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Onkyo HT-RC360 7.2-Channel Network Audio/Video Receiver (Black)



Onkyo HT-RC360 7.2-Channel Network Audio/Video Receiver (Black)

  • 100 Watts per Channel at 8 Ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 Channels Driven, FTC; 125 Watts per Channel at 6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 0.1%, 2 Channels Driven, FTC
  • 6 HDMI Inputs and 1 Output, HDMI Support for 3D, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color , x.v.Color , Lip-sync, Dolby TrueHD
  • DTS-HD Master Audio.DVD-Audio,Super Audio CD, Multichannel PCM, and CEC
  • Direct Digital Connection of iPod/iPhone via Front-Panel USB Port
  • Network Capability, Odyssey 2EQ

Onkyo has forged an iron-clad reputation for making high-quality home theater more affordable. Case in point: the HT-RC360, a versatile networking A/V receiver with a savvy selection of today’s most vital technologies. This receiver does more than just handle all your favorite disc-based movies, games, and music. Thanks to its network function, the HT-RC360 also lets you bring to your living room a range of audio content from the internet or your PC. Six HDMI inputs including one on the front pa

List Price: $ 549.00

Price: $ 299.99

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  2. Theaterguy says:
    65 of 68 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    HT-RC360, May 17, 2011
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    This review is from: Onkyo HT-RC360 7.2-Channel Network Audio/Video Receiver (Black) (Electronics)

    This receiver rocks! I bought a Dennon AVR-891 with a list of $799 and it sounded scratch like phase distorted. I have a tuned ear, played trumpet for many years and have been involved with high end car audio for over 25 years. I went to Best Buy and went into their magnolia room and there was a pair of B&W 61/2″ book shelf speakers for $799 playing Simon and Garfunkle. It sounded scratchy just like the Denon receiver I just returned to Fry’s. I asked which receiver was on and he pointed to the Dennon, I knew it, I asked him to put on the Pioneer Elite VSX-32 on and it sounded great. I started researching the Pioneer receivers and I came across the Onkyo TX-NR609 it is THX certified and has Qdeo video processor and started looking at that. The Specs looked clean at 100 watts .08% THD @ 20-20K hz.

    Well the Fridays Fry’s electronics ad showed up and it was their anniversary sale, there was an Onkyo receiver for $299. It was the HT-RC360. I looked at the specs and couldn’t find any difference between this receiver and the TX-NR609 other than the THX certification. The unit has the same de-mentions, same specs so I picked it up. WOW is what I should say, I’m running Polk Rti-A3’s for fronts mounted to the wall all in THX setup recommendations, Polk Monitor 30’s for rear and Velodyne 10, Polk RMC center channel. room size is 10X13 with a 46″ Samsung LN46c630 LCD.
    This receiver is clean and capable of pushing some serious current to your speakers. Not only with movies but Madonna Blu-rays, Elton John Big red piano, you can really hear details that I couldn’t with the Dennon or my old Sony ES. The piano’s, horn’s, vocal’s are strong and clean at extremely high volumes. I am no longer considering the Pioneer Elite. Let me ad the functions are basic, not confusing with simple treble and bass adjustment. There is no multi-band eq, however I don’t see that as a negative because I try not to introduce EQ’s into my setups. This unit doesn’t need an EQ with a balance of matching speakers. However if you are the type that likes to use Auddessy then you will be pleased. You will get your EQ there.

    I recommend this receiver to even the audiophiles out there. It will surprise you.

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  3. Ronald Ih "rimb1172" says:
    28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great value and performance, August 7, 2011
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    Ronald Ih “rimb1172” (Los Altos, CA United States) –
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    I waited for a few weeks to give this system a fair amount of use before I wrote my review and I have to say that after using it for a while, I am very pleased with the design and performance of this HT receiver.

    I have three HDMI inputs and one analog going in to the Onkyo (Home Theater PC/Server, Cable Box, XBox and Wii (analog)) and it is driving a 55″ Samsung LED TV. I have 5.1 surround sound and a second zone which are my outdoor patio speakers.

    The first thing is that if you have not moved to HDMI, do it. It makes half of your Home Theater life MUCH easier.

    Setup:
    This took about 2 hours total most of which was disconnecting my old non-HDMI Home Theater amp and re-routing all of the cables and remove the now unnecessary TOSLINK fiber audio cables. Once that was done, hooking up the Onkyo was pretty easy. Connecting the speaker wires is still kind of a pain to make sure that all of the wires are going to the right place, but the Onkyo includes a sticker sheet of lables to attach to your cable ends which was a nice extra.

    The Audyssey sound setup is great. Put the included microphone on a camera tripod and put it in three different listening locations, press go in each point and in about 5-6 minutes your speakers levels and equalization are set. You don’t have to do anything.

    Features:
    The On-Screen Display (OSD is nice and gives you feedback whenever you hit any of the controls. I was originally going to go with a cheaper HT receiver without OSD, but I’m glad I went with this instead. IMO, the OSD is worth it.

    The ability to setup each input differently is a great plus. You can adjust Audyssey, Audio, Dynamic volume, display name, etc. for each source which is nice because the levels for each can be quite different. This way, can set it up so that when you switch from one source to the other, you won’t get your ears blasted if one source’s base volume level is higher than another.

