Summary: Bought this off of Amazon warehouse as a surprise and set it up myself (hubby was on active duty overseas). During the first week or so, had problems with the unit in that it seemed to intermittently fail to pass the video signal through from my DVD player to the TV. Sometimes I could get it to resolve by turning the unit on and off, or by changing the input to something else, and then back to BD/DVD.
This is one of the best Receiver 4 the $$ Get acquainted with it.
2 January 2012
Summary: This is one of the best Receiver that I had in a long time. I had some that where grate, but this one is vary nice, you just have to sit down and get acquainted with it, just take your time. Good luck Peace out !!
Summary: I bought this product in July 2010 by September 2010 the HDMI output had completely went out. Onkyo honored their warranty but I had to drive 1 hour north in order to ensure it was delivered properly, not to mention they do not cover shipping. After close to 2 months I was able to pick my receiver back up. Now it is less than 1 year later and the HDMI input is completely out. Im sure they will cover this with the same standards as before.
Summary: well I must have wasted a week or more reviewing receivers around this price range. Actually very happy with the TX-SR608. I took some time to do the setup and get things the way I wanted them (based on the room you are putting it in), but even for someone who doesnt want to spend alot of time on settings, basic setup is easy so you wont be sitting there reading a manual for hours. The remote is laid out nicely, things are grouped about as good as can be expected.
Summary: Bought because of the bang for the buck.It has plenty of power and features I still havn't figured out,but will.Easy on screen setup helps alot.Everything I expected from reading reveiws,would recommend highly.
Summary: Excellent sound quality at very reasonable price but the set up was confusing and far more complicated than necessary. Spent hours on the phone getting the correct settings applied. Technical Support was good sometimes and bad others. Would not recommend to non-technical musical buffs.
Summary: After four months the HDMI input board on my TX-SR608 has died. I had the exact same failure with my previous Onkyo TX-SR606 which was out of the 2 year warranty period. The TX-SR608 was a replacement for the 606 which had a known issue with HDMI board failure. I have been in touch with Onkyo since the item is still covered under the 2 year warranty and I have only had the receiver for 4 months.
Summary: I recently upgraded from the Onkyo TX-SR605 to the Onkyo TX-SR608 in order to add the number of HDMI ports in as well as to gain the ability to pass 3D. I wasn't surprised by these features, but what did surprise me were some of the other great improvements between the 605 and 608. To begin with, the on-screen interface is slightly easier to use...and much more expansive.
Summary: Bought the TX-SR608 to replace a Samsung home theater system. Paired the receiver with Polk Audio RM510 speaker system. What a difference. The TX=SR608 has six HDMI 1.4 inputs which are 3D capable. It has 1080p upscaling and video processing. It can be set up to bypass the video processor; I did. The video from the cable box and from the Blu-ray are excellent. The sound is outstanding.