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Onkyo TX-RZ820

7.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, Dolby Atmos®, and DTS:X™

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Overview

Our take on the Onkyo TX-RZ820

The Onkyo TX-RZ820 puts you in the middle of the action. This receiver's 130-watt-per-channel amplifier delivers clean, powerful sound at any volume. THX® Certified Select™ certification ensures spot-on, distortion-free reproduction of movie soundtracks.

Feel every effect

The Onkyo TX-RZ820 puts you in the middle of the action. This receiver's 130-watt-per-channel amplifier delivers clean, powerful sound at any volume. THX® Certified Select™ certification ensures spot-on, distortion-free reproduction of movie soundtracks.

You'll enjoy stunning 4K picture quality with compatible Ultra HD TVs and Blu-ray players, too. Dolby Atmos and DTS:X provide multidimensional surround sound for a theater-like experience in your living room.

The RZ Series difference

Onkyo's premium RZ Series home theater receivers deliver music and movie soundtracks with detail and accuracy. The 'RZ820 is constructed with quality components like large custom capacitors for consistently great sound throughout the frequency range, and discrete non-phase shift amp circuits for a clearly focused audio image and reduced distortion even at high volume levels.

Geared toward great sound

A premium 32-bit/384kHz digital-to-analog converter gives you crystal-clear reproduction of music, TV, and movie soundtracks. Dynamic Audio Amplification delivers massive power with low distortion for thrilling movie sound effects. Phase-matching Bass Enhancement lets you enjoy deep, satisfying low-frequency effects while vocals and dialogue remain clear.

This receiver also decodes high-resolution audio formats. And Onkyo's Music Optimizer improves the sound from compressed audio files and Bluetooth streams, so you get clear, detailed sound no matter how you listen.

Easy wireless music listening

Built-in Wi-Fi lets you access the music you have stored on your networked computer so you can easily play tracks from your personal library through the 'RZ820. Chromecast built-in (requires a firmware update, available now) lets you use your computer, phone, or tablet to stream music from over 100 audio apps to the receiver.

Use the Onkyo Controller app to control streaming from your mobile device. Apple® AirPlay® lets you stream from a compatible iOS® device or from any computer with iTunes®. And Bluetooth adds even more wireless music options.

Music in two rooms

The 'RZ820 can power a total of seven speakers simultaneously with its seven amplifier channels. But it has outputs for 11 speakers, allowing for flexible speaker configurations. If you're happy with 5.2-channel surround sound in your living room, you can use the receiver's powered Zone 2 outputs to connect a pair of speakers for stereo sound in another room.

Zone 2 A/B speaker outputs let you connect up to two additional pairs of speakers for stereo sound in different rooms. (The A and B speakers play the same source at the same volume.) You can also connect a stereo receiver or amplifier through line-level Zone 2 and Zone 3 connections and use the 'RZ820 as a preamp for those zones. That gives you full 7.2-channel surround sound in your home theater and stereo sound in up to two additional rooms.

A Zone 2 HDMI output lets you watch video from two different sources in your living room and a second room. Use the Onkyo Controller app to control playback in different zones from anywhere in the house.

Product Highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 130 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at .08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding
      • Dolby Atmos processing for use with in-ceiling or "height" speakers for more enveloping home theater sound
      • DTS:X for an immersive, 3-dimensional soundstage
    • THX® Certified Select™ theater reference sound
    • AccuEQ automatic speaker calibration optimizes your system's sound for your room (microphone included)
      • AccuReflex technology aligns phase of up-firing "height" speakers with the sound coming directly from your other speakers
    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, and TIDAL (subscription required for some services)
      • Chromecast built-in for streaming music from the cloud with compatible mobile apps (firmware update available)
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from a compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer
    • Apple® AirPlay® for streaming music from an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, or computer running iTunes®
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer
      • PCM files up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution; DSD files up to 5.6 MHz
    • DTS Play-Fi® available via firmware update
    Multi-room Audio/Video:
    • three-zone/three-source output
      • powered stereo audio outputs for 2nd room
      • using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.2 home theater in main room
      • powered Zone 2 A/B speaker selection allows 2 pairs of speakers to be connected in Zone 2
      • line-level 2nd- and 3rd-room outputs for use with a separate amplifier or powered speakers
      • output in 3rd room requires the use of separate amplifier or powered speakers
      • HDMI and optical/coaxial digital audio sources cannot be output to Zone 3
      • Zone 2 HDMI output allows you to watch different video content simultaneously on two TVs
    Audio Performance Features:
    • high-current amplifier design
    • 32-bit/384kHz digital-to-analog converter for clear sound from digital sources
    • Music Optimizer function enhances the sound quality of compressed music files and Bluetooth streams
    • bi-amp capability with compatible front speakers by reassigning height channels
    Connections:
    • HDMI audio/video switching: 7 in, 2 out (includes front-panel input)
      • HDCP 2.2 technology ensures compatibility with 4K Ultra HD sources and TVs
      • HDR-compatible for extended picture contrast and brightness with compatible 4K TVs and HDR-encoded content
    • supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision
    • 2 component video inputs
    • 2 composite video inputs
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 1 coaxial
    • 6 analog stereo audio inputs
    • phono input for direct connection of a turntable
    • 7.2-channel preamp outputs for connection to a separate power amplifier
    • rear-panel USB port for audio playback from USB storage devices
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • outputs for 11 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Height L/R, Zone 2 L/R)
    • receiver can power a maximum of seven channels at once
    • RS-232, IR, and 12-volt trigger connections for use with external controllers
    General Features:
    • free Onkyo Remote app lets you use your Apple or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • 4K/60p and 3D video pass-through
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows access to all HDMI connected devices without having to power on the receiver
    • Phase-Matching Bass optimizes low frequencies to preserve clarity with vocals and movie dialogue
    • 40 AM/FM presets
    • remote control
    • detachable power cord
    • 17-1/8"W x 7-15/16"H x 16-3/8"D
    • weight: 30.9 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • 7.2ch AV receiver
    • 6' AC power cord
    • Remote control (RC-911R)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Setup microphone
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna
    • Basic Manual
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Important Safety Instructions
    • "Chromecast built-in support" sheet
    • "Play-Fi support" sheet
    • Product Registration/Warranty Information

    Very happy with the product. Price dropped 1 week after my purchase, but Crutchfield would not acknowledge the price drop and give me the difference....too bad!

    Richard, Charlottesville, VA.

    Reviews

    Onkyo TX-RZ820 Reviews

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    (138 Reviews)

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    LARRY from Baldwin, LA on 12/13/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    this is my fourth onkyo av receiver. i've been using onkyo receivers for ll years. i keep upgrading every so often to keep up with technology. the x-rz820 is the top of the line for onkyo, very impressed with the audio and different combinations for audio reproduction. the 130w are clear and distortion free. it doesn't have upscaling but the video output is enhanced by the receiver as compared to direct tv connection. couldn,t believe it, but it does enhance the picture. love this av receiver and will continue using onkyo. price per watt is always a deal maker

    Pros: love everything about it.

    Cons: none so far.

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    Crutchfield customer from Mandeville, LA on 12/9/2018

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    I purchased to replace my previous Onkyo TX-NR747, which was a victim of a lightning strike. The sound music quality is even better than my previous model, with more wattage. The 3 year warranty was a welcome additional benefit.

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    Richard from Charlottesville, VA. on 12/6/2018

    Very happy with the product. Price dropped 1 week after my purchase, but Crutchfield would not acknowledge the price drop and give me the difference....too bad!

    Pros: Great product

    Cons: Will not acknowledge the price break of 100 after just 1week from purchase...

    Great unit for the money

    Peter from Brooklyn, NY on 12/6/2018

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    Plenty of clean power easy to use and set up

    Pros: Lots of features,connections and power

    Cons: Doesn't run a classic I pod

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    Crutchfield customer from Kings Park, NY on 12/3/2018

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    What an amazing receiver. Piece of cake to set up and my system has never sounded better! Clearer and cleaner even at high volume. Highly recommend.

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    Crutchfield customer from Colfax, CA on 12/2/2018

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    This is a big tuner I had to move the shelf down 2 notches. Big improvement in sound and functionality from my 10 year old Onkyo and no more speaker chirping! I bought from Crutchfield 10 years ago and was impressed and I got the same excellent service this time.

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    Roger from Lake Forest, CA on 11/27/2018

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    Very good sounding receiver.

    Pros: Sound very good.

    Cons: On the receiver when streaming Tidal. It only stream FLAC 16bit it's ok sound like a CD Quality. I Prefer Streaming MQA 24bit.That's the cream of the crop. Your streaming master copy of the sound Quality. I hope the next model does have that. Who wants to hear mp3 these days ?

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    Crutchfield customer from Charlotte, MI on 11/26/2018

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    Easy to setup and terrific sound..

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    Chris from Milwaukee, WI on 11/25/2018

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    Everything about this unit was really great. That is, until I finally got around to buying a 4k Blu Ray Player. The HDMI inputs on the back of the TX-RZ820 are clearly marked HDCP 2.2 but will not allow the 4k signal. Must be the player? (Tried Sony and LG) Well it must be the cable or the TV? All things the same, the 4k blu ray player sends it's beefy signal to the TV with the cable just fine. It's only when you plug the player into one of the ports on the back (any of them) that the signal drops, unless you'd prefer 1080p from your 4k disk. However, plug it into the aux in the front, works fine. Be sure to test this function out sooner than later!

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    CRANK UP THE SURROUND SOUND

    Crutchfield customer from La Rue, OH on 11/12/2018

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    Really like my new ONKYO. My older YAMAHA worked great, I just added two new speakers and needed 7.1 instead of 5.1. just wasn't getting the sound I wanted from the YAMAHA. After setting everything up, wow, really impressed. I used the microphone to set it up. It did a great job of balancing the speakers. The receiver is big and heavy. I really do like my new toy , would buy again.

    Pros: All the features you need and all the connections you want

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Vestaburg, PA on 11/11/2018

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    The sound works wonderful and it has been one of the best purchases for our living room entertainment.

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    Crutchfield customer from Denver, CO on 11/11/2018

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    The set up was quick and easy, using the basic manual provided with the unit. However if you want more details you need to download the advanced manual on line. The power of this unit is incredible and my Bose system has never sounded better!!

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    Stax from Westland, MI on 11/8/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice A/V Receiver, got as an upgrade from the Onkyo TX-NR646 mainly for the amp pre-outs on the rear panel to add a power amp down the road. The "Auto Speaker Calibration" is terrible just like the TX-NR646. Movies sound great, CD's, Albums are sounding good also !

    Pros: Amp Pre-Outs on the rear panel Revamped Remote, smaller and simpler to use than the NR646

    Cons: Auto Speaker Calibration still terrible to use !

    Versatile and easy to set up and use.

    David from South Barre, VT on 11/8/2018

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    Third Onkyo receiver I have owned in 30 years. Awesome product.

    Pros: Tuning Mic is really good. Easy to use.

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Ada, MI on 11/6/2018

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    I am happy with power, ease of setup and flexibility.

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    Jon from Ft Lauderdale, FL on 11/4/2018

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    As a longtime Onkyo owner I purchased this unit as an upgrade for my Sony ES Receiver. While the build quality/chassis is very nice with metal front and door, the sound quality was not what I was hoping for. The new units are digital amplification with AKM processing chips. Compared to say my Sony that had Class a/b with Sharc 32 bit processor. I have all vintage high end Polk surround speakers which are very revealing.... The Onkyo sounded good for movies and had plenty of power...unfortunately for music, critical listening it was disconnected, lifeless and unemotional. I actually said to a friend it felt like I was exercising a demon when boxed it back up and put the Sony back in its place for now. The sound of the Onkyo is unfocused... I wanted to like it more than I did ..it is a very nice looking unit with good ergonomic feel...just horrible sound quality. The processing modes are minimal at best and the only way to process music is either with all speakers on in stereo or with logic that includes the center channel which makes no sense. The Stereo only modes are lackluster in terms of sound quality. The auto setup is not accurate and I had to manually set distance and sound levels with a meter afterward anyway (Still didnt make it sound noticeably better.) The on screen setup and displays are poor in my opinion and the setup of the receiver does not flow well. I hope this review helps if you are considering this unit as on paper it looks great.

    Pros: Powerful Amplifier section

    Cons: Poor sound quality for Music Lack of processing modes Poor quality DA converter in my opinion (AKM brand?)

    Couldn't be any better

    Shane from Iowa Falls on 11/3/2018

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install, easy to run, great sound, has all the new tech for sound modes and conectability. VERY HAPPY with purchase, thanks Crutchfield, special purchase pricing and free shipping saved me some money.

    Pros: Build quality, easy of use to opperate, sounds good, connect anything u have to it and plays all new formats, simple remote

    Cons: None so far

    One of the best

    Anthony from Robesonia, PA on 11/2/2018

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    Let's see, I bought the Onkyo TX-RZ820, because I own an Onkyo HT-R693 already, and when I wanted more power, I bought a crown amplifier that pushes 150 watts per channel (2CH Stereo). Well my HT-R693 doesn't have the preouts I thought it did because of me being, well I just didn't check and I assumed, you know what they say about that. Anyways, it gave me the excuse to by an AV Receiver that did have preouts so I could push the Crown amplifier. When I got the new Onkyo RZ820, it is a beauty :-). So I pre ran everything and wanted to here it with the Crowm amp running, and w/out the Crown amp running. All I can say is the Onkyo TZ-RZ820 doesn't need any other amp hooked up to it to sound absolutely amazing, and it does just that. I'm very pleased with my pusrchase and I returned the Crown amplifier. Crown amplifiers are excellent also, but I didn't need it to pair with Onkyo's awesome RZ820 AV Receiver. 4th Onkyo reciever I've owned and the best yet.

    Pros: Everything about it is pro

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Clarkston, MI on 10/29/2018

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    I'm pleased with the receiver so far. Simple to use and provides more power than my old Yamaha receiver.

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    ADRIAN VILLEDA from Livermore, CA on 10/29/2018

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    Outstanding audio performance

    Pros: Powerful receiver, Cristal clear soundstage

    Cons: Need 4k tv

    Sound and picture wow!

    Julian from Altadena, CA on 10/26/2018

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    HOLLY WOW, my ears are happy now .

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Could of used a lit up remote and super big

    Awesome sound, love the 3 zones

    Timothy from Orange Park, FL on 10/16/2018

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    My favorite thing about this receiver is the App, and the Zone controls. one stereo three different rooms. There are a lot of options that I haven't explored yet, but, it is well worth the price.

    Pros: beautiful design, excellent iPhone App, I have always owned Oynko, and my biggest wishlist for a new receiver was answered; controlling the power on/off from the app. Oynko delivered.

    Cons: It may be my configuration, but, I feel this receiver could use more ampflication.

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    Guest from Appalachia, VA on 10/11/2018

    multiple options which is great!

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    Crutchfield customer from Fstrvl Trvose, PA on 10/10/2018

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    Works great and does just what my advisor Doug said it would. Very pleased

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    Excellent sound

    David from Bay City, MI on 10/7/2018

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    Big upgrade in sound from my old Sony. Made my Polk rtiA7's sound so much better. Only using 3.1 system for now so can't comment on zone or atmos. Only reason giving 4 stars instead of 5 is after about a week receiver has started to make clicking noise whenever source is switched but also get no sound for a second or so with loud click when changing channels on tv. So wait and see if any problems.

    Pros: Great sound with plenty of power.

    Cons: Noise when switching source or tv channel.

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    Crutchfield customer from Zanesville, OH on 10/4/2018

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    Overall great receiver, but lacks outlet in back for the use of a fan as in my old Onkyo 876; which this is replacing since the 876 HDMI card died and they don't make anymore. Only other nuisance I could see is that the buttons on the front of the receiver do not illuminate. I'm not sure how they expect you to see them.

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    Great Value, Great Sound!

