Summary: I just got this thing set up and the sound is awe inspiring. I had to send my Denon 4806CI in for warranty repair and bought this so i could still watch movies on my Optoma HD70 Projector. I will not try and compare this to my 4806CI because it is an upper level reciever and this is a budget reciever for me. I thought i did my homework on this reciever before i bought it and i overlooked something i think is sort of critical and dont want others to make the same mistake.
Summary: I purchased the Onkyo TX-SR805 7.1 Channel Home theater receiver to upgrade my Sony 5.1 (which I was never happy with because it sounded weak). I have to say that this Onkyo has surpassed my expectations in sound quality. Prior to buying it I was going back and forth with this unit and a Denon which was twice the price. I read a lot of other reviews about this Onkyo model so I decided to go for it and I am happy I did.
Summary: Receiver is more than adequate for sound. Questions remain concerning how well it operates as a component switch. I have yet to upgrade to an HD TV so my eval on that score will have to wait. One note; however, I have tried using the receiver as a switch via an S-VIDEO connection and either my TV is too old(10 yr) to handle the 'improved' signal(?) and appears to wash out highlights, or the receiver is deficient in passing the S-VIDEO signal.
Summary: If you buy this receiver, you're in for a lot of good features, easy setup and a hernia picking it up. The connections are very easy to set up on this receiver. I especially like the little tags that Onkyo provides to let you label the wires for you speakers, so you'll know which ones go with the color coded terminals on the receiver. The onscreen display is excellant. The Audyssey speaker set up is very easy and quick to do.