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Onkyo-tx-nr808.14152137
7.0 out of 10

Onkyo TX-NR808

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Reviews and Problems with Onkyo TX-NR808

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Overall 2
2.0

onkyo 808

rudyatvale, Ebay
5 March 2014
  • Summary: one of the worst receiver ive ever had had it for 6 months and the hdmi board went out common on this model if I was to buy another onkyo I would stay away from the 800 series
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Overall 2
2.0

very poorly built- DEFECTIVE HDMI BOARD

Kevin, Amazon
17 September 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0

User Review

Dies after warranty expires a Audio Enthusiast, Audio Review
8 September 2013
  • Summary: 2011 product with a design flaw. Onkyo repair techs fully aware of issue. Should be a class action suit against Onkyo but probably not enough owners to attract lawyers.
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Overall 2
2.0

The sound has stopped working after 2+ years.

Bjorn H, Amazon
14 July 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Exploded after warranty ran out...

Beth C, Amazon
19 June 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Sound Stopped

jlemieu1, Amazon
22 April 2013
  • Summary: My unit sound stopped working right pass its warrenty. Now will cost $400 to repair. I will never buy an Onkyo again.
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2.0

Sound Stopped

Michael, Amazon
20 April 2013
  • Summary: Wow. What a bummer. When the sound stopped... for no apparent reason, I tried to connect and reconnect everything. When I did an internet search on TX-NR808 and "TX-NR808 No Sound" came up as a suggested default search -- I sorta knew that things didn't look good. And I'm just out of the 2 year warranty period. This seems to be a very common problem. Very disappointing.
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Overall 2
2.0

Expensive door stop

Semi-skilled DIYer, Amazon
22 September 2012
  • Summary: I bought this for the name brand, for its HDMI inputs and for its access to internet radio stations. It seems like it would be a good receiver if it worked consistently. After about a year it started just clicking when I turned it on. The only way to stop it was to unplug it. After an amazingly unhelpful conversation with the "help" line where their sole advice was to take it to a repair shop, it did just that.
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Overall 2
2.0

Onkyo FAIL

deanit, Amazon
17 October 2011
  • Summary: I bought the TX NR-808 in January of 2011. Nine months later, it's heading into the shop for the second time, and the third problem. You'll read in other reivews of the constantly cycling A/V modes. Yep, that happened to me too, four months after purchase. The remote stopped working altogether? Yep, happened to me, 6 months after purchase. Now the latest: A/V has to be reset any time you change a streaming source. Yep, that happened to me too.
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Overall 2
2.0

Excellent product, Diappointing QA and Customer Service

bobby_fk, Amazon
22 September 2011
  • Summary: I am sure many would agree Onkyo makes excellent Audio products. However, I tend to review this product a single star (or lower if I could) for a simple reason. The unit broke twice. Further, it appears these particular series, (708/808/1008), came out of the manufacturing plant with some defects ([...
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