    Andrew from Truckee, CA on 10/3/2018

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    I bought this for the watts per channel per dollar value! I did a bunch of research and chatted with Crutchfield support too. This receiver sounds great and is powering 2 zones for me. My main AV area in the living room with Monitor Audio Silver 100s and my outdoor klipsch deck speakers. I am writing this review because when I was looking at this unit there were some reviews saying the multi zone controls are difficult. I could not tell if the people writing the reviews were just incompetent/not tech savvy so I wanted to clarify this for others. The Multi zone control is a little complex at first compared to my old unit where you just pushed an A or B button but the RZ820 allows you to control the volumes and inputs separately so the remote functions are necessary to have that level of control. I also find the Onkyo app to be pretty good for selecting the inputs and controlling volumes of the multiple zones and easy to use unlike what some other reviewers mentioned. So in short, the multi zone controls work fine, but they are different than older receivers like my old one so it took some getting used to. I love the multi zone volume control though now!

    Pros: Great value (Features, Watts per channel for the cost) Great Sound Multizone multi input multi volume capability

    Cons: Big and Heavy

    A fantastic upgrade to my home theater system

    Scott from Cocolalla, ID on 10/1/2018

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    A fantastic upgrade to my home theater system. So far it is far easier to setup and use than most home theaters. I previously had a 15 year old Harmon Kardon system which I thought to be excellent; this Onkyo is priced very well and produces outstanding sound.

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    Tristan from Fuquay Varina, NC on 10/1/2018

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    Great features, amazing sound!

    Pros: Great features, amazing sound!

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    Crutchfield customer from Plano, TX on 9/27/2018

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    I purchased this as an "open box" item, but on arrival, it didn't look like this box had ever been opened nor did the interior packing look like it had been removed. My assumption is that it was just old inventory. The production date was 2017. After hooking it up the 820 it did two automatic firmware updates and has been working perfectly ever since. I replaced a much older but fully functional Onkyo with this unit. I recently bought a matched set of Klipsch 280's plus their center and surrounds. Though I wasn't expecting to hear any significant difference from the new AVR, I was surprised that I did. It is "clearly" better. The entire transaction with Crutchfield's, my first, was straightforward and uneventful.

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    130 Watts

    Robert from Fort Worth, TX on 9/25/2018

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    Clean and crisp output. I replaced my Harman Kardon, big difference. Sound/ dialogue is very clear and clean. I use this in my home theater. Here is what I will say, avoid buying entry level set up, you are more than likely to spend more in the long run. My set up RZ820, front JBL arena 180, center klipsch Rc62, back JBL arena bookshelves, jbl arena 120 as Atmos speakers-mounted in the ceiling. I took me time, buying one item at a time on sale. It is worth the wait. My friends/neighbors mostly have home theaters but nothing comes close to my sound/set up. Projector epson 3700. Screen - Bought some high gain screen and pinned it on the wall-- will fix this next. Less than 200.00 for 120 screen Sound is loud at 65, thx is at 82. The unit does not heat up, I am watching the blower from time to time and it never gets activated. I run it at 85 above thx for 1 hour, still does not heat up, slightly warm but nothing excessive. Trust me, I know what is hot. Dual sub... old infinity ps300 and jbl arena sub...

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    Crutchfield customer from Goodyear, AZ on 9/24/2018

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    Excellent receiver. Easy to set up.

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    Charlie from Hooksett, NH on 9/24/2018

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    Love the new Onkyo TX-RZ820. Lots of features and sound capability. Only reason for the 4 stars is for the lack of Zone 2 speaker / sound options when selected. Also the input selections are a little deceiving. It looks like there are 6 or 7 HDMI inputs AND multiple video / component video inputs when in fact - once you assign a particular input to a particular component / video input that same HDMI input becomes obsolete (or vice versa). Reality is there are only 6 or 7 video inputs available. Please correct me if I'm wrong on this. I would still recommend - especially for this price.

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    Great functionality and sound.

    Harold from Portland, OR on 9/23/2018

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    This is an awesome receiver. I bought it to replace my old Onkyo, which was great but ran hot and finally quit working after about 10 years. This one is cool as a cucumber with better functionality as well. So far it is perfect for my needs. The people at Crutchfield are also awesome. They have answered all of my questions and helped me with the return of a different unit that I purchased, but wasn't happy with. Over the course of about the last 8 to 10 years I have relied upon them for my questions and service for my home theater needs. They have been great!

    Pros: Runs very cool inside of my cabinet.

    Cons: No back light for the remote.

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    Art from San Juan,PR on 9/22/2018

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    this is an awesome receiver.. has everything I would need in a receiver.. slightly over powered for what I have, just 2 front compact size Klipsch speakers RM-15, but I can add another pair of speakers later on .. I can connect my iPhone music to the receiver and play stored music.. my old 12 year onkyo ..still working, is a 55 watt and has lasted a long time.. even has one HDMI connection so it still has use.. but this Onkyo receiver has so many HDMI connections .. when I hooked it to my TV I had to configure the TV (Samsung) to recognize the HDMI connections & have sound from DVD's.. a little complicated but the manuals are there.. bought new speaker cable, new HDMI cable, and surge protection..

    Pros: Price, features, power, features, plays my iPhone stored music, quality

    Cons: none ...

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    Kris from Marion, IA on 9/20/2018

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    So far no issues with this receiver. It was very easy to set up out of the box. I would have probably given it 5 stars but I am still learning the receiver as I have normally used Yamaha and Denon receivers. So far I really like this receiver. It was a great value.

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    Ron from San Antonio, TX on 9/18/2018

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    So the TX-RZ820 is a very dynamic amp. I am using it in a 5.1 configuration with KEF fronts, center, and surrounds and a Klipsch R-12SW powered sub. It is fantasic for movie sound tracks. The THX certification seems to be well earned. I am very pleased with the performance of this amplifier for surround sound. Having said that, I was not as impressed when it comes to listening to music in the configuration I originally tried. It took me a while to find a configuration for music that worked for me. I use a pair of Klipsch towers in my main room for listening to music. When I tried using Zone 2 to listen to music coming from my music server (FLAC files coming from JRiver Media Server) it sounded horrible. After a lot of trial and error and a little research, I came to the conclusion that the Zone 2/3 functions must be fed by an inferior DAC as compared to the main Zone. I moved the tower speakers off of Zone 2 and now have them on a speaker selector switch (Monster SS-4) with the surround fronts on the main zone. What a difference! If you are considering this amp and care about high quality music reproduction (from a digital source), get a speaker selector switch and put your music speakers on the main zone. Overall, this is a great amp for the price. Well built, very punchy for movie sound tracks, very good for music as long as your speakers are connected on the main zone.

    Pros: THX Cetified Select Quality build

    Cons: No main zone speaker A/B switch

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    Crutchfield customer from Council Bluffs, IA on 9/7/2018

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    I am still in the process of setting this up, but I can review what it has been like so far. First and foremost, I am not an audiophile - so I will stick to generalizations that may apply to the "everyman". The device arrived promptly, very well packaged and with peripherals I wasn't really expecting (radio antenna, etc.) and may/may not use. It also has all the documentation you need, including an "easy steps" poster to get you started. The device itself has some weight to it - feels very solid, the control knobs are smooth and not loose. I made the mistake of trying to hook things up without going through the setup process recommended, so initially was frustrated - but after revisiting the instructions figured out that I needed to use the electronic (through the TV menu and and the default HDMI setup) menu to devices and other settings configured. I have successfully used the device for music through several source devices and tested the surround sound speakers. I have not yet figured out managing zones 2A and 2B - but that might just be me. All in all, based on the homework I did leading up to the purchase of this device it meets and exceeds what I read about it and am (so far) very pleased with my purchase.

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    Steve from Monument, CO on 9/4/2018

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    Sound is amazing, disappointed that the remote does not have backlit buttons, same thing on unit. Processor and set up was great. Crutchfield giving cord I'd stickers was a plus

    Pros: Sound processor and set up is great

    Cons: Buttons on receiver and remote are not backlit

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    Crutchfield customer from Seward, AK on 9/2/2018

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    This receiver is a beast. Plenty of power and enough features to drive me crazy for months. Great product and great customer service from Crutchfield.

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    David L from Ft Smith, AR on 8/27/2018

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    Setup and using it now. Does everything I needed an AVR to do. Need to adjust some of the settings and I know it will sound even better. Using with Forte 1s and they sound great.

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    Crutchfield customer from Fairfield, OH on 8/27/2018

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    I love it!! Very excited to see all of the features.

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    Crutchfield customer from Arlington, TX on 8/23/2018

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    Awesome receiver, Go THX or go home

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    Crutchfield customer from St Augustine, FL on 8/20/2018

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    Love it! Great value and quality!

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    Greg from Buffalo Grove, IL on 8/20/2018

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    Good product!

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    Franklin from Flushing, NY on 8/19/2018

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    I was afraid to buy this receiver because all the negatives reviews I read before about others Onkyo receivers having audio problems because they were getting overheated.The reason I bought this receiver is because all the features that Onkyo gives you for a reasonable price.If you look others brand like Yamaha,Marants and Denon you will have to pay over $1500 dollars.I pair this receiver with the Klipsch RP280F and the RP440F and I'm very happy.The sound is fantastic.I will recommend this receiver to anybody who is looking for a great receiver.Thank you Onkyo .

    Pros: Sound,plenty of connection and good power.

    Cons: None

    Not a fan

    Peter from New Hampton, NH on 8/16/2018

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    This unit replaced a 20+ year old 110 watt receiver that had performed strongly and flawlessly. The old unit had much more intuitive controls, a far better manual, and I still haven't been able to program the new receiver to match the sound richness of the older one. Also it takes multiple steps to turn off everything if the unit is playing in different rooms. The unit works ok, but I'm not nearly the fan that I was with my last Onkyo

    Pros: Seems well constructed. Cost/performance ratio and features seems strong. If you can figure out how to program the unit to access all of the features it does have a wide variety of capabilities.

    Cons: The owners manual just plain sucks, it has no details for the operation and this leaves it up to the user to spend hours figuring out how to make the unit work. Too many features use programmed switching rather than simple mechanical switches.

    A quantum leap in sound reproduction.

    Jerome from Houston, TX on 8/12/2018

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    A quantum leap in sound reproduction. Chromecast-ready works easily with Googleplay and Google Home. Self-adjusting of system through supplied microphone easy and effective. Direct and simple remote control. Apleasure to have around.

    Pros: All aspects

    Cons: none discovered yet

    Sounds great but cludgy HDMI switching and limited Zone function.

    Charles from Clermont, FL on 8/8/2018

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    Sounds great after auto EQ setup. Majorly disappointed in Zone function and requirment to use crappy Onkyo App for volume control when in different zone locations (e.g. back yard). I am hoping to figure out work arounds to cludgy HDMI CEC switching at random requiring power resets to get working again. Considering returning....

    Pros: Easy setup and great sound after auto EQ.

    Cons: -Zone 2/3 function sucks. Must use cludgy Onkyo App if you are not close enough in line of sight to use remote to control volume. For example, iTunes volume control doesnt work out of main zone.... -Remote is small and basic and its harder to program a universal remote. -HDMI CEC with my smart TV seems wacked and randomly jumps to different inputs when operating Apple TV and I have to power reset everything to get it working right again.

    Beast

    Eugene from Glendale, AZ on 8/8/2018

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    Exactly what I wanted. Easy setup and powerful!

    Pros: Great value, classic Onkyo sound.

    Cons: Remote sucks. No backlight.

    Onkyo TX-RZ820

    Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 8/6/2018

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    Upon receipt after older receiver removed, was able to install and work the suggested setup. The system sounds awesome!

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    Crutchfield customer from Greenville, NC on 8/5/2018

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    I got this on sale so was a great price. Online buying was easy and quick and product came in a timely manner sealed in a dark blue wrapping that hid the box from prying eyes when the UPS left it by the front door. Havent had a chance to use it very much but so far i am pleased.

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    Will from Opelika, AL on 7/30/2018

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    I bought this receiver to replace an older high end Yamaha that my dad gave to me to start off with. There was nothing wrong with it, just needed something that had bluetooth and supported 4K through the HDMI inputs and outputs. After buying an open box Denon mid range receiver from a local store that wouldn't play sound through either the left or right fronts, I took it back and that narrowed down my choices for brands that were in my budget which really left me with Onkyo. I've always wanted one of the RZ series ones and this one was discounted enough for me to be able to afford it. I didn't think that higher end receivers made a real difference in terms of sound quality, but this thing made a believer out of me! The speakers sound so much clearer and robust than they did before! I wish I could bi-amp the front 2 floor speakers as well as run zone 2, but it won't allow for this configuration. Also the bluetooth stopped playing music after a while and I had to turn it off and back on to get it to play again. Not sure why it did that even after I had update the software/firmware, but still overall it's a fantastic receiver and I highly recommend it. Whenever it's time to replace this one, I will definitely look into their RZ lineup if they're close to the same in quality as they are today.

    Pros: Everything literally. Has all the connections that you would need, supports 4k with HDR, lot of wattage per channel, plenty of pre outs, has plenty of speaker outputs, sounds absolutely amazing, easy to use, and very efficient with heat.

    Cons: Only ones are not being able to bi-amp and run zone 2 at the same time and the hiccup with the bluetooth, but hopefully it was only a small glitch.

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    alan from Tonawanda, NY on 7/29/2018

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    Very happy ,easy setup excellent sound

    Pros: Can run the system from my smartphone no matter what room I'm in

    Cons: Non so far

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    Jeffrey from Jacksonville, FL on 7/28/2018

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    Excellent receiver. Replaced a 5 year old Denon 3312ci w/125 watts/ch. Sound quality is much fuller than the Denon, and seems to handle higher volume better. Setup was easy. Works great with Harmony remote. Haven't really messed with the online features, as I typically do that on the iPhone and use airplay. I have used the media server client with my NAS and it works great. Sound field settings seem to work better than the Denon (which was a good receiver) as well. No complaints at all. Great price for a good quality receiver, and buying through Crutchfield is always a good experience.

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    Crutchfield customer from Chanhassen, MN on 7/26/2018

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    Set up was easy. Speaker and room acoustics set up simple and resulted in amazing sound. Still discovering all the features.

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    Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 7/25/2018

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    the recver is great, more the i expected. the only con i have is the remote is very hard to work with going between regular zone and zone 2.

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    Spike from Modesto, CA on 7/24/2018

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    Got this to replace a Onkyo HT-RC560 which was not HDCP 2.2 or 4K compatible ...So far I have been happy with it. Sound is crisp, clean and punchy... it pounds my Polk Monitor 70's bi-amped in a 5.1 configuration. Also noticed that it runs cooler than the 560, and does well in my cabinet. David Gilmour Live at Pompeii sounds Incredible!!! Amp has plenty of head room for tweaking sound and future expansion. Negatives, USB is on the back of amp? no video adjustments like the 560, no up scaling, non lighted remote and panel buttons (use phone app for illumination). Has a dedicated eq for Sub, fronts, rears, center, etc. however there are no presets for rock, classic, jazz, etc.. so you will have to take a lil time to dial in the eq's for the speakers. Pandora app wont resume where you left off... have to re select station each time you access app. I am able to hear more defined audio IE when I am listening to audio tracks I played on the 560 and I listened to them again on the 820... it was like listening to them again for the first time. I could hear things on the 820 that were nonexistent on the 560, audio clarity and definition on the 820 is amazing .If you are going to be utilizing the 820 for home theater I highly recommend the Logitech Harmony 665 remote it allows full control of the 820 and most devices & has LCD and backlit keys, easy to program & use and it works flawlessly... Now please excuse me while I take a lil advice from MARRS & Pump Up The Volume!!!

