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Onkyo TX-NR828

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

Item # 580TXN828

Onkyo doesn't know what kind of speakers or music sources you already have in your home theater.

Onkyo doesn't know what kind of speakers or music sources you already have in your home theater.

Discontinued item
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Item # 580TXN828

About the Onkyo TX-NR828

At home in almost any home theater

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

At home in almost any home theater

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

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

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

Take high-def video even higher

Onkyo's free remote app for Apple and Android

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

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

Stream music wirelessly from anywhere and everywhere

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

Easy setup and control

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

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

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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
    • THX® Select2 Plus™ certified for uncompromised home theater sound
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding, including Dolby Pro Logic IIz
    • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p and 4K) with Marvell Qdeo™ video processing
    • Audyssey MultEQ® auto speaker calibration (microphone included)
    • Audyssey DSX® processing for enhanced surround sound height or width effects using additional front speakers
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume® mode to maintain steady listening levels
    • Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for fuller surround sound at lower volumes
    Digital and Streaming Music Options:
    • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
      • includes support for Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, SiriusXM, Slacker, TuneIn, and Aupeo! (subscription required for some services)
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from a compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer
    • front-panel MHL-ready HDMI input for accessing content from select Android smartphones and tablets
    • DLNA-certified for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • plays DSD files (2.8 MHz .dsf files) from network and USB storage devices
    Multi-room Audio:
    • three-room/three-source output
      • powered stereo audio output for 2nd room
      • using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.2 home theater in main room
      • line-level 2nd and 3rd room outputs for use with separate amplifiers or receivers
      • output in 3rd room requires the use of separate amplifier or powered speakers
      • only analog, network or USB audio sources can be output to Zones 2 and 3
    Audio Performance Features:
    • high-current amplifier design with massive power transformer
    • 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    • direct mode switches off unnecessary circuitry to provide cleaner sound
    • Music Optimizer function enhances the sound quality of compressed music files
    Connections:
    • HDMI 1.4a audio/video switching: 8 in (includes 1 front-panel MHL-compatible input), 2 out
    • component video switching: 2 in, 1 out
    • composite video switching: 5 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 1 out
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 3 coaxial
    • 7 analog stereo audio inputs (includes 1 front-panel input)
    • 7.2-channel preamp outputs include outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
    • phono input for connecting a turntable
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB storage devices; iPod®/iPhone® use requires the Onkyo DS-A4 or DS-A5 docks
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • outputs for 11 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front High/Bi-Amp L/R, Front Wide/Zone 2 L/R)
    • receiver can power a maximum of 7 channels at once
    • RS 232, IR, and 12-volt trigger inputs
    General Features:
    • free Onkyo remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • 4K and 3D video pass-through
    • This receiver is not HDCP 2.2-compliant and will not support copy-protected 4K video content.
    • Audio Return Channel function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner via HDMI (Main HDMI output only)
    • Phase-Matching Bass optimizes low frequencies to preserve clarity with vocals and movie dialogue
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
    • 40 AM/FM presets
    • programmable remote
    • 17-1/8"W x 7-13/16"H x 16-7/16"D
    • weight: 33.1 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # TX-NR828

    What's in the box:

    • 7.2ch AV receiver
    • 6' AC power cord
    • Wireless remote control (RC-840M)
    • 2 "AA" batteries
    • Audyssey microphone (w/ attached 19.5' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna (w/ push-on "F" connector)
    • Instruction Manual on CD-ROM
    • Quick Start Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
    • WiFi/Bluetooth Troubleshoot Guide
    • Product registration card/Warranty information
    • RIHD-compatibility note
    • Safety Information
    • Disclaimer note
    • Important Notice Regarding Software
    • Sheet of adhesive labels
    • Onkyo brochure

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    Features & specs

    Amplification
    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 130
    THD in Stereo 0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 4 ohms
    General Features
    Bluetooth Built-in
    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 HDMI
    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 ---
    Playback from Digital Audio Inputs No
    Playback from Streaming Sources Yes
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos No
    Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization ---
    DTS DTS, ES, DTS-HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
    DTS:X ---
    DTS Virtual:X ---
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input 1
    Audio-Video Inputs ---
    Audio-only Inputs ---
    Component Video Inputs ---
    Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
    Optical Digital Inputs 2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 3
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    Number of HDMI Inputs 8
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 2
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Discrete Subwoofer Outputs No
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs
    Main Speaker Terminals ---
    Ethernet Port ---
    USB Connections ---
    Removable Power Cord IEC 3-prong
    Supports Wireless Rear Speakers No
    HDMI Features
    HDMI Version 1.4
    VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) No
    ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) No
    4K/120Hz-Capable Inputs No
    Audio Return Channel ARC supported
    Video Upscaling To 4K
    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
    Width (inches) 17.125
    Height (inches) 7.8125
    Depth (inches) 16.4375
    Weight (pounds) 33.1
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
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    Audio Section

    7 Channel Amplifier: The Onkyo TX-NR828 AV receiver features a 7-channel amplifier rated at 130 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20Hz-20kHz, with 0.08%, driving 2 channels). The AV receiver's amplifier employs WRAT, 3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry, H.C.P.S, and Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry for dynamic, detailed, clear sound.

    • WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology): WRAT is based around a low negative-feedback circuit topology that works to reduce signal noise and distortion across the frequency range. A "closed ground-loop circuit" design is employed, in which each circuit has a separate link to the power supply. This helps to cancel individual circuit noise and keep the ground potential free of distortion. High Instantaneous Current Capability (HICC) enables WRAT amplifiers to immediately cancel the speakers' reflex energy and instantaneously send out the next signal. The same high current better manages speaker impedance fluctuations, which can negatively affect performance.
    • 3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry: The AV receiver incorporates 3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry into the front & center channels. This core Onkyo technology employs a low-NFB (negative feedback) design that makes the sound more natural.
    • H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply): Under the anti-resonant cover of any Onkyo receiver, you'll instantly notice the High Current Power Supply (H.C.P.S.) transformer. With its huge, isolated power supply design and high-capacity filter capacitors, it delivers the large amounts of power necessary for reproducing the wide dynamics of movie soundtracks and the detail and clarity of your music.
    • Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry: Optimum Gain Volume Circuitry adjusts the gain so that less than half the amount of attenuation is needed, ensuring the signal never comes close to the noise floor. This protects the signal against noise, resulting in a dramatically clearer sound.

