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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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The Onkyo TX-RZ820 puts you in the middle of the action.

The Onkyo TX-RZ820 puts you in the middle of the action.

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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.

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.

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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
    • MFR # TX-RZ820
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    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

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    James from Chicago, IL on 5/14/2019

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    So far so good. The setup was easy and it sounds nice so far. I still need to hook up surround speakers, but do have the fronts bi-amped with a center. I was using an older Pioneer and had speakers bi-amped as well but it was only 90 watts and as most know---Most AV/R don't get anywhere near the watts that advertise. However, I do notice a bigger/thicker sound that I enjoy. I have used the bluetooth as well and it seems to work well. The picture slideshow it uses is a bit cheesy, but that's OK. It has great aesthetics as well.

    Pros: Wattage, streaming platforms, ease of setup, Looks good

    Cons: Remote

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    Tops

    Crutchfield customer from Philadelphia, PA on 5/13/2019

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    I love ir

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: None

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    This is a fantastic home theater amplifier

    Crutchfield customer from Newport News, VA on 5/12/2019

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    This is the first Onkyo receiver I have owned. I'm hearing sounds from my speakers that I haven't heard before! There are many audio settings within each genre (Movie/TV, Music, Game) that create practically any audio environment you would want or need.

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    Itsssss Great!

    Crutchfield customer from Colleyville, TX on 5/8/2019

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    Great product. Seamless Airplay. Easy set up. Great price.

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    Crutchfield customer from Tinton Falls, NJ on 5/8/2019

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    GREAT UPGRADE FOR ME

    Pros: EVERYTHING

    Cons: NONE

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    Fred from Hendersonville, NC on 5/6/2019

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    Unit was everything I expected. Easy to set up and operating is very user friendly. Great sound at a good price.

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    Crutchfield customer from Chapel Hill, NC on 5/6/2019

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    I purchased this item via the scratch and dent option for around $450. Never saw a scratch or dent but went ahead and purchased the Square Trade warranty for a little extra piece of mind. The unit itself works great. I bought it specifically for the AirPlay and zone 2 abilities.

    Pros: Zone 2 Airplay Watts

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    Crutchfield customer from Hilo, HI on 5/5/2019

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    Awesome but no labels for wires

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    Solid, but not spectacular.

    Andres L from San Diego, CA on 4/29/2019

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    Thinking more like 3-1/2 stars here. It's a solid receiver for this price, but it's no $1,000 receiver. It's a 30-pounder, and contrary to popular opinion, technology hasn't gotten better in terms of power to weight ratio for real quality sound. It's satisfactory. I hope it lasts as long and is as durable as my first Onkyo receiver from the 20th Century.

    Pros: Price, Quality

    Cons: Power and High Current Capability seems limited.

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    Great quality for a great price

    D from OR on 4/29/2019

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    Great sounding integrated amp! Highs are articulate without being sharp--even before much break-in. Set up is as easy as any, and it's actually rather handsome in a chiseled, modernist sort of way. Well-organized remote: volume is easy to adjust, even in the dark. I've so far only streamed movie video directly to my screen so I can't comment on video processing, but since this arrangement is mostly what I use, I'm very happy with my purchase.

    Pros: sound ease of use looks Always-there Crutchfield support

    Cons: Power is sufficient with ML speakers but not the plentiful juice I'm used to from a previous multi-channel separate amp--which was also much more expensive.

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    Good rcvr, Good price!

    Crutchfield customer from Phoenix, AZ on 4/28/2019

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    I upgraded from an HK AVR 3600, while this is a bit more powerful, it does not run as hot-the HK ran at a temperature that would almost burn your hand. The Harmon Kardon was a good recvr, but without the new features needed today: 4K, 6 HDMI inputs, and a more useful remote and a more intelligent operating system. I do not use the wifi as I do not think Google needs to collect more info about me, you have top givee them carte blanche permission touse any of their features. I use it in a 7.1 configuration with two 150 watt subwoofers and it has plenty of power to match. Plus it has enough sound fields too suit most fancies. I also like that it has DSD ablity for SACD's and handles DVD audio quite well. The Crutchfield price was good, though it remains to be seen how long it lasts, overall I like it very much.

    Pros: 4K ability, 6 HDMI inputs, DSD abilty, Hi Quality digital sound decoding, runs cool, remote is more useful (but not loaded with things you will not use), Phono input!

    Cons: It does not have a switched power outlet (useful for turntable), but that was easily remedied with a master/slave surge protector from online store.

