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Onkyo TX-NR828

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

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Our take on the Onkyo TX-NR828

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

At home in almost any home theater

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

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

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

Take high-def video even higher

Onkyo's free remote app for Apple and Android

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

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

Stream music wirelessly from anywhere and everywhere

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

Easy setup and control

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

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


    Power and Processing:
    • 7-channel amplifier
    • 130 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at .08% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • THX® Select2 Plus™ certified for uncompromised home theater sound
    • Dolby® and DTS® surround sound decoding, including Dolby Pro Logic IIz
    • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p and 4K) with Marvell Qdeo™ video processing
    • Audyssey MultEQ® auto speaker calibration (microphone included)
    • Audyssey DSX® processing for enhanced surround sound height or width effects using additional front speakers
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume® mode to maintain steady listening levels
    • Audyssey Dynamic EQ™ for fuller surround sound at lower volumes
    Digital and Streaming Music Options:
    • built-in Wi-Fi for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
      • includes support for Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, SiriusXM, Slacker, TuneIn, and Aupeo! (subscription required for some services)
    • built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming from a compatible smartphone, tablet, or computer
    • front-panel MHL-ready HDMI input for accessing content from select Android smartphones and tablets
    • DLNA-certified for streaming music with compatible devices and computers
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • plays DSD files (2.8 MHz .dsf files) from network and USB storage devices
    Multi-room Audio:
    • three-room/three-source output
      • powered stereo audio output for 2nd room
      • using powered 2nd-room output allows 5.2 home theater in main room
      • line-level 2nd and 3rd room outputs for use with separate amplifiers or receivers
      • output in 3rd room requires the use of separate amplifier or powered speakers
      • only analog, network or USB audio sources can be output to Zones 2 and 3
    Audio Performance Features:
    • high-current amplifier design with massive power transformer
    • 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    • direct mode switches off unnecessary circuitry to provide cleaner sound
    • Music Optimizer function enhances the sound quality of compressed music files
    • HDMI 1.4a audio/video switching: 8 in (includes 1 front-panel MHL-compatible input), 2 out
    • component video switching: 2 in, 1 out
    • composite video switching: 5 in (includes 1 front-panel input), 1 out
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 3 coaxial
    • 7 analog stereo audio inputs (includes 1 front-panel input)
    • 7.2-channel preamp outputs include outputs for 2 powered subwoofers
    • phono input for connecting a turntable
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB storage devices; iPod®/iPhone® use requires the Onkyo DS-A4 or DS-A5 docks
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • outputs for 11 speakers (Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R, Surround Back L/R, Front High/Bi-Amp L/R, Front Wide/Zone 2 L/R)
    • receiver can power a maximum of 7 channels at once
    • RS 232, IR, and 12-volt trigger inputs
    General Features:
    • free Onkyo remote app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • 4K and 3D video pass-through
    • This receiver is not HDCP 2.2-compliant and will not support copy-protected 4K video content.
    • Audio Return Channel function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner via HDMI (Main HDMI output only)
    • Phase-Matching Bass optimizes low frequencies to preserve clarity with vocals and movie dialogue
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
    • 40 AM/FM presets
    • programmable remote
    • 17-1/8"W x 7-13/16"H x 16-7/16"D
    • weight: 33.1 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

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

    i am the proud owner of the TX-NR 809 and TX-NR 626. Purchasing this receiver was a move to upgrade technology, i.e. wireless and bluetooth in my main listening area; a seamless process. I look forward to many enjoyable experiences from this receiver

    Happyfeet, Richmond, CA


    Onkyo TX-NR828 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (84 Reviews)

    Very nice budget AVR

    Steven from Washington on 9/9/2016

    I researched and researched for almost a year. I was going to buy a Marantz, but Onkyo's TX-NR828 kept pulling me back. So many bells and whistles! Even better, so many HDMI inputs. Even betterer, such amazing sound out of a budget AVR (I paid about $500 for it). I have a smallish listening area, that is kind of wide open. I have a pair of Klipsch f10's, a BIC 6 inch center and an old RCA 12 inch sub (kind of overkill for the system). The sounds are amazing at all levels. At reference level I couldn't be happier! I love the way this receiver fills my home with crashes and thumps! Very satisfied with this receiver and will continue to be for years to come. I intend to build a new system around this receiver

    Pros: Price cannot be beat. Sound quality is off the charts. Ease of use with On Screen Menu.

    Cons: Wish it had AUX inputs on back panel. Music playback is subpar.

    Onkyo TX-NR828 (2013 - 2014 model with Audyssey eq. calibration & THX

    Pineapple from Hawaii on 11/30/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Summer of 2014 I wanted fresh toys to play with when the surf was flat. This is my first budget build, so I got 10 pairs of Klipsch reference book shelf speakers because i like bright and crispy sounds. First off this receiver is weak. It sounds like it can barely push my Klipsch, like 50 watts per channel or less. The music comes off weak sounding and too warm / flat / neutral for me. It has all the bells and whistles that i like messing with when I feel techy. Results is looks cool, is huge, but sounds like an entry level $100.00 receiver because of its lack of power.

    Pros: Onkyo remote app for Android phones, 4k pass through, wi fi, blue tooth, has alot of hdmi connections, menu navigation controls on receiver just in case I break the remote. Additional THX2 sound fields, i can increase the sound from any speaker if I cant hear them, you can set the volume limits for neighbors who complain that the music is too loud. Yoy can change the name of each input and it will display the new name on the receiver and tv. For the price i got everything w/o Atmos.

    Cons: Lacking power in sound. 130 Watts is over stated. It sounds like its pushing 50 watts to each speaker. Sound wise it sounds like a low powered receiver. All show, and no go.

    Typical Onkyo Quality

    Happyfeet from Richmond, CA on 7/12/2015

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    i am the proud owner of the TX-NR 809 and TX-NR 626. Purchasing this receiver was a move to upgrade technology, i.e. wireless and bluetooth in my main listening area; a seamless process. I look forward to many enjoyable experiences from this receiver

    Pros: Features, quality workmanship, and dependability.

    Cons: None

    HDMI problems

    bts from nw wisconsin on 4/27/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Worked great, for about 4 months, great sound, etc. Started having audio dropouts at about 4 months after purchase. Tried the "turn off deep color fix", and it'll work for a while, but this unit will need to be serviced. I bought this to upgrade a JVC receiver I bought in 1994, which still functions perfectly, in all it's pro-logic glory! If this unit needs service this early, I doubt I'll get many years out of this unit.

    Pros: Great sound, picture, and user interface.

    Cons: Needs service at 4 months of use. When it drops out, it is totally worthless.

