Amplifier: The Onkyo TX-NR5008 features a 145 watt x 9-channel
amplifier (measured with two channels driven) into 8-ohms at 20 to 20,000 Hz with a
maximum total harmonic distortion of 0.05%.
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology): This technology uses
low-negative-feedback circuit topology for accurate signal reproduction, improved
dynamic signal-to-noise ratio, and better delivery of power peaks.
Power Supply: The Onkyo TX-NR5008 features a Toroidal transformer
and independent power supplies for the amplifier, the video circuitry, and audio
Amplifier Assign: There are nine amplifier channels built into
the receiver; the nine channels can be assigned to power numerous speaker combinations,
both stereo and surround sound. The terminals are labeled front L/R, surround back/zone3
L/R, front wide/zone2 L/R, front high L/R, surround L/R, and center. Additionally a pair
of B speakers can be powered, four channels can be used to bi-amp the A or B speakers,
or four channels can be bridged to two and power the A or B speakers (minimum 8Ω
B Speakers: Unlike most receivers, the A and B speaker outputs
on the TX-NR5008 cannot be played at the same time. They are designed to connect
two sets of speakers in the same room; for example the A speakers can be part of
the 7.1-channel surround system used when watching movies, and the B speakers can
be used for more critical music listening in stereo.
Multi-room Capability: You can use speaker systems in three
rooms with the TX-NR5008, a multi-channel audio/video system in your main listening
room, a stereo audio/video system in a second room (Zone2), and an stereo audio
only system in a third room (Zone3). The zone 2 and 3 outputs allow you to enjoy
one source in your main listening room, while other sources play in remote rooms.
Both Zone2 and Zone3 have line level outputs, Zone2 has a composite video output,
and the receiver's amplifier channels can be assigned to power Zone2 and/or Zone3
speakers (limiting the number of powered channels available for the main room).
The output level of the RCA line outputs for Zone2 and Zone3 can be fixed or
variable, so they can be connected to an amplifier or powered speakers equipped
with or without a volume control. When the Zone2 speakers are powered by the
receiver, the front wide and front B speakers are unavailable; when the Zone3
speakers are powered by the receiver, surround back speakers are unavailable.
Only analog sources can be played in Zone2 and Zone3 and only composite video
sources are available in Zone2.
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 ARC function is only
available through the main HDMI monitor output.
Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs): To decode and playback
high-resolution recordings, this receiver is equipped with Burr-Brown 192kHz/32-bit
DACs for all channels.
Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC): Conventional D/A
conversion methods reduce digital pulse noise at the conversion stage but can't
remove it completely. 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 MP3s.
Speaker Impedance: There is a menu adjustment for minimum
speaker impedance; options are 6Ω (for speakers 6 to 16-ohms) and 4Ω
(for speakers 4 or 5-ohms).
Audyssey: This receiver is equipped
with an automatic setup and room equalization function, to achieve the ideal
sound field for your room. The Audyssey MultEQ XT32 function is designed to
optimize the sound quality at each listening position in the room. The included
microphone is used to measure test tones at each listening position. This
measured data is then analyzed using a program to improve acoustic
characteristics in the listening area. For best results multiple positions
should be measured (up to 8), including a main position. The main position is
given more weight in the calculations.
- MultEQ XT32: The MultEQ XT32 function
automatically determines the number of speakers and optimizes
the crossover points, output levels, delay times, and
equalization of all speakers based on speaker frequency
response, speaker location, and room acoustics measurements.
- Dynamic EQ: Audio engineers mix
music and movie soundtracks at reference levels much louder than typical
home listening levels. At lower volumes the human ear perceives sound
differently; voices change, bass dissipates, and the surround effect becomes
less enveloping. Dynamic EQ adjusts the frequency response curve based on
volume to maintain consistent bass output, octave-to-octave balance, and
surround impact, resulting in rich sound at any volume.
- Dynamic Volume: Dynamic Volume
addresses the issue of commercials that are too loud and movie soundtracks
with vast differences between soft and loud passages; the results are more
intelligible dialogue, loud passages maintain impact, and soft whispers are
clearly heard. When the volume level changes, Dynamic EQ also adjusts the
frequency response to maintain sound quality.
Speaker Distance: The distance from your
listening position to each speaker can also be set manually; each
channel is set individually from 0.5 to 30 feet in 1/2-foot increments (this
includes left and right Front Wide channels, left and right Front High channels,
and two discrete subwoofer settings).
