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Mine has been running ever since without any issues.................
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My 809 just had the HDMI board fail, and Onkyo is doing an "out warranty repair". My son has been using my 805 for the last year and now that I have it back it's still working great. ( Except for the OSD which I could never get to work).
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I had two 905s and a 906... All three units failed with HDMI issues. The 906 died twice. That's a 100% failure rate for me.

If it's not a BIG screen, it's not a theater...
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You didn't make a mistake, the 805 was and is still an excellent avr.
You just happen to be one of the unlucky ones that had a problem.
Gosh, it fails after 7-8 years, and the guy wants warranty repair. That's just so far out of reality it's almost funny, and he started a thread as well as posting here! My 876 is still going strong after 5.5 years, and it's badly out of date now as technology races along. Excellent sound for home theater, though my two channel rig(after a few years and several upgrades) supersedes it for stereo playback.

When I researched buying the Onkyo, my analysis was that Onkyo gave you a better amp section and more features for the money than other brands, but ran warmer because of it, so I always kept a fan on the top of it. I run a 7 channel Outlaw amp with it now, and it stays pretty cool. I'd buy Onkyo again, no hesitation.
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I had two 905s and a 906... All three units failed with HDMI issues. The 906 died twice. That's a 100% failure rate for me.
I'm willing to guess that your issues were due to heat and that is what fried your components to the point of failure.
When units like the Onkyos run hot, they need plenty upon plenty of breathing room, more than average components.
...and if the ambient temp in your room is above 75 degrees, then it needs to be made cooler so that components do not get even warmer.
It's also a good idea to use cooling fans on components that run hot, like the TX-SR905 / 805 does.

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My Onkyos were not in an enclosed area. They left out in an open shelf. All three units had 120mm PC fans placed atop the HDMI board to extract hot air as I realized that part of the receiver was way too hot. I even attached heat sinks on the HQV chips that were generating the heat. So I can honestly say I took all the necessary precautions to avoid the failure...

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^ So you actually altered the design and engineering of the AVR by modifying the chips, and you haven't realized that could be your problem?

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My HDMI board is on the border of being completely failing. With the picture is will sometime go in and out and then give a snowy screen. It comes back on sometimes, but I think it is going out. The sound is fine. No issues. All the boards I could find on flea bay are for fixing the sound, not the picture.

So, I called Onkyo and they no longer stock the part, but they said I might qualify for a upgrade from them for a refurbish unit, if my unit qualifies. They said the newer unit that would be similar would be the NR-828 for ~ $450 for a refurbish. So, my question for those who know:

1) Would this be a good unit to replace with?

2) Is the amp sections etc, similar?

I like the 805, I think I have had it for ~ 4 or 5 yrs. Worked great until now with the amp. Any help would be great.
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My HDMI board is on the border of being completely failing. With the picture is will sometime go in and out and then give a snowy screen. It comes back on sometimes, but I think it is going out. The sound is fine. No issues. All the boards I could find on flea bay are for fixing the sound, not the picture.

So, I called Onkyo and they no longer stock the part, but they said I might qualify for a upgrade from them for a refurbish unit, if my unit qualifies. They said the newer unit that would be similar would be the NR-828 for ~ $450 for a refurbish. So, my question for those who know:

1) Would this be a good unit to replace with?

2) Is the amp sections etc, similar?

I like the 805, I think I have had it for ~ 4 or 5 yrs. Worked great until now with the amp. Any help would be great.

I hope I’m never without my Onkyo 805, because I love that beast of an AVR. If I was in your shoes and able to get an upgrade, I wouldn’t get the 828, I would ask for an 818 instead. One of the main reasons for wanting the 818 over the 828 is Audyessy ET32, while the 828 only has MultiEQ, which is less than the 805 you have for room correction.
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The 828 has Audyssey MultiEQ, which is a step down from the MultiEQ XT found in the 805. See the difference here.

The spec sheet says 130 watts 2 channels driven. Unsurprisingly, this will have less power than the 805. Fortunately, the power in the 805 is well and above what is needed for most folks. What is the sensitivity of the speakers you are using? Plug in your info and see how much power you need to achieve the the listening levels you are accustomed to. http://www.crownaudio.com/elect-pwr-req.htm

The downgrade in Audyssey might be your only big issue. I would personally trade a little power for XT32, which is the step above what is in the 805.

If it were me, I'd probably see what it would cost to get an NR818. Ever so slightly more power than the 828, but it has MultiEQ XT32.

