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The Onkyo TX-SR806 is a THX Ultra 2 Plus Certified 7.1 channel a/v receiver that supersedes the TX-SR805.

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THX Ultra 2 Plus Certified

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powerful yet refined speaker amplification

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lower quality DAC than previously anticipated

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higher distortion than previous models

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The Onkyo TX-SR806 is a THX Ultra 2 Plus Certified 7.1 channel a/v receiver that supersedes the TX-SR805. It has an expected MSRP of $1099 and mid-August 2008 release date. Upgrades over its predecessor include 5 HDMI inputs and 1080p analog video upscaling. It appears that the TX-SR806 has dropped the Burr-Brown circuitry however it will maintain it's 130 watts per channel power specification. The specification has been downgraded to 0.08% from 0.05% in its predecessor. The step-down Onkyo TX-SR706 has an MSRP $899, drops one HDMI input, has less power @ 100 W / channel, and drops the PUSH-PULL amp design.

Features
  • 7.1 channel surround a/v reciever
  • THX Ultra 2 Plus Certified
  • 5 x HDMI 1.3a
  • Faroudja DCDi video upscaling to 1080p over HDMI (1080i over component video)
  • Decodes Dolby TrueHD,dts HD MA
  • Power: 130 Watts / channel
  • Phono input
  • THD: 0.08%
  • Push-Pull Amplifier Design with 3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry
  • Release Date: mid-August 2008
  • MSRP: $1099
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Odaddy424
02/23/2009 08:28

Rather than engage in trivial arguments over whose more stupid than whom, I'd like to enter a review of the product at hand. After spending 600 bucks plus on this Onkyo TX-SR806 I am extremely disappointed. Aside from some annoying but manageable issues, the thing doesn't work right!! I have two HDMI devices plugged into the inputs. There are 5 inputs, I am only using two. Every once in a while the micro logic jams and I cannot get any video output from one device (HDMI capable cable/sat). The 806 says "no input" even though there is. Go to setup and choose the WRONG input, suddenly the 806 says there IS input (even though you'll never see it because the wrong input is selected. Go back to setup and choose the correct input, suddenly the 806 is telling me "no input". Even a master reset doesn't cure the problem!! I tried calling Onkyo....yeah, good luck. After 8 calls, no answer from them and no call back. DO NOT BUY THIS MODEL!! In fact, don't buy an ONKYO at all!

Dbenhur
09/06/2008 01:37

Do you really not understand how wiki's work, gr8music? Look at the history, you'll see that Erik corrected the "upgrade" error for THD at 1:58pm July 8, roughly 5 minutes after jacksauces comment. Yes, Jack was obnoxious, but he wasn't *wrong*. A nicer thing to do would have been to just quietly correct the error instead of ranting in the comments.

So, about the product... does anyone have one yet? It looks to me like a poor delta from the previous version, trading audio quality for a couple extra HDMI inputs. The 876 looks pretty disappointing too -- no extra inputs and some audio processing magic, but a street price about $600 more than the 875.

Gr8music
08/25/2008 07:32

Um, who is the idiot who wrote the first comment - oh, wait a minute, its jacksauce. It appears that jack don't read well! It says "The THD specification has been downgraded to 0.08% from 0.05% in its predecessor." and that's it! The upgrades are "Upgrades over its predecessor include 5 HDMI inputs (up from and 1080p analog video upscaling . " Poor Jack, too much sauce!

Jacksauce
07/08/2008 01:53

um, whose the idiot who wrote the information at the top? Going to .08%THD from .05% is NOT an upgrade, its a downgrade. THD is stands for Total Harmonic Distortion. A lower number means that the source is reproduced more accurately.

If it were the opposite, then those $200 dollar sony receivers with 1.0% THD would be godly....

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