Network & Tuner Functions
7 Channel Amplifier: The Onkyo TX-NR828 AV receiver
features a 7-channel amplifier rated at 130 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20Hz-20kHz,
with 0.08%, driving 2 channels). The AV receiver's amplifier employs
WRAT, 3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry, H.C.P.S, and Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry for dynamic, detailed, clear sound.
- WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology): WRAT is based around
a low negative-feedback circuit topology that works to reduce signal noise and
distortion across the frequency range. A "closed ground-loop circuit" design is
employed, in which each circuit has a separate link to the power supply. This
helps to cancel individual circuit noise and keep the ground potential free of
distortion. High Instantaneous Current Capability (HICC) enables WRAT amplifiers
to immediately cancel the speakers' reflex energy and instantaneously send out
the next signal. The same high current better manages speaker impedance
fluctuations, which can negatively affect performance.
- 3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry: The AV receiver
incorporates 3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry into the front & center
channels. This core Onkyo technology employs a low-NFB (negative feedback)
design that makes the sound more natural.
- H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply): Under the
anti-resonant cover of any Onkyo receiver, you'll instantly notice the High
Current Power Supply (H.C.P.S.) transformer. With its huge, isolated power
supply design and high-capacity filter capacitors, it delivers the large amounts
of power necessary for reproducing the wide dynamics of movie soundtracks and
the detail and clarity of your music.
- Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry: Optimum Gain Volume
Circuitry adjusts the
gain so that less than half the amount of attenuation is needed, ensuring the
signal never comes close to the noise floor. This protects the signal against
noise, resulting in a dramatically clearer sound.
Amplifier Assignment: The 7-channel amplifier can be
configured in three ways to match your type of speaker setup.
- Normal (7.2ch): The Onkyo TX-NR828 provides 7.2ch
surround in your main listening area.
You'll be able to connect Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, Front
Height, and Front Wide speakers to the AV receiver (Zone 2 not available).
The receiver will automatically select between the Surround Back, Front
Height, and Front Wide speakers based on the source content and soundfield
choice (the Surround Back, Front Height, and Front Wide speakers cannot play
at the same time).
- Front Bi-Amp (5.2ch):The Surround-Back/Front-High/Front-Wide
speaker channels can be reassigned and used along with the Front terminals
to bi-amp the front speakers, providing improved bass & treble performance.
When bi-amping the front speakers the receiver is limited to a 5.2ch speaker
system in the main room. Surround Back, Front Height, Front Wide, and Zone 2
speakers are not available in this configuration.
- Powered Zone 2 (7.2ch + Zone 2): In this configuration,
you can connect Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, Front Height,
and Zone 2 speakers to the AV receiver. When Zone 2 is off, all seven
channels will be used in the Main Zone; the receiver will automatically
select between the Surround Back or Front Height speakers based on the
source content and soundfield choice (Surround Back and Front Height
speakers cannot play at the same time). When Zone 2 is on, power to
the two surround back/front height channels will be directed to the two
speakers in Zone 2, and the Main Zone will receive only five channels of
power. Front Wide speakers are not available in this configuration.
192kHz/24-bit DACs + 32-Bit DSP Processing: This Onkyo
equipped with 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown DACs to decode and playback
high-resolution recordings with less jitter and clearer sound. The
receiver also employs a powerful
and highly accurate 32-bit processing DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for better
surround sound reproduction.
PLL (Phase Locked Loop): PLL jitter-cleaning circuit
technology reduces jitter by comparing the input and output phases of the
digital signal and creating an accurate clock waveform. This enhances the
precision of digital signal processing and noticeably improves audio quality.
Jitter-cleaning technology works both for digital signals input via HDMI and for
digital signals converted from analog signals inside the receiver itself.
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Onkyo TX-NR828
receiver supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro
Logic) decoding formats.
- Dolby Digital:
Dolby Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Neo: 6
- Dolby Pro Logic:
Dolby Pro Logic II,
Dolby Pro Logic IIx,
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be
selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a digital
audio connection (HDMI, optical or coaxial).
