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Home theater receiver with 3D-ready HDMI switching

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Receivers: Your ticket to sensational sound

Your receiver powers your speakers and lets you connect and select your entertainment sources. But a great receiver does a lot more — it ignites your emotions. From the passion of a favorite musical artist, to the crossfire of a super-charged movie soundtrack, to the intensity and immersion of a fast-paced video game, your receiver is the key to experiencing and enjoying it in full.

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Onkyo has a knack for building killer-sounding home theater receivers that offer great features for the money. The TX-SR508 is a perfect example. It boasts seven channels of low-distortion, high-current power and advanced digital processing for engulfing, atmospheric sound that brings your favorite films, TV shows, video games, and music to life. You also get decoding for the latest high-resolution surround sound formats which lend even greater realism to many Blu-ray movies and concerts. Four 3D-ready HDMI connections and compatibility with the latest 3D video sources and TVs make this receiver the ideal centerpiece for your future-ready home theater system.

Advanced auto setup tailors sound to your room
For accurate home theater sound, the 'SR508 includes Audyssey 2EQ™, a sophisticated speaker calibration system. Using the included microphone, the receiver analyzes sound from two different listening positions, then automatically adjusts volume level, equalization, and delay settings for each of your speakers. You'll get clear, precise, natural sound that's optimized for your room. Plus, Audyssey's Dynamic Volume mode helps keep your sound clear and steady, eliminating those annoying spikes in volume that often accompany TV commercials.

Flexible entertainment options
This receiver's dual-room/dual-source audio capability lets you enjoy home theater or stereo music in your main room while a housemate listens to another audio source in a second room. You can also integrate your iPod® or iPhone® into your home theater system by adding Onkyo's handy control dock. Plug in an optional SIRIUS home tuner for subscription satellite radio entertainment, or listen to the free, over-the-air digital programming that many AM and FM stations now broadcast when you add Onkyo's optional HD Radio tuner.

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    Power and Processing:
    • 80 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD
    • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio, Pro Logic® IIz
    • Audyssey 2EQ auto speaker setup (microphone included)
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume mode to maintain steady listening levels
    • Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for fuller surround sound at lower volumes
    Digital Music Options:
    • iPod®/iPhone® integration (requires optional Onkyo UP-A1 dock)
    • SIRIUS satellite radio capable (requires SIRIUS subscription and optional SiriusConnect™ home tuner kit)
    • HD Radio ready (requires optional Onkyo UP-HT1 tuner)
    Multi-room Audio:
    • dual-room/dual-source output
      • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room
      • using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.1 home theater in main room
      • only analog audio sources can be played in the 2nd room
    Audio Performance Features:
    • high-current amplifier design with massive power transformer
    • 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    • direct mode switches off unnecessary circuitry to provide cleaner sound
    • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping compatible front left and right speakers
    • Music Optimizer function enhances the sound quality of compressed music files
    Connections:
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital video switching (4 in, 1 out)
    • HDMI version 1.4 with support for 3D video, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, x.v.Color, auto lip-sync, and HDMI-CEC
    • Audio Return Channel function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner via HDMI
    • component video switching (2 in, 1 out)
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 2 coaxial
    • 5 audio/video inputs, including:
      • 1 front-panel input with composite video
      • 4 rear-panel inputs with composite video
    • 1 audio-only input
    • no phono input
    • 1 front-panel minijack audio input for connecting a portable player
    • 1 pair of main speaker outputs
    General Features:
    • on-screen display for easier setup and operation
    • 40 AM/FM/SIRIUS presets
    • multibrand remote
    • 17-1/8"W x 5-15/16"H x 12-15/16"D
    • weight: 21 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Features and Specs
    General
    Number Of Channels
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    7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts)
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    80
    THD in Stereo
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    0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)
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    20-20k Hz
    FM Sensitivity
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    Not Given
    HD Radio Tuner
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    Optional
    On-Screen Display
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    Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration
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    Audyssey 2EQ
    HDMI Standby Pass-through
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    Yes
    Composite Video Conversion
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    No
    S-Video Conversion
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    No
    Component Video Conversion
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    No
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion
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    N/A
    Internet-ready
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    Apple AirPlay
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    App Remote Control
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    Bluetooth-compatible
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    USB port for iPod/iPhone
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    DLNA Certified
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    MHL-compatible
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    Multibrand Remote Control
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    Learning Remote
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    LCD Remote
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    Width (inches)
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    17-3/16
    Height (inches)
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    5-15/16
    Depth (inches)
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    13-3/16
    Weight (pounds)
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    20.7
    Parts Warranty
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    2 Years
    Labor Warranty
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    2 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output
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    Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output
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    Yes
    Multi-room Video
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    Multi-room HDMI Output
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    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital
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    DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
    DTS
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    DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input
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    Audio-Video Inputs
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    4
    Audio-only Inputs
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    2
    S-Video Inputs
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    None
    S-Video Outputs
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    S-Video Monitor Outputs
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    Component Video Inputs
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    2
    Component Video Monitor Outputs
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    1
    Optical Digital Inputs
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    2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs
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    2
    Optical Digital Outputs
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    None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs
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    HDMI Inputs
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    4
    HDMI Monitor Outputs
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    1
    Subwoofer Outputs
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    Multi-Channel Analog Input
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    Multi-channel Preamp Output
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    Main Speaker Output Pairs
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    Main Speaker Terminals
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    Posts
    Ethernet Port
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    USB Connections
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    Removable Power Cord
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    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • Black AM/FM/Dolby Digital/DTS receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RC-764M)
    • 2 "AA" batteries
    • Setup microphone (with attached 19.5' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna (with push-on "F" connector)
    • Instruction Manual (English)
    • Instruction Manual ((Fre/Spa)
    • Quick Setup Guide
    • "Using SIRIUS Satellite Radio" booklet
    • Product registration card/Warranty information
    • iPod dock/HD Radio module information
    • RIHD-compatible note
    • Remote Control Codes list
    • SIRIUS brochure
    • Sheet of adhesive labels

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    Audio Features
    Video Features
    Convenience Features
    Remote Control
    Optional Add-on Devices

    Audio Features

    WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology): This technology uses low-negative-feedback circuit topology for accurate signal reproduction, improved dynamic signal-to-noise ratio, and better delivery of power peaks.