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    Crutchfield customer from Waxhaw, NC on 4/28/2019

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    Excellent receiver, especially at the price. Very powerful. Easy to set up and very flexible. Menus are easy to operate. I really like the feature level, meaning that I have everything that I could want but not something overly complicated and gimmicky.

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    Great product, very happy with it.

    Crutchfield customer from Bayville, NJ on 4/28/2019

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    Great sound, great flexibility in setting up zones. I love being able to connect via Bluetooth, Apple airplay, or Chromcast. Setup was very easy.

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    Awesome sound!

    Crutchfield customer from Tampa, FL on 4/23/2019

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    A big upgrade to my previous 5.1 Yamaha receiver. Easy setup and the sound improvements are stunning! Looking forward to years of entertainment from this receiver.

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    Crutchfield customer from Antioch, CA on 4/21/2019

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    System is working great with my pioneer Andrew jones speaker collection.

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    Excellent

    Crutchfield customer from Bethel Park, PA on 4/21/2019

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    Best value for the money, easy to setup, looks great. You can add lots of components

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    Crutchfield customer from Buckley, WA on 4/21/2019

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    This amp is everything I expected it to be and more. It handles all the accessory's I have and great sound. This is a great amp if you don't want to spend 7500.00 on a Macintosh to do the same thing.

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    Mark from Micanopy, FL on 4/18/2019

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    Bought it because of its specs and saw a review on audioholics YouTube video I was talking about what a great amplifier was so I bought one put it outside on my porch that surround sound set it up at seven point one and so many features I didn't see how I could go wrong so I ended up buying three more setting up 3 complete surround sound systems inside the house got lots of great tips and advice from the salesperson and highly recommend buying more stuff at Crutchfield

    Pros: The receiver even that works so you can run it off of your tablet or phone connects to your network you can spend a whole lot more money on another receiver this probably made by the same company and not get all the features

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    Crutchfield customer from Laconia, NH on 4/12/2019

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    Fantastic receiver!!! Delivers all that I expected and more. Power is at the top of my list. It pushes my seven Polk Audio speakers with excellence and precision. The two Polk subs are deep and timed perfectly. The volume is louder than one can tolerate yet very crisp. I have used it through my sony 4K DVD player, Sony TV, and Onkyo CD player. They work perfect. My room is 14 x 16. I wish that I could have paid this price for it. I paid more and it was still worth it.

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    Good buy

    Sid from Athens, WV on 4/11/2019

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    Very pleased with the purchase. I upgraded from an older model Onkyo that didn't have video support, it was easy to setup and has excellent sound quality.

    Pros: Sound quality ease of setup plenty of video inputs

    Cons: Probably the remote, a little lacking but gets the job done.

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    Crutchfield customer from Punta Gorda, FL on 4/11/2019

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    Upgraded my entry level receiver. What a difference. The dynamic sound from my speakers at all volume levels is surprising. Never new what i was missing. Even the sub sounds deeper and fuller. Overall very pleased with my purchase and Chad from crutfield helped with my decision. This receiver truly does take my home theater to another level. Thanks again crutchfield!

    Pros: Powerful performance.

    Cons: This receiver is large. Not really a con, but i wasnt expecting such a size difference from my old receiver it replaced. I had to cut the backwall out of the entertainment center so i could make the connections in the back . It was to big for the shelf!! But worth it , so again , not really a con.

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    Crutchfield customer from Collegeville, PA on 4/8/2019

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    Fantastic receiver. This is the second Onkyo receiver I've owned and I may never change. It is more powerful than my previous receiver, which is very noticeable during music as well as movies. I don't have great speakers but they are very efficient so they play load. Great functionality. My only CONS - (1) the labels/writing for the function buttons on the upper right-hand corner is very hard to read because the names are small and the letters do not contrast well against the black face, (2) setting up the pass through function is not obvious. It took me quite a while to finally get the settings on the TV and the receiver correct so that I could watch TV without always having the receiver turned ON. I would buy this again.

