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Onkyo TX-NR929

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

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Item # 580TXN929

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Our take on the Onkyo TX-NR929

Need a receiver with enough versatility to corral all your audio/video sources and deliver them with plenty of power? The Onkyo TX-NR929 is well-equipped to pull it off. It offers more than just the standard front- and back-panel inputs and outputs most receivers have. The 'NR929 has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for easy wireless streaming from devices like smartphones and computers. There's also multi-zone capability for powering speakers in up to three rooms at once. Or concentrate all this receiver's ample power in your home theater to enjoy movies and music in stunning 9.2-channel surround sound. Your speakers will really shine with the heavy dose of clean power this receiver delivers.

Bring all your movies and music together

Need a receiver with enough versatility to corral all your audio/video sources and deliver them with plenty of power? The Onkyo TX-NR929 is well-equipped to pull it off. It offers more than just the standard front- and back-panel inputs and outputs most receivers have. The 'NR929 has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for easy wireless streaming from devices like smartphones and computers. There's also multi-zone capability for powering speakers in up to three rooms at once. Or concentrate all this receiver's ample power in your home theater to enjoy movies and music in stunning 9.2-channel surround sound. Your speakers will really shine with the heavy dose of clean power this receiver delivers.

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

Would you like your home theater to sound more like the movie theater? The 'NR929 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 9.2-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.

Two-zone video switching

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).

Lots of receivers offer multi-zone audio playback. With 9 channels of power and three-room capability, the 'NR929 is no exception. But this receiver takes things a step further by allowing two-zone HDMI video switching. That means you can send separate video signals via HDMI to two different HDTVs in two rooms. So you can watch a Blu-ray movie in the living room while the kids watch a TV show in the bedroom. Whatever source you watch, the picture will look gorgeous in 1080p thanks to the 'NR929'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-NR929. 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 'NR929 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-NR929 from your smartphone or tablet.


    Power and Processing:
    • 9-channel amplifier
    • 135 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 and DTS Neo: X
    • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p and 4K) with Marvell Qdeo™ video processing
    • Audyssey MultEQ® XT32 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 and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd and 3rd rooms
      • using powered 2nd- and 3rd-room outputs allows 5.2 home theater in main room
      • HDMI dual-zone switching for watching HD content from different sources in two zones simultaneously
    Audio Performance Features:
    • high-current amplifier design with massive power transformer
      • re-assign "Front Wide" and "Front Height" outputs for Zone 2/3 speakers or bi-amp compatible front speakers
    • 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 1.4 audio/video switching: 9 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: 3 optical and 3 coaxial (includes 1 front-panel optical input)
    • 7 analog stereo audio inputs (includes 1 front-panel input)
    • 11.2-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/Zone3/Bi-Amp L/R, Front Wide/Zone 2 L/R)
    • receiver can power a maximum of 9 channels at once
    • video input for PC
    • 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 18-1/16"D
    • weight: 40.8 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    What's in the Box:

    • 9.2ch 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
    • "Using Speakers Without Crossover Network" sheet

    Still in the test drive stage, but so far meets all expectations.

    Anonymous, Hendersonville, NC


    Onkyo TX-NR929 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (38 Reviews)

    Onkyo TX-NR929

    Robert P from New York on 3/22/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced a 13 Year Old Denon- and check several receivers. First, let the pre-sale support of understanding the correct solution by the Crutchfield Team was amazing. Buy with confidence. Next- the delivery and post-sale support was even better. I am running 3 zone set up and the Onkyo delivers a full - deep sound. Set-up was fairly easy and straight forward. Very pleased with purchase.

    Pros: See review. Thank you Crutchfield! A+

    Cons: Understand we are in Green Environment- but no printed manual. Would be nice if it was supplied. No back light on remote- but can set up remote on Android device or Apple.

    Onkyo TX-NR929

    Anonymous from Hendersonville, NC on 1/6/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Still in the test drive stage, but so far meets all expectations.




    ldf from Eudora ks on 1/6/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great great receiver. More options than I will ever need. Crutchfield customer service was great. I had an issue with the first one I ordered, Crutchfield sent me a new one asap. They are amazing

    Pros: Tones of features love the Bluetooth and dlna

    Cons: None

    Great sounding receiver "but"

    Alltraxx from Tennessee on 12/24/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The sample was a huge improvement from me over my last Onkyo receiver 608 and it sounds really good but I have power-hungry speakers the paradigm 11 se that are rated at six ohms bit dip down to 4 ohms for me watching movies and listening to music pretty loud it gets really hot! Going to get a separate a.m. to power my front speakers in the future will report back to see how she does then

    Pros: Good sound lots of features that I like

    Cons: Receiver runs hot with power-hungry speakers way too hot

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    Reggie G from Detroit, Michigan on 12/20/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have had 7 or 8 receivers in the past and this is the best receiver that I have ever had. The sound is great and the connections are excellent. I have this receiver hooked up to my PC, Xbox 360, CD player, Blue Ray DVD player, a Samsung 3D TV and I am running 7.1 speakers and 5.1 speakers on my PC; and everything works and sounds fantastic. Crutchfield's service technicians are very informative and knowledgeable and have helped my out tremendously. I would highly recommend Crutchfield to anyone in the market for any electronics; they are the best! I will always be a Crutchfield customer.

