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Onkyo TX-NR808

Home theater receiver with 3D-ready HDMI switching, Internet-ready

Item # 580TXN808B

Onkyo's TX-NR808 receiver is your gateway to nearly limitless entertainment possibilities.

Onkyo's TX-NR808 receiver is your gateway to nearly limitless entertainment possibilities.

Discontinued item

Item # 580TXN808B

About the Onkyo TX-NR808

Onkyo's TX-NR808 receiver is your gateway to nearly limitless entertainment possibilities. You can tap in to your home network, and enjoy music stored on your PC through your main system, instead of a pair of pint-sized computer speakers. You can also enjoy Internet radio stations — or let Pandora® create a set of customized "stations" based on your own tastes.
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Onkyo's TX-NR808 receiver is your gateway to nearly limitless entertainment possibilities. You can tap in to your home network, and enjoy music stored on your PC through your main system, instead of a pair of pint-sized computer speakers. You can also enjoy Internet radio stations — or let Pandora® create a set of customized "stations" based on your own tastes.

State of the art sound in your living room
Lucasfilm Ltd.'s THX Select2 Plus certification delivers guaranteed home theater excellence. Seven channels of high-current power plus state-of-the-art surround decoding team up to deliver intense, hard-hitting sound for your movies, music, TV shows, and video games. Exclusive THX Plus listening modes keep your surround effects detailed and accurate, even at lower listening levels.

A great listening experience for everyone in the room
Back in the day there was only one spot in the room for the best sound. Now you won't have to flip a coin for it. Onkyo included Audyssey MultEQ®, a sophisticated automatic speaker calibration system. The 'NR808 uses the included microphone to analyze sound from up to six different listening positions, then automatically adjusts level, equalization, and delay settings for each of your speakers. You get precise response across a wide listening area instead of just a single "sweet spot," so everyone will enjoy optimized home theater sound.

Lots more sources of music
Plug your iPod® or iPhone® into the front panel USB for control, charging and album art on your monitor. Or just connect your thumb drive for hours of listening pleasure. The 'NR808 is SIRIUS Radio ready, too — just hook up an optional home tuner to receive your favorite satellite radio channels. Or add Onkyo's HD Radio tuner to listen to the free digital over-the-air programming that many AM and FM stations now broadcast.

Learn about the ins and outs of HDMI connections at the Crutchfield Learning Center.
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Power and processing:

  • 135 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.08% THD
  • THX Select2 Plus certification
  • THX listening modes for optimized surround sound at any listening level
  • Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, THX Surround EX®, Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES™, Pro Logic® IIx, and DTS Neo:6 decoding
  • Dolby Pro Logic® IIz expands the soundstage's vertical dimension (requires an additional pair of "height" speakers
  • Audyssey Laboratories' MultEQ® six-point auto setup and room calibration system (microphone included)
  • Audyssey DSX processing for enhanced surround sound height and width effects using additional front speakers
  • Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for fuller sound at lower listening levels
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume™ mode to keep listening levels steady
Digital Music Options:
  • streams music from your PC and the Internet (broadband connection required)
  • SIRIUS satellite radio capable (requires SIRIUS subscription and optional SiriusConnect™ home tuner kit)
  • iPod/iPhone iPod® integration (video playback requires optional UP-A1 iPod dock)
  • HD Radio ready (requires optional Onkyo UP-HT1 HD Radio tuner)
  • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified to ensure optimal compatibility with other network-enabled equipment
Audio Performance Features:
  • 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
  • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers
  • Direct/Pure Audio modes for better stereo sound
  • high-current amplifier design
Connections:
  • 1080p-compatible HDMI switching: 7 in, 1 out
  • HDMI version 1.4a with support for 3D video, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, x.v.Color, auto lip-sync, DVD-Audio, SACD, multichannel PCM, and HDMI-CEC
  • Audio Return Channel function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner via HDMI
  • RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) control via HDMI with compatible components (HDMI-CEC)
  • 1080p video upconversion with Faroudja DCDi Cinema Enhancement for all non-HD sources
  • three-room/three-source output:
    • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room (using powered 2nd room stereo output allows 5.1 home theater in main room)
    • line-level stereo audio output for 3rd room
  • component video switching (2 in, 1 out)
  • component video conversion (composite to S-video, or composite and S-video to component)
  • digital audio inputs: 2 optical (including 1 front panel), 3 coaxial
  • 5 audio/video inputs, including:
    • 1 front-panel input with composite video
    • 4 rear-panel inputs with composite and S-video
  • 3 audio-only inputs (including phono)
  • USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives, hard disk drives, and portable MP3 music players
  • 7.2-channel analog audio preamp output
  • Ethernet port for music and JPEG streaming from a wired PC network
  • RS-232 port for automated control systems
  • 1 pair of main speaker outputs
General Features:
  • on-screen display for easier system setup and operation
  • DLNA certified for better compatibility with other certified networking components
  • learning/multibrand remote
  • 17-1/8"W x 7-7/8"H x 18-1/2"D
  • weight: 40 lbs.
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # TXNR808

