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Onkyo has a reputation for delivering tons of features and high-end performance at a budget price, and in many ways the TX-NR609 fits the bill. It's packed with six HDMI inputs (including a front-panel input), built-in networking (plus an optional Wi-Fi dongle for a very affordable $40), and more streaming music services than even the Denon AVR-1912. Even better, the current street price is around $495, which is the cheapest we've seen a midrange receiver of this caliber. But it's missing the one feature that many buyers will care about: AirPlay. We're definitely fans of Apple's wireless music standard, so it's hard to recommend the TX-NR609 over the AirPlay-compatible Denon AVR-1912 and Pioneer VSX-1021-K if you own an iOS device (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad). If you don't have an iOS device, the Onkyo is our top pick in terms of features, although if you're picky about sound quality, the Denon and Pioneer sounded better to us when we compared them. Ultimately, as much as we like the Onkyo TX-NR609, it's a step behind the Denon or Pioneer, but it has plenty of unique features (and a cheaper price) that will make it the best pick for some buyers. AV receivers all pretty much look the same, but the TX-NR609's looks are even more utilitarian than usual.
OverviewEvery year, Onkyo's home cinema hubs top the bestseller lists, appealing to punters looking for an amp that delivers maximum bang for their buck.And this year, the company clearly intends to retain its position at the top. The 7.2-channel TX-NR609 is the most advanced model in Onkyo's first wave of 2011 receivers, offering full network capability and a couple of exciting world firsts.Chief among these is its ability to stream music directly from Spotify. With over 10 million songs available in 320k quality, it could put your MP3 player out of a job, although you'll need a Premium account to use it. Alongside this is a wealth of other connected services, including vTuner internet radio, Napster, Last.fm and DLNA-certified music streaming from networked devices. All of these are accessed at the touch of a button, using gloriously simple menus. The Spotify interface is particularly good, displaying cover art and providing access to playlists and features such as 'What's New' and 'Starred'. It's also the first receiver to feature Marvell Qdeo video processing technology, which can upscale any video source to 3840 x 2160 resolution.
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