    Pros: It is by far the best receiver on the market, and I have done a lot of research.

    Cons: There are NO cons!

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    Dave from Blairsville, GA on 12/16/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is replacing a receiver from 1990. I'm finding I hear a noticeable difference in clarity in music and audio video source. Little details in the music and from video that I had not heard before. Also, the old receiver produced a 'hiss' through the speakers, noticeable between tracks, which is non-existent on the new unit. Very quiet. Understandably, this unit does a whole lot more than the old one, so there is a learning curve. Nothing complicated, but takes time and use to learn. Appears to be well built, with a metal front. Display is large enough to see from my sitting position, about 11 feet away. At this price point, the remote should be fully back-lit, with a few more function buttons. Also. I should not have to print my own user manual. It would be nice to have it in hand while learning the unit, not having to bring a laptop along to view the .pdf. Still very early in the game, but I'm pleased with this unit so far.




    Bob from Steamboat Springs on 12/16/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Once figure out remote control procedure (with awesome tech support) easy to use and great sound!

    Pros: great sound

    Cons: a little help in figuring out operations

    My First 'Real' Receiver

    l8rdood from California on 12/9/2014

    This is dating me but the last decent receiver I bought just by itself was my Akai AA-R32. That was 1983! Since then, I've purchased a couple 'combo packages' but nothing great......till now! As several people mentioned, it is heavy, big & a little complicated to figure out. Not having a lot of money left over, I bought Polk Audio speakers: 2) 4 speaker towers(6.5), & the usual surrounds(6.5 in) & 12" sub). This thing really delivers the bass & it has quite a few HDMI inputs. My problem is I live in a condo & I had people knocking on my door after the first night. This is more power than I can use now but we will be getting a house in the next year or two so this will be awesome then. Great receiver!

    Pros: Big, powerful & ready to go....

    Cons: A little pricey & semi confusing to run the multi room.

    Zone 2 source material limitations

    Brian from Phoenix, AZ on 11/19/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had an Integra DTR-7 for 15 years or so - sounded fantastic - and then started to give me some issues. I looked into the Integras again and couldn't justify the price. Looked at Denon as well, and decided upon the Onkyo in the end. This is the third Onkyo/Interga receiver I have owned. I was definintely persuaded to buy this because of the Zone 2/3 outputs and the ability to play different sources in different areas of the house and patio. I used to be able to stream music via toslink from my computer to my Integra, and play it on the patio by the pool. Not with this unit. So far, I cannot figure out how to play anything that has a digital signal in Zone 2. Analog (Phono) or radio only. I looked back into the Denon and it has the same issue. You cannot use HDMI or Bluetooth source material for these zones either. Why, in the digital age, would any company have a receiver that will only play analog to a different zone? The Audyssey set up makes the system sound ok, but greatly limits the power this receiver has. My speakers are all high end Klipsch, which are very efficient, and the Audyssey set up drops the power output to these significantly - 10.5 db! So, off to a manual setup I go to get the most out of it. I do like the Android and iPhone remote app - but then again, they list digital sources for Zone 2 that I cannot use.

    Pros: A lot of inputs - good phone app

    Cons: Zone 2/3 limits on source material, Audyssey setup disappointment

    Onkyo power!

    Tracy from Washington DC on 11/7/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was exactly what we needed to power all of our components. The Bluetooth capability is a nice bonus too!




    Doug from Maryland on 10/29/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a wonderful system, but first I need to comment on Crutchfield or my review would be quite different. The system suddenly went dark and silent while listening to internet radio; the other functions still worked. Unfortunately this happened right after the two-month return period. I spent a week trouble shooting and called Crutchfield for instructions on repairing it. They apologized for the trouble and shipped me a new unit immediately. No, "return it at your expense first and we'll repair it or refund your money," business. No, "too bad you just missed the warranty period." In two days I had a new unit and a request to send the defective one back. They paid shipping costs both ways and delivered and picked up the package from my door step. Imagine the hassle and expense if I had to take it in for repair somewhere. I didn't need to do a thing. You have to support a merchant like this when they compete on the basis outstanding service and not just cost cutting. So assuming the original unit was a victim of infant mortality and the replacement lasts, this is a fantastic receiver. I am using all three zones. I split Zone 2 four ways through a Niles switcher to drive four more sets of speakers in different rooms. The phone/nexus ap to control the receiver is very convenient. It really performs well in all applications. I'm using Infinity p363 tower speakers and Klipsch surrounds. Various other speakers in other rooms.

    Pros: Performs well. Three zones are nice. Interfaces well with TV, and DVD. Superb sound quality and dead quiet when it is supposed to be.

    Cons: big and heavy, but what do you expect? Complex, but again, you bought it because it has all those features.

