February 8, 2010

My Review of Onkyo 5.1 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver

Originally submitted at Abt Electronics

Onkyo 5.1 Channel Home Theater Black Receiver - TXSR507B/ 80 Watts Per Channel/ Four 1080p capable HDMI Inputs (v1.3a Repeater)/ WRAT Technology/ Discrete Amp Construction/ Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD Decoding/ 4 DSP Gaming Modes/ Audyssey Dynamic Volume/ 192K/24-Bit DACs/ Black Finish

A lot of bang for the buck.
By BruHa from Jax on 2/8/2010
5out of 5
Pros: Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality, Clean Sound
Best Uses: Multiple Rooms / Whole House, Home Theater
Describe Yourself: Practical, Tech Savvy
Was upgrading from an old Kenwood system that lasted me many years, but I had to get into this century.
This receiver met all my requirements:
5.1 system.
Four HDMI Inputs.
Two Zones.
Quality/Reputation of brand.

Set up was not that bad, but read the instructions. This receiver has a lot of capabilities that may add a level of complexity for the not so patient. Sound set up with the enclosed mic worked great. I have an "L" shaped TV room that I thought would be difficult to set up, but the receiver Auto-calibrated and set up just fine. If you have a subwoofer make sure you set it up as recommended in the instructions, it will sounds great!

The two zone feature works very well though it requires set up to work properly. Not that hard, but once again, read and be patient.

Bottom line; if you need two zones and don't need a 7.1 system and upconversion, this is an outstanding choice. With Four HDMI in ports you cant go wrong

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