Excerpt: My husband and I love to watch movies and listen to music hooked up to a home theater system. We bought a speakers set with subwoofers from Polk Audio and we bought a 7.1 Channel Home Cinema Receiver from Onkyo electronics. I have heard good reviews from Onkyo products. I have wanted something that could hook up everything that I have from LCD TV, stereo, Blu-ray player, DVD player, WD Media Player and Playstation 3.
Summary: Bought this receiver as part of an upgrade along with a 46" Samsung 3D TV and panasonic 3D blu ray player. I had a 7.1 surround system before but it didn't decode HD audio (Dolby Digital plus/TrueHD or DTS HD Master audio). I was dubious about the difference HD audio would make but I was pleasantly surprised! The sound is so much clearer and the 'rumbling' bass in some films (particularly in many episodes of "Supernatural" on blu ray) is rib-shaking!
Superb AV receiver for both Blu-Ray or listening to music
15 January 2011
Summary: I wanted to replace my existing Panasonic home theatre system with a system that could create a depth of sound that allowed both the middle and the top end frequency to cut through. Similarly, I also wanted a set-up that had a deep creamy Bass that that came with a smooth flowing low end that cut through with the sound of thunder with out smothering any other audio. I chose the Onkyo TX-SR508 reciever and paired it with a set of Tannoy SFX 5.1 speakers and subwoofer.
Summary: This is my first step into surround sound on bluray and i can say everyone who hears it is impressed. The extra £75 over the 308 is for me worth while as i can plug my mp3 player in the line in on the front panel and my video camera also as there is a video input. The CEC works well with my Bravia TV and sony bluray, put a disk in and it all turns on , TV, player and AV. I paired it up with some Boston soundware and have it in 5.1 at the moment though it is 7.1 capable.
Summary: got this av amp coupled with the jamoa102 5.1 set up . did abit of research and this was the fruit of mt effort a decent set up as cheap as pos thats fully future proof at the moment and sounds amazing . sound checked ennry level denon and sony amps and i felt the sony was the weakest ( i bravia telly and ps 3 so liked sony ) and the deno 1611 was abit more than the 508 and no real improvement im my opinion.onkyo stuff is decent the amp has nice power and all the...