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

    • Normal (7.2ch): The Onkyo TX-NR828 provides 7.2ch surround in your main listening area. You'll be able to connect Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, Front Height, and Front Wide speakers to the AV receiver (Zone 2 not available). The receiver will automatically select between the Surround Back, Front Height, and Front Wide speakers based on the source content and soundfield choice (the Surround Back, Front Height, and Front Wide speakers cannot play at the same time).
    • Front Bi-Amp (5.2ch):The Surround-Back/Front-High/Front-Wide speaker channels can be reassigned and used along with the Front terminals to bi-amp the front speakers, providing improved bass & treble performance. When bi-amping the front speakers the receiver is limited to a 5.2ch speaker system in the main room. Surround Back, Front Height, Front Wide, and Zone 2 speakers are not available in this configuration.
    • Powered Zone 2 (7.2ch + Zone 2): In this configuration, you can connect Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, Front Height, and Zone 2 speakers to the AV receiver. When Zone 2 is off, all seven channels will be used in the Main Zone; the receiver will automatically select between the Surround Back or Front Height speakers based on the source content and soundfield choice (Surround Back and Front Height speakers cannot play at the same time). When Zone 2 is on, power to the two surround back/front height channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2, and the Main Zone will receive only five channels of power. Front Wide speakers are not available in this configuration.

    192kHz/24-bit DACs + 32-Bit DSP Processing: This Onkyo TX-NR828 is equipped with 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown DACs to decode and playback high-resolution recordings with less jitter and clearer sound. The receiver also employs a powerful and highly accurate 32-bit processing DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for better surround sound reproduction.

    PLL (Phase Locked Loop): PLL jitter-cleaning circuit technology reduces jitter by comparing the input and output phases of the digital signal and creating an accurate clock waveform. This enhances the precision of digital signal processing and noticeably improves audio quality. Jitter-cleaning technology works both for digital signals input via HDMI and for digital signals converted from analog signals inside the receiver itself.

    Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Onkyo TX-NR828 AV receiver supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding formats.

    Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical or coaxial).

    THX Select 2 Plus Certified: The TX-NR828 AV receiver is THX Select 2 Plus certified. Founded by George Lucas, THX develops stringent standards that ensure movies are reproduced in movie theaters and home theaters just as the director intended. From early design concepts to product rollout, THX works with its manufacturing partners at each step of product development. Every detail is meticulously mapped to the THX performance standards. And THX engineers spend countless hours testing and analyzing each product for sound quality, usability and interoperability. The result of this collaborative process is a THX Certified receiver, amplifier or pre-amplifier designed from the ground-up to present your favorite movies, music, and games in 5.1ch to 7.1ch surround sound loud and clear at studio reference volumes. THX Select 2 Plus is specified for rooms where the screen-to-seat viewing distance is 10-12 feet and the room volume is 3,000 cubic feet or greater.

    • THX Surround EX: The THX Surround EX mode further expands 5.1ch sources for 6.1ch or 7.1ch playback.
    • THX Loudness Plus: THX Loudness Plus compensates for the tonal and spatial shifts that occur when the volume is reduced by intelligently adjusting ambient surround channel levels and frequency response. With THX Loudness Plus, home theater audiences can experience the rich details in a surround mix at any volume level.

    Onkyo Original DSP Modes: Onkyo's Original DSP Modes, combined with Dolby Digital/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic processing, produce more realistic, powerful sound effects for your movie and music sound tracks based on the type of content and your home theater setup. You can choose from the following:

    • Orchestra: For classical or operatic music.
    • Unplugged: For acoustic instruments, vocals, and jazz.
    • Studio-Mix: Suitable for rock or pop.
    • TV Logic: Adds realistic acoustics to TV shows.
    • Game: The receiver offers four different Gaming modes - RPG, Action, Rock, and Sports.
    • All Ch Stereo: Stereo sound from all speakers. Ideal for background music.
    • Full Mono: All speakers output the same sound in mono.
    • Theater-Dimensional (T-D): Theater-Dimensional circuitry takes the complexity out of conventional surround-sound setups and lets you experience the excitement of surround sound from as few as two ordinary speakers. Theater-Dimensional's unique multi-speaker modes let you place up to five speakers conveniently by the TV, for the most realistic virtual-surround sound possible.

    Audiophile Listening Modes: The Onkyo TX-NR828 offers two audiophile listening modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality performance. In Direct mode, audio from the input source is output without surround-sound processing. This mode delivers pure sound with minimum sound quality adjustment and filtration. In Pure Audio mode, the display and video circuitry are turned off, minimizing possible noise sources for the ultimate in high-fidelity audio reproduction.

    Audyssey Technology: The TX-NR828 features a full package of Audyssey audio technologies for optimal sound quality. Audyssey Dynamic Volume offers real-time volume adjustment, while Audyssey DynamicEQ improves your system's surround effects during low volume levels. Audyssey MultEQ automatically sets speakers to suit your room's listening environment and the speakers' characteristics. The AV receiver even offers Audyssey DSX which adds front speaker effects.

    • Audyssey MultEQ Automatic Speaker Setup: With the supplied speaker setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ determines the number of speakers connected, their optimum crossover frequencies, and their distances from the primary listening position, then adjusts each automatically. The room's acoustical properties are then measured and corrected over the listening area in both the frequency and time domain. There is a threaded insert on the bottom of the microphone so it can be mounted on a tripod for accurate listening position placement. Up to 6 listening position measurements are taken to optimize the surround effect for a broad area. If you prefer you can also setup your speaker system manually.
    • Audyssey Dynamic EQ: Audyssey Dynamic EQ solves the problem of deteriorating sound quality as volume is decreased by taking into account human perception and room acoustics. Dynamic EQ selects the best possible frequency response and surround levels moment-by-moment as volume is changed. The result is bass response, tonal balance and surround impression that remain constant despite changes in volume. Audyssey Dynamic EQ combines information from incoming source levels with actual output sound levels in the room, a prerequisite for delivering a loudness correction solution. Audyssey Dynamic EQ works in tandem with Audyssey 2EQ to provide well-balanced sound for every listener at any volume level.
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume solves the problem of large variations in volume level between television programs, commercials, and between the soft and loud passages of movies. Dynamic Volume looks at the preferred volume setting by t he user and then monitors how the volume of program material is being perceived by listeners in real time to decide whether an adjustment is needed. Whenever necessary, Dynamic Volume makes the necessary rapid or gradual adjustments to maintain the desired playback volume level while optimizing the dynamic range. Audyssey Dynamic EQ is integrated in Dynamic Volume so that as the playback volume is adjusted automatically, the perceived bass response, tonal balance, surround impression, and dialog clarity remain the same whether watching movies, flipping between television channels, or changing from stereo to surround sound content.
    • Audyssey Dynamic Surround Expansion (DSX): Audyssey DSX adds front effect speakers to improve spatial sound reproduction. Starting with a 5.1 channel system, DSX adds front Wide and/or front Height channels for better sound staging (although both wide and height speakers can be added, only one pair is used at a time). DSX also applies Surround Envelopment Processing to enhance the blend between the front and surround channels.