    Pros: HDCP 2.2 and 4k ready 130w per channel @ 8 ohms bi-amp capable THX,DTS X , ATMOS, Heavy duty power supply and Capacitors well designed amp and heat spreader... Headroom to adjust and expand Sound Equalization for each speaker Cost to option ratio

    Cons: Non lighted remote / panel buttons USB on back of AMP HDMI port on front of amp covered by face plate No video adjustments like HT-RC560 IE color, saturation, brightness etc... Have to lose one of the surround channels for bi-amp>>> need to implement one of the zones IE 2 or 3 for bi-amp...to allow for bi-amp in 7.2 No EQ presets>> IE rock, jazz, classic... Sound stage adjustments lacking No up scaling non programmable remote Volume has to be turned to 40+ db to h

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    John from KY on 7/23/2018

    Not a bad unit... controls are a bit cryptic, and it won't drive low impedance (<4 ohms at some frequencies<< meaning woofers) at anything close to reference levels. unit shuts down and resets after a rest.

    Pros: Lots of options, plenty of power as long as the impedance stays above ~6 ohms

    Cons: quirky setup with smart TV's

    Sounds Great

    stephen from Winchester, VA on 7/19/2018

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    Has the power I was looking for at a price I could afford. Replacing a Denon AVR X2000, have been a long time Denon user. I am very pleased with the TX-RZ820.

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    Crutchfield customer from Payson, AZ on 7/16/2018

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    Great receiver excellent customer service

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    Allen from Monroe, WA on 7/15/2018

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    Awesome features for all the audio/video equipment I have, from the old vhs to the newest streaming TV box. Excellent sound, noise reduction, and the power that I was looking for. The only thing I wasn't expecting is Ups to just leave it right in my driveway without a signature. When you pay over $500.00 you think they would've had anough sense to at least walk up to the porch. Very satisfied with this receiver.

    Pros: Power, noise reduction, features, good for all and any equipment.

    Cons: None noted.

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    Crutchfield customer from Ivoryton, CT on 7/12/2018

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    Great mid-priced receiver. Flawless, easy setup using included microphone. Sounds at least as good as my old twice-the-price receiver.

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    Quality receiver with awesome mobile app

    Andy from Parma, OH on 7/11/2018

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    The mobile app for this receiver is game changing for me. The fact that I can open up my phone and easily gontruough the receiver settings and change the EQ settings fast is nice. Setes imwantore.Bass for aovie.amd it's quick to change via the app. I also like being able to stream myuaic from phone to receiver. The receiver puts out alot of power to my jbl floorstanding speakers. Very clear sound.

    Pros: Powerful, greatobile app, auto tunning, great price.

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    Crutchfield customer from Oelwein, IA on 7/8/2018

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    Awesome sound but it almost didn't fit in my entertainment center.

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    Awesome for the Price

    Brian from Auburn Hills, MI on 7/8/2018

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    Fantastic AV receiver! It was the 2017 model so bought during a HUGE sale and couldn't be happier. Works great with the Onkyo app and you can control everything from the sound to Pandora right through the app. WiFi feature is fantastic. I would highly recommend Onkyo.

    Pros: Onkyo App Sound Features

    Cons: None

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    Jeb from Headland, AL on 7/8/2018

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    Was able to snag this at a great discount from Crutchfield during their 4th of July sale. Simply put, this is a tank that has no problem handling whatever you throw at it. Speakers sound super clear through it, setup was a breeze, and its sleek design blends in anywhere seamlessly.

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    Crutchfield customer from Lamoine, ME on 7/4/2018

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    Great sounding amp! Does everything I need it to and more. I particularly enjoy the ability to stream Spotify to the receiver!

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    Crutchfield customer from Hilton Head, SC on 7/4/2018

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    Very pleased with the Onkyo TX-RZ820. I compared with several other top brands and the found it to be the best at this price point.

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    Crutchfield customer from Pittsgrove, NJ on 7/3/2018

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    Had this for about 2 weeks now and very impressed. Sounds great and easy to use. Needed something new after a lightning storm did some strange things to my existing Yamaha RX-A1020. Although in the world of mid-priced AV receivers, the Yamaha was somewhat sizable, but this new Onkyo is a beast. Only 5.1 system but running out through Klipsch 450 center channel and 160 bookshelf fronts with psb surrounds.

    Pros: Great sound distribution.

    Cons: Wish there was a USB port on the front behind the drop down panel where the accessory HDMI port is.

    Great value for money!

    Roland from Loudon, TN on 7/2/2018

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    Bought this unit to replace my Denon Receiver after a power surge due to a lightning strike damaged it beyond repair. The Onkyo does not have the premium feel of the Denon, it looks and feels more plastic-y. The performance so far has been good and the various sound presets for movies and music sound better than those of the Denon. I contemplated buying back a Denon but I could not justify the price difference when the Onkyo was 40% off MSRP. All and all I am happy with the receiver although I haven't tested it with 4K / THX content because I haven't replaced my Blu-ray player yet (another victim of the power surge) I will update my review if needed.

    Pros: Price Sound presets

    Cons: Feels cheaper

    Amazing

    Ben from Corpus Christi, TX on 6/25/2018

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    Very impressed with this receiver, bought this for the living room to get better sound quality then a sound bar, comparing it to the older TX NR-3030 which I have in our theater room, there is no disappointment. Tons of features for the price!!! Well worth it , especially if your looking for the ATMOS or DTS-X sound

    Pros: Price, features,HDR,

    Cons: None

    Awesome way to get 4K

    Ron from Wenatchee, WA on 6/24/2018

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    I am so impressed! I have been a loyal Denon user for years. For Father's Day I purchased myself a LG OLED 4K tv and needed to replace my non-4K Denon. I needed 3 zones to move my old tv to the porch. I searched around to try and find the right Denon, but then came across this Onkyo. Wow am I impressed, they migh have won me over. The app on iOS works flawless for me and my family can even understand how to run all of it. The sound is rock solid supporting Atmos and THX, and when using zone2/3 the picture and sound on the porch are stellar too. Easy setup and impressive online features. The only thing that took me a while is figuring out how to rename inputs, but other than that I didn't even open the manual(but really who ever does). I will will for sure look to Onkyo again when I need a home theater uprage for our theater room. As usual Crutchfield had a good price, and I appreciate the cable labels.

    Pros: Digital sources to zone 2/3 Power Network features Airplay IOS App Display and onscreen look

    Cons: Renaming inputs is clunky

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    Nam from Friendswood, TX on 6/24/2018

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    David from Pittsford, NY on 6/22/2018

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    This is my 3rd Onkyo Receiver (since 1990) ... mys son still uses the first one, the second one just died but it had a good life! So far, after two weeks, I love this new TX-RZ820. My 7.1 surround speaker system that I built from various speaker pairs, including a new Klipsch center, and a 400w Klipsch sub, is driven nicely by the power from this amp. (a 30w per channel upgrade from my last). I do plan to add a separate amp on the height pre-amp outputs to drive a set of height speakers so I can take full advantage of Dolby Atmos. My Crutchfield rep. Francis who I worked with was helpful, knowledgeable and expeditious. The reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is for the front panel user interface. I think they labeled the buttons with a 4 pt. font size that is dark on dark. Its literally impossible for anyone over 40 to read! Thankfully, all these functions are available on the remote so its not a big deal. Otherwise the only other issue is that the amp is quite large. I had to enlarge the cable opening in the back of my cabinet so that the wires and connector plugs literally stick out of the back of the cabinet so the door can close. But it looks awesome in my cabinet. The price was AMAZEBALLS!! ... the best I found AND I got terrific service and free shipping. Love ya Crutchfield.

    Pros: Power, functionality, looks.

    Cons: Small buttons and labels, X-LARGE unit. Its a great machine!

    FANTASTIC!

    Ted from Ludington, MI on 6/20/2018

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    My old Onkyo worked so well for so many years I decided another Onkyo should replace the old one. Old unit did not have any HDMI inputs but my old projection TV had many component inputs. Well with a new LG 70" 4K TV, a 4K blue ray player, this unit fit right in. I have removed so many cables, I now have a big pile of them. This unit does a fantastic job of making my home theater sound beyond great. I did have to add two speakers to my system for the 7.1 sound. I hope this one lasts as long as the old unit. Which, by the way, is still working well.

    Pros: Having the unit help with setup was great. Very nice that you can change so many settings to work with your equipment.

    Cons: If there are any, I sure have not found them.....

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    Crutchfield customer from Saint Joseph, MI on 6/20/2018

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    Nice home theater receiver, I like it very much, I have not set it up fully for my room, but it has nice sound and it was easy to setup.

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    Randall from Morristown, TN on 6/19/2018

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    I've been using this receiver for a little over a month and without any issues. I've passed every signal You could think of through it and it has performed flawlessly. At the moment It is powering a 5.1 system (haven't took the dive into Atmos yet) With a pair of klipsch RP280F up front with Klipsch RP450C center a pair of klipsch RP150M for the rear and a single svs PB-2000. Everything sounds and works great! Much better than I expected coming from a Yamaha receiver over to Onkyo!

    Pros: Good price with great features and plenty of power

    Cons: USB is on the rear of the unit

    Heavy, handsome and sounds great

    Andy from Madison, WI on 6/17/2018

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    Right out of the box the quality of the build of this unit comes through. It's heavy and handsome but the fun doesn't stop there. The hardcopy set up instructions are so simple that you can't help but roll your eyes but then once I booted the 820 and went through the system set up I was blown away by the sophistication. I have two streaming devices and OTA TV and the only challenge I had was getting the audio return channel to synch with the settings on my TV. So the unit sounds great and powers my speakers nicely. Of course now I just want more of that great Crutchfield tech-sales support to buy more speakers.

    Pros: Set up system and monster sound.

    Cons: Took 3 trials to get my TV audio output sent to the right place but I learned a lot in the process.

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    Todd from Labadie, MO on 6/17/2018

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    Great sound. Easy to set up. Plenty of power.

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    Jerry from Mickleton, NJ on 6/17/2018

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    Love it, my best receiver yet. Great power, tv and music sounds great.

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    Jim from Fulton, MO on 6/14/2018

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    I use crown xls2000 for main L R speakers because I have it, and helps it run cool, as I have lots of dust so keep in nearly closed cabinet. I use inuke 6000dsp for sub, for built in parametric eq. Replaced emotiva processor.

    Pros: Great Sound, power, easy to use.p, does not get hot.

    Cons: Occasional issues connecting to pandora, says cant connect but does and plays. (200mps internet) Does not have parametric eq (so I got inuke dsp ampfor sub)

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    jay from San Antonio, TX on 6/13/2018

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    This was an upgrade from a traditional stereo receiver (Onkyo 8050) which I've had for 2 and half years. Set up was relatively easy - I had to run the sound eq a few times to get it right (warning: the sounds are loud static). The set-up program displays on the tv. Firmware update took a little while with a 200mps internet connection. Banana connectors for speaker connections made life much easier. The speaker posts are really close together - not much room for my fingers. I'm using 2 pairs of speakers (Klipsch Synergy F3's and Klipsch Reference 7II's) - no center channel or sub. Bass response is excellent, Highs are crisp and clean. Volume control goes as high as 99. Somewhere between 30 and 55 is more than adequate to fill this living room with sound. At first, I thought of returning this. Now that it is properly set-up, I'm really happy. Getting it on sale helps too!! Thank you Crutchfield!

    Pros: Easy setup. Clean sound. Lots of setting options.

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Hanford, CA on 6/12/2018

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    Replaced my Harmon/Kardon with this receiver and WOW.

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    Gene from Hilo, HI on 6/12/2018

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    First, at the current price this is the best deal going for a new AVR. There is no other AVR at this price with the power and features of the 820. Overall I like it. Standby pass through for my wife, internet radio, BT all are great to have. Setup was fairly quick with a nice on screen display. Re-watched a couple of hard hitting movies on blue ray and the increase in power was very noticeable. Everything was sharper, more clear, with great dynamics. Dialogue was much clearer too. Bass hit harder and seemed to be more controlled. Music sounds good too. I listen to only streamed music over wifi or BT. I have the music enhancer on and it seems to help with the clarity. The 3 memories for the manual eq was a nice surprise. I don't have the means to measure my frequency response so I won't be using it, but it's nice to have. My only negative is AccuEQ. It doesn't really work. The first time I ran it, it did an OK job on the crossovers but missed the distance on the right speaker by 7 feet and set the sub trim much too high. I ended up lowering the sub trim by a total of around 20db and it's still a little hot. I reran AccuEQ another 3 times. First two times it set my fronts at 200hz (they're Klipsch RF62 towers). The third time it set the crossovers correct but again missed the distance on the right speaker and set the sub trim 15dbs too high. I have great response at my listening position so I don't know what the issue is. So, other than AccuEQ it

    Pros: Very good dynamics, fairly easy set up, great feature set and good sound. Fantastic sound with uncompressed audio.

    Cons: AccuEQ isn't very useful, seems to be more variance between sources as to sound quality than there was with my old AVR.

    Awesome power & full EQ!

    Burt from Gurnee, IL on 6/11/2018

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    Seriously amazing power! Drives my 5.1 JBL Studio L speakers to a phenomenal proformance effortlessly. Has every major feature and tweak you can ask for. I'm surprised that I have not seen reviewed or mentioned anywhere else or in the marketing literature that the 820 includes 3 free memory locations to save custom graphic equalizer presets for you to make your own custom equalizer settings (per speaker) using a full 16 bar graphic slider EQ, this setting is in addition to the automatic room calibration and the many other built in sound presets like "studio mix" and "orchestra". This receiver blows away my previous Dennon and is an amazing value from Crutchfield, I highly recommend and I would absolutely repeat this purchase.

    Pros: Everything is easy, quick setup Amazing Power full compatibility with everything I have plugged in

    Cons: Wireless network is always connected even when the unit is powered off

    Loving the second zone.

    Paul from Woodbridge, VA on 6/7/2018

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    This is the second Onkyo unit that I've purchased and both offer outstanding sound quality. My original purchase was based on the second zone functionality. I wanted a receiver that could power a second zone. I also wanted a receiver that could be controlled by a smartphone or tablet. These units are awesome! The sound is incredibly clear. I replaced a high-end Sony receiver simply because I wanted the second zone function. I wish I would have replaced it sooner. The sound quality alone is reason enough to buy one of these units. That being said, there's a couple of things to understand with these units and the interface. The initial setup for the second zone provides three options. Each option provides for the use of a second receiver in zone two. I'm not using a second receiver. I have the speakers directly connected to the receiver and I'm using the variable volume option to control the speakers. If you're buying this unit to connect the zone 2 speakers directly and use the app to control the volume in zone 2, yes it will work. When using the second zone, you're limited to 5.2 surround during the setup phase. If you configure 7.2 the second zone is not available. The application interface is pretty good buy not perfect. It takes a little bit to understand the logic behind the application. Keep tapping and you'll eventually get to the volume selection for the unit. I like the fact that mobile devices connect to the unit using wi-fi and/or Bluetooth.

    Pros: Sound, multi-zones, mobile app, wi-fi enabled controls

    Cons: Slightly confusing mobile app.

    Very happy!

    Johnny from Hales Corners, WI on 6/4/2018

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    I've only had this receiver for a few weeks but so far I'm very happy with it. It had all the options I was looking for, great sound and love the fact there are multiple pre outs for external amplifiers. I've got 2 Audiosource AD3002's in bridged mode powering Polk Audio RTi A9's (front Speakers) and the receiver in Direct mode when listening to music.. Until I learn more, I couldn't be happier with the sound.

    Pros: All the options I could ask for

    Cons: None so far

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    Crutchfield customer from Lisbon Falls, ME on 5/29/2018

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    Great service great sound at a great price

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    Crutchfield customer from Golden Valley, MN on 5/28/2018

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    Very happy. Works seamlessly with my Samsung 4K TV. Powers two zones, each has 4 speakers and a sub. 8 speakers and 2 subs total. Has ability to connect a third zone, but I had no need for that. Looked at Sonos but this is cheaper and has more power and fits my needs better.

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    PURE SOUND!

    Crutchfield customer from Mason City, IA on 5/24/2018

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    THE BEST SOUND I HAVE HEARD IN YEARS, SUPERIOR TO THE OLDER CARVER PROCESSORS AND AMPS.

