It’s strongly recommended to compare different receivers if you want to choose the best one: Denon AVR-X4100W vs Onkyo TX-NR828.
AV receivers under review have the same number of channels. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-X4100W has such a ratio W/Ohm - 125/8, 165/6, while the TX-NR828 has a power of 180/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X4100W it is 0.05%, but for the TX-NR828 it is 0.08%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVR-X4100W received the model 192 KHz/24-bit, but the TX-NR828 is equipped with Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit. Each of the compared opponents supports Bi-amping. Both Denon AVR-X4100W and Onkyo TX-NR828 can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. Both devices can work with such Apple Music services: AirPlay. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Denon AVR-X4100W works with Pandora, SiriusXM, but the Onkyo TX-NR828 works with Last.fm, AUPEO, Simfy.
Oddly enough, the support for the HDR function is not implemented in these units. The quality of 4K/60Hz signal remains unchanged when transmitting from a source to a TV or projector via HDMI for both receivers. Signaling over HDMI in standby mode can provide the AVR-X4100W and the TX-NR828. Each of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Operation with the Dolby Vision is only possible with the AVR-X4100W.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the AVR-X4100W has 8/3, and the TX-NR828 has 8/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the AVR-X4100W and the TX-NR828. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player.
Ability to create 3 Multi zones inherent in both AV receivers. Voice control of the basic functions of the receiver is not realized in both models. There is an ECO mode in AVR-X4100W. The Denon AVR-X4100W and the Onkyo TX-NR828 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the AVR-X4100W. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.