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. Usually it happens when navigating between a DVD's main menu and playback mode, though sometimes it's random. In any event, this P.O.S. is going back; thank you Amazon for being lenient with your "30-day" return policy!
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. After some tweaking I was able to get decent sound but never as good as the old Yamaha. The big disappointment was the HDMI switching. I could never get the signal from my cable box to pass through.
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. -Decent price with just enough latest bell and whistle most people will need.
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. The sound is good and not unduly loud. It comes with a microphone one can use to calibrate the sound setting for the room. The price is great for its class (beats the competition hands down). All good.
Summary: Nach einer ersten Enttäuschung, ein Receiver einer deutschen Firma, verließ ich mich bei der Suche nach einem neuen Gerät auf die Erfahrungen im Bekanntenkreis. In sofern stieß ich auf den Onkio TX-SR 507. Dieser jedoch ist inzwischen durch den TX-SR 508 ersetzt worden. Da ich in der Annahme war, jetzt ein noch besseres Produkt zu bekommen, bestellte ich diesen umgehend. Für Amazon typisch, kam die Lieferung am übernächsten Tag.