    H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply): The Onkyo TX-SR508 is equipped with a H.C.P.S. massive high power transformer to keep your music sounding great at low and high volume levels.

    Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs): This receiver is equipped with 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown DACs to decode and playback high-resolution recordings with less jitter and  clearer sound.

    32-Bit Processing DSP: The Onkyo TX-SR508 is equipped with a powerful and highly accurate 32-bit processing DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for better surround sound reproduction.

    Listening Modes: This receiver incorporates a wide variety of listening modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. You can assign a default listening mode to each input source so that listening mode will be selected automatically when you select the corresponding input source. The following audio formats are supported by the receiver's Listening Mode - Mono, Stereo, 5.1-channel, 6.1ch, and 7.1-channel.

    Listening Mode Description Input Source Maximum Speaker Output
    Direct In this mode, audio from the input source is output without surround-sound processing. This mode delivers pure sound with minimum sound quality adjustment and filtration. Mono, Stereo, 5.1ch, or 7.1ch 2.1ch
    Stereo Sound is output by the front left and right speakers and subwoofer. 2.1ch
    Mono Use this mode when watching an old movie with a mono soundtrack. 5.1ch
    Multichannel This mode is used with PCM multichannel sources 5.1ch  or 7.1ch 7.1ch
    Dolby Pro Logic II  Dolby Pro Logic II Movie, Dolby Pro Logic II Music, Dolby Pro Logic II Game Stereo 5.1ch
    Dolby Pro Logic IIx Expands stereo sources for 7.1-channel playback (Movie, Music, Game) Stereo 7.1ch
    Dolby Pro Logic IIz Expands stereo, 5.1-channel, and 7.1-channel sources to 7.1-channels with Front-Height speakers. Stereo, 5.1ch, or 7.1ch 7.1ch
    Dolby Digital Dolby Digital 5.1ch 7.1ch
    Dolby Digital EX 5.1ch 7.1ch
    Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD 5.1ch or 7.1ch 7.1ch
    DTS DTS 5.1ch 7.1ch
    DTS Express Stereo or 5.1ch 7.1ch
    DTS-ES DTS-ES Discrete, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1ch or 7.1ch 7.1ch
    DTS-HD  DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio  5.1ch or 7.1ch 7.1ch
    DTS 96/24 This mode is for use with DTS 96/24 sources. This is high-resolution DTS with 96 kHz sampling rate and 24-bit resolution, providing superior fidelity. 5.1ch 7.1ch
    DTS Neo: 6 Neo: 6 Cinema or Neo: 6 Music Stereo 7.1ch
    DSD This mode can be used with SACDs that feature multi-channel audio. 5.1ch 7.1ch

    Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to your Blu-ray player via HDMI.

    Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music Settings: While listening in the Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music format, there are three further enhancements you can adjust:

    • Panorama: Broadens the front stereo image to the surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect, especially effective when there is limited output from the surround channels, panorama can be turned on/off in the menu.
    • Dimension: Allows you to move the sound field forward or backward.
    • Center Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the center channel.

    PLIIz Height Gain: The Height Gain Control in Dolby Pro Logic IIz enables you to select how much gain is applied to the front-height effect speakers. There are three settings - Low, Mid, and High.

    Center Image: In the DTS Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image feature adjusts the output of the left and right channels relative to the center channel, allowing you to make the center channel more or less dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center channel, especially when the listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 5 (nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut in half).

    Onkyo Original DSP Modes: The OnkyouTX-SR508 features its own proprietary set of DSP (Digital Signal Processing) modes to bring your movies and music more to life.

    DSP Mode Description Input Source Maximum Speaker Output
    Orchestra For classical or operatic music. Mono, Stereo, 5.1ch, or 6.1ch 7.1ch
    Unplugged For acoustic instruments, vocals, and jazz.
    Studio-Mix Suitable for rock or pop.
    TV Logic Adds realistic acoustics to TV shows.
    Game The receiver offers four different Gaming modes - RPG, Action, Rock, and Sports.
    All Channel Stereo Stereo sound from all speakers. Mono, Stereo, 5.1ch, 6.1ch, or 7.1ch 7.1ch
    Full Mono All speakers output the same sound in mono.
    Theater Dimensional Theater-Dimensional circuitry takes the complexity out of conventional surround-sound setups and lets you experience the excitement of surround sound from as few as two ordinary speakers. Theater-Dimensional's unique multi-speaker modes let you place up to five speakers conveniently by the TV, for the most realistic virtual-surround sound possible.

    Listening Angle: While listening in the Theater Dimensional mode you can adjust the listening angle to either Wide (if listening angle is 40-degrees) or Narrow (if listening angle is 20-degrees).

    Audyssey 2EQ Automatic Speaker Setup: With the supplied speaker setup microphone, Audyssey 2EQ can measure the number of speakers connected, their sizes, crossover frequencies and distances front he listening position and calculate the optimal speaker setting for you automatically. The supplied microphone is approximately 2.0" in diameter, 0.9375" tall, and has a 19.5' cable that plugs into the front of the receiver. There is a threaded insert on the bottom of the microphone so it can be mounted on a tripod for accurate listening position placement. Three listening position measurements are taken, one primary and two secondary, to optimize the surround effect for a broad area. You can also setup your speaker system manually using the receiver.

