Summary: This is a very belated review on a product that I replaced yesterday. The replacement is NOT an Onkyo. I went the Denon route, another 7.2 channel receiver very similar to this one. I tested the Onkyo several time to confirm that it is in fact dead and is going to the trash.
Summary: After a year or so my tx-nr807 spontaneously lost all sound output. From reading on other forums, this is a relatively common problem and is extremely expensive to fix out of warranty. Several years out now and I just received the unit back after having the replacement HDMI board replaced.
Summary: Setup - Paradigm monitor 7's version 5 with paradigm cc290 center channel with custom dayton titanic subwoofer.
Pros: Purchased this unit last week. The sound is outstanding. The menu is easy to use and movies and music sound amazing. The clarity and power will blow you away. It is a heavy unit but this is a good thing. There are lots of features and goodies on this receiver but don't be scared....it is very eas...
Cons: now to the reason for 3 eggs out of 5. I have to return the unit for a replacement because there is no sound when using the NET feature. The unit was defective. Newegg covered the shipping and I sent it back and currently waiting on a new unit.
Summary: The idea is to dl the unwashed facts. I am not an audiophile. I can and do build my own computers as well as just about anything with wheels and this is the 4th AVR I have owned. This machine replaces a dead 6 year old Onkyo.
Summary: The features I found most beneficial/annoying given my perceived needs and use for this receiver: (+) Pros - 135W per channel (on paper) - under $700 (Amazon Warehouse Deals) - network capabilities - firmware update via ethernet - THX Select 2 certified - Burr Brown DAC - Audyssey DSX / PLIIz...
Basic functionality is great. Falls short on some advanced settings.
John "John", Amazon
27 January 2010
Summary: I'm not a real audiophile, but I've got a fairly decent ear. I have this hooked up to a set of Klipsch Reference speakers and the sound quality is great. That is, to me, the most important thing here. The remote has some activity functions like "watch tv" that mostly work well and make life easy.
Don't reset to factory settings! If you do, you now own a TX-NR801!
Haris G. Bruch, Amazon
19 December 2009
Summary: I bought this AV receiver and had some problems with speaker output. I finally ended up resetting to factory defaults via reccomendation of Onkyo. When I did that, I ended up with a TX-NR801. All of the functions of the 807 were gone. auto equalization, "NET", and remote setup were all gone.
Summary: As I said in the pros I got this receiver at a great price, if that were not the case I would return it for a yamaha since their second and third zones have their own binding posts.
Pros: Networkable, plenty of power, heavy duty, audyssey setup. I got it on sale and used a promo code so it was a steal at only 750 after tax and shipping and I got 2 free hdmi cables with it.
Cons: As others have said the most dissapointing thing about this receiver is the inability to wire zones 2 and 3 while still having surrounds and surround sound back wired. I have yet to meet anyone who uses the front wide or height speakers but onkyo still decided to leave those channels on their own...
Summary: Einige Schwächen die man vorher wissen sollte: * Kein durchgängiges Bedienkonzept. - Manche Eingänge verfügen über OnScreen-Ausgabe, andere nicht. - Das UP-DT1 zum Bespiel, kann nicht am Gerät bedient werden (nur über die FB).
Summary: Über die stärken brauche ich nichts mehr schreiben, denn der Receiver tut das was von Ihm angegeben wurde, und dies aus meiner Sicht perfekt. Daher wären 5 Sterne fällig. Aber nun von Anfang an: Eigentlich wollte ich einen der kleineren Brüder kaufen, aber die Netzwerktechnik hat mich zum Kauf des...