Summary: Not sure why anyone cares, since it is discontinued, but ok. It's been durable, except for the remote control, which is basically useless now (after several years). This was my receiver and central hub for my entertainment center for a while. It's not exactly the most common code for universal remotes, but it served its purpose. Except that remote...
Summary: Bought this for my parents and i was envious of it. sounds so good. then this past xmas i bought them an ipad and a cable so they can watch netflix on it from the ipad. this shuts off the receiver. turn it back on, a few minutes later it will shut itself off. google researched and i'm not the only one this happens to. it was working fine for a few years until the ipad was introduced, never once shut itself off.
Summary: I bought this stereo about 1.5 years ago to replace an Onkyo I had purchased in 1993 (which still sounds incredible). I LOVE this stereo, sounds fantastic!!! I'm hooked and will only by Onkyo! The only thing I don't like is that the HDMI is only a pass-through for 1080p (not converting), I had to buy a separate convertor for my old big screen HDTV.
Not a bad starter 7.1 reciever, but if you want HDMI go elsewhere.
Tyler Bonham "Knowledge is power", Amazon
20 August 2009
Summary: Audio is generally great quality. Sometimes it'll 'pop' pretty loud when kicking into Dolby PLII, otherwise the sound is great as I can expect with Infinity TSS-1200 speakers. Just a warning: The problems with this receiver come when you use the HDMI for video pass through. Touchy, I've swapped HDMI cables several times and they'll still lose signal if moved the slightest bit, they need to sit just right it seems, also for some reason using converters with DVI to a cable...
Impressive features and easy setup, but has a persistent hum
T. Mackay, Amazon
2 March 2009
Summary: I was impressed by the features of this receiver, especially the 3 hdmi inputs, and the ease of setting it up. Still, there was a persistent hum in every speaker. After talking with the very helpful support at OneCall (the vendor) I plugged the sub-woofer into a 2 prong adapter (that's right, I eliminated the ground!) - that eliminated the buzz in the sub-woofer.
Summary: I purchased the Onkyo TX-SR575S to replace my 3 year old Denon AVR - 486 system. Denon tech support refused to help me with my problem of speakers popping with their receiver. Their own manual tells you that the volume range is -70 to 18 dB. I would run it at about 0, which is not loud. We would get constant loud popping which ruined watching TV or DVD's. We had to adjust the volume to almost lip read to avoid the popping.
Summary: I replaced another Onkyo unit that I had bought new in 1991 (17 years ago). When looking around for a new one, I wanted to upgrade but did not want to pay the prices that I was finding on brand new ones. This unit was for sale on eBay and is a fully refurbished unit. No one including myself can tell that it is anything but brand new. It has higher output power, clearer sound, and many more features than the unit that it replaced.