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    Crutchfield customer from Bedford, TX on 5/22/2018

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    tiny buttons you cant see with magnifying glass and flashlight cheap volume button

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    Steve from Saint Paul, MN on 5/22/2018

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    Very impressed easy to set up and my speakers sounded alot better

    Pros: Great price great reciever great sound

    Cons: None

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    George from Rch Cucamonga, CA on 5/20/2018

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    This is a great receiver with lots of features

    Pros: Value, lots of features

    Cons: Can't think of any.

    Nice Amp but horrible Privacy policy popup

    Crutchfield customer from Bothell, WA on 5/20/2018

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    I truly like the new Amp. The Quality of build and features are good. Now the bad which if I'm unable to find a fix for will cause me to return the Amp. The Onkyo privacy continues to pop up everytime I change the TV channels. I've selected Not to Accept but this doesn't work.

    Pros: Great amp and features.

    Cons: Nonstop Privacy policy terms popup that can't be removed.

    Easy setup

    Sean from Pflugerville, TX on 5/19/2018

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    So far this has been excellent an receiver. Very easy to set up. Works flawlessly.

    Pros: Easy set up and high quality build.

    Cons: None

    Great Receiver - easy to install.

    Jim from Independence, OH on 5/18/2018

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    Very easy to install and very easy to calibrate my Definitive Tech 800 5.1 home theater speaker system. I got concerned about having to increase the volume setting to 45 before I could hear anything coming out of the speakers. Why so high? I called crutchfield about this and was told to recalibrate to see if this issue would change. I recalibrated and I still had to increase the volume to 45 to faintly hear anything. I was told that each manufacturer has different volume settings and this was probably normal. If this is normal, what is the purpose of volume settings from 1 to 45? Regardless, I am pleased with the receiver - all of the components worked flawlessly immediately. I am also very pleased over the fact that the Onkyo TX-RZ820 did not generate the heat my previous Onkyo and my previous Denon 900 generated. Crutchfield originally recommended the Onkyo TX-RZ620 and I respect their input. Crutchfield has always been 'spot on' with their recommendations , responses to my questions, and resolutions to my problems. However, I upgraded to the 820 because I wanted the 130 watts for my speakers. I was hoping the additional watts would improve my ability to hear voices from TV drama programs, especially female voices. No luck. I have hearing issues and have had to wear hearing aids for the past couple of years. Even with hearing aids, voices still are not clear. My only recourse is to upgrade my center channel speaker.

    Pros: Installation is simple and easy.

    Cons: None so far.

    Okay, not great

    Darin from Fremont, IN on 5/15/2018

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    System was easy to setup. I think the unit's power is over stated. I saw similar reviews but figured I would give it a try.

    Pros: Setup

    Cons: Under powered

    Sounds Great!

    Brent from Sarasota, FL on 5/14/2018

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    Made this purchase to replenish older unit and has not disappointed. Easy to hook up and install and the sound is great so far!

    Pros: Easy to hook up, sounds great, great price!

    Cons: Manuals online, advanced one for sure

    Excellent performer

    Basalt from Southern Rhode Island on 5/13/2018

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    We are a returning customer to Crutchfield. Peyton our advisor, reviewed our purchase from 2010 and noted we had purchased Polk LSi9's which are 4 ohm speakers, thus we had to purchase a new AV unit which could drive our LSi9's. With Peyton's advice we reviewed the possible models, pros & cons, which would drive our Polk speakers. After speaking with Peyton and taking some time to do some online research, we called him back and we ordered the TX-RZ820. We are only running the Polk LSi9's and a Polk Powered sub. We plan to add a center channel in the future. Set-up was simple! Onkyo has done an excellent job of guiding you during the set-up and room calibration of the unit. After taking time to try the various listening modes, we prefer the stereo 2+1 mode. Sound quality is excellent and significantly improved over our previous TX - NR807. It is worth noting the remote on the RZ820 only operates the AVR and will not work with other devices such as your TV (as did the remote for Onkyo TX - NR807 which we replaced). The wireless communication was easy to set up and the time to connect to Pandora and acquire our stations is very quick. The connection to Apple TV works flawlessly and the pass though is a nice feature for when we simply want to review photos from our Mac's on the TV. We listen to FM stations, which are quite a distance away and the reception on the RZ820 is excellent.

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    Dennis from Las Vegas, NV on 5/7/2018

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    Outstanding sound quality with an easy setup and calibration. Greatly enhances the movie watching experience

    Pros: Room filling and well balanced sound

    Cons: When using a second A/V receiver to power Zone 2 speakers, make sure one of the speakers is connected to the center speaker output. Otherwise, the sound will be weak

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    Kelly from Pensacola, FL on 5/5/2018

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    The TX-RZ820 is everything I wanted. Sound quality is top notch. Bi-amping the main speakers really added clarity and depth to the overall sound. I have Klipsch speakers throughout my main entertainment room and I can crank the sound up to 85 without any noticeable distortion. My old Sony rcvr just doesn't compare. All kinds of input/outputs clearly marked and easy to connect. No doubt I will stay with Onkyo in the future. I do wish I could download any firmware updates using WI-FI or connecting to CAT 6 straight from my computer. This receiver was recommended to me by Zach. He knows what he is talking about.

    Pros: Superb sound that vibrates the sofa and most everything else in the room. I use the rcvr to route my HDR movies to my OLED Samsung TV and the picture and sound are incredible.

    Cons: Firmware updates need to be more straight forward. I get a notification that my AVR does not support my Dolby Vision TV. It is a 65" OLED Samsung TV. A 2018 model. I think it should support Dolby Vision.

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    David from The Villages, FL on 5/5/2018

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    I like that there is pass through when the unit is off so my wife doesn't have to turn the receiver on to watch TV. I don't like that to hook up the speakers in a 5.2 configuration I can't get the heavy bass for my subwoofer to quit coming through my center speaker as well as the sub. In overpowers music when I have the receiver on to listen to music.

    Pros: See rebiew

    Cons: See review

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    Crutchfield customer from Wingo, KY on 5/5/2018

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    This unit was easy to install and sounds Great!!!!!!!

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    Tom from Chicago, IL on 5/3/2018

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    Have been very impressed so far... enough customization available, but easy to use.

    Pros: Good app functionality, especially if you use Zone 2 Spotify integration is great Great sound Easy setup Auto-calibration did a great job

    Cons: Very large... deeper than other receivers I've had HDMI out plug is a bit touchy It seems that some things (e.g., ARC on HDMI) can only be set up with the initial setup program vs. individual menu items

    Great sound !!

    Roxanne from Green Bay, WI on 4/29/2018

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    Very happy with receiver, instructions are a little lacking but after a little exploring got everything to my liking.

    Pros: Initial setup is easy.

    Cons: Vague instructions could use more details.

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    Guest from Pleasantville, NY on 4/27/2018

    Buggy piece of garbage. Sucks the life out of the room. Zone 2 ... sometimes. Bluetooth... maybe after powering on and off. Great way to start the mono for a party when nothing comes out. NEVER AGAIN

    Pros: When it works. Great

    Cons: Buggy to the point of I am ripping out of the wall

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    david from Truckee, CA on 4/27/2018

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    I got a bad one, the hdmi output caused static on my tv. but they sent me a new one rite away. thank you Crutchfield, you guys are great as always. update. the new one is hooked up its only been one day and so far is great. clean sound, tons of bass, easy to operate.

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    Jason from Alpine, CA on 4/27/2018

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    Great receiver, easy to set up. I had a Marantz 7005 thats decided to die. I contacted Marantz customer service. The receiver is 7yrs old and HDMI board is known thru out the world for failing and they had no replacement boards. Very disappointed and will never purchase anything from that company again. So now i got the Onyko TX-RZ820 and very happy with it. It was on sale and couldn't pass the deal. The sound is excellent and the 4K picture is slick. I nothing negative to say about it. I am very happy with it.

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    steve from Dallas City, IL on 4/24/2018

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    Good avr but small buttons on face plate

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    byron m from Ocala, FL on 4/21/2018

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    Replaced my Pioneer VSX 9040. Overall pleased. At first I thought the remote could have more features available but I've gotten accustom to it. Sound is great. Programming and hook-up went smoothly. I would recommend it.

    Pros: Read the review.

    Cons: Would have liked a complete owner's manual, though it is available on their website. (printer ink ain't cheap)

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    Crutchfield customer from Hudson, FL on 4/20/2018

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    I was pleasantly impressed by this receiver. This Onkyo replaced my Yamaha advantage. Plenty of hdmi plugs. The power impressed me. Fills 2000 sq ft of listening area. Money well spent!

    Pros: All the bells and whistles that would put a smile on any face.

    Cons: I wish there was a front hdmi.

    Great upgrade

    John from Cumberland, RI on 4/18/2018

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    This is a replacement for a 10 yr old Onkyo SR-805. It's a great upgrade. The sound is fantastic. The set-up was quick and easy, connections were easy to establish. The move up also allowed for some more innovation making it more user friendly. The system auto activates and switches to the input device that was turned on. Great function when dealing with less savvy users. Crutchfield price was actually lower than any other channel searched.

    Pros: Price. Sound is great. East set-up. Throws less heat than older model. One remote control most devices.

    Cons: None yet.

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    Crutchfield customer from Reno, NV on 4/18/2018

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    Sound quality and features are fantastic. The remote is very limited in function, but through use of the Onkyo app, control is extensive. Video HDMI function doesn't appear to upscale, but seems to run smooth.

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    Crutchfield customer from Watertown, SD on 4/16/2018

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    Very happy with this unit. Does all I was looking for.

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    Crutchfield customer from Jamestown, IN on 4/15/2018

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    Awesome amp, great price, fast shipping. Highly recommend

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    Richard from TX on 4/12/2018

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    I've heard of the Onkyo company for many years, but this is my first experience. I have older Thiel 4 ohm speakers and this Onkyo workswell with them. I also like the additional Zones 2 & 3. Luckily I purchased from Crutchfield, because I'm not that technical, so their advisors really came in handy doing my install. I'm looking forward to many years of great sound.

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    Privacy Issue--Insists on Sharing Data With Onkyo

    Tom from Conway, AR on 4/10/2018

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    Won't take "no" for an answer to Onkyo's privacy agreement. This receiver (and apparently all Onkyo receivers...) badgers you into accepting their agreement--showing a "nag" screen every time it's turned on...until you accept. Reading their privacy agreement, they collect IP address and location data. I'm not cool with that. According to multiple reliable sources, the only way to eliminate the nag screen stop is to either a) accept the agreement, or b) disable (i.e., not use) the network capabilities.

    Pros: Decent sound

    Cons: Privacy nightmare.

    Awesome sound

    Crutchfield customer from Franklinton, NC on 4/10/2018

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    Great receiver! Lot's of power, detail, and features. The only thing I would say would be nice is to have the option to assign the powered zone speakers to either zone 2 or 3.

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    Victor from East Islip, NY on 4/10/2018

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    I upgraded from a Harman Kardon AVR 230, and I am very pleased with TX-RZ820. I am running the TX-RZ820 along with an Emotiva A300 power amp (also used with my HK) for my fronts (Infinity Beta 50s), Infinity TSS-SAT4000CHR center, Infinity Entra Point Five surrounds, and a JBL PSW1000 sub. In regards to movies, I can notice additional details and the sound field across the 5 speakers is more seamless. In regards to music, there is a huge improvement. I listened to Pink Floyd The Wall on standard CD (Stereo mode, not a fan of music in surround modes), and what a difference (I also did some tuning with the built-in EQ); mids and mid-bass much more present, and high notes come across smoother and with increased clarity. In addition, HDMI Control "CEC" Input Switching works flawlessly will all of my other devices (Sony Bravia XBR-55HX929 TV, Sony UBP-X800 BDP, Amazon Fire TV stick, Cablevision/Samsung SMT-C5320 HD digital cable box).

    Pros: Sound, features, and price

    Cons: None.

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    Crutchfield customer from Indianapolis, IN on 4/4/2018

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    Love it. Have had 4 other onkyo receivers before this. Still playing with the other features on it. Surround is great.

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    Ken from Pikeville, KY on 4/3/2018

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    This receiver is a monster! I've compared this model to a Yamaha AVENTAGE 1070, Pioneer SC LX502, and a Denon 4400. Driving Polk RTI A7 towers (i wrote a review on here compared to several other speakers). Anyway, the Onkyo sounded the best out of the listed, not only to me, but my fiancé as well. This thing is packed with features! And is the only one out of the typical brands that holds THX certification! The Yamaha would be my second pick. The Yamaha wasn't worth the price. It only has a 450 watt power supply (not good for bi amping. This Onkyo has 650 watt supply. The UI of the Onkyo is simple and to the point! The Yamaha was dated, well, it was just awful. To get to anywhere, you needed to go through sub menu after sub menu and another sub menu.... again, price per performance, nothing will touch this Onkyo. The fact that it's half off MSRP is a no brainer! BTW Onkyo fixed the HDMI boards. That problem is old news that people cannot seem to let go! Don't let people scare you away from Accueq. It does as good of job as YPAO and Audyssee. I've measure and set distances manually and with the auto feature and it's almost spot on.

    Pros: Extremely powerful, super clean sound for music and movies! Large and heavy! Build quality is top notch!

    Cons: None!

    Awesome Onkyo sound

    RUBEN from Miami, FL on 4/1/2018

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    I am extremely satisfied with Onkyo TX-RZ820. It has the awesome Onkyo sound that I've really like. This is my 2nd Onkyo AVR. The first one that I had was Onkyo TX-SR706 which gave a great service for last 10 years. Going for RZ series which is the top most series of Onkyo for the price was a great deal. I was excited when the Onkyo TX-RZ820 arrived. When I connected to my Bose Acoustimass 10 Series it gave me a GREAT SOUND. I am also very happy with Onkyo TX-RZ820 as this has much more features than the Onkyo TX-SR706. Even in the lower volume you can hear the effect. Onkyo has truly made the next generation in this receiver and value to money product.

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    Crutchfield customer from Port Deposit, MD on 4/1/2018

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    Sounds great. Replaced old receiver and kept the same speakers. The difference in sound quality is unbelievable

    Pros: Great sound, great price

    Cons: None at the moment

    Beast of a Reciever

    Gaetano from Plymouth Mtng, PA on 4/1/2018

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    This thing is a beast! Easy to use. And set up was a breeze once you connect to a TV. My basement is almost finished but had to test it out. Sounded great in a pair of jbl control 28 speakers. Plan to have the whole sound system connected in a few weeks.

    Pros: Out of the box, Easy set up, the menus and controls are simple to navigate through.

    Cons: Only tested with a tv and two jbl control 28 speakers. So haven't been able to find any cons yet. Once I get the rest of the sound set up we'll see but I really don't think I'll find anything I will dislike about the unit other than it's size.

    Very Good Sounding Receiver

    James from Salem, OH on 3/29/2018

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    Sounds better than my 5 year old Denon 4520ci receiver that cost much more. Set up was very easy, and I have had zero problems so far. Passes 4k HDR perfectly. I even like the smaller remote better than the HUGE Denon remote. I think not having video upconversion is a plus, less chance of screwing up the video signal. The AKM (AK4458) dac seems at least as good as the 7 Burr Brown dacs that were in the Denon. Maybe simpler is better. The AccuEQ Room correction system works well and is far easier than the Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 speaker calibration system to use. But the main event is how music sounds on Pure Direct, smooth and with very good detail. Overall I am quite pleased with my purchase.

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    Replacement for a Pioneer VSX-52

    John from Long Is City, NY on 3/29/2018

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    I picked this up to replace my pioneer vsx-52 since it needs to go out for repair. I've found it more than serviceable and several pleasant surprises, but a few negatives though they mostly come from my hope to keep identical sound in all modes between the units. Not really possible, I know. So no stars lost for that.

