Summary: I bought this receiver on December 12, 2010 and the remote control crapped out about a year later. Last week, the entire unit just stopped delivering sound. Upon researching the NR808 on the internet, I found this to be a common problem with the receiver. In other words, and by unanimous agreement of NR808 owners, this beast is a lemon. I will never support Onkyo's products ever again and after I finish up this review, the unit is going in the trash.
Summary: Add yet another to the list of 808s that stopped outputting sound, though I feel lucky that mine lasted 3 years before it went. I called Onkyo Parts & Warranties and they said that I may be eligible for one time out-of-warranty service repair. I've sent in the email that they requested, but based on the experiences of others in the Onkyo support forums, I am not very optimistic that this will end well.
3 years old, and suddenly No Sound and No Networking
26 December 2013
Summary: Add me to this ever growing list of Onkyo TX-NR808 owners who suddenly have a very heavy brick for an AV Receiver. Apparently, this is a well known issue, by owners as well as the manufacturer. Onky issued a firmware update about a year ago, to supposedly address the issue of No Sound after being in Standby for extended periods of time. Really!? Didn't fix it. And it clearly smells like a hardware problem (HDMI board often cited).
Summary: I bought this receiver after reading the rave reviews plus it was loaded with features including Thx certified. It replace a 10 year old Denon receiver I had that was working fine but it was time to keep up with the technology changes. It is heavy as hell. It is no where as easy to set up compared to the Denon. It stopped producing sound after 2 yrs and 9 months which was 9 months out of it's 2 year warranty.
Summary: Almost 3 years to the day (I was luckier than a lot of others who were 2 months over their warranty when...) one night the receiver was working perfectly as it had since I got it 10/2010 the next morning NO AUDIO AT ALL !!!!! So I go through all the steps rechecking connections etc., etc. for 2 1/2 weeks !!! Finally I get on line with the ONKYO forum and find to my amazement and dismay that there were SEVERAL people with the EXACT same problem.
Summary: Like so many other reviews of this home theater receiver, ours stopped working after 2+ years. The HDMI sound processing board supposedly fails, according to multiple audiophile discussion boards, and this is a typical failure of the Onkyo TX-NR808. In general, we were pleased with the sound and options prior to the sound failure, and with minimal use over the last two years, we expected the unit to continue working for many years in our home theater.
Summary: It might sound like I'm joking, but this receiver blew sparks from the top and will no longer function six months after the warranty expired. While watching Netflix on our television, at the same volume and settings as the receiver has done for its entire life, it just erupted into sparks leaving us with a shelf sized brick. Not only that but we had to send it in for warranty work 2 months after purchase and the service was horrible.