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Onkyo-tx-nr808.14152137
6.5 out of 10

Onkyo TX-NR808

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Overall 2
2.0

Died in 3 years

Robin H, Amazon
26 November 2014
  • Summary: Bought this unit in 2011. Few weeks ago, I found the Internet radio was not working and did not pay attention to it. Today I tried to get it up for Thanksgiving and realized that no sound from the receiver. Network & firmware update menu grayed out as well. It seems to be a common problem which needs to be sent back for repair after I did a search online. I have only put a light use on it in the past 3 years. Very disappointed.
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Overall 2
2.0

The Worst Receiver you could possibly buy...

Wayne Kramer, Amazon
8 June 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

No sound after 3 years

LJ1973, Amazon
1 April 2014
  • 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.
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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

3 years old, and suddenly No Sound and No Networking

Doug, Amazon
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).
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Overall 2
2.0

Died in less than 3 years.

Douce, Amazon
29 September 2013
  • 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.
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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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