    Great for the money

    Mobileeddy from Salt Lake City on 10/20/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was the more cheap version of the available 9.2 models, It has both met and surpassed all of my expectations, also can use this stereo for 11.2 with an added amp, so all in all a very inexpensive potential 11.2 stereo



    Excellent Features

    ChrisChsSC from Hanahan, SC on 10/18/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This system has a lot of features, and it took some time to get them all figured out. However, now that I've spent some time with it, it's really not that bad. Controlling zones 2 and 3 are much easier with the Android app. The zone 2 and 3 features are why I chose this system. All channels sound great with my Polk RC80i in-ceiling speakers in open-concept living room and Polk Atrium 4 speakers in Zone 2/3 (screened patio/small backyard). The Android app is awesome. The "My [TV/Music/Movie]" and "All Off" functions are great for turning on/off everything with ease for my technically-challenged friends and family members. The remote does all the necessary functions on my DirecTV Genie, Sharp TV, Sony BD, and Sony TV (Zone 2). Having option to set the passthrough HDMI to any source to include last active makes it easier to watch tv without the system to reduce bass levels at night or during study time. The digital audio inputs can't be played through the speakers of zone 2 and 3. (HDMI inputs, network, and bluetooth options work fine). I've been able to overcome this limitation through the use of analog input cables. I've had some blotching of HDMI sources and Pandora at times. Haven't done enough troubleshooting to determine the cause. The remote control is a bit difficult to use for technically challenged folks, but it is a tradeoff for having the extra functionality. Both Zones are interrupted when changing between some sources if it is shared between the zones.

    Pros: Zone 2 and Zone 3 features. Alt Source Zone 2 HDMI out. Android app "My [TV/Music/Movie]" and "All Off" functions Assignable HDMI passthrough. Single remote can control everything

    Cons: Digital audio inputs can't be played through the speakers of zone 2 and 3. I've had some blotching of HDMI sources and Pandora at times. Haven't done enough troubleshooting to determine the cause. Remote control is a bit difficult to use for technically challenged folks. Both Zones are interrupted when changing between some sources.

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    JRA from Charleston wv on 10/15/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had purchased an onkyo 7 channel receiver. Lost the sound about 21/2 years later. Didn't trust another Onkyo brand. But decided to try 9 channel model. So far it sounds good and rather easy to set up.

    Pros: Nice appearance, easy set up, bold sound, good sound quality

    Cons: None yet

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    Angela from Pigeon Forge, TN on 8/16/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product works a lot better than old yamaha reciever I had

    Pros: Easy remote and functioning the 3 zones

    Cons: No Bluetooth button on remote

    Onkyo TX-NR929

    SteveH from Rocklin, Ca. on 7/12/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent product, Better than I imagined. I hooked it up to a Klipsch RF-52 surround system and the sound is loud, clear and phenomenal. Currently using as a 5.1 system but plan on adding to make 7.2. Also used two of the channels for outside speakers which also work great.

    Pros: Easy to set up

    Cons: None for me

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    TimD from Pittsburgh, PA on 6/30/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I upgraded from an older Onkyo recevier. The sound is great. A marked improvement from the older model. The set-up was automated and straight-forward. The remote isn't the most intuitive.

    Pros: Easy set up; Great sound

    Cons: Remote is not intuitive

    Onkyo Tx NR 929

    Naresh from Aurora, IL on 6/9/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Top notch receiver! Totally worth the money. Sound quality is simply amazing! Speakers are totally configurable. I went in for the option of 5.1 plus Front speakers Bi-amp Plus Zone 2 speakers. My front speakers are full size Martin Logan's which I have been having for about 5 years now. After bi-amping the bass feels much richer and louder. On th epicture side-regular Dish image quality appears enhanced. I think there is a good up scaling program that converts the 720p TV transmission to 1080p. I use both HDMI's interchangeably as I have a drop down screen in front of my TV for projecting movies. Both work great. Another great feature is the remote app on my Iphone- I can now control music in all zones from anywhere in the house! Easy to set up. Networked amp lets me stream music from my iphone playlist seamlessly.

    Pros: Superb Sound quality, Flexible speaker configuration, Great HDMI upscaling, iPhone app, nice clean and rich bass.

    Cons: I cannot play digital source music in Zone 2 (but that is a universal problem across all amps)


    joe r from mi on 6/8/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    this thing is everything i expected and more. the cruchfield support has been helpful also.

    Pros: everything i try or want it to do it handles with no problems. the 2 hdmi outs is a great feature.

    Cons: none found yet

    Power horse with no issues

    MikhailF from South Norwalk, CT on 6/5/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have gone from Denon AVR-1991 to Onkyo TX-NR626, then upgraded TX-NR626 to TX-NR929 (thank you Crutchfield to make this happen). I am not an expert in AV electronics yet I am knowledgeable. I do computers for living ;-) Anyway, this unit supersedes my expectations and meets all my demands. It's totally worth double the price of TX-NR626. I am happy with this receiver. It powers 2 x PolkAudio TSi400 (bi-amp front), 2 x PolkAudio TSi300 (surround), 1 x TSx250C (center), 1 x PSW125 (sub) and 1 x PSW110 (sub).

    Pros: active and efficient cooling, consistent power, lots of processing power == speed, lots of fine-tuining and customization settings, easy to use

    Cons: limited options for multi-zone outputs (only analog signals can be send to zones 2 &3)

    Great Receiver

    KevinR from Everett, WA on 5/10/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Amazing receiver with a ton of features. Replaced an old Sony surround system and noticed a significant improvement even without updating the speakers which is next. Quick delivery and well packaged -Crutchfield rocks.