THX Select 2 Plus Certified: The TX-NR828 AV receiver is
Select 2 Plus certified. Founded by George Lucas, THX develops stringent standards
that ensure movies are reproduced in movie theaters and home theaters just as
the director intended. From early design concepts to product rollout, THX works
with its manufacturing partners at each step of product development. Every
detail is meticulously mapped to the THX performance standards. And THX
engineers spend countless hours testing and analyzing each product for sound
quality, usability and interoperability. The result of this collaborative
process is a THX Certified receiver, amplifier or pre-amplifier designed from
the ground-up to present your favorite movies, music, and games in 5.1ch to
7.1ch surround sound loud and clear at studio reference volumes. THX Select 2
Plus is specified for rooms where the screen-to-seat viewing distance is 10-12
feet and the room volume is 3,000 cubic feet or greater.
- THX Surround EX: The THX Surround EX mode further expands 5.1ch
sources for 6.1ch or 7.1ch playback.
- THX Loudness Plus: THX Loudness Plus compensates for
the tonal and spatial shifts that occur when the volume is reduced by
intelligently adjusting ambient surround channel levels and frequency
response. With THX Loudness Plus, home theater audiences can experience the
rich details in a surround mix at any volume level.
Onkyo Original DSP Modes: Onkyo's Original DSP Modes,
combined with Dolby Digital/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic processing, produce more
realistic, powerful sound effects for your movie and music sound tracks based on
the type of content and your home theater setup. You can choose from the
- Orchestra: For classical or operatic music.
- Unplugged: For acoustic instruments, vocals, and jazz.
- Studio-Mix: Suitable for rock or pop.
- TV Logic: Adds realistic acoustics to TV shows.
- Game: The receiver offers four different Gaming modes -
RPG, Action, Rock, and Sports.
- All Ch Stereo: Stereo sound from all speakers. Ideal
for background music.
- Full Mono: All speakers output the same sound in mono.
- Theater-Dimensional (T-D): Theater-Dimensional
circuitry takes the complexity out of conventional surround-sound setups and
lets you experience the excitement of surround sound from as few as two
ordinary speakers. Theater-Dimensional's unique multi-speaker modes let you
place up to five speakers conveniently by the TV, for the most realistic
virtual-surround sound possible.
Audiophile Listening Modes: The Onkyo TX-NR828 offers two
audiophile listening modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for
higher sound quality performance. In Direct mode, audio from the input source is
output without surround-sound processing. This mode delivers pure sound with
minimum sound quality adjustment and filtration. In Pure Audio mode, the display
and video circuitry are turned off, minimizing possible noise sources for the
ultimate in high-fidelity audio reproduction.
Audyssey Technology: The TX-NR828
features a full package of
Audyssey audio technologies for optimal sound quality. Audyssey Dynamic Volume
offers real-time volume adjustment, while Audyssey DynamicEQ improves your
system's surround effects during low volume levels. Audyssey MultEQ
automatically sets speakers to suit your room's listening environment and the
speakers' characteristics. The AV receiver even offers Audyssey DSX which adds
front speaker effects.
- Audyssey MultEQ Automatic Speaker Setup: With the
supplied speaker setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ determines the
number of speakers connected, their optimum crossover frequencies, and their
distances from the primary listening position, then adjusts each
automatically. The room's acoustical properties are then measured and
corrected over the listening area in both the frequency and time domain.
There is a threaded insert on the bottom of the microphone so it can be
mounted on a tripod for accurate listening position placement. Up to 6
listening position measurements are taken to optimize the surround effect
for a broad area. If you prefer you can also setup your speaker system
- Audyssey Dynamic EQ: Audyssey Dynamic EQ solves the
problem of deteriorating sound quality as volume is decreased by taking into
account human perception and room acoustics. Dynamic EQ selects the best
possible frequency response and surround levels moment-by-moment as volume
is changed. The result is bass response, tonal balance and surround
impression that remain constant despite changes in volume. Audyssey Dynamic
EQ combines information from incoming source levels with actual output sound
levels in the room, a prerequisite for delivering a loudness correction
solution. Audyssey Dynamic EQ works in tandem with Audyssey 2EQ to provide
well-balanced sound for every listener at any volume level.