Speaker Levels: You can also manually adjust
the level of each channel output from -12dB to +12dB in 0.5dB
increments; -15dB to +12dB for the
THX Loudness Plus: A consequence of turning the volume below
Reference Level is that certain sound elements can be lost or perceived
differently by the listener. 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. This enables users
to experience the true impact of soundtracks regardless of the volume setting. THX
Loudness Plus is automatically applied when listening in any THX listening mode.
Dolby Volume: Dolby Volume is an intelligent volume control
system that improves audio frequency response and corrects volume differences
between sources or types of content.
Half Mode: Dolby Volume can be set to apply bass and treble
attenuation to the audio when the system gain exceeds reference level (very loud).
This enables a more perceptually flat listening experience as human ears are more
sensitive to bass and treble at higher levels.
Double Bass: You can increase
the bass output by activating the Double Bass function; this feeds both
the LFE and left and right channel bass output to the
subwoofer. Double Bass can be set only when the subwoofer is set to On and the
front speakers are set to full range.
Crossover: The TX-NR5008 has a built-in crossover for the
speaker system that can be set manually. The crossover points are set separately
for the front, center, surround, surround back, front wide, front high, and
subwoofer channels. The sub crossover options are 80(THX), 90, 100, and 120 Hz.
The other channels can be set to Full Range, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 (THX), 90, 100,
120, 150, or 200 Hz. All but the main speakers can also be turned off.
LFE Level: You can set the level of the LFE channel
individually for Dolby Digital, DTS, multi-channel PCM, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD
Master Audio, and DSD sources. The level can be set to -infinity, -20 dB, -10
dB or 0 dB.
Equalizer: Using the receiver's built-in electronic 7-band
equalizer you can manually adjust the tone of each channel; the bands are centered
at 63, 160, 400, 1000, 2500, 6300 and 16000 Hz and are adjustable from -6 dB to
+6 dB in 1 dB increments. The subwoofers are also adjustable from -6 dB to +6 dB
in 1 dB increments at 25, 40, 63, 100, and 160 Hz.
THX Ultra2 Plus Certified: THX surround technology was founded
by George Lucas. THX utilizes stringent standards that ensure movies are reproduced
in movie theaters and home theaters just as the director intended. The TX-NR5008
offers the following THX surround modes:
- Neural THX: Neural
Surround employs psychoacoustic frequency domain processing, which
delivers a more detailed sound stage, superior channel separation, and
localization of audio elements; Neural Surround can be combined with THX
Cinema, Music, and Games to
expand 2-channel sources to 5.1 or 7.1 channels; XM Satellite Radio
uses Neural THX encoding on select channels for decoding to 5.1 or
7.1-channel for playback (XMHD)
- THX Cinema:
carefully optimizes the tonal and spatial characteristics of the soundtrack
for reproduction in the smaller home-theater environment
- THX Music: designed for use with music (typically
mastered at higher levels than movie soundtracks), THX Loudness Plus also
configured for music
- THX Games: designed for spatially accurate playback of
game audio (mixed for a smaller environment than movies)
- THX Ultra2 Cinema: expands 5.1-channel
sources for 7.1-channel playback by analyzing the composition of the
surround source and optimizing the ambient and directional sounds to produce
the surround back channel output
- THX Ultra2 Music: expands 5.1-channel
sources for 7.1-channel music playback
- THX Ultra2 Games: expands 5.1-channel
sources for 7.1-channel game audio playback
- THX Surround EX: expands 5.1-channel sources for 6.1/7.1-channel
playback, especially suited to Dolby Digital EX sources
Stereo, Dolby and DTS Listening Modes: This receiver incorporates
powerful and accurate 32-bit DSP processors and a wide variety of listening modes to
bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. The listening modes
- Pure Audio: the display and analog
video circuitry are turned off, minimizing possible noise
sources for high-fidelity reproduction
- Direct: audio from the input source
is output directly with minimal processing
- Stereo: sound is output from the
front left and right speakers and subwoofer
- Mono: monaural sound is output from
your choice of speaker combinations
- Multi-channel: use with multi-channel PCM inputs
- Dolby Pro Logic II: expands any
2-channel source to 5.1 channels
(includes PLII Movie, PLII Music, and PLII Game)
