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Onkyo TX SR805

Onkyo TX SR805
alaScore 85

653 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 653 reviews of Onkyo TX SR805. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, 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 SR805 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Onkyo TX SR805

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 553 user reviews of Onkyo TX SR805 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Onkyo TX-SR805 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver (Black)Onkyo TX-SR805 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver (Black)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: TechRadar (techradar.com)

Onkyo TX-SR805 review

 

Onkyo sets out its stall with this well-equipped yet affordable receiver.

Excellent sound ; Power in abundance ; Cutting-edge codec support

No onboard video scaling ; No LAN connection

An excellent array of features and without a mind blowing price tag, definitely worth your consideration

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Alan Stafford, PC World (techadvisor.co.uk)

Onkyo TX-SR805 review

 

When Onkyo introduced its TX-SR805 home-theatre receiver last autumn, it was the only receiver capable of decoding high-definition audio formats - Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio - which are part of the Blu-ray and HD-DVD specifications). These...

The Onkyo TX-SR805 is an impressive product. Compared with other receivers in or out of its price range, it's a steal. Some audiophiles may sneer at the TX-SR805, because Onkyo is a midtier brand. It's certainly no NAD or Mcintosh, for example. But the...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.co.uk)

Onkyo TX-SR805 review

 

The release of the Onkyo TX-SR605 has changed the playing field for AV receivers, by offering a solid selection of cutting-edge features at a street price as low as $400. Of course, by offering such a powerful receiver at a low price, it becomes harder...

Three HDMI 1.3 inputs; converts analog video sources to HDMI; onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding; THX Neural surround processing; XM- and Sirius-ready; automatic speaker calibration; switches as many as six high-definition video...

Downconverts 1080i component video signals to 720p when outputting over HDMI; HDMI video quality converted from analog sources may not satisfy videophiles; current crop of high-def disc players lack bit-stream output, which is needed to utilize the...

The Onkyo TX-SR805 is an all-around excellent AV receiver with plenty of audiophile appeal, but its less-than-ideal video performance may give HDTV aficionados a reason to hold out for higher-end alternatives.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Onkyo TX-SR805 review

 

The Onkyo TX-SR805 is an impressive product. Compared with other receivers in or out of its price range, it's a steal. Some audiophiles may sneer at the TX-SR805, because Onkyo is a midtier brand. It's certainly no NAD or Mcintosh, for example. But the...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: (goodgearguide.com.au)

Onkyo TX-SR805

 

Decodes DTS Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD, very powerful

Extremely complex, poor on-screen help, no HD Radio tuner or network capability

The TX-SR805 can provide some of the best audio you're likely to hear outside a theatre - once you've managed to set it up.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: PC World Staff (goodgearguide.com.au)

Onkyo TX-SR805 Home-Theater Receiver

 

The first home-theatre receiver to decode DTS Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD from Blu-ray movies produces phenomenal sound.

Decodes DTS Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD, very powerful

Extremely complex, poor on-screen help, no HD Radio tuner or network capability

The TX-SR805 can provide some of the best audio you're likely to hear outside a theatre — once you've managed to set it up.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

Onkyo TX-SR805 Home-Theater Receiver

 

The first home-theater receiver to decode DTS Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD from Blu-ray movies produces phenomenal sound.

Decodes DTS Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD ; Very powerful

Extremely complex, with poor on-screen help ; No HD Radio tuner or network capability

Altogether, the audio was the best I've heard outside a theater

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Alan Stafford, PC World (pcworld.com)

Onkyo TX-SR805 Review - PCWorld

 

Audiophiles want their best piece of gear to handle decoding so they can enjoy optimum audio quality from their system. Presented with a high-end DVD player and an inexpensive receiver, an audiophile would set up the system so that the DVD player,...

Decodes DTS Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD

Extremely complex, with poor on-screen help

Brawny, great-sounding home theater receiver has the (for now) unique ability to decode Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio tracks.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Matthew Moskovciak (cnet.com)

Onkyo TX-SR805 review

 

The release of the Onkyo TX-SR605 has changed the playing field for AV receivers, by offering a solid selection of cutting-edge features at a street price as low as $400. Of course, by offering such a powerful receiver at a low price, it becomes harder...

Three HDMI 1.3 inputs; converts analog video sources to HDMI; onboard Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding; THX Neural surround processing; XM- and Sirius-ready; automatic speaker calibration; switches as many as six high-definition video...

Downconverts 1080i component video signals to 720p when outputting over HDMI; HDMI video quality converted from analog sources may not satisfy videophiles; current crop of high-def disc players lack bit-stream output, which is needed to utilize the...

The Onkyo TX-SR805 is an all-around excellent AV receiver with plenty of audiophile appeal, but its less-than-ideal video performance may give HDTV aficionados a reason to hold out for higher-end alternatives.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: David Waratuke (audioholics.com)

Onkyo TX-SR805 AV Receiver Review

 

The Onkyo TX-SR805 represents the current pinnacle of value at its price point. It sounds good, decodes all the latest HD audio codecs, a large power supply, lots of features, and more.

Features and flexibility exceeding price competitors ; HDMI 1.3a compliant ; Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio decoding ; Audyssey MultEQ XT improves focus and coherence ; THX Ultra2 Certified ; Larger power supply than competitive products

Runs hot ; LFE does not support identical crossover frequencies as main channels ; Single subwoofer out connection ; Occasionally drops HDMI signal when exiting setup ; Automatic speaker setup missed a few settings

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

Onkyo is an organization consisting of people unsurpassed in the love of sound. Onkyo won't settle for second best. It strives to complete what it has started. That's the Onkyo spirit. For the past half-century Onkyo components have been recognized as uncommonly musical among those who are truly fanatical about their music.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby TrueHD / DTS-HD decoder / THX Select 2
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:AV receiver

Connectors

Coaxial Digital Input:Built-in / Yes
Optical Digital Input:Built-in / Yes
Optical Digital Output:Built-in / Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Onkyo
Model:SR805
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Onkyo TX

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black

Radio System

Tuner Type:Digital radio tuner

Remote Control

Type:Remote control