    Onkyo is tough to beat

    Ryan W from Huntington Beach, CA on 4/23/2015

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    When it comes to home amplifiers under $1000 the Onkyo TX-NR828 is truly hard to beat. From the sleek styling to the copious amounts of inputs, to the powerful 130w per channel, my home theater experience has never sounded so good.

    Pros: Plenty of inputs, Bluetooth connectivity, powerful per channel output.

    Cons: I can't think of any at the moment. I suppose you could find something but at this price I don't think so.

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Anonymous from Catano, PR on 4/21/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent receiver, lots of power to drive my new Polk Rtia7. Setup was a breeze and the performance and sound quality is great.

    Pros: Power Configuration FEATURES

    Cons: None

    Onkyo AV RECEIVER TX-NR828

    DanE from Windsor, California on 4/19/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent AVR. 8 HDMI outlets is awesome and more than any other brand. On-screen controls are very convenient.

    Pros: 8 HSMI connections. Powerful. Versatile with many listening configurations available. User can connect many devices.

    Cons: It was a little hard to connect devices correctly for me. It has been a long time since I have attempted this. But I finally got it right. It was all operator error.

    WOW !!!

    MrFitz from Mississippi on 4/17/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I never write review so here it goes... I have never been so impressed as I am with the ONKYO 828. Crisp clean sound with plenty of power. I had a Sony THX receiver for the past 9 years that I thought was ineradicable but this ONKYO kicked it's butt. The separation of pure sound coming from each channel makes my head turn to mush.. After using the microphone to tune in the speakers to the room I never thought sound could be so good.. I will and have told all my friends about this receiver. Crutchfield from the start was the right choice to buy this receiver. With Fast shipping (In two day) I had one of the best THX Receivers I have ever owned. Sure I could have bought it at a retail store but the 7 day a week technical service for the life of the receiver is wonderful. If you are in the market for a new THX, Wifi, Bluetooth, Receiver I recommend the Onkyo TX-NR828 and I would not buy from anyone else . Crutchfield Rock's !!!

    Pros: Fast Delivery, The best sound I have heard in a home receiver.

    Cons: NONE...


    NBrown from North Carolina on 4/14/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Impressive appearance. Impressive performance! Easy to setup! Love the ability to Manually set up the speaker configuration on screen! I have the 5-Speaker Surround Sound set-up with 2 tall, front, floor-standing Definitive BP 2000 tower speaker configurations, with center channel and surround speakers, connected via Sunfire Theatre Grand Power Amp, hooked to the Pre-out section, which gives me 200W/Ch to EACH of 5 speakers. My only wishes would be that the Aux Input would have been accessible without having to open the flip-down door on the front panel, since I have a Niles Audio Switch always connected, thus necessitating having to leave the flip-down door on the front panes open all the time. Also, I have to use a small LED flashlight to see and read the tiny labels on the switches. Minor nuisance. Delivery of the unit was amazingly Fast! Highly Recommend!

    Pros: Impressive appearance. Impressive performance! Easy to setup!

    Cons: My only wishes would be that the Aux Input would have been accessible without having to open the flip-down door on the front panel, or at least had its own separate flip-down door. And, it would be nice if the tiny switch labels were illuminated.


    Bill from North Carolina on 4/7/2015

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    I was worried that spending less than $600 would I would get a sub par receiver. IF you have a similar concern DONT. This receiver execeeds all of my expectations and pushes my Polk Audio ATi 9s to their limit. I love the ease of use and the multitude of connection options. Cant say enough good things. I even called customer support and received prompt helpful support from a very knowledgeable tech guy, not an off shore operator.

    Pros: Power, Ease of use, Customer Support, Blue Tooth, WiFi


    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Rmums from Glidden IA on 4/2/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Got my receiver last week and I must say I am beyond impressed. This is my second Onkyo receiver and will never be without. Had a Sony receiver in between my two Onkyos and wasn't ever really happy. Plenty of power. WiFi works great. And the remote is easy to program. Plus I got it on sale so makes it even better.

    Pros: Plenty of power. WiFi. Bluetooth.

    Cons: Haven't found any yet

    it's all about that bass

    8139922841 from 8139922841 on 3/24/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Onkyo TX-NR828 was one of 2 receiver s that I was looking at. In the end it won out, because it had exactly the features I was looking for, built in Wi-Fi and bluetooth right out of the box. The setup is easy in my opinion and it sounds great. Not to mention Onkyo's long history of creating great products.

    Pros: Easy connectivity, built-in Wi-Fi, bluetooth, GUI, Price oh and did I mention Sound

    Cons: None other than maybe a little heavy for some.

    Onkyo 828

    Rwg from Indpls,In on 3/22/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Heavy, powerful and very capable.

    Pros: Power and connectivity

    Cons: Usb does not support iPod, no manual.

    March 12, 2014 update

    Blakes from Wisconsin on 3/18/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've had the unit for one year now and I have had no problem with it and I'd buy it again, especially at the price now.



    set up pretty easy

    jfh from California on 3/3/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Day 2. Thus far, I'd say set up was pretty easy and the controls are logical. I like the fold down door that hides the majority of buttons and controls.

    Pros: Back labeled well for connecting cables. On screen start up went well. Yay for a phono hook up and grnd wire attachment point.

    Cons: big box. Fit in cabinet with about 0.5 inches to spare, height-wise.


    Scott from Waterloo Ia on 3/2/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Used website to find, research and purchase my Onkyo 828. 100% satisfied with Crutchfield.

    Pros: Customer service is top notch. Was delivered on time.

    Cons: No Cons.

    Awesome sound but HDMI issues

    MikeG from New York on 3/1/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased the TX-NR828 to replace my older NR-TX901. Nothing wrong with the enough to have an ethernet port for playing tunes off my computer, but it's just old enough to be lacking HDMI inputs, and I wanted to be able to switch all my devices through the 828, rather than choosing the desired video source on the TV followed by the corresponding audio source on the receiver. The 828 sounds great, maybe slightly better than my 901, but of the 5 A/V peripherals I own, the 828 couldn't handle one HDMI and one composite video. Crutchfield techs decided those two peripherals were "incompatible," and hours on the phone with the Onkyo techs didn't help either. Either device works fine directly into the HDTV. Ironically, the two devices that the receiver couldn't handle were the two I use the most, Sony CD and DVD carrousels, so the 828 went back because it didn't offer me any operational advantage over my great sounding 901.

    Pros: Awesome sound

    Cons: HDMI and composite video upconversion issues

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    StellarS from Patterson CA on 2/24/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    From the start it was an uphill struggle. I had HDMI problems from the get go. I updated the firm ware. Then receiver got into this weird mode wouldn't show Digital content came up in stereo not AC mode. So I decided to Reset the Receiver and start fresh. First thing I noticed was I goth the Onkyo displayed on my TV which I didn't get before. Then Cal system and it sounded so awesome displayed digital content. This lasted for about 1 week then the dreaded no sound out. Called Crutchfield rep and was able to send it back the next day. I have decided to take one more chance on this receiver. So follow up review will be coming.

