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The Onkyo TX-SR506 is entry-level 7.1 a/v receiver with three 1.3a HDMI inputs and 75 Watts of power per audio channel.

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Pros

3 HDMI inputs supporting 1080p

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Bi-ampable front speakers

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Second zone of audio

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5-way binding post speaker terminals for all main zone speakers

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Good value receiver - selling for around $230

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Cons

HDMI pass-thru only - no audio

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No analog video upconversion

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Only 2 component video inputs

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The Onkyo TX-SR506 is entry-level 7.1 a/v receiver with three 1.3a HDMI inputs and 75 Watts of power per audio channel. It was released in April 2008 with an MSRP $379, but like so many Onkyo receivers there has been a significant price drop to around $230. The TX-SR506 only supports HDMI pass-thru up to 1080p and can't decode audio signal from the HDMI cable, so a separate audio connection will be necessary. The step-up model Onkyo TX-SR576 features HDMI audio processing; for video upscaling you'll have to upgrade to the Onkyo TX-SR606. The TX-SR506 supercedes the Onkyo TX-SR505 with similar specifications released a year earlier for $299. This receiver is essentially the same as found in the Onkyo HT-S5100 home theater in a box.

Features
  • 7.1 channel a/v receiver
  • 3 x HDMI pass-thru supporting 1080p (no audio)
  • 2 x component video inputs
  • 75 Watts / channel @ 8 Ohms
  • Second zone of audio (stereo) with main zone up to 5.1
  • Supports front L/R speaker bi-amping
  • Digital Audio: 2 x optical, 2 x coaxial
  • MSRP: $379
  • release date: April 2008
Post Review
Evolvingpowercat
09/28/2008 10:42

This receiver is great value, in particular if you go with a recertified unit from Ecost.com for under $160. Still has 1 year warranty and the one I recieved from Ecost had no cosmetic flaws and worked perfectly.

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