- Audyssey Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume solves
the problem of large variations in volume level between television programs,
commercials, and between the soft and loud passages of movies. Dynamic
Volume looks at the preferred volume setting by t he user and then monitors
how the volume of program material is being perceived by listeners in real
time to decide whether an adjustment is needed. Whenever necessary, Dynamic
Volume makes the necessary rapid or gradual adjustments to maintain the
desired playback volume level while optimizing the dynamic range. Audyssey
Dynamic EQ is integrated in Dynamic Volume so that as the playback volume is
adjusted automatically, the perceived bass response, tonal balance, surround
impression, and dialog clarity remain the same whether watching movies,
flipping between television channels, or changing from stereo to surround
- Audyssey Dynamic Surround Expansion (DSX): Audyssey DSX
adds front effect speakers to improve spatial sound reproduction. Starting
with a 5.1 channel system, DSX adds front Wide and/or front Height channels
for better sound staging (although both wide and height speakers can be
added, only one pair is used at a time). DSX also applies Surround
Envelopment Processing to enhance the blend between the front and surround
Surround Parameters: The Onkyo TX-NR828
lets you tweak and
fine tune specific surround sound modes to suit your preference.
- Dolby Pro Logic II Music Settings: While listening in
the Dolby Pro Logic II Music format, there are three further enhancements
you can adjust; Panorama: (broadens the front stereo image to the surround
speakers to provide a wraparound effect), Dimension (allows you to move the
sound field forward or backward), and Center Width (allows you to adjust the
width of the center channel).
- Center Image: In the Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image
feature adjusts the output of the left and right channels relative to the
center channel, allowing you to make the center channel more or less
dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center channel,
especially when the listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 5
(nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut
- Pro Logic IIz Height Gain: The Height Gain Control in
Dolby Pro Logic IIz enables the listener to select how much gain is applied
to the front high speakers. There are three settings, "Low", "Mid" and
"High", and the front high speakers are accentuated in that order. While
"Mid" is the default listening setting, the listener may adjust the Height
Gain Control to their personal preference.
- Listening Angle: While listening in the Theater
Dimensional mode you can adjust the listening angle to either Wide (if
listening angle is 40°) or Narrow (if listening angle is 20°).
Audio Enhancements: The Onkyo TX-NR828 receiver provides
various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every
- CinemaFilter: Using the CinemaFilter you soften overly bright movie
soundtracks. Movie soundtracks are typically mixed for a large theater (relative to your
home theater) with lots of soft seats and thick curtains on the walls. Home theater
settings often lack these high frequency absorbing wall treatments, making the soundtrack
sound too bright. CinemaFilter accounts for this and for many movies sounds more natural
- Music Optimizer: The Music Optimizer function enhances the sound
quality of compressed music files. The Music Optimizer function only works with PCM
digital audio input signals with a sampling rate below 48kHz and analog input signals.
- Late Night Feature: The Late Night feature limits the dynamic
range of Dolby Digital recordings. Limiting the dynamic range makes it easier to
find a volume that ensures the quiet sounds are not too quiet and the loud sounds
are not too loud for night time listening. This allows you to comfortably listen
to without the need to constantly adjust the volume to keep from waking family/neighbors.
The choices are: Off, Low, and High. This feature only works
with Dolby Digital Encoded software and the depth
of the feature will vary based on the individual
Bass Management: The Onkyo AV receiver offers Tone Control
and Phase Matching Bass technology to get the most bass impact out of your
- Tone Controls: You can independently adjust the Bass (50Hz)
and Treble (20kHz) of the TX-NR828
from -10 to +10 dB.
- Phase Matching Bass: Onkyo's Phase-Matching Bass optimizes low
frequencies while preserving mid-range clarity. This means that powerful
bass plays back with clear vocals; it doesn't overpower them.
- Double Bass: You can also activate the Double Bass function in
order to boost bass output even more by feeding bass sounds to the front
left/right speakers, center-channel, and powered subwoofer.
Volume Setup: The Onkyo AV receiver provides the following
- IntelliVolume: With IntelliVolume, you can set the
input level for each input (+/-12dB) selector individually. This is useful
if one of your source components is louder or quieter than the others. This
function does not work in Zone 2.
- Maximum Volume: Use this feature to set the receiver's
maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid turning the volume too
loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from 30-79 (max), or Off
- Power On Volume: Use this feature to set the volume
level when the power is turned on. You can choose between Last (same as the
volume when the unit was turned off), Min (0), or 1-79.
- Headphone Level: With this setting, you can specify the
headphone volume (+/-12dB) relative to the main volume. This is useful if
there's a volume difference between your speakers and your headphones.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Onkyo AV receiver offers a variety
of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
- Assignable Digital Inputs: The Onkyo receiver is
equipped with two optical digital inputs and three coaxial digital inputs.
