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Onkyo TX-NR414

5.1-channel home theater receiver, Internet-ready

28 Reviews

Item # 580TXN414

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The Onkyo TX-NR414 boasts five channels of low-distortion, high-current power and advanced digital processing for engulfing, atmospheric sound that brings your favorite films, TV shows, video games, and music to life. You also get decoding for the latest high-resolution surround sound formats which lend even greater realism to many Blu-ray movies and concerts. Six 3D-ready HDMI inputs and compatibility with the latest 3D video sources and TVs make this receiver the ideal centerpiece for your future-ready home theater system.

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A bundle of features doesn't need to cost a bundle

The Onkyo TX-NR414 boasts five channels of low-distortion, high-current power and advanced digital processing for engulfing, atmospheric sound that brings your favorite films, TV shows, video games, and music to life. You also get decoding for the latest high-resolution surround sound formats which lend even greater realism to many Blu-ray movies and concerts. Six 3D-ready HDMI inputs and compatibility with the latest 3D video sources and TVs make this receiver the ideal centerpiece for your future-ready home theater system.

Great digital music options for iPod® fans, Android™ fans — and everyone else

The 'NR414 gives you an iPod connection right up front. Just plug its cable into the USB slot and let the good tunes roll! The receiver bypasses the iPod's "made-for-earbuds" audio circuitry in favor of its own high-quality Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converter and cleaner signal processing, for better sound.

Connect the 'NR414 to your home network, either with an Ethernet cable or using Onkyo's Wi-Fi adapter, and you'll get lots more entertainment possibilities. You can download Onkyo's free remote app to use your iPod touch®, iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ device to control your receiver via Wi-Fi. The app also lets you stream audio wirelessly from your Android device.

You can choose from a wide variety of online streaming services including SiriusXM Internet radio, Pandora® Internet radio, Rhapsody®, and more. Add to all this the built-in V-tuner for thousands more stations, and you've got plenty of listening options to keep your ears happy for a long, long time.

The end of input roulette

Onkyo's InstaPrevue™ technology shows you a live video thumbnail of the available content on your devices connected via HDMI. You no longer have to remember that your gaming console is connected to Port 3, or your Blu-ray player to Port 1, for example. Just find the source you want and click.

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    Power and Processing:
    • 5-channel amplifier
    • 80 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.7% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio, Pro Logic® IIz
    Digital Music Options:
    • direct digital connection of iPod®/iPhone® through front-panel USB input allows music control via receiver's remote
    • Internet-ready — access music from your PC and Internet radio stations
    • online streaming for Spotify®, SiriusXM Internet radio, Pandora® Internet radio, Rhapsody®, vTuner Internet radio, and more (some services may require registration and subscription fees)
    • Onkyo's free remote app includes wireless music streaming from your Android device
    • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified to ensure optimal compatibility with other network-enabled equipment
    • Wi-Fi ready, requires separate Onkyo Wi-Fi adapter
    • Bluetooth integration (requires optional optional Onkyo adapter)
    Multi-room Audio:
    • dual-room/dual-source output
      • line-level stereo audio output for 2nd room requires separate amplifier or powered speakers
      • only analog audio sources can be played in the 2nd room
    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
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital video switching (6 in, 1 out)
    • HDMI version 1.4 with support for 3D video, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, x.v.Color, auto lip-sync, and HDMI-CEC
    • Audio Return Channel function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner via HDMI
    • component video switching (2 in, 1 out)
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 2 coaxial
    • 5 audio/video inputs, including:
      • 1 front-panel input with composite video
      • 4 rear-panel inputs with composite video
    • 1 audio-only input
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • Ethernet port for for connection to home PC network
    • 1 pair of main speaker outputs
    • preamp output for a powered subwoofer
    General Features:
    • Onkyo's free remote app lets you use your iPod touch®, iPhone®, iPad®, or Android™ device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • convenient on-screen display (via HDMI only)
    • InstaPrevue™ displays live video thumbnails of content available on your HDMI devices
    • 40 AM/FM/SIRIUS presets
    • multibrand remote
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-13/16"H x 13-3/8"D
    • weight: 16.5 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    The receiver is performing as per expectation. I am using it in media room and mainly to watch movies and getting excellent results so far

