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Onkyo TX-NR414

Onkyo TX-NR414
alaScore 89

472 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 472 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Onkyo TX-NR414 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 472 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

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Onkyo TX-NR414

 

AV receivers are packed with features that complicate making a buying decision, but the truth is most buyers would be fine simply picking the cheapest model that has enough HDMI inputs for their home theater. The Onkyo TX-NR414 is a perfect fit for...

The Onkyo TX-NR414 is an extremely affordable receiver with six HDMI inputs. It has built-in networking with extensive streaming-audio support, including Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, and Internet radio. Wi-Fi functionality can be added with a tiny,...

The TX-NR414 lacks several features that would have been nice, such as a graphical user interface, 7.1 channels, automatic speaker calibration, and AirPlay. User reviews of Onkyo products sometimes complain about unreliability, though the TX-NR414 has...

The Onyko TX-NR414 offers the best AV receiver value for those with a tight budget, although the step-up TX-NR515 model is worth the extra cash if you can afford it.

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Onkyo 2012 Budget Receiver Line Preview

 

Onkyo's new 2012 line of entry-level receivers sport upgraded amps and tons of networking and streaming features but leaves out room correction under $500. Silicon Image's InstaPrevue is available.

All in all, the 2012 budget receivers look to be a solid offering from Onkyo. It is clear that they have chosen, when possible, to go with networking and compatibility features rather than with upgraded room correction systems. Having a $500 receiver...

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Onkyo TX-NR414 A/V Receiver

 

Last year I had the pleasure of reviewing the Onkyo TX-NR609 AVR (Home Theater, August 2011), which offered a boatload of features, including seven channels of amplification, firstrate video processing, THX-Select certification, and many of the goodies...

The TX-NR414 won’t satisfy the needs of a serious enthusiast for his main system, but then, it’s not intended to. What it offers at its attractive price point is the ability to easily connect up to six HDMI components (with InstaPrevue to choose among...

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Expert review by:

Onkyo TX-NR414 A/V Receiver

 

Last year I had the pleasure of reviewing the Onkyo TX-NR609 AVR (Home Theater, August 2011), which offered a boatload of features, including seven channels of amplification, firstrate video processing, THX-Select certification, and many of the goodies...

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"For the money it is outstanding"

 

I have had this receiver for a short while so this review started with first impressions and I am adding to it. My initial reaction was entirely positive and remains so.

+ Sound is crystal clear, bass is not booming and the treble is sharp and clear

- AUX input in front

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Basic AV amp with Network

 

Bought in the low 200s to replace ailing Yamaha for short term - Cheapest network receiver available. Sound is decent but not as nice as more expensive Yamaha rig. Mostly use with DirecTV source and Sony TV. Lots of popping and black screen when turned...

Network (for Pandora) ; Fairly easy setup ; Decent sound on 5.1 setup

Update hassle when first setup ; On screen setup menus text based ; Lots of popping noises when powered on ; Takes up to 20 seconds to display source

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Onkyo Receiver

 

Love this unit it sounds great and has everything I was looking for.

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Good but clunky UI

 

Decent sound and amazing features for the price, bristling with HDMI ports and digital ports. Lots of setup options for 5.1 system, including setting dB level for each speaker and Sub cross-over freq. Test tone helped equalize the sound except for bass...

Not as good sound as a mid-range Yamaha RX (maybe cheaper DACs and/or amp section?). Plastic feel to front panel switches. Clunky text based on-screen UI (mostly used for setup). Need to enable network port in standby (should be default?). No automatic...

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Great Value for all the features

 

Got it for all the HDMI outs. Really cleans up my cabling and makes it easy to control everything with my logitech universal remote. Base was a little boomy at first but seemed to be a crossover setting adjustment. Sounds good now.

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So Many Features

 

This receiver has a network connection, which I have not explored it, and all the up todate connectivity. This is selling for $250 in the box store, so I was please at the deal. Nice sound, Thanks.

Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: Yes

Connectivity

Ethernet: Yes
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

General Features

3D: Yes
Loudspeakers: No

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD
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