What's in the box:

  • Black AM/FM/Surround receiver
  • 70" AC power cord
  • Wireless remote control (RC-771M)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • ACM1H Audyssey setup microphone (18' cable attached terminated with a 3.5mm mono mini-jack)
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna (with push-on "F" connector)
  • Instruction Manual (English)
  • Instruction Manual (French/ Spanish)
  • Quick setup guide
  • Using SIRIUS Satellite Radio booklet (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Using Internet Radio booklet (English/ French/ Spanish)
  • Remote control code guide
  • Software notice
  • Firmware update information
  • Product registration/Warranty information
  • iPod dock/HD Radio module information
  • RIHD-compatible note
  • Auto Power Down note
  • SIRIUS brochure
  • Sheet of adhesive labels

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Features & specs

Amplification
Number Of Channels 7
Stereo RMS Power (watts) 135
THD in Stereo 0.08 %
Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
Minimum Impedance L/R 4 ohms
Minimum Impedance Center 4 ohms
Minimum Impedance Surround 4 ohms
General Features
Bluetooth No
Apple AirPlay No
Alexa-compatible No
Google Assistant-compatible No
Chromecast built-in No
DTS Play-Fi No
App Remote Control No
On-Screen Display Thru All monitor outs
Auto Speaker Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
Multi-room Audio/Video
Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
Multi-room HDMI Output No
Total Number of Zones 3
Playback from Digital Audio Inputs No
Playback from Streaming Sources No
Surround Processing
Dolby Digital DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
Dolby Atmos N/A
Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization ---
DTS DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6
DTS:X ---
DTS Virtual:X ---
Inputs & Outputs
Phono Input 1
Audio-Video Inputs 6
Audio-only Inputs 2
Component Video Inputs 2
Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
Optical Digital Inputs 3
Coaxial Digital Inputs 3
Optical Digital Outputs None
Coaxial Digital Outputs None
HDMI Inputs 7
HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
Subwoofer Outputs 2
Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
Multi-Channel Analog Input Yes
Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
Main Speaker Output Pairs Posts
Main Speaker Terminals Posts
Ethernet Port 1
USB Connections 1
Removable Power Cord IEC 2-prong
HDMI Features
HDMI Version 1.4a
VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) No
ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) No
4K/120Hz-Capable Inputs No
Audio Return Channel ARC supported
Video Upscaling No
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Support
HDR10 No
HDR10+ No
HLG No
Dolby Vision No
Other Specs
FM Sensitivity Not Given
Multibrand Remote Control Yes
Learning Remote Yes
LCD Remote
Width (inches) 17.125
Height (inches) 7.875
Depth (inches) 18.5
Weight (pounds) 40.3
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years

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Audio Features
Video Features
Tuner Functions
Network Function
USB/iPod Connectivity
Convenience Features
Remote Control
 

Audio Features

WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology): This technology uses low-negative-feedback circuit topology for accurate signal reproduction, improved dynamic signal-to-noise ratio, and better delivery of power peaks.

H.C.P.S.: The Onkyo TX-NR808 is equipped with a High Current Power Supply (H.C.P.S.), a massive high power transformer to keep your music sounding great at low and high volume levels.

Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs): The receiver is equipped with 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown DACs to decode and playback high-resolution recordings with less jitter and clearer sound.

32-Bit Processing DSP: The Onkyo TX-NR808 is equipped with a powerful and accurate 32-bit processing DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for better surround sound reproduction.

Listening Modes: This receiver incorporates a wide variety of listening modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. You can assign a default listening mode to each input source so that listening mode is engaged automatically when that source is selected. The following listening modes are available:

Listening Mode Description Input Source Maximum Channel Output
Pure Audio all display and video circuitry is turned off to minimize any possible noise Mono, Stereo, 5.1ch, 7.1ch, DTS-ES, Dolby Digital EX 7.1
Direct audio from the input source is output without surround-sound processing; delivers pure sound with minimum sound quality adjustment and filtration
Stereo sound is output by the front left and right speakers and subwoofer 2.1
Mono use when watching an old movie with a mono soundtrack 7.1
Multichannel use with PCM multichannel sources 5.1ch 7.1
Dolby Pro Logic II Dolby Pro Logic II Movie, Dolby Pro Logic II Music, Dolby Pro Logic II Game Stereo 5.1
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Dolby Pro Logic IIx Movie, Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music, Dolby Pro Logic IIx Game Stereo, 5.1ch 7.1
Dolby Pro Logic IIz expands stereo or multi-channel sources to 7.1-channels with Front-Height speakers (no surround back speakers) Stereo, 5.1ch, 7.1ch 7.1
Dolby Digital Dolby Digital Bitstream 5.1
Dolby Digital EX Bitstream 7.1
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD Bitstream 7.1
DTS DTS Bitstream 7.1
DTS Express Bitstream 7.1
DTS-ES DTS-ES Discrete, DTS-ES Matrix Bitstream 7.1
DTS-HD DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio Bitstream 7.1
DTS 96/24 use with DTS 96/24 sources; high-resolution DTS with 96 kHz sampling rate and 24-bit resolution Bitstream 7.1
DTS Neo: 6 Neo: 6 Cinema or Neo: 6 Music Stereo 7.1
DSD used with SACDs that feature multi-channel audio 5.1ch 7.1
Audyssey DSX adds front wide or front high speakers to a 5.1-channel system for better sound envelopment; options include Audyssey DSX, Pro Logic II Movie DSX, Pro Logic II Music DSX, Pro Logic II Game DSX, Neo: 6 Cinema DSX, and Neo: 6 Music DSX 5.1ch, 7.1ch, DTS-ES 7.1
THX THX Cinema, THX Music, THX Games, THX Select2 Cinema, THX Select2 Music, THX Select2 Games, THX Surround EX 5.1ch, 7.1ch, Bitstream 7.1

Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the A/V receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to your Blu-ray player via HDMI.

THX: The TX-NR808 is THX Select2 Plus certified. THX surround technology was founded by George Lucas and utilizes stringent standards that ensure movies are reproduced in movie theaters and home theaters just as the director intended.

THX Loudness Plus: THX Loudness Plus is a volume control technology featured in THX Ultra2 Plus and THX Select2 Plus certified receivers. With THX Loudness Plus, home theater audiences can experience the rich details in a surround mix at any volume level. THX Loudness Plus compensates for the tonal and spatial shifts that occur when the volume is reduced by intelligently adjusting ambient surround channel levels and frequency response. The THX Loudness Plus feature can be applied when listening in any THX listening mode.

Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music Settings: While listening in the Dolby Pro Logic IIx Music format, there are three further enhancements you can adjust:

  • Panorama: Broadens the front stereo image to the surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect, especially effective when there is limited output from the surround channels, panorama can be turned on/off in the menu.
  • Dimension: Allows you to move the sound field forward or backward.
  • Center Width: Allows you to adjust the width of the center channel.

