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Onkyo TX-SR608
6.4 out of 10

Onkyo TX-SR608

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Reviews and Problems with Onkyo TX-SR608

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Overall 4
4.0

Updated review

Mike G., Newegg
11 May 2011
  • Summary: I still like the thought of this receiver, but I don't trust it anymore. I have had to get the HDMI ports repaired twice under warranty. I bought a low cost Samsung receiver to use while this one was being repaired the first time. I'm glad I still had the Samsung since the Onkyo went out again.
  • Pros: Good amp. Nice features. Great GUI. Looks pretty.
  • Cons: HDMI board is still fragile just like the older Onkyo line. I originally gave this 5 eggs, but it doesn't deserve it in the long run.
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Overall 4
4.0

Another Defective Unit - HDMI board

Miles K., Newegg
13 April 2011
  • Summary: Luckily mine failed within the 30 days, contacted NewEgg and they are paying for the return shipping. Very helpful. Could there be a "batch" issue here since this is the third consecutive review with a defective Onkyo TX-SR608?
  • Pros: Great receiver, but see other reviews for the "Pros," because my unit didn't last long enough.
  • Cons: Worked great the first week or two, then had an HDMI problem. There seemed to be a handshaking issue with my monitor, troubleshooted by taking the receiver out of the path and no issues from Playstation 3 to Monitor/HDTV. Tried all HDMI ports and the receiver kept giving a flickering signal to my...
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Overall 4
4.0

Keep the box!

Kris Z., Newegg
12 April 2011
  • Summary: New Egg will not exchange unless you have the original box! Thought they had good customer service? My advice keep the box until the warranty is up. Hopefully Onkyo will help me out more than New Egg.
  • Pros: Great when it worked.
  • Cons: Failed after a 3 weeks! Worked fine then it turned its self off and will not stay on longer than 3 seconds. Followed trouble shooting guide but that resulted in “contacting dealer”.
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Overall 4
4.0

Cautionary Tale

Jonathan A., Newegg
30 March 2011
  • Summary: What I can tell you is that after two years of relatively trouble-free use, the video switching has nearly stopped working. Or at least, it has stopped working well. The receiver has always made loud clicking noises when switching video input, but now it clicks on and off constantly and takes...
  • Pros: With Onkyo, the value proposition is huge. Large capability, low price, great performance.
  • Cons: I'm writing this review just as a cautionary tale. I don't own the 608, but rather the 606. Like most of my tech purchases, I order the list of possible devices by 'Best Rating' and then scroll down until I find one in my price range. With the 606, I didn't have to scroll. Right at the top and wi...
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Overall 4
4.0

Not for DirecTV 3D

Jonathan, Amazon
20 February 2011
  • Summary: This is a good receiver, but not for 3d. With Panasonic plasma Directv 3d works great when directly connected to TV but not when connected through the Onkyo receiver (it shows split screen). Another reviewer here reported the same behavior with Sony 3D TV. PS3 3D works well through the receiver.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great while it lasted

Roger F., Newegg
13 February 2011
  • Summary: Keep it out of ALL cabinets. Only use this in WELL ventalated areas. NEVER put anything on top of it, and you might have better luck than me. (First issue is my suspected cause. I wish I would have just gotten a fully open place to put it.
  • Pros: Great receiver for the price. Has many options. Loved everything about it, until (see cons)....
  • Cons: Runs hot. The Digital circuit failed. Now it only does analog. The HDMI switch no longer works, and the other digital inputs don't work either. Longevity is short.
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Overall 4
4.0

Blue screen of Death (HDMI failure)

J, Amazon
13 December 2010
  • Summary: I had been looking at receivers for a while, comparing the features, etc. and was drawn to the Onkyo SR608 for it rich feature set and value for the money. I was a little hesitant on buying this brand because of the HDMI issue, but I figured I'd just take the plunge and hope that I wouldn't have the...
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Overall 4
4.0

Defective HDMI board

Dustin B., Newegg
24 November 2010
  • Summary: After $35 dollars for return shipping I hope that the new receiver is good. This is the 4th Onkyo that I have owned and the only one that has given me grief. If the new one fails I will post again and that will be the end of Onkyo for me.
  • Pros: The receiver for the price point has great features. For the week that I used it I was impressed, it was easy to use and the sound was great even out of my older inexpensive speaker setup.
  • Cons: After one week of using the receiver it started getting white lines on the cable picture being passed through the receiver one evening. I turned it off thinking that the issue was with the signal from the cable company. Hooked the cable up to the TV directly though and it was all clear. I the nsw...
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Overall 4
4.0

Wanted to Love it, But it failed TWICE from TWO different sources!

BOTH RULE "Why choose one?", Amazon
24 October 2010
  • Summary: First let me say, I've had Onkyo products before, and I've always felt their products have been reliable, so when I became ready for a new Mid-range receiver around the $400-$500 price range, I started my research with ONKYO.
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Overall 4
4.0

wie immer der lüfter

xxx, Amazon
27 April 2011
  • Summary: kaufte den onkyo 608 in der hoffnung ich erwisch keins mit kaputtem lüfter nach 2 wochen war es allerdings dann soweit das man den lüfter bei jeder etwas leiseren filmscene hört habe ihn daraufhin eingeschickt ging auch alles ganz fix wurde abgeholt und war nach einer woche wider da.
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