    • Speaker Size: You can set Large or Small for your front speakers; Large, Small or None for your surround, surround-back/front-height, and center speakers; and Yes or No for subwoofer.
    • Speaker Distance: The front speaker distance can be set from 1 to 30 feet in 1-foot increments. The center and subwoofer settings can be up to 5 feet more or 5 feet less than the distance you set for the front speakers (30 feet max). The settings for the surround and surround-back speakers are each individually adjustable, and they may be adjusted up to 5 feet more or 15 feet less than the distance you set for the front speakers (30 feet max).
    • Adjustable Crossover: This receiver has a built-in high-pass crossover for any of the speakers set to Small. This setting is available when the subwoofer is set to Yes. The frequencies that you can choose from are 40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, and 200 Hz. Frequencies lower than the set crossover point are output by the subwoofer.
    • Speaker Levels: You can manually adjust the level of individual speakers between -12dB and +12dB; -15dB to +12dB for the subwoofer.

    Audyssey Dynamic EQ: Audyssey Dynamic EQ solves the problem of deteriorating sound quality as volume is decreased by taking into account human perception and room acoustics. Dynamic EQ selects the best possible frequency response and surround levels moment-by-moment as volume is changed. The result is bass response, tonal balance and surround impression that remain constant despite changes in volume. Audyssey Dynamic EQ combines information from incoming source levels with actual output sound levels in the room, a prerequisite for delivering a loudness correction solution. Audyssey Dynamic EQ works in tandem with Audyssey 2EQ to provide well-balanced sound for every listener at any volume level.

    Audyssey Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume solves the problem of large variations in volume level between television programs, commercials, and between the soft and loud passages of movies. Dynamic Volume looks at the preferred volume setting by t he user and then monitors how the volume of program material is being perceived by listeners in real time to decide whether an adjustment is needed. Whenever necessary, Dynamic Volume makes the necessary rapid or gradual adjustments to maintain the desired playback volume level while optimizing the dynamic range. Audyssey Dynamic EQ is integrated in Dynamic Volume so that as the playback volume is adjusted automatically, the perceived bass response, tonal balance, surround impression, and dialog clarity remain the same whether watching movies, flipping between television channels, or changing from stereo to surround sound content.

    Bass And Treble: You can independently adjust the Bass (50Hz) and Treble (20kHz) of the TX-SR508 from -10 to +10 dB.

    CinemaFilter: Using the CinemaFilter you soften overly bright movie soundtracks. Movie soundtracks are typically mixed for a large theater (relative to your home theater) with lots of soft seats and thick curtains on the walls. Home theater settings often lack these high frequency absorbing wall treatments, making the soundtrack sound too bright. CinemaFilter accounts for this and for many movies sounds more natural at home.

    Music Optimizer: The Music Optimizer function enhances the sound quality of compressed music files. The Music Optimizer function only works with PCM digital audio input signals with a sampling rate below 48kHz and analog input signals.

    Late Night Feature: The Late Night feature limits the dynamic range of Dolby Digital recordings. Limiting the dynamic range makes it easier to find a volume that ensures the quiet sounds are not too quiet and the loud sounds are not too loud for night time listening. This allows you to comfortably listen to without the need to constantly adjust the volume to keep from waking family/neighbors. The choices are: Off, Low, and High.

    Note: This feature only works with Dolby Digital Encoded software and the depth of the feature will vary based on the individual software package.

    Audio Sync: Occasionally the audio and video signals are not properly synchronized, typically when using a progressive scanning DVD player. You can correct this by delaying the audio; options are 0 (no delay) to 100 milliseconds, in 10 millisecond steps.

    ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.

    Zone 2: In addition to the main listening room, you can also enjoy audio playback from a different source in another room of your home using the receiver's Zone 2 capabilities. Using the receiver's supplied remote control, you can adjust the volume of Zone 2 independently from the main zone. The receiver features Zone 2 speaker terminals as well as Zone 2 pre-outs.

    • Line Out: By using the line-level outputs on the TX-SR508 you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in a second room, allowing you to listen to 7.1 surround in the main room and play a different audio source in another room of your home. The volume of Zone 2 is controlled by your optional integrated amp.
    • Speaker Out: By using the speaker-level outputs on the TX-SR508 you can directly connect a secondary pair of speakers in another room of your home, allowing you to listen to 5.1 surround sound in your main room and play a different audio source in the other room. The volume of Zone 2 is controlled by the TX-SR508 receiver.

    Note: By using the Zone 2 Line-Level output, you can use the receiver's Zone 2 speaker terminal outputs to power a pair of Front-Height speakers for Dolby Pro Logic IIz, while also having Surround-Back speakers connected to the AV receiver in your home theater system.

    Bi-Amping Front Speakers: The Front and Surround-Back/Front-Height speaker terminal posts can be used independently to power a pair of front speakers and a pair of surround-back or front-height speakers. You can also use these speaker terminals together to provide separate tweeter and woofer feeds for the front speaker (bi-amping), providing improved bass and treble performance. When bi-amping the front speakers with the Surround-Back/Front-Height speaker terminals, the AV receiver is able to drive up to 5.1 speakers in the main room.

    Assignable Digital Inputs: The Onkyo receiver is equipped with two optical digital inputs and two coaxial digital inputs. All four digital inputs are assignable. You can choose auto decoding , PCM, or DTS for the digital audio inputs. Auto will decode the signal in its original form (Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM, etc), PCM decodes the signal to 2-channel, while DTS decodes only DTS formatted sources.

    Binding Post Speaker Outputs: There are color-coded binding post connectors for the left front, right front, center, left surround, right surround, left surround back, and right surround back speakers. The binding posts are not 5-way because a plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs. There are spring terminals for the Zone 2/Front-Height speakers.

    Front-Panel AUX Input: The AV receiver features a front-panel 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting a portable audio device such as your MP3 player.

    Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.

    AM/FM Tuner: With the built-in tuner you can enjoy AM and FM radio station. You can store your favorite stations as presets for quick selection. You can store a combination of up to 40 of your favorite FM/AM radio stations as presets.

