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ONKYO TX-NR616 HDMI v1.4 Home Cinema Receiver
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The Onkyo TX-NR616 A/V receiver replaces the award-winning TXNR609.
THX Select2 Plus certifiedMore Info...
THX Select2 Plus certified▲
THX Select 2 Plus
THX certified products are sent to the THX test facility for rigorous testing. Often this will mean revisions must be made to
the design or components used in order to pass the tests. THX certified products show that exact standards set by THX have been
met. Select2 Plus is given to products that are ideally designed for medium sized rooms (approx. 2000 cubic feet) with a 10 foot
viewing distance from the screen.
MHL ConnectionMore Info...
MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) allows high definition audio and video to be streamed with up to 1080p video and 8 channels of audio. This is ideal for sending video from MHL equipped mobile devices.
InstaPrevue Input Source Preview
8x HDMI v1.4 inputs (including one front input)More Info...
8x HDMI v1.4 inputs (including one front input)▲
High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) v1.4
The HDMI v1.4 connections on the ONKYO TX-NR616 allows for the transmission of 1080p 3D content between a
3D-compatible Blu-Ray Disc player and a 3D HD display. It also brings in
an audio return channel allowing for two-way transmission of audio. This
allows your television, for example, to send audio back from its
integrated tuner to the receiver, solving the problem of having to run
more than one cable between your A/V receiver and TV.
Audio return channel over HDMIMore Info...
Audio return channel over HDMI▲
Audio Return Channel
Included in the specifications of HDMI v1.4, ARC (Audio Return Channel) allows an audio signal to be sent from the TV as
well a video signal is sent towards it. In short, this eliminates the need to connect any extra cables (SPDIF or analogue)
to carry audio from your TV tuner to your receiver. In order for this feature to work, both the AV receiver and television
must be v1.4 compatible.
Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS HD decodingMore Info...
Dolby True HD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS HD decoding▲
The ONKYO TXNR616 has
Dolby TrueHD which is a next-generation lossless technology developed
for high-definition disc-based media. It delivers sound that is bit-for-bit
identical to the studio master at a bit rate of up to 18 Mbps. It also supports
up to 8 full-range channels of 24-bit/96 kHz audio (although TrueHD can support
more than 8 channels, HD-DVD and Blu-Ray standards limit it to 8) and extensive
metadata including dialogue normalization and dynamic range control all through
an HDMI connection. Dolby TrueHD is compatible with existing and future AV
Dolby Digital Plus
The ONKYO TX-NR616 has Dolby Digital Plus decoding. Dolby Digital Plusis a next-generation audio technology for all high-definition programming and media.
Dolby Digital Plus was designed for the delivery formats of the future, but remains fully compatible with all current AV amplifier/receivers.
Dolby Digital Plus is capable of supporting data rates of up to 6Mbps and having a bit rate performance of at least 3Mbps on Blu-ray.
The ONKYO TX-NR616 has DTS-HD which has been selected as an optional audio technology for Blu-Ray
Disc and HD-DVD. DTS-HD is a set of extensions to DTS' Coherent Acoustics audio
coding system which encompasses DTS Digital Surround, DTS-ES 6.1 discrete, DTS
Neo:6 and DTS 96/24. As a mandatory technology in the next generation standards,
a DTS decoder will be built into every HD-DVD or Blu-ray Disc player. A single
DTS-HD data stream on a disc can carry everything from standard DTS 5.1 playable
on virtually all existing 280 million plus DTS decoders, all the way to lossless
for next-generation systems.
Dolby Pro-Logic IIz decodingMore Info...
Dolby Pro-Logic IIz decoding▲
Dolby Pro-Logic IIz
Taking a 5.1 or 7.1 mix, Dolby ProLogic IIz is able to expand it by creating four new (non-discrete) channels for up to 9.1
surround sound. The system is flexible so you can add new speakers where you want. For example, if you currently have a 5.1
set-up then you can add height channels above your current left and right speakers or you can have them behind you for a more
traditional set-up. Of course, you can always have both and take full advantage of what ProLogic IIz has to offer, with 9.1
A standard 5.1 with newly created height speakers as a 7.1 system.
This new 7.1 set-up can then be expanded by adding two further channels as surround sides for 9.1 channels.
Audyssey DSX compatibilityMore Info...
Audyssey DSX compatibility▲
Audyssey DSX can add up to four new (non-discrete) channels to your home cinema. It does this by using an algorithm to
find the relevant information in the pre-existing soundstage and then distributing it amongst the new channels. These
channels are processed and checked simultaneously for any inconsistencies or potential clashes with the discrete channels.
A number of different combinations are possible. Audyssey DSX allows for up to an 11.2 system by adding front width and
height speakers to a 7.1 mix.
HDMI video upscaling to 4k with Marvell Qdeo video processingMore Info...
