Summary: This Onkyo very expensive receiver is an absolutely unreliable piece of crap. As a practical matter, given the role this unit plays in my home theatre, the lousy customer service of Onkyo, and the best-case estimate of how long it will take to get this thing fixed (the first time),I will have to junk this and pay for another (from someone other than Onkyo). I will, however, have a new hobby: trashing Onkyo with a vengeance. Amazon should demand better of Onkyo.
Summary: My 5008 lasted 20 months before having the same problems as everyone else. I had to send it in for repair. That was 3 months, 2 weeks ago. I still have an old Yamaha sitting where this 60 pound beast sat. The sound doesn't even come close to the Onkyo. If it were not for the problems I am having, I would give it 6 stars. I won't go as far as saying don't buy one, because if you get one that works, you will love it.
Summary: I use this as my surround sound system and as my music amp. I purchased this Onkyo as my all in one system, with a mind on high amps and later upgrades to the rest of my surround sound. Currently I am only set up with the 5.1 surround sound, using Bose 901's as my front speakers, Bose 601's as my rear speakers, a Bose center channel speaker, and a Yamaha sub woofer. Most surround sound DVD's are still in the 5.1 catagory.
Summary: Bought this heavy hunk of junk July 2, 2011.Today is April 26, 2013. I logged on to Amazon just to see when I had purchased this item because "it felt like yesterday" I actually love this unit but didnt expect it to crap out so abruptly and so soon.It replaced an old Yamaha receiver that STILL WORKS!!!! Never buying an Onkyo product again! P.S. The unit was set up/ installed in November because i was doing construction in my house and it went way past the due date.
Summary: I ordered the Onkyo tx nr5008 for my new dream home theater. Within 3 months the receiver began cycling through all of the listening modes with no sound at all. I called customer support and after jumping through all the required hoops I was told that my new "FLAG SHIP" receiver would have to go in for service. When I got the 55 pound beast there the women there pointed to racks of Onkyo receivers with the same problem .
Summary: This receiver worked great out of the box for a couple months then channels cut out sound clicks out for no reason and lost connectivity to the network. I took it in for repairs twice the first time they replaced the HDMI BOARD as the said its a common problem. This did not fix anything. They could find the problem. I am supposed to be able to stream 3D movies through it but that doesn't work either. There is only 1 repair place in Edmonton but they can't fix it.
Summary: The have had issues with the following receivers (description from the Onkyo web site); Models: TX-NR708, TX-NR709, TX-NR808, TX-NR1008, TX-NR3008, TX-NR5008, PR-SC5508, HT-RC270, HT-RC370 If your receiver of the above mentioned models experiences the following : Listening modes automatically change one after another. When this problem occurs most commands will not be accepted.
Onkyo top line AV receiver, with known problem, fixed by Onkyo
David Rafsky, Amazon
7 October 2011
Summary: This is the top rated AV Receiver from Onkyo, as reviewed by several specialty magazines. The unit was shipped as an open box unit from Amazon. Box and packing material were pretty beat up, but still OK. I connected everything, MUCH easier with HDMI cable, including; phono pre amp into tape circuit, BD DVD Player, and CATV input. Only one HDMI output to TV. Both audio and video are great! This replaced my old top of line, from 1996, Yamaha.
Summary: I recently purchased this receiver from Amazon. The unit's extensive list of features made it an interesting product. However, after using the receiver for only 10 days, the unit suddenly stopped working. The unit will power on for about 5 seconds and then it will shut off with the stand-by LED flashing (apparently that indicates a protection mode). Extremely dissapointed in the reliability of such an expensive piece of equipment.
Summary: This unit worked well, as others have documented, for a year and a half. Last week it started to spontaneously switch function to the Cable/Sat input, regardless of what I selected. I unplugged it and let it sit for a few minutes, and it worked for a little while longer. Now it is stuck on the Cable/Sat function and none of the panel controls or remote controls function.