Pros I like the way you can really adjust the modes, sounds while watching movie with on screen display. Beautiful sound quality with crisp depth during movies. The audessy setup is a breeze . The THX is a bonus
Cons I think onkyo has pushed in too much features/options and settings into this model makes a little lost in advanced settings Personally not impressed by the Faroudja Video Processing.
Summary beautiful and excellent piece of amp , I have enjoyed for the past three months now. which I replaced with my old onkyo. for an average Joe like me where I mostly watch movies and music this is great but for a audio savy guy this maybe in his start up product. I compared this with HT RTC 180, The sound is pretty much the same. I have 110W 7.1 speaker system to compare both.
I tried to compare by playing older and newer videos and the up scaling is not consistent so not a real evaluation could be made.
for a non pro like me. you have to be careful, during advanced speaker settings because the db and level causes the system to get into protection mode which anyone with not much experience can have and has to be sent to onkyo.
This one gets less heated when compared to my older onkyo. I am surprised the price is gone done from 490$ to 450$ in 3 months
Pros My wife got me his as a birthday present.Outside of all the all DDtrue, and DTSMA, HD sounds and HDMI 1.4 upgrade features. GUI interface, you can rename ports, EZ remote,
Cons None so far
Summary The sound from this Onkyo is UNMATCHED. World Cup 2010 Football sounds AWESOME! I feel like I'm there! Big Selling point...I can still watch TV and play my PS3 without turning on the 608 (standby mode aka Pass thru) Meaning, I don't always have to turn on the Onkyo to listen to my Blurays movies or ps3 games. I can use my TV speakers.I'm glad my wife got me this, It's a reciever that will last a long time with proper care.
Thanks Onkyo for not dropping the ball.
Pros sound can't get better than this, when you play around with the sound modes it has, you won't ever want to buy any other sound system ever again. It's just the best sound I have ever experienced and I used to really want a Bose system NOT ANYMORE!
Cons Haven't experience any yet.
Summary If you want to buy a great receiver that's worth It's price buy this one. I bet you this system will be worth your money.
Pros 7 HDMI inputs, Easy on screen set up. The translucent display is terrific. The 3D passthough superb. Sound realistic and lifelike. Handles all the master audio modes. Set up is a breeze; Took about 5 minutes.
Cons Nothing whatsover.
Summary This receiver has everything except network capabilities. Frankly, I don't want or need that. At this price, it's worth 2-3 times more. Un;ess you need network capabilities and usb inputs, this is the receiver for you. Bravo to Onkyo.
Pros easy set up, speaker and calibration is superb with the on screen GUI, Surround sound separation and dynamics are ultra realistic. The remote is so easy to use for all the sources.
Cons wish sound options where available on the remote
Summary For audio buffs and video alike, you will immediatly tell the difference in the new processors and appearances on screen.