    Pros: Power, functionality, wireless/wired, 3 zones, phono input, clean sound

    Cons: Lettering for touch buttons is hard to read, programming the pass through function is not obvious

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    Crutchfield customer from Carolina, PR on 4/8/2019

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    Really nice

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    Fred from Sanger ca on 4/7/2019

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    Sounds great It beat out my dennon 2200 in command And the software it's easy to use the only thing I noticed that makes a clicking sound from the receiver at random

    Pros: Sounds great

    Cons: Makes clicking sounds at random

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    Video Issues Already

    Randy from Las Vegas, NV on 4/6/2019

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    I really hate to score this unit low because I've always loved Onkyo, but I have to be honest, I've started looking for another amp after about two months of ownership. My biggest issue is the video section of the amp. To begin with, I owned and Onkyo TX-RZ676 receiver before this one. I had it for 2 years and the video section started doing all kinds of weird stuff and eventually I had to disconnect my TV, my DVR, and my DVD from the receiver. I started to look into the TX-RZ820 and there were some negative comments about the video section but I thought I'd give it a try anyway because most of the reviews were great. When I first used the system I loved it and had no issues. Now after nearly 2-months, I've been having all too familiar issues with the TX-RZ820. Sometimes the picture is all snow, other times the screen is split and weird crap is in the bottom section. If I unplugged all items connected to the receiver the problem would go away. I hoped it may be my DVR, an easy fix at the cable company, but when I disconnected the receiver, all problems disappeared. Regretfully, I have to blame the receiver again. For Onkyo its strike 2. I'm finished. Having said this, I'll probably keep the receiver because I cant find anything I'm willing to pay for that will be any better. I simply will use it as a stereo for net and CDs, it works wonderfully for this. I wouldn't plan on this receiver driving a home theater system, there are definitely issues with the video section.

    Pros: Great sound. WiFi streaming. Loads of power. 2 sub-woofer outputs. Low cost. Works wonderfully for typical stereo demands like CD, Phono, and WiFI streaming.

    Cons: Video section is a mess. After 2 Onkyo receivers with the same issue, I think its an Onkyo problem.

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    Onkyo power to drive my Magnepans!

    Crutchfield customer from Decatur, IL on 4/2/2019

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    Great deal! Great sound! I needed a receiver with high current amp built in to drive my Magnepan 1.7's and this unit does it great. I also have the Maggy center and surrounds. This receiver also gives me the option of pre-amp for external amp for more power to my maggies. Thanks Crutchfield!

    Pros: Power! Ease of setup!

    Cons: None!

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    Crutchfield customer from Waldorf, MD on 4/1/2019

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    Great product

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    Needs 9.2

    Crutchfield customer from Spring, TX on 3/31/2019

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    Nice, but I want 9.2!!!

    Pros: Great power

    Cons: No 9.2

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    Beautiful design.

    William from Grayslake, IL on 3/18/2019

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    Beautifully designed. The internal set-up guide was super easy to use and follow on the tv. Accompanying mic easily synced my two side speakers with a new Polk center speaker also purchased from Crutchfield. Crossover settings and recognition are needed to produce the best sound and that was all done through the built-in app. Very pleased with this unit and still have lots to learn and enjoy. You will too.

    Pros: Fantastic and easy set-up all with built-in app.

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    What a power house !!!

    Lewis from Utica on 3/14/2019

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    I replaced a 8 year old onkyo reciever, and wow what a difference. Same power rating but the more detail and accuracy of the sound is amazing . The controls are laid out in a easy to use layout and a great display make it so easy to use . Ive allways loved onkyo and this new receiver makes me love it even more .

    Pros: Great looks and great performance

    Cons: Why didnt i get this sooner

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    Value and Versatility. Previous model, so you save!

    Vincent from Antioch, TN on 3/10/2019

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    This is not the latest and greatest,and in the lexicon of AV today, should that matter? Nope. For your $550.00 you get pre outs for an external amplifier, plenty of HDMI with HDCP 2.2. Any legacy video is silly, and Onkyo couldn't resist, Component Video. The build is about average for its range, but for the price, awesome. Setup with calibrating microphone is numb skull easy. Plug in the mic included is a 4-20 tripod mount under it. Nice! Follow the prompts shut up, and let it do the rest. Delays,eq,levels etc. Quick too. I use powered monitors for now hence the pre outs. Still you will have plenty of power if you match carefully. Look at Klipsch. With 96db efficiency, this guy will blow the windows out. Dual Subwoofer outs to crack the foundation if that is your style. Network and Bluetooth pairing are stupid easy too. Spotify, Pandora and Tidal play a peach here. Ethernet on the Onkyo. Sound quality. Not going to knock your socks off great, but exceptionally competent. The midrange is nice, and clear with good voice, Bass is good with fine defined tonality. Highs amazingly not etched, unlike allot of AVRs can be. A nice and pleasant surprise. It images very well, and is convincing. Not too mode happy with all the surround modes you will never use. Yes you know them. Ease of use, and who this is for. Exceptionally easy. Nothing was a mystery to me. Well laid out, and controls that make sense. The need it all fan on a budget. This is it. Forget th

    Pros: Connections. Dual Monitor outs. Pre outs for an amplifier later on. Plenty of HDMI for me at least. Nice well rounded sound quality. Stupid easy setup. So well rounded value, do you need the 930?

