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Having just bought one of these a month ago for £150 more this is a top deal.
Take a look at the Onkyo TXSR608's spec and then its price and you'll think there's been a misprint!

Following on from the already massively specced TX-SR607, the TX-SR608 offers an impressive specification, regardless of the price. In terms of connections, the TXSR608 easily competes with, or even exceeds, AV receivers costing twice as much. No fewer than 6 HDMI inputs are on hand, with one being front-mounted for occasionally connected sources such as HD camcorders or games consoles. Not only are these sockets more than capable of handling the most complex of home cinema systems, they are also version 1.4a sockets and therefore fully compatible with 3D TV. A highly unusual feature but welcomed by many is the addition of a VGA PC input. Finally, you can now route your PC's video signal through your home cinema system. 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 TXSR608 features a universal port at the back for Onkyo iPod dock connection or DAB+ tuner upgrade module.

Then 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, the latest Onkyo AV receiver comes with Dolby Pro Logic IIz. Pro Logic IIz is the latest processor from Dolby that spatially enhances sound by incorporating front height channels. With the latest Faroudja DCDi Cinema technology, standard resolution analogue signals can be upscaled to 1080p for the highest quality viewing. In recognition of the Onkyo's outstanding ability, it has been awarded THX Select2 Plus Certification, meaning it meets exacting standards set by the Lucas Film studios - again, that's highly impressive given the price.

When it comes to setting the TXSR608 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 TXSR608 is still one of the best in its class. If you were wondering what the "7.2" channel output meant, that's explained by the TXSR608's twin subwoofer outputs. When used in this way you get a better spread of bass and can use two smaller, but "faster" sounding subwoofers for a tighter, better controlled bass. The powerful sound of this amplifier is helped still further by the three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry, jitter-cleaning technology, WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) Pure Audio and Double Bass Function - not to mention the impressive 120 watts available to each speaker.

Powerful, well-connected and handsome. The Onkyo TX-SR608 is not going to be popular with its rivals! The best has just got better.
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9 Likes #1
This is a great buy! me and susie will be in the market place loughborough on xmas eve midday susie will be in her sexy santa outfit i will have a santa hat on mince pies and mulled wine will be served at a cost of 20p! Yes i know 20p this goes to the Onkyo foundation for new development and also gives a home to old unwanted recievers thrown out because the owners bought a sony! I will be signing autographs for all our fans and security will be present the guard has offered to come out primark for an hour! Merry xmas and a happy new year to you all and on behalf of Onkyo thankyou for your support in these difficult times!
1 Like #2
How long before someone says it......
1 Like #3
nice deal, wait for numpty to pop up with his comments any second now..we know he can't resist.

oops I was too slow.

Edited By: androo on Dec 21, 2010 16:05
1 Like #4
Oh no, please no more...:p
#5
LOUGHBORO GUY
This is a great buy! me and susie will be in the market place loughborough on xmas eve midday susie will be in her sexy santa outfit i will have a santa hat on mince pies and mulled wine will be served at a cost of 20p! Yes i know 20p this goes to the Onkyo foundation for new development and also gives a home to old unwanted recievers thrown out because the owners bought a sony! I will be signing autographs for all our fans and security will be present the guard has offered to come out primark for an hour! Merry xmas and a happy new year to you all and on behalf of Onkyo thankyou for your support in these difficult times!


Nice :)
#6


I actually know the chap who started this company (strangely enough, he's called Peter Tyson). Thoroughly decent bloke.

End of story. :-)
#7
androo
nice deal, wait for numpty to pop up with his comments any second now..we know he can't resist.oops I was too slow.
merry xmas from Mr numpty lol lol
3 Likes #8
LOUGHBORO GUY
This is a great buy! me and susie will be in the market place loughborough on xmas eve midday susie will be in her sexy santa outfit i will have a santa hat on mince pies and mulled wine will be served at a cost of 20p! Yes i know 20p this goes to the Onkyo foundation for new development and also gives a home to old unwanted recievers thrown out because the owners bought a sony! I will be signing autographs for all our fans and security will be present the guard has offered to come out primark for an hour! Merry xmas and a happy new year to you all and on behalf of Onkyo thankyou for your support in these difficult times!

...why don't you take something that was, at best, mildly amusing and beat it to death until it becomes totally unfunny and the originator becomes totally irritating??

...oh, I see you have!:|
#9
busy making mince pies!!
#10
I rather get a known brand...
#11
......like Sony
1 Like #12
Yawn . . .
#13
Hot!

A friend of a friend has this AV receiver. And its one heck of a product! His setup is amazing!

If you're in the market for a high-quality AV amp, this is it!
#14
It's a decent price but make sure you've room for airflow... Or buy a Yamaha ;)
2 Likes #15
I still find it funny.
#16
I bought this model , removed the SONY label off my old VCR and transferred it onto this amp - the sound brightened up instantly and functionality is so much better now . Everyone comment's on it when they walk into the room :D
#17
Onkyo? £400? Is this a joke for something? you can get a Sony one for like £250 and it seems to have the same spec? HDMI inputs, surround sounrd, subwoofer etc....is this really worth £400?

Comet have an LG one in for £200 atm
1 Like #18
Good price, I got it for this price when I got it around 4 months ago. (I bought other items too, cables, speakers, stands etc...)

Best thing about Richer Sounds is, if you are after the job lot cinema setup, you can guarantee, they will knock you some money off :)
#19
Onkyo make some great AV receivers..

I tend to stick with Yamaha or Denon.. Then again, i really can't stand the look of Onkyo AV receivers.. Think they look dreadful. That's just my personal opinion though. Is also the main reason i never consider them.

Edited By: spritey on Dec 21, 2010 21:09
#20
http://www.comet.co.uk/p/DVD-Home-Cinema-Systems/buy-LG-HT805TH-DVD-Home-Cinema-System/632511

this seems a cheaper product that also includes speakers!!! COLD from me!
#21
spritey
Onkyo make some great AV receivers..

I tend to stick with Yamaha or Denon.. Then again, i really can't stand the look of Onkyo AV receivers.. Think they look dreadful. That's just my personal opinion though. Is also the main reason i never consider them.


I have a Yamaha 667 and its great paired with my Monitor Audio BX2 5.1 System. I think Onkyo AV Receivers look very dated and bulky but i have heard it sounds great!
#22
LOUGHBORO GUY
This is a great buy! me and susie will be in the market place loughborough on xmas eve midday susie will be in her sexy santa outfit i will have a santa hat on mince pies and mulled wine will be served at a cost of 20p! Yes i know 20p this goes to the Onkyo foundation for new development and also gives a home to old unwanted recievers thrown out because the owners bought a sony! I will be signing autographs for all our fans and security will be present the guard has offered to come out primark for an hour! Merry xmas and a happy new year to you all and on behalf of Onkyo thankyou for your support in these difficult times!


Fair play to you LOUGHBORO GUY !!. Others made your comment a joke not you & you have always laughed it off in good spirit . Have a Merry Christmas !!!
#23
Yeah personally got the Yamaha RX-V565 - although moving onto Denon shortly.

It's a shame, heard fantastic things about Onkyo.. I know some people adore the way they look.. Not for me at all though, like yourself, look dated. Guess it's a preference thing.
#24
craigtumilty
Onkyo? £400? Is this a joke for something? you can get a Sony one for like £250 and it seems to have the same spec? HDMI inputs, surround sounrd, subwoofer etc....is this really worth £400?

Comet have an LG one in for £200 atm


Someone else talking about things they don't understand. Yawn, yawn
#25
bigdai77
craigtumilty
Onkyo? £400? Is this a joke for something? you can get a Sony one for like £250 and it seems to have the same spec? HDMI inputs, surround sounrd, subwoofer etc....is this really worth £400?

Comet have an LG one in for £200 atm


Someone else talking about things they don't understand. Yawn, yawn


Yup this sites full of people like that, writing without understanding
#26
bigdai77
craigtumilty
Onkyo? £400? Is this a joke for something? you can get a Sony one for like £250 and it seems to have the same spec? HDMI inputs, surround sounrd, subwoofer etc....is this really worth £400?

Comet have an LG one in for £200 atm


Someone else talking about things they don't understand. Yawn, yawn


lol
#27
I have the Onkyo AV TX-SR806 Receiver awesome piece of kit better sound than my previous sony receiver, Onkyo are a good brand make good quality receivers.
1 Like #28
:) Much credit.

