Onkyo TX-NR646 7.2 Channel AV Receiver, Bluetooth & Wi-Fi, DTS X & ATMOS £339 @ Audiovisualonline
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Onkyo TX-NR646 7.2 Channel AV Receiver, Bluetooth & Wi-Fi, DTS X & ATMOS £339 @ Audiovisualonline

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Found 3rd Jan 2015
HDMI 8 In / 2 Out,For 4K UltraHD / HDMI 2.0a / HDCP 2.2 all HDMI terminals support 4K/60Hz, as well as HDCP 2.2 for next-generation UltraHD streaming and broadcasting. Bluetooth Audio / Wi-Fi with Spotify and AirPlay. Hi-Res Audio Capable. a premium-quality 384 kHz/32-bit AK4458 DAC. 160 W per Channel....

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Let's get them out of the way....

Nice Sofa...would prefer a better brand like Sony, Bush or Alba...blah blah blah

Good price but I think I'd rather pay £45 more and buy from RS inc 6yrs supercover.

Quality amp only had a few weeks
big improvement on my oknyo 609
And paid £479 from richer sounds
Heat

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Uridium

Let's get them out of the way....Nice Sofa...would prefer a better brand … Let's get them out of the way....Nice Sofa...would prefer a better brand like Sony, Bush or Alba...blah blah blahGood price but I think I'd rather pay £45 more and buy from RS inc 6yrs supercover.



I haven't seen a Bush one before, they must be hard to find these days..??
This one comes with 2 year warranty, obviously go which RS if you want it extended..

Shame Onkyo aren't bundling the free Atmos speakers anymore. I Got a pair free with my Onkyo 444 and they are great addition if your are your looking at an Atmos AVR.

Prices are dropping though as I paid this for my SR444 a few months ago.
Edited by: "Uridium" 3rd Jan 2015

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Pokerkingbouch

Quality amp only had a few weeksbig improvement on my oknyo 609 And paid … Quality amp only had a few weeksbig improvement on my oknyo 609 And paid £479 from richer sounds Heat



I would be buying this, if I didn't already have the Nr636.

Made a big improvement on my Sky HD picture to projector
Also got a new 4K tv being delivered tomorrow
Cannot wait to try out me new nvdia shield box out in 4K
The 609 was a great amp but this is so much better in every way
My sofa shakes now when watching movies
The 2 outputs is great for me
So easy to swap inputs with remote
Beats swapping HDMI cables when wanting to use the projector


Shame about Onkyo quality these days, some of last couple of years AV amps had HDMI board faults, got it repaired by Onkyo under g/tee and sold it, got a Sony now and much happier, so would never buy another Onkyo.

looks nice

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Jezza67

Shame about Onkyo quality these days, some of last couple of years AV … Shame about Onkyo quality these days, some of last couple of years AV amps had HDMI board faults, got it repaired by Onkyo under g/tee and sold it, got a Sony now and much happier, so would never buy another Onkyo.



A lot of the older Onkyo's did have hdmi board issues, seems to be a non issue now.. Need to make sure the box is ventilated properly, A hdmi issue can be down to cheap cables, I've had two cables fail on me. Sometimes it's better to spend a couple of quid extra.

Jezza67

Shame about Onkyo quality these days, some of last couple of years AV … Shame about Onkyo quality these days, some of last couple of years AV amps had HDMI board faults, got it repaired by Onkyo under g/tee and sold it, got a Sony now and much happier, so would never buy another Onkyo.



I think the HDMI board capacitor faults were resolved a good few years back now....
I do suffer with upgradeitis and the last Onkyo AVR I had that suffered this problem was a 606 about 6-7 years ago....

£349 pretty much everywhere so only really £10 off...

Have a weird issue with my 2 year old Onkyo TXNR 414 , only plays sound in passthrough mode and the surround output no longer works, nice kit features, but after seeing thousands of complaints like mine online I doubt I'd trust an Onkyo again.

Jezza67

Shame about Onkyo quality these days, some of last couple of years AV … Shame about Onkyo quality these days, some of last couple of years AV amps had HDMI board faults, got it repaired by Onkyo under g/tee and sold it, got a Sony now and much happier, so would never buy another Onkyo.


Sony or onkyo mmmmm

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alexmurphy01

Have a weird issue with my 2 year old Onkyo TXNR 414 , only plays sound … Have a weird issue with my 2 year old Onkyo TXNR 414 , only plays sound in passthrough mode and the surround output no longer works, nice kit features, but after seeing thousands of complaints like mine online I doubt I'd trust an Onkyo again.