    Cons: Component video connections. Why? Give me another HDMI input instead or more coaxial/Toslink Optical instead.

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    Worth the price for quality received!

    Rich from Frisco, TX on 3/7/2019

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    Powerful unit with better overall sound and picture delivery in my media room than my previous model.

    Pros: Easy install; easy set up interface with universal remote. Better sound and quality.

    Cons: None

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    Solid receiver and 130 watts per channel

    Kenneth Darrell from Mantachie, MS on 3/6/2019

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    This is a solid receiver, with nice power for both music and movies. I gave my son-in-law my 3 month old Onkyo TX-RZ620, which I loved, so I could get the RZ820. I traded up only because I got some really nice Klipsch speakers and wanted to drive them with the 130 watt per channel 820 vs the 100 WPC of the 620. It has tons of connection options with lots of HDMI ports. Has a phono connection. It connected right away to my wireless network and streams Amazon Music and Pandora daily with no issues so far. Bluetooth is ok-I've had a couple of small issues with that. I bought an Onkyo wireless speaker to use with my older Onkyo, and it works as well with the 820. It's a good receiver all around and if you can catch it marked down, it's a steal. Darrell

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    Nice value!

    Satisfied Customer from USA on 2/26/2019

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    This receiver is great value! After reading all the reviews I was a bit on the fence. I am glad I made the purchase. The sound quality is EXCELLENT. The low frequency really tightened up from my entry level receiver I replaced. My subwoofer sounds awesome now. I am running the optical from my TV to the TV optical input of the RZ820. I have all my HDMI inputs for XBOX, PC, and BLU RAY directly to my HDTV. In my opinion it's better that way. No need to process the video signal twice or pass thru for no reason.

    Pros: Excellent sound, easy set up, great price.

    Cons: Large need plenty of space to shelf.

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    Great power!

    Tim from New Durham, NH on 2/24/2019

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    I've had many receivers over the years, all of them Sony, but what sold me on this Onkyo were the connections. Not only does it have the HDMI with 4K pass through, it has connections for older components like a turntable. I have a large vinyl collection from the 60s and 70s and I can now play them with ease. It sounds fantastic whether I'm watching Blu Ray, TV, or just listening to music. Setting it up was by far the easiest of any receiver I've owned, it displays the setup on the TV, guides you through it, and you're done. Any changes you want to make afterwards are also very easy to do.

    Pros: 135 watts, 2 channels driven. Easy setup. There are so many connections you can hook almost anything up to this unit. Great price.

    Cons: I haven't found any cons.

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    Crutchfield customer from Glasgow, MT on 2/24/2019

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    Maybe I'm expecting too much but the sound seemed no better than a 20 year old receiver that I bought off craigslist for $100. It was an 80 watt Onkyo and I thought this was going to be a big improvement.

    Pros: Works great

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    Great for home theater movies

    Kyle from Mason, OH on 2/17/2019

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    First off I will start by saying this receiver shines in home theater applications and is just average in two channel audio , it seems that Dolby digital plus when streaming has improved a bunch over the years in detail , all though still not blu-Ray audio quality it is exceptable , when whatcing blu-ray movie it sounds extremely good and is well worth the money for home theater dedicated rooms , when it comes to two channel stereo audio even in bi-amp mode with 10 gauge wire only 5 ft runs still lacks true power to drive my tower speakers to peek levels but is still improvement over my previous receivers . I think it also sounds pretty good win using Apple air-play as is seems to get very loud with hardly any distortion at extreme high levels . I consider myself well rounded in sq, sp quality's and can tell by ear if amp is starting to clip , for majority of people including myself this is a winner for watching movies but for dedicated two channel audio I would believe if you have higher end tower speakers Capable of handling a lot of power I would either look at separate amplifiers or much higher end like Macintosh etc.

    Pros: Very good sound for home theater movies

    Cons: Two channel audio is less dynamic then when in surround sound

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    Rob from Newark, OH on 2/17/2019

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    A++++ Upgraded from an Onkyo TX-NR818 that has served me well. Just wanted to get a receiver to match my newer TV. If you upgrade from a previous Onkyo there's not much of a learning curve. I took photo's of my 818's EQ settings so that I wouldn't have to remember or write them down. Remote is smaller on this one than my 818. Sound is just as good too.

