Released April, 2008
The Pros:Bi-ampable front speakers. 3 HDMI inputs supporting 1080p. Second zone of audio.
The Cons:No analog video upconversion. HDMI pass-thru only - no audio. Only 2 component video inputs.
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.
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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.
- 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
User Reviews (6)
Bi-ampable front speakers
3 HDMI inputs supporting 1080p
5-way binding post speaker terminals for all main zone speakers
Good value receiver - selling for around $230
No analog video upconversion
HDMI pass-thru only - no audio
Only 2 component video inputs
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