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Onkyo TX SR507
Onkyo is renound for there excellent products. This is my second amp/receiver and I wasn't disapointed. I only upgraded from my previous so I could connect my PS3 through its HDMI ports to my HD television. The reciever allows this as it has plenty. It has plenty of options and selections to make sure you can setup your surround sound just how you like it for the surroundings. It has plenty of power. I have it connected up with some huge floorstanders and I cant even half volume without it getting riduculous. I found the options and remote control easy to use expecially after everything is setup. The only downside I found with this reciever is its size. I struggled to get it on the shelf I had setup with the connections plugged in the back, however this is the same with most recievers so the manufacturers of hifi shelves / racking should make them deaper in my opinion. One last thing I havn't had a problem with either of my Onkyo receivers so reliability is spot on.
What appealed to me about this AV Receiver mainly is the vast amount of HDMI ports it has on the back!
Once I received and un-boxed it I noticed the stunning display and beautiful design.
However it is a bit big and looks old fashioned compared to other devices such as Playstation 3's and Sky Digital Boxes. It let's off massive amounts of heat but is an absolutely fantastic amp.
I connected a set of 5.1 Onkyo speakers to it and I'm amazed at the sound.
It has Dolby Digital TrueHD which is absolutely fantastic, however you're limited to the amount of Blu Ray films that use True HD.
It comes with an Audessy mic which allows you to plug in and select auto setup where you place the mic where you'd usually sit and the receiver measures the distance and configures all the outputs so it sounds amazing.
The remote included is absolutely massive.
Overall it's a good receiver but I think if I was to buy something like this again I would just stick to a blu ray player with one integrated
Summary: Great product for starting off home theatre :)