    Tester, Houston, TX

    What's in the Box:

    • Dolby Digital/DTS 5.1ch AV receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RC-834M)
    • 2 "AA" batteries
    • AM loop antenna
    • FM wire antenna (with push-on "F" connector)
    • Instruction Manual (CD-ROM)
    • Quick Start Guide (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Product registration card/Warranty information
    • RIHD-compatibility note
    • Safety Information
    • Sheet of adhesive labels
    • Important Notice Regarding Software

    Onkyo TX-NR414 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (28 Reviews)

    Home Theater Receiver

    Tester from Houston, TX on 6/22/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The receiver is performing as per expectation. I am using it in media room and mainly to watch movies and getting excellent results so far



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    Anonymous from Cincinnati, OH on 6/17/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent sound, HDMI cables make setup simple.

    Pros: This receiver is enanced by the plugin wireless adapter; sound quality is excellent. Another great feature is the ability to control the receiver from my android phone. Technical support is top notch....and.all your staff speaks English!

    Cons: Have not encountered any with this. product.

    Simple set up, great sound.

    atxpackfan from Georgetown, TX on 6/11/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking to update an old receiver to one that had HDMI pass through and didn't cost an arm and a leg. This is the perfect solution.

    Pros: Easy set up, simple interface.

    Cons: Documentation.

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    kona71 from Chesapeake, VA on 6/11/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Groovy! I was pleasantly surprised by all the features on this receiver... I had planned to stream via a bluetooth adapter from my phone/tablet to this when entertaining, and lo and behold, we find ourself using the built in apps more.... pandora and about 5 other online music services are built in and stream flawlessly once you connect in a LAN cable. the Onko application (once downloaded) to your device works great... eliminating the need for a universal RF from anywhere... awesome. I did make one technical/customer service call however, as there really seems to be no sound when listenining below like 25-30 on the volume... we were hesitant with how far we had to trun it up to get volume, but that seems par for the course

    Pros: ample power for multiple zones feature rich nice smart phone app

    Cons: available features vary significanly from phone to phone to tablet front screen could be larger/more display to reduce dependance on tv screen for streaming music

    good performer

    l7200 from l.e.h. nj on 6/4/2013

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    i love it good performer and sounds great easy to set up

    Pros: 6 hdmi

    Cons: none for me

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    Anonymous from destin fl on 6/1/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    good performer for the money some functions difficult to see on the front of the reciever

    Pros: cant beat it for the price

    Cons: readouts difficult to see on the front display zone 2 extremely difficult to see except for up close viz

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    MadelineM from Southgate, MI on 5/31/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm no pro! All I know is that the ease of use of this receiver is wonderful! I have all of my components hooked up so that I can get all around sound from my CD player, BlueRay player and it!.



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    Hunter from Idaho on 5/25/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Super easy set up and with a little research, you can do a lot with it. Many setting and options to make your music sound the best.

    Pros: Easy set up, great clean sound

    Cons: Takes a while to boot up with iPod

    Basement thunder

    Anonymous from Wheatland, WY on 5/13/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I can't tell you everything that Onkyo can do because I'm still learning all of the options. I hooked this up to 4 Bose 201 series speakers with a Polk 10' powered sub in my 800 +/- square foot man cave and it rocks. I'm a music fanatic and i'm more than happy with the Onkyo's performance. The only negative I have so far is there's no 3.5 jack on the front but otherwise nice product for the price. Haven't hooked up the TV yet but the music thumps! Crutchfield was easy to order and quick shipping.