PLIIz Height Gain: The Height Gain Control in Dolby Pro Logic IIz enables you to select how much gain is applied to the front-height effect speakers. There are three settings - Low, Mid, and High.

Center Image: In the DTS Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image feature adjusts the output of the left and right channels relative to the center channel, allowing you to make the center channel more or less dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center channel, especially when the listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 5 (nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut in half).

Onkyo Original DSP Modes: The Onkyo TX-NR808 features its own proprietary set of DSP (Digital Signal Processing) modes to bring your movies and music more to life:

DSP Mode Description Input Source Maximum Speaker Output
Orchestra classical or operatic music Mono, Stereo, 5.1ch, Bitstream 7.1ch
Unplugged acoustic instruments, vocals, and jazz
Studio-Mix rock or pop
TV Logic adds realistic acoustics to TV shows recorded in a studio
Game four gaming modes - RPG, Action, Rock, and Sports
All Channel Stereo stereo sound from all speakers Mono, Stereo, 5.1ch, 7.1ch, Bitstream 7.1ch
Full Mono all speakers output the same sound in mono
Theater Dimensional

enjoy virtual surround sound even with only two or three speakers; works by controlling how sounds reach the listener's left and right ears

Listening Angle: While listening in the Theater Dimensional mode you can adjust the listening angle to either Wide (40°) or Narrow (20°).

Audyssey MultEQ Automatic Speaker Setup: With the supplied speaker setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ determines the number of speakers connected, their optimum crossover frequencies, and their distances from the primary listening position, then adjusts each automatically. The room's acoustical properties are then measured and corrected over the listening area in both the frequency and time domain. There is a threaded insert on the bottom of the microphone so it can be mounted on a tripod for accurate listening position placement. Up to six listening position measurements are taken to optimize the surround effect for a broad area. If you prefer you can also setup your speaker system manually:

  • Subwoofer: yes/no; is a sub connected
  • Crossover: set the crossover point for each set of speakers (front, center, surround, surround back, front wide, and front high) individually; full bandwidth, 40 Hz, 50 Hz, 60 Hz, 70 Hz, 80 Hz (THX standard), 90 Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz, 150 Hz, or 200 Hz
  • Speaker Distance: the from the listening position to each speaker can be set from six inches to 30 feet in six inch increments
  • LFE Crossover: the subwoofer crossover is set separately from the other speakers; 80 Hz, 90 Hz, 100 Hz, or 120 Hz
  • Speaker Levels: the output level of each speaker is adjustable +/-12dB; -15dB to +12dB for the subwoofer

Audyssey Dynamic EQ: Audyssey Dynamic EQ solves the problem of deteriorating sound quality as volume is decreased by taking into account human perception and room acoustics. Dynamic EQ selects the best possible frequency response and surround levels moment-by-moment as volume is changed. The result is bass response, tonal balance, and surround impression that remain constant despite changes in volume. Audyssey Dynamic EQ combines information from incoming source levels with actual output sound levels in the room, a prerequisite for delivering a loudness correction solution. Audyssey Dynamic EQ works in tandem with Audyssey MultEQ to provide well-balanced sound for every listener at any volume level.

Audyssey Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume corrects the problem of large variations in volume level between television programs, commercials, and between the soft and loud passages of movies. Dynamic Volume looks at the preferred volume setting by the user and then monitors how the volume of program material is being perceived by listeners in real time to decide whether an adjustment is needed. Whenever necessary, Dynamic Volume makes the necessary rapid or gradual adjustments to maintain the desired playback volume level while optimizing the dynamic range. Audyssey Dynamic EQ is integrated in Dynamic Volume so that as the playback volume is adjusted automatically, the perceived bass response, tonal balance, surround impression, and dialog clarity remain the same whether watching movies, flipping between television channels, or changing from stereo to surround sound content.

