Onkyo TX-SR313 Home Theatre Receiver
My review on Onkyo TX-SR313 Home Theatre Receiver is a personal one and comes from the desire to buy the best at the lowest price. At the top of the list of what features I was looking for was HDMI and Component inputs and output, as wide a range of high definition codecs as I can get for my money, HDMI Pass-Through, and a remote control.
Among the pluses are the manufacturers 2 year warrantee, switching between 5.1ch and 2ch audio, availability at my local retailer, and it’s low $200 CA price tag. The next price higher was an extra $50 which for the minimal added feature was not worth it.
Along with the Onkyo TX-SR313 Home Theatre Receiver I researched the Yamaha RX-V373 which would have made it to the top of the list had it not been out of stock everywhere I looked (within Canada). It had all the inputs/outputs I was looking for on the rear panel, namely: HDMI, Component, Composite, Digital and Optical, as well as a bonus of a USB on the front panel for a storage device or an iPod. However, the fact that it was unavailable meant that I would be wasting my time looking for pluses.
Next in competition with the Onkyo TX-SR313 Home Theatre Receiver was the Denon AVR-1513 5.1-Channel 3D Home Theatre Receiver. This one had a few cons that dropped it out of the running. Among a few of them were, no USB for storage or iPod, a narrower range of high definition codecs, and a big one for me was no Component inputs and output.
Finally the last receiver in the running with the Onkyo TX-SR313 Home Theatre Receiver was the Pioneer VSX-523-K 5.1 Channel Receiver. This receiver lacked the Component inputs and output features and has a wider range of high definition codecs but not as many as the Onkyo TX-SR313 Home Theatre Receiver. A third con in comparison both the Yamaha RX-V373 and the Onkyo TX-SR313 Home Theatre Receiver is only 1 year manufacture’s warrantee.
The one that I would have bought right off the bat was the Sony STR-DH540 5.2-channel 4K A/V Receiver. I had it in the cart and ready to purchase when I realized I was on the US site which meant extra shipping extra time and duty fees. So back to the top of the list went the Onkyo TX-SR313 Home Theatre Receiver.