    Networked reciever, the way to go

    garyp from Jonestown, Tx on 5/12/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I originally bought a Onkyo networked receiver for my lakehouse. I really enjoyed being able to listen to internet radio and controlling the different zones through my Iphone. I ripped all of my cd collection to a server and can also listen to that while out on a deck or even in my garage. My grandkids can be watching a movie while I sit out on the deck listening to my music. I now own four Onkyo networked receivers (2 at each house). They were very easy to set up and the Onkyo Remote app Is a free download. They all possess great sound and are operationally well thought out. The nr414 went in the detached garage at my main house. I added usb wireless adapter to connect to the network. It all worked perfectly.

    Pros: Much better quality than I was expecting, being on the low end of Onkyos networked receiver line up.

    Cons: None that I have found.

    Great product

    RogerB from Valley City, Ohio on 5/6/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had recently purchased a new HD TV and needed a new receiver that had HDMI inputs. I had an older Sony receiver that did not have HDMI. I also liked the pass through option that this receiver had so the TV can be played without turning on the receiver if I wanted. The sound on this Onkyo is superb, much better than my old Sony ever was. The clarity is very good also. I am somewhat hard of hearing and often have trouble understanding conversations on TV but when playing the sound through the receiver I am understanding a lot more. Receiver was easy to set up and the instructions were very clear. The only problem I had was finding remote codes for my blue ray player. The codes were not on the CD manual. I had to go to the Onkyo website and download another manual for my machine which had the codes.

    Pros: Great sound. Clear crisp vocals. Easy setup.

    Cons: Missing remote codes on CD manual

    Onkyo Bliss!

    fl from Nevada on 5/1/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So wonderful! Bought this receiver to upgrade from an older model (pre-HDMI) that I also purchased from Crutchfield many years ago. I am very pleased so far with its flexibility and performance. Running a Blu-ray, PS3, Mac, Wii and USB devices on this and everything is sounding great. Thanks Onkyo for the product and to Crutchfield for the service. :) What a great combination!

    Pros: 6 HDMI connections, countless combinations of hook ups, good and powerful to drive my Infinity surround sound system, and what a great price!

    Cons: Would prefer spring lock speaker connections but this is a SMALL con.

    Start to a home theater

    Neal from Dillsburg, PA on 4/14/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Placed this outdoors in a pool house, connects to home wireless and can send music to the unit via smart phone

    Pros: cost, easy to set up, does what is is advertised to do

    Cons: None at this point

    Great Buy

    TommyA from North Carolina on 4/11/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this receiver to replace my 20 year old Onkyo that was outdated, I needed HDMI capabilities. It was easy to set up and works great with my computer and Ipod. Great deal for the price.

    Pros: Great price, Great features, Easy to set up

    Cons: none

    Works better than my pronunciation

    Gary from Temecula, CA on 3/13/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The impression is that this was going to be an all-nighter to set up. Nope. The HDMI makes it a whiz even for an old generation type. The control looks complicated but really is self explanatory, easy to use.

    Pros: Easy set up, PDF instructions on disk were clear, very little tinkering needed to refine to exact needs. Oh, and the price was better than the Yamaha I was considering

    Cons: None

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    Donald H from Republic, Wa on 3/10/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a very good receiver. Onkyo is always good, it has all of the features you need to hook anything up to it. Lots of hdmi hookups. It doesn't have a ton of power but all the features you could ever need. For a lot less money you get a high end feel.

    Pros: Lots of features, hdmi, apps, internet, 3d. Very good price for all that you get.

    Cons: Not as much power as other products but for the price, it's worth it.

    Onkyo TX-NR414

    ShawnDawg from Lehi, Utah on 3/9/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver. Easy to use. Fast shipping.

    Pros: Great receiver.

    Cons: None so far

    Everything Irie

    JoeH from Pomona, NY on 1/9/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to hook up. Seems to work well so far. Let's see how it is in 6 mos.



    Nice product

    CA from Houston, TX on 9/29/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great price, great features, and quality construction. Easy to set up, and navigate.


    Cons: haven't found any yet!

