Pros: Onboard streaming audio clients(Pandora, Spotify, etc) Excellent Android/iPhone clients for remote control Web GUI for configuration and favorite web channel addition. 2nd speaker output zone with independent source and volume control Supports command line commands from a unix host for volume and power and other things. Max volume setting... nice if you have kids. Auto speaker level tuning with the Audessy mic.
Cons: Gets warm when operational. This is normal per Onkyo however I connected a USB fan to the front USB port and stuck the fan behind the receiver to pull air out the back of my TV stand. This is only powered when the unit is on. No more heating up. I ordered an AC Infinity unit from Am.zon. This is my only con with this unit for my use.
Summary: I thought Cheri's review was a bit harsh! Anyone who's been "in the know" with Onkyo receivers over the last four years knows it's common knowledge about the HDMI board issue. Not every Onkyo receiver suffers the HDMI plague but it's common enough that Onkyo will do what it takes to clear up the problem. My TX-NR807 ran great past it's 2 yr warranty, in the third year of ownership, the HDMI board went south. Did Onkyo blow me off?? NO!
Summary: As of 23 Aug 2014, 19 individuals out of 139 reviews have stated this receiver has failed them. This may happen to mine as well as I've only had this unit for ten days. However, at present, this receiver smokes the Yamaha RX-A3000 I replaced....NO COMPARISON!!! The Yamaha NEVER played my subwoofer (Aperion) even after having the receiver serviced thinking it may be broke; servicing tech stated the Yamaha had no problems.
Summary: Very impressed with the build quality and sound quality. Took some time to set up correctly, but it was worth the effort. Set up guide and user manual could be a little more intuitive, but the answers are there if you take the time to look for them. Easy Wi-Fi set up although the internet menu is a bit primitive.