    Surround Parameters: The Onkyo TX-NR828 lets you tweak and fine tune specific surround sound modes to suit your preference.

    • Dolby Pro Logic II Music Settings: While listening in the Dolby Pro Logic II Music format, there are three further enhancements you can adjust; Panorama: (broadens the front stereo image to the surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect), Dimension (allows you to move the sound field forward or backward), and Center Width (allows you to adjust the width of the center channel).
    • Center Image: In the Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image feature adjusts the output of the left and right channels relative to the center channel, allowing you to make the center channel more or less dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center channel, especially when the listener is off-center. Adjustment varies from 5 (nothing subtracted from the L/R channels) to 0 (L/R channel output is cut in half).
    • Pro Logic IIz Height Gain: The Height Gain Control in Dolby Pro Logic IIz enables the listener to select how much gain is applied to the front high speakers. There are three settings, "Low", "Mid" and "High", and the front high speakers are accentuated in that order. While "Mid" is the default listening setting, the listener may adjust the Height Gain Control to their personal preference.
    • Listening Angle: While listening in the Theater Dimensional mode you can adjust the listening angle to either Wide (if listening angle is 40°) or Narrow (if listening angle is 20°).

    Audio Enhancements: The Onkyo TX-NR828 receiver provides various audio enhancements to deliver a high-quality listening experience every time.

    • CinemaFilter: Using the CinemaFilter you soften overly bright movie soundtracks. Movie soundtracks are typically mixed for a large theater (relative to your home theater) with lots of soft seats and thick curtains on the walls. Home theater settings often lack these high frequency absorbing wall treatments, making the soundtrack sound too bright. CinemaFilter accounts for this and for many movies sounds more natural at home.
    • Music Optimizer: The Music Optimizer function enhances the sound quality of compressed music files. The Music Optimizer function only works with PCM digital audio input signals with a sampling rate below 48kHz and analog input signals.
    • Late Night Feature: The Late Night feature limits the dynamic range of Dolby Digital recordings. Limiting the dynamic range makes it easier to find a volume that ensures the quiet sounds are not too quiet and the loud sounds are not too loud for night time listening. This allows you to comfortably listen to without the need to constantly adjust the volume to keep from waking family/neighbors. The choices are: Off, Low, and High. This feature only works with Dolby Digital Encoded software and the depth of the feature will vary based on the individual software package.

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

    • Tone Controls: You can independently adjust the Bass (50Hz) and Treble (20kHz) of the TX-NR828 from -10 to +10 dB.
    • Phase Matching Bass: Onkyo's Phase-Matching Bass optimizes low frequencies while preserving mid-range clarity. This means that powerful bass plays back with clear vocals; it doesn't overpower them.
    • Double Bass: You can also activate the Double Bass function in order to boost bass output even more by feeding bass sounds to the front left/right speakers, center-channel, and powered subwoofer.

    Volume Setup: The Onkyo AV receiver provides the following volume settings.

    • IntelliVolume: With IntelliVolume, you can set the input level for each input (+/-12dB) selector individually. This is useful if one of your source components is louder or quieter than the others. This function does not work in Zone 2.
    • Maximum Volume: Use this feature to set the receiver's maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid turning the volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from 30-79 (max), or Off (disabled).
    • Power On Volume: Use this feature to set the volume level when the power is turned on. You can choose between Last (same as the volume when the unit was turned off), Min (0), or 1-79.
    • Headphone Level: With this setting, you can specify the headphone volume (+/-12dB) relative to the main volume. This is useful if there's a volume difference between your speakers and your headphones.

    Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Onkyo AV receiver offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.

    • Assignable Digital Inputs: The Onkyo receiver is equipped with two optical digital inputs and three coaxial digital inputs. All five digital inputs are assignable. You can choose auto decoding , PCM, or DTS for the digital audio inputs. Auto will decode the signal in its original form (Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM, etc), PCM decodes the signal to 2-channel, while DTS decodes only DTS formatted sources.
    • Phono Input: The Onkyo AV receiver is fitted with a Phono input and ground terminal for connection of a turntable (MM).
    • Binding-Post Speaker Terminals: There are color-coded binding-post terminals for all speaker connections; Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, Front Wide/Zone 2 and Front High/Bi-Amp. The binding post terminals will accept bare-wire, pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single/dual). Use 4- to 16-ohm speakers.
    • 7.2ch Pre Outs: The Onkyo TX-NR828 features 7.2ch pre-amp outputs (Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back/Front Height/Front Wide, and Dual Subwoofer) for connection of an external power amplifier.
    • Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size 1/4" jack on the front panel, all the main speakers are automatically muted. However, the Zone 2/3 speakers remain on.

    Video Section

    HDMI (v1.4): The TX-NR828 has eight HDMI v1.4 inputs (7 rear/1 front) and two HDMI v1.4 outputs for connecting Blu-ray/DVD players, Satellite/Cable boxes, Game Consoles, and other video components to your TV. The front jack is fixed as the Aux input, while the seven rear panel jacks are assignable to any of the other inputs. The dual HDMI outputs can simultaneously output the same audio/video signal to two TVs (video is output at the resolution supported by both TVs). The HDMI jacks can accept and switch 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and 4K video signals to a HDTV. The HDMI jacks will also support uncompressed standard or high definition digital video along with the following audio signals; 2-channel linear PCM, Multichannel linear PCM (up to 7.1ch), and Bitstream (Dolby Digital/DTS, etc.). In addition, the HDMI jacks are 3D, ARC, HDMI-CEC, Deep/x.v.Color, and Auto Lip-Sync compatible.

    • 4K Pass Through: 4K Pass Through allows the Onkyo TX-NR828 to receive ultra high-definition resolution video and pass the video signal to a 4K compatible TV or display monitor. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats. 4K pass through is supported by the receiver's HDMI 1-4 inputs and both HDMI outputs.
    • 3D-Ready: The TX-NR828 's HDMI v.1.4 connections will accept 3D video from your 3D-ready Blu-ray player and output the video signal in 3D to your 3D-ready flat-panel television.
    • Deep/x.v.Color Support: The Onkyo receiver supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.
    • ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television. The receiver's main HDMI monitor output supports the ARC function, while the sub HDMI monitor output does not.
    • Auto Lip-Sync: The Lip-Sync function can automatically synchronize HDMI audio and video that has gotten out of sync due to the complex digital video processing being performed by your HDMI-compatible TV. With HDMI Lip-Sync, the audio delay required to synchronize the audio and video is calculated and applied automatically by the AV receiver.

