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Onkyo TX-SR508

Onkyo TX-SR508
alaScore 82

303 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 303 reviews of Onkyo TX-SR508. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Onkyo TX-SR508 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 303 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Onkyo TX-SR508 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Onkyo TX-SR508B 3D Ready Audio Visual ReceiverOnkyo TX-SR508B 3D Ready Audio Visual ReceiverONKYO TXSR508 3D READY HOME CINEMA RECEIVER Silver

Jul, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 user reviews of Onkyo TX-SR508 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Onkyo TX-SR508 7.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver (Black) (Old Version)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Onkyo TX-SR508


The Onkyo SR508's lack of network features might put some people off, but if you can live without these, its new low pricing makes it a real bargain.

Good value for a 3D receiver, Really well built for its money, Good sound for its money

No network features, Next models up Onkyo’s range are tempting too, One or two operating glitches

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: digidavid1954@g (

Wow! Great sound.


Connection of mine is 9.1 surround speakers, and it belts out fine no matter.

Reliable,Easy to use


Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: David Jones (

Great sound for little $!


Reliable,Easy to use


Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: digidavid1954 (

Good value


Does almost everything well

Nothing to note

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: sleepypete (

Sounds great, easy setup, questionable reliability


Sounds great when it's working, pulls extra detail out of iTunes mp3's and sets up a "you're there!" soundfield on movies. However, a sound break up issue in movies (at worst : 0.5secs of silence every few minutes - probably overheating and it's not...

Lots of inputs, 7.1 amp. Sounds excellent (with the clever stuff turned off). Audyssey makes setup easy. HDMI 1.4. Ability to reconfigure inputs via the onscreen menus. All-in-one remote also controls dvd, tv etc

Reliability - sound is breaking up on movies on a 2 week old unit. Bass is very heavy on standard settings (Tannoy SFX5.1 powered sub)

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: nlstong (

Zone 2 oddities and HDMI flicker


At this price point I wasn't expecting HDMI upconversion or too much fancy stuff, but it was advertised as a multi-room receiver and falls short of delivering the goods.

Sound quality, ease of HDMI input assignments, that "new electronics smell

Zone 2: Digital sources cannot be sent to Zone 2. They don't tell you until you get the owner's manual in your hands ; More Zone 2: No display of volume level going to Zone 2. The outdoor speakers could easily be cranked to eleven accidentally

Jun, 2010

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Onkyo TX-SR508 (black)


Consumer review by: N/A (

Stopped working


Got a 'pop' today and the audio is gone. Heard the Onkyo had an HDMI board issue. I did a reset but I don't have anything. Not even radio. Video still works. Too much to spend for such a short life. I'm looking for another brand.

Worked for 4 years as advertised


Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Jess Chadwick (

Great features, but poor quality


Really glad that this was "free" with my speakers otherwise I would be incredibly upset that I paid good money for such junk. This was my first Onkyo and will definitely be my last. With so many good brands to choose from, why give them a second chance?

Came free with my speakers ; Lots of HDMI inputs ; Easy configuration ; 2 year warranty (as other review says - YOU'LL NEED IT)

Runs VERY hot. After about 2 months the audio started "fading" - would lose one or two speakers (they would cut in and out), then started to lose bass, then after a month or so of this the video starting cutting in and out intermittently, then cut out...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: AntiBoortz (

Don't Go Here


Onkyo's tech support was disappointing. I had trouble finding in the owner's manual how to manually adjust the audio delay to synchronize the voice audio with the lips of the speaker on the video. Onkyo's technical support person said that if my TV did...

On paper it seems a good value. The audio specifications and feature list are impressive for a reasonably priced AV Receiver. I gave two stars because apparently SOME units may actually work as described

In practice the receiver gets confused when sorting out audio signals and has HDMI video switching problems. I experienced the same "video flashing" problems of other reviewers. When playing a Blu-Ray DVD through the same Player the receiver sometimes...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

At Onkyo, the mission is to deliver outstanding audio and video quality to your home, no matter what budget you're on. With the 7.1-channel TX-SR508, you get an entry-level home theater centerpiece built to unleash the potential of your favorite entertainment sources. The TX-SR508 arrives brimming with processing and connectivity features previously unheard of at this level: four 3D-ready HDMI 1.4 inputs for connecting your high-definition sources; studio master-quality HD audio formats from Dolby and DTS; Dolby Pro Logic IIz for surround-sound possibilities; powered Zone 2 and bi-amping for more speaker flexibility; and a universal port and front-side input for connecting peripherals and portable devices. Meanwhile, Audyssey volume and equalization technologies ensure comfortable listening and a room-fitting soundstage. Underpinning it all is decades of Onkyo amplifier expertise in the form of WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) and a high-current, low-impedance drive.


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
Internet Radio: No
Number of Output Channels:5 + Subwoofer (5.1)
PC Streaming: No
Progressive Scan: Yes
UPnP: No
Web Content Access: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


Bluetooth: No
Docking System: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
iPod Control:Direct Control / No
Number of Output Channels:5 + Subwoofer (5.1)
PMP Docking: No
USB Interface:No / Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: No

General Features

1080p Upscaling: Yes
2D to 3D Conversion: No
3D:No / Yes
3D Ready: No
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
CD Player / Recorder:CD Player
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Player
Home Theatre System (Digital Dolby and DVD Player): Yes
Loudspeakers: No
Network Music System: No
Product Type:Home Theatre System
Sound Projector: No
Wireless Music System: No


Wireless Speakers: No


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
MP3 Playback: Yes
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes


Blu-ray Recording: No
DVD-R Recording: No
DVD-RAM Recording: No
DVD-RW Recording: No
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby Digital + DTS / Dolby True HD / DTS HD