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.
Pros: Lowest cost receiver I could find with MultiEQ XT 32. Newegg often runs a weekend sale on this unit even less than the going rate of $1450. Runs warm but not hot and I have a glass shelf above it.
Cons: Very Deep Chassis, not ideal for a flat panel owner. In fact it sticks out the rear of my DLP tv stand. The clicking sound ALL Onkyo receivers make when an audio source changes is very annoying with FIOS as different media often has different audio (CLICK between most commercials, channels, sourc...
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.
Summary: Haven't had enough time to play with it yet. Onkyo TX-NR-3008 Definitive Mythos two front Definitive Mythos three center Definitive Mythos Gem surround Definitive Mythos Gem rear Definitive Super Cube III sub Pioneer 50" plasma
Pros: Newegg's price was the lowest and delivery was quick as always. Upgraded from Denon AVR4802 mostly for HDMI. This unit has plenty of HDMI connections. Also like that is has THX. Using Audyssey, speaker setup was a breeze, just remember to turn the tv on before you start the speaker setup procedur...
Cons: The Onkyo puts out quite a bit more heat than the Denon, enough so that I have decided to get cooler for it. Not very good signal for over the air radio stations. Using remote for ipod operation is laggy.
Summary: Besides that, I have hears others with heat issues, so I hooked up a pair of pc 120mm fans in the back to keep it cool. All in all I love this receiver. I knew that I wanted to replace it then return it when i felt tat the first one was glitchy. I wouldn't trade this receiver for anything.
Pros: Amazing, just amazing, when finally tuned and set right. After ten years I updated my old Sony STR-DE935 5.1 receiver, and it was like music was new again. Internet connection to my 26k songs, up to 9.2, burr brown dac's, enough hdmi inputs for anybody, thx and isf certified.
Cons: First one was glitchy, so I rma'd it back to newegg. They were very helpful because I was just out of the 30 day return policy. Biggest complaint, if you want to bridge the front speakers, then you CANNOT run true 7.1. I knew that I would lose a channel to bridge my front speakers, but i would no...