- Dolby Pro Logic IIx: expands any
2-channel source to 7.1 channels
(includes PLIIx Movie, PLIIx Music, and PLIIx Game)
- Dolby Pro Logic IIz Height: designed to improve the
accuracy of the front stage when Front High speakers are used
- Dolby Digital: decodes Dolby Digital
- Audyssey Dynamic Surround Expansion (DSX): adds Front
Wide and/or Front High speakers to improve the front stage and applies
Surround Envelopment Processing to enhance the blend between the front and
surround channels, Audyssey DSX can be combined with Dolby Pro Logic II,
Dolby Pro Logic IIx, DTS Neo:6, and Dolby EX
- Dolby Digital EX: decodes Dolby
Digital EX or expands 5.1-channel Dolby Digital sources to 6.1 or
- Dolby Digital Plus: multi-channel
audio format that supports up to 7.1 channels with 48 kHz sampling rate
- TrueHD: delivers exceptional sound
that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, up to 7.1 channels at
48/96 kHz or up to 5.1 channels at 192 kHz
- DTS: decodes DTS soundtracks
- DTS 96/24: decodes high resolution
DTS 96/24 soundtracks
- DTS-ES Discrete: decodes DTS ES soundtracks
with additional discrete information
- DTS-ES Matrix: decodes DTS ES soundtracks
with additional matrix information
- DTS Neo:6 Cinema: expands any 2-channel
soundtrack to 6.1 or 7.1-channels
- DTS Neo:6 Music: expands any 2-channel
music source to 6.1 or 7.1-channels
- DTS-HD High Resolution: multi-channel
format supporting up to 7.1 channels with 96 kHz sampling rate
- DTS-HD Master Audio: offers up to 7.1
discrete channels of digital audio with 48/96 kHz, up to 5.1 channels with
192 kHz sampling rate
- DTS Express: supports up to 5.1 channels and a lower
sampling rate of 48kHz, often used for interactive or commentary audio on
HD-DVD and Blu-ray discs
- Neural Digital Music: specifically designed to enhance
playback of compressed digital music; MP3, internet streams, etc
- DSD: used with SACDs that feature
- Onkyo Original DSP Modes:
- Orchestra: for classical or
- Unplugged: for acoustic
instruments, vocals, and jazz
- Studio-Mix: suitable for rock or
- TV Logic: adds realistic
acoustics to TV shows
- Game-RPG: use when playing Role Playing Games
- Game-Action: use when playing action games
- Game-Rock: use when playing rock music games
- Game-Sports: use when playing sports games
- All Ch Stereo: ideal for
- Full Mono: all speakers output
the same sound in mono
- Theater-Dimensional (T-D): enjoy
virtual surround with two or three speakers (you can set the virtual
surround imaging to Narrow or Wide)
Note: You can assign a default
listening mode to each input that will be selected
automatically when you select the source.
Dolby Pro Logic II & IIx Music Modes:
While listening in the Dolby Pro Logic II or IIx Music format, there are three
further enhancements you can adjust:
- Panorama: broadens the front stereo
image to the surround speakers to provide a wraparound effect, especially
effective when there is limited output from the surround channels, panorama
can be turned on/off in the menu
- Dimension: allows you to move the
sound field forward or backward
- Center Width: allows you to adjust
the width of the center channel
PL IIz Height Gain: The
gain applied to the Front High speakers (when using PL IIz) is adjustable; Low,
Medium, or High
Center Image: In the DTS
Neo:6 Music mode, the Center Image feature adjusts the output of the left and
right channels relative to the center channel, allowing you to make the center
channel more or less dominant as needed. This improves the image of the center
channel, especially when the listener is off-center.
Circuitry: Re-EQ (re-equalization) corrects a soundtrack with high frequency
response that's too harsh, compensating for the fact that sound mixed for large,
may sound too bright when played back through speakers in the home environment.
This can be turned On or Off.
Bass and Treble: You can adjust the bass
and treble separately for the front, center, surround, Zone2, and Zone3 speakers.
Bass is also adjustable for the sub output. You can boost or cut low-frequency (50 Hz)
bass output from -10 to +10 dB in 2 dB steps. You can boost or cut
high-frequency (20kHz) treble output from -10
to +10 dB in 2 dB steps.
Late Night Feature: The Late Night feature limits the dynamic
range of Dolby Digital recordings, making easier to find a volume that ensures the
quiet sounds are not too quiet and the loud sounds are not too loud for night time
listening. This allows you to comfortably listen without the need to constantly
adjust the volume to keep from waking family/neighbors. The choices are Off, Low,
and High for Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus sources; Auto, Off, and On for
Dolby TrueHD sources.