    Pros: Sounds awesome when it worked.

    Cons: HDMI issues.

    Onkyo tx-828

    ld from Tennessee on 2/22/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    100% awesome

    Pros: I have some awesome speakers. This system brings them to life and music sounds like it is live.

    Cons: Manual on cd..would rather have paper

    Onkyo 828

    Rover from San Juan, P.R. on 2/22/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Having been a previous owner of old Onkyo's receivers I have become particularly fond to its sound quality and reproduction. I believe Onkyo reproduces depht and quality of sound with sheer clarity that amazes the best audiophile. Having said that, I've had my share of problems with the video card blowing up on two previous receivers twice with poor service fixes thru the retailers. So, that problem made me go for Yamaha recievers that are sturdier, and hardly, in my expirience, fail that bad. Nonetheless went for this Onkyo after not feeling quite satisfied with a Bose Acousticmass 10 nor a Yamaha bougth at a good price. The Yamaha did good ,but when the Onkyo took over the space got filled with such quality of sound and depth perception on the home theater that there was no doubt that Onkyo did a great technological work on its receivers. Onkyo 828 claimed it spot in my home theater hands down. Of course the speakers also helped. Bose were no match for Polk Ts 500's all around!!. Yamaha did good, but its sound reproduction was to neutral, lacked depth perception and the musicallity that Onkyo showed. Crutchfield delivered to my door in 2 days with free shipping!!!! Great service!! Good!

    Pros: Great sound quality and depth perception. Beautiful musicallity, and price!!!

    Cons: HDMi not 2.2! Big and heavy, requires space!! Hope video card does not crash!! I am using a surge protector and line conditioner.

    TX-NR828 Really Nice, Solid, Go For It

    Tom from Myrtle Beach on 2/18/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    We have this receiver about a week now. I must admit I was reluctant to purchase any Onkyo product with the recent problems. We were using our 10-year old Yamaha RXV-2500 with minimal use for our home theater. The Yamaha just didn't cut it for our new larger living room, and it was time for an upgrade. We are running a 5.1 system with IL10 Infinity BS and center and Klipsch BS for rear surround. In addition two subs. Honestly what drove me was the 130 wpc, and bench tested at right around 100 wpc with 5 channels driven. I must also note all the other features for such a great price. The setup was fairly simple including the internet connections. It took about an hour to unbox, set in place, and install. After using the auto setup feature we made a few fine adjustment and we were ready. This receiver filled up our room more than we expected. The sound is warm, clear and inviting. After using about a week i would admit it really outperforms our old Yamaha by a large margin. I have always purchased Yamaha (and currently have three) receivers and so far been pleased with the Onkyo. If you have concerns don't. Onkyo sells a lot of electronics, so the more you sell the higher probability of problems. Consider who you are buying from, Crutchfield!

    Pros: Solid Power, well built, lots of features.

    Cons: None

    onkyo TX-NR828

    Richard C from North Carolina on 2/17/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This reciver has excellent sound power set up is some what hard but not impossible it made well the remote is great i give this a 5 stars. Speaker hooks are easy imputs and outputs are easy controls marked well remote is great


    Cons: Set up might be a little difficult for some

    Awesome AVR & fantastic Crutchfield Customer Service!!

    BryanF from Manson, WA on 2/16/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I recently purchased this new AVR, Onkyo TX-NR828, from Crutchfield after having purchasing & returned a similar AVR made by Sony that was defective, from a different and far inferior retailer. In chatting & speaking directly with Crutchfield's sales & technical service teams who are very knowledgeable, courteous & professional I purchased this AVR for my Home Theater needs. I have had minor set up issues for a fairly complex system which Crutchfield's team have resolved quickly & effectively. I am able to hook up two configurations of 7.1 speaker systems using the HDMI & digital audio outputs along with additional Zone 2 & 3 analog speakers. (one Zone using the pre-out through an older AVR). I am currently completing the final wiring for the second 7.1 configuration using the Soundback speakers & pre-out to the older AVR and will add to this review once completed & running. So far this is an awesome sounding, flexible & powerful AVR with many options & the Crutchfield team of technicians & advisors are second to none with regards to knowledge, speedy effective advise & great customer service. I will definitely be purchasing all my home theater & electronic needs from them. Thank you Crutchfield!!!

    Pros: Powerful, great sounding AVR Flexible system with many options for Digital & Analog hook ups including Zone 2 & 3. (note Zone 2 & 3 are only analog outputs, which Crutchfiled did confirm with me before my purchase) Clear HDMI video up to 4K Excellent 3D processing Very competitively priced

    Cons: Very extensive instruction manual that needs some simplifying & clarification for setup, especially to understanding the more complex capabilities. (Crutchfield's teams are excellent in supporting these issues!)


    Doug from Phoenix, Arizona on 2/15/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I absolutely love Onkyo products. I have an Onkyo stereo receiver as well and it has been amazing. This 7.2 receiver seems to make my speakers sound even better. The Internet connectivity is especially nice as I stream content quite often.



    Great unit, built like a tank, worked great, but not Apple friendly

    Badgerbkr from Milwaukee on 2/11/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Loved this unit and I would still have it, but it did not get along with my Apple equipment, except through Bluetooth. That was a fatal flaw. A good receiver is 1/2 computer and 1/2 powerful amp. This is one powerful amp that sounds excellent. The best except for its fatal flaw. The Sony plays with Apple nicely. The iPhone app controls the unit well.

    Pros: Built like a tank, excellent sound, will never break, and if it does, you can anchor your boat with it-- its that solid. Lots of power.

    Cons: Not Apple Compatible with airplay and USB

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    carl W. from Alaska on 2/2/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    i have had this receiver set up for about 2 weeks now and am very pleased with the performance. it replaced an older onkyo tx-sr805 which was about 8 years old and although it had more video inputs, most are redundant now as no one uses s-video jacks any more. also the multi channel inputs i didn't need as the power is more than sufficient for my master bedroom. the one thing i noticed is than it is a lower priced model, it isn't supplied like a lower price model. many no almost all the features it has are similiar to my onkyo t-nr3008 . the most obvious thing i noticed was the video processing with the marvell qdeo. although my hitachi p50x901 has excellent color and was isf certified, this receiver with qdeo made them pop. i immediately noticed it. i like the audyssey dynamic eq and volume feature and it seems to be more powerful than the 805 even though both has audyssey. this is the 5th onkyo i have purchased 3 being from you, the tx-sr805, the tx-nr3008 and now this model. the pricing on all was good and the information was excellent making the purchase that much more easy. free shipping in 2 days and it has always been here on time. my latest purchase was a difinitive technology super cube 4000 for my master bedroom which was ordered from you. not withstanding. i can't compliment crutchfield enough on the the excellence of there company and as i have stated before. i always find what i want at a very competitive price.