All five digital inputs
are assignable. You can choose auto decoding , PCM, or DTS for the digital audio
inputs. Auto will decode the signal in its original form (Dolby Digital, DTS,
PCM, etc), PCM decodes the signal to 2-channel, while DTS decodes only DTS
- Phono Input: The Onkyo AV receiver is fitted with a Phono input
and ground terminal for connection of a turntable (MM).
- Binding-Post Speaker Terminals: There are color-coded
binding-post terminals for all speaker connections; Front, Center, Surround,
Surround Back, Front Wide/Zone 2 and Front High/Bi-Amp. The binding post terminals will accept bare-wire, pin-connectors,
and banana plugs (single/dual). Use 4- to 16-ohm speakers.
- 7.2ch Pre Outs: The Onkyo TX-NR828 features 7.2ch
pre-amp outputs (Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back/Front Height/Front
Wide, and Dual Subwoofer) for connection of an external power amplifier.
- Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the
full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the main speakers are
automatically muted. However, the Zone 2/3 speakers remain on.
HDMI (v1.4): The TX-NR828 has eight HDMI v1.4
inputs (7 rear/1 front) and two HDMI v1.4 outputs for connecting Blu-ray/DVD players,
Satellite/Cable boxes, Game Consoles, and other video components to your TV. The
front jack is fixed as the Aux input, while the seven rear panel jacks are
assignable to any of the other inputs. The
dual HDMI outputs can simultaneously output the same audio/video signal to two
TVs (video is output at the resolution supported by both TVs). The
HDMI jacks can accept and switch 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and 4K video
signals to a HDTV. The HDMI jacks will also support uncompressed standard or
high definition digital video along with the following audio signals; 2-channel
linear PCM, Multichannel linear PCM (up to 7.1ch), and Bitstream (Dolby
Digital/DTS, etc.). In addition, the HDMI jacks are 3D, ARC, HDMI-CEC,
Deep/x.v.Color, and Auto Lip-Sync compatible.
- 4K Pass Through: 4K Pass Through allows the Onkyo
TX-NR828 to receive ultra high-definition resolution video and pass the
video signal to a 4K compatible TV or display monitor. This ensures
compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats. 4K pass
through is supported by the receiver's HDMI 1-4 inputs and both HDMI
- 3D-Ready: The TX-NR828
's HDMI v.1.4 connections will accept 3D
video from your 3D-ready Blu-ray player and output the video signal in 3D to
your 3D-ready flat-panel television.
- Deep/x.v.Color Support: The Onkyo receiver supports
Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range
than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant
- ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be
sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable
already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the
need for extra cables connected to your television. The receiver's main HDMI
monitor output supports the ARC function, while the sub HDMI monitor output does
- Auto Lip-Sync: The Lip-Sync function can automatically
synchronize HDMI audio and video that has gotten out of sync due to the
complex digital video processing being performed by your HDMI-compatible TV.
With HDMI Lip-Sync, the audio delay required to synchronize the audio and
video is calculated and applied automatically by the AV receiver.
Marvel Qdeo Video Chip for 4K Upscaling: The Onkyo TX-NR828
utilizes a Marvel Qdeo Video Chip for 4K upscaling and video processing. The
Marvel Qdeo Video Chip produces quiet and natural video, free from noise and
artifacts. Analog component/composite video signals are converted to HDMI, so
you only need one cable to connect the receiver to your TV. 480i video from the
receiver's component/composite video inputs and any HDMI video signal can be
scaled to a higher resolution set in the menu. You can set the AV receiver
to upscale analog and HDMI video to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K, Auto
(automatically scaled to the highest resolution supported by the display), or
Through (no scaling). Upconversion and upscaling is only supported by the main
HDMI video output.
HDMI Through: When enabling the HDMI Through function,
regardless of whether the AV receiver is "on" or in "standby" both audio and
video streams from an HDMI input will be output to your television, via the
receiver HDMI monitor output. You can select between 3 HDMI Through functions
- Auto: Detects the signal and automatically selects the
- Source: Selects the input source (BD/DVD, VCR/DVR, CBL/SAT,
Game, PC, Aux, TV/CD) for which the HDMI Through function in enabled.
