Summary: Bought an out-of-box Onkyo NR807 for $650 at local store to replace a 10yr old muffled Sony STR-DE875. I didn't plan on buying this particular receiver but felt the 'bang for your buck' and THX capability was too good to pass up for only $200 extra. I can't give you expert opinions on every single feature for this unit and I'm not an 'audiophile'...but I've played in a few bands, been to countless rock concerts, and trust my ear.
Summary: I'm definitely not as tech-savvy as most of you, but I DO own this receiver (for one week now) and find it to be a monster! Chose it BECAUSE it was last year's model (value) and BECAUSE it supposedly could access music files from my home computer. Hooked it up to the ethernet jack behind it in the cabinet, and while it easily accessed the internet (e.g. Pandora and my account with my "stations"), it could not find my home computer ("no server found").
Summary: Easy to set up. Remote control is pretty easy to use even with other devices. Sound quality is very good. The speakers do pop/crack when I change devices. That is, when you go from CD to DVD or to Radio, etc, the speakers pop. I'm not sure what causes that to happen. Other than that it's a great receiver.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Clean Sound, Durable, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
Summary: I was looking for a midrange receiver that could do it all and I believe I have found it with the Onkyo TX-NR807. For the money it is packed full of features. Great sound, easy to configure and integrated with my home media center.
Summary: I've had the Onkyo TX-NR807 for about a month now. It replaced a 10 year old 70W Yamaha Dolby Digital surround receiver. I listen mostly to Jazz vocals, some light pop, and the occasional action movie. My priority is two channel (stereo) music, secondary is surround for movies. Other set-up details: Infinity main and center speakers(see below), small Paradigm surround speakers, Rotel CD running analog outs, Denon DVD, Windows Media Player on PC as music server.
Even better if wifi were included; issues with standby
3 December 2009
Summary: After owning two Onkyo receivers in the past, I have to say that this is the best one and really packs a lot of goodies. I still use the previous receivers for various things, but the last one (HT-R410) did not include HDMI (of course) and had a very poor AM/FM tuner. The tuner on this one is much improved.
Summary: i made sure i opened the box before the UPS guy left, and am happy to say, no sand bags. so far, i've had a sony(pro logic), hk, and an outlaw 1050. i'm not sure if it sounds that much better than my outlaw at 5.1, but after i added a couple of height speakers, it sounds pretty awesome. Dolby PLIIz is pretty impressive. i also tried pandora and it works great, not sure if i'll ever use the regular tuner. the audissey setup was great.