    Pros: fantastic service, fabulous supply of products, unbelievable product detail even with no longer in supply products, and great shipping policy

    Cons: none, none, none, none, and none

    Really nice

    Alan M. from New York on 1/31/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking around the internet for a surround sound system that wouldn't break the bank. I was willing to settle since i was looking at things that got good reviews. Then I went to Crutchfield and saw this Onkyo on sale. It was in the price range I was looking for, but a better system that was replaced by a newer model. This was not a negative, quite the opposite. Now I had to put together a speaker system and I called and got help from an advisor. We, mainly he, did good. He told me that the receiver had more power than the listed 135 per channel. He was not lying. The sound this system put out is great, seriously. You want to learn how to be a couch potato? Buy this receiver and a good TV and speakers and you will be there.

    Pros: Quality of sound, power, easy to use remotes, manual on CD

    Cons: Have not found any yet, so maybe none.Well if I have to say something, it is a physically large unit.


    TomfromNY from New York on 1/28/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this to bring myself into this century, it replaced a 28 year old Kenwood receiver. After spending years listening to music on ipods and computers it's like hearing music for the first time. I have all Klipsch speakers and it sounds great. The setup was extremely easy and it's great to have all the audio/video and gaming equipment finally all integrated. I've only utilized about 40% of it's capabilities and at the current price it was a no-brainer for me.

    Pros: Great sound, Easy set-up, nothing lacking IMO. Nice phone/tablet app.

    Cons: As others have said, the labeling on the units buttons are hard to read and I'll add that the same goes for the remote, but I mostly use the phone/tablet app.

    great receiver

    Anonymous from nederland, tx on 1/21/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had been looking at this receiver for quite a while at Crutchfield and other retailers and was lucky enough to get it during an awesome sale for like half price! In my opinion, this is truly a great product that will do anything that anyone could want it to do. Set-up was a little complex (I was coming from a home theater in a box system) but once I got everything all dialed in - extremely pleased.



    Nice Receiver,good value

    Paul B, from Central, NJ on 1/18/2015

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    Nice receiver for the sale price, clean sound , wish it had a little more power. Onkyo's cd instructions hard to interpret. good thing for Crutchfield customer support!

    Pros: Nice clean look and sound, many features, good value for cost. Good product support from Crutchfield

    Cons: Little weak on power output, Complicated installation instructions from Onkyo unless you are well experienced with audio equipment setups.

    Great Receiver!

    matthew from Oklahoma on 1/18/2015

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    Love it! great sound and plenty of power...allows me to play zone b so i can play music through the whole house



    Pure bliss

    Anonymous from Southampton pa on 1/13/2015

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    Kick a$$ power. Clean sound. Easy to navigate. What else could you ask for. I had the older model of this unit ( tx-nr807). After having that unit for 5 years it was a no brainier what unit would be my next one


    Cons: None

    So far so good

    Anonymous from Wisconsin on 1/11/2015

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    Good mid-range receiver. Plenty of connections, options, and power. I'm using this with a single room setup - primarily for streaming video and audio services. iOS app is average but usable. The network audio options like spotify work well and are easy to use. The universal remote has helped consolidate from multiple, separate remotes.



    Very Nice

    Fx77me from Florida, Key West on 1/10/2015

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    Had Onkyo equipment in the past. So I picked them again.

    Pros: Easy controls or used to them. Nice looking display. Very nice design.



    Anonymous from Walker, la on 1/10/2015

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    For the onkyo after returning a Sony. I was not impressed with the Sony and the onkyo is no better. It is easy to hook up, but the operation is more complicated than it needs to be. Detail overkill is what I would use to describe the settings. I replaced a much less powerful Yamaha and this new unit does not even put out the same level of power as that 11yr old unit. I expected much more for a 1k msrp piece of equipment. I have klipsch dual 8" fronts with matching klipsch surround and height speakers with a Yamaha sub. This receiver should produce much more sound for the money. Crutchfield rep was very helpful assisting me with set up, but still does not cut the mustard. Buy a Yamaha instead.

    Pros: Looks good, nice commanding presence. Sales descriptions get you excited and make you want to buy it.

    Cons: Disappointing performance and unnecessarily complicated to extract the desired power which turns out to be not there.

    ONKYO 828

    Designair from CT on 1/8/2015

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    I have owned many onkyo's and also have the 818 . this unit is similar and has many good features and a great sound for the price.

    Pros: features and sound


    Ear pleaser

    Dan from West Virginia on 1/5/2015

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    I haven't had a receiver for over 17 years. So I had the salesman pick me out a system. I knew I would have to cough up some cash to get anything with any performance. I'm still getting used to it, so I can only say from what I know so far. I am happy with its output, I have a couple qualms, but nothing to major.

    Pros: Easy to figure out installation if you have experience with audio, I had to call in for some help on some speaker usage, but other wise a breeze(I'm not a audio pro). With some miner tweaks here and there you'll have a nice sounding and not to bad at power receiver. I'm pushing 4- Infinity Primus P363, 2- VM Audio VAS428P Passive Speaker with the receivers power, then I have Infinity Primus PS410BK sub, and a Logitech's Z623 7" bass-reflex subwoofer with a amp pushing about 200 watts.

    Cons: Cant hardly see the buttons, would be nice if they were back lighted, the directional pad is really hard to use if you have big worn out fingers like me. I'm constantly hitting the wrong thing. I don't think it has enough fan to it. I put a little 10" house fan on it, they say it doesn't need it, but I would like for it to last. Heat kills. In the apps I wish they had more option settings. But these are just my opinions and the gripes I have wouldn't stop me from recommending'

    Very Impressed

    R. K. Endres from Corpus Christi, TX on 1/2/2015

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    At the price, it can't be beat. I ordered it a few days before Christmas and it was delivered ahead of schedule. Pretty happy about that.

    Pros: The set up process is very easy to follow. Sound is crisp and clean. I need to get a better set of surround sound speakers to match it's performance.

    Cons: I wish the front panel controls had some lighting so that it's easier to control.

    Onkyo 828

    Steve from Odessa,tx on 12/28/2014

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    Very good power and sounds good watching movies. Wifi works great.

    Pros: Good price

    Cons: Bluetooth is not set up yet


    Mel from Baltimore on 12/18/2014

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    My Best A/V recever ever.

    Pros: Very hi techn,sound,video and connectivity, works well with 4K Tv.

    Cons: Just hope it last as long as my first 4 , that's why I keep Buying Onkyo.

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Matt from Kansas on 12/14/2014

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    Great sound and easy setup. Replaced an old Pioneer and my Martin Login speakers sound better than ever.

