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The 2012 model Onkyo TX-NR818 can use the pre-outs for 9.1, according to the manual. That way you can use front wide or high speakers powered by an external amplifier to get two extra channels. The Onkyo TX-NR828 is just the 2013 refresh of this model, but the manual gives no mention of this capability.... Does anyone know if the 828 it allows doing that using the pre out connections as well?


Here are the backs of both models:








Here you can find the manuals:
http://www.uk.onkyo.com/en/products/tx-nr818-80265.html
http://www.uk.onkyo.com/en/products/tx-nr828-93025.html
 

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Thanks for your reply!


I thought as much. However, this does seem like a software issue doesn't it? Why would 9.1 processing or higher require a different chip (or DSP or whatever)? Then I think they just want us to buy the more expensive versions...
 
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