Nr414 is from 2012, they and the other models that year are know to often have issues. If your issue is a known defect, I believe Onkyo should still fix out of warranty?? Check this out
Edited by: "THRILLER-DEEJAY" 3rd Jan 2015

Jezza67

Shame about Onkyo quality these days, some of last couple of years AV … Shame about Onkyo quality these days, some of last couple of years AV amps had HDMI board faults, got it repaired by Onkyo under g/tee and sold it, got a Sony now and much happier, so would never buy another Onkyo.



Yeah, I have a TX-SR607 about five years old that has come down with one of the HDMI board faults a couple of months ago, where it takes a good 5-10 minutes to display picture on initial power up. I'm reluctant to replace it as it does work perfectly once it starts displaying but is a nuisance to have to remember to power it up early.

Tried contacting (genserve) Onkyo repair center and they said they had never heard of any HDMI board problems with this model (despite several reports on the web) and wanted to charge me £90+ for a repair despite the receiver being 5 years old and only having a second hand value of about £60 tops.....

Pretty disappointing service and would make me think twice about another Onkyo unless it was dirt cheap.

Uridium

I think the HDMI board capacitor faults were resolved a good few years … I think the HDMI board capacitor faults were resolved a good few years back now....I do suffer with upgradeitis and the last Onkyo AVR I had that suffered this problem was a 606 about 6-7 years ago....



THRILLER-DEEJAY

Nr414 is from 2012, they and the other models that year are know to often … Nr414 is from 2012, they and the other models that year are know to often have issues. If your issue is a known defect, I believe Onkyo should still fix out of warranty??



I know of the problems with the HDMI boards around 2012 but Onkyo are covering them til 2018 which shows they're aware of the problem and I doubt they'll let it happen again. Being put off by it I agree with though.

Jezza67

got a Sony now and much happier, so would never buy another Onkyo.



So all those years ago, Loughboro Guy was right!!

Edited by: "Lakeside" 3rd Jan 2015

Never have any of those issues with a quality system like Bush or Alba

I have a white house and I wouldn't want another Bush in there. 2 was 1 too many. Will stick with unknown brands I think.

Is anyone using one of these for multi room hdmi? it's hard to find out the capability from reviews etc. if I got one of these with all my sources, could I take the 2nd hdmi output into hdmi input on an older onkyo in another room and use two sources simultaneously with separate audio ( the latter provided by the second recv). what audio formats get sent to the 2nd? is it passthrough? also, can you output the same source to both. part of the manual says zone two is only a subset of sources (all non visual in the manual), but that would make no sense - why have a second out.

Wish I knew more about amps to be able to upgrade, bought an Onkyo package deal with speakers a few years ago now, this one - the speakers don't use the same connector types (just wire straight in without connectors) but if I was to buy some connectors, could I plug those speakers and the sub into this better amp, at least until I upgrade the speakers to something better? Or does an amp like this need different speakers from the start?

PaulLFC

Wish I knew more about amps to be able to upgrade, bought an Onkyo … Wish I knew more about amps to be able to upgrade, bought an Onkyo package deal with speakers a few years ago now, this one - the speakers don't use the same connector types (just wire straight in without connectors) but if I was to buy some connectors, could I plug those speakers and the sub into this better amp, at least until I upgrade the speakers to something better? Or does an amp like this need different speakers from the start?



Yes the terminals work with bare wire, you insert the wire and screw them down.

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PaulLFC

Wish I knew more about amps to be able to upgrade, bought an Onkyo … Wish I knew more about amps to be able to upgrade, bought an Onkyo package deal with speakers a few years ago now, this one - the speakers don't use the same connector types (just wire straight in without connectors) but if I was to buy some connectors, could I plug those speakers and the sub into this better amp, at least until I upgrade the speakers to something better? Or does an amp like this need different speakers from the start?



You don't need to use banana plugs, wire is fine. The connectore on the back unscrew to leave a hole down the side, inside the connector. You just put your wire into the side of the connector, then screw to tighten (make sure none of the wire is coming out the other side).

rev6

Yes the terminals work with bare wire, you insert the wire and screw them … Yes the terminals work with bare wire, you insert the wire and screw them down.


Great, thanks - not sure I'll jump on this exact deal but I've been wanting to upgrade the amp for a while - been holding off as I wasn't sure if I could re-use the speakers with newer models such as this without damaging the speakers/amp itself, or whether they require better/more powerful speakers.

Thanks for the reply!

THRILLER-DEEJAY

You don't need to use banana plugs, wire is fine. The connectore on the … You don't need to use banana plugs, wire is fine. The connectore on the back unscrew to leave a hole down the side, inside the connector. You just put your wire into the side of the connector, then screw to tighten (make sure none of the wire is coming out the other side).


This is great to know, thanks!