Music Optimizer: The Music Optimizer function enhances the sound quality of compressed music files. The Music Optimizer function works with analog inputs and PCM digital signals with a sampling rate below 48kHz.

Late Night Feature: The Late Night feature limits the dynamic range of Dolby Digital recordings. Limiting the dynamic range makes it easier to find a volume that ensures the quiet sounds are not too quiet and the loud sounds are not too loud for night time listening. This allows you to comfortably listen without the need to constantly adjust the volume to keep from waking family/neighbors.

Note: This feature only works with material encoded in Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby TrueHD; the effect will vary from one soundtrack to another.

Audio Sync: Occasionally the audio and video signals are not properly synchronized, typically when using a progressive scanning DVD player. You can correct this by delaying the audio; options are 0 (no delay) to 250 milliseconds, in 5 millisecond steps.

ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.

Multi-Zone: In addition to the main listening room, you can also enjoy audio playback from different sources in two other rooms of your home using the receiver's multi-zone capabilities. The receiver features Zone 2 speaker terminals as well as Zone 2 and Zone 3 pre-outs:

  • Line Out: By using the line-level outputs on the TX-NR808 you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in a second and third room, allowing you to listen to 7.1-channel surround in the main room and play different audio sources in two other rooms. The volume of the line outputs can be set to fixed or variable.
  • Speaker Out: By using the Zone 2 speaker-level outputs on the TX-NR808 you can directly connect speakers in another room, allowing you to listen to 5.1-channel surround sound in your main room and play a different audio source in the other room. In this case the volume of Zone 2 is controlled by the TX-NR808 receiver.

Note: By using the Zone 2 line level output, you can use the receiver's Zone 2 speaker terminal outputs to power a pair of front wide speakers for Audyssey DSX, while also having surround back speakers connected (only one of these pair is active at any given time).

Bi-Amping Front Speakers: The Surround-Back speaker terminals can be reassigned and used along with the Front terminals to bi-amp the front speakers, providing improved bass and treble performance. When bi-amping the front speakers the receiver is able to power up to five speakers in the main room.

Assignable Digital Inputs: The Onkyo receiver is equipped with three optical digital inputs (one on the front panel) and three coaxial digital inputs. All five of the rear panel digital inputs are assignable to any of the inputs.

Binding Post Speaker Outputs: There are color-coded binding post connectors for the left front, right front, center, left surround, right surround, left surround back, right surround back, left front high, right front high, left front wide/zone 2, and right front wide/zone 2 speakers. The binding posts are not 5-way because a plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs.

Front-Panel AUX Input: The receiver features a front-panel auxiliary input for easily connecting a portable device; there are stereo RCA, composite video, optical digital, and HDMI jacks.

Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, the speakers in the main room are automatically muted. If powered by the TX-NR808, the Zone 2 speakers are not muted.

Video Features

HDMI (v1.4a): The TX-NR808 has seven HDMI v1.4a inputs, six on the rear panel and one front. The front jack is fixed as the Aux input, while the six rear panel jacks are assignable to any of the other inputs. The receiver's HDMI circuitry allows the receiver to output an HDMI audio signal from its speaker outputs, headphone out, and HDMI out so you don't have to run additional analog or digital cables. The receiver uses HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), so only HDCP-compatible components can display the picture.

Video Scaling and Conversion: Composite video, S-video and component video signals are converted to HDMI and can be scaled to the resolution set in the menu: Through (no scaling), Auto (automatically scaled to the highest resolution supported by the display), 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p. When the monitor output is set to analog, composite video and S-video signals are converted to component video and scaled to the resolution set in the menu: Through, 480p, 720p, or 1080i.

3D-Compatible: The TX-NR808's HDMI v.1.4a connections will accept 3D video from your 3D Blu-ray player and output the video signal in 3D to your 3D-ready HDTV.

x.v.Color: The receiver supports x.v.Color, offering a wider color range than the current broadcast standard. For the x.v.Color feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible (camera-editing-format-player-display).

