Onkyo TX-NR828

7.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth®

Item #: 580TXN828

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Original Price: $599.99

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At home in almost any home theater

Onkyo doesn't know what kind of speakers or music sources you already have in your home theater. That's why they designed the TX-NR828 receiver with so many versatile features and connection options. With 7 channels of power, 2 subwoofer outputs, and connections for up to 11 speakers, the 'NR828 offers plenty of ways to enjoy music and movies in stereo and surround sound. Use those extra channels to power speakers in a second room, bi-amp your front speakers for more detailed sound, or go for fully immersive 7.2-channel surround sound. With lots of inputs for digital and analog source components, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and a steady supply of robust Onkyo power, this receiver will be right at home in almost anyone's living room, home theater, or basement rec room.

Bigger, more realistic sound with THX® and Audyssey DSX®

Want your home theater to sound more like the movie theater? The 'NR828 is THX Select2 Plus™ certified, so you can be sure you're getting the most accurate performance from your movie soundtracks. Plus, the "surround back" channels of this 7.2-channel receiver can be reassigned for use with "front height" speakers. This expands your home theater's soundstage vertically. Audyssey DSX and Dolby® Pro Logic IIz audio processing optimize movie soundtracks for this theater-like setup that will make your home theater sound positively huge.

Take high-def video even higher

Onkyo's free remote app for Apple and Android

Onkyo's free remote app for Apple and Android smartphones offers easy control of network music sources (subscription required for some services).

Just as your movies and music will sound robust and detailed, movies and shows will look gorgeous in 1080p no matter the source thanks to the 'NR828's Marvell Qdeo™ processor. And with 4K upscaling, this receiver is ready for the next generation of Ultra High Definition TVs. This receiver is not HDCP 2.2-compliant and will not support copy-protected 4K video content.

Stream music wirelessly from anywhere and everywhere

Wireless music streaming doesn't get any easier than with the TX-NR828. With both built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, you've got plenty of options for enjoying music from the Internet, computers, and portable devices. There's built-in support for online music services like Spotify®, Pandora®, and SiriusXM, as well as free Internet radio with TuneIn. Or send music directly to the receiver from your Bluetooth-compatible smartphone or tablet. Plus you can send music from your DLNA-compatible PC to the 'NR828 for playback over your Wi-Fi network. Onkyo's Music Optimizer helps make all your digital music sound its best, so you'll get the most out of all these options for enjoying your favorite songs and discovering new ones.

Easy setup and control

You won't be intimidated by this receiver's setup and control functions. Onkyo makes it simple to get your system up and running. The Audyssey MultEQ® speaker calibration system automatically makes adjustments to account for room dimensions and speaker placement. All that's required from you is to plug in the included setup microphone, place it in your listening position and follow the on-screen prompts.

Onkyo has also added menu overlays, a great feature that allows you to view and tweak settings while watching a movie or show without having to toggle back and forth between screens. And for easy touchscreen control, Onkyo's free remote app for Apple® and Android™ lets you control the TX-NR828 from your smartphone or tablet.


    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 130 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at .08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • THX® Select2 Plus™ certified for uncompromised home theater sound
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding, including Dolby Pro Logic IIz
    • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p and 4K) with Marvell Qdeo™ video processing
    • Audyssey MultEQ® auto speaker calibration (microphone included)
    • Audyssey DSX® processing for enhanced surround sound height or width effects using additional front speakers
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume® mode to maintain steady listening levels
    • Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for fuller surround sound at lower volumes
    Digital and Streaming Music Options:
    • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
      • includes support for Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, SiriusXM, Slacker, TuneIn, and Aupeo! (subscription required for some services)
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from a compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer
    • front-panel MHL-ready HDMI input for accessing content from select Android smartphones and tablets
    • DLNA-certified for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • plays DSD files (2.8 MHz .dsf files) from network and USB storage devices
    Multi-room Audio:
    • three-room/three-source output
      • powered stereo audio output for 2nd room
      • using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.2 home theater in main room
      • line-level 2nd and 3rd room outputs for use with separate amplifiers or receivers
      • output in 3rd room requires the use of separate amplifier or powered speakers
      • only analog, network or USB audio sources can be output to Zones 2 and 3
    Audio Performance Features:
    • high-current amplifier design with massive power transformer
    • 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    • direct mode switches off unnecessary circuitry to provide cleaner sound
    • Music Optimizer function enhances the sound quality of compressed music files
    • HDMI 1.4a audio/video switching: 8 in (includes 1 front-panel MHL-compatible input), 2 out
    • component video switching: 2 in, 1 out
    • composite video switching: 5 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 1 out
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 3 coaxial
    • 7 analog stereo audio inputs (includes 1 front-panel input)
    • 7.2-channel preamp outputs include outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
    • phono input for connecting a turntable
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB storage devices; iPod®/iPhone® use requires the Onkyo DS-A4 or DS-A5 docks
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • outputs for 11 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front High/Bi-Amp L/R, Front Wide/Zone 2 L/R)
    • receiver can power a maximum of 7 channels at once
    • RS 232, IR, and 12-volt trigger inputs
    General Features:
    • free Onkyo remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • 4K and 3D video pass-through
    • This receiver is not HDCP 2.2-compliant and will not support copy-protected 4K video content.
    • Audio Return Channel function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner via HDMI (Main HDMI output only)
    • Phase-Matching Bass optimizes low frequencies to preserve clarity with vocals and movie dialogue
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
    • 40 AM/FM presets
    • programmable remote
    • 17-1/8"W x 7-13/16"H x 16-7/16"D
    • weight: 33.1 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Typical Onkyo Quality