- Last: The HDMI Through function is activated on the
input source selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the
Front-Panel HDMI (MHL) Port: The front-panel HDMI port is
designed for the connection of select mobile phones and other portable
electronic devices using the new MHL standard. Simply plug your MHL compatible
smartphone into the receiver's front-panel HDMI port using the HDMI cable that
is included with your mobile phone. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video
and still images on your HDTV with up to 7.1 channels of surround sound. Play,
Stop, and other basic operations can be controlled from the AV receiver's remote
control. Your connected smartphone is also recharged upon connection, and no
separate power supply for the device is necessary while connected to the
InstaPrevue: InstaPrevue technology provides a live video
thumbnail of the available content on your devices connected to the receiver via
HDMI. As a result, you can preview audio/video streams coming from up to five HDMI
inputs previously assigned to input selectors on your HDMI connected TV. Even
with multiple components connected to receiver through HDMI, you can easily
switch between inputs as their previews are displayed on a single screen on your
television. You can even use the InstaPrevue feature for Picture-in-Picture. You
can specify the number of preview thumbnails, as well as their positioning
Note: If no video signal are present, the thumbnails
will be filled in black. With 3D video signals, the image may not be
properly rendered on the preview thumbnails of InstaPrevue.
Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features five composite
video inputs (4 rear/1 front) and one composite video monitor output (480i only). There
are also two component video inputs and one component video output (up to 1080p).
Picture Adjust: Using the Picture Adjust feature, you can
adjust the picture quality and reduce any noise appearing on your TV screen.
- Wide Mode: Auto, Full, Zoom, Wide Zoom, or 4:3.
- Picture Mode: Custom
(Brightness/Contrast/Hue/Saturation/Color Temp), Cinema (for movies), Game
(for gaming), Through (changes resolution), Direct (no adjustment).
- Picture Settings: Film Mode (video or film), Edge
Enhancement (sharpens image), Noise Reduction (reduce noise).
A/V Sync Control: Occasionally, you may need to manually
adjust the audio/video signals that are not properly synchronized manually.
Typically when using a progressive scanning DVD player. You can correct this by
delaying the audio; options are 0 (no delay) to 800 milliseconds,
in 5 millisecond steps.
Separate Audio/Video Sources:
You can listen to the audio
of one input source while watching the video of another. This function takes
advantage of the fact that when an audio-only input source (TV/CD, Phono, Tuner) is
selected, the video input source remains unchanged.
Network & Tuner Functions
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Onkyo TX-NR828 AV
receiver supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the AV receiver's
network connection, you can enjoy music files stored on your computer and listen
to internet radio through a variety of online services.
- Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Onkyo AV receiver is equipped
with an Ethernet (RJ-45) jack for connecting the player to your home network
and computer. Connecting the A/V receiver's Ethernet port to a 100Base-TX
switched Ethernet network is recommended for best results. Use a shielded
CAT-5 Ethernet cable to connect the receiver to your home network.
- Built-in Wireless LAN: The AV receiver also features
built-in WiFi that allows you to wirelessly connect to your home network, so
you can enjoy the benefits of a cable-free network environment. A wireless
connection requires a home network with a WiFi-enabled access point (IEEE
802.11 b/g/n). Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.
Media Server Playback: Because the
TX-NR828 is DLNA
certified, you can play
back music files stored on your computer or media server through the AV receiver. Compatible music file formats include MP3 (8-320 kbps; 8-48kHz), WMA (5-320k
bps; 8-48kHz), WMA Lossless (16/24-bit; 44.1-96kHz), WAV (8/16/24-bit; 8-192kHz), AAC (8-320 kbps;
8-96kHz), FLAC (8/16/24-bit; 8-192kHz),
Ogg Vorbis (48-500 kbps; 8-48kHz), LPCM (8/16/24-bit; 8/96kHz), and Apple
Lossless (16/24-bit; 8-96kHz). Each folder on the server may contain up to 20,000 music
files, and folders may be nested up to 16 levels deep. The following
media servers are compatible:
- Windows Media Player 11
- Windows Media Player 12
- DLNA (ver.1.5)-Compatible Media Server
Note: If the operating system of your personal computer is Windows
7, Windows Media Player 12 is already installed. If the operating
system of your computer is Windows Vista, Windows Media Player 11 is already
Internet Radio: The Onkyo TX-NR828
lets you access various
Internet Radio stations and on-line music providers through its network connection. The TX-NR828
display station name and program-related information such as artist name,
song title, and elapsed playing time. You can preset up to 40 of your "favorite"
Internet radio and online-music stations for easy recall.