So most speakers are forward compatible with newer amps? That's the main thing that's put me off upgrading up to now, didn't want to plug in the old speakers only to find it required better ones and something was damaged in the process!
Edited by: "PaulLFC" 3rd Jan 2015

PaulLFC

Great, thanks - not sure I'll jump on this exact deal but I've been … Great, thanks - not sure I'll jump on this exact deal but I've been wanting to upgrade the amp for a while - been holding off as I wasn't sure if I could re-use the speakers with newer models such as this without damaging the speakers/amp itself, or whether they require better/more powerful speakers.Thanks for the reply!This is great to know, thanks!So most speakers are forward compatible with newer amps? That's the main thing that's put me off upgrading up to now, didn't want to plug in the old speakers only to find it required better ones and something was damaged in the process!



Yes, forwards and backwards compatible. You won't damage them.

Lakeside

So all those years ago, Loughboro Guy was right!!


Yes lol

rev6

Yes, forwards and backwards compatible. You won't damage them.


Okay that's great to know, I can be on the look out for an amp upgrade now - thanks again!

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PaulLFC

Great, thanks - not sure I'll jump on this exact deal but I've been … Great, thanks - not sure I'll jump on this exact deal but I've been wanting to upgrade the amp for a while - been holding off as I wasn't sure if I could re-use the speakers with newer models such as this without damaging the speakers/amp itself, or whether they require better/more powerful speakers.Thanks for the reply!This is great to know, thanks!So most speakers are forward compatible with newer amps? That's the main thing that's put me off upgrading up to now, didn't want to plug in the old speakers only to find it required better ones and something was damaged in the process!



rev6

Yes, forwards and backwards compatible. You won't damage them.



My speakers are from the year 1998 , 2 of them are a 4 way design, working perfectly on an amp like this one.

THRILLER-DEEJAY

My speakers are from the year 1998 , 2 of them are a 4 way design, … My speakers are from the year 1998 , 2 of them are a 4 way design, working perfectly on an amp like this one.



Great isn't it

My Onkyo TX-NR515 had issues with the board way out of warranty. Onkyo customer service was great, had the Reciever back to me within a week and it didn't cost a penny.
I've dealt with Sony numerous times over the last few years and there is no way they would do any such thing as Onkyo have done...even if they knew their hardware is at fault.

Good deal btw.

FellowPazzini

My Onkyo TX-NR515 had issues with the board way out of warranty. Onkyo … My Onkyo TX-NR515 had issues with the board way out of warranty. Onkyo customer service was great, had the Reciever back to me within a week and it didn't cost a penny. I've dealt with Sony numerous times over the last few years and there is no way they would do any such thing as Onkyo have done...even if they knew their hardware is at fault.Good deal btw.


Buy a Sony !!

only grumble (quite major one actually) is the 5.1.2 limit for Atmos. If you're just planning that setup it's a great receiver with good compatability and future proofing - seems it will even pass HDR through

can anyone recommend a good deal like this but without the 5.1.2 limit (7.1.4 at least) thanks
Edited by: "trending1950" 3rd Jan 2015

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trending1950

only grumble (quite major one actually) is the 5.1.2 limit for Atmos. If … only grumble (quite major one actually) is the 5.1.2 limit for Atmos. If you're just planning that setup it's a great receiver with good compatability and future proofing - seems it will even pass HDR throughcan anyone recommend a good deal like this but without the 5.1.2 limit (7.1.4 at least) thanks



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Have one of these & the Sound, features etc. is fantastic. The remote is brilliant too as it controls everything via ARC. It controls my Samsung Blue-ray, Sony DVD / HD recorder, Toshiba HD-DVD (early adopter), Panasonic 4K tv, Sky box, Sony 3D camcorder & still has room for more. Really good!

Hot in my view... as much as I love my Yamaha HTR-3087 it only cost £70 less 6 months ago and has half the HDMI inputs and no bluetooth or wifi.
Edited by: "geekonthepc" 3rd Jan 2015

good yogurt. jk

does anyone have any understanding how a ps4 can display 4k with HD Master Audio via a Sony DN1050, yet an xbox one or other devices an only display 1080p or Dolby+ ?

i would have thought the xbox one could trasmit TrueHD audio, however there seems to be limitations, perhaps it's due to the ports on a Sony DN1050.

Known this and have my Xbox and ps4 connected to a projector through this, very good piece of kit. Have the Wharfedale DX1 HCP 5.1 Home Cinema Speaker System also linked up. Heat added

I looked at buying one of these last year but decided to wait due to the limited support for HDCP2.2 and HDMI2.0 - it may not mean a lot to you right now but when 4k devices (including Blu-ray) start to be commonly available this year, you'll rue the lack of compatible ports.

Anyone used the onkyo skh-410 upward firing atmos speakers?
I bought the denon avrx2200w literally a few days ago and am unsure whether atmos is worth a look at.
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