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Onkyo HT-RC180 7.2-Channel A/V Surround Home Network Receiver (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Product Specifications

Brand NameOnkyo
Output Wattage110 watts
Color NameBlack
Specification MetSwitching

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Onkyo
  • Model: HT-RC180
  • Output Wattage: 110 Watts
  • Surround Sound Channel Configuration: 7
  • Color Name: Black

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 17.1 x 7.8 inches ; 39.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 47 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B002L6GEKG
  • Item model number: HT-RC180
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,900 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 2, 2004

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Onkyo Delivers Maximum Bang for Your Hard-Earned Buck

Combining the latest home theater functionality with home network capability, the Onkyo HT-RC180 7.2 Channel A/V Surround Home Network Receiver creates a compelling mid-range centerpiece. A rear-side Ethernet port enables the HT-RC180 either to receive and output audio tracks playing on your PC, or to bypass your PC and directly stream Internet radio stations. It provides five HDMI 1.3a inputs to handle a range of high-definition video and audio sources. HDMI compatibility also enables the receiver to upscale any video input to 1080p via Faroudja DCDi Cinema. This 110W-rated receiver also features Audyssey DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz, two new surround sound formats that expand the spatial dimensionality of games and movies. On top of all this, you also get Audyssey room-correction and equalization technologies working to create a well-balanced soundstage, no matter what the volume level or shape of the room. The HT-RC180 also features a customizable remote controller and a proprietary Universal Port that enables single-cable connection of peripheral audio devices.



Control connected devices with a single remote controller

Experience Superb Mid-Range Versatility with the Added Convenience of Network Capability

1080p Video and High-Definition Surround Sound Processed via HDMI 1.3a

Incorporating HDMI version 1.3a, along with advanced processing capabilities, the HT-RC180 makes for a powerful A/V control center. Up to five components can be connected via HDMI, including Blu-ray players, gaming consoles and set-top boxes. The system can then receive and switch high-definition video and output a pristine digital signal to your compatible HDTV. On the audio front, lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio provide a bit-for-bit multichannel soundtrack identical to the studio master track.

PC Audio and Internet Radio via Network Function with DLNA 1.5 Compatibility

Connecting directly to the Internet or to your home PC via a local network, the HT-RC180 brings PC audio and streaming Internet radio into your home entertainment setup. Now you're just one click away from high-quality, customizable music programming. MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC and LPCM audio files--whether on your PC or from the Internet--can now be played back through your main system with unprecedented power and fidelity. The HT-RC180 brings to life a wide array of Internet radio sources. As one of Onkyo's new generation of network-capable receivers, the HT-RC180 is fully compatible with the new DLNA 1.5 specification.

Audyssey DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz Add New Dimensions to Surround Sound

The HT-RC180 handles two surround sound technologies from Audyssey and Dolby that offer exciting new ways to set up the speakers in your home theater system. Audyssey DSX lets you incorporate "front wide" speakers in place of the usual surround back speakers to expand the width of the soundstage. Set up at a recommended 60 degrees off center, these channels help produce a more realistic soundstage and a more immersive listening experience. Alternatively, Audyssey DSX can reconfigure the HT-RC180'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.

HDMI Video Upscaling to 1080p with Faroudja DCDi Cinema

When it comes to video processing, the Faroudja Directional Correlational Deinterlacing (DCDi) Cinema video processor offers several advantages. It can accept any video signal, regardless of the source resolution, and upscale it to 1080p to match the native resolution of your high-definition display. What's more, DCDi Cinema effectively removes video artifacts such as jagged edges during the video signal deinterlacing process. You get to enjoy smooth progressive scan video images, even for fast-moving sports and action scenes.

Free yourself from limited connection options


Audyssey Technologies Create the Ideal Listening Environment

The HT-RC180 incorporates three Audyssey technologies to help create the most suitable listening environment for your home. Audyssey MultEQ measures and removes distortion caused by room acoustics and calibrates speakers for optimal listening throughout the room. Audyssey Dynamic Volume lets you enjoy a consistent level of volume for all content, while optimizing the dynamic range. Audyssey Dynamic EQ maintains a consistent bass response, tonal balance and surround sound effect at different volume levels.

THX Select2 Plus Certified with THX Loudness Plus Technology

THX Select2 Plus certification is specified for rooms where the screen-to-seat viewing distance is 10 to 12 feet and the room volume is around 2,000 cubic feet. To achieve THX Select Plus certification, the HT-RC180 meets the world's most demanding standards for home theater audio quality and performance, and plays at reference volume levels with minimal distortion. THX Loudness Plus is a volume control technology included in THX Select2 Plus that compensates for the tonal and spatial shifts that occur when the volume level is lowered. It automatically adjusts the levels of ambient sound and bass frequencies, allowing you to enjoy the true impact of your movies, music and games at any volume.

Universal Port for Single-Cable Connection of Optional Onkyo Dock for the iPod or HD Radio Tuner

A proprietary Universal Port located on the rear of the HT-RC180 lets you connect Onkyo’s HD radio tuner or iPod dock (each optional and sold separately). If you have both peripheral devices, they can easily be daisy chained via an input on the HD radio tuner.

Bi-Directional Pre-programmed Remote Control with On-screen Setup and Macro Presets

The HT-RC180's remote controller offers the convenience of controlling a wide range of devices. Select your connected devices from an on-screen list and pre-program your desired settings for each device; the receiver itself sends these settings automatically to the remote controller. Furthermore, the HT-RC180 lets you set up macro presets for up to four activity modes, which you can control via mode-key LEDs on the controller. For example, a single press of the "My Movie" button can simultaneously turn on the receiver, display and DVD to your pre-programmed settings and start playing a disc automatically.


Product Description

The THXSelect2 Plus Certified HT-RC180 combines the latest home-theater functionality with home-network capability to create a compelling mid-range centerpiece. A rear-side Ethernet port enables the HT-RC180 either to receive and output audio tracks playing on your PC, or to bypass your PC and directly stream internet radio stations such as Rhapsody and Pandora. The HT-RC180 provides five HDMI1.3a inputs to handle a range of high-definition video and audio sources. HDMI compatibility also enables the receiver to upscale any video input to 1080p via Faroudja DCDi Cinema. This 110 W-rated receiver also features Audyssey DSXand DolbyPro LogicIIz, two new surround-sound formats that expand the spatial dimensionality of games and movies. On top of all this, you also have Audyssey room-correction and equalization technologies working to create a well-balanced soundstage, no matter the volume level or the shape of your room. Among the other highlights of the HT-RC180 are a customizable remote controller and a proprietary Universal Port that enables single-cable connection of peripheral audio devices.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Very easy to use and setup.
Anthony Vanderpol
I called Onkyo and they will not warranty repair it a second time, so I am stuck either paying for repairs myself or buying a new receiver.
Vyxxen
If your purse strings are tight but quality is uppermost in your mind Onkyo A/V receivers are an excellent choice.
Michael Birman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

83 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Richard C. Drew TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 23, 2009
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I've owned a lot of electronics, all makes and many models. I had not upgraded my core system for many years, and knew it was time for a change. I'm a fan of Onkyo (I have another Onkyo AV receiver in the living room) and was looking for one with network connection and more power. Man does this deliver. The quality, feel and look is all top-quality. This may be a 7.1 system, but it powers 10 speakers, two subs, and three different zones/rooms! That's 11 speakers plus two subs (13 total.) Remember that Frasier episode from a few years ago where he purchased a new soundsystem, and his living room looked like a speaker Stonehenge. Seemed farfetched at the time - but now it's clearly possible. If you use full sized speakers you would have a draw-dropping first impression. As it is, I have 11 speakers and one sub, varying sizes and makes - that's impressive enough.

The sound? Wow. I played Aero by Jean Michelle Jarre - a 5.1 audio DVD. It knocked my socks off. The audio resolution and depth were amazing. The receiver also has numerous listening modes - so many it takes over two pages in the manual to list them. Different Dolby modes, THX and many more. There's a diagram on the front panel that displays the speakers that will be used by each mode. As you change them, the speaker display changes - pretty simple. Want only two speakers? Four? Eleven? Simple.

So here's my experience, from unpacking to turn-on.

Packaging: Extra-heavy duty. Double-thick box, form fit foam. The box will take a lot of abuse in shipping. See my included photos.

Unpacking: Typical anti-static and foam wrap, tape and scratch protection. Heavy unit - will take two people to unpack unless you are comfortable moving heavy weight.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Pantliano TOP 500 REVIEWER on September 22, 2009
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"My name is Anthony and I was a Home Theater in a Box junkie, but I have seen the light of a dedicated receiver and her name is Onkyo".

The last two surround systems I purchased were Home Theater in a Box (HTiB) types. I figured who wants to waste time and money looking for separate components. That worked fine for me for a few years, but then I outgrew the stingy inputs most HTiB systems have...

In comes the Onkyo HT-RC180, a receiver with more inputs than I hope I'll ever need, and the ability to hook up more speakers than I have room for. Some may see this as overkill, but for me it's a luxury to know that I'll always have room to grow. The Onkyo's connectivity highlights include 5 1080p HMDI ports, 2 component videos, 3 optical audios, 3 digital coaxials, and a phono input. You can connect up to 11 surround sound speakers and 2 powered subwoofers to the unit as well. Alternatively, you can run stereo output in two other rooms, or zones. However, if you wish to keep running 7.1 surround in your main room, the other zones must have separate amps. Finally, it supports speakers from to 4-16ohms.

The design of the Onkyo is nothing special. It's basically a large and heavy black box (see my included photo). But it's a well built box, with a solid feel and a heavy aluminum front panel. The door on the front feels sturdier than some car doors. Lastly, there is a large and bright display that is easy to read from across the room.

The remote is very sophisticated as well. It can be programmed to turn on the TV, Receiver, and DVD player all at once and switch over the necessary inputs. There are three buttons on the remote labeled "My Movie", "My TV", and "My Music", which can be programmed in this manner.
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66 of 77 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas E. Johansen VINE VOICE on December 3, 2009
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The Onkyo HT-RC180 has lots of features, plenty of speaker connections, incredible sound and a sturdy, heavy case, all of which would suggest that this is a quality product. Indeed, upon initially opening up the box and setting it up, it blew away my Sony STRDG820 7.1 Audio Video Receiver - Black, even with the same pair of cheap Sony SS-B3000 speakers. The sound was crisp and the definition was unlike anything I'd ever heard. I'm certainly no audiophile, but the difference was that noticeable -- this thing cranks out some really nice sound. Music sounded fuller, and movies -- even without a center channel -- sounded convincing and clear. The video quality wasn't any different on my 56" Samsung 1080p DLP, but that's to be expected. Sound quality and features is why you buy a more expensive AV receiver, generally speaking, and this thing delivers in spades. I can only imagine what it would have sounded like had I been able to test it with a full 7.1 setup (alas, it died before my other speakers came -- more on that later). Features such as the media server streaming and the ability to use up to 13 speakers make the Onkyo HT-RC180 a fully-loaded AV receiver. The media streaming was a bit awkward to navigate with the remote -- if you have an Xbox 360, a Playstation 3 or a dedicated media streaming hub, they'll do the trick much better -- but it functioned fine, and connected to my network without hassle via the ethernet port on the back of the unit.

Despite its great performance, I would not recommend the Onkyo HT-RC180. Why? After just a month of use, it broke.
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