TuneIn offers over 70,000 radio
stations and 2 million on-demand
programs. You can search TuneIn's content by Local Radio, Recent,
Music, Talk, Sports, By Location, By Language, Podcasts, or Keyword
||Pandora is a free, personalized
Internet radio service that plays the music you know and helps you
discover music you'll love. You can select Internet radio stations
by Artist, Song, or Genre.
||Rhapsody is a streaming music
subscription service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to
play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of
over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or
download the music.
||SiriusXM Internet Radio
lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free
music, talk radio, news, sports, and more.
||Slacker is a free, personalized
Internet radio service that lets you choose the music you want to
listen to. You can choose Internet radio stations by genre, or
create custom station by Artist name or Song title.
||AUPEO! Personal Radio is a music
streaming service based in Berlin that is available worldwide. With
AUPEO! Personal Radio, you can listen to free music on the web.
AUPEO! lets you play lots of music and choose the playlist based on
your personal taste. The basic concept is based on personal music
DNA, which allows you to 'love' or 'ban' songs. The highly advanced
software then remembers this and adjusts as necessary. As a result,
we offer over 100 compilation genre channels, as well as thousands
of artist channels. Listen to music online based on your tastes and
preferences or use our one-of-a-kind 'Mood Tuner' to fit how you're
||Secure online storage for your music
with 2GB of space for free. Fees apply for larger storage capacity -
50GB ($4.95/month), 100GB ($7.95/month), 200GB ($12.95/month).
Note: To receive Internet radio, your Ethernet network must
have Internet access. Internet URLs in the following formats are supported:
PLS, M3U, and podcast (RSS). However, depending on the type of data or audio
format used by the Internet radio station, you may not be able to listen to
AM/FM Tuner: With the built-in tuner you can enjoy AM and FM
radio stations. You can store your favorite stations as presets for quick
selection. You can store a combination of up to 40 of your favorite FM/AM radio
stations as presets.
Firmware Updates: Future firmware updates are available from
the Onkyo website through the receiver's Network or USB connection. The tested
TX-NR828 contained firmware version 1000-6110-0000-0201 (as of 6/5/2013). Visit Onkyo's online
Center for the latest firmware
Front-Panel USB Port: A USB MSC (Mass Storage Class) memory
device can be connected to the receiver's front-pane USB (type-A) port, allowing you to play music files through the receiver. Your USB MSC device must
be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32. Compatible music file formats include MP3 (8-320
kbps; 8-48kHz), WMA (5-320k
bps; 8-48kHz), WMA Lossless (16/24-bit; 44.1-96kHz), WAV (8/16/24-bit; 8-192kHz), AAC (8-320 kbps;
8-96kHz), FLAC (8/16/24-bit; 8-192kHz),
Ogg Vorbis (48-500 kbps; 8-48kHz), LPCM (8/16/24-bit; 8/96kHz), and Apple
Lossless (16/24-bit; 8-96kHz). Up to 20,000 folders can be
displayed, and folders may be nested up to 16 levels deep. You can control basic
playback functions of your connected USB device's music from the included remote
control, such as - Folder/File Select, Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind,
Skip (next/previous), and Repeat/Random. USB portable audio players that can be
charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port;
even in standby mode (the front-panel USB port is rated at 5V/1A, while the
rear-panel USB port is rated at 5V/0.5A).
Note: USB hubs and USB devices with hub functions are not
supported. MP3 players containing music files that are managed with special music software are not supported.
Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad devices are not supported via USB.
Built-in Bluetooth: The Onkyo TX-NR828 features built-in
Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR) with support for profiles A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.3.
You'll be able to wirelessly stream music from your
Bluetooth-enabled Apple device, Android smartphone/tablet, portable audio
player, laptop, or PC to
the Onkyo receiver. You will also be able to control basic playback functions
(Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) using the receiver's remote control. Advanced music
operation will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable device. There
is no song/artist information display on the receiver or connected TV. Continue
to use your Bluetooth device's screen to view song/artist info.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Onkyo receiver.
iPod/iPhone/iPad Dock (optional): The Onkyo DS-A5 Apple 30-pin dock
with AirPlay (580DSA5,
sold separately) allows playback of your iPod, iPhone, or iPad through Onkyo AV
receiver. The DS-A5 is fitted with a 30-pin Apple dock and offers AirPlay
wireless technology. The DS-A5 connects to your home audio system via analog
(RCA) or digital (optical) output. In addition, a composite video output enables
movie and photo playback from your compatible Apple device on your connected TV.
