on November 28, 2009
This receiver is nice and has some great features, many of which are missing on Amazon's description/tech. info:
- 3 HDMI inputs
- 3 optical audio inputs on the back
- 2 coaxial audio inputs
- 1 set of 7.1 analog audio inputs
- 4 banks of S-Video/Composite/Analog device inputs (2 with recording outputs for a VCR or DVR)
- 3 sets of component video inputs and 1 component video output
- Front panel analog inputs (composite video plus analog and optical audio)
- USB input for iPod and USB memory sticks
- THX Select2+
Don't know why Amazon's page is so sparse on this one, they're usually very good. It's a good receiver and today's sale price seems decent enough, but I can't imagine people buying it without knowing more about it first.
on December 5, 2009
I am replacing my Onkyo TR-500 (7-8 years old) with this one, because the old one does not have the latest technologies (HDMI, TrueHD etc...) What surprised me is not the latest tech, which I had expected to work, but the capability of adopting my old equipments. It can convert S-Video to 1080P HDMI, and the quality of the converted video is very good, when compared with direct S-Video input into my Samsung LCD TV. This also means, I only need one input, which is HDMI, into my TV. If your TV has HDMI output, you push only one button to switch your source!
The manual is available in
The remote buttons are small. Once you've done your setup, you can pretty much forget about this remote.
on January 24, 2010
Was better than I ever expected. Clarity is unbelievable. No matter how you use it, it is clear, especially when used in conjuntion with the TV.
Output is tremendous. I have a 5 speaker bose in one room and another two speaker bose in the bedroom and it is totally uniform.
The greatest thing is that it comes with a mike and you put it in the center of the listening area and it automatically sets all the speakers for you so that you have exact distribution.
Would definitely recommend to someone looking for power and clarity.