    Nice but with some issues

    RWK Haus from Orange County on 5/1/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Well returned a Denon because it had lip sync issues... The sound was slower than the video and that was with no delay. Crutchfield quickly and without issue returned it, and I went with the Onkyo. Much nicer unit thats for such. Love the power and the ability to select what sound and settings I want, not just what it tells me I can have, like some others. It is really nice to use my phone or tablet for the remote. Kinda odd though that the app has a few pop ups asking if I want to connect, when its already connected and cant select OK, so have to just live with the pop up in 1/4 of teh screen for about a min till it just goes away. But the app is really nice in that you can select Bass and treble and front volume up/dn, or sub up/dn. etc all without going in to settings and such. Its just in buttons on the remote app. Now the issue I have. I have a 7yr Panasonic plasma that worked great with the Denons I have had. The tv has a easy to access setting called home theater, and then the stereo is on, and HDMI is connected, hitting that button, ment that the TV volume pushed through and controlled the stereo volume. This was nice cause when watching Sat and using the sat remote to controil TV volume and sat channels and TV on/off, etc. It did it all. Then put a Blueray in and Denon turns on and changes input to correct source and thern on Sat remote hit Home Theater on tv setting and now the same remove controls the Stereo volume.

    Pros: Sound quality! Options/controls Remote APP is very robust 7.2 in main room, and 2 other rooms also get different sources as wanted Bluetooth Pandora

    Cons: Glitchy when trying to use pass through HDMI control (think its called CEC) is not very funtional

    Unbeliviable Sound Quality

    CraigMac from 13903 on 4/26/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far I have only had this receiver for about a month and am still figuring things out with it as there is so many options and functions to use. I am running Polk (2) Fronts RTi-A9, (2) Mids/Rear/Sides RTi-A7, (2) Rears RTi-A5, Center Channel RTi-A6, and due to space in my current home I can not add as planned an additional set of RTi-A7 speakers. I am coming from a Yamaha RX-V3300 Receiver which was being used as a 5.1 Setup and still works great. The Onkyo TX-NR929 that I have purchased definitely has the same quality of sound if not even better which I was very surprised at for the cost being so low on the Onkyo for that grade of quality. Running my setup only at 7.1 for the time being, the sound quality for movies in unreal and amazing. I have never enjoyed these speakers so much as I do now. Note that the Onkyo is a tad bigger in its casing as I was unable to fit inside my stereo rack but its a purchase I am thrilled to have made. So far no issues. Also, the reason I went with Crutchfield is there expertise, I called many of times discussing my setup and what I plan to do soon with building a 9.2 or 11.2 setup and spoke to many different sales people. Here is what I think Crutchfield Managers should also know in all those people I spoke to they all had the same answers even if they had a tad different idea or verbiage. That to me shows there teams know what they are talking about and I appreciate that very much. Thank you Crutchfield!!!

    Pros: Amazing Sound, Power, and setup. Setup is not that hard at all just follow prompts pretty much. I know many of us read reviews and go by what we hear and trust me this is a great product. I have never heard all the sounds as I do now from this Receiver!!!

    Cons: Case was just a tad too big to fit in my stereo stand, and maybe that some of the pass through functions are a tad difficult to figure out, but that is all I can say so far for a con. Sorry but this is a great product.

    Onkyo TX-NR929

    Ed from cleveland Ohio on 4/25/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really love it my TV picture is great it was hard to believe blue tooth is easy my 8 year old can operate it


    Cons: None

    Average Unit

    Anonymous from Missouri on 4/24/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This item has a ton of capability, but the documentation is confusing. As software engineer I can generally configure all my electronics. I bought this unit to use the multi-room monitor/audio to pass sound through for a second room while watching the monitor output. I have been unable to configure this. I can only get audio out to the TV in the second room and not the speakers.




    Jeff from OHIO on 4/13/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Upgraded from Onkyo TX-NR515. I really wanted to move up to 9.2 receiver. Read great reviews on this one and with it being on sale decided to buy it. You would be hard pressed to find something with the features this receiver has at a comparative price. Having THX and isf certification is something I wanted to get and this receiver provides it. Has plenty of power to drive my current 7.2 system before i add two speakers to go to 9.2. There are plenty of sound options to choose from so you can really tailor the sound to your preferences. I am just as happy listening to music sources as I am watching movies. The internet capability, bluetooth , and wireless are also valuable features. It is also nice to use the Onkyo app to control the receiver from your tablet or phone. In closing , i am very satisfied with my purchase so far.

    Pros: great sound, zone2/3 options, plenty of power, 9.2 capability

    Cons: none so far


    Calvin G from Delray Beach, Fl on 4/10/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Picture quality is great, it really up converts everything. TV thru HD cable box is much clearer. Streaming Netflix thru my blue ray player is excellent. I have not really tested the audio, I also upgraded my speakers to Martin Logan ESL and have a 72 hours break in period before pumping up the volume. I replaced Onkyo sr806, that was about 5 years old and hdmi inputs were beginning to failing. The difference is amazing. Will add to the review when the speakers are broken in. Expecting the audio to be just as good as the video.

    Pros: Excellent up convert

    Cons: No Bluetooth button on remote .