    Marvel Qdeo Video Chip for 4K Upscaling: The Onkyo TX-NR828 utilizes a Marvel Qdeo Video Chip for 4K upscaling and video processing. The Marvel Qdeo Video Chip produces quiet and natural video, free from noise and artifacts. Analog component/composite video signals are converted to HDMI, so you only need one cable to connect the receiver to your TV. 480i video from the receiver's component/composite video inputs and any HDMI video signal can be scaled to a higher resolution set in the menu. You can set the AV receiver to upscale analog and HDMI video to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K, Auto (automatically scaled to the highest resolution supported by the display), or Through (no scaling). Upconversion and upscaling is only supported by the main HDMI video output.

    HDMI Through: When enabling the HDMI Through function, regardless of whether the AV receiver is "on" or in "standby" both audio and video streams from an HDMI input will be output to your television, via the receiver HDMI monitor output. You can select between 3 HDMI Through functions modes.

    • Auto: Detects the signal and automatically selects the input sources.
    • Source: Selects the input source (BD/DVD, VCR/DVR, CBL/SAT, Game, PC, Aux, TV/CD) for which the HDMI Through function in enabled.
    • Last: The HDMI Through function is activated on the input source selected at the time of setting the AV receiver to the "standby" mode.

    Front-Panel HDMI (MHL) Port: The front-panel HDMI port is designed for the connection of select mobile phones and other portable electronic devices using the new MHL standard. Simply plug your MHL compatible smartphone into the receiver's front-panel HDMI port using the HDMI cable that is included with your mobile phone. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video and still images on your HDTV with up to 7.1 channels of surround sound. Play, Stop, and other basic operations can be controlled from the AV receiver's remote control. Your connected smartphone is also recharged upon connection, and no separate power supply for the device is necessary while connected to the receiver.

    InstaPrevue: InstaPrevue technology provides a live video thumbnail of the available content on your devices connected to the receiver via HDMI. As a result, you can preview audio/video streams coming from up to five HDMI inputs previously assigned to input selectors on your HDMI connected TV. Even with multiple components connected to receiver through HDMI, you can easily switch between inputs as their previews are displayed on a single screen on your television. You can even use the InstaPrevue feature for Picture-in-Picture. You can specify the number of preview thumbnails, as well as their positioning on-screen.

    Note: If no video signal are present, the thumbnails will be filled in black. With 3D video signals, the image may not be properly rendered on the preview thumbnails of InstaPrevue.

    Analog Video Inputs: The receiver features five composite video inputs (4 rear/1 front) and one composite video monitor output (480i only). There are also two component video inputs and one component video output (up to 1080p).

    Picture Adjust: Using the Picture Adjust feature, you can adjust the picture quality and reduce any noise appearing on your TV screen.

    • Wide Mode: Auto, Full, Zoom, Wide Zoom, or 4:3.
    • Picture Mode: Custom (Brightness/Contrast/Hue/Saturation/Color Temp), Cinema (for movies), Game (for gaming), Through (changes resolution), Direct (no adjustment).
    • Picture Settings: Film Mode (video or film), Edge Enhancement (sharpens image), Noise Reduction (reduce noise).

    A/V Sync Control: Occasionally, you may need to manually adjust the audio/video signals that are not properly synchronized manually. Typically when using a progressive scanning DVD player. You can correct this by delaying the audio; options are 0 (no delay) to 800 milliseconds, in 5 millisecond steps.

    Separate Audio/Video Sources: You can listen to the audio of one input source while watching the video of another. This function takes advantage of the fact that when an audio-only input source (TV/CD, Phono, Tuner) is selected, the video input source remains unchanged.

    Network & Tuner Functions

    Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Onkyo TX-NR828 AV receiver supports a wired or wireless network connection. Via the AV receiver's network connection, you can enjoy music files stored on your computer and listen to internet radio through a variety of online services.

    • Ethernet (LAN) Jack: The Onkyo AV receiver is equipped with an Ethernet (RJ-45) jack for connecting the player to your home network and computer. Connecting the A/V receiver's Ethernet port to a 100Base-TX switched Ethernet network is recommended for best results. Use a shielded CAT-5 Ethernet cable to connect the receiver to your home network.
    • Built-in Wireless LAN: The AV receiver also features built-in WiFi that allows you to wirelessly connect to your home network, so you can enjoy the benefits of a cable-free network environment. A wireless connection requires a home network with a WiFi-enabled access point (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n). Supports WPS, WEP, and WPA security.

    Media Server Playback: Because the TX-NR828 is DLNA certified, you can play back music files stored on your computer or media server through the AV receiver. Compatible music file formats include MP3 (8-320 kbps; 8-48kHz), WMA (5-320k bps; 8-48kHz), WMA Lossless (16/24-bit; 44.1-96kHz), WAV (8/16/24-bit; 8-192kHz), AAC (8-320 kbps; 8-96kHz), FLAC (8/16/24-bit; 8-192kHz), Ogg Vorbis (48-500 kbps; 8-48kHz), LPCM (8/16/24-bit; 8/96kHz), and Apple Lossless (16/24-bit; 8-96kHz). Each folder on the server may contain up to 20,000 music files, and folders may be nested up to 16 levels deep. The following media servers are compatible:

    • Windows Media Player 11
    • Windows Media Player 12
    • DLNA (ver.1.5)-Compatible Media Server
    Note: If the operating system of your personal computer is Windows 7, Windows Media Player 12 is already installed. If the operating system of your computer is Windows Vista, Windows Media Player 11 is already installed.

    Internet Radio: The Onkyo TX-NR828 lets you access various Internet Radio stations and on-line music providers through its network connection. The TX-NR828 will display station name and program-related information such as artist name, song title, and elapsed playing time. You can preset up to 40 of your "favorite" Internet radio and online-music stations for easy recall.

    Music Service Description
    TuneIn

    TuneIn offers over 70,000 radio stations and 2 million on-demand programs. You can search TuneIn's content by Local Radio, Recent, Music, Talk, Sports, By Location, By Language, Podcasts, or Keyword Search.