    Pros: - Spotify and bluetooth work well - The addition of Dolby Atmos allowed my Xbox One S to do pass-thru which you can't without - Mobile app makes more in-depth changes easier than the remote, though it's kind of a con that the remote has so few buttons

    Cons: - AutoEQ required a little more tweaking than the Pioneer - CustomEQ as far as I can tell won't let you start from the AutoEQ results - THX Select2 seems to be missing the surround ex mode

    Real Home Theatre Sound. Unbelievable!!!

    Dengeo from Burlington, NJ on 3/27/2018

    Plenty of power, nice options for the price with THS/DTS/Dolby Atmos. I do plan to add an Amp for listening to music and to drive Klipsch speakers. 4k works perfectly as pass through. Highly recommend for this price.

    Pros: Quality for low price, design, easy set up and apps to control.

    Cons: Occasionally when watching DVR input w HDMI outputs cuts out momentarily and is annoying. Never with live TV. Strange, can't figure it out.

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    Patrick from Homosassa, FL on 3/26/2018

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    This receiver is a dream come true. At this price point ( or any) you cannot go wrong. It does everything but serve you fresh coffee in the morning. Quality is fantastic and very easy to set up.Thank you Crutchfield as always a pleasure to do business with.

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    Alan from Torrington, CT on 3/25/2018

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    I was a little reluctant at first I had sony and denon previously, I'm more than happy to make this purchase it has all the features I was looking for

    Pros: It has all the features I was looking for

    Cons: Takes a little studying to get used to

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    Fred from La Mirada, CA on 3/13/2018

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    Extremely clear sound. Only negative is that your review of the product states that this unit upscales to 4k. It does not.

    Pros: Sound quality.

    Cons: No video upscaling.

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    Vitalii from Jessup, MD on 3/10/2018

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    Received it this week, enjoying every moment of it! After a long research, I can say this receiver worth the money! Great product and great people to work with. Thank you!

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    Crutchfield customer from Brentwood, CA on 3/4/2018

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    Only thing missing is analog multichannel input to play sacds.

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    Crutchfield customer from Denham Springs, LA on 2/26/2018

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    Very nice reciver, love all the connectivity.

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    Crutchfield customer from Portland, OR on 12/28/2017

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    Good quality fully loaded options no regrets whatsoever !

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    Albert from St Paul, MN on 12/12/2017

    Excellent receiver will make movies pop and upscale old dvd as well Dolby Atmos is great a must have for audiohaulics. Price is fair

    Pros: Best sounds on Dolby Atmos Great for listening to music as well With so many settings. Upscale old movies and sound as well

    Cons: None

    The Worst. Simply The Worst.

    John from Philadelphia, PA on 11/28/2017

    Do not buy an Onkyo. Ever. Bad HDMI cards in all of their receivers, even the high end ones. They issued a recall (Google Onkyo Recall) and after shipping my receiver back to them it is still a piece of junk. Intermittent sound from ANY HDMI source (i.e. - TV, Movies, Netflix, DVR, AppleTV, BluRay, etc.)

    Pros: None

    Cons: Intermittent HDMI Audio from a supposedly premium receiver. And then a factory recall that did not fix the problem and then rude Onkyo customer service. Goodbye Onkyo.

    A HUGE step up from my analog receiver.

    Robert from South Pittsburg, TN on 10/22/2017

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    Now most of these here, sic, reviews are just some notes so here are a few so far since I have only been using this a bit more than a week. 1. Its much easier to set up than I imagined though I actually did read the online manual beforehand and I had 8 new HDMI cords ready to go. 2. It sounds better than my previous Onkyo from 10 years back AND with all the HDMI inputs I can connect 2 Tivos, Fire TV, 2 game machines and a new Roku Ulitra and my Oppo BDP 95. 3. It has two connectors for subwoofers. I have one now, the other is on the way and let me say, YIKES, dat bass is fine. 4. My new Kef LS50's are so good I am often just speechless. 5. The remote is well thought out and not complicated. 6. Really, the 820 just disappears in the music. Its that good. Downside: A. The speaker wire connectors are LAME. There is a post in the center that just won't let you put 10 AWG speaker wire in. I could barely manage 12 AWG. BUT you can use banana plugs IF you pull the tiny piece of plastic out. Something I do not think is mentioned in the manual. Use good 10 AWG wire and banana plugs. This device deserves your care. B. The manual was poorly written, like a non-English speaking person wrote it then ran it through a translator. It needs work from a professional manual writer. C. Those speaker wire connectors I mentioned are way too close together for anyone with hands that fit into medium gloves or larger. This could easily have been done better for li

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    Features and Specs

    Amplification
    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 130
    THD in Stereo 0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 4 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready Yes
    Bluetooth Built-in
    Apple AirPlay Built in
    Alexa-compatible No
    Google Home-compatible Yes
    Chromecast built-in Yes
    DTS Play-Fi Yes
    App Remote Control Yes
    USB port for iPod/iPhone No
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration AccuEQ/AccuReflex
    HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video Yes
    HDR-compatible HDR10, Dolby Vision, HLG
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    4K Video Upscaling No
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion No
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible No
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 7-15/16
    Depth (inches) 16-3/8
    Weight (pounds) 30.9
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Multi-room HDMI Output Yes
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos Yes
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, ES, 96/24
    DTS:X Yes
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input 1
    Audio-Video Inputs 7
    Audio-only Inputs 1
    Component Video Inputs 2
    Component Video Monitor Outputs None
    Optical Digital Inputs 2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 7
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 2
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1 Rear
    Removable Power Cord IEC 2-prong

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    Audio Section

    RZ Series: Onkyo's premium RZ series AV receivers feature upgraded components, such as a massive transformer and custom capacitors that provide high instantaneous current for lightning-fast transient response and a frequency range that extends down to 5 Hz. Discrete amp circuits prevent phase shifting, clearly focusing the audio image and cutting distortion even at extreme volume levels. The RZ series amplifier delivers a significant boost to the dynamics, detail, and accuracy of music and movie soundtracks for a listening experience that packs a stunning emotional impact. The RZ series is backed by a 3 year parts & labor warranty.

    Dynamic Audio Amplification: The TX-RZ820 AV receiver features Onkyo's Dynamic Audio Amplification with a 7-channel amplifier rated at 130 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20Hz-20kHz, with 0.08%, driving 2 channels). Onkyo's new Dynamic Audio Amplification technology incorporates a Hi-Current, non-phase shift amplifier design with discrete output stage circuitry and a H.C.P.S (High Current Power Supply) capable of driving 4-16 speakers with dynamic control, while producing clear, detailed sound.

    • Hi-Current Amp Design w/ Discrete Output Stage: The unique elements of Onkyo's Dynamic Audio Amplification system comprise high-current, low-impedance architecture with discrete output stage circuitry & custom audio capacitors for instantaneous high-current power and precisely control of your loudspeakers for dynamic, accurate sound.
    • Non-Phase-Shift Amplification Circuitry: Onkyo's Wide Range Amp Technology (WRAT) circuit layout prevents phase shifting by pushing the roll-off point higher than the listening-level frequency. Amplifying sound without phase shift creates an uncommonly well-focused and realistic audio image.
    • H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply): The receiver's High Current Power Supply (H.C.P.S.) transformer features an isolated power supply design and high-capacity filter capacitors to deliver 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.
    • Solid Aluminum Front-Panel: A solid aluminum front-panel aids in the receiver's anti-resonance performance.

    Amplifier Assignment: The 7-channel amplifier can be configured in a variety of ways to match your type of speaker setup.

    • Surround Back (7.1ch): The Onkyo TX-RZ820 provides 7.1ch surround in your main listening area with dedicated Surround Back speakers.
    • Front Bi-Amp (5.1ch): The Surround-Back/Height speaker terminals 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 5.1ch speaker system in the main room (no Surround Back or Front Height speakers)
    • Powered Zone 2 (7.1ch + Zone 2): In this configuration, you can connect Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, and Zone 2 speakers to the AV receiver. When Zone 2 is off, all seven channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the two surround back (or front height) channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2 and the Main Zone will receive only five channels of power.
    • Dolby Atmos (5.1.2ch): The Surround-Back/Front-High speaker terminals are assigned to power a pair of Front-Height, Rear-Height, Overhead Ceiling, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers to create 5.1.2ch Dolby Atmos surround sound. Zone 2 speaker can still be powered by the receiver in the configuration. When Zone 2 is off, all seven channels will be used in the Main Zone for Dolby Atmos. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the Dolby Atmos channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2 and the Main Zone will receive only five channels of power without Dolby Atmos.

    384kHz/32-Bit Hi-Grade DAC: The Onkyo TX-RZ820 utilizes one premium-quality AK4458 digital-to-analog converter from Asahi Kasei for all channels. This 384kHz/32-bit DAC implements unique low-distortion filtering technologies for clear sound, and unlocks the full potential of any audio format, including compressed, lossless, and hi-res audio (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, OggVorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless, DSD 5.6 MHz, LPCM, and Dolby TrueHD).

    • Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (on All Channels): Onkyo developed Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC) to reassemble the signal in its original form-following processing. Unlike conventional filters, VLSC removes pulse noise generated in D/A conversion, allowing the sound wave to be reproduced with extremely high fidelity for a smooth analog signal. The signal's data is converted between sampling points and joined with analog vectors in real time to produce a smooth output wave form. The result is a virtually noiseless, smooth, analog signal that brings out even the most subtle of nuances in music sources.
    • PLL Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology: PLL (Phase Locked Loop) 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.

    Dual 32-Bit DSP Engines: The Onkyo TX-RZ820 AV receiver employs powerful and highly accurate 32-bit DSP (Digital Signal Processor) engines for better surround sound reproduction.

    Compatible Digital Audio Formats: The AV receiver supports the following stereo & multichannel digital audio formats through its HDMI jacks and optical/coax digital inputs.

    Digital Audio Connector Audio Signal Type Audio Signal Format
    HDMI 2Ch Linear PCM 2ch, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    Multichannel Linear PCM 8ch, 32-192kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    DSD 2ch, 2.8 MHz, 1-bit
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24
    High Definition Audio Bitstream Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS:X, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution, DTS Express
    Optical/Coaxial 2Ch Linear PCM 2ch, 32-96kHz, 16/20/24-bit
    Multichannel Linear PCM 6ch, 32-96Hz, 16/20/24-bit
    Bitstream Dolby Digital, DTS, DTS ES, DTS 96/24

    Immersive Surround Sound: The Onkyo TX-RZ820 AV receiver goes beyond regular surround with the latest immersive surround sound formats, including Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround, DTS:X, & DTS Neural:X.

    • Dolby Atmos: With Dolby Atmos, sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill your home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth. The TX-RZ820 has the processing power to run a more enveloping 5.1.2ch Dolby Atmos layout utilizing ceiling mounted or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers (sold separately). A 5.1.2ch speaker configuration is based upon a traditional 5.1 speaker layout complemented by 2 overhead or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
    • Dolby Surround: Dolby Surround offers an enhanced cinema experience to your 2ch or multichannel movie soundtracks using your existing 5.1ch, 7.1ch or Dolby Atmos speaker setup. Dolby Surround enhances audio definition by improving the spatial dimension and overall audio definition of movie soundtracks. It does this by using four distinct surround zones that provide greater control over the exact placement of each detail in a movie sound track, so audio can be matched more accurately to the video on screen; this means more depth and greater realism for your movies. As a result, individual sounds are clearer and more distinct. It also improves the surround sound experience across the entire theater by widening the listening "sweet spot".
    • DTS:X: DTS:X will be enabled through an online firmware update coming later this year. DTS:X is the next generation object-based, multi-dimensional audio technology from DTS. Unbound from channels, DTS:X conveys the fluid movement of sound to create an incredibly rich, realistic and immersive soundscape - in front of, behind, beside and above the audience - more accurately than ever before. DTS:X offers the ability to automatically adapt the audio to the speaker layout that best fits your space.
    • DTS Neural:X: DTS Neural:X will be enabled through an online firmware update coming later this year. DTS:X incorporates Neural:X, the latest spatial remapping technology from DTS, which provides a fully immersive output for all types of source content; this includes DTS bitstreams and non-encoded (PCM) data. Neural:X delivers a thrilling sense of immersive sound to your speaker layout regardless of the original source format.

    THX Certified Select: THX Certified Select guarantees the same high-volume sound you experience at a commercial theater in your home. To gain certification, amplifiers must pass the industry's most severe bench-tests covering every aspect of audio performance to satisfy THX requirements. THX Certified Select is suitable for medium sized rooms, up to 2,000 cubic feet in size, with a 10-12 foot viewing distance from the screen. THX delivers superior sound quality for movie, music, and gaming soundtracks.

    • What Is Tested:
      • Power Output: Power output is tested to ensure the receiver accurately plays source material at THX Reference Level in every input and mode and at every sampling rate for all possible playback combinations selected by the listener.
      • Bass Management: THX requires an 80Hz crossover point in the receiver's setup menu to ensure proper bass
        management. This setting confirms that the subwoofer handles low frequencies, freeing up the loudspeakers to handle mids and highs.
      • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: THX tests the signal-to-noise ratio to ensure the AV receiver is designed to have low noise
        performance with very little to no audible hiss from the speakers.
    • Advanced Features:
      • RE-EQ: Many movie soundtracks are mixed in studios for playback in large cinema auditoriums with an array of speakers. When played on home systems, they may appear abrasive and edgy. Re-EQ establishes a more accurate tonal balance when enjoying movies in your home.
      • Timbre Matching: Your ears hear different tonal qualities in sounds coming from different directions. Timbre Matching restores the frequency balance between your front and surround speakers ensuring seamless and smooth panning between the front to back of the room.
      • Boundary Gain Compensation (BGC): Sitting near a wall may result in distorted bass response. BGC corrects the way low frequency sound is perceived when seated near a wall. This results in a more accurate bass response.
      • THX Loudness Plus: THX Loudness Plus is a volume control technology that automatically adjusts the front-to-back speaker
        level relationship as you turn the volume down. With THX Loudness Plus home theater audiences can now experience surround sound at any volume level.
    • Listening Modes:
      • THX Cinema: Recreates the ambiance of the movie theater by positioning the 5.1, 7.1and immersive mixes to submerse you in the movie's soundtrack.
      • THX Game: Distributes the sound effects and dialogue generated by the game engine by placing the audio from a 5.1, 7.1 or immersive mix to the appropriate "action" location - creating 360-degree gaming experience.
      • THX Music: Emulates the original studio environment for the 5.1, 7.1 or immersive mix for an accurate and increased sense of spaciousness and localization - placing you directly in the recording session.
      • THX Surround EX: Decodes the third surround channel from the traditional two surround channels to create a more immersive entertainment experience.

      Note: THX Select is previously known as Select2.

    Onkyo Original DSP Modes: Onkyo's Original DSP Modes, combined with Dolby Digital & DTS 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 following:

    • Orchestra: Suitable for classical or operatic music. This mode emphasizes the surround channels in order to widen the sound image, and simulates the natural reverberation of a large hall.
    • Studio-Mix: Suitable for rock or pop music. Listening to music in this mode creates a lively sound field with a powerful acoustic image, like being at a club or rock concert.
    • TV Logic: Suitable for TV shows produced in a TV studio. This mode enhances the surround effects to the entire sound to give clarity to voices and create a realistic acoustic image.
    • Unplugged: Suitable for acoustic instruments, vocals and jazz. This mode emphasizes the front stereo image, giving the impression of being right in front of the stage.
    • Multichannel (Multich)/Game:   Multichannel mode is suitable for playing sources recorded in multichannel PCM. The receiver also offers four different Gaming modes - RPG, Action, Rock, and Sports.
    • Stereo/All Channel Stereo (AllCh Stereo): In Stereo mode, sound is output from the front left and right speakers and subwoofer. In All Channel Stereo Mode, stereo sound is output from all speakers - ideal for background music.
    • Mono/Full Mono: In Mono mode, when the input signal is analog or PCM, the left and right front speakers output the sound in monaural. In Full Mono mode, all speakers output the same sound in mono, so the sound you hear is the same regardless of where you are within the listening room.
    • Theater-Dimensional (T-D): In this mode, you can enjoy a virtual playback of multichannel surround sound even with only two or three speakers. This works by controlling how sounds reach the listener's left and right ears

    Audiophile Listening Modes: The Onkyo TX-RZ820 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.

