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Onkyo TX-NR616

Onkyo TX-NR616
alaScore 90

989 reviews

Jan, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 989 reviews of Onkyo TX-NR616. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Onkyo TX-NR616 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Onkyo TX-NR616 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jan, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 660 user reviews of Onkyo TX-NR616 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Onkyo TX-NR616 7.2- Channel Network A/V Receiver (Old Version)Onkyo TX-NR616 7.2- Channel Network A/V Receiver (Old Version)

Jan, 2017

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Onkyo TX-NR616


So what's the catch? Reliability, it seems. Fair or not, Onkyo receivers have a reputation for being a little flaky, both in enthusiast forums and user comments . But those reviews shouldn't totally scare you away from the TX-NR616, as the reported...

The Onkyo TX-NR616 is feature-packed, with eight HDMI inputs, dual HDMI outputs, built-in networking, and extensive streaming audio support, including Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, and Internet radio. Wi-Fi functionality can be added with a tiny,...

Some users have complained about reliability problems. The eighth HDMI input cannot be accessed via direct button, only by navigating menus. And the TX-NR616 lacks built-in AirPlay.

The Onkyo TX-NR616 is a tremendous AV receiver value, with eight HDMI inputs and a very low street price, although Onkyo's step-down models may be an even better buy.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: mewsyr (

"Save your money - do not buy"


The Onkyo TX-NR616 would be better used as a $600 door stop. By dropping the HDMI signal every few seconds, it renders the TV broadcast completely unwatchable. I have seen many mentions of the same problem online, so I am assuming there is a...

Constantly drops HDMI signal

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: mpireland (

"Poor quality and even poorer customer service"


I purchased my Onkyo TXNR616 in late December 2012 and received it in in early January 2013. It arrived with the latest firmware updates and ran well until mid-August when it blew. The repair depot quickly replaced the parts (2 1/2 weeks) that had...

Great price; lots of features (probably best bang for your buck out there).

Slow HDMI connecting; and horendous reliablity and customer service.

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Anton1964 (

"Awesome receiver !!!!!K"




Non so far

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: odessit3 (

"What the heck is C-net thinking."


The receiver keeps loosing HDMI connection to my PC. I don't understand why Cnet gave it such a good review. Even after FW update that was supposed to fix the issue, nothing got fixed. Never buying Onkyo again.

not very expensive

This receiver has major issues with HDMI

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: philwilks (

"A great receiver with loads of features."


I am extremely pleased with this receiver. It is a perfect replacement for my old Yamaha RDX630 which served me for many years. It provides more than enough power for my DALI Zensor speakers, driving them with ease and beautiful clarity. The Audessy EQ...

This is a superb receiver and excellent value. I love the networking features and the vast array of connectivity options. It drives my DALI Zensor speaker system beautifully and with ease - I rarely have it above 55%.

Very few. The networking interface looks aged and isn't easy to use without the mobile app. Zone 2 connectors are low quality. Other buyers have reported HDMI issues.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: ScienceGuy70 (

"Do NOT purchase this system..."


I have now purchased 2 TX-NR616s for my home. The first I returned immediately as the HDMI pass through did not work at all, and with the system on it would drop HDMI signals frequently. My second unit worked out of the box, but within a couple of days...

Sounds and capabilities are great when working.

System does not work consistently.

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: DMoodyy (

"Great Second Choice - Probably should have been first!"


I originally bought the Harman-Kardon AVR 2650. It was simply amazing in both style and performance (in Blu-Ray). But when I watched HD sources (Cable, Satellite, OTA) a loud chirping noise was emitting through the speakers. H/K support was...

+ Great sound quality!

- Up-scaling is so-so, not much of a fan, but I don't really use it that much as most of my devices are HDMI

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: akn99 (

"HDMI Problems plague the Onkyo line"


It is appalling that CNET appears to completely ignore the quality and reliability issues that Onkyp have exhibited across multiple AV receivers and multiple years. The problems are clearly not a single product problem - having just had to trash my...

Price and number of ports

ONKYO HDMI Problems are horrific across many versions of their AV receivers over the last several years - DO NOT BUY THIS BRAND

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: wiseclam (

"Simply do not buy this receiver"


I never write reviews but I'm taking the time to write one now because I don't want anyone else to spend 4 hours setting this up only to unplug it, box it up and ship it back.

It's a great receiver, on paper. The features and capabilities are fantastic for the price. But none of them matter if the unit does not work.

HDMI failed after 2 days. You can read this everywhere this receiver is reviewed.

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications


USB ports quantity:2