Now, before anyone mentions it I know that you really should walk away from this unheard of brand and if you look online you could get a Sony for £20 more :-DDD Just thought i'd post this deal for anyone who may want this sub-standard product. Might also be worthwhile seeing if Richer Sounds would price match.
Onkyo's budget AV receivers have always been ahead of rivals in terms of both features and sound quality and that's exactly the case here. The Onkyo TX-SR507 offers, a highly competitive, four HDMI inputs - that's at least one more than average at this price point. Added to this excellent HDMI count you'll also find twin optical and twin coaxial digital inputs and the full complement of component, composite and RCA phono sockets that you'd expect. In addition to a front-mounted mini-jack for easy connection of any portable with a headphone output, the TXSR507 features a universal port at the back which works with many iPod docking stations. Finally, a second zone output that's either active (powered) or passive (requires powered speakers) gives the option of spreading the sound into another room. In short, given its cost, we don't think you'll find a better connected AV receiver!
Just when you've caught your breath by taking in the connectivity, there's the processing power to consider. As you'd expect, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital Plus are all standard. The new DTS-Express processor for quality, secondary audio decoding at lower bit rates, is also standard.
When it comes to setting the TXSR507 up, the standard Audyssey 2EQ system is there to help out. This not only automatically calibrates speakers, but also corrects room acoustic issues. The upshot of this hi-tech processing is ideal sound quality, whatever the room.
Finally, there's the sound quality. There's little doubt here that the TXSR507 is one of the best in its class. The powerful sound of this amplifier is helped still further by the oversized power transformer, WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) Pure Audio and Double Bass Function - not to mention the 100 watts available to each speaker.
For a home cinema performance like no other at its price, the Onkyo TXSR507 reigns supreme.