Summary: Since I am late to the party, I will not attempt to restate all the various raves and regrets with this unit. I have seen it all. Amazing, massive monster with awesome features and a couple of devastating defects.
Had issues at first, but after Onkyo addressed issues the receiver is awesome!
Stefan Matura, Amazon
1 August 2011
Summary: As others have commented, this is a great receiver- when it works. I purchased the first one in May, and enjoyed it for almost 30 days when it started to lock up, and I could not change anything via the front panel or remote. Even removing power would not work.
Onkyo TX-NR3008 Impressive initially. HDMI board failed but was replaced under warranty
18 April 2011
Summary: I purchased this receiver in Jan 2011 to upgrade from an Onkyo TX-SR805. - Audyssey XT32 and 9.2 configuration. This was one the reasons why I picked this one instead of the TX-NR1008 or the TX-NR808. Is 9.2 worth it? Is it much better than 5.1? I'd say that it depends on the room.