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. Audio is smooth and clean and the video is fine from what I can determine (I route my HDMI video through letting my components handle the conversion, etc.). Set up was very good.
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 consumes a lot of juice - 85 watts.
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. No paper manual provided but easily donwloaded from Onkyo. THree room switching is a plus.
Pros: Clean, well made and has Audyssey.
Cons: Menu driven setup a little cumbersome. No Paper manual.
Summary: Great receiver! I have installed in my family room using 5.1 and using zone two for my patio. I really like that it's wireless and also has wifi. I will use zone 3 for my whole house distribution as well. The APP for controlling the receiver has been a bit flaky at times though! But over all so far so good! Having two HDMI out is also a plus!
Summary: A classificação em 4 estrelas estão: Qualidade, potência do Som, Funcionalidade. Perdeu uma estrela: O Receiver esquenta demasiadamente e o cúler interno não é acionado! Recomendaria para o público exigente e que goste de um som limpo de equilibrado em todos os sentidos. The 4 star rating is: Quality, Sound Power, Functionality. Lost a star: The Receiver heats too internal Coolers and is not fired!
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: This receiver is a powerful rich sounding unit. I have a complete set of Infinity speakers that have a 200 watt maximum power rating. This unit pushes them much better than the Pioneer unit I replaced it with. Lows are deep and forceful, with midrange I hadn't experienced before. This is the first time I've heard 7.1 surround, and it scares me to death when something blows up in a movie.
Pros: Tons of power, and great hookups including WI-FI and direct Ethernet internet connections.
Cons: On screen display only works on HDMI outputs, my T.V. has only component inputs.
Summary: After months of deliberating, researching, and based on the system I was ready to replace I found that this particular model replaced last years, which came recommended. It serves as a great audio player, and the effects for home movies is outstanding. I would recommend to anyone starting a home network, that includes an audio receiver.
Summary: Ordered this receiver as my older Onkyo had failed, and wanted upgrade to a similar Onkyo so to stay with the same arrangement for connectivity and operation. Receive in a very good cardboard container, hooked it up and everything worked great except for the front panel display, opened it up and saw that the last tech inside forgot to reconnect the display power, reconnected and all is well.
Summary: The Onkyo TX-NR828 arrived safe and sound and much anticipated. I searched high and low for the replacement of my Yamaha RX-V1065. The new Onkyo TX-NR828 fit the bill almost to the T, It was easy to hookup and it just plain kicked the Yamaha to the curb. My home theater has never sounded so good! I don't care if it's movies or music this receiver excels in both equally well.
Pros: Lots of power, easy to setup, good for both movies and music, excellent networking both Bluetooth and wired/wireless, Phono input and overall excellent sound.
Cons: Onkyo app. not as good as it could be. There is an alternative app. that cost about $7.00 that is much better and well worth the money. Onkyo should have used the higher end Audyssey MultiEQ XT32 instead they put in Plain Jane MultiEQ. A real step down for a receiver in this price range IMHO. No audio out for things like music cd-r etc.