Denon AVR-X540BT vs Onkyo TX-NR777

AVR-X540BT vs TX-NR777 comparison chart

Denon AVR-X540BT vs Onkyo TX-NR777 review

Denon AVR-X540BT
vs
Onkyo TX-NR777

Denon AVR-X540BT vs Onkyo TX-NR777: which would you get for the best home entertainment experience? The AVR-X540BT has 5.2 channels amplifier and the TX-NR777 7.2 channels. Only the TX-NR777 has a Dolby Atmos support. DTS:X is supported only by the TX-NR777. We have evaluated both AV receivers, AVR-X540BT has an overall score of 5.3 out of 10 vs 6.8 out of 10 for TX-NR777.

Advantages Denon AVR-X540BT over Onkyo TX-NR777

  • Pure direct/Straight mode

Advantages Onkyo TX-NR777 over Denon AVR-X540BT

  • Delivers 110W/8Ohm (2 channel driven) vs 70W/8Ohm
  • Bi-amp connection of front speakers
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • AirPlay support
  • Built-in phono (MM) input
  • Multi-zone

Common strengths

  • Dolby Vision compatible
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
Denon AVR-X540BT

Dec 13, 2019

Denon AVR-X540BT AV receiver combines high-quality sound and a large number of additional functions, including compatibility with modern 4K, HDR (High Dynamic Range). If you want to see other Denon A...

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Onkyo TX-NR777

Jan 10, 2020

Meet the Onkyo receiver from the low-price category. I was really pleased with this unit testing as well as with Onkyo TX-NR777 specs. See my thoughts in this Onkyo TX-NR777 review. Article navigati...

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Common

Product

Denon AVR-X540BT
Onkyo TX-NR777

Model

AVR-X540BT
TX-NR777

Brand

Denon
Onkyo

Reviews

1128
184

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
7.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/8, 90/6
110/8

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/24-bit
384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Compressed Audio Restorer
Advanced Music Optimizer, Theater-Dimensional, Hi-Res audio, Dynamic Audio Amplification

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

2.4/5GHz

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
1

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, Pandora
TIDAL, Pandora

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/1
7/2

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
2

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
HDMI, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

has not
HLG, BT.2020

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android
iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

network, USB
network, USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
2

Zone audio output

has not
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

has not

Multi-room control

has not
Onkyo Controller app, FlareConnect

RS-232

0
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS Neo:6
DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

has not
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

310
600

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 32.7/17 x 6 x 12.6
43.5 x 17.3 x 37.8/17 x 6.8 x 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

7.2/16.6
10.5/23.1

Other

Release year

2018
2017
Denon AVR-X540BT
Onkyo TX-NR777
Denon AVR-X540BT
Onkyo TX-NR777

AV receivers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.3
  • 6.8
  • 5.3Denon AVR-X540BT
  • 6.8Onkyo TX-NR777