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My first time posting so I hope this helps anyone looking out for a cheap AV Receiver!

Info from RS website:

There's nothing basic about the entry level Onkyo TXSR308 AV receiver!

Perhaps the most outstanding feature about this budget Onkyo AV receiver is that it comes equipped with HDMI 1.4 specification, making it the first, reasonably priced receiver that's compatible with the exciting new 3D TV. Even without this advanced feature, the TX-SR308 is still ahead of the game. The latest and most powerful processing has always been at the heart of Onkyo's receivers, and the TXSR308 is no different. It will handle high-definition lossless audio codecs from Dolby and DTS. This high resolution surround sound processing makes it the perfect partner for Blu-ray with all the potential for audio excellence this source provides.

It's not just the processing power but quality, too that makes Onkyo receivers stand out. Burr-Brown 192/24 DACs for all channels, an advanced 32-Bit Processing Chip and a high power transformer help to give the TXSR-308 class-leading sound quality and an equally impressive 85 watts power output.

This may be the baby of the Onkyo range but, when it comes to connecting up, there's a surprisingly comprehensive range of sockets - as good as any mid-range receiver from just a year or two ago. Three HDMI inputs and an output let you route your Blu-ray, digital TV and games console through to the TV. Added to this are a wide range of other sockets including twin component inputs for older DVD players and three digital audio inputs. Also, there's Onkyo's unique and flexible Universal Port. Match to Onkyo's optional iPod dock or DAB+ tuner modules and you've got even greater entertainment potential.

Finally, one of the features we like most about the Onkyo AV receivers is how easy they are to set up. A new, overlaid On-Screen Display makes adjusting settings straight-forward while the simple menu logically takes you through the fine-tuning of your system.

We've always liked the Onkyo range of AV receivers but with the TXSR308, Onkyo have excelled themselves. Budget home cinema doesn't get any better than this!
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#1
I'm locking this thread......... ;)
#2
Right well I have updated it will some info, anything else I should add?
#3
who will set the ball rolling?
#4
I thought it was about time I should post something and give something back as you guys have saved me so much cash X)
#5
FTCom
who will set the ball rolling?


I mean it. I'll lock it....
#6
SBD
I thought it was about time I should post something and give something back as you guys have saved me so much cash X)


Sorry op, it's just a private joke :D

Thanks for posting.
#7
deek72
SBD
I thought it was about time I should post something and give something back as you guys have saved me so much cash X)


Sorry op, it's just a private joke :D

Thanks for posting.


I assumed you were joking......well I hoped ;)
#8
[in before the jokes.]

What speakers would be nice to pair up with this.
I'm not a massive audiophile but would like something to fill that void.

i haz 200-300 notes.

Or should I just go for the complete solution Onkyo offer?

Edited By: DLC on Mar 17, 2011 20:17
#9
DLC
[in before the jokes.]

What speakers would be nice to pair up with this.
I'm not a massive audiophile but would like something to fill that void.

i haz 200-300 notes.


£200-£300 just for the speakers? Are you going for 5.1 straight away or are you going to build up slowly?
14 Likes #10
great brand dont buy a sony
1 Like #11
I was treated a bit standoffishly in the local branch and now I would begrudge buying anything at any price from Richer Sounds.
banned 2 Likes #12
This is the stock that is showing right now....

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#13
LOUGHBORO GUY
great brand dont buy a sony


Not all of the Sony AVRs are bad, the Sony STR-DH810 scored great reviews. Even the best manufacturers can make something sub par. For example the Denon is a great brand yet their AVR 1911 had a lot lacking compared to the Yamaha RXV667.

My advice always look into the specific model you want.
7 Likes #14
LOUGHBORO GUY -----> do you always keep checking if a onkyo deal is posted so you can post ur **** comment?
#15
Why the cold votes :(

Seems like one of the best AVRs you can buy for under £150!
#16
Just for speakers, something that should last me a while hopefully. Depends whether to go all out. But dont really hear much news about speakers so I just threw a number i'd be happy spending.

What are my options. £450 in total.

Help much appreciated.

SBD[/quote
£200-£300 just for the speakers? Are you going for 5.1 straight away or are you going to build up slowly?
#17
Doh! that's the one..
#18
Great deal hot
#19
deek72
SBD
I thought it was about time I should post something and give something back as you guys have saved me so much cash X)


Sorry op, it's just a private joke :D

Thanks for posting.


Thought you were bored with this joke!

Great threads never die eh?!
1 Like #20
DLC
Just for speakers, something that should last me a while hopefully. Depends whether to go all out. But dont really hear much news about speakers so I just threw a number i'd be happy spending.

What are my options. £450 in total.

Help much appreciated.

SBD
£200-£300 just for the speakers? Are you going for 5.1 straight away or are you going to build up slowly?[/quote


Best bet is to ask on AVForums.com as they will be able to help you a lot more than I can. If I were you, spend £250-£300 on some good fronts (I went for Monitor Audio B4s) decide if you want to have floor-stand speakers for the fronts. Then build up to 5.1 when you can, this is how I did it and it sounds a great deal better than the £250 all in one 5.1 setups.
6 Likes #21
LOUGHBORO GUY
great brand dont buy a sony


You have 1 badge and that is for posting over 1000 comments, so thats 1000 jokes (999 are now not funny) and 1 comment that that has seriously ran forever! please stop or at least post a **** deal!
#22
matedodgy
I was treated a bit standoffishly in the local branch and now I would begrudge buying anything at any price from Richer Sounds.