    Video Features

    HDMI (v1.4): The TX-SR508 has four assignable HDMI v1.4 inputs and one HDMI v1.4 output for connecting DVD players, HDTV set-top boxes, and other video components to your TV or projector. The receiver's HDMI circuitry allows the receiver to output an HDMI audio signal from its speaker outputs, headphone out, and HDMI out so you don't have to run and additional analog or digital cable. The receiver uses HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), so only HDCP-compatible components can display the picture. The HDMI inputs can accept and switch 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p video signals to a HDTV. The HDMI inputs will support uncompressed standard or high definition digital video along with the following audio signals: 2-channel linear PCM, Multichannel linear PCM, and Bitstream. Each of the HDMI inputs can be assigned to any of the four rear panel A/V inputs (BD/DVD, VCR/DVR, CBL/SAT, Game).

    3D-Compatible: The TX-SR508's HDMI v.1.4 connections will accept 3D video from your 3D-ready Blu-ray player and output the video signal in 3D to your 3D-ready HDTV.

    x.v.Color: The AV receiver supports x.v.Color, offering a wider color range than the current broadcast standard. For the x.v.Color feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible (camera-editing-format-player-display).

    Deep Color: The Onkyo receiver also supports Deep Color which allows the color depth of video signals passing through HDMI to be raised. The number of colors that could be expressed by 1 pixel was 24 bits (16,777,216 colors) with a standard HDMI jack. However, the number of colors which can be expressed by 1 pixel is 36 bits with a Deep Color enabled HDMI jack. Since the gradation of the depth of a color can be expressed more finely with more bits, continuous color changes can be more smoothly expressed.  For the Deep Color feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible (camera-editing-format-player-display).

    Note: x.v. Color and Deep Color technology are supported only when source product, HDMI cable, media and HDTV all support those features.

    Auto Lip Sync: The Lip Sync function can automatically synchronize HDMI audio and video that has gotten out of sync due to the complex digital video processing being performed by your HDMI-compatible TV. With HDMI Lip Sync, the audio delay required to synchronize the audio and video is calculated and applied automatically by the AV receiver.

    Component Video: There are 2 component video inputs and 1 component video output. The component video inputs and outputs have a bandwidth of 5Hz to 100MHz.

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen Display (via HDMI): The Onkyo AV receiver offers an on-screen setup menu through its HDMI output. If your TV is connected to the composite video or component video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings.

    Sleep Timer: From the remote, you can set the unit to automatically turn off after as much as 90 minutes or as little as 10 minutes; choices are presented in 10 minute increments.

    Display Dimmer: The display brightness has three settings; Dim, Dimmer, and Normal.

    Remote Control

    Multi-brand Remote: The supplied RC-764M wireless remote is a multi-brand remote. The remote is pre-programmed to operate Onkyo components, as well as other popular brands of equipment, including DVD players, satellite receivers, cable boxes, VCRs, and televisions. The IR wireless remote control will operate up to 16-feet away from the receiver at an angle of 30-degrees left or right of the receiver as long as the remote is within the line of sight of the TX-SR508.

    HDMI Control: This function allows CEC-compatible components or RIHD-compatible components connected via HDMI to be controlled with the TX-SR508. The AV receiver offers the following CEC HDMI controls.

    • Power Control: This feature allows you to link the power functions of CEC-compatible components or RIHD-compatible components connected via HDMI.
    • TV Control: This function enables you to control this AV receiver from an RIHD-compatible TV connected via HDMI.

    RI Remote Control Jack: The 1/8" RI remote control jack allows you to connect this receiver to other compatible Onkyo components.

    Optional Add-on Devices

    iPod/iPhone Compatible: With the Onkyo UP-A1 series Dock (580UPA1, sold separately), you can play music, photo, and video stored on select Apple iPods/iPhones through the AV receiver. The UP-A1 offers charging capability and remote operability via your A/V receiver's remote controller. The UP-A1 connects to the receiver's proprietary "Universal" port.

    Note: The TX-SR508 will only display iPod video from the receiver composite monitor output (480i only). It also supports Onkyo's RI-compatible DS-A3 iPod dock (580DSA3, sold separately).

    HD Radio Ready: The Onkyo UP-HT1 HD Radio Module (580UPHT1, sold separately) sends high-quality digital AM/FM audio via a single proprietary cable to the Onkyo receiver's Universal Port. The same convenient cable also powers the tuner unit, saving on cable clutter. The tuner features 40 random presets for FM and AM stations. A rear-side Universal Port input gives you the option of "daisy chaining" a second compatible device, such as the UP-A1 Onkyo Dock for the iPod.

    Sirius Satellite Radio Ready: The TX-SR508 can be connected to the optional SiriusConnect Home Tuner kit (607SCH1, sold separately) or SiriusConnect Home Tuner Receiver (220SCH2P, sold separately), which allows you to receive Sirius Satellite Radio through the receiver. You can search Sirius radio stations by Channel, Category or Direct Tuning. You can also choose to display the following Sirius information on the receiver's display - Channel Name, Channel Number, Category Name, Artist Name or Song Title. You can store a combination of 40 of your favorite Sirius, AM, and FM radio stations.

     
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    4 out of 5

    Great features/functionality for pricepoint.

    Written By PeteBowen, Columbus, OH on Thursday, July 14, 2011
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    This is my second Onkyo, and only the second receiver I've purchased in the past 10 years, so I am a happy customer of their products. The previous model (TX-DS494) was pre-HD/HDMI/Satellite, etc... so setup and general usage/manipulation was much simpler. However, with progress, comes pain. This thing is not real difficult, but the menus can go deep and some of the stuff is not very intuitive, until you look it up, or have just done it a few times. Also, I know the HDMI / BlueRay audio encoding thinks it knows the levels/sound of my system, in my house, better than I, but I cannot stand that when a HDMI audio source is playing thru the amp; it disables my ability to adjust Front/Rear/Sub levels. The device has the capability(use it all the time with CD source). Likewise, if the source, via HDMI, is 2-channel/stereo, it only plays thru Front/Sub, and not rear(once again, CDs, recorded 2-channel by default, play thru all speakers and enjoy ability to change levels, as previously mentioned). Now, I don't know if this is a limitation of this receiver model, or the HDMI standard, but I can't stand it. Besides these 2 frustrations, the unit sounds great, clear, and quite powerful for this level of device.
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent receiver for the money.

