Onkyo TX-NR515 Receiver Review

Onkyo TX-NR515 Receiver Review


The Onkyo TX-NR515 AV Receiver is a 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.

Onkyo TX-NR515 Receiver Review

The Onkyo TX-NR515 AV Receiver is a class-leading eight HDMI® inputs handle Dolby® TrueHD and Dolby DTS-HD Master Audio™, the latest games, and 3D movies; the front-panel HDMI Mobile High-Definition Link displays 1080p smartphone content; there are two HDMI outputs for connection of a TV and a movie projector; and Marvell’s Qdeo™ technology upscales video to an astonishing 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels).

Want music?

There’s home networking for playback of your multi-format PC-based library, and full integration of cloud streaming and internet radio services. You can connect your iPod, iPhone, or flash drive via USB and select tracks with the supplied remote controller. Input selection with InstaPrevue™ technology, overlaid OSD, multi-zone capability, and system control using iPod touch/iPhone and Android phone are all included with the Onkyo TX-NR515 AV Receiver. With the TX-NR515, the only thing missing is a hefty price tag.

Onkyo TX-NR515 AV Receiver Product Features

  • 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

3 responses to “Onkyo TX-NR515 Receiver Review”

  1. Shawn Gordon says:

    Perfect Replacement I was running a Pioneer VSX-512K given as a wedding gift to my wife and it recently gave out. In search of a replacement I also wanted to get a unit with updated features and that didn’t force me to update my speakers since I love them and see no need to replace them at this point.I’m now running this set-up INPUTS:* PS3 Slim* Direct TV HD box SPEAKERS:* JBL Northridge E30 Front L/R (bi-amped)* JBL ES25CThere are some tweaks that some users may find aggravating to complete or tiresome to test, but that is the nature of the beast. Great sound from existing equipment will always take a bit of time and adjustment to personal taste. I have immensely enjoyed the sound of my new receiver and though I have no problem with Pioneer, I think the new Onkyo is better suited to my needs, tastes, and set-up.TIPS:The feature set of the TX-NR515 is only missing Apple AirPlay, but DLNA is all…

  2. R. Walls "Game Nut" says:

    Read only newer reviews ( After Aug 2012) for the real scoop and buy this if you like the specs When I started my search for a new receiver (August 2012) to replace an aging Sony (needed HDMI ins and outs!)I was attracted to the Onkyo line of new Network A/V receivers. A look at the specs versus the others and it looked like a winner. When I started reading reviews, I backed off and put my search on hold. They were all 5 star or 1 star. I started back up in October and noticed a different trend in the reviews. If you have not figured it out by now, most new receivers are a cross between a PC and an old amplifier. The more bells and whistles, the better the “computer software” you need (called Firmware). Seems there were issues with a couple of things in the early production. Some bad capacitors, some issues which where blamed on the HDMI card and real buggy firmware. The more I read, the more I figured they had whipped the problems. The firmware has been updated in October and the old firmware might have caused issues with the HDMI display. So two of the three problems…

  3. Grant says:

    WARNING Read before you buy! [Updated2/17/13] There is a major flaw with this receiver and the TX-NR616. After long periods of standby (overnight) the receiver will fail to deliver the HDMI video to your monitor or TV. The only way to get your picture back is to unplug the unit and plug it back in. Onkyo is aware of the issue and have been trying to resolve it for months to no avail. I purchased one without knowing and experienced these issues. I returned it back to Amazon. Thank goodness their returns are extremely easy. I encourage you to Google “TX-NR515 – Monitor out issues (no picture)” which will link you to Onkyo’s support forum where you will be able to read 19, yes 19 pages of people having this same issue. The price point is very tempting, but this defect makes this receiver useless.***UPDATE 2/17/13***I didn’t mention this before, but I am an installer. For the features there really isn’t another receiver in this price point that competes. After experiencing the issues above I exchanged the receiver…

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