It even offers Onkyo's RI connection to allow control from the Onkyo receiver's
- AirPlay Wireless Technology: The DS-A5 is equipped with an
Ethernet (RJ-45) port and built-in WiFi (802.11b/g), so that you can enjoy
music wirelessly from your Apple iOS device (4.3.3+) and iTunes library
(10.2.2+) by using AirPlay technology. AirPlay lets you connect your iPod
touch, iPhone, and iPad with no wires, cable, or clutter. In addition to
streaming audio from your portable iOS device over your home network, you
can also wirelessly play tracks from your PC or Mac-based iTunes library.
Apple's free Remote app to stream your entire iTunes library from your
compatible Apple AirPlay-enabled device to the Onkyo AV receiver. The DS-A5
and your Apple iOS device or Windows/Mac computer must be connected to the
same home network.
- 30-pin Apple Dock: The Onkyo DS-A5 features an Apple 30-pin
connector to dock your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. The DS-A5 supports audio/video
playback, remote control, and charging of your compatible Apple device. You
can playback music and video files stored on your Apple device, or music and
video apps downloaded on your Apple iOS device. The Onkyo DS-A5 will also
charge your iPod/iPhone/iPad's battery through is 30-pin dock connector. You
will continue to view song/artist information and album art from your Apple
device's LCD screen. If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th
gen), iPhone 5/5C/5S, iPad (4th gen), or iPad mini; the Apple Lightning to 30-pin
cable is required (both sold separately).
here for an iPod/iPhone/iPad compatibility chart and further details.
Advanced On-Screen GUI w/ Setup Assistance: The Onkyo AV receiver offers an
on-screen (GUI) menu system through its HDMI output. The simple on-screen
display combines text and graphics that make setup and other operations
extremely easy. The Quick Set-Up button on the remote or Home Menu button on
the receiver's front-panel puts menus over the program you're watching to switch
inputs or change a settings without interrupting your viewing. The initial setup assistant takes you step-by-step through
speaker configuration, source connection, remote programming, and
network connection. If your TV is connected to the composite video or component
video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display
when changing settings.
Hidden Front-Panel Controls: The majority of the receiver's
front-panel controls are hidden behind a manual fold-down panel. This gives the
AV receiver a very clean, sleek look.
Multi-Source/Multi-Zone: The TX-NR828 offers three Zones; a
multi-channel audio/video system in your main listening room (Main Zone), a
stereo audio only system in a second room (Zone 2), and another stereo audio
only system in a third room (Zone 3).
- Zone 2 (Speaker-/Line-Level Output): Zone 2 allows
playback of a separate analog source in 2-channel stereo in an additional
room of your home. Zone 2 features line-level outputs and speaker outputs.
This way, Zone 2 can be powered by a separate integrated amplifier (keeping 7.2ch
playback in your main room) or by the TX-NR828's built-in amplifier
(limiting the main room to 5.2ch). When powering Zone 2
with the receiver's built-in amplifier, listening modes that require
surround back or front high/wide speakers are unavailable. You cannot power
Zone 2 with the receiver's built-in amplifier, if you are bi-amping your
front speakers. The volume of Zone 2 is controlled from the receiver when
using the speaker outputs and from your add-on integrated amp when using the
- Zone 3 (Line-Level Output): Zone 3 allows playback of a
separate analog source in 2-channel stereo in a third room of your home.
Zone 3 features line-level outputs only. This way, Zone 3 can be powered by
a separate integrated amplifier (keeping 7.2ch playback in your main room). The volume
of Zone 3 will be controlled by your separate integrated amp's remote.
Note: *Compatible Sources - Only Tuner, analog, USB,
and Network audio sources can be sent to Zone 2 or Zone 3. You must
currently be listening to a USB device or Network audio source in the Main
Zone to initially select USB or Network as a source in Zone 2 or Zone 3; then you can switch the Main Zone to any source you desire.
To playback Bluetooth audio in Zone 2/3, you must also have Bluetooth
selected as the source in the main zone. *Incompatible
Sources - You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations or listen
to USB and Network content in separate Zones at the same time.
