Network & Tuner Functions
Push-Pull Design (with 3-Stage Inverted Darlington
Circuitry): The Onkyo TX-NR3010 employs an efficient push-pull
amplification design originally created for Onkyo's much higher-end receivers.
The TX-NR3010's push-pull amplification design uses different transistors on
each channel to separately amplify the positive & negative halves of the
waveform. Meanwhile, 3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry helps reduce
distortion at the output stage. Together with the push-pull amplifier design,
the 3-stage inverted Darlington Circuitry shapes a clean, consistent signal to
send to the outputs for ultra-low distortion & greater sound quality.
9-Channel Amplifier: The Onkyo TX-NR3010 features a 9-channel
amplifier rated at 140 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20Hz-20kHz, with 0.05%, driving 2
channels) and two mono subwoofer preamp outputs. The 9-channel amplifier can be
configured in four ways.
- 9.2ch Surround: The TX-NR3010 is designed to be used as
a 9.2ch surround sound receiver with Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back
& Front Wide/High speaker channels; along with dual preamp subwoofer
outputs. Surround Back channels are needed for Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby
Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby EX, DTS-HD, and DTS-ES. The Front
Wide/High speaker channels are needed for during Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS
Neo: X, and Audyssey DSX surround modes.
- Front Bi-Amp Speakers: The Front-High speaker terminals
can be reassigned and used along with the Front terminals to bi-amp your
front speakers, providing improved bass & treble performance. By using the
Front-High speaker terminals to bi-amp the front speakers (and not the
Surround Back terminals), the receiver is still capable of a 7.2ch speaker
system in the main room. Front-High, Front-Wide, and Zone 3 speaker channels
are not available when bi-amping the front speakers.
- A & B Speakers: Unlike most receivers, the A & B
speaker outputs on the TX-NR3010 cannot be played at the same time. They are
designed to connect two sets of speakers in the same room. For example, the
speakers can be part of the 7.2ch surround system used when watching movies,
and the B speakers can be used for more critical music listening in stereo.
Speakers A & B can be wired normally or bi-amped, but cannot be bi-amped at
the same time. If you plan to use B speakers, then you cannot connect Front
Wide speakers or power Zone 2/3 speakers.
- Powered Zone 2/3: The receiver's amplifier channels can
be assigned to power Zone 2 and/or Zone 3 speakers (limiting the number of
powered channels available for the main room). When the Zone 2 speakers are
powered by the receiver, the Front Wide/Front B speakers are unavailable
(limiting the Main Zone to 7.2ch). When the Zone 3 speakers are powered by
the receiver, Front Height/Front Wide/Front B speakers are unavailable. The
Main Zone will be limited to 5.2ch.
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.
Independent 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.) transformers. The Onkyo TX-NR3010 features
independent H.C.P.S (high current power supply) for the amplifier, the video
circuitry, and audio circuitry. 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 Control 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.
Burr-Brown DACs (Digital-to-Analog Converters): This receiver is
equipped with 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown DACs to decode and playback
high-resolution recordings with less jitter and clearer sound.
PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter Cleaning Circuit Technology: 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.
VLSC (Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry): Conventional D/A
conversion methods reduce digital pulse noise at the conversion stage, but can't
remove it completely. Previously only found on higher-end components, VLSC
(Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry) employs a unique D/A conversion circuit to
overcome this problem. Data is converted between sampling points and these
points are joined with analog vectors in real-time to produce a smooth output
wave form. The result is a virtually noiseless, smooth analog signal based on
the digital source to bring out even the most subtle of nuances in your music,
movie soundtracks, and even MP3.
32-Bit Processing DSP: The Onkyo TX-NR3010 is equipped with a powerful
and highly accurate 32-bit processing DSP (Digital Signal Processor) for better
surround sound reproduction.
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Onkyo TX-NR3010 AV
receiver supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro
Logic) decoding formats.
