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Onkyo TX-NR616

Onkyo TX-NR616
alaScore 90

945 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 945 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.

Review analysis

(Based on 945 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Onkyo TX-NR616


alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Onkyo TX-NR616 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Onkyo TX-NR616 Receiver,3DOnkyo TXNR616-BLACK TX-NR616 7.2-Channel Network THX-Certified A/V Receiver in BlackOnkyo TX-NR616 Black Amplifier + Q Acoustics 2000i 5.1 Cinema Pack Gloss Black + QED XT Cinema Cable Pack (worth £150)

May, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Onkyo TX-NR616


alaTest has collected and analyzed 649 user reviews of Onkyo TX-NR616 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 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 THX Select2 Plus Certified Network A/V Receiver(Black)Onkyo TX-NR616 7.2- Channel THX Select2 Plus Certified Network A/V Receiver, Black

May, 2015

Expert review by: CNET (

Onkyo's TX-NR616 is an incredible AV receiver value


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.

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.

Sep, 2012

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.

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: 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

Consumer review by: dan herrman (

"THE worse reviews I have ever read on review sites"


The product was issues 6 months ago and the number of refurbished units available plus story marking price down 50% is a warning sign.The CNET one review may be one of the 40% bogus reviews that are posted on sites according to the New York Times.

All the features you would want for a terrific price

All top internet retailers give this the lowest rating I have seen. 3 firmware updates that just do not seem to fix. HDMI issues with sync and video. Power issues with amount of volume running at 80% plus to put out medium room theater audio.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: hiloboy72 (

"Best AVR in its Class"


It works excellent. Its cheap for all the features it has. Sound is excellent. Great product. Love to show it off.

Super easy to use, works right out of the box, tons of options, tons of HDMI, very intuitive, great price for all that it can do, internet integration is good (I use the wireless connector)

Apple play is not clear, still trying to make it AirPlay. Remote kind of bulky, but not a big deal

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: Obie (

Heat Bombs waiting to Blow


Buy some other product.

These receivers have many standard features with on screen menus. Network and SMB network ability to play audio files from cell or home network shared libraries

Heat, Heat, and more Heat. Must be sure to either have a house fan blow on them or setup a PC tower fan to run off the usb port or stand alone power supply. I have purchased 3 different Onkyo's in less than 2 years time. 2 of which have broke directly...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Adam G. (

No HDMI video output


Seriously considering my loyalties to Onkyo after getting one of their problem receivers and finding out how they deal with customer product repairs. When the product works, I love it but there is absolutely no excuse for any company to make something...

Great receiver up until it decided to die overnight

After a year of the unit working flawlessly, it decided to drop all HDMI video signal. I purchased this receiver to replace an older model without HDMI connections; the HDMI connections were the primary reason for buying it. I've always used Onkyo... I...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Mr. D (

Very happy


Very happy with the performance and ease of use once setup. Solid receiver.

Lots of features and settings allowing for customizing for individual preferences ; Updated firmware 1st thing. Have had no issues with HDMI as others reported. Solid video and return audio via HDMI

There are lots of options making setup difficult via the front panel. Save some frustration and hook it up to a TV for setup ; Front panel labels are a bit hard to read due to low contrast text color

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications


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


Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
YUV Interface: No

General Features

3D: Yes
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD