Onkyo HT-RC360 - More affordable solutions

As I've always looked for solid, reliable and affordable solutions.  The ONKYO HT-RC360 fits the bill.

The ONKYO HT-RC360 receiver offers an ideal solution to build your home theater center. It does not only handle all your favorite disc-based movies, games, and music, but also lets you bring to your living room a range of audio content from the internet or your PC thanks to its network function. The support for latest HDMI standard allows you to enjoy eye-popping 3D contents and cable routing convenience from the Audio Return Channel, as well as ultra-high resolution 4K video upscaling via Marvell Qdeo. A good list of feature also includes lossless audio from Dolby and DTS, expanded surround sound from Audyssey DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz, and a new user-friendly GUI and onscreen display for easy adjustment of settings.


The 7.2 channel reciever provides one of the most(if not the most) affordable future-proof options for purchasing a new reciever that sports True Power. (Learn more about True Power here).

Perfect for all that Apple hardware
This network-capable receiver supports streaming PC audio and
Wireless Connectivity!
Internet radio from the likes of Pandora, Rhapsody, Napster, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker, Mediafly and vTuner and provide compatibility with Windows 7 and DLNA. The Internet connection greatly simplifies the process of providing future updates to the receiver’s firmware. These networking models can also take advantage of Onkyo’s free Remote App for iPod, iPhone, or iPad to control the A/V receiver. Bothmodels are also compatible with the recently announced UWF-1
Wireless USB Adapter that provides an IEEE 802.11b/g/n connection to access music on a home network.

For movie and home theater enthusiasts, this receiver has more than enough HDMI inputs to accommodate any likely combination of cable TV, satellite, and disk player sources, including 3D. The HT-RC360 includes connections for USB, Ethernet, and Onkyo’s proprietary Universal Port (U-Port), as well as a full array of traditional audio and video sources.   This USB connectivity is one of the most valuable and overlooked feature that will create convenience and ease of use.

With 7.2-channel surround sound systems with Audyssey DSX or Dolby ProLogic IIz processing included to provide alternative height or wide channels.  The advanced HDMI interface supports lossless high-definition surround sound via Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio codecs.  The HT-RC360 uses Audyssey 2EQ room correction and includes Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume to correct loudness issues.   These reciever supports everything HD and with the 7.2 surround capability, its the perfect receiver to purchase if you're just starting.  You can save some cash and go 5.1 and build up to 7.1 or 7.2 as the cash becomes available.

1080p Upconversion
The Marvell Qdeo video-processing chip, upconverts video to 1080p and beyond to as much as 4K of horizontal resolution, regardless of the source resolution. This new processor handles current-source upsampling with ease, and will be ready for future displays.

On screen display
This receiver includes Onkyo’s proprietary WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) amplifiers, and the HT-RC360 also employs Onkyo’s three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry for even higher dynamics and lower distortion. Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit DACs are provided for all channels on both receivers. Like all current Onkyo receivers, they feature the company’s Overlaid Graphic On-Screen Display so users can still watch a program while operating the menus. Onkyo’s latest Graphical User Interface (GUI) lets users smoothly navigate internet radio, iPod/iPhone sources, or any other connected sources.

 For those like myself who want specifics?


  •     Class 7.2 channel
  •     Amplifier Output 100 Watt/channel
  •     8 Ohm - 20 - 20000 Hz - THD 0.08 % - 7 channel(s) ( Surround )
  •     6 Ohm - THD 0.1 % - 7 channel(s) ( Surround )
  •     Audio D/A Converter 24bit / 192kHz
  •     Built-in Decoders DTS-HD Audio/TrueHD
  •     THX certified Yes
  •     Surround Sound Effects Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
  •     Digital Sound Processor (DSP) Yes
  •     Input Impedance 47 KOhm
  •     Input Sensitivity 200 mV
  •     Response Bandwidth 5 - 100000 Hz
  •     Signal-To-Noise Ratio 106 dB
  •     Total Harmonic Distortion 0.08 %
  •     Bass Control Yes
  •     Treble Control Yes
  •     3D ready technology

Inputs & Outputs

1 Headphones
1 Composite video input
HDMI input
1 Headphone Jack

5 HDMI input
1 HDMI output
5 Audio line-in
1 Audio line-out(RCA)
2 Component video input(RCA phono x 3)
1 Component video output(RCA phono x 3)
2 SPDIF input(RCA phono)
2 SPDIF input
4 Composite video input(RCA phono)
1 Composite video output(RCA phono)
1 Monitor output(RCA phono)
2 Subwoofer output(RCA phono)
1 Audio line-out (multi zone)(RCA phono x 2)
1 Remote control
7 Speakers output(Banana/spade x 2)
2 Speakers output(Click-fit x 2)
1 Ethernet(RJ-45)-Rear

As you can see.  This receiver provides everything needed to have a solid home theater experience at an affordable price.  In this price range I'll say again.  This is a choice I would make especially considering the usb/wireless capabilities that this receiver has.  Others have this capability but they don't make the add-on as affordable as this one, at $29.