Summary: I've owned this reciever for almost a year now, and except for the remote problem this receiver has been great. Onkyo service has been great and the repair was quick. This receiver has enough power for anyone's needs, and being able to play mucis through media player is a nice feature!
Summary: I purchased this receiver to replace an older model. My reasons were to allow me to extend the life of my first generation HDTV and still adapt to more modern sources that have HDMI. I wanted a great sound for music and movies as well as a reasonable price. This Onkyo TX-NR1008 receiver delivered on all of it and then some. It delivers great sound for both music and movies.
Summary: Now, keep in mind that I hate reading an instruction manual. So everything was setup without looking at the manual. Previously, I have owned a Denon receiver (vintage 1998 or so), Sony reciever (2004) and a Samsung Home Theater all in one (2009); all 5.1. Hooked up 9 speakers (front left, front right, front left high, front right high, left rear, right rear, left surround, right surround) and a powered subwoofer.
Summary: I bought this receiver for $799 on Amazon.com. It is in the upper line of Onkyo's receivers and for this price I did not see any other units that could come close in terms of quality, sound, and features. It has everything you would want as far as audio and video processing, as well as good, clean power. I replaced an Onkyo TX-SR703, which I loved, but this is even better.
Summary: Replaced an older Onkyo TX717 with this unit primarily for the HDMI inputs/output. Setup was easy and now all video (Bluray, Mac Mini, older DVD/VHS combo,) runs through this unit; and audio outputs to 7:1 surround in main room and a 2nd zone on the deck. I did have to run a 2nd set of audio cables between the TV and the Receiver, but that's the TV's fault (not 1.4 HDMI compliant). Onkyo remote programmed easily for all connected components and works flawlessly.
Summary: I previously had a pioneer VSX 1019-AHk receiver which broke after a year. Parts and labor were expensive I had to simply trash the unit and look for a new one. After doing some research I narrowed down to this unit and the 808 NR. Individual unit construction, ISF modalities and 2 year manufactures warranty made me lean towards this unit. It's a month since I have used this unit. I have energy take classic 5.1 speaker and ecw 10 subwoofer.
Summary: I plan to update this review once I receive the TX-NR1008. Although I love Amazon, I did not buy this receiver from an Amazon reseller. I found another A-rated web reseller and purchased the item for $200 less than what was offered on Amazon. At the price-point that I paid for the receiver, it is the most feature-rich 3D receiver that is both DLNA and HDMI 1.4a compliant. The receiver will be replacing an 11-year old Yamaha high-end receiver.
Actually supports hookups for 11.2 speakers, but only 9.2 simultaneously
Andrew R. Schuler, Amazon
3 December 2010
Summary: I'd been having a tough time deciding whether to go with front highs or front wides for my last 2 speakers, but after I saw that it had separate connections for wide and high I just bought another pair of monoprice in walls and installed them in both locations. Just a word on the modes for the 9.2 stuff because I had a tough time finding info on exactly how this all worked prior to purchasing: 1) Dolby has a mode called Pro-height that is normal 7.2 + the 2 front highs.
Summary: After playing in an orchestra, full-time band not a weekend warrior, I need to 'feel' some air move when I listen to music OR movies. So many receivers leave my so-called neutral speakers, Axiom's, sounding like grits. No flavor until you put something on them. This Onkyo Tx-NR1008 has plenty of bite for surround sound in movies. Grabs you and hits hard. On pure audio it turns into a pussycat and reproduces as clean and sweet a sound as I could ever ask for.