Onkyo TX-NR797 vs Onkyo TX-NR787

TX-NR797 vs TX-NR787 comparison chart

Onkyo TX-NR797 vs Onkyo TX-NR787 review

Onkyo TX-NR797 vs Onkyo TX-NR787

Onkyo TX-NR797 review

It offers 220 watts per channel at 8 ohms. The unit boasts 9.2 channels. Works with Sonos, Chromecast built-in, AirPlay 2, and DTS Play-Fi are enhanced by high-speed 802.11ac Wi-Fi while speaker outputs with DACs can power D/A audio in three rooms. With nine channels of high-current power on tap, roll up the volume to THX Certified Select reference level and wrap your family in 5.2.4 channels of Dolby Atmos or DTS:X sound, or feel IMAX Enhanced*2 content as the filmmakers intended. Onkyo TX-NR797

Onkyo TX-NR787 review

The novelty of 2018 produces 100 watts of power per channel at 8 ohms with a simultaneous load of two channels. It has the same 9.2 channels. This model was the first equipped with AccuEQ Advance advanced room correction system. Developers call it the "premium multi-point calibration system that eliminates standing waves." The user can set microphones at three points in order to get the “optimum scene after automatic calibration”. Onkyo TX-NR787

Onkyo TX-NR797 pros & cons

Pros

  • The TX-NR797 offers a wealth of features, including copious streaming and connectivity options
  • The user interface and remote are easier to use than before
  • Sound quality is decent

Cons

  • Plastic front panel and knobs look good but feel cheap

Onkyo TX-NR787 pros & cons

Pros

  • It delivers beautiful sound and moves rather seamlessly from input-to-input with my universal remote
  • This receiver automatically adjusts the sound for the programming you are watching to provide the best surround experience

Cons

  • The disadvantage of the TX-NR787 is that this AV receiver cannot be used as a preamplifier, since it does not have the analog multi-channel outputs that are usually found on 9-channel models
  • Another issue is that the receiver does not recognize my television so an optical cable needed to be used instead of the HDMI cable for sound

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Product

Onkyo TX-NR797
Onkyo TX-NR787

Model

TX-NR797
TX-NR787

Brand

Onkyo
Onkyo

Reviews

35
93

Amplifier

Channels

9.2
9.2

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

100/8, 220/6
100/8, 220/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
8, 6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.08

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit
AK4458 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

AccuEQ
AccuEQ

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

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

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, AirPlay 2
AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio
Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, TuneIn Radio

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

7/2
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

1
2

Coaxial digital input

1
1

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

1/0
2/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

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

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10
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

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

DeepColor, x.v.Color, HLG, BT.2020
BT.2020, HLG

Additional features

Voice control

Google Assistant
Google Assistant

App control

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

Display

fluorescent
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

IP Control
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

3
3

Zone audio output

speaker, preout
speaker, preout

Zone HDMI output

Multi-room control

FlareConnect
Onkyo Controller app, FlareConnect

RS-232

1
1

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
1/0

DC trigger output (12V)

1
1

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization
Dolby Digital Plus

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS-ES, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
AIFF

Power

Operational power consumption, W

750
750

Standby consumption, W

0.15
0.15

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 17.3 x 37.9/17 x 6.8 x 14.5
43.5 x 17.3 x 37.9/17 x 6.8 x 14.5

Weight, kg/lbs

13.5/29.8
13.5/29.8

Other

Release year

2019
2018
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