LOUGHBORO GUY
This is a great buy! me and susie will be in the market place loughborough on xmas eve midday susie will be in her sexy santa outfit i will have a santa hat on mince pies and mulled wine will be served at a cost of 20p! Yes i know 20p this goes to the Onkyo foundation for new development and also gives a home to old unwanted recievers thrown out because the owners bought a sony! I will be signing autographs for all our fans and security will be present the guard has offered to come out primark for an hour! Merry xmas and a happy new year to you all and on behalf of Onkyo thankyou for your support in these difficult times!







Krinkle


...why don't you take something that was, at best, mildly amusing and beat it to death until it becomes totally unfunny and the originator becomes totally irritating??

...oh, I see you have!:|


:( You seem to think yourself mildly amusing. Whatsay we beat you to death until it becomes totally unfunny and the originator becomes totally irritating?
#29
LG = Legend:{

Have a very merry xmas too mate.

LOUGHBORO GUY
This is a great buy! me and susie will be in the market place loughborough on xmas eve midday susie will be in her sexy santa outfit i will have a santa hat on mince pies and mulled wine will be served at a cost of 20p! Yes i know 20p this goes to the Onkyo foundation for new development and also gives a home to old unwanted recievers thrown out because the owners bought a sony! I will be signing autographs for all our fans and security will be present the guard has offered to come out primark for an hour! Merry xmas and a happy new year to you all and on behalf of Onkyo thankyou for your support in these difficult times!
banned#30
I bought one once they got released in the UK for my sunroom.

An amazing piece of kit.

Loughboro Guy = Legend :)
suspended#31
Unknown brand..get a Dyson.
#32
This seems to be the going rate for this piece of kit, certainly not the cheapest price available. Surprised its got so warm in here.

Another thread where its 'I like the product so I'll vote hot' LOL.
#33
Bought a Onkyo 606 model June '08, now worthless kit, repaired under warranty once with HDMI board changes and now requires new HDMI board n other bits £150 min parts + lab + shipping!! Bought a Pionner instead, **** off with so called quality of Onkyo. Told this was a common probs with the model, shame they don't tell you when you it buy!! Maybe got a bad kit but be careful before buying. No doubt reviews are excellent, I went on them as well, but didn't help me. Buy the extra warranty, save the hassles down the road.
#34
the hdmi board on my onkyo 674 has already gone after only 3.5 years. Need a new amp, but for £400 is there anything better specked?
#35

...why don't you take something that was, at best, mildly amusing and beat it to death until it becomes totally unfunny and the originator becomes totally irritating??

...oh, I see you have!:|


Lighten up man, its Christmas. :)
#36
i bought the pioneer vsx 920 for 344.99 should i return it and get this onkyo instead please help!!!!
#37
Avonius

...why don't you take something that was, at best, mildly amusing and beat it to death until it becomes totally unfunny and the originator becomes totally irritating??

...oh, I see you have!:|


Lighten up man, its Christmas. :)


He's right, it's boring now.......time to move on people.
#38
if your interested in this get it for £315.00
Join Quidco, Click the Best Buy Link and enter the 1 voucher code NV15 or something like that.
And when you buy thru the QudiCO Best BUy link - it comes down to £315 thru the cash back

I would have bought this if I had the money, look on the specialist Audio Video forums , its a fantastic bit of kit does THX2 I think the nearest yamaha that does THX is over a £1000.

However it may not be as a good a Build quality as a yamaha (Mercedes of AV amps), or a Denon (BMW of AMPS) But the onkyo is more like an Audi.
Its fantastic value, Even What HIFI rated it September 2010 best Under £500 AMP but has features of amps that are sold for £800-£1000.

Its definatley worth the heat






Edited By: rborhara on Dec 22, 2010 01:00
#39
danny-mac
Avonius
...why don't you take something that was, at best, mildly amusing and beat it to death until it becomes totally unfunny and the originator becomes totally irritating??...oh, I see you have!:|
Lighten up man, its Christmas. :)
He's right, it's boring now.......time to move on people.
Boring, Beaten to death? You two are the sort of people who would take Love Thy Neighbor and On the Buses off Television if you had the chance. Thank god for Lew Grade that's all I can say.
#40
craigtumilty
http://www.comet.co.uk/p/DVD-Home-Cinema-Systems/buy-LG-HT805TH-DVD-Home-Cinema-System/632511

this seems a cheaper product that also includes speakers!!! COLD from me!

DVD player with 5 speakers?
Do you know meaning of AV receiver?

Edited By: rodman on Dec 22, 2010 02:15

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