Minute gripes aside, a receiver well worth waiting for
19 April 2011
Summary: I've been researching receivers for the better part of two years now. With that in mind and with how my 8 year old Kenwood was saying its final goodbyes, I had two choices to make Originally, I had decided on the Onkyo TX-NR1008.
Summary: This receiver arrived on time with Prime next day delivery with the contents and packaging in excellent shape. Setup was a breeze. It quickly found my network and was functional within minutes of plugging in the ethernet cable which was fed by a wireless access point that is also serving my Samsung...
Summary: Got this for Christmas, replaced the Pioneer which lasted 10 years. More likely this a/v will last to me that long too. Anyway, this receiver is AWESOME! the sounds and video that produces is just outstanding. The set up is fairly easy but you got to love a/v equipment to get it done quickly.
Summary: Excellent audio and video quality, full featured, easy to set up. The 808 met or exceeded all my goals. It took maybe 20 minutes to do the initial setup, 30 minutes to upgrade the firmware (an easy job) and another 30 minutes to run Audyssey EQ. Everything works fine.
Summary: I purchased the Onkyo TX-NR808 to replace my TX-SR600 (purchased 9 years ago). My 600 is still an amazing receiver, however, I wanted the new line that supported HDMI switching and internet radio. I'm using this to power 2 Polk Monitor 70s, Polk Monitor 40s, Polk CS20, and a Klipsch Sub-12.
Summary: It has been 30 years since I last bought a stereo system, thus, I don't consider myself a high fidelity king. However, I am a tech person and looked around for quite awhile before purchasing this unit.
Summary: Many yeaars have past since I purchased my last Onkyo. It was one of the best at the time in my price range. It served me well and still functions perfectly today. The reason for purchasing the TX-NR808 was for the ability to connect all my modern toys to the receiver via HDMI.
Summary: I previously bought a 1120k receiver and returned it for this one. Please see my companion 1120k review and the LSI15 review (right speaker even though I bought both) if you're curious. I used this amplifier to drive 4 ohms speakers.
Blown away by the sound quality and features! Amazon was $300 cheaper then crutchfield!
Beau Boyd, Amazon
10 October 2010
Summary: So I purchased the TX-NR808 to replace my Onkyo TX-SR800 mainly just for the Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD MA decoding, but man was I blown away by the overall sound quality improvement with standard DD, DTS, and stereo as well!