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Onkyo TX-NR515 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

by Onkyo
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  • Internet Radio and Cloud Music Streaming Service Connectivity w/ control via Onkyo Remote Apps
  • MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) and InstaPrevue Technologies
  • iPod/iPhone Direct Digital Connection through USB and Firmware Updates via Ethernet and USB
  • 7+1 HDMI Inputs that support Video Upscaling to 4K
  • New 1080p On Screen Display for easy setup
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Product Specifications

Brand NameOnkyo
Output Wattage100 watts
Color NameBlack
Built In DecodersDolby® Pro Logic® Ilz, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio(TM)
Number of Component InputsHDMI
Number of Component OutputsHDMI, Component
Specification MetHDMI Switching or Repeating
Special FeaturesHdmi® support for 3d, audio return channel, deepcolor(TM), x.v.color(TM), lipsync, dolby® digital plus, dts-hd high-resolution audio(TM) decoding, deepcolor(TM), x.v.color(TM)

Technical Details

  • Hdmi® support for 3d
  • audio return channel
  • deepcolor(TM)
  • x.v.color(TM)
  • lipsync
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 12.9 x 6.8 inches ; 20.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 24.9 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0077V88VI
  • Item model number: TX-NR515
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (324 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,677 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 13, 2012

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Onkyo TXNR509Onkyo TXNR509

Affordable Home Theater at its Best

Feature-Loaded Network Receiver Offers Maximum Value for Your Money

The TX-NR515 receiver checks off every box on your home theater wishlist. In fact, it over-delivers. Onkyo's acclaimed WRAT amplifier delivers room-filling sound through 7.2 channels with Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz expansion. Audyssey's 2EQ, Dynamic Volume®, and Dynamic EQ® systems are standard. A class-leading eight HDMI® inputs handle Dolby® TrueHD and Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio™, the latest games, and 3D movies; the front-panel HDMI Mobile High-Definition Link displays 1080p smartphone content; there are two HDMI outputs for connection of a TV and a movie projector; and Marvell's Qdeo™ technology upscales video to an astonishing 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels). And music? There's home networking for playback of your multi-format PC-based library, and native cloud streaming and internet radio services. You can connect your iPod®, iPhone®, or flash drive via USB and select tracks with the AVR's remote control. Input selection with InstaPrevue™ technology, overlaid OSD, multi-zone capability, and system control using iPod touch/iPhone, Android phone, and Kindle Fire are all included. With the TX-NR515, the only thing missing is a hefty price tag.




InstaPrevueEasy, Live Source Selection

This AVR incorporates InstaPrevue visual port management technology, making input source selection much easier. InstaPrevue provides a live video thumbnail of the available content on your devices connected via HDMI. You no longer have to remember that your gaming console is connected to Port 3, or your BD player to Port 1, for example- you can see what's playing and choose accordingly.
Onkyo Wireless NetworkAccess Endless Music Possibilities

Onkyo network receivers, which are also wireless LAN ready, have access to the most internet music content services, including: Pandora®, Slacker™, SIRIUS XM®, Last.fm, vTuner, Rhapsody, Spotify, and AUPEO!. You can even connect to DLNA servers on your network. Internet connectivity also makes firmware updates simpler than ever.
Onkyo remote apps Free Apps: Seamless Control & Streaming

The Onkyo Remote App 2 for iPod touch/iPhone∗¹ and Onkyo Remote for Android∗² and Kindle Fire provide an intuitive way to operate Onkyo network A/V receivers. Control input sources, adjust settings, and play audio stored in your device wirelessly (Android and Kindle Fire only)using the application's interactive graphical display. The remote apps are available separately as free downloads.
MHLWatch Your Smartphone Content on TV

The front-panel HDMI port is designed for the connection of mobile phones and other portable electronic devices using the new MHL standard. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video and still images on your HDTV with up to 7.1 channels of surround sound. Use the receiver's remote to control playback from your phone as it receives a handy recharge.
Made for iPod iPhoneDirect Digital Connection: The Cleanest Your iPod Can Sound

The front-panel USB port lets you play MP3 and AAC stored in an iPod/iPhone, and MP3, WMA, AAC, and FLAC audio files stored on a flash-memory device, and you can use the system's own remote for track selection and playback. Your music will sound much cleaner and clearer, as the audio signal is transported in digital rather than analog form through the direct digital connection.
4k upscaling The Onkyo remote is preset to control Apple TV.