    Written By Happyfeet, Richmond, CA on Sunday, July 12, 2015

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    i am the proud owner of the TX-NR 809 and TX-NR 626. Purchasing this receiver was a move to upgrade technology, i.e. wireless and bluetooth in my main listening area; a seamless process.

    I look forward to many enjoyable experiences from this receiver

    Pros: Features, quality workmanship, and dependability.

    Cons: None

    HDMI problems

    Written By bts, nw wisconsin on Monday, April 27, 2015

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    Worked great, for about 4 months, great sound, etc. Started having audio dropouts at about 4 months after purchase. Tried the "turn off deep color fix", and it'll work for a while, but this unit will need to be serviced. I bought this to upgrade a JVC receiver I bought in 1994, which still functions perfectly, in all it's pro-logic glory! If this unit needs service this early, I doubt I'll get many years out of this unit.

    Pros: Great sound, picture, and user interface.

    Cons: Needs service at 4 months of use. When it drops out, it is totally worthless.

    Onkyo is tough to beat

    Written By Ryan W, Huntington Beach, CA on Thursday, April 23, 2015

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    When it comes to home amplifiers under $1000 the Onkyo TX-NR828 is truly hard to beat. From the sleek styling to the copious amounts of inputs, to the powerful 130w per channel, my home theater experience has never sounded so good.

    Pros: Plenty of inputs, Bluetooth connectivity, powerful per channel output.

    Cons: I can't think of any at the moment. I suppose you could find something but at this price I don't think so.

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Written By Anonymous, Catano, PR on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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    Excellent receiver, lots of power to drive my new Polk Rtia7. Setup was a breeze and the performance and sound quality is great.

    Pros: Power Configuration FEATURES

    Cons: None

    Onkyo AV RECEIVER TX-NR828

    Written By DanE, Windsor, California on Sunday, April 19, 2015

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    Excellent AVR. 8 HDMI outlets is awesome and more than any other brand. On-screen controls are very convenient.

    Pros: 8 HSMI connections. Powerful. Versatile with many listening configurations available. User can connect many devices.

    Cons: It was a little hard to connect devices correctly for me. It has been a long time since I have attempted this. But I finally got it right. It was all operator error.

    WOW !!!

    Written By MrFitz, Mississippi on Friday, April 17, 2015

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    I never write review so here it goes... I have never been so impressed as I am with the ONKYO 828. Crisp clean sound with plenty of power. I had a Sony THX receiver for the past 9 years that I thought was ineradicable but this ONKYO kicked it's butt. The separation of pure sound coming from each channel makes my head turn to mush.. After using the microphone to tune in the speakers to the room I never thought sound could be so good.. I will and have told all my friends about this receiver. Crutchfield from the start was the right choice to buy this receiver. With Fast shipping (In two day) I had one of the best THX Receivers I have ever owned. Sure I could have bought it at a retail store but the 7 day a week technical service for the life of the receiver is wonderful. If you are in the market for a new THX, Wifi, Bluetooth, Receiver I recommend the Onkyo TX-NR828 and I would not buy from anyone else . Crutchfield Rock's !!!

    Pros: Fast Delivery, The best sound I have heard in a home receiver.

    Cons: NONE...


    Written By NBrown, North Carolina on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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    Impressive appearance. Impressive performance! Easy to setup! Love the ability to Manually set up the speaker configuration on screen! I have the 5-Speaker Surround Sound set-up with 2 tall, front, floor-standing Definitive BP 2000 tower speaker configurations, with center channel and surround speakers, connected via Sunfire Theatre Grand Power Amp, hooked to the Pre-out section, which gives me 200W/Ch to EACH of 5 speakers. My only wishes would be that the Aux Input would have been accessible without having to open the flip-down door on the front panel, since I have a Niles Audio Switch always connected, thus necessitating having to leave the flip-down door on the front panes open all the time. Also, I have to use a small LED flashlight to see and read the tiny labels on the switches. Minor nuisance. Delivery of the unit was amazingly Fast! Highly Recommend!

    Pros: Impressive appearance. Impressive performance! Easy to setup!