It's been a while since I've been to the Stockport branch, but I found some of the staff working there were ****, whereas the guys at the Prestwich branch couldn't have been more helpful, so I used to make the effort to go there even though it was further.

Which is your local branch?

Edited By: Emeye on Mar 17, 2011 21:31
5 Likes #23
haritori
LOUGHBORO GUY
great brand dont buy a sony


You have 1 badge and that is for posting over 1000 comments, so thats 1000 jokes (999 are now not funny) and 1 comment that that has seriously ran forever! please stop or at least post a **** deal!

At least he has made a lot of people chuckle where as you have not !
1 Like #24
DLC
Just for speakers, something that should last me a while hopefully. Depends whether to go all out. But dont really hear much news about speakers so I just threw a number i'd be happy spending.

What are my options. £450 in total.

Help much appreciated.

SBD
£200-£300 just for the speakers? Are you going for 5.1 straight away or are you going to build up slowly?[/quote


Sorry to butt in...

If you increase the budget slightly : http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/boston-acoustics-soundware-xs-5-1-speakers-yamaha-rx-v567-bundle-494-99-delivere/886545

Prices for AV-R's are dropping like a stone at the moment whilst retailers clear 2010 stock. You might be able to find a 667 with the Boston's if you gamble and wait it out. Plenty of bargains to be had second hand too. Most home cinema buffs look after their kit like it's part of the family.
#25
LOUGHBORO GUY
great brand dont buy a sony

You're a Vicar aren't you chap?

Unfortunately you're preaching to the wrong flock as we religiously buy good deals here but thats where the similarity ends...unless i'm missing something and you're going to announce that Sony actually translates as Satan?
#26
Lanse
haritori
LOUGHBORO GUY
great brand dont buy a sony


You have 1 badge and that is for posting over 1000 comments, so thats 1000 jokes (999 are now not funny) and 1 comment that that has seriously ran forever! please stop or at least post a **** deal!

At least he has made a lot of people chuckle where as you have not !


touche, but id rather people not laugh at all than laugh at me!
#27
is this much better than
This Yamaha RXV367

im persuaded by the 4 hdmi in on the yam, but the name a quality on the Onkyo.
#28
I didnt know onkyo but now rate them after going to richer sounds in Leicester !
1 Like #29
Here is my setup with the same AVR, I am using Q acoustics 2010's and a Q acoustic centre, some cheap rears and an Onkyo sub, excuse the pic i am in the middle of decorating

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/4210/dsc05283d.jpg

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/5425/dsc05210x.jpg

Edited By: Toasthduk on Mar 18, 2011 08:21
3 Likes #30
Toasthduk
Here is my setup with the same AVR, I am using Q acoustics 2010's and a Q acoustic centre, some cheap rears and an Onkyo sub, excuse the pic i am in the middle of decorating

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/4210/dsc05283d.jpg

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/5425/dsc05210x.jpg



What's your address?
#31
lol why?
#32
LOUGHBORO GUY
great brand dont buy a sony


troll.
#33
dude, get some decorators in.

p.s. excellent deal OP
1 Like #34
buckfast67uk
dude, get some decorators in.

p.s. excellent deal OP


Why? I am capable of doing it myself thanks
#35
DLC
[in before the jokes.]

What speakers would be nice to pair up with this.
I'm not a massive audiophile but would like something to fill that void.

i haz 200-300 notes.

Or should I just go for the complete solution Onkyo offer?

For £200 to £300 go for the complete solution Onkyo HTS3305 (around £250 from Richer when in stock).

it will be the best money you ever spend.
#36
Toasthduk
buckfast67uk
dude, get some decorators in.

p.s. excellent deal OP


Why? I am capable of doing it myself thanks


You've painted it brown?
1 Like #37
A13
Toasthduk
buckfast67uk
dude, get some decorators in.

p.s. excellent deal OP


Why? I am capable of doing it myself thanks


You've painted it brown?


Thats fresh plaster not paint
#38
There are other reasons not to buy a Sony - or any Sony product for that matter:

http://www.geohot.com/
#39
If anyone wants to have good quality music playback, but still keep your AV set up, then this amp/ speaker switch is the gadget for you! I bought one last week and have connected it to my AVR, stereo amp and front speakers and boy, what a difference it makes having a stereo amp for music. If I want 5.1 playback, I press the 'Amp Input A' button and if I want stereo playback for music, I press the 'Amp Input B' button, it's that simple. It lets your decide which amp will output through your front speakers.

Although it costs £77, it's a fantastic gadget. It can handle 200w per channel, so will work with any amp that ouputs 200w or less. I posted in this AVF thread about it and here is a professional review.

http://www.beresford.me/PP/images/TXN_F2m.jpg

http://www.adventuresinhifiaudio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/TXN-SR2m-300x136.jpg
#40
Just for the poster who was asking about speakers. I've gone for Tannoy SFX's with my Onkyo. They'll be within budget and are a very good set of speakers. I actually grabbed mine off the 'bay of e' and got them with a set of tannoy HTS200 fron towers for under £150. In perfect condition and make a great 7.1 system.

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