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.
Summary: Maybe I was spoiled, but I had a Sony ES for quite a few years that sounded fantastic, however it was before the HDMI era and I needed to upgrade. The setup was relatively easy, however, I have 2 primary complaints 1. The Blue Ray audio interface isn't reliable, I can get it to work sometimes, but end up watching movies in 3.1 instead of 7.1 or even 5.1. I called their tech support and at this point I am just giving up, maybe I can sell it for $100 on CL or something. 2.
Summary: I bought this unit on July 1, 2010 and the HDMI input for the Blue Ray DVD player no longer works. I had to connect an HDMI switch to one of the other HDMI inputs to run two devices off of one of the remaining HDMI inputs that still work. And every once in a while, it seems to get stuck and won't switch HDMI inputs so I recycle the power (unplug the unit) and that seems to work. Other than that, the sound is great. I have 7 large speakers and 2 subwoofers connected.
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 for use with Squeezebox 2 and standard DVD player. Connected to a Samsung UN46D6000 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV (Black) via HDMI. This receiver replaced a unit that was almost 10 years old. Picture quality is great, although I lack a Blu-ray player to really test the HDMI. Sound quality is very good from the Squeezebox for both streaming and LAN media. Overall it's a great value replacement for a simple 5.1 setup.
Summary: Almost a year and nothing to complain about. It has all the options I wanted and more. As a boring work-a-day bozo, I don't care about the discrete techno-wizzo data or an "impressive" brand name. I simply wanted something that sounds and performs well and that's what I got.
Summary: I had the same experience as some other reviewers. Bought this TX-SR608 to replace an Onkyo TX-SR606 on which the HDMI input died and in little over a year the HDMI board failed on this one. This seems to be a known weakness with these A/V receivers, but it is unacceptable. -------------------------------------------------------------- UPDATE!