    Great Product

    Clayton from Greensboro, NC on 2/17/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Two day free delivery from Crutchfield, awesome. This unit is an upgrade to my Yamaha V1900 which died just 5 years young. I spent a lot of time looking at models from Yamaha, Denon, Marantz, and Onkyo all in a similar price range. After discussing my choices with an Onkyo rep I chose the NR929. Prior to the units arrival I downloaded the User Manual from Onkyo's website and printed it out so that I could review the set up procedure and various new features that my Yamaha did not have. The unit arrived very well packaged and undamaged. Installation was very easy and quick. I have a dedicated theater room with a built-in access door to the back of my electronics cabinet which I highly recommend for ease of making connections between speakers and components. I chose the quick setup option and unit fired up without a hitch. After that I ran the Audyssey setup, which was also extremely easy to use, now my theater puts out incredible sounding audio for movies, music, and radio. Way to go Onkyo, I'm now a big fan. I would have given 4 stars for not having a back-lit remote but the unit itself is spectacular. I keep a small flashlight handy when I need to find or read the button titles, other than that I programmed my Logitech Harmony 550 remote which does 90% of what I need.

    Pros: Ease of set up, incredible sound, seamless HDMI switching, great product design.

    Cons: No printed manual and especially a back-lit remote. For the money, you would think that these would be standard offerings.

    Incredible Receiver

    Gary from Rogers, AR on 2/6/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've bought this receiver to replace an Onkyo TX-NR609 that was doing it's job extremely well, but wanted to be able to run 9 channels and the additional power. This receiver has more than enough inputs, and setup was extremely easy with the onscreen menu. There still some nerd knobs i'm finding to tweak the experience, and loving the additional control this receiver provides.

    Pros: Convenient layout for inputs and outputs. Easy setup and tweaking through the onscreen menus.

    Cons: Wished it had apple airplay. Also the bluetooth connectivity requires you be within 2 ft of the receiver which is kind of inconvenient if you want to play from your phone while working around the house.

    onkyo tx-929

    T-boyC from Abbeville, La. on 1/26/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver. Lots of power. Love it.

    Pros: Great sound. Movies sound outstanding.

    Cons: A little hard to set up.

    Great 3 zone receiver!!!

    JaredH from Arlington, VA on 1/20/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    GReat wifi-enabled 3 zne receiver. I uuse it to power the downstairs family room, the upstairs livingroom, and the back yard speakers. Great sound - easy to use.

    Pros: The remote control app lets me turn on any zone from anywhere in the house as well as control the volumn, etc. The built inn wifi means I can stream internet radio, iTunes, etc. My old receiver was much more difficult to use and control.

    Cons: The remote supplied with the unit isn't always easty to see, and not all of the buttons light up. However, I just run the unit from my iPad or phone, so that seems a reasonable workaround.

    Onkyo TX-NR929

    Anonymous from Phoenix, AZ on 1/19/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to set up and use. Great sound.



    Another Great Receiver Onkyo !!!! from Reno, NV on 1/2/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a replacement for a ten year old Onkyo TX-NR 800 that was working just fine, but needed a major tech upgrade. The TX-NR929 was very easy to setup and configure, less than two from unboxing to enjoyable listening. I spent about one week doing final tweaking for each of the inputs and really like the receivers ability to remember the last settings used for each. Audyssey MultEQ XT32 makes speaker calibration a breeze and the addition of outstanding Wi-Fi and Bluetooth reception have further extended my listening pleasure.

    Pros: Too numerous to list This is an outstanding receiver for the money.

    Cons: Back light for total front panel and lighted input switches would be a great addition, along with a printed owners manual.

    Great Receiver

    Rupe from Shalimar, FL on 12/26/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Except as noted with the users manual below, the setup is straight forward and the microphone makes tuning the system for one's room quite easy. The sound is great! I was able to notice use of the front high speakers with the first movie I watched.

    Pros: Sound quality, microphone to tune the speakers for one's room, abundance of options.

    Cons: The users manual section on setting up a 9.1 or 11.1 system could be better written. It did not explain that "powered" speakers means "independently powered" (like a subwoofer); this delayed setup of the receiver in the 9.1 configuration. Doesn't blank the display as the TX-NR905 does when watching TruHD movies; it is a nice feature to eliminate distracting light sources.

    Onkyo TX-NR929

    Quickcarl from Stone Mountain,GA. on 12/2/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got it,I got it,I got it,that's right.I'm untouchable now,and in the future.This baby has everything to give my movies,and music adjustable power like I never heard before.Alone with my pair of Klipsch RF-82 ll,RC,RB,and sub woofer,I'm in heaven.Onkyo 929 has given me a 52"smart tv though its' wi-fi,and blu-tooth technology to enjoy from my smartphone.My future looks,and sound masterful with Onkyo TX-NR929.

    Pros: Gives you everything to play with.

    Cons: None

    Reviews for the Onkyo TX-NR929

    Ronald P from Houston Texas on 11/20/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Receiver

    Pros: Great Price

    Cons: none

    in love

    Anonymous from minneapolis, Mn on 11/15/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love this receiver. Been shopping for one for a couple years, patience paid off!



    Onkyo TX NR929

    EricL from Effingham, Il on 10/13/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very user friendly receiver, surprised how easy it was to use. It complements the RF7 surround system I have. It has more than enough power to make movies come alive.

    Pros: Easy to use. Worth every penny!

