Summary: This is a good average joe receiver. I bought it cause i needed a replacement for my 12.2 it does the job. Positives very very easy set up great sound quality. Down side not enough power leaves you needing/wanting more. I find myself turning the volume up almost 3/4 just to listen to music. If you are looking to use this in a small room with good speakers and you don't need your ears to ring when your done this is your box!
Summary: I got the receiver off e bay the hdmi arent working at this time but this receiver is a solid performer. It's well worth the 130.00 i paid for it. And i got the sr 608 referb and i am as happy as a punk in a pecker tree. Try enney one of these receivers and bet you will love them THANKS.
Best budget receiver ever. Good but cheap. Find them around $60 these days!
29 September 2010
Summary: For the price which you can find a 606 these days, well under 120$, there is simply no better receiver around. The 75W is a STRONG 75W. The sound quality is excellent. Has all the listening modes, decoders and connections the average user would need and more. Audio/Video equipment these days is becoming so advanced that even bottom-of-the-barrel gear like this can performs exceedingly well in most people's eyes.
Summary: I could have give the product excellent based on futures offered on it and ease to use it. But I down greaded it because of its power. Not enough AMPs. My old Onkyo HT-R520 had more power. I never had to increase sound volume above 45. And it was really load. I even felt sub-roofer shaking the ground. This new HDMI does not perform well. I have to increase volume to 55-60 just to hear in normal sound level. Out-put is not powerful.
Summary: Sound is great. 7.1 Audio. The Audyssey room correction works well. Built in TrueHD And DTS encoder. I do have an issue where some BluRay discs, my Sony BluRay says it's delivering TrueHD, but the reciever is wanting to downsample is to PCM. Can't say which device is truly at fault. Video is so-so. The good: I bought this unit because it has 4 HDMI, and you can upconvert anything to anything.
Summary: The electronic giants have pretty much confused their intended market. They introduce "must-have" technologies every year, at least. There are buildings full of people making up acronyms that add to the confusion. They have billion-dollar fights over various technologies. As the song says, "What's a poor boy to do?" Lots of people clearly have not done anything. Their equipment is already digital, so the movies and music are clear and sharp.
Summary: Other reviews cover this receiver with excellent detail (setup, sound, etc.) and I agree with most comments. This is a great unit for the money. Many features, easy setup, poor upscaling, great HDMI support. Unfortunately I have the HDMI buzz issue mentioned by several reviewers but fortunately I found the cause and one solution. I had a XBOX 360 connected via HDMI and a Gamecube connected via component. Both output through HDMI to the tv.
Summary: I purchased this from Amazon last week and finally set it up to my liking. I have the following components input into the receiver: Samsung BD-P1500 blu-ray, DirecTV TiVO (soon to be replaced with HD DVR), and Nintendo Wii. The blu-ray is connected with HDMI. The TiVO is connected with composite (red, white, yellow). The Nintendo Wii is connected by component (red, green, blue). I have an LG 42LB5DC TV (42" LG full HD 1080p) that is connected to the receiver with HDMI.
Excellent value. Remote and input flexibility could be better.
Moe Rubenzahl, Amazon
14 July 2008
Summary: The first thing that must be said is that for the money, this product is hard to beat. Excellent features, quality, plenty of power. 4 HDMI inputs and 4 digital audio (coax and optical). The Audyssey system automatically applies adjustments that most people would never apply otherwise. The remote is competent but forget about its universal remote capability. They give you multiple codes for each device and you just have to try them all. And then, some never did work.