- Dolby Digital:
Dolby, Digital EX,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS Neo: 6,
- Dolby Pro Logic:
Dolby Pro Logic II,
Dolby Pro Logic IIx,
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be
selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a digital
audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). 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 Certified: The TX-NR3010 AV receiver is
THX 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: THX Modes (Cinema, Music, or Game) carefully
optimize the tonal and spatial characteristics of the soundtrack for
reproduction in the home-theater environment. They can be used with various
multichannel sources. Surround back speaker output depends on the source
material and the selected listening mode.
- THX Ultra2+ (w/ THX Loudness Plus): The ultimate
benchmark for home audio performance, THX Ultra2 Plus is specified for rooms
where the screen-to-seat viewing distance is more than 12 feet and the room
volume is 3,000 cubic feet or greater. This mode expands 5.1-channel sources
for 7.1- channel playback. It does this by analyzing the composition of the
surround source, optimizing the ambient and directional sounds to produce
the surround back channel output. You can choose between Cinema, Music, or
Game mode. THX Loudness Plus is a volume control technology featured in THX
Ultra2+ certified components. 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.
- THX Surround EX: This mode expands 5.1-channel sources
for 6.1/7.1- channel playback. It's especially suited to Dolby Digital EX
sources. THX Surround EX, also known as Dolby Digital Surround EX, is a
joint development between Dolby Laboratories and THX Ltd.
Onkyo Original DSP Modes: Onkyo's Original DSP Modes,
combined with Dolby Digital/DTS/Dolby Pro Logic processing, produce more
realistic, powerful sound effects for your movie and music sound tracks based on
the type of content and your home theater setup. You can choose from the
- Orchestra: For classical or operatic music.
- Unplugged: For acoustic instruments, vocals, and jazz.
- Studio-Mix: Suitable for rock or pop.
- TV Logic: Adds realistic acoustics to TV shows.
- Game: The receiver offers four different Gaming modes -
RPG, Action, Rock, and Sports.
- All Ch Stereo: Stereo sound from all speakers. Ideal
for background music.
- Full Mono: All speakers output the same sound in mono.
- Theater-Dimensional (T-D): Theater-Dimensional
circuitry takes the complexity out of conventional surround-sound setups and
lets you experience the excitement of surround sound from as few as two
ordinary speakers. Theater-Dimensional's unique multi-speaker modes let you
place up to five speakers conveniently by the TV, for the most realistic
virtual-surround sound possible.
Audiophile Listening Modes: The Onkyo TX-NR3010 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 TXN-R3010 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 XT32
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 XT32 Automatic Speaker Setup: With the
supplied speaker setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ XT32 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 8
listening position measurements are taken to optimize the surround effect
for a broad area. If you prefer you can also setup your speaker system
- Audyssey Dynamic EQ: Audyssey Dynamic EQ solves the
problem of deteriorating sound quality as volume is decreased by taking into
account human perception and room acoustics. Dynamic EQ selects the best
possible frequency response and surround levels moment-by-moment as volume
is changed. The result is bass response, tonal balance and surround
impression that remain constant despite changes in volume. Audyssey Dynamic
EQ combines information from incoming source levels with actual output sound
levels in the room, a prerequisite for delivering a loudness correction
solution. Audyssey Dynamic EQ works in tandem with Audyssey 2EQ to provide
well-balanced sound for every listener at any volume level.
- Audyssey Dynamic Volume: Audyssey Dynamic Volume solves
the problem of large variations in volume level between television programs,
commercials, and between the soft and loud passages of movies. Dynamic
Volume looks at the preferred volume setting by t he user and then monitors
how the volume of program material is being perceived by listeners in real
time to decide whether an adjustment is needed. Whenever necessary, Dynamic
Volume makes the necessary rapid or gradual adjustments to maintain the
desired playback volume level while optimizing the dynamic range. Audyssey
Dynamic EQ is integrated in Dynamic Volume so that as the playback volume is
adjusted automatically, the perceived bass response, tonal balance, surround
impression, and dialog clarity remain the same whether watching movies,
flipping between television channels, or changing from stereo to surround
- Audyssey Dynamic Surround Expansion (DSX): Audyssey DSX
adds front effect speakers to improve spatial sound reproduction. Starting
with a 5.1 channel system, DSX adds front Wide and/or front Height channels
for better sound staging (although both wide and height speakers can be
added, only one pair is used at a time). DSX also applies Surround
Envelopment Processing to enhance the blend between the front and surround
Surround Parameters: The Onkyo TX-NR3010 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).