Deep Color: The Onkyo receiver also supports Deep Color which allows increased color depth of video signals passing through HDMI. Without Deep Color, the number of colors expressed by 1 pixel is 24 bits (16,777,216 colors). Using Deep Color, the number of colors expressed by 1 pixel is 36 bits. Since the gradation of the depth of a color can be expressed more finely with more bits, continuous color changes can be more smoothly displayed. For the Deep Color feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible (camera-editing-format-player-display).

Note: x.v. Color and Deep Color technology are supported only when the source, HDMI cable, media (original recording), and HDTV all support those features.

Auto Lip Sync: The Lip Sync function can automatically synchronize HDMI audio and video that has gotten out of sync due to the complex digital video processing being performed. With HDMI Lip Sync, the audio delay required to synchronize the audio and video is calculated and applied automatically by the A/V receiver.

Component Video: There are 2 component video inputs and 1 component video output. The component video inputs and outputs have a bandwidth of 5Hz to 100MHz to support HD signals.

Tuner Functions

AM/FM Tuner: With the built-in tuner you can enjoy AM and FM radio stations. You can store your favorite stations as presets for quick selection. You can store a combination of up to 40 of your favorite FM/AM radio stations as presets.

HD Radio Ready: The Onkyo UP-HT1 HD Radio Module (item number 580UPHT1, sold separately) sends high-quality digital AM/FM audio via a single proprietary cable to the Onkyo receiver's Universal Port. The same convenient cable also powers the tuner unit, saving on cable clutter. The tuner features 40 presets for FM and AM stations. A rear-side Universal Port input gives you the option of daisy chaining a second compatible device, such as the UP-A1 Onkyo Dock for the iPod.

Sirius Satellite Radio Ready: The TX-NR808 can be connected to the optional SiriusConnect Home Tuner kit (item number 607SCH1, sold separately) or SiriusConnect Home Tuner Receiver (item number 220SCH2P, sold separately), which allows you to receive Sirius Satellite Radio through the receiver. You can search Sirius radio stations by Channel, Category or Direct Tuning. You can also choose to display the following Sirius information on the receiver's display - Channel Name, Channel Number, Category Name, Artist Name or Song Title. You can store a combination of 40 of your favorite Sirius, AM, and FM radio stations.

Network Functions

Network-Ready: The Onkyo TX-NR808 A/V receiver is network-ready, which means you can connect it to your home network with a standard Ethernet cable and enjoy the music files stored on your computer or media server. If your network is connected to the Internet (broadband), you can also enjoy Internet radio.

Ethernet Connection (LAN): Connecting the A/V receiver's Ethernet (RJ-45) port to a 100Base-TX switched Ethernet network is recommended for best results. Use a shielded CAT-5 Ethernet cable to connect the receiver to your home network.

Note: Although it is possible to play music on a computer that is connected to the network wirelessly, playback may be unreliable; a wired connection is recommended.

Internet Radio: The Onkyo TX-NR808 offers the full vTuner Internet Radio Service when connected to your home network so you can access Internet Radio stations such as Pandora and Rhapsody. Once connected to the Internet, you can search for and play Internet radio stations and podcasts at any time. To enhance your Internet radio experience, the onkyo.vtuner.com/ portal is available as an easy way to browse stations, set up/organize your favorites, add your own stations, and get help. You can preset up to 40 Internet radio stations for easy recall.

Note: To receive Internet radio, your Ethernet network must have Internet access. Internet URLs in the following formats are supported: PLS, M3U, and podcast (RSS). However, depending on the type of data or audio format used by the Internet radio station, you may not be able to listen to some stations.

Media Server Playback: You play back music files stored on your computer or media server (the TX-NR808 is DLNA certified). MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, WAV, AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, and LPCM file formats are compatible. Each folder on the server may contain up to 20,000 music files, and folders may be nested up to 16 levels deep.

