Sunday, 3 March 2013

Onkyo TX-NR414B 5.1 Channel Network Home Cinema Receiver

 Brand Onkyo | Model: TX-NR414B
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Onkyo TX-NR414B 5.1 Channel Network Home Cinema Receiver

Onkyo TX-NR414B 5.1 Channel Network Home Cinema Receiver


  • 5.1-Channel Network A/V Receiver
  • 6 x HDMI Inputs
  • InstaPrevue Technology
  • Cloud-Based Audio Streaming

Product Overview

5.1-Channel Network A/V Receiver. Top-End Features at a Realistic Price. Home networking for PC- and cloud-based audio. Six HDMI inputs. WRAT noise-reduction suite. Powerful and immersive 5.1 surround. High-Definition audio decoding and 3D video support. If all this sounds like an AVR thats beyond your budget, get ready to be pleasantly surprised. Onkyos TX-NR414 Network A/V Receiver boasts all this and more. For a start, the receiver incorporates InstaPrevue technology, a new picture-in-picture HDMI input source preview system that greatly simplifies the operation of your home cinema. Or try the HDMI-linked overlaid on-screen display, making mid-program setting adjustments quick and easy.

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Amp, 18 Feb 2013
Mr. J. Conroy - See all my reviews

This review is from: Onkyo TX-NR414B 5.1 Channel Network Home Cinema Receiver (Electronics)
Nice budget amp, with some good features, e.g. it can be connected to your network and you can run video and game consoles, etc through the amp to the t.v. using the HDMI connections. I thought the USB socket at the front of the unit a neat idea for easier access for ipods/iphones/memory stick, etc

It would have lost two stars because the on screen user interface is terrible and I found the user manual a bit confusing.

Suggest if you have a smart phone download the app which is much better (needs to be connected to the same router/network as the amp).

It regained a star when I found the USB stick they provide so you can transfer firmware updates to the amp from your. Very nice touch.

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent entry level AV amp, 18 Feb 2013
A. Papageorgiou (UK) - See all my reviews

This review is from: Onkyo TX-NR414B 5.1 Channel Network Home Cinema Receiver (Electronics)
Replaced my old stereo amp with this AV amp. Easy to install and configure, sounds great with my existing floor standers plus some surround speakers.
Plenty of inputs, though I would have liked bi-wired front speakers but that would have required going up a level to the 515.
Only minor gripe is I can't get the Onkyo wireless remote app to work.
Richer Sounds delivered promptly.

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For the money it is outstanding., 11 Feb 2013
Stephen (Basingstoke) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Onkyo TX-NR414B 5.1 Channel Network Home Cinema Receiver (Electronics)
I have had this receiver for a short while so this review started with first impressions and I am adding to it. My initial reaction was entirely positive and remains so.

First, the background stuff ...
The receiver is a little taller than the unit it has replaced but other than that has virtually identical dimensions. It fits easily onto the TV stand. Its styling is unobtrusive.

The manual is good: it is supplied on CD, but I downloaded it from the Onkyo website before purchase. I found this a udeful way of checking that all the features required are there without having to rely on the sales blurb or the technical summaries. The manual is in good English, not one of the poor translation efforts that are all too common. There are quick-start guides in the box.

The connections on the back are clearly labelled and it was easy to wire the unit correctly: the use of HDMI cables helps and certainly cuts the spaghetti behind the unit. It has six such connections, which makes it one of the best specified on the market. A nice touch is the sheet of sticky labels supplied to wrap round the many cables that feed into the unit.

Now for the performance ...
The sound the Onkyo produces is crystal clear. I was so pleased: the fidelity of my system is back to what I grew used to with previous equipment and is a vast improvement over the receiver that it has replaced, which in its day was no slouch either. It delivers with an effortless style and is well balanced over the entire frequency range: the bass is not booming and the treble is sharp and clear. The channel separation is good right/left and front/rear meaning that a 5.1 soundtrack is delivered with clarity.

The default audio setting are perfectly acceptable for a normal room: there are many adjustments that can be made and I have started to wade my way through them. Each of these adjustments balances the set-up and offers an incremental improvement on an excellent starting point.

The on-screen menu is a tad clunky but, with some help from the manual, it starts to make sense. The remote control unit is clear and is able to drive many units. I downloaded an app to run on my Android phone and this worked straight away. The network connection (I use a wireless adaptor) worked first time and looks to be a hassle-free solution.

The unit came equipped with a USB stick on which sits the latest firmware. Users are recommended to upgrade: I am not sure what benefit lies in this and will need to research. It looks as if it can be a time-consuming operation.

And a special note ...
The unit was supplied by Richer Sounds. Their courier e-mails to state when the unit will arrive, within a range of just one hour - other delivery companies please copy! The unit was delivered the day after I ordered it.

Summary ...
I am delighted with this purchase. Having spent many weeks agonizing over the specs and being nervous at purchasing a unit I had not heard, I am confident that this was a good decision. For the money it is outstanding. Five stars

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Onkyo TX-NR414B 5.1 Channel Network Home Cinema Receiver, 16 Jan 2013
Mr. K. White (wales,uk) - See all my reviews

This review is from: Onkyo TX-NR414B 5.1 Channel Network Home Cinema Receiver (Electronics)
Was looking for a stand alone amp and this Onkyo fits the bill.excellent sound and variety of sound settings.has 5 hdmi ports and 2 optical.i have my tv.ps3,xbox,bluray player and media box all running on it in digital sound.bought this amp for half the retail price so it,s a bargin.would recommend it at full price runs faultlessly and can be connected to the internet for radio.hope this is of help

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent piece of kit, 5 Dec 2012
rlm - See all my reviews
This review is from: Onkyo TX-NR414B 5.1 Channel Network Home Cinema Receiver (Electronics)
I replaced a harmon kardon system which I had had for 5 years. Set up was easy and sound quality is great.

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This thing does it all !, 4 July 2012
Mr. Mark Plant "origamimark" (London, UK) - See all my reviews

This review is from: Onkyo TX-NR414B 5.1 Channel Network Home Cinema Receiver (Electronics)
As part of a project to upgrade my home cinema system, I wanted to replace an old home entertainment centre (with bespoke sub-woofer/speaker set up) with something more generic and flexible. The Onkyo fitted the bill perfectly. With six HDMI inputs, and just about every component-based wiring option covered, it is so easy to add devices. I kept the old speakers, but replaced the old proprietary subwoofer with a seperate active one, and it works great. The Onkyo upgrades both picture and sound to the highest spec it can, which is a great improvement on what I had before. The Onkyo comes network ready, so access to the internet for firmware upgrades and internet entertainment is a doddle. The remote control can be programmed to control just about any third-party device you care to think of by means of five digit codes listed in the documentation. Still working through the very comprehensive user manual, which could be summarised into one page which says 'this thing does it all !'.

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