Originally Posted by myoda
Onkyo TX-SR806S is an upgrade from a 5 year old Panasonic SA-HE200. ..... etc.
Build quality - it's built like a tank
Ability to assign inputs and rename them, extremely flexible.
5 HDMI inputs
Ease of speaker calibration with Audyssey MultEQ
Decoding of Dolby True HD and DTS HD Master Audio
Audio quality - The sound is very clear, detailed and clean - even at low listening levels thanks to THX Loudness Plus
Phono Input - vinyl sounds fantastic through the Onkyo.
FM Tuner - Very sensitive, picks up weaker stations much better than my previous receiver
It is big. Sticks out of the back of my a/v rack.
No switched outlet on the rear of the receiver.
TV has to be on to listen to a cd in the HD DVD player. HDMI authentication issue. I use the Sony DVD player instead.
Runs a little warm, but not too hot. Placed a modified pc case fan on top of the hottest part of the case. Also placed some Audio-Technica audio insulators (AT 605) under the feet of the 806 to allow air to pass through. Temps dropped from 56C to 41C. Cool to the touch now.
HDMI switching lag - some delay when changing inputs. Audio lag of about 5 seconds when in FF, Skip, RW modes with the DVR.Occasional clicking when changing audio formats - drives my dog nuts.
Although you probably won't use it, the volume knob feels really cheap.
No backlit remote. Not a deal breaker. Using a Harmony 880 remote.
Overall, I am quite pleased with the performance of the Onkyo TX-SR806.
Nice post man. I also am a fan of this receiver. And I, like you, paid around $600 for mine. Sadly, mine's in for its second warranty repair in 15 months of ownership. The first was for the annoying "blue-dot" issue over 1080p HDMI. And now, the receiver just wouldn't power on. Regarding the "clicking" you mentioned, I started hearing this infamous Onkyo "clicking" (which I've read about all over the forums today) from my own receiver, around two months ago, normally when switching between certain AV inputs on my TX-SR806 - I couldn't really nail down exactly when it seemed to "click". Then the clicking started to happen randomly, right in the middle of watching a Blu-Ray on my PS3, or playing games on my Xbox 360. And I don't remember hearing it very often before two months ago... Finally, about a month ago, I powered on my receiver and it just sat there and clicked indefinitely, until I turned the damn thing off. And it kept doing that for days.... Luckily it's still under warranty, thanks to Onkyo's generous 2-year standard warranty, and the repair has just been completed by a regional service center.
So what's the diagnosis of the constant "clicking" when powering on my receiver?In the tech's repair log notes: "Replaced malfunctioning relay in power supply" and "Software or firmware was upgraded to the latest version"...
So it appears that constant or random clicking may indicate that your power supply relay is starting to fail. With two warranty repairs under my belt in just over a year, I'm starting to worry about the longevity of my receiver... and beginning to question my investment in this Onkyo product. And that's a real bummer too, because I LOVED this receiver, even after the first factory repair. It was a great value at its price point.