Visit our Business Solutions website >>

ONKYO 7.2-Channel Home Theater Receiver TX-SR608

ONKYO 7.2-Channel Home Theater Receiver TX-SR608
alaScore 85

620 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 620 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the ONKYO 7.2-Channel Home Theater Receiver TX-SR608 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 620 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 129 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (117)

Expert review by:

Onkyo TX-SR608 Receiver First Look


Well, if you haven't noticed the flood gates have opened. Manufacturers are falling all over themselves to get on the 3D bandwagon. TVs, Blu-ray players, and discs have all hit the market touting their 3D. No matter that there is very little true 3D...

Onkyo has long been known as a feature leader in the receiver department. They certainly are looking to maintain that reputation with the TX-SR608. While the feature-set is a bit different from other new offerings at the same price point, it definitely...

Expert review by:

Onkyo TX-SR608 Home Theater Receiver Reviewed


The TX-SR608 is designed for listeners who want to save a few dollars without sacrificing good sound. Despite the lower price tag, this model offers "a host of features sure to please the modern home theater fan including Audyssey 2EQ speaker setup and...

The Onkyo TX-SR608 offers a lot of utility for an entry-level price. Featuring the most newest HDMI 1.4a spec ports will ensure you'll be current for a long time and gives you the ability to pass the latest and greatest 3D TV signals as well as receive...

Expert review by:

Onkyo TX-SR608 A/V Receiver


Many tributaries feed the mighty Mississippi. South of the Twin Cities, the Minnesota River gushes in. In Wisconsin, it is joined by the St. Croix River, the Black River, the La Crosse River, the Root River, and the Wisconsin River. Then come the Rock,...

All of the above might lead you to believe that the AVR can operate many of these options (biamp, height, width, back surround, zone two) at the same time. Although it has nine sets of speaker terminals, it only has seven amp channels. However, you can...


Expert review by:

Onkyo TX-SR608


The Onkyo TX-SR608 is a great AV receiver that will enhance your audio and video entertainment. It's true that it is missing a few goodies, but overall it performs well and is well equipped to handle all your home theater needs. Onkyo is a company that...

This AV receiver has a higher signal-to-noise ratio than most of the competition

The Onkyo TX-SR608 isn't the most power efficient

This is a pretty square deal but for a few bucks more there is better.

Consumer review by:

Foiled by ongoing problems with HDMI circuits.


Onkyo is supposed to have a stellar reputation for quality but that is not turning out to be my experience. My unit is only 11 months old and the HDMI IC has failed twice now. When the unit did work the actual performance was pretty good, but not...

On-Screen menu ; Audyssey setup should ensure best sound performance for your rooms acoustics ; Sports a wide array of features

Quality control is suspect. To have the same problem occur only 8 months after repair at an authorized service center is most disappointing

Consumer review by:

Great functions make this one of the best at this price


My main requirement for a new receiver was hdmi upconversion. I already had a good receiver without HDMi so finding one with HDmi and being able to throw up only one cable to the TV was the biggest requirement. This was one of the cheapest available to...

Up conversion of all inputs ; Excellent sound quality, as long as you have the speakers to make it worth while ; Very simple to setup as standard ; Full control of all periphals plugged in using the one remote ; Does not include built in ipod dock - I...

Does require a little bit of effort to get it fully set up. this really shouldnt be too much of a con though as this is expected at this level of receiver ; Automatic speaker setup through Audyssey did not work for me. will persist and keep trying ; No...

Consumer review by:

Performance and features make this a great choice.


I purcahsed this unit to replace a 6yr old Yamaha which I was very happy with only to gain HDMI switching. My Yamaha has been a great sounding unit. This Onkyo has been better... much better. On paper there really should not be much difference but this...

Power ; Sound Quality ; Featres ; Inputs ; Multi-room/Multi-source ; Dynamic Range ; Automatic speaker lever and delay calibration

Intial setup is confusing and unituitive ; No pre-amp outputs

Consumer review by:

Sounds Great


Love it! I bought another one for my brother in law.

On Screen Menu, lots of hdmi connectivity, Bi-Amping my fronts

Sound fields are not very intutive

Consumer review by:






Consumer review by:

Best buy on the market today.


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.

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

Nothing whatsover

Product Specifications

Sure, you can call it an "entry-level" A/V receiver. But when you witness the full potential of the TX-SR608, you'll know the level you're entering is far beyond the ordinary. For a start, you get HDMI 1.4 inputs for simple hook-up of all your high-definition sources. HDMI 1.4 also brings compatibility with the 3D video format, as well as an audio return channel from your display back to the receiver. Complementing HDMI on the input front, you have an analog RGB video input for connecting your PC, and a universal port for Onkyo peripherals. All video sources, regardless of resolution, can be upscaled to big and beautiful 1080p via HDMI and Faroudja DCDi Cinema. Audio processing incorporates quality Burr-Brown DACs, lossless Dolby and DTS codecs, and the expanded surround formats of Audyssey DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz. Three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry and jitter-cleaning technology work to ensure extremely precise and faithful amplification. In recognition of the TX-SR608's outstanding A/V prowess, it has been awarded THX Select2 Plus certification.

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Pro Logic IIz / Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD Master Audio
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Effects:CinemaFILTER
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround System Class:7.2 channel
Type:AV receiver


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Onkyo TX




Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty