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Onkyo TX-NR414

Onkyo TX-NR414
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Sony STR-DN1030

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Onkyo TX-NR616

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Price $319 at 1 store $495 at 1 store $469 to $729 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.4 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 1 review 3.0 stars out of 4 reviews 2.0 stars out of 10 reviews
Release date February 13, 2012 June 19, 2012 February 13, 2012
The Bottom Line The Onyko TX-NR414 offers the best AV receiver value for those with a tight budget, although the step-up TX-NR515 model is worth the extra cash if you can afford it. The Sony STR-DN1030 is the only midrange AV receiver with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it one of best receiver values this year. The Onkyo TX-NR616 is a tremendous AV receiver value, with eight HDMI inputs and a very low street price, although Onkyo's step-down models may be an even better buy.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Surround System Class 5.1 channel
7.2 channel
7.2 channel
THX certified Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes (THX Select 2 Plus)
Internet Streaming Services Aupeo!
Pandora
SiriusXM
Slacker
Spotify
vTuner
Rhapsody
vTuner
Pandora
Slacker
Music Unlimited
Spotify
Last.fm
Rhapsody
vTuner
MP3Tunes
Aupeo!
Pandora
Surround Sound Effects Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
HD Digital Cinema Sound
Audyssey DSX
Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
Network Player AAC
WMA
WAV
FLAC
MP3
AAC
WMA
WAV
FLAC
MP3
AAC
WMA
WAV
FLAC
MP3
Digital Player (Recorder) Info unavailable WMA
AAC
MP3
LPCM
WMA
FLAC
Ogg Vorbis
AAC
WAV
MP3
Microsoft Certification Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Radio Radio tuner - AM/FM - 40 preset stations
Radio tuner - AM/FM - 60 preset stations
Radio tuner - AM/FM - 40 preset stations
Product Type Home Theater Network Receiver
Home Theater Network Receiver
Home Theater Network Receiver
Optical Digital Input Yes
Yes
Yes
Connectivity Protocols Ethernet
Wi-Fi ready, adapter sold separately
Built-in Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Bluetooth
Ethernet
Wi-Fi ready, adapter sold separately
HDMI Switching Yes
Yes
Yes
Enclosure Color Black
Black
Black
Built-in Decoders Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
Dolby Pro Logic
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
Dolby Digital EX
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
DTS Neo:6
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Dolby TrueHD
DTS 96/24
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
DTS-ES decoder
Dolby Digital EX
DSD decoder
DTS-HD High Resolution
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
DTS Neo:6
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
DTS Express
Dolby TrueHD
DTS 96/24
Weight 19 lbs
19.4 lbs
24.3 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty 2 years warranty
2 years warranty
Info unavailable
Full contract period 2 years
2 years
Info unavailable
Sound Effects DoubleBass
CinemaFILTER
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Service included Info unavailable Parts and labor
Info unavailable
Service & support details type Limited warranty
Limited warranty
Info unavailable
Product Description Home Theater Network Receiver
Onkyo TX NR414 - 5.1 channel
Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Sony STR-DN1030
Home Theater Network Receiver
Onkyo TX NR616 - 7.2 channel
Power AC 120 V
AC 120 V
Info unavailable
Response Bandwidth 20 - 50000 Hz
Info unavailable 5 - 100000 Hz
Remote Control Universal remote control - Infrared
Included
Infrared
Universal remote control - Infrared
Microphone Info unavailable 2
Info unavailable
Output Power Info unavailable 1015 Watt
Info unavailable
Video Conversion/Scaling Info unavailable Analog to HDMI up conversion
HDMI to HDMI scaling
Info unavailable
Dimensions (WxDxH) 17.1 in x 12.9 in x 6.9 in
16.9 in x 12.7 in x 6.2 in
17.1 in x 12.9 in x 6.9 in
Coaxial Digital Input Yes
Yes
Yes
Amplifier signal-to-noise ratio 100 dB
Info unavailable 106 dB
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