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273 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 273 reviews of ONKYO TX-NR808. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the ONKYO TX-NR808 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 user reviews of ONKYO TX-NR808 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Onkyo TX-NR808 7.2-Channel Network Home Theater Receiver (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Onkyo TX-NR808 7.2-Channel Network Home Theater Receiver (Black)Onkyo TX-NR808 7.2-Channel Network Home Theater Receiver (Black) (Old Version)

May, 2016

Expert review by: David Waratuke (

Onkyo TX-NR808 7.2 Networked A/V Receiver Preview


Fourth in Onkyo's refresh to its line up of receivers is the new TX-NR808 networked model, updating the TX-NR807. The TX-NR808 is a 7.2 channel receiver that features a THX Certified Select 2 Plus.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (

Onkyo TX-NR808 - Pocket-lint


Onkyo is the market leader in AV amplifiers and receivers for good reason. It has, for the last few years at least, crammed its kit with as much tech as

An amazing array of features and functionality is supported by, possibly, the most bombastic audio performance ever provided by a sub-£1k AV receiver

At times, its pure aggression can be a tad overbearing - especially if you're trying to settle down to a lightly-paced drama or romcom

Music too is treated with delicacy and brutal assault in equal measures. There isn't a song we've found that hasn't been improved by the 808's handling. Even Jedward's album turns from a turgid, pointless abuse of the human ear into a turgid, pointless...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: FlameofHeaven (

A bit disappointed


I replaced a Sony surround sound with the Onkyy and put the Sony down in my sound system down stairs and the Sony is still going. Onkyo is aware of the sound board problem and are addressing it fairly so I didn't give it a worse rating. It is a bit of...

Very capable receiver, easy to set up, great sound and video

after about 2.5 years the sound board suddenly quite functioning

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Kaoscapt (

Follow up review 2.5 years later.


A lot of the network connectivity issues were taken care of by a software update a while ago, which is good considering I control it through the network a lot. Overall this was a great purchase, and I would buy another Onkyo in a New York Minute.

All things I said in my earlier review 2.5 years ago are still true, though I can now say that iPod connectivity works for iPad 2's as well

The biggest flaw this receiver has is the remote. Slowly over time, the volume up function has failed. I can only get it to work maybe 10% of the time now. Luckily there is a solution for me - Onkyo makes a remote control App for iDevices, so most of...

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Speedy (

Quality at a low price


Great receiver at a great price. I owned a 605 before this and was extremely happy with that. Some setup notes - if your home router is setup correctly then you will have no network issues. The pandora functionality is fantastic - music at 128kbps...

MultEQ - a very nice feature ; 135W / Chan ; internet/Pandora Radio

No wifi network card

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: JOHNNYMAK (






Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Nitehawk (

Sweet A/V Receiver!!!


I think previous reviewer Donnie's loss is my gain. I must have purchased his returned receiver. I took my chances on buying an open box unit, (previously sold and returned and priced at less than half msrp!), and it has turned out to be a great deal...

I replaced an 100w Adcom Stereo PreAmp/Amp with this to make better use of my 50" Panasonic THX certified Plasma TV and Blu-ray player and extra speakers I've accumulated. Audyssey setup is easy and straightforward. Some have complained about on-screen...

Others have mentioned this as well - why doesn't this class of receiver come with a remote that has a backlight button that lights up all the buttons??? Fortunately, this remote does have unique button shapes and after some time, I'm sure I won't have...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: dtsdig (

Fantastic Upgrade!!!


I purchased this Onkyo at the beginning of December; a week after having purchased a Yamaha Aventage RX-A800 for full price at Best Buy. It was the fourth that I had owned in 15 years and I was excited about the new Aventage series. Unfortunately,...

This receiver has tons of inputs, lots of power, a fantastic UI and on-screen display as well as being easy to set up. The Audyssey MultEQ setup worked beautifully and the sound this machine puts out is both delicate and tremendous at the same time....

No cons whatsoever! I have read all of the other reviews on this site and others about the networking function problems people were having. Fortunately for me, Onkyo released the software update to resolve all of these issues on 11/10, before I bought...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Donnie (

Fantastic Reciever


Even with the "issues", this reciever is well worth the effort. I have read many reviews where others had similar problems and that is how I solved mine. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. I recommend this reciever highly. And I recommend...

This reciever has all of the newest features that are currently on the market alowing me to connect all of my newest "gadgets and gizmos"All of the connectivity options are great and very usefull.Very stylish and all of the varius sound modes etc. are...

It is my considered opion that Onkyo Tech support is a joke!! If you need help, call someone that cares, Onkyo Tech support ain't it!!!Called on a Saturday and after a 45min wait, I left a call back #. 5 days later they called back. Sent several emails...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Tunaahelper (

Love it!


Newegg rocks! 3 Day UPS got to Washington in 2..

Everything you could want... Multi-rooms, ability to handle more speakers than a 1980 Van Halen concert, and is built like a tank

Only reason why it's not a 5 star is because of the units screen and no rear USB port. The screen is somewhat setback and if it's in a low cabinet- it's hard to see. USB port should be mandatory on the back instead of under the front panel. Also...

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications


Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: Yes


Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: Yes
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No
YUV Interface: Yes

General Features

3D: No
Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD