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Onkyo TX-SR607 (Black or Silver) AV Receiver now £299.99 (RRP £499.99) @HiFix
Onkyo TX-SR607 (Black or Silver) AV Receiver now £299.99 (RRP £499.99) @HiFix

Onkyo TX-SR607 (Black or Silver) AV Receiver now £299.99 (RRP £499.99) @HiFix

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Been waiting for this to come down in price for a while and found that HIFIX are now selling it at £299.99. Cheapest I've found elsewhere is Richersounds at £329.95. I'm sure if you go to Richersounds they will pricematch this but if you don't want the hassle of going to store this is the deal for you.

I'm sure if you are looking at this you know what it does and how good it is but for those that don't:

The Onkyo TX-SR607 7.2 home cinema receiver raises the bar once again in the competitive world of mid-range home theatre. With HDMI 1.3a inputs for up to six components, it's ready to handle all your high-definition video and audio needs. Whether it's a Blu-ray Disc player, a cable or satellite box, or a gaming console, your video signals will be travelling first class. Lower-resolution analogue video signals, meanwhile, can be upscaled to 1080i and fine-tuned by Faroudja DCDi Edge™. HDMI version 1.3a also transports the master-quality HD audio formats, DTS-HD Master Audio™ and Dolby® TrueHD. The very latest Dolby technology, Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz, enhances the spatial sensation of music, movies, and video games by letting you incorporate front height channels. The Onkyo TX-SR607 home cinema receiver packs an array of convenient connectivity options, allowing you to incorporate DAB+ Radio, iPod, MP3 players, and more. Four specialized gaming modes, Audyssey room-correction technologies, and Zone 2 capability add the gloss to what is a phenomenal all-round package.
Incorporating HDMI version 1.3a, along with advanced processing capabilities, the Onkyo TX-SR607 makes for a powerful A/V control centre. Five rear-side HDMI inputs, along with a convenient front-side one, enable connection of up to six components, including Blu-ray Disc players, gaming consoles, and set-top boxes. The Onkyo TX-SR607 can receive and switch high-def media, such as HD broadcasts and Blu-ray Discs, and send a pure digital output to your HDTV. What's more, all multichannel audio from bit-for-bit streams to standard Dolby Digital can be input via HDMI for processing on the Onkyo TX-SR607. HDMI version 1.3a enables CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) and offers greater bandwidth to deal with higher resolutions, 36-bit Deep Colour™, and high frame rates
Dolby Pro Logic IIz offers the proven quality of Dolby Pro Logic IIx and adds a new vertical dimension to your home theatre soundstage. As with previous versions of Dolby Pro Logic, this latest version delivers a convincing surround-sound experience from any movie or music source even a stereo one. On the Onkyo TX-SR607, Dolby Pro Logic IIz enables you to incorporate two "front height" speakers into your surround-sound set-up as an alternative to the two surround back speakers. The front height channels carry ambient, non-directional audio that helps immerse you even more deeply into your movies and games. With Dolby Pro Logic IIz, rain seems to burst from clouds right above you, and helicopters fly realistically overhead.
The Onkyo TX-SR607 7.2 home cinema receiver handles Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™ two lossless decoding formats that enable delivery of a bit-for-bit soundtrack identical to the studio master track. Both Codecs take advantage of the high data capacity of the Blu-ray Disc (BD) format. Another BD-related technology is DTS-HD Express, which provides access to secondary audio features. The Onkyo TX-SR607 also handles two "lossy" audio formats: Dolby® Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio™. Dolby Digital Plus is designed to accompany high-definition video delivered via disc media, broadcasts, and online content. DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, meanwhile, offers a greater bit rate, a higher sampling rate, and more channels than the core DTS technology.
The Onkyo TX-SR607's HDMI inputs can receive pristine digital video from HDMI-enabled components for a single-cable output to a display device with an HDMI or DVI connection. Native 1080p video is processed as it is, but lower-resolution signals from component video and composite video are upscaled to 1080i via HDMI. Upscaling takes the video resolution to HD quality, so it better matches the resolution of today's high-definition displays. To further improve performance on high-definition displays, the Onkyo TX-SR607 features a deinterlacing chip with Faroudja DCDi Edge technology, which effectively eliminates video artifacts.



140 Watts per Channel at 6 Ohms
DTS-ES™ Discrete/Matrix, DTS Neo:6®, DTS 96/24™,Dolby® Digital EX™ Decoding
DTS Surround Sensation® Speaker Technology
H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive High Power Transformer
192 kHz/24-Bit DACs for All Channels
Advanced 32-Bit Processing DSP Chip
4 Digital Inputs (2 Optical and 2 Coaxial)
Front-Panel Audio Input for Portable Devices
Front-Panel Auxiliary A/V Input
HDTV-Capable (720p/1080i) Component Video Switching (2 Inputs and 1 Output)
Optimum Gain Volume Control Circuitry
Bi-Amping Capability for Music and Movie Sound Effects
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)

113 Comments

I have the older 605 model which cost me £500 from Richer Sounds about 1 year ago, good piece of kit with plenty of inputs, I'd recommend one of these if you want to build a good quality AV system on a budget.