Optical/coaxial digital and HDMI audio sources are not output to Zone 2 or
3. You cannot output any video signal to Zone 2 or 3.
Whole House Mode: The Whole House Mode is useful when you
want to simply add extra background music to your home party. This mode allows
you to enjoy the same stereo music as the main room in separate rooms (Zone
2/3). The Whole House Mode selects the same input source for Zone 2/3 as the
main room. During the Whole House Mode, stereo playback is automatically
selected for all zones. The Main Zone & Zone 2/3 will play at the same volume
Name Edit: You can enter a custom name for each individual
input selector and radio preset for easy identification. When entered, the
custom name will appear on the display. This function cannot be used for the
Network and USB input selectors.
Display Dimmer + Screen Saver: The display brightness has
three settings; Dim, Dimmer, and Normal. If there is no video signal on the
current input source and no operation for a specific time, a screen saver
automatically comes on. You can set the time (3min/5min/10min/off) until the
screen saver activates itself. Once active, the screen saver will go off and the
screen will return to its previous state if the AV receiver is operated in any
Timers: The receiver features a programmable Sleep Timer and
Auto Standby function.
- Auto Standby: The AV receiver will automatically go
into Standby mode, if there is no operation for 30 minutes with no
audio/video signal input.
- Sleep Timer: From the remote, you can set the unit to automatically
turn off after as much as 90 minutes or as little as 10 minutes; choices are presented in
10 minute increments.
Hybrid Standby: The Onkyo TX-NR828 features "Hybrid Standby"
mode to save energy and provide greater levels of convenience. Hybrid Standby
Mode provides "HDMI through" functionality and maintains a local network
connection while the receiver is essentially powered down. This allows the user
to watch TV without turning the whole surround system on. Furthermore, when on
Hybrid Standby, the home theater may be powered up from "cold" using the Remote
Apps for iPod touch/iPhone and Android.
Multibrand/Learning Remote (w/ Macros): The supplied
wireless remote is a multibrand/learning remote. The remote is pre-programmed to
operate popular brands of equipment including DVD players, DVD recorders,
Blu-ray players, VCRs, TVs, Cable boxes and Satellite receivers. Also, the
remote can learn up to 32 commands from infrared remotes of other components.
You can sequentially operate Onkyo components via simple commands from a
single-button press, using the included IR remote control. There are three
Activities buttons (My Movie/My TV/My Music) that can be programmed to perform a
sequence of commands with just one button press; each macro button can perform
up to 32 commands.
HDMI Control: This function allows CEC-compatible
components (Toshiba REGZA-LINK TV/Sharp TV) or RIHD-compatible components connected via HDMI to be controlled
with the TX-NR828. The AV receiver offers the following CEC HDMI controls.
- The AV receiver will enter Standby mode when the power of the TV is
turned to Standby.
- You can set on the menu screen of the TV to either output the audio from
the speakers connected to the AV receiver, or from the speakers of the TV.
- It is possible to output the audio/video from the antenna or from the
input jack of the TV from the speakers connected to the AV receiver.
- Input to the AV receiver can be selected with the remote controller of
- Operations such as volume adjustment or similar for the AV receiver can
be performed from the remote controller of the TV.
Onkyo Remote App (for Apple iOS & Android):
Remote App (from
iTunes Apps &
Google Play) allows you to operate the Onkyo AV receiver from your Apple iOS
(4.3+) or Android (2.1+) device, using your home's wireless network. The Onkyo
Remote App lets you access Internet Radio stations, AM/FM stations, DLNA
content, and Input sources right from your mobile device. Content information
will be displayed on the device's touchscreen. You also get to adjust tone
controls, listening modes, and speaker volume from your compatible Apple iOS or
Android device. The Onkyo Remote App even allows you to wirelessly stream audio
stored on your Apple iOS or Android device to the Onkyo AV receiver and lets you control
audio output for up to 3 Zones. The Onkyo AV receiver and your compatible
Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home network.
Remote Inputs/Outputs: The TX-NR828 contains RI Control, IR
Remote, 12V trigger, and RS-232C connections.
- RI Remote Control Jack: The 1/8" RI remote control jack
allows you to connect this receiver to other compatible Onkyo components.
- IR Input: The 3.5mm IR input jack allows you to control
the receiver without line-of-sight access using an optional IR remote
control system and locating the remote sensor in sight.
- 12 Volt Trigger: The 3.5mm minijack output can be
connected to the 12-volt trigger input on a power amplifier in Zone 2. When
the zone is turned on, a 12-volt trigger signal is output.
- RS-232C Port: The TX-NR828 has an RS-232C port for
connection to external control systems from companies such as AMX or