Released March, 2008
The Pros:High definition audio format decoding. Video transcoding and upconversion to HDMI. Intuitive automated speaker setup process.
The Cons:Massive HDMI Failure Around 12 months. Only 1 of 4 HDMI still functions. Doesn't upconvert to 1080p, only 1080i.
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.
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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
User Reviews (76)
High definition audio format decoding
Video transcoding and upconversion to HDMI
Intuitive automated speaker setup process
Massive HDMI Failure Around 12 months
Only 1 of 4 HDMI still functions.
Doesn't upconvert to 1080p, only 1080i
Hudson II video processor is a 2D comb filter as compared to 3D comb filter with adaptive motion
Does not support computer input (DVI to HDMI converter)
Only 2 component video inputs
Does not upscale HDMI inputs, only passes them through.
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