    Cons: My only wishes would be that the Aux Input would have been accessible without having to open the flip-down door on the front panel, or at least had its own separate flip-down door. And, it would be nice if the tiny switch labels were illuminated.


    Written By Bill, North Carolina on Tuesday, April 07, 2015

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    I was worried that spending less than $600 would I would get a sub par receiver. IF you have a similar concern DONT. This receiver execeeds all of my expectations and pushes my Polk Audio ATi 9s to their limit. I love the ease of use and the multitude of connection options. Cant say enough good things. I even called customer support and received prompt helpful support from a very knowledgeable tech guy, not an off shore operator.

    Pros: Power, Ease of use, Customer Support, Blue Tooth, WiFi


    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Written By Rmums, Glidden IA on Thursday, April 02, 2015

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    Got my receiver last week and I must say I am beyond impressed. This is my second Onkyo receiver and will never be without. Had a Sony receiver in between my two Onkyos and wasn't ever really happy. Plenty of power. WiFi works great. And the remote is easy to program. Plus I got it on sale so makes it even better.

    Pros: Plenty of power. WiFi. Bluetooth.

    Cons: Haven't found any yet

    it's all about that bass

    Written By 8139922841, 8139922841 on Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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    The Onkyo TX-NR828 was one of 2 receiver s that I was looking at. In the end it won out, because it had exactly the features I was looking for, built in Wi-Fi and bluetooth right out of the box. The setup is easy in my opinion and it sounds great. Not to mention Onkyo's long history of creating great products.

    Pros: Easy connectivity, built-in Wi-Fi, bluetooth, GUI, Price oh and did I mention Sound

    Cons: None other than maybe a little heavy for some.

    Onkyo 828

    Written By Rwg, Indpls,In on Sunday, March 22, 2015

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    Heavy, powerful and very capable.

    Pros: Power and connectivity

    Cons: Usb does not support iPod, no manual.

    March 12, 2014 update

    Written By Blakes, Wisconsin on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    I've had the unit for one year now and I have had no problem with it and I'd buy it again, especially at the price now.

    set up pretty easy

    Written By jfh, California on Tuesday, March 03, 2015

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    Day 2. Thus far, I'd say set up was pretty easy and the controls are logical. I like the fold down door that hides the majority of buttons and controls.

    Pros: Back labeled well for connecting cables. On screen start up went well. Yay for a phono hook up and grnd wire attachment point.

    Cons: big box. Fit in cabinet with about 0.5 inches to spare, height-wise.


    Written By Scott, Waterloo Ia on Monday, March 02, 2015

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    Used website to find, research and purchase my Onkyo 828. 100% satisfied with Crutchfield.

    Pros: Customer service is top notch. Was delivered on time.

    Cons: No Cons.

    Awesome sound but HDMI issues

    Written By MikeG, New York on Sunday, March 01, 2015

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    Purchased the TX-NR828 to replace my older NR-TX901. Nothing wrong with the 901....new enough to have an ethernet port for playing tunes off my computer, but it's just old enough to be lacking HDMI inputs, and I wanted to be able to switch all my devices through the 828, rather than choosing the desired video source on the TV followed by the corresponding audio source on the receiver. The 828 sounds great, maybe slightly better than my 901, but of the 5 A/V peripherals I own, the 828 couldn't handle one HDMI and one composite video. Crutchfield techs decided those two peripherals were "incompatible," and hours on the phone with the Onkyo techs didn't help either. Either device works fine directly into the HDTV. Ironically, the two devices that the receiver couldn't handle were the two I use the most, Sony CD and DVD carrousels, so the 828 went back because it didn't offer me any operational advantage over my great sounding 901.

    Pros: Awesome sound

    Cons: HDMI and composite video upconversion issues

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Written By StellarS, Patterson CA on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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    From the start it was an uphill struggle. I had HDMI problems from the get go. I updated the firm ware. Then receiver got into this weird mode wouldn't show Digital content came up in stereo not AC mode. So I decided to Reset the Receiver and start fresh. First thing I noticed was I goth the Onkyo displayed on my TV which I didn't get before. Then Cal system and it sounded so awesome displayed digital content. This lasted for about 1 week then the dreaded no sound out. Called Crutchfield rep and was able to send it back the next day. I have decided to take one more chance on this receiver. So follow up review will be coming.

    Pros: Sounds awesome when it worked.

    Cons: HDMI issues.

    Onkyo tx-828

    Written By ld, Tennessee on Sunday, February 22, 2015

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    100% awesome

    Pros: I have some awesome speakers. This system brings them to life and music sounds like it is live.

