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 understand the problem I'm facing with this system is a problem with a lot of theater systems, called the "HDMI Handshake". But nonetheless, I didn't know about when I purchased the system, and my TV is wall-mounted with a permanent configuration so I have to use HDMI,not component cabling.
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: Purchased my Onkyo August 1 2010. Within 3 months the unit failed as no audio or video would pass through the unit. Shipped it in for service as Onkyo specified (double boxed and insured), which cost me $75! Returned about 3 weeks later. The unit has failed a second time in less than a year. I understand components can fail but it should have been fixed for good the first time.
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: I purchased this Receiver to replace my old Onkyo (TX-DS555) Because I needed HDMI support and the new Dolby sound format used in todays blue ray movies. My current setup consists of a Samsung TOC 46" LCD TV and a C5500 blue ray player along with ATT UVERSE DVR and an XBOX 360. All items are connected by HDMI cables only and I use Polk Audio speakers. Before I brag about how awesome this receiver is, let me get a few things out of the way 1.