    Pros: Price, easy setup

    Cons: non yet

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    MJ from Wisconsin on 12/14/2014

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    Great overall product. I was a previous Onkyo owner but ready for an upgrade to more modern features. Excellent sound and power from this system and lots of flexibility with input/outputs. I was strongly considering a Marantz because of Apple AirPlay, which the Onkyo does not have, however the bluetooth & wifi work very well on this so playing music from my phone or Spotify,etc is very easy and sounds good.

    Pros: Sound quality, power for the price, speaker calibration, menus/config is clear, bluetooth & wifi connectivity, remote control & remote app for iPhone.

    Cons: Not crazy about manual on CD vs a book...I like to make notes and annotations.

    Great Product

    John from Wesley Chapel, Florida on 12/13/2014

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    Great product! Replaced an old Denon receiver. Features are well worth the money.



    Onkyo TX-NR828

    charlie from Ohio on 12/10/2014

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    like the sound and features . appears to have good build quality especially like the aluminum flip door not plastic. tv and blue ray has inproved . this is my third onkyo


    Cons: nothing


    Dace from Waldorf md on 12/2/2014

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    Had for about a year and works great most of the time. I set it up with two exterior speakers on zone two and the rest on zone one. Used to be able to switch between zones fairly easily then one day it was hard to get zone two only. Have to toggle between various zones and usually have to hit whole house mode to get zone two to come on. One time could get no sound for a few hours. Other than that it works great but honestly I wish I had something that worked flawlessly.


    Cons: Trouble switching to zone two only

    Excellent Product and Price

    Lindsay from Alabama on 11/30/2014

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    Great product for our living room. We owned a previous version that we had for many many years. We unfortunately had to upgrade and LOVE this new product. Great quality, price, and fantastic support from Crutchfield. Couldn't be happier with this product. Highly recommend.



    Great product at a great price.

    Hud from Baytown, TX on 11/29/2014

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    The sound quality was better than anything even close in the price range.

    Pros: Easy setup, great surround sound.

    Cons: Hoping the HDMI board doesn't go out like my last Onkyo after 4 years.

    Pretty solid product

    Vaughn from Somerset, NJ on 11/24/2014

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    I bought this as a replacement for an ANCIENT STR-D1015. (I know, I know.) Anyway, I was looking for additional HDMI inputs as well as a bit of video upconversion for some of my older DVDs. This was a middle-of-the-road receiver that seemed to feature everything that I was looking for...and then some. The on-screen display is a bit cumbersome, simply because I'm not used to having something from this century. I've also added some front height speakers to my (previous) 5.1 setup, and I have to say that I'm wowed by the results. Great set of features at an even greater price.

    Pros: Simple setup. Ease of use.

    Cons: Night mode should be more readily accessible. Remote doesn't have an illumination setting.

    Excellent Value

    Robert S from Farmington, NY on 11/23/2014

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    I bought this receiver as an upgrade from an older Onkyo 606 receiver. It was easy to install and configure and it sounds great. It has plenty of power and I love it.

    Pros: Excellent power, easy to use, easy to set up and well designed remote. Sound is clear and accurate.

    Cons: Most documentation is on a CD so anything besides simple connection instructions requires sitting down at the computer.

    Great value

    Chad from Wisconsin on 11/15/2014

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    Terrific receiver, especially for the price point. Right off the bat- it weighs just a tad over 33 lbs, which tells you that the guts are much more robust and that has shined through since initial use. Hefty power supply is great, have to remember that this is not this is still a receiver and not near something in the Mcintosh, Rotel type power. But for a receiver it holds it's own and then some. Beauty of it is- it has pre-outs if ever wanting to add a power amp in the future. Currently I am running in 5.2 with Klipsch RF-82s, an RC-52, RS-42s, a Sw-310, and RW-12d. Very efficient speakers, bright by nature with horn tweeters. Audyssey does a fine job as always, making the most of the gear and room. As always, Onkyo and Integra have terrific remotes, which I believe to be under-appreciated, and I think I've had a lot of experience with many other brands. This fits beautifully into your hand and buttons do light up, great for low light use. The sound is fantastic, very apparent upon sorround sound use that the huge transformer and discrete amplification is exceptional. Immersion level is intense. Music listening is equally impressive, in direct or stereo modes, and since it plays FLAC and DSD I use an external HDD to the USB input and enjoy lossless audio *note-my DSD experience so far has not been good. Other big complaint is very common- the Onkyo Remote app is somewhat fussy. Decent operation lately, but have reservations. *I use a wired connection btw. Overall, I love it

    Pros: Great value- what you get vs. what you pay Excellent setup, GUI, and remote Flexible setup- many inputs and powered zone 2, line out 2&3. Especially beneficial when remote app is working properly Terrific sound, and pre-outs for expansion to power amp for thirstier speakers or improved sound

    Cons: Very iffy Remote App Slow, yet functional DLNA

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Michael F. from Dudley Ma on 11/11/2014

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    It is very hard to set up without a printed manual.

    Pros: Can't comment until I learn how to operate by trial and error.


    Awesome Power

    JR from San Juan, PR on 11/8/2014

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    Awesome power, extraordinarily well featured, a lot of HDMI enough to cover your home theater . Solid sound quality and easy installation

    Pros: impressive sound

    Cons: Basically looks like a traditional receiver big metal box, still it manages to look better that most

    No Thanks

    phil from New Milton on 11/1/2014

    Onkyo was a brand i loved , purchased the 609 and after a year or so the hdmi board had problems, took it back to where I purchased it and decided to give the 828 a whirl and was very pleased with the amp . Five months later the amp has got the same issues as the 609, no sound. To be honest i'm pretty upset that they have not addressed this problem . I don't use it everyday and can honestly say it has had about 40 hours use if that. Going back to my local retailer tomorrow and think it is gonna be the Yamaha RXV 777. Be prepared for this problem to happen to you please get yourself a decent warranty like 5 years just to be on the safe side .

    Pros: Good if it worked

    Cons: HDMI Board has serious problems throughout there range .. don't waste your money .


    tomw56 from Ruther Glen VA. on 10/31/2014

    I bought the 2011 version of this model and after 3 months out of warranty the HDMI card failed. They paid for the repair, after I paid for shipping to have it repaired it lasted 3 months. onkyo says I can trade it in for 1 of their refurbished models but they do not have a similar model to the original so now I'm out of luck. I have been buying onkyo since the early 1990's and I will never purchase a product from this company ever again. Yamaha here I come.

    Pros: Sounded good while it lasted

    Cons: piece of junk

    Alex's review of Onkyo's TX-NR828 AVR

    Alex B. from Millbrae on 10/25/2014

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    Trying to set up the receiver to make it function at its optimal seems complicated,initially, After getting used to it, it became easy. Except for occasional and seemingly excess bass which sometimes makes vocals and instruments a bit unclear, it is a good receiver. Very good for music listening and better for watching movies

    Pros: Very good movie audio quality.

