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Onkyo TX-NR838

Onkyo TX-NR838
alaScore 95

20 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Onkyo TX-NR838. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, 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-NR838 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 20 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Onkyo TX-NR838

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Onkyo TX-NR838 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Onkyo TX-NR838 AV receiver - Black (Inbuilt WiFI & Bluetooth, Spotify, HDMI 2.0, 2k4k 60Hz, High Res audio)

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Onkyo TX-NR838

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Onkyo TX-NR838 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Onkyo TX-NR838 7.2 Channel Networking Home Theater Receiver Plus (1) Pair of JBL Studio L880 4-Way Floorstanding Loudspeakers

Aug, 2015

hcc best buy

Expert review by: Steve May (homecinemachoice.com)

Onkyo TX-NR838 Dolby Atmos review

 

With apologies to Tom Cruise, welcome to the edge of tomorrow.

Immersive Dolby Atmos performance; four 4K 60fps inputs; good network specification with Bluetooth; HDCP 2.2 copy protection

No support for dual-band 5.6 GHz Wi-Fi; Dolby Atmos configuration takes time to tune; you’ll need to sacrifice conventional 7.1 to go 5.1.2

Sep, 2014
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Expert review by: Jim Hill (t3.com)

Onkyo TX-NR838 review

 

Height, or hype? Onkyo's THX-specified home cinema heavyweight is among the first to implement Dolby Atmos, but is it worth the extra speakers? Find out in our Onkyo TX-NR838 review.

Comprehensive connectivity ; Wide format compatibility ; Ace sound from all 7 channels

Auto setup is not foolproof ; 7.1.2 not possible ; Auto setup is not foolproof

Even if you think you’re not interested in Dolby Atmos now, it would be unwise to buy an AV receiver without the capability because it’s likely to become a home cinema staple soon enough. If you are already set on Atmos however, you should consider...

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Onkyo TX-NR838

 

Good effects steering, Fluid presentation, Extensive feature set

Needs more attack and edge definition

A most commendable amplifier, but not quite an all-rounder.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Terrible products!

 

There are no pros to going with onkyo. Google what has happened with all of their previous receiver models

No sound comes out of all units after a very short time. Good luck getting it fixed

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

ATI Radeon 7500 64mb PCI card

 

I have always owned Onkyo receivers and have had good luck, but this receiver was release with bugs in my opinion. Definitely not ready for prime-time. Another think I didn't like was how out-of-date the menu system was. There was hardly any noticeable...

Has everything you can ask for (4k, HDMI 2.0, Pre-outs, Dolby Atmos (with upcoming firmware release), wireless, Bluetooth, tons of inputs)

First thing, the ethernet port stopped could get an IP from my router. Worst yet, every time I connected to the router it crashed my router. I even tried a different router--same results. Second issue is that screen will sometimes flicker in and out...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Not ready for prime-time

 

I have always owned Onkyo receivers and have had good luck, but this receiver was release with bugs in my opinion. Definitely not ready for prime-time. Another think I didn't like was how out-of-date the menu system was. There was hardly any noticeable...

Has everything you can ask for (4k, HDMI 2.0, Pre-outs, Dolby Atmos (with upcoming firmware release), wireless, Bluetooth, tons of inputs)

First thing, the ethernet port stopped could get an IP from my router. Worst yet, every time I connected to the router it crashed my router. I even tried a different router--same results. Second issue is that screen will sometimes flicker in and out...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: frank183 (newegg.com)

ONKYO TX-NR838

 

When it work, it is a good receiver

I purchased my Onkyo NR609. Suddenly it just stop working. No sound. The network stop working. Many other people have the same problem. Contacted Onkyo support and no response. It costs over $200 to replace HDMI board!! Buyers be aware

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: frank183 (newegg.com)

Onkyp HDMI board is BAD!!

 

When it work, it is a good receiver

I purchased my Onkyo NR609. Suddenly it just stop working. No sound. The network stop working. Many other people have the same problem. Contacted Onkyo support and no response. It costs over $200 to replace HDMI board!! Buyers be aware

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay: Yes
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: Yes

Connectivity

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

General Features

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

Sound

Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD
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