Summary: Was excited at first because I kept hearing good things BUT I'm now thinking I should have kept with a THX Pioneer receiver. Apparently the first issue I came across was the problem with the remote not working, yep, apparently it happens to most people but luckily there is a wifi app to control it...
Didn't use long enough to form opinion, Onkyo tech support is worthless.
22 March 2015
Summary: I ordered this unit after speaking to an Onkyo technician regarding remote volume control for zone 2 and 3. Since Zone 3 needs to be powered via external amplifier, I needed to know that the preouts were variable and not fixed, and that the level was capable of being controlled via the Onkyo app.
Great unit, built like a tank, worked great, but not Apple friendly
11 February 2015
Summary: Loved this unit and I would still have it, but it did not get along with my Apple equipment, except through Bluetooth. That was a fatal flaw. A good receiver is 1/2 computer and 1/2 powerful amp. This is one powerful amp that sounds excellent. The best except for its fatal flaw.
Pros: Built like a tank, excellent sound, will never break, and if it does, you can anchor your boat with it-- its that solid. Lots of power.
The sound is great, and the picture is great when it warms ...
20 January 2015
Summary: The sound is great, and the picture is great when it warms up and quits blinking on and off. The set up was the easiest of my two previous Onkyos, but I had to hard reset just to get the 4k pass through to work.
Summary: Had for about a year and works great most of the time. I set it up with two exterior speakers on zone two and the rest on zone one. Used to be able to switch between zones fairly easily then one day it was hard to get zone two only.
Summary: I find the sound that this receiver puts out is execellent, but my boses has a 20 watt min. and to just switch that set off without placing it in another zone is not optional this case for me.
Summary: I have bought a tx-nr708 and this tx-nr828. Upon going to set up the 828, I find that Onkyo didn't have the consideration for its customer to include a manual. They provide a cd. I called Onkyo and asked why this is. I was told they were going "green".
Summary: Bought this unit as a refirb, it looked new, not a single scratch anywhere. The built in blue tooth and wifi are nice adds. Blue tooth more than anything as my wife can now play tunes off her phone on it. The wifi isn't of much value as I don't use web based radio services.
Summary: I have a 809 now for about 8 months and notice that the weight on this unit is about 8 lbs lighter..... I wonder if the weight loss is due to a lesser ability to keep heat down? As I understand it the weight is a direct correlation to quality.... I donno though.