Good price for a good amp. Heat.

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Sounds fantastic, seriously considering this to replace my denon amp.

Excellent price, excellent product. Cost me £400+ less than a year ago and having compared it to a lot of other receiver/amps (even a lot more expensive ones) I settled on this and I have not since looked back. Superb sound, lots of inputs, quick auto setup, but do make the effort to do a full manual setup when you get time (yes, it means reading the instructions) as the sound got even better once I understood what it was receiver capable of.

Heat from me!

Is this receiver any good with playing music also?ive been after an amp/receiver that will do both movies and music as i dont have the space for a decent av receiver and hi fi amp.Im not after anything that will better a similar price hifi amp but need something that willl do a decent job.

My advice is to try to get a Denon 4306 AV Amp second hand ( good nick though ).
It will cost you £100 more maybe but will blow this amp out of the water :-D

I have its little brother (606 @ £340 June 09) only thing I can fault it with, like the 607, is lack of digital sound only inputs. Only 2 optic & 2 coaxial, other than that, superb machine & blew away my already owned Marantz SR7300 which cost me just short of a grand new

Just make sure youre speakers are up to the ability of the receiver, otherwise you will question your own purchase (& no, I dont mean how loud they are either)

bboy71;7479264

Is this receiver any good with playing music also?ive been after an … Is this receiver any good with playing music also?ive been after an amp/receiver that will do both movies and music as i dont have the space for a decent av receiver and hi fi amp.Im not after anything that will better a similar price hifi amp but need something that willl do a decent job.



If its anything like the 606, then yes, yes, yes - very very good indeed

Sorry to barge in on those who are clearly way more knowledgable about this than me but what does this thing actually do and why is it so expensive? That's not sarcasm, I assure you - asking out of pure ignorance!

I have the 806 paid 500 last year, onkyo make some good cinema systems! hot from me!

Have the 906 & have had several cinema amps in my time but the onkyo is outstanding.

Original Poster

Really trying to persuade the Mrs to let me buy this. saw it a while back at richer sounds for 500 and they offered me it at 450 if i bought speakers with it glad i didnt go for the package then!

Same @ sevenoaks and ricersounds will price match

wearewolves;7479334

Sorry to barge in on those who are clearly way more knowledgable about … Sorry to barge in on those who are clearly way more knowledgable about this than me but what does this thing actually do and why is it so expensive? That's not sarcasm, I assure you - asking out of pure ignorance!



This price is budget amp land

Last week, after much haggling, I managed to pick up the Onkyo TX-SR607 + Tanny SFX 5.1 Speakers + 25m Cambridge Audio 100 cable for £490 from Richer Sounds.

wearewolves;7479334

Sorry to barge in on those who are clearly way more knowledgable about … Sorry to barge in on those who are clearly way more knowledgable about this than me but what does this thing actually do and why is it so expensive? That's not sarcasm, I assure you - asking out of pure ignorance!



It's a multi-channel amplifier for listening to your DVDs in Dolby Digital, DTS etc. However it goes beyond that as it has HDMI inputs for blu-ray, PS3 etc which gives new lossless sound formats, which sound better - DTS-MA and Dolby True-HD. It also acts as a "normal" hi-fi amp for your CDs etc. and it has a built-in FM tuner.

I have a Sony amp in a similar price range it's bloomin' brilliant!

Original Poster

Beddie;7479634

It's a multi-channel amplifier for listening to your DVDs in Dolby … It's a multi-channel amplifier for listening to your DVDs in Dolby Digital, DTS etc. However it goes beyond that as it has HDMI inputs for blu-ray, PS3 etc which gives new lossless sound formats, which sound better - DTS-MA and Dolby True-HD. It also acts as a "normal" hi-fi amp for your CDs etc. and it has a built-in FM tuner.I have a Sony amp in a similar price range it's bloomin' brilliant!



It also upconverts an analogue signal to digital so you only need 1 HDMI connected to your TV

Babboon;7477604

I have the older 605 model which cost me £500 from Richer Sounds about 1 … I have the older 605 model which cost me £500 from Richer Sounds about 1 year ago, good piece of kit with plenty of inputs, I'd recommend one of these if you want to build a good quality AV system on a budget.


the 605 was under £400 @ sevenoaks a year ago

jacko_oafc;7479275

My advice is to try to get a Denon 4306 AV Amp second hand ( good nick … My advice is to try to get a Denon 4306 AV Amp second hand ( good nick though ).It will cost you £100 more maybe but will blow this amp out of the water :-D



doubt it, denon amps are great and highly regarded but so are onkyos...i have both (nb. i am a fan of denon products as they are built to last)

wearewolves;7479334

Sorry to barge in on those who are clearly way more knowledgable about … Sorry to barge in on those who are clearly way more knowledgable about this than me but what does this thing actually do and why is it so expensive? That's not sarcasm, I assure you - asking out of pure ignorance!


