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. The good news is that, a bit less than 1 year ago, when I experienced the well-documented problems, I contacted an authorized repair shop and got the thing repaired in a day by a guy who had seen it all before, and had all the parts on hand. I got lucky.
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. I missed the 30 day window at Amazon but I returned it and received some credit. Because it sounded so good I purchased another of the same model, thinking it was a one time event. Apparently not.
Onkyo TX-NR3008 Impressive initially. HDMI board replaced under warranty on year 2.
18 April 2011
Summary: I purchased this receiver about three months ago (Jan 2011) to upgrade from an Onkyo TX-SR805. Before purchasing it, I read the reviews in this web site and others to compare it with other current receivers from Onkyo, Yamaha Aventage and Pioneer Elite lines. I don't quite remember all the details that I considered at that time but I picked this one for one reason or another, and in all fairness to the others I'd probably be just as satisfied in many respects with them...