Summary: This is a great Amp. I have several hi-end amps and this one ranks right up there. The set up is very easy. I'm using it a home office with 47" Panasonic led tv and u-verse cable. Using the 'smart' part of the tv works great with the amp. The Focus surround system of speakers handle the power well.
Summary: I bought this receiver to replace a Denon 3801 that I have owned for over 10 years. The Denon still works fine, but I needed a receiver with HDMI capabilities. The Onkyo is a large and heavy unit. It generates quite a bit of heat so it needs to be placed where there is sufficient space above and around it to allow the heat to escape. The advantages of this receiver are: 1) lots of power.
Summary: I purchased an 805 in 2007. Periodically the video would quit but it always seemed to work ok when I had it checked out but finally it died and has been diagnosed as requiring a new HDMI board only after 400 hrs use. No problem, the board is $98 and is an easy 5 minute plug in installation....but wait, Onkyo won't provide one to the dealer but insists that I take the unit to a service shop 90 miles away and have it installed there at an additional cost of $160.
for clarity and awesome power this is the best receiver I have owned.
13 August 2011
Summary: after my son and i hooked everything up,the sound was fantastic.the power endless.i had just bought a pair of design acoustics d-12 speakers from ebay. they are my front speakers.design acoustics d-6 for the back ann other speakers.well what can i say! the onkyo made everthing sound perfect and clear.oh,also bought a subwoofer on ebay. wow it sounds soooo gooood!
Summary: I purchased this receiver a little over a year ago to replace a Denon that died. After reading the reviews, I decided that for short money, I would try this one. Am I glad I did. Setup, once you read and understand the instructions, was pretty simple. My only problem with the setup was that the instructions were not quite what a typical homeowner would understand. Thank goodness I am not a typical homeowner.