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    Crutchfield customer from Oak Forest, IL on 2/17/2019

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    Easy setup, sounds fantastic

    Pros: Mike

    Cons: Not at this time

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    Very glad that I purchased!

    Jeff from Hampton, VA on 2/16/2019

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    I purchased the TX-RZ820 as a replacement for an Okyo TX-8270. The 8270 was also purchased from Crutchfield and is a very nice two channel receiver. However I decided that I needed something more capable and returned it after purchasing the 820 as a replacement. The RZ820 is a very capable home theater receiver and is completely worth the cost if you get it on sale, especially considering the 8270 cost almost as much. I could tell right off that the 820 had a noticeable increase in power the first time I powered it up. I have it connected to two Klipsch RP6000F towers (bi-amped) and the sound quality is amazing. The receiver drives the towers to amazingly loud volumes and clarity with plenty of headroom left. It also has more inputs than most people will ever need and a nice set of pre-outs for down the road. I also have a pair of older Klipsch satellite speakers connected for side surround but am not doing much more than 2.1 stereo currently. 2.1 was my plan the entire time but having the ability to drive more speakers is a big plus! This unit is bi-amp capable and I started off just using one amplifier to see how everything sound and had no complaints. After connecting the additional cables for the bi-amp setup, the speakers opened up even more and the clarity and effortlessness increased enough to be noticeable. I definitely recommend doing it if you have the option. If you want a great unit with plenty of network options for streaming from almost any service, but t

    Pros: Feature and input filled with great streaming options built right in. It also has a built in cooling fan which really helps out a lot.

    Cons: This is a very large unit so measure before you buy.

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    Quality and power of the Onkyo TX-RZ820

    Crutchfield customer from Gassaway, WV on 2/14/2019

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    The Onkyo TX-RZ820 is a power house. It really opened up the sound of my speakers. Replaced a Pioneer receiver which was good but the Onkyo is great. You can get the most and best sound from your speaker that wasn't possible before. A lot of options and choices to choose from. Not many receivers put out 130 wpc for 7 channels. You won't find a better quality receiver at a lower price than at CRUTCHFIELD. Thanks.

    Pros: Everything you need in a receiver

    Cons: None

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    Crutchfield customer from Howell, NJ on 2/14/2019

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    It exceeded my expectations by a mile. The sound is phenomenal in my living room surround system. I have control of my other 2 zones via the APP on my phone. The installation used less wiring than my old system making for a neat looking job. All of my son's games go through it to the TV .

    Pros: Flexible. Easy to use

    Cons: Needs room to breathe. ( clearances for heat dissipation)

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    Very Nice Reciever

    Crutchfield customer from Poquoson, VA on 2/12/2019

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    Really like this receiver sound clarity is great and all my devices (TV, DVD, Apple TV & Set Top Network Box) work together with out issue. Easy initial setup. Speaker tuning on initial setup was much improved over my experience 3-1/2 years ago. I was replacing an old Onkyo TX-NR838 receiver so all I needed to do with my Harmony remote was swap out the receivers and update the activities - very easy. Have not had time to play with all the bells and whistles but look forward to it. Receiver has plenty of power going out to my 7.1 speaker configuration. Video passthrough to my Samsung 4K 3D TV works fine - was concerned that my 3D movies would not play.

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    Cons: I've been using Onkyo receivers for the past several years with out issue so was a bit disappointed when the left rear surround channel went out on my TX-NR838 after 3-1/2 years. Didn't think it was worth the cost, effort and downtime to ship it out of state to get it repaired 4 days before the Super Bowl.

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    Crutchfield customer from Wood Dale, IL on 2/11/2019

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    Just as described

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    Love it! Crystal clear sound and easy set up

    Jim from Williamsville, NY on 2/11/2019

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    Crystal clear sound; easy and flawless setup of airplay, pandora, accueq, wifi. I have Polk Audio Monitor 70 series ii front speakers, Monitor 60 series ii surround speakers, polk audio cs2 center channel and polk audio psw505 subwoofer. Set crossover at 50 hz (accueq set it to 40 hz which is correct based on speaker spec) since voices sounded less muddied. Plenty of power to drive these speakers. There is one glitch- I have a Samsung PN64F8500 tv which switches from cbl/sat to tv when I turn unit on. I then have to hit cbl/sat button on remote to reset input. I think I have tried everything (called onkyo, samsung, crutchfield tech support) and have not been able to solve. Since I like functionality of ARC I am willing to live with this. It slows down how long it takes to turn unit on and establish connection but since I am happy with everything else I am willing to live with this glitch. One point worth noting is that sometimes it does work as it should and does not switch to tv when I turn it on. As a side note, I had same problem with previous onkyo HT-RC180 av receiver. I do wish this receiver upscaled 1080i to 1080p but since I expect to buy a 4k tv in not too distant future and tv will upscale I can live with a 1080i input for the time being.

