Summary: I've been an Onkyo fan for years and this receiver replaces an Onkyo that I've been very happy with. I bought this receiver because of the HDMI inputs, the THX certification, to have one cable to the TV, and the good reviews. Let me start off by saying I won't touch on AUDIO at all, there is no question this is an awesome AUDIO device. With that said, if you plan to hook up a Wii (component in, HDMI out), forget it.
Summary: A few have stated this already, but I wanted to reiterate some of the points... Sound This receiver generates incredible surround sound and enables you to hear sounds and effects that you may have missed before. Really well done and the reason the received gets three stars. Video BIG issues if you use any of the three video game systems.
Summary: I have had the TX-SR806 for about two weeks now, and it's a mixed bag at best. Overall it's a good/almost-great receiver for a home theater, but there are some problems that are leading me to return it. Not sure if I will try another 806, stay with Onkyo or jump brands. Good: * Audio quality is superb: clean, low distortion, and plenty loud for anything a normal human would need * 5 HDMI inputs is an awesome feature.
Summary: I've had experience with this receiver for 2 months. Recently, I noticed an issue with video. Very minor, however I thought something wasn't right. I've calibrated my setup many times over the years, so I thought maybe settings had drifted. Skipping ahead, I recently popped in a calibration DVD, and sure enough, there were no "below black" bars on a sample pattern. Turns out, a few weeks ago, another web site reviewed this receiver, and noticed the same issue.