Onkyo TX-NR616 vs. Onkyo TX-NR717


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Onkyo
TX-NR616

  • Suggested Price: $699.99
  • Release Date: February 2012

Onkyo
TX-NR717

  • Suggested Price: $949.99
  • Release Date: March 2012

Pros for buying the Onkyo TX-NR616:

+6
Audyssey DSX processing
+5
2 Year Warranty
+4
Supports vTuner, Pandora, Spotify, Aupeo, Rhapsody, Sirius/XM iRadio, Slacker, LastFM iRadio, MP3tunes cloud service
+4
8 HDMI inputs & 2 outputs
+3
Great price for features + excellent sound quality.
+2
Powered Zone 2 And Zone 2 Line-Out
+1
THX Select2 Plus certified

Pros for buying the Onkyo TX-NR717:

+6
Multizone functionality
+5
7.2 channel preouts
+5
2 Year Warranty
+4
Certified 4 ohm performance
+4
2 HDMI outputs
+3
THX Certified
+2
3-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry
+2
110W / ch power rating
+1
Phono input for connecting a turntable
+1
12V (zone 2) trigger and IR remote input for more complex home theater setups

Cons against buying the Onkyo TX-NR616:

+3
No built-in AirPlay
+2
Wireless WiFi adapter UWF-1 not included
+1
No PC input
+1
Some customers have complained about buggy firmware

Cons against buying the Onkyo TX-NR717:

+5
No built-in AirPlay
+4
Some customers have complained about buggy firmware
+3
Bluetooth & WiFi adapters not included
+1
You may not need the extra features, power, and sound processing and it's quite a bit more costly.

Specifications

Audio Decoding True HD, DD Plus, PLIIz, DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio Processing Audyssey DSX (2EQ), Dynamic EQ & Volume
Channels 7.2
HDMI 8 inputs (7 back + 1 front), 2 outputs, MHL input
Network Ethernet Port + optional WiFi adapter
Power 100 watts / ch (8 ohms, 20-20kHz, 2 ch driven)
Smart Control Onkyo Remote App for iPhone/iPad/Android
THX Certified Select2 Plus
Video Upscaling 4K Marvell Qdeo

Specifications

Audio Decoding True HD, DD Plus, PLIIz, DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio Processing THX, Audyssey DSX, Dynamic EQ & Volume
Channels 7.2
HDMI 8 inputs (7 back + 1 front), 2 outputs
Network Ethernet Port + optional WiFi adapter
Power 110 watts / ch (8 ohms, 20-20kHz, 2 ch driven)
Smart Control Onkyo Remote App for iPhone/iPad/Android
THX Certified Select2 Plus
Video Upscaling 1080p / 4K using Marvell Qdeo

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