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The Onkyo TXSR578 offers high-end AV features at a bargain price.

Following on from the TXSR508, the TXSR578 offers video processing via Faroudja DCDi. In addition to improving the pass-through video quality, this gives the ability to upscale signals to 1080p. Added to that is HDMI Upconversion. What this means is that whatever you plug in to the TXSR578 will be converted in to 1080p HDMI - whether component or composite. This not only gives the highest resolution possible from all your sources but also the possibility of using just one HDMI connection between your AV receiver and TV.

The Onkyo TX-SR578 offers a highly competitive, four, 3D TV compatible HDMI inputs - many of its rivals still only offer the older non-3D compatible HDMI v1.3 sockets. 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 TXSR578 features a universal port at the back for Onkyo iPod dock connection or DAB+ tuner upgrade module. 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 still don't think you'll find a better connected AV receiver from another brand!

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. In addition to this you'll also find Dolby Pro Logic IIz which is ideal for listening to many of the new HD TV broadcasts on TV.

When it comes to setting the TXSR578 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 TXSR578 is still one of the best in its class. The powerful sound of this amplifier is helped still further by the high power transformer, WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) Pure Audio and Double Bass Function - not to mention the 100 watts available to each speaker.

For an AV receiver that not only sounds great but helps you get the best picture quality from every source, the TXSR578 offers more for less.
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#1
Don't you mean £199.95

Edited By: alvleigh on Mar 30, 2011 18:08
2 Likes #2
pricey for a no-name brand surely
1 Like #3
Onkyo is scarcely 'no-name' these days.
banned#4
It is £199.95?
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2 Likes #5
great deal great price
banned#6
phatbhoy
pricey for a no-name brand surely


I have been told it is making a name for itself nowadays amongst the AV set but iSonly in some parts, we will see sonny.....8)
#7
Just wondering what advantage this has over the 508 which is £239.99?
banned#8
LOUGHBORO GUY
great deal great price


Well that says everything for me.....thank you Sir Lough......oO
banned#9
Matt H
Just wondering what advantage this has over the 508 which is £239.99?


I am not an audiophile and a bit of a technophobe really but I will do my best to answer this one. About £40....<3

Seriously though Matt sure someone will be along to tell you as I don't really know to be honest with you.

Edited By: konimitsu on Mar 30, 2011 18:35
#10
my pleasure ive saw this in Richer sounds Leicester great product and yes better than a sony !!
3 Likes #11
mistersquiddy
Onkyo is scarcely 'no-name' these days.


You shouldn't feed the trolls.
#12
Onkyo, you either love them or hate them but for features versus price you can't fault them. Strange thing about RS is whatever brand Receiever you intended to purchase they will tell you its cr*p compared to an Onkyo.

Personally I will stick with Yamaha (DSP-Z7 currently) or Sony as I have happily owned both. I previously always bought Sony ES models which have exceptional build quality and make the Onkyo look decidely cheap looking in the flesh.
#13
Matt H
Just wondering what advantage this has over the 508 which is £239.99?


I believe the 578 does upscaling and upconversion.

Ie - plug your wii in via component, and it will be sent to your TV via HDMI.

The 508 does not upconvert, so you would have to run a seperate lead for your wii if you wanted it going through the reciever.

Hope this helps!!
#14
MajicMOLE
Matt H
Just wondering what advantage this has over the 508 which is £239.99?


I believe the 578 does upscaling and upconversion.

Ie - plug your wii in via component, and it will be sent to your TV via HDMI.

The 508 does not upconvert, so you would have to run a seperate lead for your wii if you wanted it going through the reciever.

Hope this helps!!