EDIT: Looks like I took too long composing my reply. But thanks to @HAMP568 , you now have two people telling you the same thing.

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My HDMI board is on the border of being completely failing. With the picture is will sometime go in and out and then give a snowy screen. It comes back on sometimes, but I think it is going out. The sound is fine. No issues. All the boards I could find on flea bay are for fixing the sound, not the picture.

So, I called Onkyo and they no longer stock the part, but they said I might qualify for a upgrade from them for a refurbish unit, if my unit qualifies. They said the newer unit that would be similar would be the NR-828 for ~ $450 for a refurbish. So, my question for those who know:

1) Would this be a good unit to replace with?

2) Is the amp sections etc, similar?

I like the 805, I think I have had it for ~ 4 or 5 yrs. Worked great until now with the amp. Any help would be great.
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The 828 has Audyssey MultiEQ, which is a step down from the MultiEQ XT found in the 805. See the difference here.

The spec sheet says 130 watts 2 channels driven. Unsurprisingly, this will have less power than the 805. Fortunately, the power in the 805 is well and above what is needed for most folks. What is the sensitivity of the speakers you are using? Plug in your info and see how much power you need to achieve the the listening levels you are accustomed to. http://www.crownaudio.com/elect-pwr-req.htm

The downgrade in Audyssey might be your only big issue. I would personally trade a little power for XT32, which is the step above what is in the 805.

If it were me, I'd probably see what it would cost to get an NR818. Ever so slightly more power than the 828, but it has MultiEQ XT32.

EDIT: Looks like I took too long composing my reply. But thanks to @HAMP568 , you now have two people telling you the same thing.
I have the RBH T1 for (F, C, & R). http://rbhsound.com/t1.php they are pretty efficient (91 db 1 mtr.). I don't think I have driven the speakers to their limits. The best would be to get a new AVR and a seperate (Emotivia Amp) to run them with more power, but it get plenty loud for me. So, the 130w would probably be enough, but I always feel, the more power the better.
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I'm just re-setting up my HT after moving and I'm running into some weirdness with my Onkyo TX-SR805 receiver. I'm hoping some big brains here can help me identify whats going on.

When I play sound via a Stereo (red, white RCA) input sound plays from both the Left and Right speakers on the Direct and Pure Audio audio settings, but not on settings like Stereo, All Channel Stereo, etc. etc. On those settings sound only comes out of the Right speaker.

I'm totally confused. When I do test tones sound comes out of all of the speakers and they are configured correctly (left = left, right = right, sub = sub, etc.)

Any idea what could be causing this unusual behavior?
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^That's pretty odd. I'm not sure what it could be but, you could try resetting the whole avr to factory default settings sand see if that fixes it.

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Either a lot of people are telling lies, or it is a mistake to buy an Onkyo receiver. If you like things that fail early, you will disagree.
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Thank you. It's nice to see another crazy person that believes in quality. These fanboys are delusional!
So now you are resorting to name calling when others may not agree with your opinion?
I have only ever owned one Onkyo product and that is my TX-SR805 that continues to work flawlessly after several years.
That is just a simple fact and has no connotations what so ever to being a "fanboy" as your comment suggests.
If you don't have anything constructive to add, and if you no longer use the 805, then maybe this thread isn't the best place for you to be hanging out.
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I had my display go dead on my 805 after almost 6 years. Changed the resistors in the display board per this thread and now the display works again. $1.50 for the resistors!

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I have the RBH T1 for (F, C, & R). http://rbhsound.com/t1.php they are pretty efficient (91 db 1 mtr.). I don't think I have driven the speakers to their limits. The best would be to get a new AVR and a seperate (Emotivia Amp) to run them with more power, but it get plenty loud for me. So, the 130w would probably be enough, but I always feel, the more power the better.
Onkyo said I could have the 828 for $450 or the 929 for $600. The 818 is no longer available. Both of these are refurb, The refurb cost from Onkyo is (929 $ 799) (828 $??). So, would the the 929 be that much better to get, or to rather go for a new one, or perhaps a Denon AVR?
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Well, the 929 is definitely better on paper with XT32. That price is a little cheaper than the regular going rate for a refurb, so that might be a decent deal. Of course, do your due diligence and find an owners thread.
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The spec sheet says 130 watts 2 channels driven. Unsurprisingly, this will have less power than the 805. Fortunately, the power in the 805 is well and above what is needed for most folks. What is the sensitivity of the speakers you are using? Plug in your info and see how much power you need to achieve the the listening levels you are accustomed to. http://www.crownaudio.com/elect-pwr-req.htm

