Onkyo's new TX-NR929 and TX-NR828 AV receivers offer 4K, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth smarts

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onkyo-av-4k-2013.jpgOnkyo have ticked pretty much every box with their latest line of home cinema AV receivers. From 4K support through to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, the new Onkyo TX-NR929 and TX-NR828 receivers look feature-rich.

Each can take and accept pass through of 4K footage from UHD sources, making them future-proofed against the inevitable slew of 4K content set to hit in the coming years, while both can also upscale footage to 4K using Qdeo processing tech from Marvell for those lucky (and rich) enough to be able to get their hands on a 4K screen early.

The TX-NR929 is the higher-end model of the two, boasting 9.2 surround sound channels, nine HDMI inputs and two HDMI outputs. Set-up and calibrations is made breezy thanks to Audyssey’s MultEQ XT32 room acoustic equalisation too.

The TX-NR828 on the other hand houses eight HDMI inputs and and two HDMI outputs, and uses the older Audyssey MultEQ tech that’s been seen present in earlier Onkyo kit.

Both receivers also offer wireless loseless audio streaming from iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, Mac and NAS boxes, and include up-mixing options taking in Audyssey DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz. The top-end model also offers DTS Neo:X processing.

Available right now, the TX-NR929 will set you back £1,500, while the TX-NR828 will hit stores in June priced £1,000.

Gerald Lynch