    Pros: Crystal clear sound; easy setup; flawless setup/operation of wifi/pandora/airplay/accueq; plenty of power to drive speakers

    Cons: Hdmi input switches from cbl/sat to tv when unit is turned on which necessitates hitting cbl/sat button and slows down start up; no upscaling of 1080i input and no tv picture controls

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    garbage

    JONATHAN from Mesa, AZ on 2/7/2019

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    been fiddling around with this for a week and straight out of the box both main and sub hdmi outputs flicker, intermittently lose signal (even on menus and initial setup screens) and when they do work the picture is full of snow. tried different cables, sources, etc. still the same. as for the power rating of 130w per channel - my old NAD 748 was 2x louder and clearer @75w per. this thing is junk....

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    Great power and clean sound

    Asa from Oviedo, FL on 2/5/2019

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    Picked this up to replace an old Onkyo that died due to the HDMI processor failure. Great price, plenty of power and lots of new features over the old receiver.

    Pros: Easy set up lots of HDMI outs WiFi and BT

    Cons: none that I have been able to find

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    Lasted 2 months before it died

    Mark from Greensboro, NC on 2/3/2019

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    Receiver went into Amp Diag(nosis) mode immediately after connecting my iPhone 6S to a 3.5mm jack connected to the CD coax port. I had no problem using my Fiio X3 2nd gen digital music player connected to this jack prior to this. I heard a brief static noise and then....DEAD! I called Onkyo customer service and spoke to a technician who walked me through a reset process, but then determined that the unit needed to be sent in for service. He also insinuated that I had speaker wires that were touching and that that was the cause of the failure. Or, that when I connected my 12 foot long 3.5mm jack cable to the iPhone, somehow it tugged on the co-ax leads and shorted something. 12 feet long with about 9 feet of slack cable hanging behind the entertainment center? Really? Also, all my speaker connections were with banana plugs which were wrapped with electrical tape. There was no way any loose speaker wires were touching. The reason I purchased this Onkyo TX-RZ820 was because the HDMI board failed on my Onkyo TX-NR809 (see Special Service Program - Loss of Audio/Network Connection Customer Care Program). It appears that this HDMI board defect affected a HUGE number of receivers. Onkyo ran out of parts to fix the TX-NR809 HDMI boards when mine failed in Nov. '18, so they offered me a customer loyalty rebate after I purchased an equivalent unit (hence the TX-RZ820). Will 3rd time be a charm? Sorry Onkyo, but never again.

    Pros: - Can be bi-amped. - Sounded great.....when it worked. - Dedicated balance, tone controls on front of unit.

    Cons: - Unreliable - Failed after connecting iPhone to CD co-ax port (Amp Diag Mode). - Bluetooth connection drops off from across room.

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    Clean, powerful sound

    Paul from Draper, UT on 1/30/2019

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    Good unit. This was to upgrade my Onkyo TX-701. I mostly use this main room system for listening to music and the added power is great. I don't use the HDMI features ,etc so I can't speak to anything related to reported issues with those features.

    Pros: Big list of features. Good power for and AVR. Easy to set up.

    Cons: Remote is so so. Box shipped with no set up mic. Onkyo should also set out advanced set up manual with the unit.

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    An Excellent Receiver

    Thomas from Dallas, TX on 1/29/2019

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    I love this receiver. My previous receiver was also an Onkyo and I had it for 10 years. It became limited over time. I had to use an HDMI switch due to its limited inputs and I wasn't able to play digital sources to zone 2. But I was very happy with it and it never failed. I bought a new one primarily to upgrade to 4k video and fix the Zone 2 problem. I love the NET function which allows me to stream a huge number of free radio stations.

    Pros: Set up went well. Rear of unit is well marked. Sounds great and has many listening modes.

    Cons: The remote is more limited than the earlier one in that it can't control any other devices. I also didn't find it very intuitive.

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    My 3rd Onkyo receiver

    CHRIS from The Woodlands, TX on 1/27/2019

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    Finally replaced my 18 year old Onkyo TX-DS696 receiver which was still going strong but had no HDMI inputs, with the TX-RZ820 . Very easy to get up and running with the on screen guide, connect the speaker wires, add your components and you are ready to go. Variety of inputs is impressive . I was also really impressed with the ease of speaker balancing with the included microphone. I highly recommend this receiver .