    Written By WO'Neil, Chagrin Falls, OH on Thursday, March 17, 2011
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    This is my second Onkyo receiver. My older one still works well except for the
    remote volume control which is a pain during commercials, and I wanted to
    get a newer one with HDMI connections. The TX-SR508 has more features
    than I will ever use, but I really like the Audyssey 2EQ speaker set up and the
    Audyssey Dynamic Volume features. Everything else sems pretty automatic
    although the audio enthusiast can still set things manually using the overrides.
    This is a lot of receiver for the money, and it's too bad that Onkyo has
    discontinued it. Hopefully the new model will be a good. The Channel Master
    HDMI cable I also ordered at a good price seems to work well also. The
    service, communication, and follow-up from Crutchfield have been
    outstanding.

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    5 out of 5

    receiver

    Written By chasenmojo, Pulaski, ny on Monday, March 14, 2011
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    This unit was a breeze to set up and sounds great coupled with my polk audio
    equipment. If you are on a budget and just dipping into the world of home theater
    components like I was its the buy for you! Now that I have experienced this quality
    of sound there will never be a HTIB in my household again!
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By BillG, Fairbanks, Alaska on Wednesday, March 09, 2011
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    Well I have to say this Receiver works great, easy setup and just as easy to
    use, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great receiver at a very good
    price.
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo "Bliss"

    Written By Craig C, Garrett, IN on Wednesday, March 09, 2011
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    I have always wanted an Onkyo receiver but the $600+ price tag never made much sense. So for the past 20+ years I have been living in the "shelter" of the typical brands that dominate the market. My inability to use my newer HDMI products, and my past experience with Crutchfield was my driving force for my recent purchase of this "Beautiful" Onkyo Receiver! Not to mention this price tag. Crutchfield mailed this out IMMEDIATELY. I tracked the order like Santa on Christmas Day. Set up was simple. And the sound is amazing. I went from RCA plug to 4 HDMI connections. I can actually see carpet! The only semi- negative thing I have to say is that you need some patience to read and figure out all the things this receiver does! But the sound will knock your socks off. And I am still using 10+ year old speakers. Don't hesitate to buy this product or any product from Crutchfield!
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    5 out of 5

    Great Bang for the Buck

    Written By LtColBuckRobley, Illinois on Thursday, March 03, 2011
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    I was originally looking at the 608 model, but saw that this one was identical except for
    having two fewer hdmi inputs and no video upconversion. I didn't care about either
    issue as I watch HD 95% of the time. The fact that it was 150 dollars less clinched it for
    me. I've been very satisfied with it so far. The Audyssey system made setup a breeze
    and it looks and sounds great. Does run a little warm, but not bad.

    I have it paired up with the energy micro 5.1 system and it sounds very good to me. No
    lip sync issues so far. Plenty of different options for sound for those who like to tinker.
    You'd be hard pressed to find a 3d ready receiver with more features than this one for
    249 dollars. Highly recommended.
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    5 out of 5

    I love Onkyo

    Written By Mike, Portland Oregon on Thursday, March 03, 2011
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    I finally upgraded my 15 year old Onkyo DS575 to the TX-SR508. It was a snap to setup,
    nice having that many HDMI ports. And its been great. Have my computer, gaming system,
    Blue Ray and Television all connected.

    Nice
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    5 out of 5

    Nice!!!

    Written By Steve, Dawsonville, GA on Tuesday, March 01, 2011
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    Buying this receiver was a surprise Birthday/ Valentine's present from my wife. Great
    receiver! Thought it would be slightly underpowered, happily, I was wrong!! Paired it with
    a Polk sub, and Klipsch surround and it works very well!! This sends the Sony receiver
    and Bose surround to the rec room!! Crutchfield shipping was fast, the price was
    awesome and their follow up is outstanding!
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By Anonymous, york sc on Tuesday, March 01, 2011
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    pretty nice reciever. i like the auto surround calibration built in this unit..
    still pla;ying with features. got very good support from crutchfield. i would
    defiently buy from this manufactor
    again and crutchfield . So far i have zero complants. only had for about i
    month so far. im a satisified customer.
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    3 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By Bob, Binghamton ,NY on Monday, February 28, 2011
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    This is a very nice piece of equipment to have in the entertainment arsenal
    folks . It has all the room for everything you are going to use or will need .
    All this for a nice price . All you need to do is keep it well ventilated. It
    does get a little warm
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By Bev, Prescott, AZ on Thursday, February 24, 2011
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    Great product, but the service was even better. Zac took the time to really get me the right
    piece of equipment in the price range that I could afford. Actually, several people helped
    me and all were exceptional. I needed help after the sale with installation and they were
    there for me. I give the whole experience an A+.
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    3 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By DW, Omaha, NE on Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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    Really a nice unit - Sound processing is outstanding. If purchased for its audio qualities
    alone, this is a great value and I would highly recommend it. The downside of this unit
    is the lack of video conversion. If you have several different types of video input
    (Composite, Component, HDMI) this is not the unit for you. Output is only the same as
    the input. Video Conversion is available on the upgraded unit (TX-SR608). Thanks to
    the excellent support of the Crutchfield team I was able to overcome this issue.
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo 508 receiver

    Written By Dave S, Central California on Monday, February 14, 2011
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    Outstanding sound and features with this receiver at unbelievable price. Easy hookups for all your gear with 4 hdmi inputs plus it plays not only i-pods, but any mp3 when you plug it in front aux. The zone 2 feature is night & day better than the A-B feature my old Denon had. That would only play same source as A where this can play radio or mp3 in zone 2 while watching movie or tv on main channel. I have external patio speakers set up as zone 2 and love this feature. You will not find a better receiver for the money than the Onkyo 508. Highly recomended!
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    5 out of 5

    worth time time

    Written By tom d, queenstown md on Monday, February 14, 2011
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    nice product

    sound sgood

    well worth the money easy hook up
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    5 out of 5

