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. It came down to the Onkyo and Pioneer. If I were to be safe, I would have chosen the Pioneer vsx1020k.
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. This unit has everything that I wanted, which mostly consisted of enough inputs (HDMI and others) to plug in everything that I have. Instead of not having enough inputs, I actually have extras for once, which is fantastic.
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. When you have the DirecTV receiver hooked up directly into the Onkyo and out to your TV, the 3D signal doesn't automatically switch to 3D on your TV. It's a side by side picture where you have to manually start 3D.
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 without turning the Onkyo 608 on. After 3 calls to Onkyo's tech support, they blamed it on the Vizio TV not being compatible or a problem with my cable box.
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. I informed them of amazons price but they would not budge so I bought from amazon, saved tax and had it to by door step in 5 days! I have never been more happy it was easy to set up. The onscreen display is amazing.
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. One thing I noticed was that HDMI for PC does not seem to take the sound from the PC My PC has a HDMI out and the reciever does not seem to respond well when connected.
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. The automatic settings and connections are all excellent, however there's no S video, or USB connection.
Summary: Possui um belo design e um bom nº de entradas de outras fontes de som. Uso com caixas Harmann Kardon, e acho que os agudos deixam a desejar (pode ser a combinação com as caixas). Quanto a conectividade, faltou entradas USB :( e bluetooth. Até hoje não consegui configurar para exibir a imagem de uma fonte (TV a cabo por exemplo), e o som de outra fonte (IPOD por exemplo).
Summary: Der 608 ist mein Zweitgerät geworden, besitze noch einen doppelt so teuren Denon 2808, der zwei Jahre älter ist. Ich betreibe den 608er mit einem 5.1-System von Infinity (Alpha) und bin mit dem Klang zufrieden. Da das Lautsprecherset jetzt nicht gerade die High-End-Lösung ist, kann ich keine objektivere Einschätzung abgeben.