Network & Tuner Functions
7.2ch AV Receiver: The Onkyo TX-NR515 features a 7-channel
amplifier rated at 80 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20Hz-20kHz, with 0.7%, driving 2
channels) and two mono subwoofer preamp outputs. The 7-channel amplifier can be
configured in three ways.
- 7.2ch Surround: The Onkyo TX-NR515 provides 7.2ch surround in
your main listening area.
- Front Bi-Amp: The Surround-Back/Front-High
speaker terminals can be reassigned and used along with the Front terminals
to bi-amp the front speakers, providing improved bass & treble performance.
When bi-amping the front speakers the receiver is limited to a 5.2ch speaker
system in the main room.
- Powered Zone 2: The Surround-Back/Front-High speaker terminals
can also be reassigned to power a pair of speakers in Zone 2. This
configuration restricts the main listening room to 5.2ch surround.
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-NR515 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-NR515 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.
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.
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.
Audyssey Technology: The TXN-R515 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
- 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
Surround Parameters: The Onkyo TX-NR515 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°).
Bass & Treble: You can independently adjust the Bass (50Hz)
and Treble (20kHz) of the TX-NR515 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
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
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 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
- Binding-Post Speaker Terminals: There are color-coded
binding-post terminals for the following speaker connections; Front, Center,
Surround, and Surround Back/Front High. The binding post terminals will accept
bare-wire, pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single/dual). The Zone 2 speaker
outputs use color-coded spring-clip terminals, which will accept bare-wire or
- 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.
HDMI (v1.4): The TX-NR515 has eight HDMI v1.4 inputs (7
rear/1 front). The front jack is fixed as the Aux input, while the six 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 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, 1080p, and 4k
signals and the analog video inputs (composite/component) are converted to HDMI
for transfer to the TV.
Note: The 2 HDMI outputs display the same video signal
and can be used simultaneously.
Marvel Qdeo Video Chip for 4K Upscaling: The Onkyo TX-NR515
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.
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 receiver's supplied remote control with the appropriate
numeric code, you can use it to operate your connected 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 6/7/2012.
3D-Compatible: The TX-NR515'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 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 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 800 milliseconds,
in 10 millisecond steps.
Picture Adjust: Using the Picture Adjust feature, you can
adjust the picture quality and reduce any noise appearing on your TV screen.
- Wide Mode: Auto, Full, Zoom, Wide Zoom, or 4:3.
- Picture Mode: Custom
(Brightness/Contrast/Hue/Saturation/Color Temp), Cinema (for movies), Game
(for gaming), Through (changes resolution), Direct (no adjustment).
- Picture Settings: Film Mode (video or film), Edge
Enhancement (sharpens image), Noise Reduction (reduce noise).
Network & Tuner Functions
Network-Ready: The Onkyo TX-NR515
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-NR515 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 rear-panel USB port.
Media Server Playback: You can play
back music files stored on your computer or media server (the TX-NR515 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
Internet Radio: The Onkyo TX-NR515 lets you access various
Internet Radio providers through its Ethernet network connection. The TX-NR515 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.
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.|
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
AM/FM Tuner: With the built-in tuner you can enjoy AM and FM
radio stations. You can store your favorite stations as presets for quick
selection. You can store a combination of up to 40 of your favorite FM/AM radio
stations as presets.
Firmware Updates: Future firmware updates are available from
the Onkyo website through the receiver's Network or USB connection. The tested
TX-NR515 contained firmware version 1030-3103-0100. Visit Onkyo's onlineDownload
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 (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. 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 USBport and composite
video input using the official Apple Composite
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. 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 |
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
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).
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
Multi-Zone: In addition to the main listening room, you can
also enjoy audio playback from a different source in another room of your home
using the receiver's Multi-Zone function (Zone 2). The receiver features Zone 2
line-outputs, as well as Zone 2 speaker terminals. By using the line-level outputs on the
TX-NR515 you can connect an external receiver or integrated amplifier in a
second room, allowing you to listen to 7.1 surround in the main room and
play a different audio source in another room of your home. The volume of
Zone 2 is controlled by your optional integrated amp.
By using the speaker-level outputs on the
TX-NR515 you can directly connect a secondary pair of speakers in another
room of your home, allowing you to listen to 5.1ch surround sound in your main
room and play a different audio source in the other room. The volume of Zone
2 is controlled by the TX-NR515 receiver.
- 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
Name Edit: You can enter a custom name for each individual
input selector and radio preset for easy identification. When entered, the
custom name will appear on the display. This function cannot be used for the
Network and USB input selectors.
Display Dimmer + Screen Saver: The display brightness has three settings;
Dim, Dimmer, and Normal. If there is no video signal on the current input source
and no operation for a specific time, a screen saver automatically comes on. You can set the time
(3min/5min/10min/off) until the screen saver activates itself. Once active, the
screen saver will go off and the screen will return to its previous state if the
AV receiver is operated in any way.
Auto & Hybrid Standby: The AV receiver will automatically go into Standby mode,
if there is no operation for 30 minutes with no audio/video signal input. The Onkyo TX-NR515 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.
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.
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.
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, televisions, and Apple TV. 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-NR515.
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-NR515. 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.
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.