- 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.
- 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
- Screen Centered Dialogue: By using the front high
speakers, this function moves the center image of the dialogue upwards, so
that the image of dialogue is fixed to the display height.
- 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°).
- THX Loudness Plus: THX Loudness Plus is a volume
control technology featured in THX Ultra2 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.
Digital Processing Crossover Network: The A/V receiver
Digital Processing Crossover Network provides a separate routing system by
splitting the audio signal into separate frequency bands optimized for each
speaker driver. It provides a fine, three-dimensional sound field that extends
each driver's performance to the uppermost. With its built-in time alignment
function, this system also adjusts the sound shifting that occurs when there is
a physical offset between sound drivers. At a digital processing level, it
corrects this offset by delaying the related audio signal. Although this
function is meant for speakers without a crossover network, it can also be used
with bi-amped speakers.
Dolby Volume: Dolby Volume automatically adjusts the difference in
volume levels which can occur between different contents or source components,
freeing the user from having to make volume adjustments. Also, by adjusting the
frequency balance according to the playback volume, it recreates the original
source audio. Dolby Volume therefore provides comfortable listening, effectively
controlling the volume level difference without unnatural changes in volume or
sound quality to recreate the balance and nuance of the source audio.
Dialog Normalization: Dialog Normalization (DialogNorm) is a feature
of Dolby Digital, which is used to keep the programs at the same average
listening level so the user does not have to change the volume control between
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby TrueHD programs.
Bass & Treble: You can independently adjust the Bass (50Hz)
and Treble (20kHz) of the TX-NR3010 from -10 to +10 dB. 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.
CinemaFilter: Using the CinemaFilter you soften overly bright movie
soundtracks. Movie soundtracks are typically mixed for a large theater (relative to your
home theater) with lots of soft seats and thick curtains on the walls. Home theater
settings often lack these high frequency absorbing wall treatments, making the soundtrack
sound too bright. CinemaFilter accounts for this and for many movies sounds more natural
Music Optimizer: While MP3 or AAC files may sound fine
through the headphones of your portable digital player, the limitations of these
files can be exposed when played back through a quality home entertainment
system. This is because a significant amount of high-frequency bit information
is lost during the file-compression process. To counter this, Onkyo has designed
the Advanced Music Optimizer to compensate for lost bit information and improve
the quality of compressed audio signals. This results in a clearer and more
expansive sound. Also included in this technology is a loudness correction
feature that further improves the audio character of compressed files. The Music
Optimizer function only works with PCM digital audio input signals with a
sampling rate below 48kHz and analog input signals.
Re-EQ: With the Re-EQ function, you can compensate for harsh
high-frequency content, making it more suitable for listening.
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
Volume Setup: The Onkyo AV receiver provides the following
- IntelliVolume: With IntelliVolume, you can set the
input level for each input (+/-12dB) selector individually. This is useful
if one of your source components is louder or quieter than the others. This
function does not work in Zone 2.
- Maximum Volume: Use this feature to set the receiver's
maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid turning the volume too
loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from 30-79 (max), or Off (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 1-78.
- 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 three optical digital inputs (2 rear/1 front) and three coaxial digital inputs. All four 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
- 9.2ch Pre Outs: The Onkyo TX-NR3010 features 9.2ch pre-amp
outputs (Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, Front Wide/Height, and dual
subwoofer) for connection of an external power amplifier.
