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Onkyo TX-NR636

Onkyo TX-NR636
alaScore 97

396 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 396 reviews of Onkyo TX-NR636. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Onkyo TX-NR636 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 user reviews of Onkyo TX-NR636 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on People really like the size and design. The price and usability also get good opinions.

usability, price, design, size

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Onkyo TX-NR636 7.2-Channel Network A/V ReceiverOnkyo TX-NR636 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver + Onkyo SKH-410 Dolby Atmos-Enabled Speaker System (Set of 2)

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Ty Pendlebury (

Onkyo TX-NR636 review: Features and sound in equal measure


Let me pose to you a potentially leading question: is there any piece of home-theater equipment less sexy than a receiver? Useful, oh yes -- and it pays to get a good one -- but most of them are very, very unsexy. The Onkyo TX-NR636 isn't quite an...

The Onkyo TX-NR636 has a laundry list of features including Dolby Atmos support and High-Resolution Audio streaming; HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 means the receiver is potentially more future-proof than its competitors; very good sound quality; a phono input...

On-screen display is minimal and difficult to read; imposing external design.

The Onkyo TX-NR636 offers a compelling mix of features and performance with "future-proofing" that is unparalleled for the money.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Tom Andry (

Onkyo TX-NR535 and TX-NR636 Receiver Preview


Preview: The $500 Onkyo TX-NR535 can pass through 4K/60Hz and has HDMI version 2.0 ports, while the $700 TX-NR636 adds HDCP 2.2 compliance and other features for future-proofing your receiver purchase

While the $500 TX-NR535 can pass through 4K/60Hz and has HDMI version 2.0ports, the $700 TX-NR636 adds HDCP 2.2 compliance for the best possible chance offuture-proofing your receiver purchase. Regardless, both of these receiversoffer fantastic...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Heinonen (

The Best Receiver


We surveyed almost 1,000 users and spent 30 hours testing the top receivers with $35,000 equipment. The Onkyo TX-NR636 is the one we'd recommend for most people. It was subjectively and objectively the best-sounding of the bunch, and the only receiver...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Dennis Burger (

Onkyo TX-NR636 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver


Onkyo's $700 TX-NR636 is a forward-looking AV receiver that's loaded with features, including HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2. How does it perform? Dennis Burger finds out.

So, thumbs up or thumbs down on the TX-NR636 7.2-channel network AV receiver? I say thumbs up. Way up. If the company had only included subwoofer correction in its new, proprietary AccuEQ system, I would climb a stepstool to get my thumbs a little...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (

Onkyo TX-NR636


Large-scale sound, Will go loud, Precise with sound placement, Well specified

Bass could be punchier and tighter, Lacks solidity, Dynamically soft

An impressively specified receiver, but its sound performance leaves us wanting

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: mx19mx19 (

"might be good if it wasn't fautly"


I had a Denon but desided to upgrade, read the review's on this amp, sounded pretty good. But I feel like a fool now, there is a problem with the volume control on the remote, it goes to full volume or to no volume. It has wiped out my wireless...

easy set up

dosen't work as it should

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: waltbru (

"Outstanding connectivity to Interwebs and automated home"


I have owned this Onkyo for a month and it is perfect for highly automated homes. It has features I didn't expect: * An Ethernet cable that lets me control it remotely and it to connect to the outside world * A Vera2 Mios home automation controller...

Lots of HDMI switching, Sirius account login, DLNA, home automation

Android app doesn't work outside local LAN

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: WilECyOT (

Can't beat it.


For the price point, you can't do any better. Great sound quality through my Paradigm speaker setup. More HDMI inputs than I could ever need...which is why I upgraded from my old Onkyo 800 series. Bluetooth works flawlessly with my Mac and iTunes. I...

Could use a little more power. I can max out the volume at some times. It's loud, but it could be a little more robust. My only complaint

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Video Card went out around 7-8 months of use.


Sound is terrific, calibrator works great looks beautiful very strong the on-screen video guide is great the wifi works good if you're listening to Pandora it'll stop playing and lagging after a few hours of use without touching anything maybe sooner,...

After seven to eight months of ownership the video card went out. I have to pay around $50 for shipping to send my stereo away, the retail store video only can't offer me any help other than biting the bullet. Telling they'll give me a discounted price...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Super (

Great Receiver for the Price


I love this receiver. Bought it to replace an Onkyo Receiver that was 12 years old and making clicking noise out of the center speaker. Easy to use and sounds greats.

May, 2015

Product Specifications


AirPlay:No / Yes
DLNA certified: Yes


Ethernet: Yes
iPod Control:Direct Control
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

General Features

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


Dolby / DTS:ATMOS/DTS:X / Dolby True HD / DTS HD