    Can't beat it for the price

    Jason from Colorado on 8/8/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This reciever is easily the best choice for those on a budget that doesn't allow for a higher end model. I am very happy with it. With that said, if you do have the budget to go for at least the 515... do it and don't look back. One of the featuers I didn't think I'd miss and I find a huge downfall now is that this reciever requires you set the audio settings manually or use specific presets (for movies, music, etc...). Higher end Onkyo's have an auto tuning function that personally I feel is very valuable after having tried to tune this myself and can't find a real sweet spot. Keep in mind this does not affect movies on DVD or Blu-Ray that have Dolby, or DTS, or something like that, since the reciever has a processor for that digital audio. So my gripe applies mainly to music/tv.

    Pros: Best for the budget for sure, looks good, sounds good, solid unit, easy menu's, updating firmware was simple.

    Cons: The one feature this lacks compared to the higher end recievers that I feel is crucial is the auto audio tuning.

    Onkyo scores again!

    K4MD from Charlotte, NC on 7/31/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Lots more features than my older Onkyo A/V receiver, easy to set up. Works very well

    Pros: HDMI connection total, reasonable price

    Cons: None

    Bang for your Buck!

    GoChiSox from Fort Myers, FL on 7/31/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome Product! Sounds great! Very User Friendly! Definately worth it, GREAT VALUE!



    All I can say is WOW!!!

    TopHatJohnny from Kettering Oh on 7/30/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am not that good with this stuff and this unit is so user friendly. Hooked it up in 20 minutes and the sound is awesome. The picture on my LG smart tv even improved. great oomph through my Polk Audio RT 2000i's and Yamaha center channel as well as Yamaha surrounds on the stands. Sounds awesome. Cable music is so clear. I will hang on to this baby till it blows up in my face. Don't hesitate, and the Crutchfield team is great to work with Harley was my sales person, and love him. Go for it with confidence!!

    Pros: Great unit great price

    Cons: none


    Dave from Parker Co. on 7/17/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I recieved this unit in the time frame indicated. I replaced a Yamaha 1100 that I bought in 1998. It is a very good unit. This unit took me around 1/2 hour to get in place, what a snap setting up. The unit is very user friendly, I never had to use the cd that came with it. The sound is spectacular. I built in a 5.1 speaker system around 5 years ago and it sounds great. The unit powers the most important part of the system. Yes guys, don't cut yourself short on the Sub and the Center channel. If you get two quality items you will be very happy. Go all HDMi with upgraded pearl cables and the definition will really enhance your video. I put in the DVD of Santana and Wow! So.... I highly recommend the Onkyo product. I may be looking at the higher end unit just for my listening area. Thumbs up to The crew at Crutchfield. You guys are tops in my opinion. Cheers!

    Pros: Sound quality, ease if setup, menus on screen very easy to use.

    Cons: Not a thing

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    Anonymous from DelBoca Vista Phase III on 6/14/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I ordered this at a great sale price to repalce the Onkyo I bought in 1996, which just finally gave up the ghost. I really liked the richness of the sound from that unit, and this new one doesn't dissapoint. I've been very happy so far with the unit, setup was fairly straightforward jsut a bit of a snag on watching cable/UVerse through the unit, until a reread the detaisl regarding having to connect the TV's DIgital Audio coax output to the Receivers input.

    Pros: easy to understand setup, unit comes with cable labels, USB input with Ipod/phone controls on screen via remote control or front panel, sound, price

    Cons: manual comes on CD so goign abck and forth to PC to read and check things was a pain, not an issue witha laptop I guess. Front panel is dark black, and controls are hard to see, somewhat alleviated by using the remote control.

    Impressive so far

    Jon from Zephyrhills,FL. on 6/6/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My wife and I have had this receiver for 1 week so far using as a 2 channel stereo only. It brings our Polk bookshelf speakers to life with a robust presence that only a high quality, high current amp can do. We are planning to ad a 3-D, WI-FI blu ray player soon to enjoy mind blowing home theater.

    Pros: relatively easy set up and we LOVE the sound.

    Cons: none so far. We just hope as with anything mass produced these days that Onkyo's quality is as good as they claim.

    Came defective

    TomO from Wichita, KS on 6/4/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm sure it was just a case of the occasional defective item. My receiver came stuck in 'headphone' mode. From the first time it was powered on the only sound that came from it was from the headphone jack. Even when the headphone plug was not engaged the headphone icon stayed lit and no sound sent to the speakers. I'm giving this three stars because I'm guessing it was just a problem with mine and overall crutchfield is awesome. Returns are easy and pretty painless.



    Great Receiver at a Great Price!!

    Vinny N from Albany, NY on 5/16/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking at different receivers but I chose this Onkyo. No regrets here. Looks and sounds great. Came in two days, thanks Crutchfield for the great service and fast delivery.




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    Features and Specs

    Number Of Channels 5
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 80
    THD in Stereo 0.7 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready Yes
    Bluetooth No
    Apple AirPlay No
    App Remote Control Yes
    USB port for iPod/iPhone Yes
    FM Sensitivity 11.2 dBf
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration No
    HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video No
    HDR-compatible No
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    Composite Video Conversion No
    Component Video Conversion No
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion N/A
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible ---
    Multibrand Remote Control Yes
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 6-13/16
    Depth (inches) 13-3/8
    Weight (pounds) 16.5
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Multi-room Video No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, DD+, EX, TrueHD
    Dolby Atmos N/A
    DTS DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, Express
    DTS:X No
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs 6
    Audio-only Inputs None
    Component Video Inputs 2
    Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
    Optical Digital Inputs 2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 6
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
    Subwoofer Outputs 1
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1 (front)
    Removable Power Cord No

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    Network & Tuner Functions
    USB/iPod Integration
    Convenience Features
    Remote Control

    Audio Features

    5.1ch AV Receiver: The Onkyo TX-NR414 features a 5-channel amplifier rated at 80 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20Hz-20kHz, with 0.7%, driving 2 channels) and a mono subwoofer preamp output.

    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.

    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 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.

    32-Bit Processing DSP: The Onkyo TX-NR414 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-NR414 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). Even though the AV receiver will decode 7.1channel surround sound (via HDMI), it will only output 5.1ch surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs.

    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.

    Direct Mode: 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.

    Surround Parameters: The Onkyo TX-NR414 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).
    • 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°).

    Speaker Setup: The Onkyo AV receiver allows you to manually setup your system's speaker configuration.

    • Speaker Size: You can set Large or Small for your front speakers; Large, Small or None for your surround and center speakers; and Yes or No for subwoofer.
    • Speaker Distance: The front speaker distance can be set from 1 to 30' in 1' increments. The center and subwoofer settings can be up to 5' more or 5' less than the distance you set for the front speakers (30' max). The settings for the surround left and right speakers are each individually adjustable, and they may be adjusted up to 5' more or 15' less than the distance you set for the front speakers (30' max).
    • Adjustable Crossover: This receiver has a built-in high-pass crossover for any of the speakers set to Small. This setting is available when the subwoofer is set to Yes. The frequencies that you can choose from are 40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, and 200 Hz. Frequencies lower than the set crossover point are output by the subwoofer.
    • Speaker Levels: You can manually adjust the level of individual speakers between -12dB and +12dB; -15dB to +12dB for the subwoofer.

    Bass & Treble: You can independently adjust the Bass (50Hz) and Treble (20kHz) of the TX-NR414 from -10 to +10 dB.

    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.

    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 two 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 formatted sources.
    • Binding-Post Speaker Terminals: There are color-coded binding-post terminals for all speaker connections - Front, Center, and Surround. The binding post terminals will accept bare-wire, pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single/dual).
    • 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.

    Video Features

    HDMI (v1.4): The TX-NR414 has six assignable HDMI v1.4 inputs and one HDMI v1.4 output for connecting Blu-ray/DVD players, Satellite/Cable boxes, Game Consoles, and other video components to your TV. 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 and additional analog or digital cable. The HDMI inputs can accept and switch 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p video signals to a HDTV. 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 (up to 7.1ch), and Bitstream (Dolby Digital/DTS, etc.). Each HDMI input is assignable.