    AccuEQ w/ AccuReflex: AccuEQ conducts two measurements: (1) it measures and sets the distance, sound pressure level and crossover of your speakers and subwoofer to ensure all channels are treated equally (2) it evaluates your room's sonic characteristics and adjusts your speaker's frequency response to prevent standing waves from forming. AccuEQ incorporates AccuReflex technology to align the phase of upfiring "height" speakers with the sound coming directly from your other speakers. Any delay is resolved so that everything arrives at your ears at the same time. The result is cohesive reproduction of object-based soundtracks. You can save up to 3 AccuEQ presets. The included microphone plugs into the front-panel of the receiver.

    Note: You can choose to bypass the AccuEQ for your front speakers or all speakers, and manually set the distance, crossover, EQ, and level of each speaker.

    Audio Enhancements: The Onkyo TX-RZ820 receiver provides various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every time.

    • 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, analog input signals, and Bluetooth audio.
    • 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 software package.

    Bass Management: The Onkyo AV receiver offers Tone Control, Phase Matching Bass technology, and a Double Bass feature to get the most bass impact out of your system.

    • Tone Controls: You can independently adjust the Bass (90Hz) and Treble (7.5kHz) of the receiver's Front L/R channels from -10 to +10 dB. The receiver also provides independent Bass and Treble control for Zone 2.
    • 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 volume settings.

    • 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 (disabled).
    • 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.
    • Mute Level: Set the volume lowered from the listening volume when "Mute" is selected. Choose from 0, -40dB, or -20 dB.
    • 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.

    Analog Audio Outputs: The Onkyo TX-RZ820 is outfitted with the following analog audio outputs.

    • Binding-Post Speaker Terminals: There are binding-post terminals for all speaker connections - Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back/Height, and Zone 2. The binding post terminals will accept bare-wire, pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single only). Use 4- to 16-ohm speakers.
    • 7.2ch Pre-Outs: The Onkyo TX-RZ820 features 7.2ch pre-outs (Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back/Height, and Dual Subwoofer) for connection of an external power amplifier. The pre-outs are variable. The dual sub outputs are wired in parallel and share the same input signal (they are not discrete).
    • Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.

    Phono Input: The Onkyo AV receiver is fitted with a Phono (MM) input and ground terminal for connection of a turntable, so you can enjoy listening to your vinyl records.

    Video Features

    HDMI 2.0a: The Onkyo TX-RZ820 has seven HDMI 2.0a inputs (6 rear/1 front) and dual HDMI 2.0a outputs. Thanks to the latest HDMI 2.0a specification, the receiver can support 4K/60 Hz Ultra-HD video, HDCP 2.2 compatibility, 4:4:4 color sub-sampling, High Dynamic Range (HDR), and BT.2020 Wide Color Gamut.

    • 4K/60Hz: The TX-RZ820 supports up to 4K (3840x2160 pixels) video @ 60 frames per second on all of its HDMI inputs and outputs. It will also pass a 480p, 820p, 1080i, or 1080p video signals via HDMI (not compatible with 480i video signals).
    • HDCP 2.2: The receivers HDMI inputs and HDMI outputs support HDCP 2.2, which fully complies with the latest copyright protection standard for 4K video transmission.
    • 4:4:4 Color Subsampling: The receiver's HDMI inputs and HDMI monitor output support RGB, YCbCr 4:4:4, YCbCr 4:2:2, and YCbCr 4:2:0 color subsampling (@ 60Hz or 50Hz). With 4:4:4 color subsampling, luminance (brightness) and chroma (color) are sampled at the same rate; resulting in an RGB color palette as big as the video sampling rate for a video image with more colors, plus greater color accuracy and detail. HDMI inputs 4-8 only support 4K 60/50Hz @ YCbCr 4:2:0.
    • Wide Color Gamut (BT.2020): The BT.2020 color standard delivers a much wider color gamut and represents about 75% of the total visual color spectrum, while the current Rec. 709 color standard selected as the color space for HDTVs and early generation 4K Ultra HDTVs covers only 35% of the total visual color spectrum.
    Note: Use a premium high-speed 18Gbps HDMI cable for the best 4K/HDR performance.

    HDR (High Dynamic Range): HDR (High Dynamic Range) video provides enhanced picture quality by simultaneously enabling greater detail for both the dark and bright parts of an image. HDR reproduces a greater dynamic range of luminosity or brightness levels, creating greater contrast. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. This receiver supports three HDR formats - HDR 10, HLG, & Dolby Vision.

    • HDR 10: HDR 10 is an open standard and currently the most popular HDR format on the market. It supports 10-bit color and 1,000 nits. It uses static metadata at the start of a movie to tell the receiver and your TV that the video content is encoded using HDR.
    • HLG: HLG (Hybrid-Log Gamma) is primarily designed for live video feed and over-the-air broadcasts. It uses no pre-encoded metadata and is backwards compatible with SDR. HLG's native compatibility allows much of today's existing SDR infrastructure to be re-used for HDR in the future.
    • Dolby Vision: Unlike HDR 10 which contains static metadata and HLG which uses no metadata, Dolby Vision utilizes dynamic metadata which adjusts brightness, color, and contrast automatically for each scene. Dynamic metadata carries information that maps every image to your TV's display capabilities, so you see more of what the content creator intended. Dolby Vision supports 12-bit color and 10,000 nits.

    Dual HDMI Outputs: The dual HDMI outputs can simultaneously output the same audio/video signal to two TVs, or you can assign the second HDMI output to Zone 2 to display a different HDMI source (1-3 input) in another room (video is output at the resolution supported by both TVs).

    Analog Video-to-HDMI Conversion: Analog composite and component video signals (480i only) input to the receiver will be converted to HDMI signals and then output from the receiver via its main HDMI monitor output to your TV. The resolution remains the same and is not upscaled.

    Other HDMI Features: The TX-RZ820 AV receiver's HDMI connectivity also offers 3D video pass-through, ARC (Audio Return Channel), Deep Color & x.v. Color support, as well as an auto LipSync function.

    • 3D-Ready: All HDMI jacks 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.
    • ARC (Audio Return Channel): The receiver's main HDMI output features 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.
    • Deep Color & x.v.Color Support: The AV 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 picture
    • Auto Lip-Sync: The Lip-Sync function can automatically synchronize HDMI audio and video (for any HDMI jack) 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. You can also manually correct the audio delay from 0 (no delay) to 400 milliseconds; in 10 millisecond steps.

    HDMI Through: When enabling the HDMI Through function, regardless of whether the AV receiver is "O" or in "Standby", both audio/video streams from an HDMI input will be output to your television, via the receiver HDMI monitor output. You can select between three HDMI Through modes.

    • Auto: Detects the signal and automatically selects the input sources.
    • Source: Selects the HDMI input source 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 "standby" mode.

    Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features two composite video inputs and two component video inputs which support 480i video signals only. All analog video input signals are converted to digital and sent via HDMI to your TV at 480i (no upscaling). The component video input is not capable of high-definition video.

    Video Select: It is possible to play audio and video from different sources. For example, you can play audio via Bluetooth and video from your BD/DVD player. This function is only effective when an input with audio only (Network, Bluetooth, or Tuner) has been selected initially.

    Network & Tuner Functions

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Onkyo TX-RZ820 AV receiver supports a wired Ethernet (RJ-45) or wireless WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4/5GHz) 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 music 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; 2.4/5GHz). Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.
    Note: Network setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. The receiver's network setup cannot be accessed through its front-panel display.

    DLNA Certified: Because the TX-RZ820 is DLNA (ver.15) certified, you can play back music files stored on your Windows  PC (w/ Windows Media Player 11 or 12) or a DLNA compliant media server through the stereo receiver. You can control basic playback functions of your music library from the included remote control and receiver's on-screen menu; such as Folder/File Select, Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. Compatible music files include -

    • Hi-Res Music Files: AIFF (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), FLAC (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), WAV (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), DSD (1-bit; 2.8/5.6MHz)
    • Lossless: ALAC (16/24-bit; 44.1-96kHz)
    • Low-Res Music Files: MP3 (8-320kbps; 44.1-48kHz), WMA (5-320kbps; 44.1-48kHz), AAC (8-320kbps; 44.1-96kHz)

    Built-in Online Music Services: The Onkyo TX-RZ820 offers several built-in internet radio & online music services through its wired or wireless network connection.

    • TuneIn: With more than 100,000 radio stations and 2 million on-demand programs registered, TuneIn is a service where you can enjoy music, sports and news from all over the world.
    • Amazon Music (available firmware update): Amazon Music is an on-demand music streaming service that offers access to tens of millions of songs. The Amazon Music service requires that you have an Amazon Prime account or Amazon Music Unlimited account.
    • Pandora: Pandora is a 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.
    • Tidal: Tidal is a global streaming service that offers over 30 million songs in high-fidelity CD sound quality. Tidal has two pricing tiers; either $9.99 or $19.99 a month. Both pricing levels allow you to access Tidal's entire music library. The $19.99 tier has the added benefit of high-fidelity sound at CD-level quality.
    • Deezer: Deezer is an online music service offering over 43 million tracks starting at $9.99 a month. Discover the perfect playlist or make your own, as well as browse curated collections by genre.

    Spotify Connect: The integration of Spotify Connect will enable Spotify Premium users to instantly select and wirelessly stream music to the Onkyo AV receiver from within the Spotify app (Apple iOS or Android). Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists.

    Chromecast Built-In (Firmware Update Available): Chromecast built-in lets you instantly stream a variety of music apps from your Apple (iOS 7.0+) or Android (OS 2.3+) mobile device to the Onkyo stereo receiver. Chromecast built-in works over WiFi and allows you to connect more than one device at a time to the receiver, as well as control what's playing from anywhere in the house with your compatible mobile device.

    • Supported Content: Chromecast built-in offers Internet Radio apps like TuneIn & iHeart Radio; plus online music service apps like Pandora, Spotify (requires Premium subscription), Tidal, Google Play Music, and more.  Click here for a complete list of compatible apps. You can even wirelessly stream exactly what's playing on your Android phone or tablet through the Onkyo receiver. Or, if you're on your laptop or computer, you can also cast any music streaming website through the Chrome browser.
    • Simple-to-Use: Simply tap the Cast button from a Chromecast Built-in compatible music app to start streaming to the Onkyo receiver. You can search, browse, play, skip, and turn up the volume directly from the music apps you know and love on your compatible phone, tablet or laptop. While you cast your music, you can still use your phone to answer a phone call, play a game, send a text, and even leave the room, all without interrupting what's playing on the receiver's speaker system.
    Note: Make sure the TX-RZ820 has the latest firmware/software update installed.

    AirPlay Compatible: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+) library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the AV receiver, over your home's wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to stream stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on your iCloud to the AV receiver. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored iTunes music library on your computer to the AV receiver; you can even download Apple's free Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control playback functions of the music stored in your iTunes music library on your computer that is being streamed to the AV receiver. With AirPlay you also get to see song/artist information and album art via the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI).

    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.

    Bluetooth & USB Integration

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Onkyo TX-RZ820 features built-in Bluetooth (version 4.1+LE) with support for profiles A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.3. You'll be able to wirelessly stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows Phone/PC, & Mac laptop/computer, as well as other Bluetooth compatible devices to the Onkyo receiver.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the TX-RZ820 offers support of AAC.  By supporting AAC, the receiver offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Playback Control: You can use the receiver's IR remote control to operate basic playback functions, like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track. Advanced music browsing will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable device.
    • Song/Artist Information: The receiver will display song/artist information on its front-panel LCD and through its on-screen on your HDMI-connected TV. Album Art is not supported.
    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.

    USB Mass Storage Class: This AV receiver is equipped with a rear-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files from a USB mass storage class memory device, such as USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. The unit will recognize USB MSC devices formatted in FAT16 or FAT32 with up to 20,000 music files.  You can control basic playback functions of your music library from the included remote control and receiver's on-screen menu; such as Folder/File Select, Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, 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 (5V/1A); even in standby mode. Compatible music files include -

    • Hi-Res Music Files: AIFF (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), ALAC (16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), FLAC (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), WAV (8/16/24-bit; 44.1-192kHz), DSD (1-bit; 2.8/5.6MHz)
    • Low-Res Music Files: MP3 (8-320kbps; 44.1-48kHz), WMA (5-320kbps; 44.1-48kHz), AAC (8-320kbps; 44.1-96kHz)
    Notes: 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/iPad and Android devices are not supported via USB.

    Multiroom Playback

    HDMI Zone 2: The Onkyo TX-RZ820 AV receiver provides a Zone 2 HDMI output, so two different HDMI audio/video feeds can be sent to two different displays at the same time directly from the receiver (HDMI 1-3 connected input sources only). HDMI Zone 2 will output up to 4K video and 2-channel audio for the HDMI input source selected. Video will be output at the highest resolution supported by both TVs. If you have the same HDMI source playing back in the main room and Zone 2, then the main room is also limited to 2ch PCM audio.

    • Compatible Sources: HDMI 1-3 connected input sources only (up to 4K/2ch PCM).
    • Incompatible Sources: Tuner, Analog, USB, Bluetooth, Network, and Optical/Coaxial Digital audio sources; plus analog video sources and HDMI 4-7 inputs.

    Zone 2 (Audio Only): In addition to the main listening room, you can also enjoy audio playback from a different source in another room of your home using the receiver's Zone 2 function. The receiver features Zone 2 line-outputs, as well as Zone 2 (A/B) speaker outputs. You can play the same audio source in both Zones (Main & Zone 2) or play a different audio source in each zone.  Zone 2 is compatible with analog, digital, and wireless audio sources - see below for details.

    • Line-Level or Speaker-Level:
      • Line-Level Outputs: By using the line-level outputs on the TX-RZ820 you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in a second room, allowing you to listen to 7.1ch surround in the main room and play a different audio source in another room of your home. The volume of Zone 2 will be controlled from the TX-RZ820 or your add-on integrated amplifier/receiver.
      • A/B Speaker Level Outputs: The receiver features Zone 2 speaker A/B outputs. By using theses speaker-level outputs on the TX-RZ820, you can directly connect up to two pair of speakers in another room of your home, allowing you to listen to 5.1ch surround sound in your main room and play a different audio source in the other room. It is able to do this by reassigning the receiver's Surround Back amplifier channels to power the Zone 2 A/B speakers. Zone 2A & Zone 2B will play the same audio source at the same volume level. When connecting both Zone 2A and Zone 2B speaker, your speakers should have a minimum of an 8Ω to 16Ω impedance. The volume of Zone 2 is controlled from the receiver.
    • Source Compatibility:
      • Compatible Sources: AM/FM tuner, HDMI Audio 1-3 (2ch PCM only), Analog & Optical/Coax Digital (2ch PCM only) inputs, USB & Bluetooth Audio, Network (including DLNA, AirPlay, built-in music apps, & Chromecast Built-in) can be played back in Zone 2.
      • Incompatible Sources: HDMI Audio (4-7), as well as HDMI video and analog video inputs cannot be output to Zone 2. DSD audio files cannot be played back in Zone 2.
    Notes:
    • As for Network, USB, and Bluetooth sources; you cannot select different inputs for the main room and Zone 2. For example, if a Network source has been selected in the main room and then Bluetooth is selected as a playback source in Zone 2, the input in the main room will also change to the Bluetooth source.
    • When listening to AM/FM radio, you cannot select different stations for the main room and Zone 2.

    Zone 3 (Audio Only) Line-Level Outputs: Zone 3 allows playback of a separate 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 either 5.2ch or 7.2ch playback in your main room). The volume of Zone 3 can be controlled from the TX-RZ820 receiver or your add-on integrated amp.