    Cons: Manual on cd..would rather have paper

    Onkyo 828

    Written By Rover, San Juan, P.R. on Sunday, February 22, 2015

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    Having been a previous owner of old Onkyo's receivers I have become particularly fond to its sound quality and reproduction. I believe Onkyo reproduces depht and quality of sound with sheer clarity that amazes the best audiophile. Having said that, I've had my share of problems with the video card blowing up on two previous receivers twice with poor service fixes thru the retailers. So, that problem made me go for Yamaha recievers that are sturdier, and hardly, in my expirience, fail that bad. Nonetheless went for this Onkyo after not feeling quite satisfied with a Bose Acousticmass 10 nor a Yamaha bougth at a good price. The Yamaha did good ,but when the Onkyo took over the space got filled with such quality of sound and depth perception on the home theater that there was no doubt that Onkyo did a great technological work on its receivers. Onkyo 828 claimed it spot in my home theater hands down. Of course the speakers also helped. Bose were no match for Polk Ts 500's all around!!. Yamaha did good, but its sound reproduction was to neutral, lacked depth perception and the musicallity that Onkyo showed. Crutchfield delivered to my door in 2 days with free shipping!!!! Great service!! Good!

    Pros: Great sound quality and depth perception. Beautiful musicallity, and price!!!

    Cons: HDMi not 2.2! Big and heavy, requires space!! Hope video card does not crash!! I am using a surge protector and line conditioner.

    TX-NR828 Really Nice, Solid, Go For It

    Written By Tom, Myrtle Beach on Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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    We have this receiver about a week now. I must admit I was reluctant to purchase any Onkyo product with the recent problems. We were using our 10-year old Yamaha RXV-2500 with minimal use for our home theater. The Yamaha just didn't cut it for our new larger living room, and it was time for an upgrade. We are running a 5.1 system with IL10 Infinity BS and center and Klipsch BS for rear surround. In addition two subs. Honestly what drove me was the 130 wpc, and bench tested at right around 100 wpc with 5 channels driven. I must also note all the other features for such a great price. The setup was fairly simple including the internet connections. It took about an hour to unbox, set in place, and install. After using the auto setup feature we made a few fine adjustment and we were ready. This receiver filled up our room more than we expected. The sound is warm, clear and inviting. After using about a week i would admit it really outperforms our old Yamaha by a large margin. I have always purchased Yamaha (and currently have three) receivers and so far been pleased with the Onkyo. If you have concerns don't. Onkyo sells a lot of electronics, so the more you sell the higher probability of problems. Consider who you are buying from, Crutchfield!

    Pros: Solid Power, well built, lots of features.

    Cons: None

    onkyo TX-NR828

    Written By Richard C, North Carolina on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

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    This reciver has excellent sound power set up is some what hard but not impossible it made well the remote is great i give this a 5 stars. Speaker hooks are easy imputs and outputs are easy controls marked well remote is great

    Cons: Set up might be a little difficult for some

    Awesome AVR & fantastic Crutchfield Customer Service!!

    Written By BryanF, Manson, WA on Monday, February 16, 2015

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    I recently purchased this new AVR, Onkyo TX-NR828, from Crutchfield after having purchasing & returned a similar AVR made by Sony that was defective, from a different and far inferior retailer. In chatting & speaking directly with Crutchfield's sales & technical service teams who are very knowledgeable, courteous & professional I purchased this AVR for my Home Theater needs. I have had minor set up issues for a fairly complex system which Crutchfield's team have resolved quickly & effectively. I am able to hook up two configurations of 7.1 speaker systems using the HDMI & digital audio outputs along with additional Zone 2 & 3 analog speakers. (one Zone using the pre-out through an older AVR). I am currently completing the final wiring for the second 7.1 configuration using the Soundback speakers & pre-out to the older AVR and will add to this review once completed & running. So far this is an awesome sounding, flexible & powerful AVR with many options & the Crutchfield team of technicians & advisors are second to none with regards to knowledge, speedy effective advise & great customer service. I will definitely be purchasing all my home theater & electronic needs from them. Thank you Crutchfield!!!

    Pros: Powerful, great sounding AVR Flexible system with many options for Digital & Analog hook ups including Zone 2 & 3. (note Zone 2 & 3 are only analog outputs, which Crutchfiled did confirm with me before my purchase) Clear HDMI video up to 4K Excellent 3D processing Very competitively priced

    Cons: Very extensive instruction manual that needs some simplifying & clarification for setup, especially to understanding the more complex capabilities. (Crutchfield's teams are excellent in supporting these issues!)


    Written By Doug, Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday, February 15, 2015

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    I absolutely love Onkyo products. I have an Onkyo stereo receiver as well and it has been amazing. This 7.2 receiver seems to make my speakers sound even better. The Internet connectivity is especially nice as I stream content quite often.

    Great unit, built like a tank, worked great, but not Apple friendly

    Written By Badgerbkr, Milwaukee on Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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    Loved this unit and I would still have it, but it did not get along with my Apple equipment, except through Bluetooth. That was a fatal flaw. A good receiver is 1/2 computer and 1/2 powerful amp. This is one powerful amp that sounds excellent. The best except for its fatal flaw. The Sony plays with Apple nicely. The iPhone app controls the unit well.