    Pandora Pandora is a free, personalized Internet radio service that plays the music you know and helps you discover music you'll love. You can select Internet radio stations by Artist, Song, or Genre.
    Rhapsody Rhapsody is a streaming music subscription service (starting a $10 per month) that allows you to play the full-length songs you choose on demand from a collection of over 10 million songs, without ads and without having to purchase or download the music.
    SiriusXM SiriusXM Internet Radio lets you listen to over 120 channels of commercial-free music, talk radio, news, sports, and more.
    Slacker Slacker is a free, personalized Internet radio service that lets you choose the music you want to listen to. You can choose Internet radio stations by genre, or create custom station by Artist name or Song title.
    AUPEO! AUPEO! Personal Radio is a music streaming service based in Berlin that is available worldwide. With AUPEO! Personal Radio, you can listen to free music on the web. AUPEO! lets you play lots of music and choose the playlist based on your personal taste. The basic concept is based on personal music DNA, which allows you to 'love' or 'ban' songs. The highly advanced software then remembers this and adjusts as necessary. As a result, we offer over 100 compilation genre channels, as well as thousands of artist channels. Listen to music online based on your tastes and preferences or use our one-of-a-kind 'Mood Tuner' to fit how you're feeling.
    MP3tunes Secure online storage for your music with 2GB of space for free. Fees apply for larger storage capacity - 50GB ($4.95/month), 100GB ($7.95/month), 200GB ($12.95/month).
    Note: To receive Internet radio, your Ethernet network must have Internet access. Internet URLs in the following formats are supported: PLS, M3U, and podcast (RSS). However, depending on the type of data or audio format used by the Internet radio station, you may not be able to listen to some stations.

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

    Firmware Updates: Future firmware updates are available from the Onkyo website through the receiver's Network or USB connection. The tested TX-NR828 contained firmware version 1000-6110-0000-0201 (as of 6/5/2013). Visit Onkyo's online Download Center for the latest firmware updates.

    USB/Bluetooth/iPod Integration

    Front-Panel USB Port: A USB MSC (Mass Storage Class) memory device can be connected to the receiver's front-pane USB (type-A) port, allowing you to play music files through the receiver. Your USB MSC device must be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32. Compatible music file formats include MP3 (8-320 kbps; 8-48kHz), WMA (5-320k bps; 8-48kHz), WMA Lossless (16/24-bit; 44.1-96kHz), WAV (8/16/24-bit; 8-192kHz), AAC (8-320 kbps; 8-96kHz), FLAC (8/16/24-bit; 8-192kHz), Ogg Vorbis (48-500 kbps; 8-48kHz), LPCM (8/16/24-bit; 8/96kHz), and Apple Lossless (16/24-bit; 8-96kHz). Up to 20,000 folders can be displayed, and folders may be nested up to 16 levels deep. You can control basic playback functions of your connected USB device's music from the included remote control, such as - Folder/File Select, Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, Skip (next/previous), and Repeat/Random. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port; even in standby mode (the front-panel USB port is rated at 5V/1A, while the rear-panel USB port is rated at 5V/0.5A).

    Note: USB hubs and USB devices with hub functions are not supported. MP3 players containing music files that are managed with special music software are not supported. Apple iPod, iPhone, and iPad devices are not supported via USB.

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Onkyo TX-NR828 features built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1+EDR) with support for profiles A2DP 1.2 and AVRCP 1.3. You'll be able to wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple device, Android smartphone/tablet, portable audio player, laptop, or PC to the Onkyo receiver. You will also be able to control basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip) using the receiver's remote control. Advanced music operation will still need to be handled from your Bluetooth-enable device. There is no song/artist information display on the receiver or connected TV. Continue to use your Bluetooth device's screen to view song/artist info.

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Onkyo receiver.

    iPod/iPhone/iPad Dock (optional): The Onkyo DS-A5 Apple 30-pin dock with AirPlay (580DSA5, sold separately) allows playback of your iPod, iPhone, or iPad through Onkyo AV receiver. The DS-A5 is fitted with a 30-pin Apple dock and offers AirPlay wireless technology. The DS-A5 connects to your home audio system via analog (RCA) or digital (optical) output. In addition, a composite video output enables movie and photo playback from your compatible Apple device on your connected TV. It even offers Onkyo's RI connection to allow control from the Onkyo receiver's remote.

    • AirPlay Wireless Technology: The DS-A5 is equipped with an Ethernet (RJ-45) port and built-in WiFi (802.11b/g), so that you can enjoy music wirelessly from your Apple iOS device (4.3.3+) and iTunes library (10.2.2+) by using AirPlay technology. AirPlay lets you connect your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad with no wires, cable, or clutter. In addition to streaming audio from your portable iOS device over your home network, you can also wirelessly play tracks from your PC or Mac-based iTunes library. Download Apple's free Remote app to stream your entire iTunes library from your compatible Apple AirPlay-enabled device to the Onkyo AV receiver. The DS-A5 and your Apple iOS device or Windows/Mac computer must be connected to the same home network.
    • 30-pin Apple Dock: The Onkyo DS-A5 features an Apple 30-pin connector to dock your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. The DS-A5 supports audio/video playback, remote control, and charging of your compatible Apple device. You can playback music and video files stored on your Apple device, or music and video apps downloaded on your Apple iOS device. The Onkyo DS-A5 will also charge your iPod/iPhone/iPad's battery through is 30-pin dock connector. You will continue to view song/artist information and album art from your Apple device's LCD screen. If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), iPhone 5/5C/5S, iPad (4th gen), or iPad mini; the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter or cable is required (both sold separately).
    Note: Click here for an iPod/iPhone/iPad compatibility chart and further details.

    Convenience Features

    Advanced On-Screen GUI w/ Setup Assistance: The Onkyo AV receiver offers an on-screen (GUI) menu system through its HDMI output. The simple on-screen display combines text and graphics that make setup and other operations extremely easy. The Quick Set-Up button on the remote or Home Menu button on the receiver's front-panel puts menus over the program you're watching to switch inputs or change a settings without interrupting your viewing. The initial setup assistant takes you step-by-step through speaker configuration, source connection, remote programming, and network connection. If your TV is connected to the composite video or component video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings.

    Hidden Front-Panel Controls: The majority of the receiver's front-panel controls are hidden behind a manual fold-down panel. This gives the AV receiver a very clean, sleek look.

    Multi-Source/Multi-Zone: The TX-NR828 offers three Zones; a multi-channel audio/video system in your main listening room (Main Zone), a stereo audio only system in a second room (Zone 2), and another stereo audio only system in a third room (Zone 3).