    • Compatible Sources: AM/FM tuner, Analog inputs, USB & Bluetooth Audio, Network (including DLNA, AirPlay, built-in music apps, & Chromecast Built-in) can be played back in Zone 3.
    • Incompatible Sources: Optical/coaxial digital audio sources, HDMI sources, and any video source cannot be played back in Zone 3.
    Notes:
    • As for Network, USB, and Bluetooth sources; you cannot select different inputs for the main room and Zone 3. For example, if a Network source has been selected in the main room and then Bluetooth is selected as a playback source in Zone 3, the input in the main room will also change to the Bluetooth source.
    • When listening to AM/FM radio, you cannot select different stations for the main room and Zone 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, All Stereo playback is selected for the Main Zone and Stereo playback for the other two Zones. The Main Zone, Zone 2, and Zone 3 will all have independent volume control.

    Note: Whole House Mode cannot be used if headphones are connected or audio is output from the speakers of the TV.

    Google Home Multiroom: Using the Google Home app for Apple iOS 8.0+ and Android OS 4.0.3+, you can sync multiple speakers with Chromecast built-in in multiple rooms of your home to play the same song from a Chromecast built-in music app throughout your house at the same time. Friends and family can even use their own Chromecast compatible phone or tablet to cast music to your system by connecting to your home's WiFi network.

    DTS Play-Fi (Firmware Update Available)): DTS Play-Fi combines DTS and WiFi to wirelessly stream high quality audio through out your home using the Play-Fi app for Apple iOS 8.0+, Android OS 4.0+, & Windows 7 PC or later. Supported music formats up to 24-bit/192kHz (including MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV) are wirelessly streamed to the receiver at up to 24-bit/96kHz (Critical Listening Mode) or to multiple DTS Play-Fi players up to 16-bit/48kHz (CD quality sound). You can connect multiple DTS Play-Fi products together from different brands and manufacturers on the same home network to create a whole-home streaming experience. Play the same source in every room or a different song in each room. Due to the bandwidth limitations of most wireless networks, no more than 16 wireless DTS Play-Fi products on a single WiFi network at one given time is recommended. DTS Play-Fi has a range of up to 100' from your wireless router. Compatible sources include -

    • Source Devices: DTS Play-Fi provides you with the ability to stream your music wirelessly in high-quality lossless audio from Apple iOS & Android devices, Windows laptops & desktop computers, as well as DLNA-servers on your existing home WiFi network to the Onkyo receiver. Up to eight separate wireless source devices, each with its own source, are supported simultaneously and any wireless source device can stream to eight DTS Play-Fi playback devices.
    • Online Music Services: DTS Play-Fi enables wireless audio streaming from the world's most popular music services & internet radio, including - Pandora, Spotify Connect, SiriusXM, TIDAL, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Napster, & more.
    Note: All DTS Play-Fi enabled products work seamlessly together, so there's no hassle adding more components, or choosing more than one audio brand like Klipsch, Martin Logan, Definitive Technology, Polk Audio, Phorus, Wren, etc..) in your home.

    FireConnect MultiRoom Audio (Firmware Update Available): FireConnect powered by Blackfire mirrors network audio sources and any external analog source playing through the receiver (from streaming audio to vinyl) on optional FireConnect/Blackfire wireless speakers (such as the Onkyo NCP-302, sold separately). Sampling rates up to 48 kHz are supported. FireConnect powered by Blackfire is stable, fast, and easy to control with Onkyo's Controller app for Apple iOS and Android.

    Note: Make sure the Onkyo receiver has the latest firmware/software update installed. Onkyo cannot guarantee the compatibility with other devices featuring FireConnect or Blackfire.

    Remote & App Control

    Onkyo Controller App: The Onkyo Controller app (for Apple iOS 8.0+ & Android OS 4.0.3) features an intuitive, user-friendly interface that allows you to conveniently operate the Onkyo receiver from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. This app not only has the usual remote control functions, it also has a multiroom functionality for Zone 2 and Zone 3.

    • Remote Control: You can operate general control functions (play/stop, control the volume, select the input source, etc.) from your compatible smartphone or tablet.
    • Source Device Playback: Operation of connected products (like a Blu-Ray player or TV) that are connected to the receiver via HDMI.
    • Streaming Audio: Lets you play audio from built-in music streaming services (such as Pandora, Spotify, TIDAL), the music library on your Apple iOS or Android device, and your Windows PC or other DLNA-compatible server.  You can also access music from Bluetooth and USB source devices.
    • Multiroom Audio: Provides control over Zone 2 and Zone 3 for wireless multiroom audio (such as FireConnect by Blackfire).

    Google Home Voice Commands: With the Google Home voice-activated speaker (8064658762, sold separately) and the Google Home App (for Apple iOS 8.0+ or Android OS 4.2+), you can use your voice to control select functions of the Onkyo AV receiver. With a simple voice command, you can play music from Chromecast compatible music services by artist, song, genre, album, playlist, mood or activity. You can also turn up the volume, skip to the next track, or stop the music - all without lifting a finger.

    IR Remote: The receiver comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of this receiver and other HDMI-connected sources (via HDMI CEC).

    HDMI Control: This function allows HDMI-CEC compatible components or RIHD-compatible components connected via HDMI to be controlled with the TX-RZ820. The AV receiver offers the following HDMI-CEC 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 the TV.
    • Operations such as volume adjustment or similar for the AV receiver can be performed from the remote controller of the TV.

    Control & Custom Integration: The TX-RZ820 includes system integration connectivity such as RS232 with support for 2-way communication with 3rd party home automation systems. An infrared (IR) input allows pass-through of IR signals to control other devices connected to the TX-RZ820, such as a TV or Blu-ray player. The 12 volt trigger can be used to raise/lower a projection screen, power on/off an external amplifier or open/close the drapes with the touch of a button.

    Web Control: When connected to your home's wired or wireless network, you can setup the Onkyo AV receiver with the web control screen displayed in your PC's web browser. 

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen Menu w/ Setup Assistance (HDMI only): 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 initial setup assistant takes you step-by-step through speaker configuration, source connection, remote programming, and network connection.

    Note: Initial setup requires that the receiver be connected to your TV via HDMI for display of the on-screen menu. Many of the receiver's setup functions can only be found via the on-screen menu and not the front-panel display.

    Gapless Playback: Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard. Compatible with WAV, FLAC, and ALAC music files via USB.

    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 AM/FM, Network, USB, and Bluetooth input selectors.

    Display Dimmer: The front-panel display brightness has three settings - Dim, Dimmer, and Normal.

    Timers: The receiver features a programmable Auto Standby function & programmable Sleep Timer.

    • Auto Standby: The AV receiver will automatically go into Standby mode, if there is no operation for 20 minutes with no audio/video signal input.
    • Sleep Timer: From the remote, you can set the unit to automatically turn off after 30, 60, or 90 minutes.

    Firmware Updates: Future firmware updates are available from the Onkyo website through the receiver's Network or USB connection. Visit Onkyo's online Download Center for the latest firmware updates.

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    Why did you buy this?

    Best value in a Home Theater Receiver. Right set of features, Onkyo brand reputation (I'm a repeat Onkyo customer), right price. I buy repeatedly from Crutchfield because they stand behind the product, the website gives me everything I need to make a thoroughly informed decision, and their tech support is the best in the industry. [ Dawn  Dec 11, 2018 ]
    A friend of mine who has one and listens to it and is delighted. [ Carlos  Dec 06, 2018 ]
    reviews indicated mid-range price, great sound, expandable, compatible with older and current components. [ Cynthia  Dec 03, 2018 ]
    Good looking receiver at a great price. [ James  Dec 01, 2018 ]
    customer of onkyo av receivers for 10 years. this is my fourth onkyo av. choose the av for the watts I get for my money. essentially the same as the rz 830 but half the price. wanted to update my present onkyo av. [ LARRY J  Nov 27, 2018 ]
    Review on HelpToChoose dot com and some research online. [ Sergei  Nov 23, 2018 ]
    I really like Onkyo receivers and this was priced right. [ DARRIN  Nov 23, 2018 ]
    One of the few receivers I have found that has digital output to Zone 2. [ WILLIAM R  Nov 23, 2018 ]
    Because it's a powerhouse, with great processing, at an extremely competitive price point. [ Zachary  Nov 19, 2018 ]
    Evaluating replacing my 9 year old Onyko with an upgraded unit that supports my new 4K TV set. Called and spoke with Dee who was very helpful and helped me decide to get the 820 over the 620 unit. [ Raymond  Nov 19, 2018 ]
    pre-amp out and had other onkyo receivers [ D  Nov 18, 2018 ]
    Excellent product. One specific outlet called this the best overall value for the price in 2018 AVRs [ Philip  Nov 13, 2018 ]
    Onkyo HT-R990 Died. [ Tarini  Nov 12, 2018 ]
    Half price sale with 60 money back guarantee. Overall quality. [ TIMOTHY J  Oct 28, 2018 ]
    Fit my needs for a receiver and the price was excellent. [ Gerald  Oct 27, 2018 ]
    This unit has more power for the money and i had an Onkyo before no problems in 10 years [ Barry  Oct 20, 2018 ]
    Repeat customer [ Patrick  Oct 19, 2018 ]
    Great value, dolby vision and power for the price [ J  Oct 13, 2018 ]
    Multi zone capabilities. [ Jeff  Oct 09, 2018 ]
    THX, power of unit replacing 16 yr. old Onkyo that has been a tank [ James  Sep 28, 2018 ]
    called in for advice and Doug really helped me out. Can't wait till it arrives! [ steven  Sep 27, 2018 ]
    product reviews and i have owned onkyo products before [ Sean  Sep 24, 2018 ]
    because of the good reviews it received [ michael  Sep 24, 2018 ]
    Good price on year old model, plus eligible for Onkyo Loss of audio/network rebate. $150 [ Robert  Sep 23, 2018 ]
    Good specs for a multi HDMI output receiver and cost was great. My other onkyo died after 4 years (which outlasted the previous Denon), hopefully this one will do better. [ T  Sep 22, 2018 ]
    Crutchfield recommendations by Lorie and Adam [ Robert  Sep 21, 2018 ]
    Price and had everything I was interested in. [ phillip  Sep 16, 2018 ]
    Multi Zone powered outputs, excellent price and top notch technical assistance from Chad [ Michael  Sep 14, 2018 ]
    Better functionality than the Denon I first purchased. [ Harold  Sep 08, 2018 ]
    For the quality, the capabilities, and the power at a perfect price point range for 7.x channel systems [ Scott  Sep 06, 2018 ]
    to replace my tx-nr809 which is not 4k compliant [ Slava  Sep 04, 2018 ]
    I've needed a new receiver. [ R  Sep 03, 2018 ]
    Value: great sale price; Watts per channel; Internet and Bluetooth connectivity; Smartphone app control. [ ALAN  Sep 03, 2018 ]
    Great Price! I compared this to the new TX-RZ830 at $1,299 and other than the 2 extra channels, there was not much difference for me. [ Glenn  Sep 03, 2018 ]
    Price and features. I needed a new receiver for my Theater room after my Denon receiver would not send video to my projector anymore. [ Kris  Sep 01, 2018 ]
    after looking at a lot of products this Onkyo seemed to be the best value. I have purchased Onkyo in the past and its still working great. [ Michael  Aug 27, 2018 ]
    Discounted Price. THX Certified Receiver with 130 watts amplification. Previous Onkyo Owner. Last Unit lasted for about 10 years before we needed to move to HDMI. [ Clinton  Aug 25, 2018 ]
    Dual independent audio zones. Phono Input Built-in Chrome Cast [ Ricardo  Aug 23, 2018 ]
    Heard great things about this receiver [ CLAYTON  Aug 22, 2018 ]
    Past history with this product [ David  Aug 21, 2018 ]
    ADAMS RECOMENDATION [ MARK  Aug 20, 2018 ]
    The ARC and CEC functions on my TX-NR626, which I purchased in 2013, suddenly failed. Based on my conversation with Peyton, I decided to order this newer model. [ Daniel  Aug 20, 2018 ]
    Advisor Q was very helpful and a good experience. [ ROBERT P  Aug 20, 2018 ]
    Seems to be the best bang for the buck! Currently a Denon user but thought I would go a different route [ Michael  Aug 16, 2018 ]
    I love this receiver so much, I'm buying a second unit for another room in my house. The first unit powers the basement and outdoor patio (zone 2). This unit will power the great room. The sound quality is just awesome, and the Mobile app is so convenient that I had to replace the existing receiver. [ Paul  Aug 11, 2018 ]
    Reputation and price. [ Warf  Aug 08, 2018 ]
    With the help of Brad, this should power my 7.2 surround sound system with KEF speakers much better than my Sony DH770. [ Robert  Aug 06, 2018 ]
    With the second HDMI and audio out, I can run the audio and video to my kitchen or patio. [ Paul  Aug 02, 2018 ]
    brand [ RICHARD  Jul 30, 2018 ]
    Have an old Onkyo, read the reviews and felt it's time to upgrade. [ Miguel  Jul 29, 2018 ]
    After doing research, this receiver to me had the best performance and options under $800. I actually narrowed it down between this AVR and the Sony STR-DN1080. They both have all the new bells and whistles like HDR10, upscaling, Atmos and DTS:X to name a few. I went with the Onkyo mainly due to power. The Sony has 165 watts per channel at 6 ohms, but at 8 ohms its more like 100-110. I have Klipsch speakers where the two floors are 260F's that run at 125 watts / 8ohms. [ Joseph  Jul 27, 2018 ]
    Features and performance [ TOD W  Jul 26, 2018 ]
    130 watts per channel for the price. [ F  Jul 25, 2018 ]
    Bought some 4 ohms speakers the other day an wanted a 4ohms receiver to get the best out of my sound [ Rahsaan  Jul 24, 2018 ]
    Price and features. Previous Onkyo owner. [ Kurt  Jul 23, 2018 ]
    Very reasonably priced and 7.2 channels are all I need. [ KIM  Jul 22, 2018 ]
    Price & free shipping [ Jodie  Jul 22, 2018 ]
    Best vale of price and options. [ Reginald  Jul 21, 2018 ]
    Ryan helped [ Raju  Jul 20, 2018 ]
    I was impressed with all the features of this unit and at the price point you can't beat it. [ Christopher  Jul 17, 2018 ]
    Always had Onkyo and Love their Receivers. [ Hector  Jul 16, 2018 ]
    value and price [ F  Jul 13, 2018 ]
    upgrading system to 4k [ daniel  Jul 12, 2018 ]
    It had all the features I was looking fro in a new Atmos style receiver and being on sale I thought it was a god deal. [ Mark  Jul 12, 2018 ]
    Based on the reviews, features, and cost this seemed like a good choice for my needs. [ S  Jul 12, 2018 ]
    Features, Power, and Warranty. [ jeffrey  Jul 12, 2018 ]
    Salesman Advice [ Scott  Jul 11, 2018 ]
    digital/optical inputs can be routed to zone 2. [ Gregory  Jul 11, 2018 ]
    Awesome deal! Couldn't pass it up. I have an older TX-NR616 that had a bad chip. Onkyo has a trade in program that rebates me 200clams so I jumped all over this deal! Ii only last to the end of 2018. If you have a bad Onkyo receiver check your serial number on their website for details. [ Dean  Jul 10, 2018 ]
    it was at a great price [ michael  Jul 10, 2018 ]
    Value, power, features [ L  Jul 09, 2018 ]
    It's about time to replace my ten years old Onkyo TX-SR674 and still functioning to use as powered Zone 2 receiver. [ Arnaldo  Jul 05, 2018 ]
    Highly rated with excellent reviews [ Christopher  Jul 04, 2018 ]
    Best options on what was wanted and price [ Randall  Jul 03, 2018 ]
    Eddie recommended this receiver to go with recent purchase of a Definitive pro surround speaker system. [ Arthur  Jun 30, 2018 ]
    Price and features. Needed a replacement for my Denon with a back ARC HDMI port. [ Bernardo  Jun 30, 2018 ]
    The HDMI ports on old Onkyo AV Receiver started getting flaky. It may have been caused by me manually changing HDMI cables for all of my devices since the old AC receiver only had 2 HDMI in ports and i have many HDMI devices. [ Cory  Jun 29, 2018 ]
    Great reviews couples with end of model year pricing led me to select the Onkyo TX-RZ820. [ John Thomas  Jun 29, 2018 ]
    Recommendation by Crutchfield Tech Advisor. Looks to be a perfect choice for our needs. [ Greg  Jun 28, 2018 ]
    Great reviews and great receiver brand. [ Lobrenzo  Jun 28, 2018 ]
    Price & quality [ Shaun  Jun 27, 2018 ]
    I needed a new receiver that has pre-outs to connect my speakers' audio cables to my amplifier. This fits the bill and is also loaded with just about every feature I'll need. [ Christopher  Jun 23, 2018 ]
    Quality, price and the brand. When it comes to receivers, I've bought no other brands but Onkyo receivers. [ VICTORINO D  Jun 22, 2018 ]
    Value, price and quality [ David  Jun 20, 2018 ]
    The specs features and price point. [ Jeff  Jun 20, 2018 ]
    Price. Features. [ Chris  Jun 18, 2018 ]
    Power and price. A bit wary since I have 2 dead Onkyo receivers in my garage, both with the dreaded HDMI board issue, one of which was sent back and supposedly fixed. That one died again within a week of when I got it back from Onkyo (after more than a month wait). I'll give them one more chance, hopefully the RX series 3 year warranty and higher quality parts will make the third time a charm. Really hoping this one has no problems. [ Bruce  Jun 17, 2018 ]
    Gordo [ KEVIN  Jun 16, 2018 ]
    Good reviews and to upgrade my denon avr x2100w [ Miguelangel  Jun 14, 2018 ]
    Value can't be beat! [ Roland  Jun 13, 2018 ]
    For the price, this is a huge bang for your buck! I did have some specific needs for my setup like dual HDMI and extra zones for other pre-wired speakers through out my home. This receiver is Onkyo coming back into the receiver game and I'm really excited about how it will perform. [ beta379  Jun 08, 2018 ]
    just bought a 4k UHD TV and Apple TV. Both support dolby and atmos. currently have a "plain jane" stereo receiver. plus, i want more watts for my speakers. [ jay  Jun 07, 2018 ]
    I've owned prior Onkyos and they have been great! [ Martin  Jun 06, 2018 ]
    Better receiver and good price [ IRAM MENDOZA  Jun 05, 2018 ]
    I was looking for a budget marketed AV Receiver with Dolby Atmos and Andy assisted me in deciding on the Tx-RZ820 (Price Drop) over the Denon AVR-1400H and similar brands based on my speakers, floor and wall mounted; subwoofer; 4K TV; 4K BD player and cable provider. [ Robert  Jun 02, 2018 ]
    Bang for buck [ Randall  Jun 02, 2018 ]
    Because this is what I wanted to buy. [ aaron  May 31, 2018 ]
    I have an HT -R550 Onkyo receiver that failed after 15 years. I'm sure it could be repaired but it's time to upgrade. I bought my parents an Onkyo receiver 23 years ago and they still use it every day. I am looking forward to all the new technology in my new receiver. PS. I could have bought this receiver with my Amazon account, but I prefer to buy direct from the experts. [ KEVIN  May 31, 2018 ]
    great price for the model [ Randy  May 31, 2018 ]
    Price, reviews, features [ GENE A  May 31, 2018 ]
    Past experience with Onkyo has been excellent; features I need; great price. [ David  May 30, 2018 ]
    I. Love that sound better. Tnx u. [ nicolas  May 30, 2018 ]
    I have an ancient Onkyo receiver......over 20 years old...... that lost a knob in a recent move (my fault and not the units LOL). Old habits die hard and this new Onkyo with great tech at a really great price should be my last if the previous unit's reliability is any indication of future performance for this replacement. [ Nick  May 29, 2018 ]
    Great online reviews; hope it lives up to the hype! [ Burton  May 29, 2018 ]
    Decent experience with previous Onkyo product purchased with Crutchfield recently. This was on a good sale and thought I would give it a try. [ WILLIAM MICHAEL  May 21, 2018 ]
    Past experience with onkyo products. They are always a good value for the money. [ ANDY  May 20, 2018 ]
    good reviews and good price point [ Daniel  May 20, 2018 ]
    Most bang for the buck! [ Janice Danyew  May 13, 2018 ]
    Great value for the price, THX certified. [ Eddie  May 08, 2018 ]
    Great reviews by customers, Onkyo's reputation (I've previously owned an Onkyo stereo receiver and AVR before and liked them both very much!), the high wattage, high power supply and it weighs a substantial amount compared to other competing products. [ William  May 07, 2018 ]
    I have owned Onkyo products for over 30 years and am very satisfied with product quality. The savings was also a big plus, not to mention that Crutchfield is the best place to get electronics from. [ Tom  May 06, 2018 ]
    Renewing my over 12 years old receiver. [ Mario  May 04, 2018 ]
    Bought one from Crutchfield 8 years ago. Like Onkyo product. Tech help from River caused me to buy this particular model. [ JOHN  Apr 24, 2018 ]
    Exceptional price. Known reputation with Crutchfield. [ Timothy  Apr 24, 2018 ]
    Sound quality, product quality, features quality, price. [ GREGORY  Apr 23, 2018 ]
    Most versatile and powerful for the "on sale" price. [ Kevin  Apr 21, 2018 ]
    It's on sale and it has everything on my "got to have" list. BIG reason is your Customer Service-REAL People with REAL knowledge. [ Stan  Apr 20, 2018 ]
    on sale [ julissa m.  Apr 20, 2018 ]
    my Yamaha aventage rx-a1020 went out on "arc"., had to buy a new one for the lr. [ paul  Apr 19, 2018 ]
    I needed a receiver that was 4 Ohm stable on all channels, had reasonable power, and with preamp outs as well. The wifi/bluetooth features are nice and the phono is a bonus. All this while trying to be low-budget. [ Philip  Apr 17, 2018 ]
    Great value in a powerful A/V Receiver. [ Michael  Apr 16, 2018 ]
    It had the features I wanted with very little extra features that I won't use and didn't want to pay for. [ john  Apr 15, 2018 ]
    Based upon Tech Adviser Travis' recommendation as new technology equivalent replacement for my original 8 yrs Onkyo home theater receiver. [ John  Apr 15, 2018 ]
    It fit what I needed. [ Jerome  Apr 14, 2018 ]
    Good quality vs price point supported by diverse good reviews. [ Tae  Apr 13, 2018 ]
    THX Certified, 130 Watts, very reasonable price. [ John  Apr 10, 2018 ]
    Because its on sale and the 6 yr old Marantz receiver (SR7005) I have already just took a dump on me. HDMI board went out and they do not respond to emails or i have read that they don't have replacement parts..... DO NOT BUY MARANTZ. I have a 12 year old ONKYO home theatre receiver that stills works 100%, so i'm going back to ONKYO Brand [ JASON  Apr 10, 2018 ]
    Good value for the features [ Bernard  Apr 08, 2018 ]
    Bose did not have options for 4k HDR UNLESS i purchased an entirely new system. This system was recommended by my friend Scott Miles. [ Michael  Apr 06, 2018 ]
    130 x 2 ch. Driven. Plus you can bi-amp [ Celso  Mar 31, 2018 ]
    I like the thx certification [ Brad Matthew  Mar 26, 2018 ]
    Has a lot of features and integrated apps. Have an older model Onkyo AVR that I have been happy with. [ David  Mar 21, 2018 ]
    Best bang for the buck, and 3 a year warranty in case I have any issues. I currently have an older Onkyo, so familiarity was also a factor. [ Scott E.  Mar 14, 2018 ]
    I've been very happy with the Onkyo DS797 I've had for many years but want to get up to date with wifi, bluetooth etc. [ Clare  Mar 12, 2018 ]
    Most features for dollar, all reviews say sound is great. Preamp outputs all channels (I only required front left and right). Replacing emotiva av preamp (no 4k, no hdr) with 3 crown xls1500 amps, if satisfies. [ J  Mar 08, 2018 ]
    Good price for the product [ James  Mar 06, 2018 ]
    I spoke with one of your experts. He told me the sound would be incredible and that Onkyo makes very good rcvr's. [ kelly  Mar 06, 2018 ]
    Features, power, design, THX [ Jennifer  Mar 02, 2018 ]
    Had Onkyo before. Trust the quality of the brand. [ Zdenek  Mar 01, 2018 ]
    Own other Onkyo AVRs and very satisfied. Also, Crutchfield has a great discounted price and super support. [ sgib  Feb 26, 2018 ]
    power, features. flexibility, potential for expansion. [ Vernon J.  Nov 15, 2017 ]

