Summary: I purchased a TX-NR808 in Feb of this year. Initially, it was great; HOWEVER, about a month ago I started having problems with it. The first problem was that on random occassions it wouldn't turn on with the remote. Once on, the remote would control all of the functions. Then, it wouldn't enter standby/shut off, even if I pressed the actual button on the unit. Then, none of the buttons on the receiver would work. Then it started randomly changing inputs.
Good Sound Quality but the receiver stopped working after 24 months warranty expired
8 December 2010
Summary: This is a very good receiver. The sound quality is very good (4 stars for the sound quality). I replaced a month old Denon (with no network connectivity) with this network ready receiver. THX certification has surely added to a better sound quality. The Theatrical output over a 5.1 channel speaker system is very good. I like the network connectivity for online upgrades. HD radio over internet and USB is another superb feature. The UI is very good and intuitive. Cons: 1.
Summary: Onkyo TX-NR808 sounds good. However the following network issues lower my rate: - As another reviewer wrote, I also had the "Now Initializing" issue. When I switch to NET/USB, the "Now Initializing" displays indefinitely. Unplug and plug network cable, and switching to NET/USB again can sometimes solve this issue, but I have to do this every time I turn on the receiver. I updated the firmware, but this issue was NOT resolved.