    Cons: None


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    Number Of Channels 9
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 135
    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 XT32
    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) 18-1/16
    Weight (pounds) 40.8
    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 Yes
    Multi-room HDMI Output Yes
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos No
    DTS DTS, ES, DTS-HD, HDMA, Neo6/X, 96/2
    DTS:X No
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input 1
    Audio-Video Inputs 9
    Audio-only Inputs 1
    Component Video Inputs 2
    Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
    Optical Digital Inputs 3
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 3
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 9
    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

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

    Audio Section

    9 Channel Amplifier: The Onkyo TX-NR929 AV receiver features a 9-channel amplifier rated at 135 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.

    • Separates Construction: Inside the receiver, the pre-amp and the amp are designed so that the power amplifier block and the pre-amplifier coexist, but are perfectly isolated. Furthermore, the circuit boards are fixed to the chassis so that vibrations from the base are suppressed.
    • 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 9-channel amplifier can be configured a variety of ways to match your type of speaker setup.

    • Normal: The Onkyo TX-NR929 provides 9.2ch 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. The receiver will automatically select between the Surround Back, Front Height, and Front Wide speakers based on the source content and soundfield choice. Only two out of the three speakers (Surround Back/Front Height/Front Wide) can play at a time.
    • Front Bi-Amp: The Front-High speaker terminals can be reassigned and used along with the Front terminals to bi-amp your front speakers, providing improved bass & treble performance. By using the Front-High speaker terminals to bi-amp the front speakers (and not the Surround Back terminals), the receiver is still capable of a 7.2ch speaker system in the main room. Front-High, Front-Wide, and Zone 3 speaker channels are not available when bi-amping the front speakers.
    • Front Bi-Amp w/ Digital Crossover: Should you wish to bi-amp your front speakers, Onkyo's onboard digital crossover system precisely separates high and low frequencies into two discrete signals and sends them to the appropriate drivers. Used in conjunction with conventional speakers, or with channel-divider-type speakers (which do not contain crossovers), the sophisticated DSP technology reduces frequency overlap at the crossover point for noticeably clearer sound.
    • 11.2ch Playback: The Onkyo TX-NR929 provides 11.2ch surround in your main listening area. You'll be able to connect Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, and Front Height to the AV receiver. Your Front Wide speakers will be powered by an external amplifier connected to the receiver's Front Wide preamp output.
    • Powered Zone 2/3: The receiver's amplifier channels can be assigned to power Zone 2 and/or Zone 3 speakers (limiting the number of powered channels available for the main room). When the Zone 2 speakers are powered by the receiver, the Front Wide speakers are unavailable (limiting the Main Zone to 7.2ch). When the Zone 3 speakers are powered by the receiver, both Front Height and Front Wide speakers are unavailable. The Main Zone will be limited to 5.2ch. 

    192kHz/24-bit DACs + 32-Bit DSP Processing: This Onkyo TX-NR929 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-NR929 AV receiver supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding formats.

    Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the AV receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical or coaxial). Even though the AV receiver will decode 7.1channel surround sound (via HDMI), it will only output 5.1ch surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs.

    THX Select 2 Plus Certified: The TX-NR929 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-NR929 offers two audiophile listening modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality performance. In Direct mode, audio from the input source is output without surround-sound processing. This mode delivers pure sound with minimum sound quality adjustment and filtration. In Pure Audio mode, the display and video circuitry are turned off, minimizing possible noise sources for the ultimate in high-fidelity audio reproduction.

    Audyssey Technology: The TXN-R929 features a full package of Audyssey audio technologies for optimal sound quality. Audyssey Dynamic Volume offers real-time volume adjustment, while Audyssey DynamicEQ improves your system's surround effects during low volume levels. Audyssey MultEQ XT32 automatically sets speakers to suit your room's listening environment and the speakers' characteristics. The AV receiver even offers Audyssey DSX which adds front speaker effects.

    • Audyssey MultEQ XT32 Automatic Speaker Setup: With the supplied speaker setup microphone, Audyssey MultEQ XT32 determines the number of speakers connected, their optimum crossover frequencies, and their distances from the primary listening position, then adjusts each automatically. The room's acoustical properties are then measured and corrected over the listening area in both the frequency and time domain. There is a threaded insert on the bottom of the microphone so it can be mounted on a tripod for accurate listening position placement. Up to 8 listening position measurements are taken to optimize the surround effect for a broad area. If you prefer you can also setup your speaker system 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-NR929 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°).
    • Screen Centered Dialog: By using the Front High speakers, this function move the center image of dialog audio upwards, so that the dialog image is fixed to the display height.

    Audio Enhancements: The Onkyo TX-NR929 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-NR929 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 three optical digital inputs (2 rear/1 front) and three coaxial digital inputs. All six 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 connectors for the Front Left, Front Right, Center, Surround Left, Surround Right, Surround Back Left, Surround Back Right, Front Wide/Zone 2 Left (Bi-amp), Front Wide/Zone 2 Right (Bi-amp), Front Height/Zone 3 Left (Front B), Front Height/Zone 3 Right (Front B) speakers. The binding post terminals will accept bare-wire, pin-connectors, and banana plugs (single/dual). Use 4- to 16-ohm speakers.
    • 11.2ch Pre Outs: The Onkyo TX-NR929 features 11.2ch pre-amp outputs (Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back, Front Wide/Zone B, Front Height/Zone 3, 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-NR929 has nine HDMI v1.4 inputs (8 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 eight rear panel jacks are assignable to any of the other inputs. The two HDMI outputs display the same video signal and can be used simultaneously (the second HDMI monitor output can also be used for Zone 2 to display a different HDMI source). The HDMI 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-NR929 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-NR929 '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-NR929 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), Standard (changes resolution), Bypass (no adjustment), ISF Day (for bright rooms), ISF Night (for dark rooms).
    • 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-NR929 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-NR929 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-NR929 lets you access various Internet Radio stations and on-line music providers through its network connection. The TX-NR929 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.

