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10 May 2012
Summary: Sophisticated look and compliments our entertainment components. HDMI and Fiber-optics is superb and the back panel makes it easy to hook up everything for a flawless Home Theater look and sound. Playback is realistic and sound takes your breath away!
Summary: had this same model in the philippines, been using it for 9yrs now. the durability n physical built is bulletproof as they say onkyo is for audio as yamaha is for blockbuster/effectmovie, lately though my unit is having a memory problem, once the power is off, all the settings goes back to reset mode, damn i hav to put it in standby mode even if i'm out of town for the weekend,anyway at 9yrs that's already a steal considering i bought it new for usd399.
Summary: I have had this unit for a few months now and I have to say, being a first time owner of any receiver, I am impressed. The ease of set up, the documentation, and the price are just incredible for what this puppy offers. It was up and running within 30 minutes (would have been 5 if I wasn't so anal about wiring).
Summary: I have been using the SR-TX508 for a month and I am very happy with the performance. I upgraded my Yamaha RXV-657 because I wanted the HDMI inputs. This receiver made the same Polk Audio speakers the I have sound better. I like the dynamic EQ feature and the Dynamic volume adjustment... It made dialogs come stand out even when volume is turned down. Highly recommended.
Summary: I bought this because my 10 year old Harman Kardon did not have second room capability. This unit runs much cooler than the one I replaced. The set-up was easy especially setting up the audio for the surround sound. I used the microphone and automatic set-up capability and was very pleased with the settings it arrived at. Don't do it too late at night because it is relatively loud.
Summary: First of all, this is a good receiver for $250. Onkyo is the best value brand in home audio receivers in my opinion and experience (I've owned Onkyo 3 receivers). Pros: Powerful, good for mid-sized to large speakers. Clean/clear sound. HDMI 1.4 support. Low Cost Audessey EQ (a very nice feature at this price) It has second channel output for a second set of speakers (I use them for outdoor speakers). Cons: This doesn't upconvert analog inputs to HDMI, the HT-RC260 does.
Summary: It took a while to set up correctly as I had to read the manual. The only thing I don't like is the 30 second delay every time I change channels on the TV. I have friends that have similar set ups with other brands and they have to live with with delays also so I guess this is somewhat normal and not a design flaw as I originally thought. Bottom line is for 250 bucks you won't get more features and and better sound.
Summary: I've had this receiver running for about 2 months and have not had any problems. It's a very straightforward device to use, and calibrating it was a breeze thanks to the included mic - basically, you plug it into the receiver and place it in the center of the couch. It emits sounds from every speaker. You then move the mic to the right and left and the process repeats. Then the system adjusts the settings to sound good.
Summary: Pros:GREAT SOUND!!, very easy setup, lots of inputs, easy to use, very good construction and quality. Cons:HDMI switching will not pass sound through when receiver is off (correction it does you just have to set it up in the menus it is not defaulted to let the sound pass through), not very powerful, but at 80 per channel that is fine for average rooms, remote is weak. O.k. so here is the deal, if great sound is all you need this is a great receiver.
Excellent value but with a Samsung TV read this review....
26 December 2010
Summary: I bought TX-SR508 and set it up per ONKYO's lenghy and hard to follow instructions. Sound came through the AV-R via HDMI-IN from any connected devices but no Picture on the TV using the AV-R's HDMI-OUT to any one of the TV's Non-DVI HDMI-IN. (OSD wouldn't even show up.) I tried this on another TV I have and it worked fine. Just not on my Samsung. The reason is that SAMSUNG TVs, at the least most recent models, will not work per ONKYO's HDMI instructions.