    Pros: Ease of setup, speaker balancing, number and variety of inputs, sound quality .

    Cons: none

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    Norman from Sierra Vista, AZ on 1/25/2019

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    This unit is everything it's advertised as and more. Really like the different configurations you can set up and utilize.

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    Solid buy. Clean Sound. Overstates Output.

    Crutchfield customer from Hilton Head, SC on 1/24/2019

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    This is a solid receiver. Arrives well packaged and setup is easy. very clean inputs. Sound is also very good for a receiver at this price. Its rated power is 130 watts per channel, but that seems to be a somewhat ambitious claim.

    Pros: Sound. Price. Ease of use.

    Cons: Not as beefy sounding as other similarly rated receivers. 130 watts from Onkyo is not the same as 130 Denon watts.

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    Great Sound and Network Capability

    Harry from Yorktown, VA on 1/23/2019

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    Previously owned mid-level Sony and Yamaha receivers. This is my first Onkyo, The sound is rich and full. Movies and games sound great, but I think this receiver shines with music (especially streaming/compressed files). This receiver really woke up my old Infinity sub too. It sounds good at all volume levels, including the surround sound - even at lower volume levels. The on screen menu is fairly intuitive, as well as the Onkyo app on my tablet. I was able to get my DirecTV remote to power on/off the unit with CEC enabled (nice having one button to toggle power on the TV, DirecTV receiver, and Onkyo). The included mic did a decent job with soundstage, but manually tweaking the distances, crossovers frequencies, and other menu settings improved sound even more. The network capability is nice. I was streaming Pandora and even accessing my music library located on my laptop (on standby with lid closed - over wifi). Don't think you can go wrong with this unit.

    Pros: Sound Power Network access HDMI inputs Bluetooth

    Cons: Haven't been successful with Chromecast yet.

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    Crutchfield customer from Merrimack, NH on 1/23/2019

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    Excellent product... Great for my home theater

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    Cheap power

    Crutchfield customer from Ames, IA on 1/20/2019

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    Awesome sound and powerful enough to really drive your speakers.

    Pros: Lots of options for listening environment

    Cons: Little quirky on setup

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    Rene from Weslaco, TX on 1/18/2019

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    Great receiver does everything and more . Its has all the hdmi hooks up that I will ever need .all in all a very hi quality peace and at a great price.

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    complicated

    Michael from Crete, IL on 1/17/2019

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    Hard to set up but once set up works fine

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    Sound quality!

    Nick from Leonard, MI on 1/16/2019

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    I've only had it for a few weeks but the sound quality is excellent. Setup menus are clear. Lots of features.

    Pros: Plenty of power. Crisp vlear sound.

    Cons: None so far.

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    Great Sound , Great value

    Ken from Macomb Twp, MI on 1/9/2019

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    I have owned many recievers though the years including 4 onkyo's. Having enough power for the enviroment is in my opinion key. Even know my front 2 channels are powered by a pair of emotiva mono block 1000 watt amps, the other 5 channels are punchy and very dynamic. Set up was super easy like my other onkyos but even though my tx rz 800 has a little more power you cannot tell. I think this ones is actually better, it could be do to the fact I ran the automatic sound correction (what ever name you want to call it this year) numerous times , I am very happy so far. This unit is only a few weeks old so time will tell. Not sure why they send you these reviews so quickly.

    Pros: Great sound ,easy set up, easy to use

    Cons: none so far

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    Crutchfield customer from Green Cv Spgs, FL on 1/8/2019

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    This unit is simply amazing for the price point. It has all the power you would want or need. The layout in the rear of the receiver makes sense and helps with wire management. I can't say this enough, this unit is so feature rich. If your looking for an awesome sounding receiver, well look no further!! *Quick note the HDMI ports going to a black screen for a short time issue is due to CEC (Consumer Electronics Control). Just make sure it is turned off from the device connected to it. Your better off with a Harmony Hub for those types of features anyways. That is just my opinion.

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    james from Minneapolis, MN on 1/1/2019

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    Large and in charge. Easy setup. No audio at first, but tech service helped me out. They are the GREATEST. Not sure why I bought another one, the last one only lasted 5 yrs , then the audio quit. Simple and basic remote.

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    Crutchfield customer from Kuna, ID on 12/30/2018

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    I have owned a lot of receivers in my life, this thing for the money is amazing. Love the ease of use and sound quality of the charts for 600 bucks.

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    Great unit.

