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Onkyo TX-NR838

Onkyo TX-NR838
alaScore 93

55 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Onkyo TX-NR838. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 4.3/5 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 products: Onkyo TX-NR838 AV receiver - Black (Inbuilt WiFI & Bluetooth, Spotify, HDMI 2.0, 2k4k 60Hz, High Res audio)Onkyo TX-NR838 AV receiver - Black (Inbuilt WiFI & Bluetooth, Spotify, HDMI 2.0, 2k4k 60Hz, High Res audio)

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Onkyo TX-NR838

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Onkyo TX-NR838 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Onkyo TX-NR838 7.2 Network Receiver w/ Bluetooth (Certified Refurbished)Onkyo TX-NR838 7.2 Network Receiver w/ Bluetooth (Certified Refurbished)

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Hill (t3.com)

Onkyo TX-NR838 review

 

Dolby Atmos lifts the THX-specified Onkyo TX-NR838 receiver to the next level

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

Mar, 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

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

Onkyo TX-NR838 review

 

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

Good effects steering Fluid presentation Extensive feature set

Needs more attack and edge definition

The Onkyo TX-NR838 is a comprehensive AV receiver. It has an unbelievable number of features that cater for all reasonable AV needs, and even looks to the future. It’s really quite surprising this box isn’t a lot bigger. The sound is impressive too,...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: James F. (newegg.com)

Great Receiver

 

Will continue to deal with Newegg and OneCall as my sources for computer hardware and audio components whenever I can.

Receiver was sold and shipped by OneCall...a great company. Shipping was super fast...on my doorstep on the third day. As for the receiver, it's an Onkyo. I bought an Onkyo TX-NR 901 from OneCall in 2004 and got 11 years of flawless service and GREAT...

The USB menu on the receiver is cumbersome, to say the least. But overall, it's insignificant. It's much easier to connect through the AUX inputs or through HDMI and navigate via my laptop. Otherwise, Onkyo products have always served me well.

Nov, 2015

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: Andrew L. (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: Michael C. (newegg.com)

Great A/V Reciever

 

Very Happy with the Receiver I'm getting great sound from Pandora via the Net which is a plus. And the audio and video is outstanding .

Great A/V Receiver Does a very good job with the sound and video. Connected with my network w/out a problem and has successfully reconnected whenever I have turned it back on. Installation was easy when you are using only HDMI cables. I did connect up...

Only thing I was not able to hook up to it was a very old cassette player which I do not use any more so not really a con.

Sep, 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: Andrew R. (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
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Product Specifications

Configuration

AirPlay:No / Yes
DIGITAL RADIO: No
DLNA certified: Yes
Multiroom: No

Connectivity

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

General Features

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

Inputs

USB ports quantity:1

Sound

Dolby / DTS:ATMOS/DTS:X / Dolby True HD / DTS HD
High-Resolution Audio Playback: No

Technical Details

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
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