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 Onkyo receiver for several reasons. 1) my 10 yr old Sony ES receiver died (over a $1000 ten years ago) 2) been told Onkyo makes good receivers. 3) the feature set 4) the price I read every review I could about this receiver, and comparable ones from Denon, Yamaha, Pioneer and Sony.
Summary: All the receivers I have ever owned have always been lacking some missing feature or other that only the higher priced receivers would have. I love my music and movies, but I don't want to spend thousands on a receiver.
Good reciever but has issues passing through DirecTV 3D content
David N., Amazon
4 November 2010
Summary: I'm not going to get too detailed since you'll find good reviews from other customers. I just wanted to point out to potential buyers that the Onkyo TX-SR608 doesn't pass through DirecTV 3D video properly.
Summary: I purchased this 608 to replace a 10 year old Technics( which still worked ). Setup on the 608 was a major pain in the rear. Once I got it set up(after several calls to Onkyo support), the sound was fantastic (paired with Onkyo speakers), but I could not find a way to just listen to my Vizio TV...
Summary: This is my 2nd Onkyo AV receiver. Our old one TX-SR-503 is still working great, but I wanted something with HDMI inputs. This new model is a great upgrade. It was easy to setup with the included mike. Audessey Dynamic EQis a very nice feature. You do have to read the manual to tweek it.
Summary: I love this receiver. It is by far the best value for your money out there. The sound is amazing. I was shopping for this for a few months waiting for the right price. I went to Best Buy and played with it in the Magnolia studio. They had the piece for $599.
Summary: The main reason why I swapped out my Harmon Kardon receiver for this one was because the HK has no HDMI ports. Other than that, the HK is an incredible system. I chose the Onkyo over many other receivers because it has an HDMI port in its front face - handy for plugging in a laptop.
Summary: I have had it for about 4 days now and have liked the way it operates and the on screen display in the TV. The sound is awesome, my previous onkyo Reciever got fried by lightning and my speakers are for 130watts. The audessy did a excellent job of calibrating the speakers for the room setting.
Summary: Blue Ray & Dvd are excellent played through this, but other than all channel stereo and direct audio, all the other processing options appear muddy or thin in sound to me, but each to their own. Tv via the optical feed (Sony KDL-503) at normal volumes is good particularly in TV direct mode.