HDMI video upscaling to 4k with Marvell Qdeo video processing▲
Video content comes in many different shapes and sizes. A DVD, for example, could come in a 4:3 aspect at 480p whilst a
Blu-ray or computer game may come in a 16:9 aspect at 1080i. Thse signals must first be processed by either an A/V
receiver or by your television in order to display correctly. In the first instance, when upscaling from 480p to 1080p,
an algorithm is used to interpolate the original pixels. The end result is a largely new frame; many of the pixels displayed
are an average of those around them. In the second instance, from 1080i to 1080p, the image is simply deinterlaced. This
process precedes any upscaling, so if you upscale from 480i to 1080p, it will first be deinterlaced before being upscaled.
Qdeo is a video processor which seeks to remove any errors inherent in the source and to improve the overall picture quality.
It removes noise, artefacts and "jaggies" on a pixel-by-pixel basis to get the very best from the source itself. It then applies
contrast enhancement, colour remapper and depth expansion technologies with the aim of achieving a more natural image than previously
160w 7.2 A/V ReceiverMore Info...
160w 7.2 A/V Receiver▲
This rating is a slightly erroneous marketing ploy played by almost all manufacturers, as it is only with one channel driven at 6ohms and at 1kHz. In the real world nobody listens to one channel and at a frequency of just 1kHz.
Ethernet port for streaming audio across your home network and internet radio functionality
DLNA 1.5 certified and compatible with Windows 7More Info...
DLNA 1.5 certified and compatible with Windows 7▲
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
DLNA is an agreed standard for sharing media from your computer across your home network to devices like this. This can be
digital photos, music and videos. Not all devices are capable of playing back all media, some only playback audio.
Onkyo Remote Apps for iPod touch/iPhone and Android PhonesMore Info...
Onkyo Remote Apps for iPod touch/iPhone and Android Phones▲
The Onkyo Remote App 2 for iPod touch/iPhone and Onkyo Remote for Android phone both provide an way to operate Onkyo 616 as well as its supplied remote control. Change inputs adjust settings, and play audio stored in a smartphone wirelessly (Android phone only) using the application’s interactive graphical display. The two Remote Apps are available separately as free downloads. Compatible with iPod touch (3rd generation or later) and iPhone 3GS or later. All models require iOS 4.2 or later. Requires Android OS 2.1 or later.
iPod Digital allows you to connect in most modern iPods via USB and playback audio from your iPod, using the interface of the receiver to browse playlists and tracks. You can also view album artwork on the TXNR616 GUI during playback.
Audyssey 2EQ room acoustic correctionMore Info...
Audyssey 2EQ room acoustic correction▲
2EQ is Audyssey's most basic form of room correction. It is a quick setup utilising three measurements in your room for custom equalisation. Though not as advanced as their MultEQ setup it still aims to improve the sound in a less-than-perfect room for your home cinema. On the TXNR616 this can work in conjunction with Dynamic EQ
Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic VolumeMore Info...
Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume▲
Audyssey Dynamic EQ
Dynamic EQ ensures that when you turn down your surround sound, channels don't drop out completely. It calculates the
difference between reference and playback level to keep the surround channels in check when the volume is turned down.
Using the information collected by MultEQ/XT/XT32, the volume is corrected according to the particular acoustic properties of
Audyssey Dynamic Volume
Soundtracks are often recorded with volume spikes, and switching between sources can lead to big differences in volume;
setting the volume at any given time does not take these differences into account. Having Audyssey Dynamic Volume on will
set the volume at a steady constant and will increase or decrease depending on the content, ensuring you are not troubled
by spiking volume late at night.
Built in RDS FM/AM Tuner with 40 presetsMore Info...
Built in RDS FM/AM Tuner with 40 presets▲
The ONKYO TX-NR616 has an RDS Radio Data System Radio Tuner.
RDS is Data piggybacked on analogue FM radio allowing RDS tuners to display the names of stations.
Used in most car stereos the feature is also useful in the home to let you know which station you are listening to
Firmware updates via front USB port and over Ethernet
Compressed audio such as .mp3 files lose significant amounts of information during the compression process. The Advanced Music Optimizer from Onkyo aims to improve the quality of compressed audio, and also has integrated loudness correction technology which attempts to equalise the compressed audio file for a fuller-sounding playback.
Pure Audio ModeMore Info...
Pure Audio Mode▲
Pure Audio Mode turns off all unnecessary circuitry and tone or equalisation controls and the subwoofer output. This should mean the best possible sound quality from the unit.
Advanced 32-bit DSP processing chip
4 dedicated DSP modes for gaming (Rock, Sports, RPG or Action)
Independent Crossover Adjustment More Info...
Independent Crossover Adjustment ▲
The Front, Centre, Surround & Surround Back channels can all have their crossover frequencies set independently at the following frequencies: 40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/200 Hz
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) communication protocol
HCPS (High Current Power Supply) power transformer
Dual subwoofer preouts
Audio Delay (up to 800ms at 48kHz)
Powered Zone 2 and Zone 2 & 3 pre-out options
Overlaid on screen display GUI and setup menus via HDMI