Have an Apple TV? Use it with your Onkyo Network AVR. It's all integrated; it all works together beautifully.
4k upscaling4k Upscaling: Astoundingly Accurate Detail

On a compatible 4K wide-screen display, this receiver will upscale standard video sources, making your Blu-rays and DVDs pop with more cinematic detail than ever before. The versatile Qdeo video processor uses algorithms to enlarge to 4k the video you're playing, while also erasing video jaggies and feathering. The results are dazzlingly detailed images.


hybrid standby Save Power With Hybrid Standby

Hybrid Standby provides 'HDMI through' functionality while the receiver sleeps, so you don't have to fully power up to watch a Blu-ray or play a game using just your TV's sound. The receiver also maintains a local network connection when on Hybrid Standby mode, so you can switch the unit on at any time using the Onkyo remote apps for iPod touch/iPhone, Android, and Kindle Fire.
Audyssey in Onkyo Audyssey Room Correction: You'll Hear The Difference

(1) Audyssey 2EQ tailors multi-channel audio for your home theater speaker set-up by measuring three room positions and applying a resolution filter to the satellite speakers to correct for room acoustics.
(2) Audyssey Dynamic EQ® maintains a consistent bass response, tonal balance, and surround-sound effect at different volume levels, so you can enjoy the natural dynamics of your content regardless of the volume.
(3) Audyssey Dynamic Volume® automatically compensates for volume fluctuations in different audio content—for example, during commercial breaks—while optimizing the dynamic range.

Comparison Data

TX-NR515
Power Output (per channel)
115 W
100 W
80 W
65 W
Channels
7.2
7.2
5.1
5.1
THX Certified
Select2 Plus
3D-ready: HDMI In/Out
7+1/2
7+1/2
6/1
4/1
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
Surround Sound Formats
Audyssey DSX,
Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TueHD,
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby Pro Logic IIz, Dolby TueHD,
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby TueHD,
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby TueHD,
DTS-HD Master Audio
Audyssey Room Calibration
2EQ
2EQ
Cloud Audio Streaming
Internet Radio
Remote App for iPhone /
Android
/ Kindle Fire
HDMI Video Upscaling
Up to 4K
Up to 4K
Video Upconversion (Analog to HDMI)
InstaPrevue Technology
MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link)
Multi-Zone Playback
Powered Zone 2, Zone 2/3 Line Outs
Powered Zone 2, Zone 2 Line Out
Zone 2 Line Out
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
Hybrid Standby Energy Saving State
On-Screen Display via HDMI
1080p
1080p
Text
Text
USB Ports
2 (Front/Rear)
2 (Front/Rear)
1 (Front)
1 (Front)
Wireless Ready

© Copyright 2012 Onkyo USA Corporation. All rights reserved.
∗¹Compatible with iPod touch (3rd generation or later) and iPhone 3GS or later. All models require iOS 4.2 or later. ∗² Requires Android OS 2.1 or later.
Onkyo features and specifications subject to change without notice.

Product Description

Feature-Loaded Network Receiver Gives You Maximum Value for Your Money. The TX-NR515 receiver checks every box on your home cinema wishlist. In fact, we’ve over-delivered. Our acclaimed WRAT amplifier delivers room-filling sound through 7.2 channels with Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz expansion. Audyssey’s 2EQ, Dynamic Volume®, and Dynamic EQ® systems are standard. A class-leading eight HDMI® inputs handle Dolby® TrueHD and Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio™, the latest games, and 3D movies; the front-panel HDMI Mobile High-Definition Link displays 1080p smartphone content; there are two HDMI outputs for connection of a TV and a movie projector; and Marvell’s Qdeo™ technology upscales video to an astonishing 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels). Want music? There’s home networking for playback of your multi-format PC-based library, and full integration of cloud streaming and internet radio services. You can connect your iPod, iPhone, or flash drive via USB and select tracks with the supplied remote controller. Input selection with InstaPrevue™ technology, overlaid OSD, multi-zone capability, and system control using iPod touch/iPhone and Android phone are all included. With the TX-NR515, the only thing missing is a hefty price tag.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Sound quality seems to be very good.
Robin E.
There is a problem that some of us are currently experiencing that we hope Onkyo will fix with a firmware update.
Valley League Dad
So....if you are going to buy this item, it really is a good product, when you get it all set up.
Hall

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

128 of 135 people found the following review helpful By Shawn Gordon on July 20, 2012
Verified Purchase
I was running a Pioneer VSX-512K given as a wedding gift to my wife and it recently gave out. In search of a replacement I also wanted to get a unit with updated features and that didn't force me to update my speakers since I love them and see no need to replace them at this point.