    Cons: Ability to nuance details on all frequencies and their equalization needs improvement.

    So happy!

    Badre N. from Sioux Falls, SD on 10/23/2014

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    Since I started using home theater system in 90s, I found out finally my best receiver ever so far...It is Onkyo TX-NR828...the sound is so powerful is wow! so clear so clean so filtered, you can hear the sound of ants kissing together! the video is so much better than I had before, the real HD..Also has the Wifi option...I have more than 10 music stations and the sound is so amazing I cant believe sounds like you are sitting in the middle of the music band...and my favorite one is the blue tooth all my devices are hooked to my receiver with the help of blue tooth..and again the sound is unbelievable so great...I love my receiever and Im so happy I got it and I even I give it a name which is: THE BEAST

    Pros: everything is working great

    Cons: THERE is nothing bad about TX-NR828

    Loving my 828

    Neal from Moseley Va on 10/22/2014

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    I'm running 2 surround systems in my newly constructed house. The 828 is in my basement pushing my 18 year old Infinity Studio Monitor series' 125s. They're paired in a 5.1 setup with an equally old Infinity center channel and subwoofer, and the rear channels are Klipsch 6" in ceiling speakers provided by my builder. The receiver also pushes the same model klipsch speakers in zone two. The sound quality is outstanding! The old speakers have never sounded so good! This receiver packages all the features that I needed with the power I wanted at a price I was willing to pay. Really enjoy the connectivity the unit offers. I'm Listening to more web based radio than I ever thought. The Bluetooth pairs easily with my phone and other devices. I found the unit easy to setup, and the auto calibration worked flawlessly.

    Pros: Price, features and quality.

    Cons: The remote app doesn't always find the receiver on the network. You have to uninstall and download the app again for it to work. Wish the receiver allowed digital signals to be played in zone 2. I ran an analog connection from my cable box so I can here the game in zone 2, but it's slightly out of sync with the HDMI connection to the main. However, I knew this limitation when I bought the unit. It's worth living with at this price.

    B. FRY

    THE WOOD GUY from Murphy, NC on 10/20/2014

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    I have had ONKYO products in the past and this new TX-NR828 is everything I expected and then some. Very pleased.

    Pros: Does everything as advertised.

    Cons: NONE

    Good product

    Sheri from Montgomery AL on 10/11/2014

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    GREAT Price! This was a replacement/upgrade to the Onkyo Receiver I purchased in 2004. So far, It's just as good as the last one... except it's suitable to devices the older model was not made to accommodate. I could say more about the old one, because it served my home entertainment needs quite well, for over a decade. I hope to say the same about this model.



    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Terry F from Pueblo West, CO on 10/10/2014

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    Great sound & Video!



    Big Upgrade

    rvbvolney from Olney, MD on 10/7/2014

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    Upgraded my Home Theater system from a Yamaha 90w/pc RX-667 to this NR828. Wow! What a difference it made! The bass is stronger, the mid bass more defined and the mids clearer because of the extra power that this Onkyo has. The Audyssy DSX really makes set up a snap and maximizes the surround sound noticeably better than the Yamaha's YPAO calibration system.

    Pros: Strong amplifier Preamp outputs for all channels Audyssey calibration Subtle, clean appearance Very useful universal remote

    Cons: I've owned it for a month and can't think any cons. Glad that I bought it.

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Michael from Mobile,AL on 10/5/2014

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    I needed another receiver for my man cave. Presently have a TX-NR709. As usual the setup work best with a monitor.



    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Paul from Puyallup, WA on 9/29/2014

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    So far it is a great receiver. Powerful with lots of extras. I love the zone 2 and 3 option, that iswhat I was looking for. It replaced an older Onkyo 606 with duel zone that was not working so well.

    Pros: Lots of power and lots of control. The price was great also.

    Cons: No paper manual.

    excellent product

    dave f from louisville,ky on 9/22/2014

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    I replaced a 806 model due to a lightning strike and i'm very happy

    Pros: excellent sound and my wife actually said that it has improved the quality of the t.v. picture

    Cons: none so far

    Great Receiver

    Pat from Liberty Hill, TX on 9/20/2014

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    I had been searching a very long time to find a powerful receiver that could offer TRUE zone B sound to power a set of outdoor speakers independent of what my 5.1 system is playing in the house (TV, etc). In addition, I recently decided to get back in vinyl since some really cool mastered Lp's are coming out (yes, I'm old). Well, this receiver delivers. It is easy to set up, and although some reviewers criticized the GUI I had no problems with it. They do offer phone tech support, and I did have to call it as the Blue Tooth stopped working. I had to do a hard reboot restoring factory settings, but it really wasn't a big deal. The WiFi and BT are awesome. The receiver comes with Pandora and many other music channels installed. You can easily stream music wirelessly from iPhones, iPads, etc. All in all, a great receiver with tons of power and features for the money.

    Pros: Powerful. Easy to set up. True Zone B with plenty of power. Phono jacks if anyone else other than me cares :). WiFi/BT enabled

    Cons: Had spotty WiFi but that could be my internet service. The techs were very knowledgable and courteous to help me with a set up question.

    Updated review on the TX-N828

    Ron from Ellijay, Ga on 9/10/2014

    Well after the initial positive review I started having problems with the receiver. I had friends over and we were going to watch a movie. When I started the movie we got a great picture but no sound. I never could resolve the problem so no movie that night. The next day I tried again but no joy. I had a great picture but no sound. So I thought that let it play and see what happened since I had no clue as to what was happening. Well low and behold after about 2 minutes the sound just started working on it's own! So I tried switching to another input to see what would happen and when I switched it to TV I got a great picture but no sound again! I waited about 2 minutes and the sound once again started to play!!! So I made a call to Crutchfield and talked to one of the adviser's and we decided it probably had a HDMI problem. I have never owned a Onkyo but I was aware that they had a problem with the HDMI inputs in the past so I decided to go with another receiver. It's a shame because when the receiver was working it was a great receiver! It could be I just got unlucky and got a bad one. I don't know. The one great thing about buying from Crutchfield wasit was less that 60 days old and I got a full and complete refund. Now that's customer service!!! You can bet that I will get my next receiver from Crutchfield once I decide what I'm going to get. I'm leaning towards a Yamaha since that's what I am replacing and it has been a great receiver.



    The 828 excels!