    Pros: Built like a tank, excellent sound, will never break, and if it does, you can anchor your boat with it-- its that solid. Lots of power.

    Cons: Not Apple Compatible with airplay and USB

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Written By carl W., Alaska on Monday, February 02, 2015

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    i have had this receiver set up for about 2 weeks now and am very pleased with the performance. it replaced an older onkyo tx-sr805 which was about 8 years old and although it had more video inputs, most are redundant now as no one uses s-video jacks any more. also the multi channel inputs i didn't need as the power is more than sufficient for my master bedroom. the one thing i noticed is than it is a lower priced model, it isn't supplied like a lower price model. many no almost all the features it has are similiar to my onkyo t-nr3008 . the most obvious thing i noticed was the video processing with the marvell qdeo. although my hitachi p50x901 has excellent color and was isf certified, this receiver with qdeo made them pop. i immediately noticed it. i like the audyssey dynamic eq and volume feature and it seems to be more powerful than the 805 even though both has audyssey. this is the 5th onkyo i have purchased 3 being from you, the tx-sr805, the tx-nr3008 and now this model. the pricing on all was good and the information was excellent making the purchase that much more easy. free shipping in 2 days and it has always been here on time. my latest purchase was a difinitive technology super cube 4000 for my master bedroom which was ordered from you. not withstanding. i can't compliment crutchfield enough on the the excellence of there company and as i have stated before. i always find what i want at a very competitive price.

    Pros: fantastic service, fabulous supply of products, unbelievable product detail even with no longer in supply products, and great shipping policy

    Cons: none, none, none, none, and none

    Really nice

    Written By Alan M., New York on Saturday, January 31, 2015

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    I was looking around the internet for a surround sound system that wouldn't break the bank. I was willing to settle since i was looking at things that got good reviews. Then I went to Crutchfield and saw this Onkyo on sale. It was in the price range I was looking for, but a better system that was replaced by a newer model. This was not a negative, quite the opposite. Now I had to put together a speaker system and I called and got help from an advisor. We, mainly he, did good. He told me that the receiver had more power than the listed 135 per channel. He was not lying. The sound this system put out is great, seriously. You want to learn how to be a couch potato? Buy this receiver and a good TV and speakers and you will be there.

    Pros: Quality of sound, power, easy to use remotes, manual on CD

    Cons: Have not found any yet, so maybe none.Well if I have to say something, it is a physically large unit.


    Written By TomfromNY, New York on Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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    I bought this to bring myself into this century, it replaced a 28 year old Kenwood receiver. After spending years listening to music on ipods and computers it's like hearing music for the first time. I have all Klipsch speakers and it sounds great. The setup was extremely easy and it's great to have all the audio/video and gaming equipment finally all integrated. I've only utilized about 40% of it's capabilities and at the current price it was a no-brainer for me.

    Pros: Great sound, Easy set-up, nothing lacking IMO. Nice phone/tablet app.

    Cons: As others have said, the labeling on the units buttons are hard to read and I'll add that the same goes for the remote, but I mostly use the phone/tablet app.

    great receiver

    Written By Anonymous, nederland, tx on Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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    I had been looking at this receiver for quite a while at Crutchfield and other retailers and was lucky enough to get it during an awesome sale for like half price! In my opinion, this is truly a great product that will do anything that anyone could want it to do. Set-up was a little complex (I was coming from a home theater in a box system) but once I got everything all dialed in - extremely pleased.

    Nice Receiver,good value

    Written By Paul B,, Central, NJ on Sunday, January 18, 2015

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    Nice receiver for the sale price, clean sound , wish it had a little more power. Onkyo's cd instructions hard to interpret. good thing for Crutchfield customer support!

    Pros: Nice clean look and sound, many features, good value for cost. Good product support from Crutchfield

    Cons: Little weak on power output, Complicated installation instructions from Onkyo unless you are well experienced with audio equipment setups.

    Great Receiver!

    Written By matthew, Oklahoma on Sunday, January 18, 2015

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    Love it! great sound and plenty of power...allows me to play zone b so i can play music through the whole house

    Pure bliss

    Written By Anonymous, Southampton pa on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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    Kick a$$ power. Clean sound. Easy to navigate. What else could you ask for. I had the older model of this unit ( tx-nr807). After having that unit for 5 years it was a no brainier what unit would be my next one

    Cons: None

    So far so good

    Written By Anonymous, Wisconsin on Sunday, January 11, 2015

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    Good mid-range receiver. Plenty of connections, options, and power. I'm using this with a single room setup - primarily for streaming video and audio services. iOS app is average but usable. The network audio options like spotify work well and are easy to use. The universal remote has helped consolidate from multiple, separate remotes.

    Very Nice

    Written By Fx77me, Florida, Key West on Saturday, January 10, 2015

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    Had Onkyo equipment in the past. So I picked them again.

    Pros: Easy controls or used to them. Nice looking display. Very nice design.


