Summary: the system is amazing when working but due to manufacturing defects it required an immediate repair. That model year most of the high end recievers from onkyo had a defective cable which causes the audio mode to rapidly cycle though all the modes. Its a known issue by Onkyo so they will repair even outside of warrenty, but it is an incovineince to send the unit to the repair facility. even at their cost.
Summary: I had the unit for three months when in the middle of a movie we lost sound. After some troubleshooting I found that I could play the radio but could not redirect audio from any HDMI source. I changed out all the HDMI cables with known good cables and tried each source individually; no luck.
Summary: I have Onkyo-808 nearely one year, I had no problem till yesterday, today I bought one new Roku XDS player, when i connect roku to Onkyo through HDMI the sound is dropping every 15 seconds, but I connected roku directly to the TV its work good, when I tried through Component cable to Onkyo its work good with out audio dropping. After all my testing I realise Roku is not 100% supports with Onkyo HDMI.
Summary: After reading all the good reviewers here so I decided to give it a try. First thing first updated firmware via usb port since network via wire does not work right out the box and after first update, network update option still doesn't work. Good: Receiver come with DAC 192/24 burr brown (it said on all channel does that mean 1 DAC per channel? the manual very shady and unclear at time), 7.1 analog input/out where as lower model don't, Audessey.
Summary: Briefly, this receiver delivers most of what you expect in sound quality and features at this price point. The input/output assign is quirky and surprisingly limited but the real surprise is how bad the User Interface is. In 2011, it's just unacceptable for a company to have a user interface for a fairly complex device that is this poorly designed. Someone from Onkyo needs to have engineering spend a month with a TiVo or a Mac computer.
Summary: My only real disappointment with this product is that it will not allow my second set of speakers (zone 2) to play any digital source (except for internet radio). For example: You can not play a CD or stream audio from iTunes or an Apple TV as these are digital sources. I was able to play ANY source to zone 2 with my other (8 year old) Onkyo receiver but not the TX-NR808. This is a huge deal for me. Kinda not cool. Had I known I would not have bought the TX-NR808.
Pros: Easy To Setup, Great Sound Quality
Cons: Confusing / Bad Remote Control, Zone 2 Limitations
Summary: I bought this receiver a month ago and i loved everything about this except for the fact it kept dropping audio when connected through HDMI I installed the latest firmware but still no improvement so i had to send it back
Summary: For a $1099 product, Onkyo needs to hire a bunch testers instead of taking advantage of consumers for testing. 1. Network connection issue - keep initializing forever 2. Not working with iPhone 3G OS4.0 3. Not working with iTune m4a files 4. Picky USB connection - ok with Seagate Freeagent Go 500gb drive, but not working with WD Element Portable 500gb drive Above is my free bug report. For details, go to avsforum.