- Binding Post Speaker Terminals: There are color-coded
binding post connectors for the Front Left, Front Right, Center, Surround Left,
Surround Right, Surround Back Left, Surround Back Right, Front Wide/Zone 2 Left
(Bi-amp), Front Wide/Zone 2 Right (Bi-amp), Front Height/Zone 3 Left (Front B),
Front Height/Zone 3 Right (Front B) speakers. The binding posts are not 5-way because a plastic collar prevents
their use with spade lugs. You can select a speaker impedance of 4 ohms or 6-16
- Phono Input: The Onkyo A/V receiver is fitted with a Phono input and ground
terminal for connection of a turntable (MM).
- Headphones: When headphones are plugged into the full-size
1/4" jack on the front panel, all the speakers are automatically muted.
When you connect an iPod or iPhone to the USB port on this receiver, no sound
will be output from the headphone jack.
Dual Core Video Engine: The Onkyo TX-NR3010 employs a dual
core video engine with HQV Vida and Marvel Qdeo processing, along with ISF Video
Calibration for exceptional
reproduction of standard and high definition video sources.
- HQV Vida Video Processor (VHD1900): The TX-NR3010 is equipped
with the sophisticated HQV Vida VHD1900 processor to enhance the quality of both
standard-definition and high-definition video sources. The chip employs
multi-cadence tracking, expanded 12-bit color processing, and four-field
motion-adaptive de-interlacing to optimize video quality and detail. Two new HQV
technologies are incorporated into the VHD1900: "Auto HQV" works to
automatically enhance the incoming image, while "HQV StreamClean" cleans up
compressed video in real time by eliminating mosquito and block noise from
lower-quality sources such as online video sites.
- Marvel Qdeo Video Chip for 4K Upscaling: The Onkyo TX-NR3010
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 video signals (composite/component) 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, 1080p, or 4K.
- ISF Video Calibration: ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) video
calibration dramatically improves picture quality. Each video input source
is independently calibrated to achieve the best possible performance from
your connected HDTV.
Note: The receiver's second HDMI output is set to Zone
2, it does not
support analog-to-HDMI conversion or scaling. Composite video inputs signals can also be output through
the receiver's Component video monitor output (with scaling up to 1080i).
HDMI (v1.4): The TX-NR3010 has nine HDMI v1.4 inputs (8
rear/1 front). The front jack is fixed as the Aux input, while the eight rear
panel jacks are assignable to any of the other inputs. There are two HDMI
monitor outputs; both outputs can be active simultaneously and will pass digital
audio and video. The 2 HDMI outputs display the same video signal
and can be used simultaneously (the second HDMI monitor output can also be
used for Zone 2 to display a different HDMI source). The HDMI inputs will support uncompressed standard or high
definition digital video along with the following audio signals: 2-channel
linear PCM, Multichannel linear PCM, and Bitstream. 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 HDMI inputs accept 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p
video signals. The analog video inputs (composite/component) are converted to HDMI
for transfer to the TV.
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. By programming the A/V
remote control with the appropriate numeric code, you can use it to operate your
MHL-enabled smartphone. Your connected smartphone is also recharged upon
connection, and no separate power supply for the device is necessary while
connected to the receiver. The A/V receiver is compatible with Android
smartphones from Samsung, HTC, and LG (must support MHL standard); as of
3D-Compatible: The TX-NR3010'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.
x.v.Color: The AV 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
Deep Color: The Onkyo receiver also supports Deep Color
which allows the color depth of video signals passing through HDMI to be raised.
The number of colors that could be expressed by 1 pixel was 24 bits (16,777,216
colors) with a standard HDMI jack. However, the number of colors which can be
expressed by 1 pixel is 36 bits with a Deep Color enabled HDMI jack. Since the
gradation of the depth of a color can be expressed more finely with more bits,
continuous color changes can be more smoothly expressed. For the Deep Color
feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible
HDMI Through: When enabling the HDMI Through function,
regardless of whether the AV receiver is "on" or in "standby" both audio and
video streams from an HDMI input will be output to your television, via the
receiver HDMI monitor output. You can select between 3 HDMI Through functions
- Auto: Detects the signal and automatically selects the
- Source: Selects the input source (BD/DVD, VCR/DVR, CBL/SAT,
Game, PC, Aux, TV/CD, Port) 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
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
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 5 HDMI inputs (1-4, Aux) previously assigned to input selectors
on your HDMI connected TV. Even with multiple components connected
to receiver through HDMI, you can
easily switch between inputs as their previews are displayed on a single screen
on your television.
