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Hitting The Home Theater Sweet Spot

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 panel—let you enjoy all the latest A/V formats: immersive 3D video; ultra-high resolution 4K video upscaling via Qdeo™ technology; lossless audio from Dolby and DTS; and expanded surround sound from Audyssey DSX™ and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz. Further exploiting the versatility of HDMI, the HT-RC360 includes a new user-friendly GUI and on-screen display for easy adjustment of settings. Driving it all is a clean and powerful amplifier design based on Onkyo’s proprietary WRAT.

 

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Network Capability Delivers Internet Radio and Network Audio Streaming via Ethernet

As one of Onkyo's new breed of receivers that can link directly to the internet or to your home PC via a local network, the HT-RC360 takes streaming audio and internet radio to a whole new level. MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM audio files can now be played back through your main system with unprecedented power and fidelity. The HT-RC360 also brings to life a huge array of internet radio channels from vTuner, SIRIUS XM Internet Radio®, Mediafly, Pandora®, and Slacker™, plus on-demand music streaming from Napster and Rhapsody (availability depends on region). As well as being compatible with earlier platforms, the receiver is compatible with Microsoft's Windows® 7 platform, which includes the DLNA 1.5-specified "Play To" media-streaming feature. The HT-RC360's internet connectivity has the added benefit of making firmware updates simpler than ever.

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Direct Digital Connection of iPod®/iPhone® via Front-Panel USB Port

OSD

iPod with avr

The HT-RC360's front-panel USB port lets you access MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, and AAC audio files stored on a USB flash drive or iPod®/iPhone®. As the audio signals are transported in digital form, rather than analog, there is much less chance for signal degradation. End result: your music sounds cleaner and more faithful to the original. A further benefit of the USB input is that it lets you use the system's remote controller to play back audio files on the connected device.

The HT-RC360 also incorporates Onkyo's exclusive Advanced Music Optimizer to compensate for lost bit information and improve the quality of compressed audio signals.

End result: your music sounds cleaner and more faithful to the original.

Wireless Ready: PC and Internet Audio Delivered Wirelessly to Your Main System
About the size of a quarter, the UWF-1 connects to the USB port on compatible Onkyo A/V receivers and brings audio through your wireless router to your home entertainment system.
 
UWF-1 connects to the USB port

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HDMI® Support for 3D Video and Audio Return Channel
HDMI 3d logo

The six HDMI inputs on the HT-RC360 let you simultaneously connect high-def sources such as a Blu-ray player, a gaming console, and a cable/satellite tuner. A single output then sends a pristine signal to your connected high resolution display. The HDMI implementation on this receiver supports both 3D video and an Audio Return Channel, along with numerous high resolution formats. 3D video brings exciting possibilities to home entertainment, with movie, game, and broadcast content on the increase and 3D-compatible TVs now on the market. Meanwhile, the Audio Return Channel allows audio content received directly by your HDTV's tuner to be sent "upstream" via HDMI to your A/V receiver, without the need for a separate S/PDIF audio cable.

4K Upscaling and Processing with Marvell Qdeo™ Video Chip

The HT-RC360 offers full 4K (3840 x 2160) upscaling of standard video sources such as 480i/p, 720p, and 1080i/p. Interlaced-to-progressive conversion and scaling are performed by a high-quality Marvell Qdeo video-processing chip. Qdeo™ is a versatile video processor that uses algorithms designed to erase video noise and artifacts such as jaggies and feathering. Played back on a compatible widescreen display, your Blu-ray Discs and DVDs will look more detailed and cinematic than ever.

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A Suite of Audyssey Technologies for the Ideal Listening Environment
Audyssey Room

(1) Audyssey 2EQ® tailors multi-channel audio for your home theater speaker set-up by measuring three room positions and applying a resolution filter to the satellite speakers to correct for room acoustics.

(2) Audyssey Dynamic EQ® maintains a consistent bass response, tonal balance, and surround-sound effect at different volume levels, so you can enjoy the natural dynamics
of your content regardless of the volume.

(3) Audyssey Dynamic Volume® automatically compensates for volume fluctuations in
different audio content (for example, during commercial breaks)
while optimizing the dynamic range.

Audyssey DSX™ and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz Add Expanded Dimensions to Surround Sound
The HT-RC360 handles two advanced surround-sound technologies from Audyssey and Dolby that offer exciting new ways to set up the speakers in your home theater system. Audyssey DSX can reconfigure the HT-RC360's surround back channels to deliver "front height" channels. These channels carry ambient, non-directional audio that adds a new vertical dimension to your movies and games. Dolby Pro Logic IIz provides a similar front-height speaker option that likewise works to create a more enveloping home theater experience.

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Convenient Overlay On-Screen Display via HDMI®

Changing your A/V receiver's settings is now more seamless than ever, thanks to the HT-RC360's overlay On-Screen Display (OSD) feature. With a simple press of the home button, the on-screen set-up menus appear overlaid on the video image you're watching. This means you can adjust the settings immediately, without having to switch back and forth from a blank screen background.

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OSD overlay

Onkyo Remote App for iPod®/iPhone®
Onkyo app

Available as a free download, this app lets you use your iPod® touch or iPhone® as a remote controller to control a range of functions on the HT-RC360. As well as letting you select internet radio stations, it also lets you select streaming audio input from a DLNA-compatible server. TheRemote App also enables you to perform basic playback operations and control the receiver's volume with an interface that uses the iPod®/iPhone®'s built-in accelerometer.

*Compatible iPod®/iPhone® models: iPod® touch 3rd generation or later; iPhone® 3GS or later. (All models require iOS 4.2 or later.)

 

Comparison Chart

Model 3D Capable HDMI I/O Watts/Ch THX Certified Network Function
Made for iPod®
/iPhone®
Advanced
OSD Set-up
Audyssey
Dolby
Volume
PC
Input
HT-RC360
5+1/1
100 x 7
-
2EQ
-
-
6+1/1
100 x 7
Select2 Plus
MultEQ XT

Specification

Number of Channels
7.2
Power
100W/Ch (8Ω, 20Hz-20kHz, 0.08%)
Network Capable
Yes
Audyssey Room EQ
2EQ®
HDMI I/O
5+1 in / 1 out
Overlay On-Screen Display
Advanced via HDMI
Made for iPod®/iPhone®
(Direct USB input)
Yes
(Supports album art)
Zone 2
Powered Zone 2 / Line out
Component Video I/O
2 in / 1 out (HDTV capable)
Composite Video I/O
5 in (1 front) / 2 out
Digital Audio Input
2 Optical / 2 Coaxial
Analog Audio I/O
5 in / 1 out
Subwoofer Pre-out
Yes
Color-coded Speaker Terminals
Yes
AM/FM Presets
40
RIHD (CEC via HDMI)
Yes
Onkyo Exclusive Gaming Modes
4
Advanced Music Optomizer
Yes
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