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: 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: I recently upgraded from the Onkyo TX-SR605 to the Onkyo TX-SR608 in order to add the number of HDMI ports in as well as to gain the ability to pass 3D. I wasn't surprised by these features, but what did surprise me were some of the other great improvements between the 605 and 608. To begin with, the on-screen interface is slightly easier to use...and much more expansive.
Summary: Bought the TX-SR608 to replace a Samsung home theater system. Paired the receiver with Polk Audio RM510 speaker system. What a difference. The TX=SR608 has six HDMI 1.4 inputs which are 3D capable. It has 1080p upscaling and video processing. It can be set up to bypass the video processor; I did. The video from the cable box and from the Blu-ray are excellent. The sound is outstanding.
Summary: I received this unit last week, and have been fiddling with it non-stop. So far, i have not had any of the issues mentioned in previous reviews. I am currently running 5 small satellites (~65w) and a sub out. The unit barely gets warm at these levels thanks to the fan on top of the unit. This will likely be more help as i purchase new speakers which will be able to make use of the 100w at 7 channels.
Summary: The Onkyo 608 is a great entry level receiver for the price and features it can't be beat. But I have noticed lots of bad reviews here on Amazon and other websites. Most of the bad reviews I have read have to do with video issues people have been running into. My brother got a 608 about a month ago and we could not get his 3D Blu-Ray player or PS3 to work with the 608. I read lots of complaints with the same issues.
Summary: I had been wanting to upgrade my average sony HTIB surround system to a receiver that processed hi-def audio. After weeks of searching around, i found the TX SR608 to have the most options for what i wanted within the price range. And man is this thing awesome!! I kept my HTIB speakers but wanted to upgrade the front speakers and the center channel.
Summary: Right out of the box, the set up was easy, the speaker set up changed the surrounds and their voices. This unit definitly helps both video and audio. The pictures are smoother and the sound has more dynamics and detail. The surround speakers carry more ambience than ever. The GUI is just right. Love this, replaced another ONKYO reciever with this one and the electronics are unbelievable.
Summary: I couldn't be happier with this receiver. I upgraded my Yamaha htr5590 with a Denon 2808ci. I prefer the sound of the Yamaha over the Denon (Klipsh RF 6.1 speaker set up)- but wanted HDMI. Never quite got the Denon to sound right for my tastes... so I read about Onkyo 608 and decided to give it a try. Compared to the Denon - out of the box, this receiver was great! A little fine tuning and playing with settings and I'm very happy.