    • Zone 2 (Speaker-/Line-Level Output): Zone 2 allows playback of a separate analog source in 2-channel stereo in an additional room of your home. Zone 2 features line-level outputs and speaker outputs. This way, Zone 2 can be powered by a separate integrated amplifier (keeping 7.2ch playback in your main room) or by the TX-NR828's built-in amplifier (limiting the main room to 5.2ch). When powering Zone 2 with the receiver's built-in amplifier, listening modes that require surround back or front high/wide speakers are unavailable. You cannot power Zone 2 with the receiver's built-in amplifier, if you are bi-amping your front speakers. The volume of Zone 2 is controlled from the receiver when using the speaker outputs and from your add-on integrated amp when using the line-level outputs.
    • Zone 3 (Line-Level Output): Zone 3 allows playback of a separate analog source in 2-channel stereo in a third room of your home. Zone 3 features line-level outputs only. This way, Zone 3 can be powered by a separate integrated amplifier (keeping 7.2ch playback in your main room). The volume of Zone 3 will be controlled by your separate integrated amp's remote.
    Note: *Compatible Sources - Only Tuner, analog, USB, and Network audio sources can be sent to Zone 2 or Zone 3. You must currently be listening to a USB device or Network audio source in the Main Zone to initially select USB or Network as a source in Zone 2 or Zone 3; then you can switch the Main Zone to any source you desire. To playback Bluetooth audio in Zone 2/3, you must also have Bluetooth selected as the source in the main zone. *Incompatible Sources - You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations or listen to USB and Network content in separate Zones at the same time. Optical/coaxial digital and HDMI audio sources are not output to Zone 2 or 3. You cannot output any video signal to Zone 2 or 3.

    Whole House Mode: The Whole House Mode is useful when you want to simply add extra background music to your home party. This mode allows you to enjoy the same stereo music as the main room in separate rooms (Zone 2/3). The Whole House Mode selects the same input source for Zone 2/3 as the main room. During the Whole House Mode, stereo playback is automatically selected for all zones. The Main Zone & Zone 2/3 will play at the same volume level.

    Name Edit: You can enter a custom name for each individual input selector and radio preset for easy identification. When entered, the custom name will appear on the display. This function cannot be used for the Network and USB input selectors.

    Display Dimmer + Screen Saver: The display brightness has three settings; Dim, Dimmer, and Normal. If there is no video signal on the current input source and no operation for a specific time, a screen saver automatically comes on. You can set the time (3min/5min/10min/off) until the screen saver activates itself. Once active, the screen saver will go off and the screen will return to its previous state if the AV receiver is operated in any way.

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

    • Auto Standby: The AV receiver will automatically go into Standby mode, if there is no operation for 30 minutes with no audio/video signal input.
    • Sleep Timer: From the remote, you can set the unit to automatically turn off after as much as 90 minutes or as little as 10 minutes; choices are presented in 10 minute increments.

    Hybrid Standby: The Onkyo TX-NR828 features "Hybrid Standby" mode to save energy and provide greater levels of convenience. Hybrid Standby Mode provides "HDMI through" functionality and maintains a local network connection while the receiver is essentially powered down. This allows the user to watch TV without turning the whole surround system on. Furthermore, when on Hybrid Standby, the home theater may be powered up from "cold" using the Remote Apps for iPod touch/iPhone and Android.

    Remote Control

    Multibrand/Learning Remote (w/ Macros): The supplied wireless remote is a multibrand/learning remote. The remote is pre-programmed to operate popular brands of equipment including DVD players, DVD recorders, Blu-ray players, VCRs, TVs, Cable boxes and Satellite receivers. Also, the remote can learn up to 32 commands from infrared remotes of other components. You can sequentially operate Onkyo components via simple commands from a single-button press, using the included IR remote control. There are three Activities buttons (My Movie/My TV/My Music) that can be programmed to perform a sequence of commands with just one button press; each macro button can perform up to 32 commands.

    HDMI Control: This function allows CEC-compatible components (Toshiba REGZA-LINK TV/Sharp TV) or RIHD-compatible components connected via HDMI to be controlled with the TX-NR828. The AV receiver offers the following CEC HDMI controls.

    • The AV receiver will enter Standby mode when the power of the TV is turned to Standby.
    • You can set on the menu screen of the TV to either output the audio from the speakers connected to the AV receiver, or from the speakers of the TV.
    • It is possible to output the audio/video from the antenna or from the input jack of the TV from the speakers connected to the AV receiver.
    • Input to the AV receiver can be selected with the remote controller of the TV.
    • Operations such as volume adjustment or similar for the AV receiver can be performed from the remote controller of the TV.

    Onkyo Remote App (for Apple iOS & Android): The Onkyo Remote App (from iTunes Apps & Google Play) allows you to operate the Onkyo AV receiver from your Apple iOS (4.3+) or Android (2.1+) device, using your home's wireless network. The Onkyo Remote App lets you access Internet Radio stations, AM/FM stations, DLNA content, and Input sources right from your mobile device. Content information will be displayed on the device's touchscreen. You also get to adjust tone controls, listening modes, and speaker volume from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device. The Onkyo Remote App even allows you to wirelessly stream audio stored on your Apple iOS or Android device to the Onkyo AV receiver and lets you control audio output for up to 3 Zones. The Onkyo AV receiver and your compatible Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home network.

    Remote Inputs/Outputs: The TX-NR828 contains RI Control, IR Remote, 12V trigger, and RS-232C connections.

    • RI Remote Control Jack: The 1/8" RI remote control jack allows you to connect this receiver to other compatible Onkyo components.
    • IR Input: The 3.5mm IR input jack allows you to control the receiver without line-of-sight access using an optional IR remote control system and locating the remote sensor in sight.
    • 12 Volt Trigger: The 3.5mm minijack output can be connected to the 12-volt trigger input on a power amplifier in Zone 2. When the zone is turned on, a 12-volt trigger signal is output.
    • RS-232C Port: The TX-NR828 has an RS-232C port for connection to external control systems from companies such as AMX or Crestron.

