other reviewers. When playing a Blu-Ray DVD through the same Player the receiver sometimes decoded DTS and other times couldn't find the...
Summary: I LOVE my old Onkyo system and have watched many movies with my family and listened to music while cleaning the house with it. However, I had to upgrade because I bought a 3D television and BR player and wanted to watch TV with the best possible experience.
Pros: Great sound quality and picture is gorgeous. Love the ability to get 3D and the addition of HDMI 1.4 including the ability to rename the HDMI inputs to reflect the additional connected media. The ability to have the receiver and mic find the best possible sound for the speakers to use with movies...
Cons: It stopped allowing the connections to be seen by the television and didn't allow the other media to be seen or changed in order to be watched.
Summary: I've spent a few hours trying to work my old tricks to get the video output back, but no luck. I have even switched my HDMI inputs and output cables to Component and Optical - audio works great, but still no video.
Pros: Has everything you could need or want in a receiver
Cons: I have an XBOX, Apple TV, and a DVR/Cable Receiver each connecting to the receiver via high-quality HDMI, with a single HDMI output connecting the receiver to my Samsung plasma. For as long as I've owned this receiver (about 20 months), I have had trouble switching between video sources. It start...
Summary: I loved the unit while it worked. Two failures says this is probably inadequate engineering design. When I buy another unit (after only 2 years with this one) I'll be disinclined to buy Onkyo.
Pros: Unit worked great when it worked. Very easy speaker calibration. Great surround sound. Lots of I/O. 2 yr warranty (you'll need it).
Cons: Unit runs very hot. HDMI board died after the first 6 months. I reconfigured my setup to bypass the bad output, then it finally was no longer workable. Free repair, but shipping one-way is $50 or so (it's heavy). After 2 months the board has apparently died again. I'm waiting to receive the unit ...
Summary: When I needed to replace an aging Yamaha unit I researched several moderately priced receivers. The Onkyo TX-SR508 had decent reviews so I ordered one. It was a disappointment and failed after a week. Setup was easy and the Audyssey feature helped to make initial settings.
Capable receiver if you can accept some inconveniences
11 July 2010
Summary: Bought this receiver and intend for a 1000 sq. feet living room. Kept for a week and end up returned for a HT-RC 260 (which is great by the way), here is the pros and cons for the 508: Pro: -Very easy and quick to setup. Installation and audio adjustment process is done within 20 minutes combined.
Falls short of the Onkyo standard of old. Just not good enough
Abdou Kane "abdou_w_kane", Amazon
2 October 2010
Summary: I have loved Onkyo AV receivers and was willing this one to be good and really wanted to like it. But it is just not good enough. When it works (more of it below) it is great. The picture quality is awesome regardless of the fact this is an entry level receiver.