Summary: I bought this unit almost 1 1/2 years ago, when it at a great price and had the features I liked and wanted. The WiFi and BlueTooth are awesome additions, and the power, clarity, and loads of HDMI's make this a great buy. Recently, however, I ran into a huge problem.
Summary: Purchased the TX-NR828 to replace my older NR-TX901. Nothing wrong with the 901....new enough to have an ethernet port for playing tunes off my computer, but it's just old enough to be lacking HDMI inputs, and I wanted to be able to switch all my devices through the 828, rather than choosing the...
Pros: Awesome sound
Cons: HDMI and composite video upconversion issues
Summary: Having been a previous owner of old Onkyo's receivers I have become particularly fond to its sound quality and reproduction. I believe Onkyo reproduces depht and quality of sound with sheer clarity that amazes the best audiophile.
Pros: Great sound quality and depth perception. Beautiful musicallity, and price!!!
Cons: HDMi not 2.2! Big and heavy, requires space!! Hope video card does not crash!! I am using a surge protector and line conditioner.
Summary: Good mid-range receiver. Plenty of connections, options, and power. I'm using this with a single room setup - primarily for streaming video and audio services. iOS app is average but usable. The network audio options like spotify work well and are easy to use.
Summary: I haven't had a receiver for over 17 years. So I had the salesman pick me out a system. I knew I would have to cough up some cash to get anything with any performance. I'm still getting used to it, so I can only say from what I know so far.
Pros: Easy to figure out installation if you have experience with audio, I had to call in for some help on some speaker usage, but other wise a breeze(I'm not a audio pro). With some miner tweaks here and there you'll have a nice sounding and not to bad at power receiver. I'm pushing 4- Infinity Prim...
Cons: Cant hardly see the buttons, would be nice if they were back lighted, the directional pad is really hard to use if you have big worn out fingers like me. I'm constantly hitting the wrong thing. I don't think it has enough fan to it. I put a little 10" house fan on it, they say it doesn't need ...
Summary: Trying to set up the receiver to make it function at its optimal seems complicated,initially, After getting used to it, it became easy. Except for occasional and seemingly excess bass which sometimes makes vocals and instruments a bit unclear, it is a good receiver.
Pros: Very good movie audio quality.
Cons: Ability to nuance details on all frequencies and their equalization needs improvement.
Summary: This unit is replacing a 7 year old Onkyo TX-SR805 that is still chugging along but I felt an upgrade was needed. I've read about the HDMI board issues many Onkyo receivers are having this days and at present I've not encountered any. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Pros: Weight (almost 20 lbs. lighter than my old 805!).
Decent internet radio and Bluetooth streaming services.
Very good menu layout and configuration.
Improved power profile from my old 805.
Very good audio.
Clean professional design.
Good remote - I like buttons! - I'm a Harmony One owner.
Cons: Not too many and minor:
Darn, these things still run too hot for my taste.
Wish the wireless indicator on the front could be turned off or better yet included in the dimmable light set - bad move Onkyo.
I appreciate the HDMI through routing on the hybrid standby but from my research it sure...
Summary: Unit is very well made and has a clean crisp design and appearance. Sound is excellent and was an excelent buy at a price that was almost half the new model. Audyssey sound tuning is awesome. Menu settings take a little getting used to before you know how to maneuver.
Pros: Clean, well made and has Audyssey.
Cons: Menu driven setup a little cumbersome. No Paper manual.