Media Server Requirements: The receiver can play digital music files stored on a computer or media server using the following technologies:

  • Windows Media Player 11
  • Windows Media Connect 2.0
  • DLNA-Compatible Media Server

USB/iPod Connectivity

USB Terminal: A USB Mass Storage Class memory device can be connected to the USB type-A terminal located on the front panel, allowing you to play music files through the receiver. Compatible formats include MP3 (8-320kbps), WMA (5-320kbps), WMA Lossless, WAV, AAC (8-320kbps), FLAC, Ogg Vorbis (48-500kbps), and LPCM. MP3 players containing music files that are managed with special music software are not supported.

iPod Compatibility: Using a USB to iPod Dock cable plugged into the front panel USB port, music can be played directly from an iPod. The iPod is controlled by the receiver's remote and text, album art, and elapsed time are displayed on the connected video monitor. An iPod containing music files managed with iTunes is not supported. Video and still photos (as well as music) can be played from an iPod using an optional UP-A1 iPod dock. Using the dock cable to connect directly, iPod compatibility is as follows (as of August 2010):

iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
Audio Video Out Remote iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
dock connector 3rd N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th N N N N N N N
mini 1st N N N N N N N
2nd N N N N N N N
video 5th Y N Y N Y Y Y
classic 80GB Y N Y Y Y Y Y
120GB Y N Y Y Y Y Y
160GB Y N Y Y Y Y Y
nano 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
2nd Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3rd Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4th Y N Y Y Y Y Y
5th Y N Y Y Y Y Y
6th Y N Y Y Y Y Y
touch 1st Y N Y Y Y Y Y
2nd Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3rd Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4th Y N Y Y Y Y Y
iPhone 2G Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3G Y N Y Y Y Y Y
3GS Y N Y Y Y Y Y
4 Y N Y Y Y Y Y

Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.

Convenience Features

On-Screen Display: The on-screen setup menu is visible through all the monitor outputs (the volume display is not available using the composite video or S-video outputs).

Multi-Channel Input: The receiver is equipped with one set of 8-channel RCA type inputs for use with an outboard 5.1 or 7.1 channel decoder; there are inputs for left front, right front, center, left surround, right surround, surround back left, surround back right, and subwoofer.

Line Level Outputs: There are 13 pre-amp outputs for connection to external power amplifiers; 7.2-channel surround sound, Zone2 stereo, and Zone3 stereo.

Sleep Timer: From the remote, you can set the unit to automatically turn off after as much as 90 minutes or as little as 10 minutes; choices are presented in 10 minute increments.

Display Dimmer: The display brightness has three settings; Dim, Dimmer, and Normal.

Remote Control

Multi-brand/Learning Remote: The supplied wireless remote is a multi-brand/learning remote. The remote is pre-programmed to operate popular brands of equipment including DVD players, DVD recorders, Blu-ray players, VCRs, TVs, Cable boxes and Satellite receivers. Also, the remote can learn up to 90 commands from infrared remotes of other components.

HDMI Control: This function allows CEC-compatible components or RIHD-compatible (Remote Interactive over HDMI) components connected via HDMI to be controlled with the TX-NR808. The A/V receiver offers the following CEC HDMI controls:

  • Control: this function allows CEC-standard-compatible equipment connected to HDMI and RIHD-compatible equipment to be operated together with the Onkyo receiver
  • Power Control: links the power functions of CEC-compatible components or RIHD-compatible components
  • TV Control: control basic receiver functions from an RIHD-compatible TV connected

RI Remote Control Jack: The 1/8" RI remote control jack allows you to connect this receiver to other compatible Onkyo components.

IR Input/Output: The 3.5mm IR input jack allows you to control the receiver without line-of-sight access using an optional IR remote control system and locating the remote sensor in sight. The 3.5mm IR output jack allows you to send the control signals to an additional components.

12 Volt Triggers: Two 3.5mm mini-jack outputs can be connected to the 12-volt trigger inputs on power amplifiers in Zone 2 and Zone 3. When the zone is turned on, a 12-volt trigger signal is output from the corresponding plug.

RS-232C Port: The TX-NR808 has an RS-232C port for connection to external control systems from companies such as AMX or Crestron.

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