Note: This feature only works with
Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby TrueHD
encoded software and the depth of the feature will
vary based on the individual software package.
IntelliVolume: The IntelliVolume setup function allows you set
a volume correction value for each source, to prevent large jumps
in volume when switching from one source to another. This feature eliminates the
inconvenience of manually adjusting the volume control each time you switch
from a source with a weak signal to a source with a strong signal and vice
Volume Setup: The receiver
volume can be configured in the following ways:
- Volume Display: how the volume is displayed can be set
to Absolute (Min, 0.5 to 99.5, Max) or Relative (-infinity, -81.5 dB to +18
- Muting Level: choose how much the volume is attenuated
when muted; -infinity (no sound) or -50 dB to -10 dB in 10 dB steps
- Maximum Volume: prevent the volume from
accidentally being turned too high by setting a maximum level
- Power On Volume: specify the volume when the receiver
is turned on; choose Last (the same level that was used when the receiver
was turned off), Minimum, or set any
specific volume level (can't exceed the maximum volume set above)
- Headphones Level: set the headphone
volume relative to the main volume, choose a level between -12dB and +12dB
Digital Inputs: The TX-NR5008 has
six assignable rear panel digital audio inputs (3 optical/3 coaxial) allowing you to
specify which input source is connected to which digital input jack. The front
panel optical digital input is fixed as the Aux source.
Multi-Channel Input: The receiver is equipped with one set
of 8-channel RCA type inputs for use with an outboard 5.1 or 7.1 channel decoder;
there are inputs for left front, right front, center, left surround, right surround,
surround back left, surround back right, and subwoofer.
Line Level Outputs: There are 15 pre-amp outputs for connection
to external amplifiers; 9.2-channel surround sound (including left and right outputs
for front wide or front high channels, plus two subwoofer outputs), Zone2 stereo,
and Zone3 stereo.
Speaker Terminals: There are binding post connectors for the
left front, right front, center, left surround, right surround, left surround
back/Zone3, right surround back/Zone3, left front wide/Zone2, right front
wide/Zone2, left front high, and right front high speakers. The binding posts
are not 5-way because a plastic collar prevents their use with spade lugs; they
will accommodate dual banana plugs.
Sleep Function: From the remote, you can set the unit to
automatically turn off after a specific time; from 10 minutes to 90 minutes in
On-Screen Display (OSD): An OSD can be displayed on your
television for easy system setup. The cursor and enter buttons on the remote
make display navigation and setting adjustment simple and convenient. The setup
OSD is passed through all the monitor outputs (composite video, S-video, component
video, and HDMI). You can choose from several languages for the receiver's on-screen
display menu: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, or Chinese.
HDMI Switching: The TX-NR5008 has eight HDMI version 1.4a inputs
(7 rear/1 front) and two HDMI version 1.4a outputs for connecting Blu-ray Disc
players, HDTV set-top boxes, and other video components through the receiver to
your TV or projector. Any of the rear panel input jacks can be assigned to the
BD/DVD, VCR/DVR, CBL/SAT, Game, PC, Tape, TV/CD, Phono, or Port
input (the front panel HDMI input is fixed as Aux). Both outputs can be active
simultaneously and will pass digital audio and video. The
HDMI ports are compatible with DVI, so TVs and other displays with a DVI input can be
connected using an HDMI-to-DVI adapter cable, along with audio cables (if
receiver uses HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection), so only
HDCP-compatible components can display the picture. The HDMI inputs accept 480i,
480p, 720p, 1080i, and 1080p signals and the analog video inputs (composite
video, S-video, and component video) are converted to HDMI for transfer to the
Notes: The 2 HDMI outputs display the
same video signal and can be used simultaneously.
Video Conversion and Scaling: The HDMI output can be scaled
to 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, or 1080p/24; or the resolution can be set to Through
(no scaling), Auto (resolutions not supported by the display are automatically
converted), or Source (resolution set for each source individually). The TX-NR5008
utilizes HQV Reon-VX technology to convert interlaced video signals to progressive
scan signals. The HQV Reon-VX chip supports standard definition and high definition
de-interlacing, 1080p reconstruction of film sources, filtering of jaggies and
artifacts, and the reduction of random, mosquito, and block (codec) noise. HQV
Reon-VX also enables color region enhancement and the rendering of more than one
billion colors. The Onkyo TX-NR5008 will convert incoming analog composite video,
S-video and component video signals to HDMI so you can connect all your video sources
through the receiver and then to your TV via a single HDMI cable. The receiver can
also convert composite video and S-video signal to component if your television does
not feature an HDMI input.
Component Video Switching: In addition to composite and S-Video
switching, this unit can switch between high resolution component video sources.
There are three component video inputs (each of which can be assigned to the BD/DVD,
VCR/DVR, CBL/SAT, Game, PC, Aux, Tape, TV/CD, Phono, or Port input) and one component
video monitor output. The component video inputs and outputs have a bandwidth of 5
Hz to 100 MHz.
3D-Compatible: The TX-NR5008's HDMI v.1.4a connections will
accept 3D video from your 3D Blu-ray player and output the video signal in 3D to
your 3D-ready HDTV.
x.v.Color: The receiver supports x.v.Color, offering a wider
color range than the current broadcast standard. For the x.v.Color feature to be
useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible
Deep Color: The Onkyo receiver also supports Deep Color
which allows increased color depth of video signals passing through HDMI.
Without Deep Color, the number of colors expressed by 1 pixel is 24 bits
(16,777,216 colors). Using Deep Color, the number of colors expressed by 1 pixel
is 36 bits. Since the gradation of the depth of a color can be expressed more
finely with more bits, continuous color changes can be more smoothly displayed.
For the Deep Color feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must
be compatible (camera-editing-format-player-display).
Note: x.v.Color and Deep Color technology are supported
only when the source, HDMI cable, media (original recording), and HDTV all
support those features.
Auto Lip Sync: The Lip Sync function can automatically
synchronize HDMI audio and video that has gotten out of sync due to the complex
digital video processing being performed. With HDMI Lip Sync, the audio delay
required to synchronize the audio and video is calculated and applied
automatically by the receiver.
When the picture is not perfectly synchronized with the sound, this receiver can
delay the audio from 0-250ms, in 5ms increments.
ISF Mode: The receiver has been designed to incorporate setup and
calibration standards established by the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF). The
ISF has developed 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.
Name Edit: You can enter a custom name for
each input (other than Tuner) and radio preset for easy identification; up to 10
Lock Setup: This feature protects all the programmed settings
by locking the setup menus.
Display Dimmer: The display
illumination includes the green alphanumeric display and a blue ring around the
volume knob. You can dim the display as follows: Normal and Volume light on,
Normal and Volume light off, Dim and Volume light off, and Dimmer and Volume light
AM/FM Tuner: With the built-in tuner you can enjoy AM and FM
radio stations. You can store your favorite stations as presets for quick
selection. You can store a combination of up to 40 of your favorite FM/AM radio
stations as presets.
HD Radio Ready: The Onkyo UP-HT1 HD Radio Module (item
580UPHT1, sold separately) sends high-quality digital AM/FM audio via a
single proprietary cable to the Onkyo receiver's Universal Port. The same cable
powers the tuner unit, saving on cable clutter. The tuner features 40 presets
for FM and AM stations. A rear-side Universal Port input gives you the option of
daisy chaining a second compatible device, such as the UP-A1 Onkyo Dock for the
Sirius Satellite Radio Ready: The TX-NR5008 can be
connected to the optional SiriusConnect Home Tuner kit
607SCH1, sold separately) or SiriusConnect Home Tuner Receiver
(220SCH2P, sold separately), which allows you to receive Sirius Satellite
Radio through the receiver. You can search Sirius radio stations by Channel,
Category or Direct Tuning. You can also choose to display the following Sirius
information on the receiver's display - Channel Name, Channel Number, Category
Name, Artist Name or Song Title. You can store a combination of 40 of your
favorite Sirius, AM, and FM radio stations.
