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Onkyo TX-NR838

Onkyo TX-NR838
alaScore 94

15 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Onkyo TX-NR838. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 15 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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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

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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.

Consumer review by:

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

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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 Another think I didn't like was how out-of-date the menu system was.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...

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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 Another think I didn't like was how out-of-date the menu system was.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...

Consumer review by:

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

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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

Consumer review by:

Fantastic System

 

Don't get the 636 system; save your money an opt for the 838 with THX it's well worth the upgrade. This system was very easy to setup, using the USB you can control the system with most new TV remotes which makes ladies that get confused as to which...

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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