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The Onkyo TX-SR606 is the follow-up 7.1 receiver to the hugely popular Onkyo TX-SR605 released in March 2008.

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4 x HDMI 1.3a inputs

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High definition audio format decoding

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Video transcoding and upconversion to HDMI

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HDMI Switching

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Intuitive automated speaker setup process

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Excellent Sound Quality

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5.1 + Stereo Split Zone

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With some work you can get it to work with a computer even though the manual states that it isn't supported.

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Massive HDMI Failure Around 12 months

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Only 1 of 4 HDMI still functions.

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Doesn't upconvert to 1080p, only 1080i

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Hudson II video processor is a 2D comb filter as compared to 3D comb filter with adaptive motion

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Only 2 component video inputs

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Does not support computer input (DVI to HDMI converter)

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No 7.1 analog pre-outs

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Does not upscale HDMI inputs, only passes them through.

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The Onkyo TX-SR606 is the follow-up 7.1 receiver to the hugely popular Onkyo TX-SR605 released in March 2008. The 606 features an upgrade to 4 x HDMI 1.3a inputs, up from 2 in the 605, and will not only transcode video signals to HDMI but will also upscale to 1080i over HDMI. The Onkyo TX-SR606 can decode HD audio sources (Dolby TrueHD, dts HD-MA). The TX-SR606 can deliver 90 Watts (@ 8 Ohms) to each of its 7 channels, each featuring 5-way binding post connectors. The MSRP is $500.

  • 7.1 channel a/v receiver
  • 4 x HDMI 1.3a inputs /w audio support
  • 90 Watts / channel @ 8 Ohms
  • Transcoding and upconversion of analog video to HDMI @ 1080i
  • Uses the Genesis Hudson II video upscaling chipset
  • Digital audio: 2 x optical, 2 x coax
  • 7.1 + zone 2 stereo
  • Advanced audio format decoding (Dolby TrueHD, dts HD-MA)
  • Release date: March 2008
  • Price: $500
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03/13/2012 11:05

Hi...I need an instruction manual for this receiver...can you help me?

07/13/2009 02:26

I've had this for over a year now and love it. The only problem is one that I've just run in to. It only has 2 optical inputs which are currently in use by my PS3 and Popcorn Hour Media Tank. My new TV (with HD tuner) only has optical audio out so now I'm short one audio input :/ Not a huge deal as I can just use the TV speakers when watching OTA TV but a slight annoyance anyway.

07/14/2008 10:37

I purchased the Onkyo TX-SR606 on 7/6/08 at the total delivered price of $389.77 through It is everything that all the audio experts say it is in their reviews and evaluations. Trust me, you can't go wrong with this purchase. It has 4 HDMI inputs and all the latest cutting edge High Definition technology. It does have 90 W @ 8 Ohms.

05/14/2008 06:38

Currenty Street price is $459 on eBay or $499 w/ 10% coupon from Circuit City.

04/12/2008 10:37

Just a correction to my above comment, it looks like it delivers 90 W @ 8 Ohms as well.

03/18/2008 11:19

I just noticed that the press release specs have this receiver at 140 Watts / channel @ 6 Ohms. That's a pretty significant increase over the 605 (90 W @ 8 Ohms)

03/18/2008 11:10

My guess is that this receiver will sell for $550 and come out in June 2008. The 576 has an MSRP of $479, has 3 HDMI ins, and (I think) doesn't transcode analog to HDMI. Logically, the 606 should sell for more than $20 more.

The only real improvement I can see with this receiver over the 605 is that it adds 2 more HDMI inputs, and that it will upscale analog video sources to 1080i. I remain skeptical about the latter point.



11/09/2012 02:19

My HDMI switching went bye-bye. The SR606 should NOT be purchased. I have had about 18 months and its worthless.

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