I'm now running this set-up

INPUTS:

* PS3 Slim
* Direct TV HD box

SPEAKERS:

* JBL Northridge E30 Front L/R (bi-amped)
* JBL ES25C

There are some tweaks that some users may find aggravating to complete or tiresome to test, but that is the nature of the beast. Great sound from existing equipment will always take a bit of time and adjustment to personal taste. I have immensely enjoyed the sound of my new receiver and though I have no problem with Pioneer, I think the new Onkyo is better suited to my needs, tastes, and set-up.

TIPS:

The feature set of the TX-NR515 is only missing Apple AirPlay, but DLNA is all anyone actually needs. Personal tastes dependent upon the "cult of Apple" may dictate the "need" for AirPlay and the Onkyo option is theOnkyo UBT-1 Bluetooth USB Adapter which allows streaming from an "i" device to the receiver. Perosnally, I applaude Onkyo for removing themselves from the addition of $100 to the price of their units to claim "AirPlay" like other units with fewer audio benefits but greater gimmicky features. Many PCs and Macs can stream the same content via DLNA, so don't feel compelled to buy an Apple TV or the Bluetooth adapter to be compliant with AirPlay - you don't need it - especially since 'i' devices can plug directly into the front USB with the Apple provided cord.
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80 of 83 people found the following review helpful By R. Walls on November 1, 2012
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When I started my search for a new receiver (August 2012) to replace an aging Sony (needed HDMI ins and outs!)I was attracted to the Onkyo line of new Network A/V receivers. A look at the specs versus the others and it looked like a winner. When I started reading reviews, I backed off and put my search on hold. They were all 5 star or 1 star. I started back up in October and noticed a different trend in the reviews. If you have not figured it out by now, most new receivers are a cross between a PC and an old amplifier. The more bells and whistles, the better the "computer software" you need (called Firmware). Seems there were issues with a couple of things in the early production. Some bad capacitors, some issues which where blamed on the HDMI card and real buggy firmware. The more I read, the more I figured they had whipped the problems. The firmware has been updated in October and the old firmware might have caused issues with the HDMI display. So two of the three problems might have been fixed. So heck, at this price, why not give it a chance.

The first thing you must do when you get this, and there is a big yellow sheet telling you to do this, you must upgrade the firmware. Unfortunately, the Onkyo written instructions were done by someone who did not actually go through the USB process and they left off some steps in how to use the USB method. If you can do the upgrade by wired Ethernet it seems you can save yourself some trouble based on other reviews. If you do it by USB, after you download and unzip the new firmware file to your USB stick you might seem to get stuck following the USB install directions. If so just press the down arrow on the remote. There are several menus you have to navigate and the written instructions failed to mention that!
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99 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Grant on September 5, 2012
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There is a major flaw with this receiver and the TX-NR616. After long periods of standby (overnight) the receiver will fail to deliver the HDMI video to your monitor or TV. The only way to get your picture back is to unplug the unit and plug it back in. Onkyo is aware of the issue and have been trying to resolve it for months to no avail. I purchased one without knowing and experienced these issues. I returned it back to Amazon. Thank goodness their returns are extremely easy. I encourage you to Google "TX-NR515 - Monitor out issues (no picture)" which will link you to Onkyo's support forum where you will be able to read 19, yes 19 pages of people having this same issue. The price point is very tempting, but this defect makes this receiver useless.

***UPDATE 2/17/13***
I didn't mention this before, but I am an installer. For the features there really isn't another receiver in this price point that competes. After experiencing the issues above I exchanged the receiver for another one. This time it worked perfectly. I did NOT update the firmware. It was working fine out of the box and didn't want to take a chance on firmware. Since my last update I did another install using the TX-NR515. I was a little apprehensive, but for the client's budget and needs this receiver fit the bill. Guess what... more issues. This time the receiver intermittently fails to power on via IR. You have to physically press the power button. Experienced this issue right out of the box. I have done the most current firmware update via USB and still have the same issue. It's a shame that you can read posts on the Onkyo forum about this issue from over a year ago and no solution. I will be exchanging this unit for another and hope I luck out like I did previously.
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