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post #1 of 32 Old 05-15-2013, 04:38 AM - Thread Starter
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Officially announced on Hong Kong website: http://www.hk.onkyo.com/en/explore/news-info?spell=TX-NR828launching

English Manual download: http://www.hk.onkyo.com/support/download?type=UserManual&id=387d34ae-d0f2-4249-9623-3c84af997986&file=SN29401442EN_TX-NR828_En_web.pdf

NR-828 is a HUGE step backward from its predecessor, NR-818:

What you get:

Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth
4K pass-through

What you lose:

135 watt -> 130 watt
Audyssey MultEQ XT32 -> Audyssey MultEQ
9.2 channels pre-out -> 7.2 channels pre-out
NO Differential DAC Mode for Front Channels
NO Isolated Power-Amp and Pre-Amp Block
18.3kg -> 15.0kg
SNR (Line IHF-A): 110dB -> 106dB
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MultEQ? You can get that on entry level Denon receivers. What a mistake on Onkyo's part.
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It seems from the manual that you also lose Neo:X and get Neo:6.

What a complete downgrade from the 818.
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Officially announced on Hong Kong website: http://www.hk.onkyo.com/en/explore/news-info?spell=TX-NR828launching

English Manual download: http://www.hk.onkyo.com/support/download?type=UserManual&id=387d34ae-d0f2-4249-9623-3c84af997986&file=SN29401442EN_TX-NR828_En_web.pdf

NR-828 is a HUGE step backward from its predecessor, NR-818:

What you get:

Built-in WiFi and Bluetooth
4K pass-through

What you lose:

135 watt -> 130 watt
Audyssey MultEQ XT32 -> Audyssey MultEQ
9.2 channels pre-out -> 7.2 channels pre-out
NO Differential DAC Mode for Front Channels
NO Isolated Power-Amp and Pre-Amp Block
18.3kg -> 15.0kg
SNR (Line IHF-A): 110dB -> 106dB

 

Could it be that the MultEQ-equipped version is solely destined for particular markets, such as SE Asia, whereas the US and European markets may get a version with a different flavour of Audyssey? Onkyo have form for this sort of thing - the 3010 and 5010 AVRs in Europe, for example, are Audyssey Pro-ready, whereas they are not in the US (to protect the Integra brand probably).

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I suspected this would happen with the TX-NR9XX series coming back, though I figured the 828 would at least get MultEQ XT. My guess is the 929 will be similar to the 818 with a few new features. Denon's X4000 is looking pretty good, so the 929 will have to be pretty impressive to keep up. IMHO, Onkyo has too many high end AVR's. Why have the 1XXX, 3XXX and 5XXX, plus all the Integra versions, while denon makes 1 single "high end" model (the AVR-4520)?
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I suspected this would happen with the TX-NR9XX series coming back, though I figured the 828 would at least get MultEQ XT. My guess is the 929 will be similar to the 818 with a few new features. Denon's X4000 is looking pretty good, so the 929 will have to be pretty impressive to keep up. IMHO, Onkyo has too many high end AVR's. Why have the 1XXX, 3XXX and 5XXX, plus all the Integra versions, while denon makes 1 single "high end" model (the AVR-4520)?

Hi,

The 929 is 7.2 & $1599. I saw the Onkyo details on it & for that price was very surprised it was not 9.2. Still no full option for DSX or DTS Neo:X.

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Could it be that the MultEQ-equipped version is solely destined for particular markets, such as SE Asia, whereas the US and European markets may get a version with a different flavour of Audyssey? Onkyo have form for this sort of thing - the 3010 and 5010 AVRs in Europe, for example, are Audyssey Pro-ready, whereas they are not in the US (to protect the Integra brand probably).
The Onkyo TX-NR828 EUEX PDF spec sheet here click on the 828 image, shows only MultiEQ. This thread had the first sighting on this info.

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Hi,

The 929 is 7.2 & $1599. I saw the Onkyo details on it & for that price was very surprised it was not 9.2. Still no full option for DSX or DTS Neo:X.

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Why surprised? NR-1010 is 7.2 & $1799. Can you tell us some more info about 929, like its weight, power and THX (Ultra or Select)? Thanks!

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Why surprised? NR-1010 is 7.2 & $1799. Can you tell us some more info about 929, like its weight, power and THX (Ultra or Select)? Thanks!

