Note: This receiver will be superceded by the Onkyo TX-SR606 scheduled to come out in the Summer of 2008.
The Onkyo TX-SR605 is a 7.1 channel receiver supporting HDMI 1.3a (2 inputs/1 output) for a very affordable MSRP of $499. It also includes 3 component, and 5 S-Video/composite that are transcoded and output to the HDMI output, simplifying your setup with all video and audio signals coming out of a single HDMI cable. This receiver was highly anticipated by gaming and A/V enthusiasts for its excellent lineup of specs (especially the HDMI support) and its low suggested retail price.
- Full A/V Processing via HDMI 1.3a with Upconversion (2 in 1 out)
- HDMI Deep Color Capable (36bit)
- Component Video Upconversion and HDTV-Capable (50 MHZ) Video Switching (3 in 1 out) Faroudja DCDi
- WRAT/ Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry/ Non-Scaling Configuration/ A-Form Listening Mode Memory/ RI
- Audyssey 2EQ Room Acoustics Correction
- 7.1 Multichannel Inputs for PCM Delivery of Hi-Def Audio Sources
- DOLBY Decoder - PLIIx, DD, DD-EX, TrueHD
- DTS Decoder - DTS, ES, NEO6, 96/24, HD Master Audio
- S-Video (5 in 2 out)
- Digital Audio IN (OPT/COAX) 3/3
- Composite Video (5 in/2 out)
- Power 90W/Ch
- Powered Zone 2 and Zone 2 Line-Out
- Bi-Amp Capable
- XM and Sirius ports
- XM HD Surround Sound through Neural Surround
Consider an upgrade to the Onkyo TX-SR705 ($720) with 3 HDMI inputs, 100 W / channel, and THX Select2 certification. The new line-up of Onkyo receivers is led by the TX-NR905 was first released in mid-August 2007.