• 7.2 channel amplifier
• 80 watts per channel
• 8 in/1 out HDMI ports
• 4K upscaling
• USB port
• Wifi capability (with purchase of adapter)
• Audyssey Room Correction
• InstaPrevue technology
RATING: 4.2 out of 5 stars
Welcome to a review of the Onkyo TX-NR515 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver. The Onkyo TX-NR515 model is a low to mid-range receiver full of high end features. With 7 channels at 80 watts per channel, you will be pleasantly surprised with its powerful Dolby Pro Logic IIz expansion surround sound performance. 8 input and 1 output HDMI ports give you plenty of options for the connection of your equipment, including a blu-ray player, cable/satellite box, gaming console, TV, PC/Laptop and more. A current sought after feature is 4K upscaling. With its customers in mind, Onkyo has equipped the TX-NR515 with 4K upscaling so that when you purchase a 4K capable TV, you will be able to upscale your movies and videos to 4K resolution and enjoy your TV viewing as though you were in a theater. A USB port, located on the front panel, allows you to connect your iPhone/iPod, or flash drive to listen to your music which will be much more crisp and clear since the audio signal is transported in digital instead of analog form. The front panel HDMI port is designed for the connection of smartphones and other portable electronic devices using the new Mobil High Definition Link or MHL standard. This will allow you to display full high definition video and pictures with surround sound.
The part number for the remote control used for this receiver is RC-834M. One minor flaw with the remote control, as noted by customers, is the lack of back-lit buttons, making it very hard to use the remote at night.
Using the Audyssey 2EQ Full Calibration is easy and will have your speakers calibrated to give you optimal surround sound quality in minutes. Although this receiver does not come with built-in WiFi, you can purchase an adapter to make it WiFi capable, thereby allowing you to stream your favorite music. Onkyo receivers have access to the most online music services including Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, Slacker and many more. InstaPrevue provides video thumbnails of the available content on your devices connected via HDMI so that you no longer have to remember that your blu-ray player is connected to Port 1, or your gaming console to Port 2, for example, you will be able to see what is playing and make your choice with ease. For the price point of this receiver, the sound quality it delivers is exceptional, with clear, crisp, details and deep, rich bass and with all its other features, you can’t go wrong.
• Moderately priced
• Powerful sound quality with clarity and depth
• 8 in/1 out HDMI ports
• Automatic Speaker Calibration
• No printed owner’s manual
• Firmware update must be done prior to use
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