Summary: The first strike against this is overheating. Part of that is my fault, I stuffed it high in my cabinet without much ventilation. When the sun hit the cabinet glass it would heat up until the sound started to distort significantly. I lowered it in the cabinet and gave more ventilation and that seems to have taken care of it.
Summary: First of all, I got this receiver early from Amazon, and what a great deal as well. The system looked great, with clean lines and nice silver finish. There was a set of quick setup instructions and the more robust manual. It took about 5 minutes to set up video output. At the time of the purchase I still hadn't bought a home theatre system. However, I had a cable box, game system, and a dvd player.
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: I recently purchased a new Samsung LN52A750 HDTV from Amazon and decided it was time to upgrade my RX-V2200 Yamaha receiver too. I had been happy with the Yamaha's performance (it was $850 in 2001) and it had never given any problems. But the Yamaha did not have HDMI connections and I wanted to make use of the new connections and capabilities of the new TV and a new Blu-Ray player.
Summary: Very satisified. The Onkyo replaces my Mitsubishi 1000 receiver. I have a 5.1 system which was very easy to coonect. I especially like the mic which automatically sets the speaker levels. It may be last years model but it had all the features I needed. I could not get the Direct TV remote to turn the receiver off. I tried all the codes and could only get it to turn the receiver on. Therefore I use the Onkyo remote for that purpose (to turn receiver off).
Summary: I bought this AVR, Onkyo TX-SR575, at the recent (04/08) price of $219. I have it hooked up with HDMI from cable box to AVR and HDMI from AVR to TV. I have the TV volume turned off and play the audio though the AVR 5.1 system. I added Sirius radio using the Sirius SC-H1 receiver through the little din connector. Power is not provided through this connector so you need to use the power adapter which comes with the Sirius receiver.
Summary: I was disappointed in the fact that the audio is not being transmitted to the receiver through the hdmi cables. It requires seperate cables for digital audio to be processed, although it processes audio through hdmi to my hdtv???. When I hooked up my upconvert dvd player through the receiver, I receive an error message on some dvd's that it's format is not supported by the receiver.
Summary: Great receiver. Has additional "B" speakers group which can be used with or without the "A" group; makes for creating extra sound for an entire house as opposed to just one room. If you can get this 7.1 channel receiver programmed (works by using remote microphone which is provided)you are in for a great surround sound which works on any medium (cds, IPod, Blu-ray, etc.
Summary: Before purchasing this receiver, I did my research, trying to find a receiver with HDMI capability, 7.1 sound, 80 - 100 watts (this one outputs 80 watts per channel which is plenty for me) for under $500. This is the best choice on the market! Here's some information you may find useful. This receiver has 2 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output (i.e. to an HD TV).
Summary: Overall the Onyko tx-sr575 is a nice receiver. It received a recommended buy from Home Theater Magazine who I highly respect. The few minor complaints are that the remote buttons are very small and the volume has to be turned way up, ~ 20, to be heard. However, for $299, it's a great buy and I would buy it again after having it for 6 weeks of testing. The sound from the system is crystal clear.