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Onkyo TX-SR875

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The Onkyo TX-SR875 is an audio/visual sound receiver that could enhance home-theater experience. It delivers up to 7.1 channels of great sound with WRAT technology. Similar to other receivers, it supports AM and FM radio bands and has an optional XM and Sirius satellite radio capability. Onkyo has an iPod dock that lets the user connect an iPod to the receiver. It weighs 50.9 pounds, has a height of 7.6 inches, width of 17.1 inches, and depth of 18.1 inches.

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The Onkyo TX-SR875 is an audio/visual sound receiver that could enhance home-theater experience. It delivers up to 7.1 channels of great sound with WRAT technology. Similar to other receivers, it supports AM and FM radio bands and has an optional XM and Sirius satellite radio capability. Onkyo has an iPod dock that lets the user connect an iPod to the receiver. It weighs 50.9 pounds, has a height of 7.6 inches, width of 17.1 inches, and depth of 18.1 inches.

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The product has THX Ultra 2 Certification. It uses HDMI and component video upconversion of up to 1080p. It has 4 HDMI inputs and 1 output. It also features an Audyssey MultEQ XT to correct room acoustic problems. It has surround sound audio output mode and uses digital graphic equalizer. It functions with the following built in decoders: Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital, DTS-HD decoder, Dolby Digital Plus, THX Surround EX decoder, Dolby TrueHD, DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS 96/24, THX Ultra 2, Dolby Digital Surround EX, and DTS decoders.

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Onkyo has become the first mainstream manufacturer to officially announce an array of home audio products that offer the two big features that have been MIA on home audio products till now, HDMI 1.3; and onboard decoding of Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio soundtracks found on HD DVD and Blu-ray discs. In addition to HDMI 1.3 and Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD support, most offer support for XM and Sirius satellite radio. All models offer Audyssey automatic speaker calibration, 7.1-channel analog inputs, at least two HDMI inputs and one output, and compatibility with Onkyo's iPod docks. One user commented that frequency response was excellent even though the TX-SR875 exhibited a very small roll off, of about 0.5 dB per octave, above about 10 kHz in all playback modes, which was not really significant. Whereas another user who purchased the Onkyo TX-SR875 because of it's extensive features, THX Ultra2, 4 HDMI inputs, upscaling of video, and it's low distortion numbers. He is quite satisfied as this model with all those features is much less costly than a comparable model having the same features. The Onkyo TX-SR875 handles exceeding well the receiver's 140 watts per channel rating in all tests except for seven channel simultaneous power, which can be said was not too bad. However the TX-SR875 got quite hot under prolonged power testing. And the fan (which came on only under severe stress) was a bit noisy, though not detectable while playing at the volume required for activating it. The whole system is stunning Given Onkyo’s TX-SR875 amazing features sets namely AV receiver; Sound output mode including Surround Sound; Amplifier total output power: 980 Watt. Due to its specs, pricing, and availability Onkyo seems to be offering the most exciting and surprisingly affordable A/V receivers and buyers see this as an irresistible offer.

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  • Problem switching between sources - defaults to do

    Everytime I try and switch from DVD to cable TV or apple TV (all connected via HDMI) the Onkyo always switches to Dock mode...which is really annoying as I dont have an Ipod Dock fitted/connected to the receiver. The dealership said its something to do with the HDMI switching...why should this take 20 secs and numerous presses on the remote to resolve???

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2008-12-18

  • Help connecting a pc to the 875

    Hello, Is it possible to cross video and audio on the 875? I want to connect my PC via HDMI for the video and the sound via an optical cable.

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2008-12-11

  • Receiver comparison...$800 to spend. Denon vs. Onkyo

    Head to head...Onkyo tx-sr875 against Denon AVR-2809CI. Any suggestions? HELP!!!!

    Answered by nilufer 2009-04-08:

    Denon AVR-2809CI is much more better than Ontya TX-SR875 because Denon AVR-2809CI has much more functional than Ontya

    Answered by Nature 2009-08-15:

    I would say the Onkyo TX-SR875 as it has better features than the Denon

  • please can anyone help I've connected my cd player to my TX-S...

    please can anyone help I've connected my cd player to my TX-SR875 and the volume is off the scale loud and I cant seem to cant seem to change it Cd player is Sony CDP-M33 and turntable is HST-D307 also Sony I've connected them to the CD in and Phono in ports as per the ONKYO manual but the sound is so loud I'm afraid it will blow the speakers the sound is tgis loud even with the volume set to 0 please help thanks

    Answered by KristoferB 2008-09-05:

    Hi, I've been doing a bit of research on this and can't find anything on it anywhere.. you might want to contact Onkyo about

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