    CWY from Coatesville, PA on 9/6/2014

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    This unit is replacing a 7 year old Onkyo TX-SR805 that is still chugging along but I felt an upgrade was needed. I've read about the HDMI board issues many Onkyo receivers are having this days and at present I've not encountered any. Keeping my fingers crossed. Audio is smooth and clean and the video is fine from what I can determine (I route my HDMI video through letting my components handle the conversion, etc.). Set up was very good. The menu layouts have improved some in 7 years. The Audyssey worked better on this receiver than on the 805, at least for accuracy. I have scheduled a pro video/audio calibration with a local installer I have used in the past next month but I'm pleased so far. The Bluetooth pairing with my iPhone 5S took two attempts and more than a minute but was fine after that. I use a wireless connection for Internet radio and that worked as well but could be dicey and slow in response to commands at times. This area needs more time and development in the years to come in my opinion and not just with Onkyo. I live in a sheltered valley almost 40 miles from Philadelphia and radio reception is very poor so, the internet radio performance is somewhat vital in my estimation. I've lived with it a week now and no real complaints. I would consider this a superior choice. The extra watts per channel makes the difference. My score is really more of a 4.5 stars but they don't allow half stars.

    Pros: Weight (almost 20 lbs. lighter than my old 805!). Decent internet radio and Bluetooth streaming services. Very good menu layout and configuration. Improved power profile from my old 805. Very good audio. Clean professional design. Good remote - I like buttons! - I'm a Harmony One owner.

    Cons: Not too many and minor: Darn, these things still run too hot for my taste. Wish the wireless indicator on the front could be turned off or better yet included in the dimmable light set - bad move Onkyo. I appreciate the HDMI through routing on the hybrid standby but from my research it sure consumes a lot of juice - 85 watts.

    Clean and substantial Design

    Chris B from Albany NY on 8/25/2014

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    Unit is very well made and has a clean crisp design and appearance. Sound is excellent and was an excelent buy at a price that was almost half the new model. Audyssey sound tuning is awesome. Menu settings take a little getting used to before you know how to maneuver. No paper manual provided but easily donwloaded from Onkyo. THree room switching is a plus.

    Pros: Clean, well made and has Audyssey.

    Cons: Menu driven setup a little cumbersome. No Paper manual.

    d' best

    dyss from dallas on 8/22/2014

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    the only thing i can say with this product is exellent. perfect match with my bowers and wilkins 683 s2 high audio quality very good with music onkyo good job.thank you for this product.

    Pros: exellent for music.

    Cons: nothing

    I was impressed!

    Chaz. M. from Maui Hawaii on 8/14/2014

    Love the built quality, looks, and sound. Had a $4,500 Pioneer that craped out, you would think spending that kind of money pioneer would get it right. they didn't. I always heard of the quality of the Onkyo and so far I am not disappointed! Im very happy with this receiver. I didn't want to spend alot of money like I did on the last receiver..but I didn't want a cheap one either so with this one you can really feel and see the quality, how it's built, how it sounds, everything, and in THX DTS settings. And 4K up bose system sounds even better then the Pioneer!

    Pros: Size, weight, look and sound

    Cons: None!!

    This receiver Rocks!

    James from Fresno, Ca. on 8/5/2014

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    This receiver is a powerful rich sounding unit. I have a complete set of Infinity speakers that have a 200 watt maximum power rating. This unit pushes them much better than the Pioneer unit I replaced it with. Lows are deep and forceful, with midrange I hadn't experienced before. This is the first time I've heard 7.1 surround, and it scares me to death when something blows up in a movie. My music hooked up through my Ipod has a wow factor of 10, the depth and range of just stereo in the "all speakers stereo" mode, is breathtaking. I'm listening to stuff I haven't listened to in years because it always sounded tinny before. I would strongly recommend this product to anyone who loves their music, and can't get enough of their movies in HI-RES surround. The reason I didn't give 5 stars, is because you can't get a 1080 picture while using the HDMI inputs, my T.V. only has component inputs, so therefore I have to use those instead thereby dropping my TRUE 7.1 surround, to Dolby Digital EX, which is not HIGH-RESOLUTION.

    Pros: Tons of power, and great hookups including WI-FI and direct Ethernet internet connections.

    Cons: On screen display only works on HDMI outputs, my T.V. has only component inputs.

    Great product and great service

    Woody2616 from Omaha NE on 7/2/2014

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    I love this amp. The certified 4 ohm feature resolved all my problems with the old amp. The up-convert to 1080P actually improved the picture over what I was getting from my cable box (1080I). I can see the difference. The customer service I got from Crutchfield was an unexpected bonus. My situation was unique and they bent over backwards to assist me. Attaboy Crutchfield.




    James from Flushing, NY on 6/28/2014

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    Great receiver. Love Bluetooth and wifi features

    Pros: Great features

    Cons: Manual could be larger

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Ron from Ellijay, Ga on 5/10/2014

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    The Onkyo TX-NR828 arrived safe and sound and much anticipated. I searched high and low for the replacement of my Yamaha RX-V1065. The new Onkyo TX-NR828 fit the bill almost to the T, It was easy to hookup and it just plain kicked the Yamaha to the curb. My home theater has never sounded so good! I don't care if it's movies or music this receiver excels in both equally well.

    Pros: Lots of power, easy to setup, good for both movies and music, excellent networking both Bluetooth and wired/wireless, Phono input and overall excellent sound.

    Cons: Onkyo app. not as good as it could be. There is an alternative app. that cost about $7.00 that is much better and well worth the money. Onkyo should have used the higher end Audyssey MultiEQ XT32 instead they put in Plain Jane MultiEQ. A real step down for a receiver in this price range IMHO. No audio out for things like music cd-r etc.

    Great AVR for the price

    Anonymous from Branford, CT on 4/27/2014

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    Great AVR. Purchased this one to replace my old Demon 3311. This is actually the second unit I purchased from Crutchfield. The first was a Sony which sounded great for about 15 minutes, then popped. The staff at Crutchfield sent me the RMA and the Onkyo very efficiently. I will definitely buy from Crutchfield again. Sound and video are great, though would be better if I was able to send a different video and sound output to the second room. The zone 2 option is pitiful at best, why both offering it ifyou can't send any HDMI audio to it. I am using the same speaker output and have called them front wide so that sound will be broadcast in to my other room. This unit does a good job send a duplicate signal to two rooms. Bluetooth and WiFi features are also great. I appreciate using my phone or tablet as a remote.

    Pros: Sound and video upscaling

    Cons: No true zone 2

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Blakes from Beloit Wisconsin on 3/12/2014

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    I am rather impressed by the quality of this product, both sonically and physically. I had some concern about pars burning out on Onkyos from my research, but so far I have not noticed any excess heat. I have let it be on for several hours with my blu ray player sitting directly on top of it as I had had with my old Yamaha. So far, so good. It any part fries, I will update this. The channels have clear and discrete separation when using the lossless formats in pure audio for blu rays When listening to stereo music I have heard some nuances in the music I hadn't detected before, even on vinyl records which I listened to a million times. By the way, it is nice not to have to have a pre-amp for the turntable. Wireless networking and Bluetooth setups were flawless. In short, I'm happy I bought it. My wife probably thinks it's too loud. Imagine that.