You can even use the InstaPrevue feature for Picture-in-Picture. You can specify
the number of preview thumbnails, as well as their positioning
Note: If no video
signal are present, the thumbnails will be filled in black. With 3D video
signals, the image may not be properly rendered on the preview thumbnails of
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.
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 10 millisecond steps.
Front-Panel AV Input: The receiver features a front-panel AV
input for easily connecting a portable device; there are stereo RCA, composite
video, optical digital, and HDMI jacks.
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 (all settings can be performed
manually), ISF (Day/Night), Cinema (for movies), Game (for gaming),
Streaming (reduces mosquito/block noise), Through (changes resolution),
Direct (no adjustment).
- Picture Settings: You can change the following settings
to be suitable for your movie or game screen.
- Picture Adjustments: You can adjust Brightness
(Red/Green/Blue), Contrast (Red/Green/Blue), Hue, Saturation, Color
Temperature, and Gamma (RGB) of picture.
- Game Mode: If video signal delay occurs during
playback on a video component (i.e., game console), select the
corresponding input source and set the "Game Mode"
setting to "On". The
delay will decrease but in return the picture quality will become poor.
- Film Mode: Video (Film Mode detection is not
applied and the input signal is handled as a video source) Auto (detects
whether the input signal is a video or a movie. If it is a movie, the
appropriate conversion is applied).
- Edge Enhancement: With Edge Enhancement, you can
make the picture appear sharper.
- Noise Reduction: With this setting, you can reduce
noise appearing on the screen.
- Mosquito NR: With Mosquito Noise Reduction, you can
remove the shimmering or haziness that sometimes appears around objects
in the picture. Mosquito noise can be an issue with overly compressed
- Block NR: With Block Noise Reduction, you can
remove the block distortion that sometimes appears in the picture. Block
noise can be an issue with overly compressed MPEG content.
ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) Video Calibration: The
Onkyo TN-NR3010 offers ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) video calibration for
optimal video performance. The receiver has been designed to incorporate setup
and calibration standards established by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF).
The ISF has developed carefully crafted, industry-recognized standards for
optimal video performance and has implemented a training program for technicians
and installers to use these standards to obtain optimal picture quality from the
receiver. Accordingly, Onkyo recommends that setup and calibration be performed
by an ISF Certified installation technician.
Network & Tuner Functions
Network-Ready: The Onkyo TX-NR3010
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 (optional WiFi): 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.
Media Server Playback: You can play
back music files stored on your computer or media server (the TX-NR3010 is DLNA
certified). Compatible music file formats include MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (5-320 kbps), WMA Lossless (16/24-bit),
WAV (8/16/24-bit), AAC (8-320 kbps), FLAC (8/16/24-bit), Ogg Vorbis (48-500 kbps),
LPCM (8/16/24-bit), Apple Lossless (16/24-bit), DSD, and Dolby TrueHD. 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 or 12
- Windows Media Connect 2.0
- DLNA (ver.1.5)-Compatible Media Server
Note: If the operating system of your personal computer is Windows
7, Windows Media Player 12 is already installed. If the operating
system of your computer is Windows Vista, Windows Media Player 11 is already
Internet Radio: The Onkyo TX-NR3010 lets you access various
Internet Radio providers through its Ethernet network connection. The TX-NR3010 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 stations for easy recall.
Service || Description |
vTuner ||vTuner offers easy browsing of
internet radio stations and podcasts. vTuner enables access to
web-based radio stations and podcasts via an extremely reliable
online database with a wide variety of content. You can browse
content by Genre, Location, Language, and Favorites. |
| 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. |
| Last.Fm ||Last.fm is a free music
recommendation service that lets you discover new music you like,
based on the music you already listen to. The Last.fm website is
filled with tons of information on artists, albums and tracks;
including more music similar to them, charts, and other statistics. |
Spotify ||Spotify is a digital music service
that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music
libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting).
Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share
music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album,
track, or most popular; create your own music library with
customized playlists; as well as share your music via Facebook,
Twitter, or Windows Messenger. |
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
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
Built-in HD Radio Tuner: In addition to receiving standard
analog AM and FM broadcasts, the TX-NR3010 features a built-in HD Radio tuner.
HD Radio stations offer higher sound quality than conventional FM/AM broadcasts;
typically FM HD Radio stations are CD quality while AM HD Radio sound similar to
analog FM stereo. It is also possible to receive data services and select
broadcasts from among up to eight multicast programs.
- Station Text: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data
such as artist names and song titles.
- Multicasting: Many HD Radio stations also offer more than
one channel of programming. This service is called multicasting.
- Station Presets: You can store up to 40 radio stations
presets and name each preset.
- Dual AM/FM Connections: The Onkyo receiver includes dual AM & FM
antennas for selecting different radio stations from the receiver's main and
Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM
broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting
their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go
to HDRadio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.
PC Input: The AV receiver is equipped with a rear-panel PC
input (15-pin D-sub) which allows you to connect your PC to the AV receiver and
use your HDMI connected television as a computer monitor.
Firmware Updates: Future firmware updates are available from
the Onkyo website through the receiver's Network or USB connection. The tested
TX-NR3010 contained firmware version 1020-2101-0000-000 (as of 8/1/2012). Visit Onkyo's online
Center for the latest firmware
Dual USB Ports: A USB MSC (Mass Storage Class) memory
device can be connected to the receiver's front-panel or rear-panel USB (type-A) terminal, 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), WMA (5-320 kbps), WMA Lossless (16/24-bit),
WAV (8/16/24-bit), AAC (8-320 kbps), FLAC (8/16/24-bit), Ogg Vorbis (48-500 kbps),
LPCM (8/16/24-bit), Apple Lossless (16/24-bit), DSD, and Dolby TrueHD. 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.
iPod/iPhone Direct: Using a USB-to iPod-Dock cable plugged
into the front-panel USB port, music can be played directly from an iPod/iPhone,
bypassing the iPod/iPhone's DAC. To view the video content from your
iPod/iPhone, connect it to the receiver's front-panel USB port and composite
video or HDMI input using the official Apple Composite or HDMI AV Cable (sold
separately). Your connected iPod/iPhone is controlled by the receiver's remote,
or you can continue to control your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or
touchscreen. Song/artist information and elapsed time are displayed on the
receiver's front-panel display and your connected TV screen (via HDMI only). You
can navigate your iPod/iPhone's music using the on-screen menu and remote
control by Playlist, Artist, Album Genre, Song, or Composer. Video stored on
your iPod/iPhone can be searched by Movie, Music Video, TV Show, Video Podcast,
Rented Movie, or Video iTunesU. You can also shuffle the playback of your
iPod/iPhone's music and view the Now Playing screen. Your iPod/iPhone's battery
will be charged while connected to the receiver. iPod/iPhone compatibility is as
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Remote || iPod/iPhone || Album Art || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || O || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
5th || 1.0.2 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.3 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 7.0 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.0 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 7.0 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 7.0 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5C || 7.0 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5S || 7.0 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 7.0 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 3 || 7.0 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 4 || 7.0 || Y || O || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| mini || 7.0 || Y || O || Y || 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 unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this
doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
On-Screen GUI (via HDMI): The Onkyo AV receiver offers an
on-screen setup menu (GUI) through its HDMI output. The on-screen display offers
multiple language text, such as - English, French, Spanish, German, and Italian.
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
Hidden Front-Panel Controls: The majority of the receiver's
front-panel control are hidden behind a manual fold-down panel. This gives the
AV receiver a very clean, sleek look.