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    Of course. You can connect one of those to anything with an analog audio input such as this receiver with a headphone to RCA cable. [ Dustin  Dec 01, 2018 ]
    You can connect to the RCA imputs. [ genia  Dec 01, 2018 ]
    Unfamiliar with Ipod connections!!! [ LARRY  Dec 01, 2018 ]
    The TX-RZ820 does feature a 12volt trigger output you can use to turn on an external amplifier for the main zone, yes. [ Ryan  Sep 17, 2018 ]  Staff
    I have my Onkyo TX-RZ820 setup for 5.1 home theater in the family room and then I have 2 speakers mounted in my patio area. I use zone-2 for the speakers I have mounted in the patio area. That setup allows me to use my home theater setup normally and listen to music via the Tuner while I'm out on the patio bbq'ing. I simply select the Zone-2 button on the front panel and then select the Tuner button. Hopefully this helps. [ Maxwell  Sep 10, 2018 ]
    Hey Johnny; Yes the rcvr u r looking at does allow for your config. The only drawback I see is if you wanted to Bi-amp your front main speakers. In order to bi amp the speakers you would have to use the height outputs and that may mitigate your ceiling speaker output. If you just use the standard connections you can have 8 speakers for 7.1 channels or 10 speakers for a 5.1.2 channel setup. Hope this helps. Kelly [ kelly  Sep 04, 2018 ]
    As long as each one of your speakers don't exceed 130 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at .08% THD, with 2 channels driven. [ Gaetano  Sep 03, 2018 ]
    Mine is rated for 110 V and 60 Hz only. The specs indicate there is a 220 V 50/60 Hz model. [ Edward  Aug 06, 2018 ]
    The manual says North American models are 110v, it says other for 220v. Hope that helps. [ ANDY  Aug 06, 2018 ]
    What do u mean by long. I have a 15' cable and have had no issues. Rcvr is awesome. [ kelly  Jul 22, 2018 ]
    I'm using 25 ft. And have no issues. [ JOHN  Jul 22, 2018 ]
    My HDMI cable is 25 feet, works fine. [ BYRON M  Jul 21, 2018 ]
    I wouldn't go more than 25 feet. The best way is cat5 with a baluns to convert it to hdmi [ Gaetano  Jul 21, 2018 ]
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  Jul 07, 2018 ]  Staff
    Yes BUT.... You can only control volume in Zone 2 if not in line of sight with the cludgy Onkyo App and you can only use the NET source. For example if you are using iTunes or Airplay to play music, you can't control the volume with the iTunes App. You have to have both Apps running. I am really diasappointed with the Zone control functions on this unit.... The Onkyo App bites.... [ Ken  Aug 09, 2018 ]
    sorry have no idea cant see buttons to do anything don't ask onkyo direct they are idiots [ GARY  Jun 25, 2018 ]
    Yes zone 2 has its own volume controls [ GEORGE  Jun 24, 2018 ]
    Sorry. Don't know. Have not had a chance to setup. [ Edward  Jun 24, 2018 ]
    Wish I could help, but I haven't used it in two zones yet - although I intend soon... [ douglas  Jun 24, 2018 ]
    Yes. HDMI Zone 2 will output up to 4K video and 2-channel audio for the HDMI input source selected. You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the receiver's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. I hope that helps. My bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/bio/Ryan [ Ryan  Jun 14, 2018 ]  Staff
    So far so good, no problems at all. Very good AV receiver. [ Derrick  Jun 23, 2018 ]
    I had had a previous Onkyo for 10 years, loved it. I bought Onkyo TX-RZ820, had problems with video upscaling (it doesn't do) and I returned it. I feel bad because the first sales person did not know and mistakenly told me that it did upscaling to 4k. [ Sung Joo  Jun 02, 2018 ]
    I've no problems at all with this unit. It functions exactly as advertised. [ Mark  May 31, 2018 ]
    I have had my 820 for a few months now with NO issues of any kind. Love it as the sound is as good as any unit out there. Networking has been easy. New units have added two more speakers. That is the only difference I have seen. [ Fred  May 27, 2018 ]
    So far no problems with my TX-RZ820. Wireless connection is good & stable. No wired connection used. [ Jay  May 27, 2018 ]
    Don't know. I miss it also, used it for turntable not TV. [ Jay  May 27, 2018 ]
    Most likely because turning on the ACR HDMI turns the tv off automatically [ Jeff  May 09, 2018 ]
    Yes & No. The Zone 2 HDMI output provides audio (2 channel) to the second display/TV. When using the Zone 2 HDMI output, the Zone 2 audio (pre-amp and powered) would be the same as the Zone 2 HDMI. There is an audio-only Zone 3 output (requires the addition of an external amp to power the speakers) which can be set to a different source than Zone 1 or 2. You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the receiver's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. [ Ryan  May 23, 2018 ]  Staff
    Sorry wish I had an helpful answer for your, I still haven't even pulled it out the box [ Dax  May 17, 2018 ]
    don't know what this machine does ,,,have old tv. been able to play cd player usb,and radio [ GARY  May 16, 2018 ]
    Eric, I don't think so since both speaker level outputs and pre-outs for surround back and surround height give you the option to use either or, and not both. However, I advise going to the Onkyo facebook page and asking them directly just to make sure. FYI: Since I posted my review, I have now bi-amp'd my front speakers, using the power amp hooked up to the front channel pre-outs for the low end 8" woofers, and using the receiver's height/bi-amp speaker level outputs for 5" mid and 1"tweeter. Since there is only one level setting for the fronts in both the single amp'd and b-amp'd configurations, I needed to use the EQ on the receiver to bring down the mids and highs to match the volume level of the low end. This will vary based on what power amp you are using and will be unnecessary if your power amp has a volume/level control (mine does not). The results of bi-amping were unbelievable, and I strongly advise if you have a nice set of towers for your fronts. Good luck. Regards, Victor [ Victor  May 02, 2018 ]
    I believe via bi-amping or using the 7.1 pre-out's you can obtain that many channels (such as for Atmos). As I understand it in fact doing Atmos with optimal setup recommends another amp. [ John  May 02, 2018 ]
    The pass thru seems to be working fine for me but the CEC and seems to be cludgy. The unit wants to switch to other inputs when i am using my Apple TV and I have to shut down and power cycle. Havent digured out how to avoid the phenomenon other than to turn off CEC, [ Ken  Aug 09, 2018 ]
    If it helps, I have been running the unit for 3 months now with no HDMI issues whatsoever. [ Jeffrey  Apr 30, 2018 ]
    I've only been using my unit for 3 months, but no problems as of now. Caveat; It is my first Onkyo with HDMI inputs. My previous Onkyo TX DS989 was an outstanding unit. [ Jay  Apr 23, 2018 ]
    I too was concerned about the HDMI issues that I have read about before purchasing. I have had no such issues. The unit performs flawlessly and the HDMI pas through function works as it should. My only gripe about this unit is very minor. I have not found a way to turn off the front speakers when for example, when using this unit as a pre-amplifier and using the provided pre- amp outputs. [ Mark  Apr 23, 2018 ]
    I have had this receiver for a few months now with no hdmi issues. I replaced a model 818 because of hdmi problems that started about 6 months into ownership. This model seams to be more stable and has great sound. [ Fred  Apr 23, 2018 ]
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  Feb 05, 2018 ]  Staff
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