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Onkyo TXNR801 / TX-NR801 / TX-NR801 7.1 Channel Digital Home Theater THX Receiver

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Rated #72 in Component Receivers

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Pros: Power, sound quality

Cons: Net tunes, On-screen programming, flaky Zone 2, memory loss

This receiver has a solid sound and, paired with decent speakers, sounds awesome. I have it in my living room and it mainly serves to power my video setup so that my family can enjoy TV, DVDs, etc. Zone 2 is set up to provide audio to speakers in other parts of the house. In general this works fine.
- Occasionally, the left channel goes out on Zone 2. I've isolated this to the receiver by swapping inputs (problem stays with Left Channel) and swapping speakers (problem stays with Left Channel).
- NetTunes pretty much was still-born. Onkyo never had this working well - their NetTunes server was inconsisten. The local software for working on a PC was slow and painful.
- Finally, I've noticed that after a brief power outage that the receiver loses all settings. The outage can be as short as it takes for the receiver to lose power (1 sec is plenty). There doesn't appear to be a battery anywhere, nor a super-capacitor on board that I can find. Buying an out-board UPS just to keep the receiver settings is pretty silly.
- The on-screen diags/settings are DOS3.3 era... Pretty ugly, but they work.
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Onkyo TXNR801 / TX-NR801 / TX-NR801 7.1 Channel Digital Home Theater THX Receiver
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THX Select Certified 7 x 100 Watts/Channel @ 8W (FTC) WRAT-Wide Range Amplifier Technology (10 Hz-100 kHz bandwidth) Processing Linear Optimum Gain Volume CircuitryTHX Surround EX 7.1 Processing Dolby Digital EX and Pro Logic II DTS and DTS-ES Extended Surround DTS Neo:6 Processing DTS 96/24 Processing Exclusive Net-Tune Capability MP3, WMA (Windows Media Audio) Decoding Non-Scaling Configuration A-Form--Auto Format Sensing IntelliVolume Input Calibration System Linear PCM 192 kHz/24-bit D/A Converters for L/R/C/SW/SL/SR Channels Pure Audio Mode Ethernet Cable Plug-In Capability Powered Zone 2 Capability 7 Digital Inputs (4 Optical/3 Coaxial/6 Assignable) Front Panel Optical Digital Input 2 Optical Digital Outputs 2 Component Inputs/1 Output 12 Volt DC Trigger Color-Coded Multi-Channel Inputs, Dual Banana Plug Speaker Posts and 7.1-Ch Pre Outs

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DetailValue
BindingElectronics
BrandOnkyo
EAN0751398005411
Feature7 X 100 Watts/Channel @ 8W (FTC) WRAT-Wide Range Amplifier Technology Exclusive Net-Tune Capability Ethernet Cable Plug-In Capability
LabelONKYO
ManufacturerONKYO
MPNTX-NR801
Package Height7 inches
Package Length19 inches
Package Width18 inches
PackageQuantity1
PartNumberTX-NR801
ProductGroupCE
ProductTypeNameCONSUMER_ELECTRONICS
PublisherONKYO
SKUTXNR801
StudioONKYO
TitleOnkyo TXNR801 / TX-NR801 / TX-NR801 7.1 Channel Digital Home Theater THX Receiver
UPC751398005411
UPCList - UPCListElement751398005411
Item Weight35.9 pounds
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