Multi-Zone: The TX-NR3010 offers three Zones; a multi-channel
audio/video system in your main listening room (Main Zone), a stereo audio/video
system in a second room (Zone 2), and another stereo audio only system in a
third room (Zone 3).
- Zone 2 (w/ HDMI output): Zone 2 allows playback of a
separate audio/video source in 2-channel stereo in an additional room of your
home. Zone 2 features line-level and speaker audio outputs. This way, Zone 2 can be powered by a
separate amplifier (keeping 9.2ch playback in your main room) or by the
TX-NR3010's built-in amplifier (limiting the main room to 7.2ch). The Onkyo
receiver also provides a Zone 2 HDMI and Composite video output, so two
different HDMI or Composite video feeds can be sent to two different displays at
the same time directly from the receiver (you must connect the same video
connection to your second display monitor as connected to your receiver for that
particular source; there is no video-conversion or scaling for Zone 2). HDMI
Zone 2 will also output audio signals (2ch only) for the HDMI input source
selected. When powering Zone 2 with the receiver's built-in amplifier, listening modes
that require Front Wide/Front B speakers are unavailable. 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: 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 and speaker outputs. This way, Zone 3 can be powered by a separate
amplifier (keeping 9.2ch playback in your main room) or by the TX-NR3010's
built-in amplifier (limiting the main room to 5.2ch). When
powering Zone 3 with the receiver's built-in amplifier, listening modes that
require Front Wide/Front Height/Front B speakers are unavailable. The volume of
Zone 3 is controlled from the receiver when using the speaker outputs and
from your add-on integrated amp when using the line-level outputs
Note: *Compatible Sources - Only Tuner, analog, USB, and
Network audio sources can be sent to Zone 2 and Zone 3. Zone 2 also supports
HDMI audio/video sources. 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. *Incompatible Sources - You cannot listen to different USB and Network content in separate Zones at the same time.
Optical/coaxial digital audio sources are not output to Zone 2 or 3. You cannot output any video signal
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.
Separate Source Audio/Video: 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) is selected, the video input source remains unchanged.
Display Dimmer: The display brightness has three settings;
Dim, Dimmer, and Normal.
Screen Saver: 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.
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.
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.
Hybrid Standby: The Onkyo TX-NR3010 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.
Optional Bluetooth Adapter (sold separately): The Onkyo
UBT-1 Bluetooth USB Adapter (580UBT1, sold separately) lets you wirelessly
stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, portable audio player,
tablet, laptop, or PC to the Onkyo A/V receiver. The Onkyo UBT-1 is fitted with
a male USB (type-A) connector which plugs into the Onkyo receiver's USB (type-A)
port. The Onkyo UBT-1 is Bluetooth version 3.0 certified and lets you wirelessly
stream music from many Bluetooth-enabled devices supporting A2DP (Advanced Audio
Distribution Profile). The Onkyo UBT-1 is equipped with apt-X, an audio coding
technology that works within Bluetooth to wirelessly deliver CD-quality audio
from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the Onkyo A/V receiver.
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 UBT-1.
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-NR3010. The AV receiver offers the following CEC HDMI controls.
- The AV receiver will enter Standby mode when the power of the TV is
turned to Standby.
- You can set on the menu screen of the TV to either output the audio from
the speakers connected to the AV receiver, or from the speakers of the TV.
- It is possible to output the audio/video from the antenna or from the
input jack of the TV from the speakers connected to the AV receiver.
- Input to the AV receiver can be selected with the remote controller of
- Operations such as volume adjustment or similar for the AV receiver can
be performed from the remote controller of the TV.
Onkyo Remote App (for Apple iOS & Android): The Onkyo Remote
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 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
Remote Inputs/Outputs: The TX-NR3010 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/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
- 12 Volt Trigger: The two 3.5mm minijack outputs can be
connected to the 12-volt trigger input on a power amplifier in Zone 2 or
Zone 3. When the zone is turned on, a 12-volt trigger signal is output.
- RS-232C Port: The TX-NR3010 has an RS-232C port for
connection to external control systems from companies such as AMX or