Onkyo TX-NR515 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver(Black) Reviews

Onkyo TX-NR515 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver(Black)

  • Internet Radio and Cloud Music Streaming Service Connectivity w/ control via Onkyo Remote Apps
  • MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) and InstaPrevue Technologies
  • iPod/iPhone Direct Digital Connection through USB and Firmware Updates via Ethernet and USB
  • 7+1 HDMI Inputs that support Video Upscaling to 4K
  • New 1080p On Screen Display for easy setup

Feature-Loaded Network Receiver Gives You Maximum Value for Your Money. The TX-NR515 receiver checks every box on your home cinema wishlist. In fact, we’ve over-delivered. Our acclaimed WRAT amplifier delivers room-filling sound through 7.2 channels with Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz expansion. Audyssey’s 2EQ, Dynamic Volume®, and Dynamic EQ® systems are standard. A class-leading eight HDMI® inputs handle Dolby® TrueHD and Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio™, the latest games, and 3D movies; the fron

List Price: $ 599.00

Price: $ 599.00

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  2. John A. Giannangeli says:
    13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not bad, but the second output has it’s limitations, April 19, 2012
    John A. Giannangeli (Rochetser Hills, MI) –

    This review is from: Onkyo TX-NR515 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver(Black) (Electronics)

    I think a lot of people will be interested in this receiver for the low price point with a secondary HDMI output. While it does work, there are some limitations that I wish I was aware of.
    First of all, here is my setup:
    Room 1
    Samsung PN64550 3D Plasma
    Onkyo NR 515
    Direct TV HR24-100
    Original PS3

    Room 2
    Samsung LN46530 LCD (Non-3D)

    Issue #1 with second HDMI output

    You can’t get sound out of your receiver speakers and your internal speakers on the second TV at the same time. As I mentioned above, my TV’s are in two different rooms. The 3D plasma is using the speakers hooked up to the AVR and I would like to use the internal speakers on the second TV. Once I turn off the receiver, it will send audio to the second TV via the HDMI standby pass through. If you are never planning to watch both TV’s at once, then I guess this isn’t a big deal. I asked Onkyo support for a work around but I haven’t heard back yet.

    ###UPDATE### – I have been able to get audio out of the AVR speakers and the second TV. When you Turn on “Audio TV Out” it mutes the AVR speakers and you can just unmute them. The issue now is that when you do that, you only get 2 ch PCM audio which is unacceptable to me. Also, the OSD wasn’t working.

    Issue #2

    If only one of your TV’s is 3D, this receiver will not pass a 3D signal. The only way to get this to work is to go into the menu on the Receiver and turn off the output to the second TV and then 3D will work. I worked with Onkyo customer support to figure this out. I don’t really know if there is anything the Receiver can do about this as it probably has to do with the components.

    Issue #3

    If you are using the HDMI pass through to watch the secondary TV, you have to turn on the receiver (which you will then lose audio due to issue #1) to switch the source. So if I want to use the PS3 in the second room I have to turn on the receiver, select BD/DVD, and then turn it back off. I setup my Harmony remote to do this so not a huge deal buy annoying any-the less.

    As far as the rest of the receiver it seems pretty good. I am coming from an Onkyo SR-606 and I would say the audio quality is about the same (which isn’t a bad thing). The Android remote app works well as does the internet apps. The 1080p on screen menu is very nice and fairly easy to use.

    Also, you can still Bi-amp the front speakers even though the back of the receiver doesn’t have this labeled anymore.

    7/11/12 ###UPDATE###

    As other reviews have pointed out, I just had the issue where my HDMI outputs stopped working. I unplugged the receiver and plugged it back in and the outputs started working again. This is the first time it happened to me in almost 2 months of use so I hope this isn’t a persistant issue. I’ll keep an eye on it.

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  3. Valley League Dad says:
    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Could be a killer problem – HDMI Main Out fails at times, May 15, 2012
    This review is from: Onkyo TX-NR515 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver(Black) (Electronics)

    There is a problem that some of us are currently experiencing that we hope Onkyo will fix with a firmware update. Intermittently, the main HDMI out will just go dark when it goes from standby to active. It can be “fixed” by either using the second HDMI out (but you lose your onscreen displays) or by unplugging the unit and plugging it back in. I am just leaving mine on, muted, to prevent the problem, but that is not ideal either.

    Onkyo is aware of the problem and is working to replicate it and find a fix. For now… I love the receiver totally and completely except for this – which, without a fix, for most people would be a deal breaker. So I don’t know whether to give it five stars because it is a completely awesome piece of equipment, or a one star for the current problem. So I am cutting it in the middle and giving it a 3 star. 1 if I have to return it over this issue, 5 if they fix it. It really is a good amp.

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  4. Evil the Weasel "EtW" says:
    15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Not bad, but not without issues, April 14, 2012

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    I waited and waited for this unit to be released for the dual HDMI monitor out. Unfortunately, it works much differently than I expected it to. I wanted to drive my theater speakers and HDTV in one room, and an additional HDTV using its internal speakers in another room. It turns out that it will not work in this manner. You can enable AUDIO TV OUT to get audio on two HDTVs simultaneously but you would have to use the internal sound on both TVs. It is amazing to me that setting AUDIO TV OUT disables the speakers, but that is exactly how this works. Also, two times in two days the monitor outs have stopped working due to a “resolution error” and the only way to fix it was to unplug the unit and plug it back in. Both sets support full HD 1080p so there are some bugs in this receiver software. I upgraded it to the new firmware when I first got it, so here’s hoping that another fix will be forthcoming. I’m actually debating about keeping this thing, except for the fact that I tore apart my A/V setup and spent a lot of time configuring everything. If you are buying this to run an HDTV and a projector you will be fine, but forget about running dual HDTVs unless you intend to use the TV speakers. Of course that begs the question why you would want a receiver like this and not drive any speakers with it. Maybe HDCP is at the bottom of this.

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