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Onkyo TX-NR818

Onkyo TX-NR818
alaScore 94

308 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 308 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Onkyo TX-NR818 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 308 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Expert review by:

Onkyo TX-NR818


A/V receivers have become so powerful and feature rich over the last few years that upgrade decisions have become increasingly difficult to justify. But if you have a large collection of DVDs or use services like Netflix or Vudu to stream movies from...

Excellent audio performance ; Exceptional video upscaling ; THX Select2 Plus certified

Grey-on-black labels are very difficult to read ; No AirPlay support ; No digital outputs to support outboard DAC

Listening to the percussion-heavy “Piano Smasher,” from Blue Man Group’s DVD The Complex, made me us as though we were about to personally reenact the chest-burst scene from Alien.

Expert review by:

Onkyo 2012 Midline Receivers Preview


It is easy to get excited about the $1000 TX-NR717 until you see what the extra $200 for the TX-NR818 gets you. Audyssey XT32, 13.5 extra pounds and 25 extra watts per channel, and lots more.

Onkyo has long been known for having the most features for the money in their receiver offerings and the TX-NR717 and TX-NR818 receivers are no different. It is easy to get excited about the $1000 TX-NR717 until you see what the extra $200 for the...

Consumer review by:

Onkyo TX-NR818


One key con you missed on this receiver is that it cannot output any digital inputs to zones2/3, only analog sources. You can send a network or USB source to those zones, but not from any digital source connection on the back panel. So no HDMI, no...


Consumer review by:

Onkyo TX-NR818


I have a lot of complaints about its sound. I have a musical education, so good I hear distortion. But as a universal device, this receiver is quite appropriate. AirPlay devices do not use. My previous Marantz sounded more comfortable, we can say perfect.

Consumer review by:



I purchased the Onkyo TX NR818 due to its mass amounts of features it has at this sale price. I dare you to find another receiver at this price with something even close to these specs. Setting and configuring up is a breeze using the onscreen guide. I...

Features, Dual HDMI Outs, endless amounts of inputs/outputs. 9.2 audio support with external amp. Network ready, online radio, Remote ; PRICE $639.99 ON SALE


Consumer review by:

24fps bug is fixed, no more stuttering. Excellent receiver.


Just an upddate to the review I made before where I complained about image picture stuttering - Onkyo finally released a firmware update and fixed it. Apparently receiver was switching to a strange 24 fps mode instead of 23.976 (anytime you reffer to...

In previous review, this is a follow up

In previous review, this is a follow up

Consumer review by:

Great sounding receiver!


I bought this receiver for my recently renovated basement tv room. I played around with the receiver a bit before using the MultEQ XT32 calibration to see if there would be much improvement. Before calibrating I played some music and watched a few...

Audyssey Multeq Xt32","Good Power Output","Great Sound Quality

Cannot Stream Video

Consumer review by:

Excellent Sound, Easy setup


Very easy to set up, lots of input options. The Audyssey setup was a cinch. A few minor tweaks for my room and movies sound amazing. Very happy with my purchase.

Accurate Controls","Easy To Set Up","Good Remote Control","Great Sound Quality

Consumer review by:

Onkyo 818


So far so good.

Accurate Controls","Easy To Set Up","Good Power Output","Good Remote Control","Great Sound Quality

Consumer review by:

serious bug


awesome features for the price

this projector has a serious bug calles 24fps bug ; when fed 1080P 24 IT SKIPS 1 FRAME EVERY 40-41 SECONDS ; GOOGLE onkyo 24 fps bug and read about it ; onkyo knows about but refuses to fix it


Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
DLNA certified: Yes


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

General Features

3D: Yes
Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD