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 that’s beyond your budget, get ready to be pleasantly surprised. Onkyo’s 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. There’s also a USB port for direct-digital iPod/iPhone connection, Zone 2 line-outs for playback of a different stereo source in another room, digital music file enhancement, top-shelf build quality, and the purity of sound for which our brand is famous. And the price tag? Let’s just say HD playback isn’t the only realistic thing about this potent AVR.
Cloud-Based Audio Streaming and Internet Radio Over the Home Network
Connecting to the internet and your home PC via a local network, the TX-NR414 makes streaming audio and internet radio easy. You can also play MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM audio files stored on your PC through your Onkyo system with stunning power and fidelity. The receiver offers access to internet radio channels from Last.fm and vTuner, plus cloud-based music streaming from Spotify, AUPEO!, and MP3tunes*. Internet connectivity has the added benefit of making firmware updates simpler than ever.
*Availability of services depends on region. Some services may require a firmware update.
Audio Return Channel and 3D Video via HDMI®
Six HDMI inputs on the TX-NR414 allow seamless integration of high-definition devices such as Blu-ray players, cable/satellite tuners, and gaming consoles. HDMI implementation on this receiver also supports an Audio Return Channel, allowing TV audio to be sent upstream to the A/V receiver. That means you can enjoy television programs in magnificent Onkyo sound. HDMI also supports 3D video and other popular high-resolution formats.
InstaPrevue™ Technology Makes Switching Sources Easy
The TX-NR414 incorporates InstaPrevue visual port management technology, making input source selection much easier. InstaPrevue technology provides a live video thumbnail of the available content on your devices connected via HDMI. You no longer have to remember that your gaming console is connected to Port 3, or your BD player to Port 1, for example—you can see what’s playing and choose accordingly
Onkyo Remote Apps for iPod touch/iPhone and Android
The Onkyo Remote App 2 for iPod touch/iPhone*1 and Onkyo Remote for Android*2 both provide an intuitive way to operate Onkyo network A/V receivers. Control input sources, adjust settings, and play audio stored in a smartphone wirelessly (Android only) using the application’s interactive graphical display. The two Remote Apps are available separately as free downloads.
*1 Compatible with iPod touch (3rd generation or later) and iPhone 3GS or later. All models require iOS 4.2 or later.*2 Requires Android OS 2.1 or later.
Save Power with Hybrid Standby
Hybrid Standby provides ‘HDMI through’ functionality while the receiver sleeps, so you don’t have to fully power up to watch a Blu-ray or play a game using just your TV’s sound. The receiver also maintains a local network connection when on Hybrid Standby mode, so you can switch the unit on at any time using the Onkyo remote apps for iPod touch/iPhone and Android.
WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) Delivers Higher Fidelity
WRAT is a suite of proprietary technologies Onkyo developed to improve signal-to-noise ratios, and enhance the fidelity of amplified audio. The technologies work to reduce noise across the frequency range, guaranteeing a clear, well-balanced performance. It does this by employing a low negative-feedback amplifier design; using “closed” ground-loop circuitry to cancel noise from individual circuits; and by ensuring high instantaneous-current capability to cancel reflex energy and impedance fluctuations from the speakers.
Overlaid On-Screen Display with Quick Set-Up Menu
The receiver’s HDMI-linked On-Screen Display (OSD) makes initial set-up and in-program calibration very easy. The ‘Q’ button on your remote overlays a transparent ‘Quick Setup’ menu on the program you’re watching. This handy shortcut includes the most frequently used settings, and helps you optimize your home cinema’s performance with the minimum of disruption. The ‘Home’ button accesses standard set-up menus for more detailed adjustment.
Fantastic home cinema amplifier, which can also be controlled wirelessly via the free app! Works a treat with my Harmon Kardon speakersPublished 5 months ago by Mr D Jones
Pleased with this product, it is easy to set up, looks good and the sound is excellent with our tv, dvd, pc, and turntable. ThanksPublished 17 months ago by Mark Jordan
This does everything I want and routing all the HDMI through the box is a great way of cutting down on clutter and switching multiple input devices.Published 20 months ago by Ben Rhydding
Bought this to 'replace' an analogue pro logic v1... so I bought this, a pro logic v2...
When I tried my turntable, I was incredibly disappointed with the sound... Read more
This is my first network featured amplifier being a big radio fan I decided to upgrade and sell off my old Yamaha 7. Read morePublished 22 months ago by 50sCat
Stated to be the "old model", this was in fact, as far as I'm concerned, the new model cos it's newer than the Onkyo I already had. Read morePublished 22 months ago by John Howorth
Loads of HDMI inputs - though one on the front for laptop connection would give it 5*
Great sound - at least through my rather limited speakers
The internet radio... Read more
After looking around for quite a while I decided that the Onkyo TXNR414 was the amp for me. I made this decision based on its features, looks and the great reviews it gets. Read morePublished on 27 July 2013 by Mr. D. Russell
I wanted to update my old amp with a new one with AV functions. I have no desire to have all the latest technical facilities but this model fits my current needs very well, as well... Read morePublished on 24 July 2013 by Anthony Gray