Summary: Great receiver with lots of options. I'm only using it for 5.1 right now but it has everything I need to expand easily. Setup was easy though the automatic setup with the microphone didn't work out quite as well as I'd hoped. Happily it got very close and was quite easily adjusted. No complaints worth mentioning.
Summary: After purchasing multiple Onkyo receivers from $450 to $750 over the past two plus years for multiple locations, a pattern has become clear. The audio components are not reliable. We have had audio problems with three out of five Onkyo receivers. They do indeed sound great when new, but then something happens. With the two more expensive units there was a loud POP! and then silence. No sound. One of these units was out of warranty, and one was in.
Summary: I have owned no less then 7 Onkyo receivers over the last 12 years (i worked for a big retailer in the early 2000's). I have used denons , Harman Kardons and random other in this time yet i keep coming back to the onkyo brand (i only go away because i like to try new products). I have owned a few in the SR series (no network older series circa 2002-2009) and a few in the NR series the current series.
Summary: I received my 828 (refurbished) yesterday. I always buy refurbished from the manufacturer if I can. They are tested more than the new ones and actually you cannot tell these from the new ones. Plus the $599 price at Amazon can't be beat for a device that originally sold for $1,000 dollars. So I am ahead,right? Yes! I ordered speakers along with the Onkyo receiver. I decided after much reading that for the price/performance you cant beat the Sony speakers.
Summary: Onkio has been a great brand, no doubt about it! But also the great things have defects. Service center in Huntington Beach CA. The guy who is there is not very friendly. 2 of the channels had no sound. When I call this guy couldn't help me much. Onkio should have more service centers at los angeles ca.
Summary: This works flawlessly absolutely fantastic! Plenty of HDMI connectors allow for all of your electronics and the sound is unimaginable ! I hear sound from speakers I forgot I had ! Best purchase Ive made in along time!
Summary: The sound output is amazing. Works great! I upgraded from a a samsung receiver and this one is 100% better with a lot more features. I researched this receiver before I bought it and compared it with others even the more expensive brands and this one seemed the best one on the market.