    As some have already mentioned, the DLNA streaming is great if you have a media server like Windows Media Player and an ethernet router. You just set Windows Media Player to allow streaming and then the Onkyo should be able to see all of your shared music folders. I set “NET” as the default source for Zone 2 and now I can let the kids watch a movie in Surround sound inside while listening to music outside. You can setup the Onkyo to drive the Zone 2 speakers as well, but then it is tied to the main amp and you can’t adjust the volume of the main speakers and Zone 2 independantly. So, I send out the DLNA streaming audio to the Zone 2 line out of the Onkyo. I repurposed my old HT receiver to use as a dumb amp just to drive my outside speakers and take in the line signal from the Onkyo. Now I can have two completely separate audio streams going at the same time and control the volume of each independantly.

    It takes the analog input video of the Wii and scales it up to 1080p for fullscreen on my TV which is very nice.

    Sound:
    The surround sound is MUCH better with the Onkyo than my old HT receiver because the Audyssey makes the audio setup so much easier. I could never quite get my old HT receiver to sound right because it was such a tedious process with my old amp so I gave up after a while.

    So, in conclusion, this amp does a lot more than its price tag indicates. My only nitpick is that the greenish display looks pretty dated, but that is just an aesthetic issue that I can live with.

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  4. Kay Hayes "knitting ninja" says:
    49 of 53 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great AV Receiver – mid level price point outstanding, May 10, 2011
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    Kay Hayes “knitting ninja” (San Jose, CA USA) –
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    This review is from: Onkyo HT-RC360 7.2-Channel Network Audio/Video Receiver (Black) (Electronics)
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    I paired this HT-RC360 receiver with an Onkyo 7.1 surround sound speaker system Onkyo SKS-HT870 Home Theater Speaker System and took it for a week long test drive. The room I set everything up in was not really a room but a loft. Instead of four walls, I was dealing with three walls and a half wall for the back of the “room”. This is a difficult arrangement for a speaker system but ultimately I was satisfied with the results. The floor space is roughly 14 feet wide by 12 feet deep. The arrangement is such that the TV and audio equipment are against one 14 foot wall and the listening chairs are against the opposing ½ wall. The two side walls are 12 feet and solid. The speakers are mounted fairly close to where Dolby Labs suggests except that the surround speakers are about 8 feet up and angled down toward the listening area. I did not use the rear surround speakers in a traditional 7.1 configuration but chose the “front high” option provided by Dolby Pro Logic IIz because I do not have a complete back wall. In fact, if the receiver did not have that option I would be stuck with a 5.1 setup.

    SETUP

    Physically setting up the system was a snap. The color coding on the Onkyo speaker wires matches the receiver speaker outputs. Inputs and outputs are clearly marked. I chose to use the provided cables and wires to see how things worked right from the box. If you connect your TV via the only HDMI out, programming can be done via the remote and displayed on the TV screen. At this point, I ran into two ugly traits. First, I could not go back up the setup level tree. I had to start from the top every time – very annoying. Then, 14 pages later, I was introduced to the function of the return button – very helpful in navigating the menu but introduced a bit late in the game. Second, the manual is not friendly to use or very complete for some basic tasks. After 15 minutes of reading the manual and trying, I was unable to do a simple thing like manually tune a radio station (finally I realized the TUNER button on the remote was not the same as the TUNER MODE button on the receiver and the instructions do not indicate where the buttons are physically located – lesson learned to check both). However, a complex task like connecting to the internet to update the firmware was easily done and well explained. Enough about the manual – certainly not the worst tech writing but could be better.

    FEATURES

    This receiver has a ton of features so plan on spending a week or two learning how to make the most of its capabilities. Below are some of the quick and easy features included that I have found useful:

    – Plugging in a USB key into the front of the receiver to play content quickly and easily. The interface is very intuitive.

    – Internet radio. Using vTuner was seamless and worked without any registration. Register if you want to create and manage favorite stations on your PC.

    – Streaming music from my Windows Media Player 12 equipped PC over the network via dlna was quick to set up and effective.

    – The Audyssey 2EQ is very user friendly and did a great job of testing out my room and calibrating individual speaker output. It saves a ton of individual settings (available in the regular menus). The surround effect when finished was outstanding for my 5.1 ATT Uverse and my 7.1 DVD player.

    – The listening modes are grouped into four remote control buttons for Movie/TV, Music, Game, and Stereo. Since there are over 40 modes, having them grouped for usefulness is outstanding. Also, only the available modes are present – you won’t get DTS-HD as a choice if it is not an option from your media being played.

    MISCELLANEOUS

    The advanced set up consists of 9 menus that lead to other menus that control and set everything including I/O assignments, resolutions, converting, digital audio, speaker assignment / adjustment and Audyssey configurations to name only some.

    The receiver also has a second zone that will output most sources as an analogue signal to another area via a direct speaker connection or a left and right line out to connect to another amplifier/receiver. This allows playback from different sources in different areas. I recently finished wiring in-ceiling speakers in several zones so having the option for this receiver to provide input to another amp is fantastic. As soon as I can afford a 6 or 8 zone amp I plan to link it all together. Of note, if you connect two speakers directly to the receiver you will be limited to 5.1 when both zones are on. If you use the line out the 7.1 is retained.

    SUMMARY

    Over all, this is a very reasonably priced and versatile receiver with pleasing sound reproduction and network…

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