this isnt expensive for a decent amp....this is a decent budget amp...in fact the 605 (older version - about £400 last year) was better spec'd than some £1000 amps!
you are paying for something that should last 10+ years if you want, not like throw away all in ones that last a year or two, etc, has a huge no. of connectivity options......the 605 has about 100 connections - hdmi, optical, etc....you can listen to music from this amp in two seperate rooms (not sure why, but useful for some)
but the main thing is that it simplifies the conncetion to your tv.....my pioneer kuro has one hmdi cable from my amp and thats it....all source cables go to the amp (which means they are easier to hide)
the best thing is to get a demo and you will see why these seem so expensive (when in reality they arent) - try sevenoaks

droyden;7479584

Same @ sevenoaks and ricersounds will price match


Would Richer sounds price match this? I thought that they would only price match if the other store your getting them to price match included the extended warranty in the price. I was going to purchase a new av receiver this week so any advice on the richer sounds price matching this would be helpfull.

If I was in the market for a new receiver this would be top of the bill. What a price!

wearewolves;7479334

Sorry to barge in on those who are clearly way more knowledgable about … Sorry to barge in on those who are clearly way more knowledgable about this than me but what does this thing actually do and why is it so expensive? That's not sarcasm, I assure you - asking out of pure ignorance!



I see that a couple of people have attempted a reply but not very successfully IMHO.
This amp is the basis of a home cinema system and in addition to forking out £300 for this you would need to buy a set of speakers, say £200 upwards to go with this as well as a few metres of decent speaker cable and probably speaker stands for some of the speakers so you could be looking at £600-£700 in total.
As someone else has pointed out, £300 is not really expensive and is probably getting towards the lowest price that you would pay for a decent amp such as this. AV amps go up to well over £1000 and then some.
Now over to the experts who can tell you a bit more!

How does the Sony STRDH800 compare to this?

how does this compare to this one
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I know it is the lesser model but considering it includes speakers and ipod dock would it not be better to get this one?

I have the Onkyo 606 and it's superb. The 607 for this price is a very good deal!

I currently have 6 devices connected to it, no probs, only 1 HDMI to Tv, easy to use. Making it work with all the devices is very easy. Geting the most out of it requieres a bit of reading and configuration (especially if you have sky+ or skyHD).

Decent speakers (at least center and front ones) are a must to have a super sound/video experience.

I am looking for a reasonable cost amp with 2x hdmi output to replace my Sony STR DG700 as I am getting fed up with swapping cables when i want to watch TV in bedroom and don't really want another box to split the signal any suggestions ?

I hope people believe I am not trolling here but I think this is ridiculous. I spent several minutes reading but not understanding the description and surely it's just a sound amplifier?! So what if it's got extra input sockets?

It's my experience that with this sort of gadget the value declines in proportion to the incomprehensibility of the manufacturer's claims - and this one has got "Faroudja DCDi Edge" wow!

nice deal, this amp is great, richer sounds should pricematch and beat this price by £10.

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here's a review of it: trustedreviews.com/hom…/p1

I'm skint so i won't be getting one, also i'll be waiting for a HDMI 1.4 amp that can cope with higher resolutions and framerates.

I NEED this amp in my life to replace my 10 year old Pioneer that doesnt even have Hdmi.

Just need to find a spare £300:lol:

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pity is has no dedicated sub- woofer output - or am I going blind?

EliTom

I presume the HDMI output is to connect to a monitor / television? I think I've answered my own question, could it have any other uses? I just woke up so that might also be the problem hehe.

EDIT :

"Around the back the SR607 is teeming with connections, and it's particularly generous when it comes to HDMI ports. There are no less than five v1.3 inputs (all of which support Deep Colour, x.v.Colour and Lip Sync) taking the total to six, plus the output passes 1080p video signals on to your TV - all of which is great news if you've got loads of HDMI-equipped kit but only a couple of inputs on your display."

elitom;7480716

pity is has no dedicated sub- woofer output - or am I going blind?EliTom



The spec says it has

"Dual Subwoofer Pre Outs"

eu.onkyo.com/pro…tml

fishmaster;7480729

I presume the HDMI output is to connect to a monitor / television? I … I presume the HDMI output is to connect to a monitor / television? I think I've answered my own question, could it have any other uses? I just woke up so that might also be the problem hehe.



you are correct.

How does everyone thinks this compares to the Denon AVR1910 which you can get for around £369?

elitom;7480716

pity is has no dedicated sub- woofer output - or am I going blind?EliTom



You are going blind, the 2 purple outputs on the back...

This looks like a great buy, I am converting the garage roof into a media room, so good timing. Couple of questions:-
(1) Which supplier is better, Ive heard of sevenoaks but not HiFix ? Alternatively I could get this from Richersounds on price match but they may sell out by the time i get there
(2) Is the 1080i upscalling a concern (rather than 1080p), just welcome opinions here
(3) Could I connect my xbox360 to this and not expect any significant lag when playing games?
(4) Could anyone comment on the audio only performance?

Cheers

Crossy;7480811

You are going blind, the 2 purple outputs on the back...




time to go to SpecSavers !

Tempted - but not sure my wharedale Moviestar 70s would do it justice !

Elitom

if you use the composite in for older gear does it upscale it and output via HDMI?
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