It’s strongly recommended to compare different receivers if you want to choose the best one: Denon HEOS AVR vs Onkyo TX-NR828.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 5.1 versus 7.2, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the HEOS AVR has such a ratio W/Ohm - 50/8, 65/6, while the TX-NR828 has a power of 180/6. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the HEOS AVR it is 0.05%, but for the TX-NR828 it is 0.08%. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Onkyo TX-NR828. Both Denon HEOS AVR 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. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Denon HEOS AVR works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Sound Cloud, 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 HEOS AVR and the TX-NR828. Video scaling is only possible with the TX-NR828. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature.
The number of HDMI inputs/outputs varies depending on the receiver, the HEOS AVR has 4/1, and the TX-NR828 has 8/2. HDMI Audio Return Channel is implemented in both devices. HDMI eARC is not supported by the HEOS AVR and the TX-NR828. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that each of the rivals can work with HDMI CEC. HEOS AVR and TX-NR828 support the standard HDCP 2.2. In the presence of a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player only at Onkyo TX-NR828. There is an ECO mode in neither AV receiver. The Onkyo TX-NR828 can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
Generally no support for a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format. A DTS:X surround technology is not supported by devices from our comparison.