    Written By Anonymous, Walker, la on Saturday, January 10, 2015

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    For the onkyo after returning a Sony. I was not impressed with the Sony and the onkyo is no better. It is easy to hook up, but the operation is more complicated than it needs to be. Detail overkill is what I would use to describe the settings. I replaced a much less powerful Yamaha and this new unit does not even put out the same level of power as that 11yr old unit. I expected much more for a 1k msrp piece of equipment. I have klipsch dual 8" fronts with matching klipsch surround and height speakers with a Yamaha sub. This receiver should produce much more sound for the money. Crutchfield rep was very helpful assisting me with set up, but still does not cut the mustard. Buy a Yamaha instead.

    Pros: Looks good, nice commanding presence. Sales descriptions get you excited and make you want to buy it.

    Cons: Disappointing performance and unnecessarily complicated to extract the desired power which turns out to be not there.

    ONKYO 828

    Written By Designair, CT on Thursday, January 08, 2015

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    I have owned many onkyo's and also have the 818 . this unit is similar and has many good features and a great sound for the price.

    Pros: features and sound

    Ear pleaser

    Written By Dan, West Virginia on Monday, January 05, 2015

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    I haven't had a receiver for over 17 years. So I had the salesman pick me out a system. I knew I would have to cough up some cash to get anything with any performance. I'm still getting used to it, so I can only say from what I know so far. I am happy with its output, I have a couple qualms, but nothing to major.

    Pros: Easy to figure out installation if you have experience with audio, I had to call in for some help on some speaker usage, but other wise a breeze(I'm not a audio pro). With some miner tweaks here and there you'll have a nice sounding and not to bad at power receiver. I'm pushing 4- Infinity Primus P363, 2- VM Audio VAS428P Passive Speaker with the receivers power, then I have Infinity Primus PS410BK sub, and a Logitech's Z623 7" bass-reflex subwoofer with a amp pushing about 200 watts.

    Cons: Cant hardly see the buttons, would be nice if they were back lighted, the directional pad is really hard to use if you have big worn out fingers like me. I'm constantly hitting the wrong thing. I don't think it has enough fan to it. I put a little 10" house fan on it, they say it doesn't need it, but I would like for it to last. Heat kills. In the apps I wish they had more option settings. But these are just my opinions and the gripes I have wouldn't stop me from recommending'

    Very Impressed

    Written By R. K. Endres, Corpus Christi, TX on Friday, January 02, 2015

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    At the price, it can't be beat. I ordered it a few days before Christmas and it was delivered ahead of schedule. Pretty happy about that.

    Pros: The set up process is very easy to follow. Sound is crisp and clean. I need to get a better set of surround sound speakers to match it's performance.

    Cons: I wish the front panel controls had some lighting so that it's easier to control.

    Onkyo 828

    Written By Steve, Odessa,tx on Sunday, December 28, 2014

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    Very good power and sounds good watching movies. Wifi works great.

    Pros: Good price

    Cons: Bluetooth is not set up yet


    Written By Mel, Baltimore on Thursday, December 18, 2014

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    My Best A/V recever ever.

    Pros: Very hi techn,sound,video and connectivity, works well with 4K Tv.

    Cons: Just hope it last as long as my first 4 , that's why I keep Buying Onkyo.

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Written By Matt, Kansas on Sunday, December 14, 2014

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    Great sound and easy setup. Replaced an old Pioneer and my Martin Login speakers sound better than ever.

    Pros: Price, easy setup

    Cons: non yet

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Written By MJ, Wisconsin on Sunday, December 14, 2014

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    Great overall product. I was a previous Onkyo owner but ready for an upgrade to more modern features. Excellent sound and power from this system and lots of flexibility with input/outputs. I was strongly considering a Marantz because of Apple AirPlay, which the Onkyo does not have, however the bluetooth & wifi work very well on this so playing music from my phone or Spotify,etc is very easy and sounds good.

    Pros: Sound quality, power for the price, speaker calibration, menus/config is clear, bluetooth & wifi connectivity, remote control & remote app for iPhone.

    Cons: Not crazy about manual on CD vs a book...I like to make notes and annotations.

    Great Product

    Written By John, Wesley Chapel, Florida on Saturday, December 13, 2014

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    Great product! Replaced an old Denon receiver. Features are well worth the money.

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Written By charlie, Ohio on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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    like the sound and features . appears to have good build quality especially like the aluminum flip door not plastic. tv and blue ray has inproved . this is my third onkyo

    Cons: nothing


    Written By Dace, Waldorf md on Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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    Had for about a year and works great most of the time. I set it up with two exterior speakers on zone two and the rest on zone one. Used to be able to switch between zones fairly easily then one day it was hard to get zone two only. Have to toggle between various zones and usually have to hit whole house mode to get zone two to come on. One time could get no sound for a few hours. Other than that it works great but honestly I wish I had something that worked flawlessly.

