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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased, June 12, 2009
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This review is from: Onkyo TX-SR607 7.2-Channel A/V Surround Home Theater Receiver (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
Unpacked this baby last night and found hook up and setup to be straightforward. Replacing an aging Pioneer VSX-21, which I never quite got used to. Love the Audessy 2Eq funtionality on this unit. I used the automated speaker set-up which was very simple (my daughter was tickled by the test tones it sends out). Also had the issue with the subwoofer being over-amped but easy to remedy. I haven't tried the unit without the auto-volume or auto-eq funtion, so can't compare that yet. CNET review was really down on it, but so far I liked being able to hear everything without blasting my wife out of the house!

Someone mentioned that it does not have HDMI pass-through but this is incorrrect. It does. You have to flip the switch in the setup menu, but it is there. The upscaling for non-HD tv leaves something to be desired but otherwise I think it actually improved my HD viewing from my FIOS box.

My only negative so far if you can call it that was no XM interface, only Sirius. With the merger I'm hoping that won't be a big issue, but that is really not a major negative at all for me. Would have prefered that it had HD-Radio unit built in rather than HD-ready but again, don't listen to the radio that much. The remote could be better. I too hate having to push the receiver button, but once I get the universal programmed it'll go in the drawer with all the others.

I was down to this model vs. the Denon 1909, but after reading all the stories of how difficult it was to set up and the extra $71 off at checkout, this choice is really a no brainer. I have not run into any of the humming or running hot issues that so many have claimed on other Onkyo units. I'm starting to think this is a myth. I used to sell stereo equipment and I got more Denon's returned on me than any other brand. One even caught fire in the showroom. Never had any trouble with the Onkyo's.

No other receiver in this price range can come close to this value.

UPDATE: Two years in now with this unit and still extremely pleased with it. It is a little bit finicky sometimes powering up in sequence with Cable Box and TV with Universal remote, but otherwise a great purchase. I have it powering old 5.1 Velodynes and it really sounds great.
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Showing 1-4 of 4 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Jul 24, 2009 2:41:06 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 24, 2009 2:42:02 PM PDT
C. PAN says:
I am agree with you, while open Denon and Onkyo's case then peer each other (same price range), soon you will found different between these 2 kind AVRs. Onkyo's electric parts far better than Denon's material. I have a 14 years old Onkyo AVR still running very good. I am planning to buy another one to meet today's needs (DVR, PS3, HD......)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2011 7:00:09 AM PDT
Oh please! These anecdotal stories are not even close to the truth. People's beliefs in electronics and their quality control have no real clue.

Buy either brand with confidence.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 6:56:03 AM PST
Rainey says:
Thanks for your review. This one sentence solved our dilemma when connecting a Roku 2 XD to our receiver via HDMI: "Someone mentioned that it does not have HDMI pass-through but this is incorrrect. It does. You have to flip the switch in the setup menu, but it is there." We subsequently found where to toggle the switch on for the hdmi and now we're streaming netflix, et al, with surround sound.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2011 4:46:51 AM PST
M. Mackay says:
Great! I just received a Roku as well! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
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