Summary: This is a great receiver. I've had mine for two years now and I'm very happy with it. The sound and picture quality are outstanding. On a bad note, I was also hit with the two year bug. My reciever would no longer produce any sound which was quite disappointing.
Onkyo used to be a great product. Very disappointed in this
Matthew W., Amazon
31 July 2015
Summary: So I'm guessing that this item that was over $800 at the time of purchase should last more than two years. Onkyo used to be a great product. Very disappointed in this. Totally stopped working after just under 2 years of being in operation.
Summary: I'll get straight to it - I love this receiver!!! For what I paid (~$600) the value is unbelievable. First of all, this thing is very heavy. I have a Sony STR-DN840 in bedroom, and this unit weighs like maybe four of them together.
Summary: You should avoid this unit at all costs. It is expensive and unreliable. The audio has failed and my unit is less than 2 years old. This is my second experience with Onkyo receivers each having the same problem. I urge any prospective buyers to strongly consider other brands before this one.
Summary: well, I bought this a few years ago, it was and still is a great receiver, supports 4k upscaling which I haven't tried yet, because i'm still waiting for 4k TV's to come down, or maybe i'll wait for the next gen 8k tvs then i'll upgrade this receiver.
Cons: Had no problems with the receiver up until about 3 weeks ago. Receiver shuts off and will not power back on. Usually takes a couple of hours to reset itself and power back on. I have owned onkyo receivers for 18 years now and still have the tx-sv727 and the tx-sr804 along with the tx-hcr360.All h...
Summary: Network, sound and HDMI passthrough all have broken. 2 years old and light use. Same story as everybody else. Now I will see whether I can +£1,000 piece of electronics repaired. Lets see what Onkyo support is like.
Summary: Don't buy - sound stopped working for me after a year and a half. repeated calls to Onkyo have not solved a thing. doesn't matter how good it sounds - it just breaks. can't update firmware or connect to USB anymore - completely greyed out now.
Summary: I recently purchased this item from Amazon to replace a Denon 2113. I have used Onkyo receivers in the past and have been extremely happy with them. This unit is no exception. My theater is about 20x18 and I am using 1 sub. The build quality of the Onkyo 818 is exceptional.