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Onkyo TX-NR809 THX Certified 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 135 W/Ch, 8 ohms, 20 Hz20 kHz, 0.08, 2 channels driven, FTC
  • 8 HDMI Inputs and 2 Outputs with support for 3D and Audio Return Channel; Network Capability
  • Direct Digital Connection of iPod/iPhone via Front & rear USB ports
  • 135 W/Ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz?20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC) 145 W/Ch (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.7%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
  • 8 HDMI Inputs and 2 Outputs with support for 3D and Audio Return Channel
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Product Specifications

Brand NameOnkyo
Output Wattage135 watts
Color NameBlack
Built In DecodersDolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio(TM) Decoding, Audyssey DSX(TM) and Dolby® Pro Logic® llz
Number of Component InputsHDMI
Number of Component OutputsHDMI, Component
Specification MetHDMI Switching or Repeating
Special FeaturesNetwork ready;rs-232;ir;12v triggers;wireless ready (via optional uwf-1)

Technical Details

  • Network ready;rs-232;ir;12v triggers;wireless ready (via optional uwf-1)

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 17.1 x 7.8 inches ; 40.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 48 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00505F01E
  • Item model number: TX-NR809
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (309 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,440 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 12, 2011

Product Description

Product Description

With its advanced processing and fabulous array of connections, the TX-NR809 is ready to lift the roof off. Eight HDMI inputs handle all your high-def content, from master-quality audio to up scaled 4K video. Home network capability lets you bring streaming internet radio and PC audio to your living room. And the drop-down front panel conceals a plethora of one-touch audio controls and A/V inputs. Video -whether standard or high definition- gets the royal treatment from a high-quality HQV Vida processor and independent ISF calibration for each source. Advanced audio options include bi-amping, 7.2 multichannel pre-outs, and distributed multi-zone audio. As you'd expect from a receiver near the top of Onkyo's mid-range line-up, construction is first-rate. A massive transformer, symmetrical L/R channels, separate power and pre-amp blocks, and a highly rigid chassis provide the bedrock for a superlative audio performance. Built with the serious home theater fan in mind, the TX-NR809 offers a class-leading mix of power, features, and performance.D/A Converter: Audio D/A Conversion: 192K/24 Bit.2-Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty

From the Manufacturer

Built With The Serious Home Theater Fan In Mind

With its advanced processing and fabulous array of connections, the TX-NR809 is ready to lift the roof off. Eight HDMI inputs handle all your high-def content, from master-quality audio to up-scaled 4K video. Home network capability lets you bring streaming internet radio and PC audio to your living room. And the drop-down front panel conceals a plethora of one-touch audio controls and A/V inputs. Video, whether standard or high definition, gets the royal treatment from a high-quality HQV Vida processor and independent ISF calibration for each source. Advanced audio options include bi-amping, 7.2 multichannel pre-outs, and distributed multi-zone audio. As you'd expect from Onkyo, construction is first-rate. A massive transformer, symmetrical L/R channels, separate power and pre-amp blocks, and a highly rigid chassis provide the bedrock for a superlative audio performance. Built with the serious home theater fan in mind, the TX-NR809 offers a class-leading mix of power, features, and performance.

Onkyo has more THX-certified A/V receivers than any other manufacturer. 

With a THX-certified Onkyo A/V receiver, you know you're experiencing movie soundtracks the way they were recorded and produced to be heard. You're getting the power and nuance the director made for the cinema, the very best sound quality available, in your own home. This THX Select2 Plus certification is specified for rooms where the screen to-seat-viewing distance is 10 to 12 feet and the room volume is around 2000 cubic feet. THX Loudness Plus is included in the specification.

Onkyo network A/V receivers give you access to more internet radio stations than any other brand...period.

Streaming your choice of internet radio through your Onkyo A/V receiver gives you unsurpassed sound quality and access to a virtually infinite selection of world class music. Enjoy your own personal concert from anywhere in the world... right in your own living room.

All Onkyo network receivers are also compatible with Microsoft’s Windows® 7 platform, which includes the DLNA 1.5-specified “Play To” media-streaming feature so you can easily stream music store on PCs connected to your home network. This internet connectivity has the added benefit of making firmware updates simpler than ever.

UWF-1 Wireless LAN adaptor

Onkyo's UWF-1 Wireless LAN adaptor removes unwanted cables. This small, optional unit is worth way more than its tiny price.  Connect the UWF-1 to the USB port on any compatible 2011 Onkyo network receiver, and bring your music through your wireless router into your Onkyo system. Now internet radio and audio files stored on your PC can be played back with the superior fidelity of your main Onkyo system — with no cable clutter. A sensible and inexpensive solution.

Onkyo's Remote Apps

Onkyo's Remote Apps for Android and iPod/iPhone turn your cell phone into a remote control. The Android app lets you Stream audio files from your Android to your Onkyo home network receiver. Set tone, volume levels and control input selection, as well as a number of other key features like controlling internet radio stations…

The Onkyo app for iPhone/iPod will allow you to set tone, volume levels and control input selection.