    Cons: Trouble switching to zone two only

    Excellent Product and Price

    Written By Lindsay, Alabama on Sunday, November 30, 2014

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    Great product for our living room. We owned a previous version that we had for many many years. We unfortunately had to upgrade and LOVE this new product. Great quality, price, and fantastic support from Crutchfield. Couldn't be happier with this product. Highly recommend.

    Great product at a great price.

    Written By Hud, Baytown, TX on Saturday, November 29, 2014

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    The sound quality was better than anything even close in the price range.

    Pros: Easy setup, great surround sound.

    Cons: Hoping the HDMI board doesn't go out like my last Onkyo after 4 years.

    Pretty solid product

    Written By Vaughn, Somerset, NJ on Monday, November 24, 2014

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    I bought this as a replacement for an ANCIENT STR-D1015. (I know, I know.) Anyway, I was looking for additional HDMI inputs as well as a bit of video upconversion for some of my older DVDs. This was a middle-of-the-road receiver that seemed to feature everything that I was looking for...and then some. The on-screen display is a bit cumbersome, simply because I'm not used to having something from this century. I've also added some front height speakers to my (previous) 5.1 setup, and I have to say that I'm wowed by the results. Great set of features at an even greater price.

    Pros: Simple setup. Ease of use.

    Cons: Night mode should be more readily accessible. Remote doesn't have an illumination setting.

    Excellent Value

    Written By Robert S, Farmington, NY on Sunday, November 23, 2014

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    I bought this receiver as an upgrade from an older Onkyo 606 receiver. It was easy to install and configure and it sounds great. It has plenty of power and I love it.

    Pros: Excellent power, easy to use, easy to set up and well designed remote. Sound is clear and accurate.

    Cons: Most documentation is on a CD so anything besides simple connection instructions requires sitting down at the computer.

    Great value

    Written By Chad, Wisconsin on Saturday, November 15, 2014

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    Terrific receiver, especially for the price point. Right off the bat- it weighs just a tad over 33 lbs, which tells you that the guts are much more robust and that has shined through since initial use. Hefty power supply is great, have to remember that this is not this is still a receiver and not near something in the Mcintosh, Rotel type power. But for a receiver it holds it's own and then some. Beauty of it is- it has pre-outs if ever wanting to add a power amp in the future. Currently I am running in 5.2 with Klipsch RF-82s, an RC-52, RS-42s, a Sw-310, and RW-12d. Very efficient speakers, bright by nature with horn tweeters. Audyssey does a fine job as always, making the most of the gear and room. As always, Onkyo and Integra have terrific remotes, which I believe to be under-appreciated, and I think I've had a lot of experience with many other brands. This fits beautifully into your hand and buttons do light up, great for low light use. The sound is fantastic, very apparent upon sorround sound use that the huge transformer and discrete amplification is exceptional. Immersion level is intense. Music listening is equally impressive, in direct or stereo modes, and since it plays FLAC and DSD I use an external HDD to the USB input and enjoy lossless audio *note-my DSD experience so far has not been good. Other big complaint is very common- the Onkyo Remote app is somewhat fussy. Decent operation lately, but have reservations. *I use a wired connection btw. Overall, I love it

    Pros: Great value- what you get vs. what you pay Excellent setup, GUI, and remote Flexible setup- many inputs and powered zone 2, line out 2&3. Especially beneficial when remote app is working properly Terrific sound, and pre-outs for expansion to power amp for thirstier speakers or improved sound

    Cons: Very iffy Remote App Slow, yet functional DLNA

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Written By Michael F., Dudley Ma on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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    It is very hard to set up without a printed manual.

    Pros: Can't comment until I learn how to operate by trial and error.

    Awesome Power

    Written By JR, San Juan, PR on Saturday, November 08, 2014

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    Awesome power, extraordinarily well featured, a lot of HDMI enough to cover your home theater . Solid sound quality and easy installation

    Pros: impressive sound

    Cons: Basically looks like a traditional receiver big metal box, still it manages to look better that most

    No Thanks

    Written By phil, New Milton on Saturday, November 01, 2014

    Onkyo was a brand i loved , purchased the 609 and after a year or so the hdmi board had problems, took it back to where I purchased it and decided to give the 828 a whirl and was very pleased with the amp . Five months later the amp has got the same issues as the 609, no sound. To be honest i'm pretty upset that they have not addressed this problem . I don't use it everyday and can honestly say it has had about 40 hours use if that. Going back to my local retailer tomorrow and think it is gonna be the Yamaha RXV 777. Be prepared for this problem to happen to you please get yourself a decent warranty like 5 years just to be on the safe side .

    Pros: Good if it worked

    Cons: HDMI Board has serious problems throughout there range .. don't waste your money .