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    Customer Q&A

    12 questions already asked

    Q
    My existing receiver is a 5.1 system but is dead and I dont want to buy anymore speakers since I dont need them for my application. Can a 7.2 receiver work as a 5.1?
    [ Mark  Jun 13, 2015 ]
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    YES. I have a 7.2 running as a 5.1 till I get my last two speakers.
    [ Margie  Feb 06, 2016 ]
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    Yes, it will work just fine. That Onkyo is a great receiver, and, you can always add more speakers later. I have 7.1 and I love it.
    [ ROBERT G  Jun 15, 2015 ]
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    What is the total power output per channel when bi-amping the 2 front channels? Since when bi-amping is activated in the menu, the receiver steps down from 7.2 to 5.2 total channels driven, it sounds as if it is capable of sending double the power (260W per channel) to a bi-amp compatible set of stereo speakers.
    [ Jim  Jan 28, 2015 ]
    1 answer
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    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: You would be sending two channels of amplification to each speaker when bi-amping so the power output would be approximately 260 watts per speaker. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Jan 30, 2015 ]  Staff
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    Can I use this receiver with my multizone system? meaning with only one source; playing zoneA; zoneB and zone A+ zoneB??
    [ frederic  Jan 05, 2015 ]
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    Yes. We are using this model Onkyo to drive 7 zones which drive different speaker sets throughout our house and in our outdoor living areas. Each zone is able to receive and play a different, independent input. Different members of the family connect to the Onkyo with their iPads/iPhones. Apple Airplay is used to select a set of speakers not already in use and then the iPad/iPhone provides the input that the Onkyo uses to drive the selected speakers.
    [ James B.  Jan 07, 2015 ]
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    Qualified yes, you can have a different source on Zone B than Zone A as long as it is from Internet Streaming or from an analog source. Otherwise, whatever is on Zone A is on Zone B
    [ JOHN P  Jan 06, 2015 ]
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    The unit has three zones, and I believe they can all match or play separate inputs at once. You just might want to download the manual and double check.
    [ Matt  Jan 06, 2015 ]
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    i do not know but i do know that the net function cuts out constantly on pandora ,rhapsody etc onk. won;t help very upset also audesy is bad also
    [ ROBERT  Jan 06, 2015 ]
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    You can control your zones very easily. One or the other, both playing the same source, or a different source on either zone.
    [ LARRY C  Jan 06, 2015 ]
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    Sure, that's what multi zone is supposed to do. I believe you can also play different sources in different zones (can;t swear to this right now) but I regularly play whole house mode which includes my rear patio and living room and then switch to zone A which is inside the house only at night when I don't want to upset the neighbours
    [ American Tradin  Jan 06, 2015 ]
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    Can the app control two separate onkyo amps in the same house?
    [ J  Dec 24, 2014 ]
    2 answers
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    Do you mean an iPhone app?
    [ ROBERT G  Dec 26, 2014 ]
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    I have not tried this process
    [ WILLIAM  Dec 26, 2014 ]
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    With the dual HDMI outs, am I able to connect on out to send a signal to my TV and then the other to my projector when needed? Not simultaneously. Thx!
    [ JFonz  Dec 08, 2014 ]
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    I'm Sorry to say that I have not tried that yet.
    [ MICHAEL S  Dec 12, 2014 ]
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    I have looked in my Onkyo TX-NR828 owners manual and could find only one HDMI out. I have my HDMI out from receiver connected to the TV HDMI in 1. All other gear is connected to the remaining HDMI ins on the receiver such as Blue Ray and Cable TV. Wish I could have been more help.
    [ Radford  Dec 11, 2014 ]
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    Unfortunately, i cannot help. I have not as yet set up my equipment, and also a manual is an issue, as the unit comes only with a CD as the manual.
    [ VINCENT K  Dec 10, 2014 ]
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    Yes, smart TV using ARC would go into OUT MAIN and projector or other to MAIN SUB. See pg 18 of owners manual at file depot onkyousa for detail on connections
    [ DAVID  Dec 10, 2014 ]
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    In this case you need to set your system according your needs, if you need both just press multi room on your receiver, or....
    [ Luis  Dec 10, 2014 ]
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    I have not got the receiver out of the box yet! I will soon...
    [ ROBERT  Dec 09, 2014 ]
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    I have this exact setup. First decide if the tv or projector will be the main source you watch. Set that as your "main output" and the other as your "sub output." After you connect your lines and supply an input signal like a computer, satellite, DVD, or whatever, push the "home" button on your remote. Click setup, #1 input/output assign, #1 monitor out, then you can switch to your main, sub or both. Having the setting on both allows the signal to play on both at the same time. Press return till you exit out of setup then the configuration will take effect. Enjoy!
    [ BARRETT  Dec 09, 2014 ]
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    I'm not sure I clearly understand the question. If it is rephrased and made clearer maybe I will have an answer.
    [ ALEX  Dec 09, 2014 ]
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    Can i use this receiver for my 2 floor standing speaker in stereo setup?
    [ William  Dec 07, 2014 ]
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    Yes you may, just select stereo on the sound field , that it will do it.
    [ Luis  Dec 10, 2014 ]
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    Yes.
    [ ARTHUR  Dec 08, 2014 ]
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    Yes.
    [ RICHARD  Dec 08, 2014 ]
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    Yes If it is wireless
    [ MICHAEL  Dec 08, 2014 ]
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    Yes you can
    [ CHUCK  Dec 08, 2014 ]
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    Stereo mode, works just like it sounds, it sends output to the left and right front outputs.
    [ NELSON  Dec 07, 2014 ]
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    Does this receiver give ability to see volume displayed on screen? My gear will be out of sight, and need to ensure the volume is displayed on screen. TY
    [ Jim  Dec 01, 2014 ]
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    Yes when you turn it up or down.....You can also use your android with the onkyo app....love it...use it alot when I am outside.
    [ JONATHAN DE  Dec 06, 2014 ]
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    this rec. does not preform as ad. on the net. music strem. onk. has not help solve prob. rhap. says not compat. false ad!!!!!!!! the vol. does show on tv. very good rec. other than stated bob d.
    [ ROBERT  Dec 05, 2014 ]
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    Yes, in a 1 to 100 scale, it IS displayed on the screen. BTW I love mine.