    Crutchfield customer from Santa Barbara, CA on 12/29/2018

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    Great performance once setup. The multitude of HDMI connections are also great. The speaker wire connections in the back of the unit are a bit too tight together. The setup is a nightmare without the proper documentation. The "basic" manual is very short and written for persons who already know how to set up.

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    Great receiver

    Jim from Ocala, FL on 12/20/2018

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    Seems to me you get more bang for the buck with Onkyo products and this receiver is a fine example. It does everything that I need it to and it sounds great. I got it mainly for music but I have watched a couple of movies in 5.1 mode and it made the action come alive. I also like the styling simple but still looks great. Got this baby for a great price and very fast shipping so I am very happy with my purchase.

    Pros: For the money you can't go wrong.

    Cons: I've only had it a couple of weeks but there are no cons yet.

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    Extremely pleased with purchase!

    Paul from Hebron, MD on 12/19/2018

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    Once again, my buying experience through Crutchfield was awesome. I was given some really great selection advice from a technical advisor on items that would meet my needs. My choice, the TX-RZ820, I received in 2 days. The Installation was a breeze. The receiver has all of the features I need and It helps to produce some really great sound. All of this at a super price.

    Pros: Has everything I need and exceeded my expectations.

    Cons: May not have some features that I don't need at the present.

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    AnthonyB from Holtsville, NY on 12/16/2018

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    New to home theater systems. Read past reviews on a few different sites. Im stumped why this unit would receive a bad review at all! Second Onkyo. First is 25 plus years old and still drives hard!. Plenty of sound adjustment for various speaker types. Will drop power during high volume over extended time. Once unit is pretty hot.

    Pros: Versatility

    Cons: Wish more info was displayed on unit rather than having to power on tv

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    Good For The Money

    timothy from Greencastle, PA on 12/16/2018

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    this is a great unit for the money got this to replace my antique marantz sr5600 witch the power button no longer worked had to be remote operated , this receiver has great power for the money sounds great for music exceptable for music . I wish it had 2 sets of front speaker hook ups other than that its perfect . now to the bad if you are buying this for the cromecast just don't it is god awful , tried to play some stuff off a music app took forever to connect and when the song was over took forever to go to the next i just don't think the prosseser is fast enouth to handle it i wouldn't even try for video . so i will just stick to the Bluetooth option . Also the phono stage is not great but the unit has so much power doesnt really matter does sound really clean though love the sound it puts out just could be louder

    Pros: great clean power , lots of features

    Cons: cromecast god awful , phono stage could be better

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    Brady from Boca Raton, FL on 12/15/2018

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    Garbage. Completely incompatible with my Samsung Smart TV. Using it as it was delivered, it would turn on to Cable, then after 10 seconds it would switch to TV, which had no input. I changed the inputs so TV would receive input from cable, and it's no better. When I switch to Netflix on my Samsung TV, it RARELY disconnects the AnyConnect connection, so it takes me many times to actually use Netflix. AND ... when I exit Netflix, my DVD player turns on and the receiver switches to it! This is disgusting. Spending almost $2K on a receiver and TV shouldn't result in products that are incompatible with each other. Now it's completely useless. I foolishly tried to update the firmware, and now it's stuck in a "Please update" loop. I try to update using USB stick, and it doesn't even attempt to read it! It's now an expensive paperweight.

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    We're sorry Brady is having issues with his receiver. He contacted our Customer Support specialist, Emily, to resolve the issue. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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    LARRY from Baldwin, LA on 12/13/2018

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    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

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    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...

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    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

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    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 !

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    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?)

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    Couldn't be any better

    Shane from Iowa Falls on 11/3/2018

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Crutchfield customer from Appalachia, VA on 10/11/2018

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    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

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    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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    Great Features

    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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    Excellent value for the money.

    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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    Great AVR

    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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    Great sound.

    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    Absolutely Great Receiver!

    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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    Room for improvement, but for the price...

    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

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    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

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    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.

    Pros: Easy to set up.

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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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    High class AV receiver.

    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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    Sounds great to me.

    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Onkyo TX-RZ820 Wonderful MACHNE!!!

    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!

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    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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    Excellent Receiver

    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

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    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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    best yet

    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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    Great deal

    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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    Nice upgrade from my old AVR and at a great price

    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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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.

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Like being in the theater

    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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    Pluses and Minuses

    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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    Great so far!

    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

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    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

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    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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    Onkyo TX-RZ820

    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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    I'm pleased.

    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.

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    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.

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    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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    Great receiver.

    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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    Onkyo excellence!

    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!

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    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