Summary: I purchased this receiver in May 2008. Very solid, lots of inputs, great sound. Love having one HDMI running to my television mounted over the fireplace. Runs hot but I keep it on top of my cabinet to allow adequate ventilation. Worked well for about 7 months, now the display no longer comes on. I have heard that this is a problem many owners have had--usually happens about a year after purchase. Trying to get repaired under warranty now.
Died in one week. Terrible audio lag. Sound quality was excellent.
thom's brain "thomsbrain", Amazon
12 November 2008
Summary: Update: My 805 died on me after only one week of light apartment-volume use. As has happened to many other units, it started turning itself off immediately after being turned on. I had to return it, and will be replacing it with a Denon AVR-988. As great as the 805 sounded, I refuse to get another ticking time bomb. Amazon won't let me change my star rating, but I'd give it two stars now.
Summary: After arrival of the speakers, I was finally able to set up my AV receiver. To my dismay, the remote control had a "sticky" volume control button. The remote burned up a set of batteries before I realized the volume button sticks in down (lower volume) position. I contacted Onkyo support to see if we could swap the broken remote for a new one. They would not do so, even though the system was only about 35 days old.
Summary: Amazing components, especially the Burr-Brown PCM1796 DACs with 123DB SNR used on all channels, the same as you see on the top end Denon seperate processor AVP-A1HDCI for $7000. It can decode pretty much anything (with caveats), tons of power, and connectivity is over the top for a receiver you can pick up for $600.
Summary: I read all the reviews before purchase so I was forwarned of potential difficulty. Love the audio and built in equalizer setup. Even with repeated calls to help desk, I never was able to connect the Video outputs to my Samsung DLP. I was able to see the set up menu on the TV. I tried both HMI and component video connections on the Onkyo before bailing out and using direct component video cables from by Cable Box and DVD player to the TV.
Summary: On paper this receiver looked like exactly what I needed. Multiple HDMI ports, and it would pass a component input to HDMI out. I could connect all of my inputs (SA8300 HDDVR, Xbox 360 with HDDVD addon, and PS3) and have one HDMI cable connected to the projector in my theater (Sony Pearl). As a bonus the SR805 would handle the newer TrueHD and DTS-MA audio codecs that are starting to show up on HDDVD and Bluray discs and would support 7.1 surround over HDMI.
Summary: My SR805 arrived with a bad remote control. Not a big deal, it happens, so I started the process to get a replacement. Onkyo telephone support hold times were very long (30-45 minutes). The person I spoke with was rude and seemed annoyed that I was calling. I was directed to contact one of two local authorized service centers. Calls to both service centers were not initially returned.