Summary: Length:: 0:08 Mins Got this thing.. hooked this to my DT surround.. hooked to my PS3.. then put The A Team movie in . Got to the scene where the guy is rolling down the hill in the barrel.. then this thing started shooting flames out the top, smoke pouring out.. and then it clicked and shut off!! Freaked me out. So I turned it back on.. more flames, smoke. I got my camera and took a movie... wonder how I can upload it to this review.
Summary: I bought the TX-NR807 a little over 2 years ago. On the NFL kick off night 2010, it crapped out. No sound whatsoever. It had to be shipped to a repair shop 400mi away. The repairs were covered under the 2 year warranty. Cost me about $50 out of pocket to ship. Sucks but they know you are going to pay the shipping cost because it's cheaper than getting a new receiver.
Summary: DO NOT BUY AN ONKYO AV RECEIVER. The company has really gone downhill in recent years. "Customer Service" is a joke - I'm still waiting for my extended warranty that I purchased in May '12. This particular unit, and the TX-NR series in general, has many problems. Just Google the unit and add something like "no sound" or "no video thru HDMI" or whatever.
Summary: We purchased from Amazon but did not check within the 30 day window. The speakers did not work after hooking up to the reciever and then it shut down and began smoking! We must pay to ship to an Onkyo authorized repair center. Terrible.
Summary: My family has owned Onkyo AV products for more than 20 years. While the features of the TXNR-809 are superb, the quality is terrible. Twice since the Nov 2011 purchase date the HDMI connector board has failed. This has rendered the unit un-useable. The first time the unit was repaired by the original seller. The second failure requires we contact Onkyo directly. In dialing the "non-toll-free-number", it is impossible to talk to anyone at Onkyo.
Summary: This receiver was delivered on April 1, 2012. I guess that was an appropriate date because I feel like a real fool for purchasing it. The receiver worked fine for just over nine weeks when I began experiencing video problems. After going through using different input devices, HDMI cables, and televisions I called Onkyo support. They told me to do all the things I had already done and then said that the receiver needed to be reset.
"Unit failed in less than six months plus failed repair"
7 June 2012
Pros: Esthetics. It worked (for a while)
Cons: Failed HDMI card, flicker & black screen of LG BluRay, finally black screen. Tried Other blue ray, other cables, reset. Shipped for repair (at $42 out of pocket) Came back and still flickers. ONKYO seemingly indifferent. Supervisor never called back
Summary: About five months after purchasing and installing the ONKYO TX-NR809, the LG BlueRay DVD image began to flicker with the screen ocassionally going black. I changed cables. No difference. I hooked the LG BlueRay player directly to the TV. It played fine, but without benefit of the receiver and speakers. I also hooked up a different (Panasonic) BluRay player. Same problems. The problems got worse with the screen ultimately simply staying black.
Summary: Purchased my first 809 from Amazon thank god I used them, because the first unit started off with lock ups when using the front USB port with my IPOD then started locking up while streaming audio from the internet and within one week eventually died the display just showed all green. Unit two arrives Amazon sends out unit two 2nd day and provides me with return numbers and shipping labels pre paid to get the first 809 back, I love that kind of support!