MY

Hi,

If I find the product info page again, I will but as this a 828 info thread it might muddy the waters! Should I start a new thread instead do you think instead?

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Yea a new thread should be more appropriate.
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Could it be that the MultEQ-equipped version is solely destined for particular markets, such as SE Asia, whereas the US and European markets may get a version with a different flavour of Audyssey? Onkyo have form for this sort of thing - the 3010 and 5010 AVRs in Europe, for example, are Audyssey Pro-ready, whereas they are not in the US (to protect the Integra brand probably).
The Onkyo TX-NR828 EUEX PDF spec sheet here click on the 828 image, shows only MultiEQ. This thread had the first sighting on this info.

 

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Looks like it also lost the following vs. previous 818:
- D-Sub (15-pin) VGA Input
- Rear USB Input
- Analog Audio Input

Wow... and I was waiting for the 818 to get refreshed, adding HDMI 1.4a, wifi, etc...... now they pull critical specs, only to push me up to 929?? Bye bye Onkyo!
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I'm surprised the 828 is losing features when the 818 was loaded up especially with the inclusion of XT32. As mentioned earlier the Denon 4000 looks to be the one this year as the 818 was last year.

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I'm surprised the 828 is losing features when the 818 was loaded up especially with the inclusion of XT32. As mentioned earlier the Denon 4000 looks to be the one this year as the 818 was last year.

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Looks like it also lost the following vs. previous 818:
- Certified 4 Ω Performance
- D-Sub (15-pin) VGA Input
- Rear USB Input
- Analog Audio Input

Wow... and I was waiting for the 818 to get refreshed, adding HDMI 1.4a, wifi, etc...... now they pull critical specs, only to push me up to 929?? Bye bye Onkyo!

Analog multi-channel input have been removed since 2012 models

Rear USB will be no longer needed as WiFI and Bluetooth are built-in.
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Analog multi-channel input have been removed since 2012 models

- correct. that's the purpose of my post, to list features removed since last year's model.
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Rear USB will be no longer needed as WiFI and Bluetooth are built-in.

- so you say. for those that want to leave a usb hard drive plugged in (let's not debate as to why, many will need to), there's no clean way to do so. plugging it in the front requires leaving the panel open and running a wire to the front... which isn't an option in my AV rack due to tight front clearance.
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So, here's the USA specs:

http://www.onkyousa.com/Products/model.php?m=TX-NR828&class=Receiver&source=prodClass#features


I am mystified as to the downgrading? The Audyyssey in particular is a deal killer for me...
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So, here's the USA specs:

http://www.onkyousa.com/Products/model.php?m=TX-NR828&class=Receiver&source=prodClass#features


I am mystified as to the downgrading? The Audyyssey in particular is a deal killer for me...
IMHO I think Onkyo realized that the 2012 model TX-NR818 was too good a deal at it price point. It certainly impacted TX-NR1010 sales! cool.gif

Those features you want with the 135 watts a channel, built in WiFi, MultiEQ XT32 (sorry no Sub EQ), and 4k pass thru are available with the new 2013 model TX-NR929 compared to the new TX-NR828 which IMHO just is not a good buy. But the down side is a price increase with this news, reference: Onkyo has priced the TX-NR828 and TX-NR929 at $1,099 and $1,399, respectively

You do get a 9.2 with the 929. Denon with their new $1299 AVR-x4000 certainly provides a alternative.

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Hi, My NR-808 failed and could not be repaired. They replaced it with the NR-828 so I googled it and came across your notes on why the 828 is inferior to the 818. Should I expect a better replacement for my 808 or is that fair?

 

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I just bought an 828 to replace my still working, but outdated 604. Besides the 9.2 pre-outs, I don't see anything of much importance being lost with the 828 vs the 818. I don't seriously think that anyone actually notices the missing 5W, but they probably noticed the built in wifi and bluetooth that was added. wink.gif

People seem to be making a big deal out of the mult32 audyssey stuff being downgraded, but I suspect most people tweak their systems anyway after running the setup. How many times do you set your system up anyway? wink.gif After doing some reading, I see that a good many purists turn their audyssey completely off, so.... I just don't see it as a big deal personally since I don't hesitate to tweak my calibration after setup.

My ancient 604 has pre-outs AND multi-channel analog audio inputs for DVD, a powered Zone2, plus a slew of s-video inputs. Seems to me like vanishing features are just the way of the world with this stuff no matter who the manufacturer is.