    Outstanding Receiver

    Written By Andre', Ellicott City Maryland on Sunday, February 13, 2011
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    Outstanding receiver.Does everything a novice could want.Ease of set up is
    great.Labels supplied makes the set up a breeze.Hooked to a Samsung 46" LED TV
    with Sony speakers.Sound is fantastic.Crutchfield makes selecting and purchaging
    products a joy.
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By Robert L, Brooklyn NY on Saturday, February 12, 2011
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    Very pleased with this purchase , Good sound enough HDMI outlets , very good price. I
    made a good choice in purchasing this reciever.
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By Fred, Ocean Springs, MS on Saturday, February 12, 2011
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    By all means I am not an audio person. I talked with both my brothers, who are. Both
    said the Onkyo would suit by needs to a Tee. I could not be more pleased, the sound,
    the atmosphere, that this receiver emits is tremondous, just un frickin beleiveable. I
    would recommend this baby to anyone!!
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By Choppy, Ottawa, Il. USA on Saturday, February 12, 2011
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    My Onkyo Receiver is working very well .I teamed it up with Klipsch speackers and sub.
    The price was right.
    I'm not real up on electronic devices. The TX-Sr 508 is easy to use has all the functions
    I'll need for now, and in the future .
    The reciver was shipped out super quick and arrived in good condition. I'll shop with
    Crutchfield in the future and I'll speard the good word.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508 Review

    Written By LeonH, So. Cal on Saturday, February 12, 2011
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    I replaced a 10yr old Harman Kardon with the Onkyo TX-SR508 (the Harman Kardon
    stopped working). So far I am pleased with the Onkyo. It was easy to
    configure. The price was right. It sounds good. It has enough HDMI ports for
    my use.

    The Audyssey 2EQ Room Correction and Speaker Setup was easy to use. Did it
    help? I honestly can't tell.

    After buying this unit I see the value of one feature this unit does not have:
    Standby Pass-Through. Other units have it. You just have to pay more.

    When I connected my cable box to the receiver (and then to the TV)
    sometimes it would work, sometimes not. I suspect a cheap HDMI cable is the
    problem. I reconnected my cable box to the TV and have not pursued the problem
    further because without Standby Pass-Through I have to turn on both the TV and
    the Onkyo to watch TV. That seems like a nuisance since I generally watch news
    programs, which don't need the surround-sound effect. If I want to watch a
    movie I'll rent the DVD.

    Conclusion: I am happy with the Onkyo and would recommend it.
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By Robert T, East Moline, IL on Friday, February 11, 2011
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    I couldn't be any happier. This is the greatest piece of electronic equipment since the
    toaster. Buy It!
    Set up is minimally complex, depending on your abilities, but anyone should be able to
    manage. Read the instructions, they help.
    Automatic speaker balancing for our room was interesting and effective.
    Great sound.
    Requires powered subwoofer.
    On-screen info only through hdmi input.
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By Mark, Allentown Pa on Wednesday, February 09, 2011
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    I love it, easy to use, easy to install. Great quality and sound at a good price. The built in
    tuner utility used with the included mic tuned my home theater better than I ever could. I
    was just going to buy an HDMI switch to accommodate my kids Xbox360 (old Sony unit
    was out of inputs) . I am so glad I decided to go this route, it makes the whole
    experience exciting again.
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By JaredR, Utah on Wednesday, February 09, 2011
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    I listened to these speakers before I bought them, and I was impressed. 3 inch
    speakers just can't compare. I also bought the matching center speaker and a
    Polk sub from other retailers (the price was better).
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By Ken, WI on Tuesday, February 08, 2011
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    A very nice reciever for everthing seniors could want.
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo TXSR508

    Written By Dennis, Henderson, NV on Tuesday, February 08, 2011
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    Have owned Onkyo products before and found them to be superior. For the price, this unit
    offered everything I wanted. The quality and enjoyment are amazing. The only problem I had
    was that my old sub-woofer had died. Called Crutchfield tech support and they helped me
    diagnose the problem. Am happy with both Onkyo and Crutchfield. They make a good team.
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    5 out of 5

    New home receiver - Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By MatthewH, Bay City, TX on Sunday, February 06, 2011
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    The last receiver I bought was also from Crutchfield and that was about 18 years
    ago. Needless to say, there are a whole lot of changes in technology since
    then. I have had this new receiver in operation fro about a month and have gone
    to the owner's manual a dozen times to learn something new. Things used to be
    intuitive and one would not need the manual. Not so today. But, this is a good
    thing with this unit as it will do a bunch of things. It will handle more
    speakers than I will ever have. I can set up speakers in another room (which I
    have not done yet) and listen to the same music or something else. It has 80
    watts of power per channel which I have tested at full volume. I don't need any
    more. The remote can be used to change any setting in the unit, including
    changing the listening modes (built in equalizer settings). It is loaded with
    different modes for movies and for music.
    The only drawback I have found is the inputs in the back. Most of this problem
    is in my head because I'm used to an 18 year old receiver that didn't have HDMI
    and other digital inputs. The logic is a little different.
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By jack, baltimore,md on Saturday, February 05, 2011
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    great product, meet all I needs. good price too!
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By Anonymous, bradenton, fl on Friday, February 04, 2011
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    like it
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    3 out of 5

    Okay for my needs

    Written By BobL, Philadelphia on Friday, February 04, 2011
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    I needed a receiver unit with HDMI ins and outs to replace a 10 year old Sony home
    theater. I had purchased an Onkyo TX-SR606 two years ago (which I would 10 stars if
    possible) an assumed the TX-SR508 would have the same functionality. Nope, lots
    missing with this unit. No DVD/video upscaling or pass-through (big disappointment)
    and although the info states the outputs are programmable, that only relates to HDMI
    inputs. In other words, for example, when I connected my Wii via composite cables, I
    needed to conned the same type cable to my TV and change the input on my TV to
    composite when using the Wii. PROS: Easy to set up and the sound is great even from
    my old Sony home theater speakers. I like the fact I lost a bunch of cables due to the 4-
    HDMI ins, plus there are lots of other ins and outs that will satisfy 90% of all users of this
    device.
    Conclusions: I would have returned this unit it were for my primary home theater set up.
    However, for the cost and sound for the few times a week I use it is fine. Nothing
    spectacular or remarkable about this unit, if your looking for greats sound at minimal
    cost. Oh yea, don't hold your breather waiting for a response form Onkyo tech support.
    Crutchfield tech support is the BEST ever! These folks know there stuff whether it be a
    $5 cable or a $1,000,000 dollar set up.
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    5 out of 5

    Great value!

