Summary: I had this unit for 2 years 4 months and the HDMI board failed. This model has a long history of failures just after the 2 years of use. Onkyo will not address the problem on a global basis. Had an older Onkyo that failed after a few years for a component failure that was well known to Onkyo. This was my second and last Onkyo product of any kind.
Summary: I used to love Onkyo as I felt like I was getting such a good bang for my buck since they routinely sell well under MSRP and well under the price of comparable competitor models, but I have now learned the hard way that you truly get what you pay for. And the Onkyo Customer Support is pretty much nonexistent. Save you self future headaches and just stay away from Onkyo products as they are not built to last much longer than their warranty.
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: 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.
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: When doing research for a receiver most reviews raved about the tx-nr809 but there were a few outliers that said their reciever caught on fire. With every product line there are bound to be a few bad apples that skip QC. I figured/hoped this would not happen to me if I purchased the tx-nr809. For the first 6 months I had the receiver it was awesome and provided everything I could imagine plus more for my needs.
Summary: I will start by saying I have 2 other Onkyo receivers, 10 and 4 years old and both performed flawlessly. Unfortunately, the 809 was defective out of the box. After a fairly easy set up, my wife calls me to show me a blue TV screen... For no reason, after a few minutes the picture came back. The main problem was the sound. After 30 min in use, there was no sound whatsoever. All my attempts to get it to work were useless.
Summary: Received the first one and hooked up all the connections and everything video\sound ran fine over the course of a week. This Friday I had some spare time and decided to apply the updated firmware and that went without issue, played well thereafter. Later in the day I unraveled the MIC and decided to calibrate the speakers, went through setup process and it detected no left side speakers? Odd in that they all had been working before the calibration for a week.
Summary: Receiver kam defekt an - könnte auch durch unsachgemäße Behandlung beim Versand ausgelöst worden sein (?). Laut Verkäuferangabe sollte dieses Teil erst 6 Monate alt sein... Gerät hatte jedoch lt. Rechnung nur noch 2 Wochen Restgarantie und nicht wie versprochen 18 Monate!!