Summary: Count me among the many others with no sound a few months after the warranty expired. The receiver was excellent until then. I contacted Onkyo support, and they agreed to cover the repair! I was ready to swear off Onkyo forever, but now I'm a happy camper again.
Summary: I purchased mine for a great deal right before the new year model came out and this was in April of 2011. My system is a mid line setup made up of definitive technology speakers (BP8060ST/BP8080SR/CS8060HD/SM45) and I have run it in 7 channel for the majority of my ownership. I found that Audessey DSX with front wide speakers yields the best experience.
Summary: Had the 808 since 12-28-10 no problems untill 10-15-12 then unit started to lock up and would not play. After some home work online found that they have a problem with the hdmi board e-mailed Onkyo twice also e-mailed nearest service center ABL electronics they were very helpfull told me how to start a warranty claim and onkyo responded as well.Had to pay to ship unit in but they covered every thing else and i was very pleased that they stood behind the warranty.The...
Just starting to enjoy movie after owning for two years
AV Lover "Wayne", Amazon
26 October 2012
Summary: In case there are others who have "too much high, not enough bass" issue with the amp or any amp with audyssey setup, I want to share my findings in solving that problem. Hopefully I am not repeating what others already mentioned. Since owning the receiver about two years ago, I was having "brightness" issue. The issue was that the receiver was producing too much high and not enough bass.
Summary: Up date on 4/20/12: I got this back from repair when I picked it up two days after writing this review. The day I wrote it Onkyo was still out of hdmi boards. I guess Protech got a hdmi board sent out on overnight mail and it was a better board than came in mine. I think I got the 4Q hdmi board from the TX-NR809. It has much better picture and sounds but the dts playback issues are still present so apparently is has design defects.
Summary: I've had mine since March 2011, I've waited to review in case of issues, and I've only had a small one. I don't like reviews within the first month... Anyhoo, it can nearly do everything, and well. A high powered, well built, digital swiss army knife of great sound and picture. I have a simple 3.1 setup, a pair of Polk Lsi7 fronts, and a not matched yet still very good sounding Polk Cs1 center speaker, and a sub.
Summary: The Onkyo TX-NR808 is a very nice amp in the sound quality department, I am running it in 6.1 mode for movies, and does a superb job of decoding the HD audio formats, as well as SACD's. I love the music enhancement button, which really does do a great job of upsampling 44k CD's and MP3's, to a higher quality. The 808 will take a lot of dedicated time to get all the features set up to where you like them, however, so don't expect great things out of the box.
Summary: I use this receiver for everything audio in my home. After setting it up, which was reasonably straight forward, even without reading thee manual, I was thrilled with the audio quality. I have only one complaint, agreeing with nycmichael, the Zone 2 limit where "digital" audio sources can't be sent to Zone 2. If this was truly all "digital" limiting, then digital files on USB and through Ethernet wouldn't work either, but they do.
Pros: Easy To Setup, FLAC, Good Power Output, Good Remote Control, Great Sound Quality
Summary: Purchased this receiver about 3 weeks ago, replaces a very high end Adcom 700 receiver, while i still believe the adcom has better music sound qualities, the 808 blows the adcom away with the THX theater Movie soundtrack playback. While the 7 HDMI's are great I had to readjust my Samsung plasma as the 808 added brightness to the HDMI output giving blacks a gray look, added some contrast to my Plasma set and all is well, the HDMI in and out though is where the 808 shines,...
Summary: I bought this receiver to replace a 7.1 Sony receiver. The Good: This unit is a considerable upgrade from the Sony. The sound quality is excellent making for a night and day difference from the Sony unit. Not that the Sony wasn't a decent home theater receiver, this one is just that much better which accounts for the difference in price.