The downgrade in Audyssey might be your only big issue. I would personally trade a little power for XT32, which is the step above what is in the 805.
I recently replaced my 805 (which served me faithfully for 7 years) with an Anthem MRX510, which is rated at 100 watts/channel and 75w into 5 channels. I was worried about the drop off in power, but honestly, I cannot tell that the Anthem gives up anything to the 805 in my system. In fact, the Anthem almost seems more powerful than the 805. I attribute this to the excellent ARC room correction of the Anthem that allows the Anthem to play cleaner at higher SPL's. Point is, power isn't everything and is often given too much consideration in choosing an AVR, unless of course, you happen to have very inefficient or power hungry speakers.
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Onkyo said I could have the 828 for $450 or the 929 for $600. The 818 is no longer available. Both of these are refurb, The refurb cost from Onkyo is (929 $ 799) (828 $??). So, would the the 929 be that much better to get, or to rather go for a new one, or perhaps a Denon AVR?
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I recently replaced my 805 (which served me faithfully for 7 years) with an Anthem MRX510, which is rated at 100 watts/channel and 75w into 5 channels. I was worried about the drop off in power, but honestly, I cannot tell that the Anthem gives up anything to the 805 in my system. In fact, the Anthem almost seems more powerful than the 805. I attribute this to the excellent ARC room correction of the Anthem that allows the Anthem to play cleaner at higher SPL's. Point is, power isn't everything and is often given too much consideration in choosing an AVR, unless of course, you happen to have very inefficient or power hungry speakers.
Well Anthem is going to be pretty top notch gear.
As good as something like the 805 is for the money paid (7 years ago / my how things have changes),
the Anthem will more than likely outclass it in engineering design for best audio.
You won't find cut corners or cheap parts in Anthem gear, and the price tag will usually reflect that too.
The 510 looks like a pretty good unit for the money though, and their customer and product support is very good,
much better than the likes of Onkyo, lol.

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Well Anthem is going to be pretty top notch gear.
As good as something like the 805 is for the money paid (7 years ago / my how things have changes),
the Anthem will more than likely outclass it in engineering design for best audio.
You won't find cut corners or cheap parts in Anthem gear, and the price tag will usually reflect that too.
The 510 looks like a pretty good unit for the money though, and their customer and product support is very good,
much better than the likes of Onkyo, lol.
Yes, I agree with your points. But, still, most measurements I've seen suggest that the 805 puts out its rated 130 watts with five channels driven vs. the rated 75 by the Anthem. I expected to have to "crank up" the Anthem to achieve the same in-room volume and dynamics and I really haven't found that to be the case. It's certainly possible that Anthem is conservative in its posted power numbers. Nonetheless, it seems to me to most AVR's with rated power in the 100-130 watt range are likely to perform very comparably in most systems (in terms of power output only). Just my 2 cents.
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Yes, I agree with your points. But, still, most measurements I've seen suggest that the 805 puts out its rated 130 watts with five channels driven vs. the rated 75 by the Anthem. I expected to have to "crank up" the Anthem to achieve the same in-room volume and dynamics and I really haven't found that to be the case. It's certainly possible that Anthem is conservative in its posted power numbers. Nonetheless, it seems to me to most AVR's with rated power in the 100-130 watt range are likely to perform very comparably in most systems (in terms of power output only). Just my 2 cents.
There really isn't that much difference, say between 75 and 100 watts.
You usually have to double the wattage or more to hear any real difference, and that is only if your speakers
can actually sound better with more wattage. Other factors like noise and distortion will have more impact than the actual watts per channels.

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Well -- I just want to note that my SR805 has performed like a champ since 2007 when I got it as an open box from Amazon Warehouse. It has never faltered or hiccupped -- survived three house moves with aplomb. My experience is that this AVR is a tough beast.

But now its time to upgrade to something with better network capabilities and MultiEQ XT32 (now that I plan to run two subs) -- likely going X4000 (lowest cost option meeting both requirements).

That said -- looking around at what someone would buy for say less than $600 -- there is nothing currently out there offering Ultra2 certification, pre-amp outs, true 130W/channel power over 7 channels, powered Zone 2, and MultiEQ XT. I have to say (and I hope the other owners would agree), the 805 was an amazing value in terms of features and performance (then and now).

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Yeah you're not going find anything for the price of the 805 with same performance nowadays. Manufacturers realised they can charge extra for features and performance. The 805 was one of kind.

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