Summary: Works well, though there are a few bugs I have noticed. The Audessy XT setup is great for getting the best sound with minimal effort. It also has to option to run your main left and right in a bridged mode to pump more watts to each. I also like that you can program the volume it sets itself to when you power it up. This is an excellent feature if you forget to turn it down before turning off the unit.
Summary: Audyssey XT-32 Ability to have Heights + Wides with an extra AMP, 3D pass-through. Use HDMI 2 Sub out for the cleanest pass-through signal as that output has no video processing on it. There can be issues with Deep Color on this receiver, most sources have Deep Color, like PS3, so you can turn it off on the receiver. Or just use HDMI 2 Sub out.
Super happy with this product. Great quality, amazing sound and power.
24 June 2013
Summary: I bought this receiver to replace and older Onkyo system. I was looking for a system with networking capability and HDMI connectivity. I love being able to listen Slacker and Pandora at the touch of a button and this is the first system that has provided enough inputs to connect all of my game consoles, my blueray player, my CD changer, my laptop, my MP3 player....and I still have inputs I have yet to use. The sound quality is amazing and setup was very easy.
Summary: Works great and the administration is very easy. The only complain that I'll have is related with the peripherials to manage, for example, I have a WD TV Live, and I can't manage it form the Onkyo remote.
Summary: The receiver is great in every way but one. And that one is on zone 2 or 3 you cannot play digital format on them. Sure you can use hdmi for video but it will not pass audio nor will will it pass digital audio via spdif or spdif/optical. Fix that and you would get 5 stars.
Summary: So far this receiver seems to work great so far. There have been a few quirks that are annoying but nothing serious. The first thing is when I use the pc hdmi hook up, the bass doesn't seem to work off it which sucks because I listen to my music off my computer so I tried it on a different hdmi setting (tv/cd) and it works great on that. Not sure if it's a problem with my receiver or just how it's made, but that was one annoyance.
Summary: Just got this installed. Replaced a lower-end unit. I was surprised how much better this one sounds. I was planning on upgrading my speakers next, but it sounded quite good with the modest ($300/pr) speakers I have now. I'm no audiophile, but I wanted to step up to the next wrung and decided to start with this unit from Onkyo. Very hard to find just the right knee in the curve, so I went with this one when the priced dropped $200 just before Xmas.
Summary: The best thing about this receiver is the remote options. The physical remote that comes with the device will learn any other remote. You can put the remote in learning mode and tell it what button you want to program, then point another remote at it. The Onkyo remote will learn the command sent by the other remote, making it capable of controlling pretty much every other device in your house.
Summary: While the TX-NR818 is a great AVR for the price and does the basics flawlessly, it does have some issues that need to be addressed. On the good side of things, this Onkyo sounds wonderful. I was skeptical upgrading from a TX-SR805 that this would be able to compare to that unprecedented beast, but it has.