    Written By APad, St Johns, FL on Friday, February 04, 2011
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    Excellent sound and features for a great price! I did a lot of research before replacing my
    previous A/V receiver. I looked into H/K, Sony, Yamaha, Outlaw, NAD, and Denon. None
    of the other brands offered as much for as little.
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    4 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By Marcus1, Dallas, TX on Friday, February 04, 2011
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    Excellent AV receiver. Easy set up. Remote controls all of my other devices including
    FIOS box. Only feature missing is a switched AC outlet for the subwoofer power. That is
    what keeps me from giving it 5 stars.
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    2 out of 5

    a little disappointed

    Written By Mike34, south NJ on Friday, February 04, 2011
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    Well I have to say the Onkyo TX-SR508 is a bit of a disappointment. From out of the box it has had video(HDMI)switching issues...culminating in a catastrophic failure of the video switching altogether.
    The power is sufficient for the price, and the sound modes are clean and clear. The auto calibration function is an easy way to get started too.
    On a positive note, Crutchfield put me in touch with the Warranty Repair facility immediately and is being fixed now(unit was 3 months old-past the return policy guidelines). Hoping for the best
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    5 out of 5

    BIG BANG FOR A SMALL BUCK!

    Written By Dave B., Joliet, IL on Tuesday, February 01, 2011
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    This unit does everything it says it can. Being an owner of a wide variety of
    receivers I never actually owned and Onkyo before. When I received the unit I
    was shocked to see the simplicity of its hook-up. I was connected up and
    running in a 1/2 hour. The sound and clarity is phenomenal running through my
    Polk audio speakers. I am very pleased with unit overall. I will however warn
    it may take a little tweaking to get the sound you want but using the Audyssey
    microphone is excellent start. Once again great unit for the price.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By Ron, Grand Rapids, Mi on Tuesday, February 01, 2011
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    Priced very well and performs at a higher level than I thought it would.. This is a pretty
    good unit
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    5 out of 5

    Great Unit

    Written By Bonnie R, Green Bay, WI on Monday, January 31, 2011
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    I love this receiver. It is a great value for the money. The remote is easy to use and easy to
    understand.
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    5 out of 5

    Loving this receiver in Baton Rouge

    Written By GregB, Baton Rouge, LA on Monday, January 31, 2011
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    This is a wonderful receiver.
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    5 out of 5

    Works great

    Written By barn21bb, Fayetteville, AR on Monday, January 31, 2011
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    Everything works exactly as advertised so far (2 months). I'm using both zones:
    1. my surround sound speakers in the living room, and
    2. two speakers on my patio. I can play FM radio or iPod on the patio speakers while the TV is going on the living room speakers. Perfect for game days.

    Setup was easy. Adjusting speaker volume/distance settings using the included Audyssey 2EQ mic was really easy and really seems to work. I actually use the remote that came with this unit to control my tv and direct tv. I really have nothing to complain about. Well, the only thing I might complain about would be the Dynamic Volume feature. Maybe I've got a setting wrong, but it doesn't seem to help with loud commercials as much as I'd hoped it would. It actually seems to make the volume during movie/tv show sound strange. Human voices get really loud while other sounds get soft. I just turned the feature off.

    Overall I'm very satisfied, and glad I didn't spend $500-700 on an overpriced receiver.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent unit!

    Written By Kenn, Portsmouth,VA on Saturday, January 29, 2011
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    I am not using this to its true potential, but it does everything I need it to. I am "old school" were home theater is concerned, but I do have good hearing. I can get the sound I want from my many Bose speaker set. I have one in the living room (main system) and one in the den (casual use). The living room has 1 set of 901's (front high), 701's (front), C-10 (center), 301's (back) and a (12") powered sub. This is now my pride and joy system! I had a Sony, but I couldn't add the 901's to the system. What started out as a fix for one system, became the resurrection of the den system. It has one set Accumass-3, one set 201's and a 2-way speaker built in 1957 as the center. Sounds great!

    I have one Onkyo (15 years old now) but it's limited for input and speaker connections. This one has many preset sound controls and bass and treble. The Audyssey feature will help to setup the best sound between speakers by calibrating the system thru a mic (excellent feature). I use the front panel I-Pod (aux) plugin, nice. I do not use the HDMI ports I am very happy with this unit!
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By GARY, Taylor Mill,Ky on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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    A receiver that cost twice this much would not be as good in features,sound and
    quality.It also helps having a top notch store to purchase from such as Crutchfield.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By Anonymous, Greenville SC on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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    Performs as advertised. Plan to update speakers soon to enhance Home Theater
    experience.
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    1 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By jexman, Heber City, Utah on Monday, January 24, 2011
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    I ordered my first receiver and the setup was great! The sound was incredible. Then a month after purchasing this receiver the picture would randomly start flickering and shut off. It gradually got worse so I called Crutchfield for support. They sent me a new one.