Cheers for that - I own an 508 but was just wondering why this was a higher model! The upscale feature is not something I would find use for so I'm happy with what I've got.
#15
you could buy a good quality philips amp for that kind of money
#16
FatLadZ
you could buy a good quality philips amp for that kind of money


My parents owned a Philips Radiogram back in the day, is that what you were referring to? TBH I didn't think Philips made AV Receivers
#17
btw 200grams heavier than the already heavy 508.
mines in silver and really wonder whether to upgrade to the sexy black :D
#18
TheBiker
FatLadZ
you could buy a good quality philips amp for that kind of money

My parents owned a Philips Radiogram back in the day, is that what you were referring to? TBH I didn't think Philips made AV Receivers


i think it was called the mx3700 or something like that lol
#19
Is it full hd?
#20
yes 1080p
#21
Cant fault onkyo
#22
Sony anyone?
#23
on screen display?
#24
Might also want to check out big players in the electronics sector, like bush or alba. I'm sure they could undercut this deal.

Edited By: badgerpelt on Mar 30, 2011 20:52
#25
I have the 578. It's a great bit of kit.

It's full 1080p upscaling, there's no HDMI port on the front like there is with the newer Onkyos but there's plenty of ports on the back - not that you'd ever really use that one on the front. She supports 3D, 7.1 surround and comes with one of those auto-calibration microphone things.

She runs hot, like most Onkyos. I've got no real other comments to make on it - i've linked it through Anynet to my Samsung TV and the volume control can be done through TV remote with a code, which is handy.

It's definitely worth this price, moreso than the £300 I paid for it 6 months ago :(

Saying that, if she's a refurb i'm not too stung about the price drop ;)
1 Like #26
cigbunt
on screen display?


Yes but only over hdmi. I have one of these so any questions let me know.
#27
Yeah sorry cig, I didn't see your question - I can back up what HH said :)
#28
Might sound like a silly question but how would this receiver compare with the 8 year old Marantz 5300 that I own? I don't mean in terms of features or connectivity, I mean in terms of how it sounds. The Marantz was a first class bit of kit in its day.

My Marantz still performs brilliantly but it is of the pre-HDMI era which is a pain when connecting to modern TV, DVD etc.
#29
Serious question and a half coming up - bearing in mind that the brand new Onkyo HTS5405 which is complete with speakers costs 400 quid, would I really be better off buying this unit and a set of speakers and if yes which speakers please?

Thanks Guys and Gals. :D
1 Like #30
Vendee
Might sound like a silly question but how would this receiver compare with the 8 year old Marantz 5300 that I own? I don't mean in terms of features or connectivity, I mean in terms of how it sounds. The Marantz was a first class bit of kit in its day.

My Marantz still performs brilliantly but it is of the pre-HDMI era which is a pain when connecting to modern TV, DVD etc.



tbh I doubt in an out and out sound test I doubt you'd notice must difference at all but I'd still say its worth an upgrade just for the latest digital technologies that an 8 year old amp doesn't give you. Like you say though Marantz amps were/are superb pieces of kit.
#31
I want to connect my Sky HD Box and PS3 to my 3D Samsung via this.
I assume I can?
Can I get a speaker set that includes wireless rear speakers that would work with this kit?
Have been considering the Samsung HT-C6930W, but loads of people really rate Onkyo.
banned 2 Likes #32
Feckin piece of crap spend a bit more and get a brand name like Bush you wont be sorry;)
#33
SHOWMAN36
Feckin piece of crap spend a bit more and get a brand name like Bush you wont be sorry;)



hang on, you rate bush as a brand name?

heat added from me. If half the critics in here actually heard an onkyo working, they may actually change their minds - heat from me
#34
furiousjammin
SHOWMAN36
Feckin piece of crap spend a bit more and get a brand name like Bush you wont be sorry ;)
hang on, you rate bush as a brand name?

Hang on, you missed the wink at the end of the comment. ;)
#35
Not in the same league as Amstrad.
I hear one of the founders of Onkyo was one of Denon chief designers.
#36
konimitsu
LOUGHBORO GUY
great deal great price
Well that says everything for me.....thank you Sir Lough......oO


Calmed down after your new telly excitement earlier? :)
#37
television ??????
#38
have had this for a year and can't fault it. 3D support as well for those who have it or want to be future proof.
1 Like #39
SHOWMAN36
Feckin piece of crap spend a bit more and get a brand name like Bush you wont be sorry;)


Bush? Nah. Go for a proper brand like Goodmans.
#40
heated

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