    PC Input: The AV receiver is equipped with a rear-panel PC input (15-pin D-sub) which allows you to connect your PC to the AV receiver and use your HDMI connected television as a computer monitor.

    Firmware Updates: Future firmware updates are available from the Onkyo website through the receiver's Network or USB connection. The tested TX-NR929 contained firmware version 1000-1110-0000-0000 (as of 8/8/2013). Visit Onkyo's online Download Center for the latest firmware updates.

    USB/Bluetooth 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-NR929 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.

    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-NR929 offers three Zones; a multi-channel audio/video system in your main listening room (Main Zone), a stereo audio/video system in a second room (Zone 2), and another stereo audio only system in a third room (Zone 3).

    • Zone 2 (Audio/Video): Zone 2 allows playback of a separate audio/video source in 2-channel stereo in an additional room of your home. Zone 2 features line-level and speaker audio outputs. This way, Zone 2 can be powered by a separate amplifier (keeping 9.2ch playback in your main room) or by the TX-NR929's built-in amplifier (limiting the main room to 7.2ch). The Onkyo receiver also provides a Zone 2 HDMI output, so two different HDMI audio/video feeds can be sent to two different displays at the same time directly from the receiver (HDMI connected input sources only). HDMI Zone 2 will output up to 4k video and 2-channel audio for the HDMI input source selected. 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 (Audio Only): Zone 3 allows playback of a separate analog source in 2-channel stereo in a third room of your home. Zone 3 features line-level outputs and speaker outputs. This way, Zone 3 can be powered by a separate integrated amp (keeping 9.2ch playback in your main room) or by the TX-NR929's built-in amplifier (limiting the main room to 5.2ch). When powering Zone 3 with the receiver's built-in amplifier, listening modes that require surround/surround back or front high/wide speakers are unavailable. You cannot power Zone 3 with the receiver's built-in amplifier, if you are bi-amping your front speakers. The volume of Zone 3 is controlled from the receiver when using the speaker outputs and from your add-on integrated amp when using the line-level outputs.

    Note: *Compatible Sources - Only Tuner, analog, USB, and Network audio sources can be sent to Zone 2 and Zone 3. Zone 2 also supports HDMI audio/video sources. You must currently be listening to a USB device or Network audio source in the Main Zone to initially select USB or Network as a source in Zone 2 or Zone 3; then you can switch the Main Zone to any source you desire. To play Bluetooth audio in Zone 2/3, you must also have Bluetooth as the select source in the main zone. *Incompatible Sources - You cannot listen to different USB and Network content in separate Zones at the same time. Optical/coaxial digital audio sources are not output to Zone 2 or 3. You cannot output any video to 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-NR929 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-NR929. 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-NR929 contains RI Control, IR Remote, 12V trigger, and RS-232C connections.

    • RI Remote Control Jack: The 1/8" RI remote control jack allows you to connect this receiver to other compatible Onkyo components.
    • IR Input/Output: The 3.5mm IR input jack allows you to control the receiver without line-of-sight access using an optional IR remote control system and locating the remote sensor in sight. The 3.5mm IR output jack allows you to send the control signals to an additional components.
    • 12 Volt Trigger: The two 3.5mm minijack outputs can be connected to the 12-volt trigger input on a power amplifier in Zone 2 or Zone 3. When the zone is turned on, a 12-volt trigger signal is output.
    • RS-232C Port: The TX-NR929 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

