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Onkyo TX-NR838

Onkyo TX-NR838
alaScore 93

56 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Onkyo TX-NR838. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Onkyo TX-NR838 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

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

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.com.

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

Nov, 2019

Sound & Vision TOP PICK

Expert review by : Daniel Kumin (soundandvision.com)

Onkyo TX-NR838 AV Receiver

 

Onkyo's usual benchmark audio and video get incremental upgrades, plus new features that include future-proofing HDMI 2.0 and Dolby Atmos. We do periodically cull outdated products from the active TP list we keep online; mainly anything that's no...

Ready for UHD with HDMI 2.0; Refined amplifiers headline strong sonics; Outstanding multiroom abilities, including dual HD-on-HDMI programs; Dolby Atmos capability

Proprietary auto-EQ had much subtler effect than previous-gen’s Audyssey

Aug, 2014

Expert review by (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

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

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

Consumer review (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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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