    3D-Compatible: The TX-NR414'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 (camera-editing-format-player-display).

    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 (camera-editing-format-player-display).

    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, 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 "standby" mode.

    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.

    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 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.

    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 400 milliseconds, in 20 millisecond steps.

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

    Front-Panel AV Input: The Onkyo TX-NR414 is equipped with a front-panel audio/video input which consists of a composite video terminal and stereo audio RCA jacks.

    Network Functions

    Network-Ready: The Onkyo TX-NR414 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. The TX-NR414 is also compatible with Onkyo's Wireless LAN Adapter (580UWF1, sold separately), for a wireless (WiFi) connection to your home network. The wireless LAN adapter plugs into the receiver's front-panel USB port.

    Media Server Playback: You can play back music files stored on your computer or media server (the TX-NR414 is DLNA certified). Compatible music file formats include MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (47-320k bps), WMA Lossless (16/24-bit), WAV (8/16/24-bit), AAC (8-320 kbps), FLAC (16/24-bit), Ogg Vorbis (48-500 kbps), and LPCM (8/16/24-bit). 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 installed.

    Internet Radio: The Onkyo TX-NR414 lets you access various Internet Radio providers through its Ethernet network connection. The TX-NR414 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.

    Music 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 is a free music recommendation service that lets you discover new music you like, based on the music you already listen to. The website is filled with tons of information on artists, albums and tracks; including more music similar to them, charts, and other statistics.
    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.
    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. Visit Onkyo's online Download Center for the latest firmware updates.

    USB/iPod Integration

    Front-Panel USB Port: A USB MSC (Mass Storage Class) memory device can be connected to the USB (type-A) terminal located on the front-panel, allowing you to play music files through the receiver. Your USB MSC device must be formatted in FAT16 or FAT32. Compatible music file formats include MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (47-320k bps), WMA Lossless (16/24-bit), WAV (8/16/24-bit), AAC (8-320 kbps), FLAC (16/24-bit), Ogg Vorbis (48-500 kbps), and LPCM (8/16/24-bit). 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.

    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. The 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. 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. Using the dock cable to connect directly, iPod/iPhone compatibility is as follows (1/9/2013):

    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 6.0.1 Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 6.0.1 Y N 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 6.0.1 Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 6.0.1 Y O Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 6.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y O Y Y Y Y Y N
    2 6.0.1 Y O Y Y Y Y Y N
    3 6.0.1 Y O Y Y Y Y Y N
    4 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    mini 6.0.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    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 available.

    Optional iPod/iPhone Video Dock: By connecting the optional Onkyo DS-A4 iPod Dock (580DSA4, sold separately) to the Onkyo AV receiver, you can view movies, music videos, TV shows, and video podcasts from your iPod/iPhone on your connected TV. Component or composite video connectivity ensures a stable, high-quality video signal output. The DS-A4 supports video output from the iPod video (5th gen), iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod nano (3rd/4th/5th gen), iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd/4th gen), and iPhone (2G/3G/3GS/4S).

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen Display (via HDMI): The Onkyo AV receiver offers an on-screen setup menu through its HDMI output. 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.

    Zone 2 Line Out: By using the Zone 2 line-level outputs on the TX-NR414, you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in a second room, allowing you to listen to 5.1ch surround in the main room and 2ch stereo of a different audio source in another room of your home. The volume of Zone 2 is controlled by your optional integrated amp.

    • Compatible Zone Sources: Only Tuner, analog, USB, and Network audio sources can be sent to Zone 2. You cannot select different AM/FM radio stations or listen to USB and Network content in separate Zones at the same time.
    • Incompatible Zone Sources: Optical/coaxial digital and HDMI audio sources are not output to Zone 2. You cannot output any video signal to Zone 2.