    Pros: Ease of set up; great sound and video quality

    Cons: Audio set up can't find my center speaker for some reason, so I have just adjusted it manually.

    Great receiver for the money

    Bill H. from Richmond, VA on 2/25/2014

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    Though I have owned Onkyo receivers in the past with good results, I was cautious to go back one more time due to firmware problems friends have experienced with the brand over the past few years. The features swayed me to go with it along with the current models not having reflected problems of the recent past. The 828 has performed better than anticipated. It is a good value at this price point and, if it is as reliable as my previous Onkyos have been, my decision to purchase this Onkyo over its competition was the correct one.

    Pros: features, all of which function well set up sounds great, especially for this price point

    Cons: None to this point

    onkyo TX-NR828

    Mark C from Lima,OH on 2/16/2014

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    great product.have had it for a month no complaints yet



    Onkyo TX-NR828

    EvlTwizted1 from Harrisburg, PA on 1/16/2014

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    So far most things I watch have been crisp and clear. I am having issues with Fox. Specifically watching NFL. The front speaker is extremely low and I cannot find a setting to make it louder . I would imagine there is one, but I have not found it. overall it is an extremely nice Receiver and I am very happy with it. it definitely gives you plenty of bells and whistles. I did turn the audessy off due to it wounding like you were in a tin can while watching movies and TV. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an affordable solution for their home theatre. also would like to say Crutchfield is AMAZING! I ordered this on a Monday, they processed and shipped it same day, and I got it on Tuesday. mind you this was one week before Christmas also. That is quality that I appreciate. BB said it would take them almost a month to get it to me.... I cancelled that order and ordered from here. Crutchfield now has my business from here on out for home audio/ video.

    Pros: Power, features, plenty of connections, look

    Cons: remote - could be back lit. it is hard to see in the dark while watching a movie or TV. audessey makes things sound like you are watching things in a tin can.

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    Walt W from Chicago So. on 12/30/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great service for a Great product. I was amazed at how easy the install and setup was. After building Front high / Lo, and rear 3.5way,the Crossovers came in at 8 ohms. Time for plug and play. tri amped, using the Pre-amp outs for Front And center with no sub. WOW ! It has been a long time since I felt as though I 've gotten what I paid for, this time there is more. I updated the firmware, made a brief scan through home/set up and the first movie played without interruption. I will tweak audio later just to see. This nearly concludes an ongoing quest for the best. The Onkyo TX-NR828 delivered and I will share with you and friends my success. as herd through, Eton S-7, Usher, Morell, and A.C. 250 (for low front).

    Pros: Plenty of power, enough channels for additional High front and rear. Nearly auto configure all those remotes into one . extremely well made ,button layout, Knob W / lite, all well done . If it 's time for you to win GO and GET one.

    Cons: Look at all those units I have scraped. Those will attribute to my learning curve and will only bolster what does as intended.

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    Anonymous from Jamestown nd on 12/24/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice receiver. Easier to function than I had imagined. Lots of good clean power.




    Jim from Plano, TX on 8/12/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent sound/features. However Onkyo's implementation of the Audessy features limits access to Audessy Dynamic Volume and DSX with my Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50 sound bar. DF recommends that auto-speaker setup tools, such as Audessy EQ, not be implementer its Mythos SSA-50 sound bar.

    Pros: Great sound and features

    Cons: Implementation of Audessy features and lack of backlit remote.

    Excellent on all levels

    Ken S from Camden NY on 7/28/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a quality unit, very simple to set up and sounds amazing! I am using the unit with 7 MAS flush mount ceiling and wall system, Polk 12" sub-woofers and two remote speakers in another room. The set up using the remote microphone to fine tune the speaker system is easy, adding all your HDMI inputs is easy, and attaching the speakers is easy. I am able to run through my wireless network and get Netflix and Pandora with no problems. I am also running my Apple TV through the system driving a 60" LED TV and a Projector to a large screen system. Everything is crisp and the sound is fantastic. You can easily program the sound data for each input and it will stay with that input. This is a nice feature. So far I am very pleased. I waited for this one with the Wi-Fi and the Blue Tooth built in and I am glad I did! Very simple, High Quality unit, you can have this up and running and fully programmed in about an hour. Then sit back and smile! Even the stereo sounds great when run through my surround system!

    Pros: Quality, nice heavy unit, smooth controls, nothing cheap feeling or looking Easy set up of system and fine tuning of speaker system Integrated easily with master remote control system

    Cons: My new TV has an actual keyboard on the back of the remote. This would simplify using some of the features on this system. Just a suggestion, other than that I would like to see more advanced equalizer on the system that you could adjust remotely. I find that I have to manually adjust the base on the subwoofer in order to tune the system in right depending on what I am watching or listening to.

    Onkyo TX-NR828

    R S from Vacaville,CA on 7/22/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This Receiver replace an older model Onkyo receiver that gave its life to enterainment pursuits, IE my kids were always forgetting to turn it off. I am very happy with the new one easy setup and great sound I have it hooked up ot Polk Audio's speakers and using a Velodyne sub


    Cons: none that have been discovered


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    Number Of Channels 7
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 130
    THD in Stereo 0.08 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 4 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready Yes
    Bluetooth Built-in
    Apple AirPlay No
    App Remote Control Yes
    USB port for iPod/iPhone No
    FM Sensitivity Not Given
    HD Radio Tuner No
    On-Screen Display Thru HDMI
    Auto Speaker Calibration Audyssey MultEQ
    HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video No
    HDR-compatible No
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    4K Video Upscaling Yes
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion Yes
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible Yes
    Multibrand Remote Control Yes
    Learning Remote Yes
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 7-13/16
    Depth (inches) 16-7/16
    Weight (pounds) 33.1
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output Yes
    Multi-room Video No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos No
    DTS DTS, ES, DTS-HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
    DTS:X No
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input 1
    Audio-Video Inputs 8
    Audio-only Inputs 1
    Component Video Inputs 2
    Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
    Optical Digital Inputs 2
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 3
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 8
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 2
    Subwoofer Outputs 2
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1
    Removable Power Cord IEC 3-prong

    Product Research

    Audio Section
    Video Section
    Network & Tuner Functions
    USB/Bluetooth/iPod Integration
    Convenience Features
    Remote Control

    Audio Section

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Video Section

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Network & Tuner Functions

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

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

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

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

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

    Music Service Description

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

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

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

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

    USB/Bluetooth/iPod Integration

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Convenience Features

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Remote Control

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    12 questions already asked

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