Over the years, Onkyo have been known for their products that deliver powerful, muscle bound and exciting sounds which are great for action and dramatic movies. Unfortunately, this does not seem to be the case as much with the TX-SR507. Having said this, it is of course an entry level Onkyo receiver and so expecting too much has not helped with this.
By these standards the dialogue is perfectly clear, which is obviously a must have in this industry and the detail levels are great when compared to other entry level receivers, but when compared to other Onkyo products it is somewhat disappointing, falling down against rival machines who have more of a dynamic edge to their systems. It can in no way compete with those amps that reach peaks and dive into troughs with huge purpose and desire, something the TX-SR507 does not in any way attempt to do.
Unfortunately, because this is an entry level product, numerous features, such as video upconversion and upscaling are missing, not something I want to hear from Onkyo, although it does not disappoint by providing us with 4 HDMI inputs.
The navigation lives up to expectations and so is only a case of working your way through an on-screen display, which also links in well to the remote.
It has definitely been a dissappointment as Onkyo were built up to be so good and this was no where near the standards that I expected from them. I will not be buying another one of their receivers in the future.
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 :)