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Onkyo TX-NR515
7.8 out of 10

Onkyo TX-NR515

The TX-NR515 receiver checks every box on your home theater wish Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Smart Receiver, great sound; but bring a friend that owns a Onkyo

EasTrader "Ed", Amazon
6 July 2013
  • Summary: I was replacing a 12 year old Sony surround receiver with this. As an engineer, making all the connections was easy for me, but then it was time to call in a friend.. The steps to link the ports together was confusing.
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Overall 8
8.0

Must do firmware upgrade.

Roger, Amazon
4 March 2013
  • Summary: This is a great little receiver with tons of power and features. You have to download the firmware update on your computer and download it to a flash drive then install the update via the USB port on the front of the receiver.
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Overall 8
8.0

HDMI handshake delay, even after firmware update, but remedied....

Brian DeAngelis, Amazon
28 February 2013
  • Summary: Just got the 515 the other day with the TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless N150 High Gain USB Adapter. Followed all the tips about updating the firmware before all else. Set up standby mode with both pass-thru HDMI and network enabled.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works perfectly

monkeybrains, Amazon
20 January 2013
  • Summary: FYI - I am using this receiver between a DirecTV HR22 DVR and a Panasonic 55" 120Hz LED TV. After reading the other reviews here and elsewhere, I immediately downloaded the latest firmware from Onkyo's website and unzipped it onto a USB stick.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Bang for the Buck

JDC, Amazon
10 January 2013
  • Summary: One must consider the price point of this receiver, $299 on Amazon $499 full retail. Onkyo's top of line receivers run more than $1000. First time buyers may not realize what a deal this unit is compared to two channel stereo units of years past.
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Overall 8
8.0

Poorly documented firmware update instructions

Scout, Amazon
11 December 2012
  • Summary: Since the latest firmware update is ONLY possible via USB, I did that right out of the box. The firmware update instructions are poorly documented though. I got the USB firmware update 1141-0108-0400 zip archive from the onkyo support site. 1.
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Overall 8
8.0

Lot's of cool features and it's working

Robert D. Larkin, Amazon
28 November 2012
  • Summary: This receiver has a lot of cool features. I was debating whether to give it 5 or 4 stars. I will go with 4 just because of the HDMI issue. Originally I wasn't going to use the HDMI feature, but I tried it and I like it. I have had it a few weeks now and I had the HDMI fail once.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Functionality! Decent sound,

Matthew Musco "medicalmatty", Amazon
24 November 2012
  • Summary: I have owned the product for a week. They should include a not in the packaging that tells you to update the firmware before bothering to do anything else. Once the firmware is updated Spotify and the iPhone remote app work beautifully. I love controlling it with my phone. I recommend.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty good system

Keely, Amazon
1 November 2012
  • Summary: For the price point, I'm not sure this system can be beat. With a good set of speakers, the sound is pretty dang good. It has a ton of features that are hard to come by without spending hundreds more. Beyond that, most of the other reviews have gone into much more depth than I ever could.
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Overall 8
8.0

First Impressions Onkyo TXNR 515

Jeffrey W. Kite, Amazon
30 September 2012
  • Summary: I am from the 70's, an era where good sound was important. Your stereo components were a big deal. Day was that I could talk the talk and actually knew what all the arcane specs for receivers and speakers actually meant.
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