    It seemed to work fine for (you guessed it) 1 month and the xbox, tv, blu-ray players would shut off and reboot. The picture would sometimes flicker. So I sent it back for a refund.
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    great receiver

    Written By Mike, Ipswich, MA on Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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    Owned the previous Onkyo model receiver and have been pleased with its performance, but now that all A/V components in my system are HD, I wanted a HDMI compatible model receiver to reduce the cables to the TV to only one. This receiver fits the bill. The 7.1 surround audio system connects all my speakers and I can now take advantage of HD Dolby Digital and HD DTS encoded audio tracks on the newer movies. I like the Audyssey audio calibration system built into this receiver, which seems to take the guesswork out of this process. The Crutchfield price on this receiver is very affordable, considering the overall quality of this unit.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Purchase

    Written By kwan, Roch, NY on Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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    Replaced my Denon AVR687 with this 3D capable Onkyo, based on review and price. I was
    not dissapointed. The Audyssey setup was a breeze and wow, what a difference. My wife,
    not a techie, noticed right away how crisp and clear the sound was from the Pandora app. I
    use this with a Polk soundbar in our bedroom and it works well. Definitely a great price point
    for the features.
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    5 out of 5

    Best Reciever I've Ever Owned !!!!

    Written By Sam P., Walnut Creek, CA on Thursday, December 23, 2010
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    I use to own a 2 Channel receiver and a 5.1 Channel receiver. One had a channel go out and the other had a short in it. It was time to buy a new A/V receiver. The Onkyo TX-SR508 definitely fit the bill !! I use all HDMI Cables and have just one going to the T.V. The Comcast cable sound is wonderful. Their radio and music stations sound fantastic ! I got a special interface cable for my MP3 player and this receiver does an excellent job in broadening the sound. It really impresses me !! You can't go wrong by buying this receiver. I bought it in September 2010 and I'm still learning new things about it - all good.
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    3 out of 5

    Great Unit but....

    Written By Frank, Dallas, TX on Friday, December 03, 2010
     
    From what I read, I thought this unit would be the means to end all. I had this unit
    professionally installed. Installer used the Audessey to set-up with my Klipsch
    sourround speakers and Polk subwoofer. Initially sounded great until one realizes
    Audessey sets the center speaker much too low (-8). Called Onkyo and learned that this
    is a default settting. To get preferred audio, you must manually change the center
    speaker (up) each and every time you turn the unit on. I confirmed this with Onkyo. More
    disappointing, is that a change to the audessey settings canNOT be saved as new
    default. FYI, the Onkyo rep could not have been more disinterested in my call for resolve.
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By FrankL, Manchester, TN on Monday, November 29, 2010
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    Did a lot of homework on receivers and this one was the best plus can't beat the price.
    Needed to jump to 3D and this fit the bill perfectly. Very easy to set up, and sound is
    great. Love the on screen menu, so much more understandable to change things on
    your receiver than old way of pushing buttons on the remote and getting lost in the
    process.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    ONKYO TX-SR508

    Written By Floyd W, Southern Ca on Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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    What a wonderful unit. Lots of goodies on this unit. Hooked up to a set of Sony Mirco
    Speakers What a differents. Easy setup with the mic that is included.
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    4 out of 5

    Prelim/first useage on Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By MarkW, Las Vegas on Friday, November 19, 2010
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    So far so good, but I may have a concept and/or set up problem. Recommended hook
    up is all components via HDMI cables through receiver. I went with one digital optical
    audio cable out of the TV into receiver. It works, but I don't think you get all the Audessey
    features, such as compressing loud commercials down to program level. I'm not sure
    though. Also, the TV volume does not cause the receiver volume to go up and down.
    These are things I need to figure out, and I'm lazy. The sound, though JBL speakers,
    seems nice and crisp. All the service from Crutchfiled has been top notch, as usual.
    1 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Deal

    Written By Jose, Isabela, PR on Tuesday, November 16, 2010
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    I was looking for a replacement to my 7 years old 5.1 Home Theater Receiver. HDMI inputs and
    Zone-2 feature were required. Unless Crutchfield's website is filled with technical support I
    contacted Artie at customer service for orientation. He answered effectively all my questions and
    recommended this receiver. The Audyssey 2EQ Automatic Speaker Setup system works
    perfect. Great deal for the price. Thanks again Crutchfield!
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    5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR508

    Written By Richard, Dothan,AL on Sunday, September 26, 2010
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    Receiver sounds good. Easy to set up. I connected it to a Bose Acoussimas 16 with 6
    speakers. The auto calibration was very simple. Although it set my speakers to small
    and Bose says set them to large, I left them as small because it sounded fine.
    2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Just What We Needed

    Written By EricW, Pensacola, FL on Wednesday, September 15, 2010
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    Just got this today and, since our speakers are built in to the house, initial installation and
    adjustments were super easy. I was confused initially by the Zone 2 setup but after reading
    the Zone 2 section it took only seconds. Easily supports our whole house speaker system
    and sounds sweet! Tunes in the garage have never sounded so good! I realize I could
    have spent thousands more on a receiver, but why? Our house is pretty big and even with
    15 foot ceilings throughout, this receiver fills our house with great sound.

    Of course, ordering from Crutchfield was fast and easy. Also, the price was very good.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    finally!

    Written By kinematic, massachusetts on Tuesday, September 14, 2010
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    this box rox. finally a product that does what is advertised. i have this hooked up as a surround sound reciever for my media room and and the second source wired to the outside deck speakers. as a dual source, i can play surround from movies etc in one room while listening to a completely different source such as the radoi or dvd in a different room.

    we oftern have the TV on while grilling on the deck. i can listen music from my dvd player while i grill and the guests can watch the game on TV. not sure if the surround can be played on the second source...need to check that out.

    plenty of power too, i cranked it up and it drove my bose acoustimass like no other system i have had. it really delivers crsip clean sound. have to say i am very pleased and now its a steal!
    6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    By far the best bang-for-buck receiver on the market

    Written By caseyws, NC on Thursday, May 13, 2010
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    Did quite a bit of research before buying a new receiver. I kept coming back to this one because it seemed like such an incredible value. Indeed it is - it has tons of cool features for the price, and is also 3D ready. The room correction feature using the included mic is impressive and made a noticeable difference in the quality of the surround sound in the room. My only complaint is that the remote is not back-lit. I plan to add a nice universal remote to my set-up soon though.
    73 out of 80 people found this helpful
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