Made for iPod®/iPhone®

Onkyo receivers allow you to and play audio files stored on your iPod/iPhone or even a USB flash drive. The on screen display lets you see exactly what is playing. As the audio signals are played back in digital form, rather than analog, there is much less chance for signal degradation. Onkyo's exclusive Advanced Music Optimizer also compensates for lost bit information and improves the quality of compressed audio signals.

End result: Your music sounds cleaner and more faithful to the original.

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Ready for next generation displays, NOW! 

While deftly handling the most current high-def display formats, Onkyo's also the first in the world to support the coming full 4K upscaling (3840 x 2160) of standard video sources such as 480i/p, 720p, and 1080i/p. Interlaced-to-progressive conversion and scaling are performed by a high-quality Marvell Qdeo video-processing chip.

Crisp and Clean 1080p Upscaling

The sophisticated HQV® Vida VHD1900 processor enhances the quality of both standard-definition and high-def video sources. The chip employs multicadence tracking, expanded 12-bit color processing, and four-field motion-adaptive de-interlacing to optimize video quality and detail. Two new HQV technologies are at work here: Auto HQV® - which automatically enhances the incoming image, and HQV StreamClean™ cleans up compressed video in real time by eliminating mosquito and block noise from lower-quality sources such as online video sites.

3D and ARC

All Onkyo A/V receivers support the latest in 3D technology. Play 3D movies, games, and broadcast content in cinematic quality in your own home and be amazed by the realistic quality. The HDMI® inputs let you connect multiple high-def sources, such as a Blu-ray player, a gaming console, and a cable/satellite tuner. The HDMI output, on the other hand, lets you send a pristine signal to a compatible high-resolution display. Audio Return Channel allows audio content received directly by your HDTV’s tuner to be sent “upstream” via HDMI to your A/V receiver, without the need for a separate S/PDIF audio cable.

A Suite of Audyssey Technologies

Audyssey MultEQ XT is an advanced room-correction technology with high-resolution filters for satellite speakers and subwoofers. MultEQ XT gathers frequency and time-domain measurements from up to eight positions in the listening area, to deliver a clear, well-balanced, and natural sound.

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.

Audyssey Dynamic Volume automatically compensates for volume fluctuations in different audio content (for example, during commercial breaks) while optimizing the dynamic range. 
 

Dolby® Volume performs independent loudness adjustments to different frequencies and channels to produce a listening experience that includes all the dynamics of the original mix at whatever volume you choose. It also offers the option of maintaining playback volume at the same user-chosen level across all input sources. 

Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz can reconfigure the surround back channels to deliver “front height” channels. These channels carry ambient, non-directional audio that adds a new vertical dimension to your movies and games. Audyssey DSX provides a similar front-height speaker option that likewise works to create a more enveloping home theater experience.

Change Your Receiver's Settings Seamlessly

Thanks to Onkyo's overlaid graphical on-screen display (OSD), set-up menus appear on top of the video image you're watching, so you don't have to switch to a blank screen background. Easily navigate intuitive menus to maximize all of the features and benefits of your Onkyo A/V receiver. The OSD and Graphical User Interface (GUI) both operate over HDMI, making excellent use of that versatile interface.

Extra Connectivity Options

Use PC-IN to easily connect your notebook or mediacenter PC to your Onkyo AV receiver, and watch your movie files on your flatscreen TV. You can now easily watch internet videos, PC-stored movies and pictures on your TV. (Audio connectivity may vary depending on your computer hardware, but Onkyo A/V receivers support a wide range of different interfaces.)

Phono Input- Those who have retained a love for vinyl, we've got you covered. We respect this most noble of devotions. We still include the Phono Input that allows you to use your turn table to spin those albums and hear them with pristine Onkyo sound Quality. Because, after all, it's all about Sound.

Phono

Comparison Chart

Model
Watts/Ch
3D Capable/
HDMI I/O
USB Ports
OSD Setup Advanced
Network Function
THX Certified
Audyssey
Dolby Volume
Wireless Ready
100 x 7
5+1/1
Front
Select2 Plus™
2EQ
-
110 x 7
7+1/2
Front
Select2 Plus™
MultEQ®XT
TX-NR809
135 x 7
7+1/2
Front & Rear
Select2 Plus™
MultEQ®XT
135 x 9
7+1/2
Front & Rear
Select2 Plus™
MultEQ®XT
     
