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The Onkyo TX-NR808 is Onkyo's mid-range A/V receiver (of three meant to launch in July of 2010) .

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Pros

7 HDMI inputs - best in class (1.4a 3D capable /w audio return channel)

7 agree

Excellent sound quality

7 agree

Ethernet port for network audio streaming / Internet radio

4 agree

PC-VGA input

3 agree

Audyssey MultEQ - automatic speaker calibration with included microphone

2 agree

on screen UI

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Good power at 135 Watt per channel

2 agree

Can be hooked up to home automation system

2 agree

THX Select2 Plus certification

2 agree

firmware updates via network or USB

2 agree

Does a good job upconverting lower resolution sources to 1080p, removing any subtle defects or artifacts

1 agrees
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Cons

Networking not as good as dedicated media streamer

3 agree

North American model only has 1 HDMI out (whereas the EU/Asia model has 2)

2 agree

Odd placement of speaker wire terminals can lead to a tangled mess

1 agrees

Faroudja DCDi can behave strangely when upconverting certain combinations of source video

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The Onkyo TX-NR808 is Onkyo's mid-range A/V receiver (of three meant to launch in July of 2010), meant to come in second to the Onkyo TX-NR1008. Although the TX-NR808 lacks the TX-NR1008's 9.6 channels (sporting 7.2 channels), its reduced price point makes this a worthy trade-off. Otherwise, the TX-NR808 sports the same variety of ports, inputs and outputs, including: 7 HDMI inputs and 2 outputs (V1.4a repeater), THX Select2 Plus Certification, USB inputs, iPod/iPhone compatibility, TrueHD/DTS-HD decoding and a PC input.

The TX-NR808 is powered by two advanced 32-bit DSP chips and low-jitter 24-bit Burr-Brown DACs capable of producing extremely high quality audio when paired with equally high quality speaker setups. When paired with its compatibility with a variety of audio devices (CD, iPod/iPhone, DLNA streaming, satellite radio) and formats (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM), the TX-NR808 is capable of playing anything at its highest quality potential. Additionally, the TX-NR808's variety of HDMI 1.4 inputs ensure that its video capabilities match its audio capabilities for a truly all-encompassing media receiver.

Features

  • 7.2 channel compatibility
  • 7 HDMI inputs, 2 outputs (V1.4a repeater) - supports 3D video playback and Audio Return Channel
  • THX Select2 Plus Certification
  • USB inputs for media storage devices as well as iPod/iPhone
  • TrueHD/DTS-HD decoding
  • HDMI 1080p video upconversion by Faroudja DCDi cinema
  • PC input
  • HD, XM, SIRIUS and Internet radio ready
  • WiFi/Ethernet connectivity - DLNA streaming
Post Review
Miguel Silva
11/11/2010 04:16

Dear All,

To work with 2 pairs of stand floor speakers (frontal Kef Q50 and rear Mirage), which is the best proposal/system (for both music and home cinema)?

1. Onkyo tx-nr808
2. Denon avr-3311CI
3. Denon avr-991
4. Pioneer elite VSX-33
5. Harman kardon avr 435
6. Yamaha aventage RX-A1000
7. Marantz SR6005

I wil buy also, a new 3D 46" led IDTV (samsung 8000) and also, a 3D blu-ray player .

Anybody, can give me a professional advice?

Cheers,

Miguel

Anonymous

Anonymous

11/18/2010 06:33

Hey Miquel

Did you get any response "anywhere" on the above question ?
I am in the same situation, and the brands I am looking for is the
Onkyo, Denon 3311 & the Marantz 6005.

Would love to hear about your findings.

Daniel S.

Miguel Silva

Miguel Silva

12/26/2010 11:22

Hi Daniel,

Until now, I didn't received any answer.

Also, I am wiling to know which of them can work / be connected to a Mac network. From what I've read, only Denon's can do it smoothly, but I am not 100% sure.

Cheers,

Miguel

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