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Onkyo-tx-8050.33203422
8.8 out of 10

Onkyo TX-8050

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Reviews and Problems with Onkyo TX-8050

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Overall 2
2.0

Forget wi-fi radio - - - rather disgusted

James Priester, Amazon
6 June 2014
  • Summary: I bought both receiver and the USB LAN connector. Upon calling Amazon Tech support (the fellow was very considerate and patient), a connection was finally received from the router 48 feet away. I lost connection, spent countless time attempting to reconnect. Tech support was overworked. We set up a 12:00 appointment and he mentioned "he had called"; however, I left my house after waiting for 45 minutes. Another appointment was set, I left after waiting 50 minutes.
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 2
2.0
Features 2
2.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Sound quality 4
4.0

Stopped Using It - Collecing Dust On My Shelf

LEDude, Bestbuy
4 May 2014
  • Summary: The Onkyo TX-8050 was a waste of my money. Within a month or two of purchasing it I stopped using it. It cannot stream music at all.
  • Pros: Nothing
  • Cons: Will not stream music as advertised
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Overall 2
2.0

Defective does not work.

Chip, Amazon
29 March 2014
  • Summary: Got this and it turns itself off all the time. I read online that this is a Factory defect, and now has to be sent to Onkyo for repair. Stay away from this amplifier or check the serial number, there is a list online of defective ones.
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Overall 2
2.0

not recommend

Marc Willwerth, Amazon
27 March 2014
  • Summary: Sounds great until internal short which seems to be common with this unit. Do an internet search for 'Onyko check sp wire' before you buy.
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Overall 2
2.0

Broke after light use. Months waiting for warranty repair.

B. Blake, Amazon
20 February 2014
  • Summary: Like T. Wright below: It worked great until it didn't work at all. Sent it in for warranty repair 2 months ago. Part is on backorder. A warranty really isn't worth much if they can't get the parts to fix it. == I had it for 8 months with very light use, then one day it wouldn't turn on. Repair shop has had it for two months to date. So, in the 10 months I've owned it, it has been out of my possession 20% of the time and still counting.
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Overall 2
2.0

Just Purchased

Scott B, Crutchfield
14 February 2014
  • Summary: The receiver sounds great, but the sole reason for my purchase was to use my iPad to control Pandora via the advertised WIFI connection. I guess I should have gone on the Internet and read the reviews of this function and I would have realized it doesn't function at all. What a disappointment, here I have installed a sound system in my house based on using this unit to allow me to control music wirelessly and I'm back to plugging it in.
  • Pros: Good sound, quality construction.
  • Cons: Wireless app does not function. Therefore, its just a stereo unit.
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  • See Product at Crutchfield ($299.99)
Overall 2
2.0

1 star after a month long battle

THansen, Amazon
8 January 2014
  • Summary: I think I've finally gotten this receiver to work with a TP-LINK WN-722N USB wireless adapter. "Think" because I just finished config and need to give it a few days to see how it holds up. I have this working with broadcast SSID (will not work without but that shouldn't be a concern- hiding SSID does nothing for security). The TP-LINK allows WPA2/AES security. Supposedly the Onkyo USB adapter does not.
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Overall 2
2.0

internet radio

Anonymous, Crutchfield
2 September 2013
  • Summary: We needed an IT guy to set it up, it wasn't easy, now only one of many nurses can figure out how to get on the internet radio. You can't sell a radio with cool features that are not user-friendly!!
  • Pros: nice promises
  • Cons: impossibly difficult for end-user
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  • See Product at Crutchfield ($299.99)
Overall 2
2.0

Simply does not work

Mark, Amazon
12 July 2013
  • Summary: Nothing but trouble on this device trying to do what it is designed to do. It will not connect to my home wireless network with any consistency. I have been on the phone with Onkyo support for literally hours and hours but they cant get it to stay connected to tell me why it goes offline constantly. I highly recommend against purchasing this product.
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Overall 2
2.0

Useless for WiFi Internet Radio

Scott Hodges, Amazon
25 June 2013
  • Summary: Got this so I could listen to Pandora and other internet radio and got the Wi-fi usb card. First unit and card connected at the very first but stuttered, then no connection. Went through the tech support song and dance and they said it was a faulty receiver to request a new one. Amazon shipped new and same thing. Now tech support says it's the wi-fi card even though my network sees the unit and even the Android app sees it and I have a 55-68% signal strength.
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