USB Ports: The receiver's front and rear USB inputs will
play music files stored on hard disc drives (AC adapter recommended to supply
power), flash drives, and MP3 players that fit the USB mass storage device
class (iPods are not compatible with the rear USB port). USB devices formatted
with the FAT16 or FAT32 files system are supported; each folder may contain up
to 20,000 music files and folders may be nested up to 16 levels deep. If the
storage device has been partitioned, each section is treaded as a separate
device. MP3 players containing music files that are managed with special music software are not supported.
iPod Compatibility: Using a USB to iPod Dock cable plugged
into the front panel USB port, music can be played directly from an iPod. The
iPod is controlled by the receiver's remote and text, album art, and elapsed
time are displayed on the connected video monitor. Video and still photos (as
well as music) can be played from an iPod using an optional
iPod dock. Using the dock cable to connect directly, iPod compatibility is as
follows (as of August 2010):
Model ||Generation ||Media Type ||Control
|Audio ||Video Out ||Remote
Text ||Track Info |
|dock connector ||3rd || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|4th || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|mini ||1st ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|2nd ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|video ||5th || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
|classic ||80GB || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|120GB || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|160GB || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano ||1st || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
|2nd || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|4th || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|5th || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|6th || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch ||1st || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|2nd || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|3rd || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|4th || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone ||2G || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
|3G || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may
change functionality results. If you download a newer software
version, you may need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone
to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to
revert to the older software version or wait until an newer
software update is available.
Network-Ready: The Onkyo TX-NR5008 A/V receiver is
network-ready, which means you can connect it to your home network with a
standard Ethernet cable and enjoy the music files stored on your computer or
media server. If your network is connected to the Internet (broadband), you can
also enjoy Internet radio.
Ethernet Connection (LAN): Connecting the A/V receiver's
Ethernet (RJ-45) port to a 100Base-TX switched Ethernet network is recommended
for best results. Use a shielded CAT-5 Ethernet cable to connect the receiver to
your home network.
Note: Although it is possible to play music on a
computer that is connected to the network wirelessly, playback may be
unreliable; a wired connection is recommended.
Internet Radio: The Onkyo TX-NR5008 offers the full vTuner
Internet Radio Service when connected to your home network so you can access
Internet Radio stations worldwide. Once connected to the Internet, you can search
for and play Internet radio stations and podcasts at any time. To enhance your
Internet radio experience, the onkyo.vtuner.com/ portal is available as an easy
way to browse stations, set up/organize your favorites, add your own stations,
and get help. You can preset up to 40 Internet radio stations for easy recall;
already programmed in the favorites list are vTuner, Pandora, Rhapsody, SIRIUS
Internet Radio, Slacker, Mediafly, and Napster.
Note: To receive Internet radio, your Ethernet network
must have Internet access. Internet URLs in the following formats are
supported: PLS, M3U, and podcast (RSS). However, depending on the type of
data or audio format used by the Internet radio station, you may not be able
to listen to some stations.
Media Server Playback: You can play music files stored on
your computer or media server (the TX-NR5008 is DLNA certified). MP3, WMA, WMA
Lossless, WAV, AAC, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, and LPCM file formats are compatible. Each
folder on the server may contain up to 20,000 music files, and folders may be
nested up to 16 levels deep.
Media Server Requirements: The receiver can play digital
music files stored on a computer or media server using the following
- Windows Media Player 11
- Windows Media Connect 2.0
- DLNA-Compatible Media Server
Multi-brand/Learning Remote: The supplied wireless remote
is a multi-brand/learning remote. The remote is pre-programmed to operate Onkyo
components. Additionally the remote has codes to operate other popular brands
of equipment, including BD and DVD players, CD players and recorders, TVs, VCRs,
cable boxes, MD recorders/players, and satellite receivers. Also, the remote is
programmable and can learn between 70 and 90 commands (depending on the amount
of memory used by the specific commands) from infrared remotes of other components.
Macros: There are three Activities buttons that can be
programmed to perform a sequence of commands with just one button press; each
macro button can perform up to 32 commands.
RIHD (Remote Interactivity Over HDMI): RIHD synchronizes
compatible displays and components for integrated control via HDMI connection
and use of the receiver's remote control. RIHD is currently compatible with
select Panasonic, Toshiba, and Sharp TVs and BD/DVD players (the BD/DVD players
are only compatible when used with the same brand TV). The more generic HDMI-CEC
standard also provides interoperability with various components from other
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 additional
RI Remote Control Jack: The 3.5mm RI (Remote Interactive)
remote control jack allows you to connect this receiver to other compatible
12 Volt Triggers: Two 3.5mm mini-jack outputs can be connected
to the 12-volt trigger input on amplifiers powering speakers in Zone2 and Zone3;
when Zone2 or Zone3 is turned on, a 12-volt trigger signal is output from the
RS-232 Port: The TX-NR5008 has an RS-232 port for connection
to external control systems from companies such as AMX or Crestron.