    9 questions already asked

    I believe that you can not run 9.2 and zone 2 at the same time. If you run zone 2 than the receiver will be 7.2. I would call Onkyo direct to double check. Hope that helps. The receiver works great and sounds awesome. I am running 7.2. [ CHRISTOPHER J  Aug 28, 2014 ]
    I believe there dis a limitation in some respect, but I do not use the full 9.2 for a single room. I use the second zone for another HD outdoor TV with sound bar and a secondary set of speakers (zone 3) for audio other than TV outside. It does not affect Zone 1 [ ANDREW  Aug 28, 2014 ]
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Onkyo TX-NR929 receiver will support 4K pass through and 4K upscaling. From the website: 4K Pass Through: 4K Pass Through allows the Onkyo TX-NR929 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. Marvel Qdeo Video Chip for 4K Upscaling: The Onkyo TX-NR929 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. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Jul 15, 2014 ]  Staff
    In most cases that would be a NO. You need to check with the user manual of the receiver in question if digital signals from HDMI / Fiber Optic/ Coaxial sources will play in Zone 2. On most consumer amplifiers Zone 2 will not pass the multi channel digital sources through to the 2 channel Zone 2 output. Some receivers such as ones made by Lexicon do, however, have the appropriate conversion technology to accomplish this task. But you need to read the users manual, in particular, about how Zone 2 / 3 / 4 etc. functions. If you are using a Blu-ray with HDMI, see if you can assign an analog input to that HDMI input you are using. In the receiver menus it would show something like HDMI 1 us L/R Analog input CD or AUX1 AUX2 or whatever. Then also connect L/R from your Blu-ray player to the Left/Right inputs that you set up on your receiver. This requires your Blu-ray player to have left/right outputs and to have the Blu-ray analog output set to "2 channel L/R stereo". [ David  Jul 01, 2014 ]
    not sure how to answer that. I have hooked up a set of speakers and a tv in zone 2 and get both tv signal and radio siginal in zone 2. The tv is via satellite by way of a hdmi. I also have the tv in zone 2 ran with a hdmi cable. Does that answer your question? [ WILLIAM  Jun 27, 2014 ]
    Gary, I have only used it with one zone so far. I intend on sending audio to a second zone but I haven't set it up yet. [ DAVID  Jun 27, 2014 ]
    Yes. I personally am using Zone 3 as my Front High Left and Right Speakers. All are fed from my HDMI connections to the satellite and DVD player. If you wish to use the Zones for other rooms that can be done as well. [ Terrence  Jun 27, 2014 ]
    I have mine hooked as a 5.1. There are specific instructions in the manual found online on Onkyo's website. I downloaded the pdf file and saved it so I can bring it up anytime for reference. There's a graphic indicating different configurations for speaker hookup including bi-amping. [ Robert  Jun 14, 2014 ]
    I'm sorry, I am not knowledgeable enough to answer your question. I bought it for it's 4 ohm stability. [ ROBERT  Jun 14, 2014 ]
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: You could do that, but the speakers aren't voice matched so I'm not sure how good or bad it might sound. The floor standing speakers may end up "swallowing up" the sound from the smaller Bose speakers particularly the center channel. It would work, but there's better options. For example, if you have the Polk TSx330 floor standing speakers the Polk TSx250 center channel would be a great match and then the Polk TSx110 bookshelf speakers for the surrounds. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Apr 24, 2014 ]  Staff
    I have not tested this yet. [ SOMPHONG  Apr 24, 2014 ]
    Yes for BT and a qualified yes for WiFi. There are RCA jack outputs on the receiver that can be used with a WiFi system that is self-powered and has its own transmitter and receiver. Even though the receiver may be on the same WiFi, it does not transmit to speakers via that means. The receiver's WiFi capability is there to receive Internet radio, music from a DLNA device on the same network, and firmware updates. As for BT, you can pair up to 10 compatible Bluetooth devices and stream high quality wireless audio using the built-in Bluetooth 2.1. [ Don  Apr 24, 2014 ]
    Sorry, I can't answer this question, I have never tried this. [ Robert  Apr 23, 2014 ]
    I do not know the answer to this. I have read the manual many times and have never noted that the unit can broadcast a signal. You can play from a blue tooth device and you can certainly connect to the internet. The internet connection is very nice. [ DENNIS  Apr 23, 2014 ]
    So far in my experience the WiFi and bluetooth are just for streaming music to the receiver and not out. Also the Bluetooth is not compatible with iPhone/iPad for streaming. [ CHRISTOPHER J  Apr 23, 2014 ]
    If you are asking if from receiver to speakers without wire... no... If you are asking bluetooth or wifi in to receiver out to wired speakers. Yes... [ robert  Apr 23, 2014 ]
    7 channels are viable. Th-nr929 dont need bi amping. He have enough power. [ ZARKO  Feb 19, 2014 ]
    I only ran a straight 7.1 with the wires per ran for 9.1. I did not run any second zones. [ CHRISTOPHER J  Feb 19, 2014 ]
    Chris; I am Bi Amping my system and there are 7.1 channels available. Each front speaker takes 2 of the 11 available. It sounds great. [ DENNIS  Feb 19, 2014 ]
    Hi Chris, I just went by the instructions in the manual to Bi-Amp my front mains. The tweeters were connected to the Front Hi posts and the mids were connected to the Front side posts. Therefore I still have my 7.2 surround but I've lost the ability to add additional Hi and Side front speakers. There are still one set of posts left that can be used for remote speakers but I don't have that requirement nor how to set them up. I wish you the best of luck. BTW, I love the Droid app that allows me to use my phone and tablet to control the receiver. I always have a problem hearing dialog sometimes but now I can turn just the center channel volume up or down remotely whenever I want. Clayton K [ CLAYTON  Feb 19, 2014 ]
    When bi-amping is used, the AV receiver is able to drive up to a 7.1 speaker system in the main room. You must set the speaker setting to enable bi-amping. [ Terrence  Feb 19, 2014 ]
    Each zone, when powered, shuts off an different set of home theater speakers. Zone2 - Front High and Zone3 - Front Wide, Back Surround are not shut off as with older Onkyo Receivers. [ Robert  Jan 02, 2014 ]
    The back surround speakers will stop being powered in lew of the zone 2 or 3 or both [ Chris  Dec 31, 2013 ]
    My understanding from Onkyo is that if you power zone 2 and 3 it leaves you with 5.1 in the main room. I personaly did not run zone 2 and 3. I ran 7.1 in my main room and plan on upgrading to 9.1 in a few months. [ CHRISTOPHER J  Dec 30, 2013 ]