My biggest concern was getting a receiver that would play well with network remote control and that would work with my android toys, the 828 trumped the 818 on that. I also thought it strange that the 818 could upscale to 4k, but couldn't switch another 4k source, the 828 can. HDMI 2 wasn't a big concern to me so I'm not waiting for that, I just want to be able to do the newer dolby digital plus now. OTOH, I don't know if I'll have a 4k display before another 7 years goes by, but I don't want to have to buy another receiver just to be able to switch the signals. That's the boat I'm in right now with 3d, plus my old receiver only has 2 hdmi inputs.

I don't think you got shafted by getting a replacement that is two generations newer than what you had.

My main question is, where is the official owners thread for the 828?
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Hi Anthony,

Appreciate your reply. I ended up speaking at length with the importer and he put my mind at ease as well. Thanks again.

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I lied, my 604 didn't have pre-outs, just the inputs. I'm loving my 828 so far, really like the THX modes applied to 5.1. I have 7 speakers (5.1+ back surrounds), but I'm going to add the front wides (or maybe highs) to play with. BB has some Polk T15s for $50/pair; it's hard to beat that for surrounds that sound great. The rest of my speakers are Klipsch (2 B3s up front with a C-2 center and 2 B2s for surrounds) except for the MTX SW2 sub. I just added a pair of the Polk T15s to the rear surround positions just before the new receiver arrived. My old 604 was 7.2 as well and it worked well with the Polks in the back. I love how full 7 speakers sound.

For the time being I will treat this thread as the official owner's thread for the 828 since I can't find another. Got my new receiver yesterday and I got to hook it up today. These observations are preliminary and are based upon a very simple initial calibration and pretty much accepting the default behaviors. So far so good compared to the TX-SR604B it is replacing. Lots of new modes and combinations that I didn't have before. Nice seeing the graphic display of the speaker layout being used; I always wanted that.

The Audyssey quick setup made the center way too low and the surrounds wayyyyy too loud. It seemed to miss the lower cutoff frequencies by a bit too. It's wanting to send a little too much bass to the fronts and surrounds; I have a subwoofer for that so I will have to tweak the cutoffs a little higher. I prefer 80Hz on my fronts and 100Hz on the surrounds since that kinda goes with the speaker charts; that's still probably more bass than I should send to them, but I don't crank it ridiculously loud. I've never heard any distortion with it before. I think the audyssey calibration stuff on my older receiver worked a little better. I did only do it once and from only one listening position instead of the 6 recommended, so it may not be a fair analysis yet.

There is some stuff missing that I'd like back. They took away the listening mode left and right buttons so that now if you accidentally skip past the one you want, you have to circle back around and there are quite a few more. There is no AC socket on the back to plug in something you wanted switched. Multichannel audio inputs wouldn't have killed them and neither would have adding at least one s-video input and output. An optical out might have been useful though I never used the one on the 604. Nowadays though there are cheap decoders and DACs that could have been useful. Not upconverting analog HD video (anything other than 480i) to HDMI is just lame, but I'm sure that Sony and the DMCA mickey lovers have something to do with that

Unexpected new things include the receiver automatically rescaling/deinterlacing the input source on the way to the output connector. That way the TV never sees any changes in the incoming signal. My old receiver didn't have any ability to do that at all as far as I know.

Firmware upgrade worked fine though I had to manually initiate it. I kinda expected it to jump up right away since I used a wired connection and have DHCP services. At the end, the receiver's display only said "Completed !" and the TV showed nothing. So I just turned it off and back on and that finished everything up. They should tell you to power cycle it somewhere instead of leaving you hanging. Not sure what it addressed, as I didn't notice any real difference in the behavior after the update; everything I tried seemed to work fine before doing the firmware update.

So far I like it fine, I certainly like the THX modes and Dolby Digital + support which was what this was all about. Got the ARC working so that the TV volume control turns the receiver up and down like it should. Ahhhh.... even my wife will be able to work this without help after I rename the inputs.
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Wanted to follow up and let everyone know how disgusted I am with uVerse and the audio dropouts on Dolby 2.0 signals. Every few (like in less than 5) seconds the audio cuts off for a fraction of a second. It's the most annoying thing in the world to listen to. After researching the issue that has been going on for several years now, it looks like the problem lies in the uVerse DVRs. I'm disappointed that Onkyo would rather wash their hands of the problem upon getting an admission from AT&T than to develop some kind of fix or workaround for it. It's become a matter of principal with them apparently and they'd rather cut their nose off to spite their face than just give in and deal with it using some kind of firmware patch.