    [ THOMAS A  Dec 05, 2014 ]
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    Jerry A. Jim I've had Direct and Smithville Cable/ fiber optics and both displayed the volume at the bottom of the screen. I think this is the best receiver combo; I'll by another, hope like the last time nothing wrong with the old receiver; but age and technology bypassed them LOL. My young son has had his for two years and he love's his. Merry Christmas.
    [ JERRY F.  Dec 03, 2014 ]
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    TY
    [ Jim  Dec 03, 2014 ]
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    Thank you,
    [ Jim  Dec 03, 2014 ]
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    TY
    [ Jim  Dec 03, 2014 ]
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    Yes, volume plus other info displayed on screen. You have a button on remote that will bring up this info (think it is in upper right hand corner). If you increase or decrease volume info will also show. Great receiver.
    [ Edward  Dec 03, 2014 ]
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    Yes, the volume of the main zone source momentarily shows on the TV screen when you change the colume. Also, if you download the remote control app to your ipad/iphone it displays there as well. I use the app instead of the hand held remote for most receiver changes as I use the powered zone 2 and the source, volume setting, etc are displayed on the app but not on the tv for zone 2.
    [ JOHN P  Dec 03, 2014 ]
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    No
    [ MARK E  Dec 03, 2014 ]
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    Yes, it shows the volume on screen.
    [ Harold   Dec 03, 2014 ]
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    Yes, it displays at the bottom right of the TV screen.
    [ JAMES N.  Dec 03, 2014 ]
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    Yes it does.
    [ STEPHEN  Dec 03, 2014 ]
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    If your TV has the ability such as mine, a Sharp 80inch Quatron, running everything through receiver, volume, channel etc shows up on screen.
    [ VERNON  Dec 03, 2014 ]
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    Yes.if you read the set up manual. Under the on screen display. It will tell you step by step.how to set it up.this is a really awesome receiver.great sound quality when matched with a complete set of Polk audio speakers. It is sure to give you pleasure.
    [ Kenneth  Dec 03, 2014 ]
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    Yes as long as you are using the receiver as your video switch board for your tv it will show the volume on screen.
    [ KEVIN  Dec 03, 2014 ]
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    Yes as long as you run an hdmi cable from your receiver to the tv it will display the volume on screen.
    [ KEVIN  Dec 03, 2014 ]
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    Yes it does display vol on the tv
    [ American Tradin  Dec 03, 2014 ]
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    Jim, the receiver does show the volume level on my Panasonic plasma. It indicates the level via both a solid blue line along with a numerical indication. I have it connected via HDMI from the receiver to the T.V. I have my receiver behind a beveled glass on my entertainment center and rely heavily on the indication on the T.V. screen. Hope this helps.
    [ GARY  Dec 03, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes. Only time you won't see it is when watching 3d movies.
    [ ADAM  Dec 03, 2014 ]
    Q
    Is the TX-NR828 capable of upgrading to Dolby Atmos? If so, could it be done now or later in the future? Thanks.
    [ Steve  Nov 20, 2014 ]
    4 answers
    A
    Sorry Steve. This unit isn't capable .
    [ JAMIE  Nov 21, 2014 ]
    A
    Trade up, I would do it now rather than later as the bargain my not last.
    [ Walter  Nov 21, 2014 ]
    A
    Sorry, I don't know.
    [ ROBERT G  Nov 21, 2014 ]
    A
    No. The 838 model can but the 828 cannot.
    [ RICH  Nov 21, 2014 ]
    Q
    Hi, will this receiver work on 220Volts AC? Thanx Vishane
    [ Vishane  Jun 21, 2014 ]
    8 answers
    A
    No. Gotta have 110 Very good unit though. I highly recommend you go with onkyo .
    [ JAMIE  Jun 27, 2014 ]
    A
    No. Gotta have 110
    [ JAMIE  Jun 27, 2014 ]
    A
    Sorry not sure. I am using it on 110 Volts
    [ ROGER  Jun 23, 2014 ]
    A
    I did not see anything that would enable 220volts. If there was an auto switch inside surly it would have shown up in the manual. It did not. therefore I would not connect to a 220 volt source. They do recommend an isolated ac line with no other specifics.
    [ Walter  Jun 23, 2014 ]
    A
    no
    [ ALLAN  Jun 23, 2014 ]
    A
    No
    [ STEVEN  Jun 23, 2014 ]
    A
    Hello. Honestly I do not know that answer for you. But in the site, you have Crutchfield dot com, you should be able to chat with them and they can tell you if it is made for 220 V. For you, I hope that it is made in that version. I am very happy with it.
    [ GREGORY A  Jun 23, 2014 ]
    A
    I am not sure of that. I am surprised that Crutchfield could not answer a technical question like that. I love the receiver...good luck.
    [ GREGORY D  Jun 23, 2014 ]
    Q
    How do I connect my desk top or my lap-top to this system?
    [ DocSan  Mar 10, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    A
    If your computer has HDMI, that is the easiest way. It will give you surround sound suport and 1080p image. If you don't, you can use the composite or s-video (if you have those) and L/R rca connections for audio. it will get you a picture and sound, but not to the fullest extent this reciever can do it.
    [ Matthew  Mar 11, 2014 ]
    A
    I don't know if your question is directed at me, or in general to those who have bought an Onkyo TX-NR828, but, unfortunately, I don't know the answer. I eventually will try to find out, because I would like to connect mine, too. I hope that this a "forum" whereby owners can continue to help one another and compare notes. Bob
    [ ROBERT G  Mar 10, 2014 ]
    Q
    Can I connect this receiver to a directv standard receiver or do I need a HD receiver? Also can I connect 4 ohm front speakers and 8 ohm rear and center speaker to this receiver? Thank you.
    [ Jeffrey  Mar 02, 2014 ]
    4 answers
    A
    Sorry, I am new to this and have been getting all my information from a friend of mine. I would contact Onkyo.
    [ Andrew  Mar 05, 2014 ]
    A
    Hi Jeff. Sorry, I cannot answer your question. I love the receiver. I would almost assume (dangerous, I know),that it could be done. Crutchfield may be able to answer them. I am just using it.in the bedroom with. Klipsch RC 52 II center, Klipsch towers and a Polk PSW 125 sub. A set of bookshelfs for surround will be upcoming. Good luck.
    [ GREGORY D  Mar 05, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes, it will go on the receiver, but no HD. It will play your speakers fine, but you might not like the sound. 4 ohm are higher volume, but lower quality, so you hear 4 ohm louder than higher ohm. Try it and see if you like it, or put a resister in line to change it to 8 ohm. Nice amp, though.
    [ DANIEL M  Mar 04, 2014 ]
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    Yes, on standard directv box and no on the speakers. Very nice receiver tho, Lot's of good clean power!!!
    [ RANDALL  Mar 03, 2014 ]
    Q
    Does the pre amp outputs disable the amplified outputs when in use? Is this the" source" for a directional HDMI connection or is the blue ray, cable box the source?
    [ Walter  Dec 02, 2013 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Can u send me list of avr that has preamp output
    [ Emerson  Aug 14, 2014 ]
    A
    Utilizing the pre-amp outputs will not disable the amplified outputs. The source material for HDMI connections are typically things like a blu-ray player, cable box, etc
    [ Jeff  Dec 03, 2013 ]  Staff
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