∗Front USB Made for iPod/iPhone
           

Specification

Number of Channels
7.2
Power
135W/Ch
(8Ω, 20Hz-20kHz, 0.08% THD)
Network Capable
Yes
THX Certification
Select2 Plus™
Audyssey Room EQ
MultEQ®XT
HDMI I/O
7+1 in / 2 out
Overlay On-Screen Display
Advanced via HDMI
Made for iPod®/iPhone®
(Direct USB input)
Front & Rear
(Supports album art)
Multiroom
Powered Zone 2 / Pre out 3
Component Video I/O
2 in / 1 out (HDTV capable)
Composite Video I/O
5 in (1 front) / 2 out
Digital Audio Input
3 Optical & 3 Coaxial
Analog Audio I/O
6 in (1 front) / 1 out
Subwoofer Pre-out
Yes
Color-coded Speaker Terminals
Yes
AM/FM Presets
40
RIHD (CEC via HDMI)
Yes
Onkyo Exclusive Gaming Modes
4
Advanced Music Optomizer
Yes
Phono Input
Yes
RS232 & IR In/Out
Yes
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Customer Reviews

All in all the Onkyo Tx-NR809 is a very good receiver.
Myron More
I read several forums concerning the problem and found that numerous people experienced similar problems.
seahawkxr
I'm finding it easy to use and the sound quality is great.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

208 of 214 people found the following review helpful By Mike from PA on July 28, 2011
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Onkyo TX-NR809 THX Certified 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (Black)

Ownership - Day 10
I upgraded from an Onkyo TX-SR606 which I owned for about 3 years. I loved my 606 so I figured why not stick with what I know/like (Onkyo). I know about all of the problems people had with the 808 and Onkyo has stood by their product and honoring repairs even though a product may be out of warranty.

I have now had an opportunity to check out all of the bells and whistles of this receiver.

Setup - 5/5, very easy if you have had any experience in the past with any receiver (highly suggest banana plugs and 14 or 12 gauge speaker wire). The included calibration microphone really makes things easy - plug in the mic and the receiver will automatically switch to the onscreen GUI for speaker setup and calibration. Once the setup detects which speakers you have hooked up you can then setup additional "spots" in your viewing area. (can take as little as 10-15 minutes). Network setup is very simple if you are using a direct connection to the ethernet (DHCP will assign an IP address for you-also suggest assigning a static IP for avoid conflicts).

Sound - 5/5, currently using a 5.1 setup with Polk Monitor speakers I am very happy with the results. While the 606 was no pushover I feel the newer Audyssey MultEQ found in the 809 made things sound more "clear" (tough to describe)- Prior to purchasing I had started watching Lord of the Rings trilogy on bluray and saw the first 2 films and half of the 3rd on the 606 - ended up finishing the 3rd film on the 809 - easily heard the difference in sound quality.
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67 of 72 people found the following review helpful By seahawkxr on July 13, 2012
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This receiver was delivered on April 1, 2012. I guess that was an appropriate date because I feel like a real fool for purchasing it. The receiver worked fine for just over nine weeks when I began experiencing video problems. After going through using different input devices, HDMI cables, and televisions I called Onkyo support. They told me to do all the things I had already done and then said that the receiver needed to be reset. I followed their instructions to perform the reset and it only made me lose my settings and did not work any better. I read several forums concerning the problem and found that numerous people experienced similar problems. I again contacted Onkyo and was told there was a firmware update that would resolve the problem. Needless to say after spending well over an hour to perform this update it did nothing to resolve the problem. I again contacted Onkyo and was told there was nothing more they could do and to send the receiver (at my expense) to the nearest service center.

I sent the receiver to All Tech Electronics in Lincoln Park, NJ, the nearest service center. After waiting two weeks I called to find out the status. I was told that they would be getting to it early the next week. I called again the next week and was told they ordered an HDMI board and that it was back ordered and would be delivered on July 14. I called Onkyo and was told that the service center would be receiving the part on 7/7. I called the service center again today, 7/13, and was told the part was now backordered until 7/18. I called Onkyo again was told that there was nothing they could do to assist me. I asked to speak to a supervisor and got their voice mail.

I owned this receiver for nine weeks before I began having problems.
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186 of 218 people found the following review helpful By Brent on December 5, 2011
Head this warring, it may look like a good deal, just be prepared for multiple tries to get a unit that works.

I bought this product during the "Cyber Monday" sales for a good price. Unfortunately the product I received was defective. This was confirmed through a brief phone call with a very nice support person, and this is where my experience went from bad to terrible. I had tried everything to get the center channel on the receiver to work, but to no avail, at the request of the phone tech support I tried resetting the receiver. It did not enable sound from the Center channel; it did however cause the loss of sound to the left surround port directly below the center channel ports. I also attempted to contact Onkyo through their email support, over 48hrs later I received a reply with the same information as the phone technical support.

The phone technician recommended I return the product as a defective unit. This was in lieu of performing a warranty repair for a 2 day old product which could take 2-3 weeks! After waiting on hold for over 40 mins for the warranty department I turned in the towel and shipped the received back at my expense. I am now awaiting a replacement product <fingers crossed this one will have been tested before it leaves the factory>

I would like to take a few moments and recommend some policy changes for Onkyo support (for paying customers with a Serial Numbered product). If there is no intention for responding within a timely manner (24hrs) to service requests, please send an automated message stating that a service request has been received and a response will be forthcoming in the next few days due to high volume.
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