Summary: Got the refurbished 828 as that was 599 and found it to be brand new. I couldn't tell that it was refurbished in any way. Setup is so easy and the onscreen navigation is a huge help. The speaker setup was a breeze. I played Blu Ray through it and it was amazing. All setup in 1 hour - I am sure I can always keep playing with it but I got a lot for the 1 hour I invested in it.
Summary: Great service for a Great product. I was amazed at how easy the install and setup was. After building Front high / Lo, and rear 3.5way,the Crossovers came in at 8 ohms. Time for plug and play. tri amped, using the Pre-amp outs for Front And center with no sub. WOW ! It has been a long time since I felt as though I 've gotten what I paid for, this time there is more.
Pros: Plenty of power, enough channels for additional High front and rear. Nearly auto configure all those remotes into one . extremely well made ,button layout, Knob W / lite, all well done . If it 's time for you to win GO and GET one.
Cons: Look at all those units I have scraped. Those will attribute to my learning curve and will only bolster what does as intended.
B. Bozeman "Driving over 100,000 mile a year ..., Amazon
24 December 2013
Summary: I received my NR 828 at noon today on Christmas eve expecting to spend hours with the manual & set up after reading some of the reviews but within 2 hours I had everything up and running and was down to fine tuning my settings for different inputs. My inputs include: 1) Network wireless - took it 2 tries but that's it 2) A couple of Bluetooth devices including phone & MP3 player 3) Blue Ray 4) Xbox 360S 5) HD Cable Box DVR 6) Toshiba DVD Recorder Player 7) Two computers...
Summary: I received my NR 828 Onkyo receiver today. I have to say it sound amazing. Very easy to install,and I am not a tec guy. 1st day, I will post if anything changes. For now I feel it was a good choice...
Summary: So far most things I watch have been crisp and clear. I am having issues with Fox. Specifically watching NFL. The front speaker is extremely low and I cannot find a setting to make it louder . I would imagine there is one, but I have not found it. overall it is an extremely nice Receiver and I am very happy with it. it definitely gives you plenty of bells and whistles. I did turn the audessy off due to it wounding like you were in a tin can while watching movies and TV.
Pros: Power, features, plenty of connections, look
Cons: remote - could be back lit. it is hard to see in the dark while watching a movie or TV. audessey makes things sound like you are watching things in a tin can.
Summary: My previous receivers all have been lower end models so I was chuffed to obtain a higher end receiver to review. When I brought this into the house the first thing I noticed was the weight. The Onkyo TX-NR828 is a very substantial receiver. The listed weight is 33 lbs and I was not able to fit this over the TV as with my previous ones. I next did some research on the internet before writing this review.
Summary: I formerly owned a Sony Bravia home theatre in a box, one of those entry-level deals that major retailers typically have on their shelves. I received my new Onkyo TX-NR828 and decided to upgrade my speakers to a set of Polk Audio TL1 speakers and a Polk Audio powered 10 inch subwoofer to better complement this new receiver.
Summary: When I first got this receiver I only had two old floor standing speakers for it and hooked it up like that.It sounded pretty good but I needed new speakers that was for sure.I went ahead and bought a set of klipsch speakers which cost me a small fortune that's for sure.After getting home I spent a good hour and a half rearranging everything to make room for the speakers and connecting everything up.Finally I put in a dvd and turned everything on and slowly turned the...
Summary: i am running a full Klipsch speaker system in my room and using this as my hub. It also runs a set of outdoor speakers. So far clean and powerful. Easy to hook up. it has all the features needed int todays market. make sure you buy from an authorized dealer so if you have any issues Onkyo will cover it. priced right, easy hook up and powerful. what more do you need.