All current suggested workarounds are completely unacceptable:
1 Just deal with it try and pretend it isn't driving you nuts
2 Turn off surround sound in the uverse box and use a pro-logic decoder on everything including the 5.1 stuff that works fine (yeah right since I just spent a fortune on a new receiver)
3 Play games switching the box back and forth to get by

I think I'll go ahead and opt for the real solution and just dump uverse and switch to cable internet speed. That's the only solution that I find acceptable. I do find it odd that my old 604 didn't have any problems with those signals so it is apparent that Onkyo could deal with it if they wanted, but I guess they'd rather deal with a bunch of upset customer calls. I had been planning on making the switch anyway to more internet speed for streaming and less TV channels.
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It's not as bad as it first seemed I think. Some 2.0 signals seem to work ok, but there are still plenty that don't. I just can't believe how long this has been going on, but then I've seen similar stuff in computer products like routers. Outside of that, I love it. Everything else seems to work great.

Went to BB and got another set of Polk T15 5.25" bookshelfs for $50. The first pair I bought sounded great as back surrounds so I'm going to add a set of front wides. They can't be on at the same time as the backs because it's only a 7 channel amp, but there are speaker terms for wides and highs and you can just select which combination you want active.

Since it took me so long to finish this post, I got the wides installed. All I can say is WOW! Audyssey DSX sounds killer with the front wides, you don't miss the back surrounds at all. In fact, I watched a movie with the wides on and now my system sounds puny when they aren't on. I can't believe how much they filled out the front sound stage. It wraps around almost seamlessly to the regular surrounds. I don't know how to say it exactly but it sort of delocalizes the speakers so that you don't really hear the sound coming directly from them. The sound seems to come from between the speakers. Can't wait to try out some front highs and the PLIIz modes. My old amp did 7 channels too, I don't know why I never added the back surrounds during the 7 years I ran it, but front wides are the stuff so far.
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Well, grabbed an 828 over the weekend at NFM.. with their $150 instant off, it made it the same cost as the 727 (~650) so too good of a deal to pass, I thought. Upgrading from the HK2600. I see a lot of people posting issues *shrug* I didn't see anything comparable anywhere in the price category. Since I don't use the USB for a HDD (Seriously? DLNA!) I'm pretty pleased thus far.

It's not perfect, but decent. Upgraded all the speakers in my room as wel, went Polk RTi A9/A4/ fronts & rears, a6 center.. seems to be all good thus far. The biggest reason I grabbed it was for the 2 HDMI outputs, allowing me to keep the projector & plasma both connected, as I don't use the projector as often but like t have it 'hot' when I do.
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I don't know if I'll have a 4k display before another 7 years goes by, but I don't want to have to buy another receiver just to be able to switch the signals. That's the boat I'm in right now with 3d, plus my old receiver only has 2 hdmi inputs.
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I have an TX-NR808 that has finally succumbed to the infamous HDMI failure. mad.gif

Can anyone verify that this problem has been eliminated in the TX-NR828?

I really liked the 808, but am really having a problem getting anything from Onkyo on fixing this. Several emails and calls and all I get is the run-around. Was thinking of just buying something new and would consider the 828, if it would last more than 2 years.

Thanks. smile.gif
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It is my understanding that the 2013 models (626, 727, 828 etc) are using a different "brand" of HDMI components. I don't know that proves anything yet, but at least they are making changes. The 828 doesn't have 9 DACs in it, so that may be a problem for you. The 929 has all the missing features from the 818 to 828 migration by Onkyo such as pre-outs and ins, 9 DACs, Audyssee 32 and some other things. Make sure the 828 will do everything you need before deciding on it over the 929. I wish I had bought a 929 now so that I could get more than 7 channels going at once.
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Hi guys i just recently purchased an Onkyo 828 and im pretty new to this model of receiver. My question is when i go to speaker configuration it does not give me an option to set speaker power to 8 ohms, it only has two options (4, 6). My speakers support 8 ohms. Or is the 8 ohms the maximum and the receiver changes power dynamically?

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Use the 6 ohm setting, it is for speakers up to 16 ohms.
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