    Preset Input Names: You can enter a preset name for each individual input for easy identification. when entered, the preset name will appear on the display. This feature cannot be used for AM/FM tuner, or USB input.

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

    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.

    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.

    Remote Control

    Multi-brand Remote: The supplied RC-834M wireless remote is a multi-brand remote. The remote is pre-programmed to operate Onkyo components, as well as other popular brands of equipment, including Blu-ray/DVD players, satellite/cable boxes, VCRs, and televisions. The IR wireless remote control will operate up to 16' away from the receiver at an angle of 30° left or right of the receiver as long as the remote is within the line of sight of the TX-NR414.

    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-NR414. 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.

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

    Remote Apps for Apple iOS Devices and Android Smartphones: The Onkyo Remote App 2 for iPod touch/iPhone and Onkyo Remote for Android provide an alternative way to operate Onkyo network A/V receivers. A simple yet powerful Graphical User Interface allows the user to control input sources, adjust audio settings, and control playback across multiple zones in the home, from anywhere within wireless range.

    • Remote App For iPod touch/iPhone: The Onkyo Remote App for iPod touch and iPhone is available as a free download from the online Apple App Store. The Onkyo Remote App for iPod touch and iPhone provides an intuitive way to operate the Onkyo AV receiver via your home network. From your iPod touch/iPhone's touchscreen, you have the ability to control input sources, adjust audio/video settings, and enjoy your content seamlessly. The Onkyo Remote App for iPod touch and iPhone is compatible with the iPod touch (3rd/4th gen) and iPhone (3GS/4/4S), running iOS 4.2 or later. The Onkyo AV receiver and iPod touch/iPhone must be connected to the same network.
      • Intuitive GUI: The Remote App's graphical user interface (GUI) lets you see menus for input source, network source, or radio station, and make your selection accordingly.
      • Menu Control: Selecting the Home Menu feature on your iPod touch/iPhone makes the receiver's main menu page appear overlaid on your home theater display. You can then access a variety of menus that let you adjust settings on the connected Onkyo receiver.
      • Volume & Tone Control: Onkyo's Remote App makes smart use of the accelerometer inside your iPod touch or iPhone. Simply tilt the iPod touch/iPhone right or left to turn the volume up or down. The app also lets you adjust bass & treble levels, and select dedicated listening modes, via your iPod touch/iPhone's touchscreen interface.
      • Audio/Video Information: Your iPod touch/iPhone offers a variety of useful information when you want to know more about the content playing back through your system. You can quickly check if your audio content is encoded as stereo or multichannel, for example, or whether your video content is in standard or high definition.
    • Remote App for Android: The Onkyo Remote App for Android is available as a free download from the online Android Market. Onkyo's Remote App for Android allows you to wirelessly stream audio stored on your Android phone to the Onkyo AV receiver over your home network. The app operates over a wireless LAN connection and enables a range of remote control functions; such as volume and tone control, as well as input selection. It also lets you seamlessly browse networked content and navigate menus using the touchscreen GUI on your Android phone. Onkyo's Remote App for Android is compatible with Android OS 2.1 or later. 
      • Sleek GUI: The Remote App's graphical user interface (GUI) makes it extremely east and intuitive to operate. Use simple menus to choose an input source and one of three different listening modes; including music, movies, or games. It's also easy to make a full range of tone and speaker adjustments.
      • Easy Setup Menu: Selecting the setup menu feature on your Android phone makes the Onkyo AV receiver's main menu page appear overlaid on your home theater display. You can then access a variety of menus that let you adjust settings on the connected Onkyo receiver.
      • Wireless Music Streaming: Operating over a wireless local network, the app allows you to stream music stored on your Android phone to the Onkyo network AV receiver. Music played through the Onkyo receiver gains far greater power and fidelity. Support for WMA and FLAC formats depends on the model of Android phone.
      • Multi-Zone Control: Using the Remote App, you can control output in separate zones in a multi-room distributed audio setup. The app lets you choose the playback source for up to 2 zones.

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