    Written By tomw56, Ruther Glen VA. on Friday, October 31, 2014

    I bought the 2011 version of this model and after 3 months out of warranty the HDMI card failed. They paid for the repair, after I paid for shipping to have it repaired it lasted 3 months. onkyo says I can trade it in for 1 of their refurbished models but they do not have a similar model to the original so now I'm out of luck. I have been buying onkyo since the early 1990's and I will never purchase a product from this company ever again. Yamaha here I come.

    Pros: Sounded good while it lasted

    Cons: piece of junk

    Alex's review of Onkyo's TX-NR828 AVR

    Written By Alex B., Millbrae on Saturday, October 25, 2014

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    Trying to set up the receiver to make it function at its optimal seems complicated,initially, After getting used to it, it became easy. Except for occasional and seemingly excess bass which sometimes makes vocals and instruments a bit unclear, it is a good receiver. Very good for music listening and better for watching movies

    Pros: Very good movie audio quality.

    Cons: Ability to nuance details on all frequencies and their equalization needs improvement.

    So happy!

    Written By Badre N., Sioux Falls, SD on Thursday, October 23, 2014

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    Since I started using home theater system in 90s, I found out finally my best receiver ever so far...It is Onkyo TX-NR828...the sound is so powerful is wow! so clear so clean so filtered, you can hear the sound of ants kissing together!...plus the video is so much better than I had before, the real HD..Also has the Wifi option...I have more than 10 music stations and the sound is so amazing I cant believe it...it sounds like you are sitting in the middle of the music band...and my favorite one is the blue tooth all my devices are hooked to my receiver with the help of blue tooth..and again the sound is unbelievable so great...I love my receiever and Im so happy I got it and I even I give it a name which is: THE BEAST

    Pros: everything is working great

    Cons: THERE is nothing bad about TX-NR828

    Loving my 828

    Written By Neal, Moseley Va on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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    I'm running 2 surround systems in my newly constructed house. The 828 is in my basement pushing my 18 year old Infinity Studio Monitor series' 125s. They're paired in a 5.1 setup with an equally old Infinity center channel and subwoofer, and the rear channels are Klipsch 6" in ceiling speakers provided by my builder. The receiver also pushes the same model klipsch speakers in zone two. The sound quality is outstanding! The old speakers have never sounded so good! This receiver packages all the features that I needed with the power I wanted at a price I was willing to pay. Really enjoy the connectivity the unit offers. I'm Listening to more web based radio than I ever thought. The Bluetooth pairs easily with my phone and other devices. I found the unit easy to setup, and the auto calibration worked flawlessly.

    Pros: Price, features and quality.

    Cons: The remote app doesn't always find the receiver on the network. You have to uninstall and download the app again for it to work. Wish the receiver allowed digital signals to be played in zone 2. I ran an analog connection from my cable box so I can here the game in zone 2, but it's slightly out of sync with the HDMI connection to the main. However, I knew this limitation when I bought the unit. It's worth living with at this price.

    B. FRY

    Written By THE WOOD GUY, Murphy, NC on Monday, October 20, 2014

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    I have had ONKYO products in the past and this new TX-NR828 is everything I expected and then some. Very pleased.

    Pros: Does everything as advertised.

    Cons: NONE

    Good product

    Written By Sheri, Montgomery AL on Saturday, October 11, 2014

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    GREAT Price! This was a replacement/upgrade to the Onkyo Receiver I purchased in 2004. So far, It's just as good as the last one... except it's suitable to devices the older model was not made to accommodate. I could say more about the old one, because it served my home entertainment needs quite well, for over a decade. I hope to say the same about this model.

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Written By Terry F, Pueblo West, CO on Friday, October 10, 2014

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    Great sound & Video!

    Big Upgrade

    Written By rvbvolney, Olney, MD on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

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    Upgraded my Home Theater system from a Yamaha 90w/pc RX-667 to this NR828. Wow! What a difference it made! The bass is stronger, the mid bass more defined and the mids clearer because of the extra power that this Onkyo has. The Audyssy DSX really makes set up a snap and maximizes the surround sound noticeably better than the Yamaha's YPAO calibration system.

    Pros: Strong amplifier Preamp outputs for all channels Audyssey calibration Subtle, clean appearance Very useful universal remote

    Cons: I've owned it for a month and can't think any cons. Glad that I bought it.

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Written By Michael, Mobile,AL on Sunday, October 05, 2014

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    I needed another receiver for my man cave. Presently have a TX-NR709. As usual the setup work best with a monitor.

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Written By Paul, Puyallup, WA on Monday, September 29, 2014

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    So far it is a great receiver. Powerful with lots of extras. I love the zone 2 and 3 option, that iswhat I was looking for. It replaced an older Onkyo 606 with duel zone that was not working so well.

    Pros: Lots of power and lots of control. The price was great also.

    Cons: No paper manual.

    excellent product

    Written By dave f, louisville,ky on Monday, September 22, 2014

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    I replaced a 806 model due to a lightning strike and i'm very happy

    Pros: excellent sound and my wife actually said that it has improved the quality of the t.v. picture

    Cons: none so far