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Onkyo HT-RC270 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 100 Watts per Channel at 8 ohms, 20 Hz?20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 Channels Driven, FTC
  • HDMI (Version 1.4a to Support 3D and Audio Return Channel)
  • Network Capability for Streaming Audio Files
  • HDMI Video Upscaling to 1080p with Faroudja DCDi Cinema
  • THX Select2 Plus Certified
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Product Specifications

Brand NameOnkyo
Output Wattage100 watts
Color NameBLACK

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Onkyo
  • Model: HT-RC270
  • Output Wattage: 100 Watts
  • Surround Sound Channel Configuration: 7
  • Color Name: BLACK

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 17.1 x 6.9 inches ; 27.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 34 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B003K51IPI
  • Item model number: HT-RC270
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,410 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 1, 2010

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

If you're ready to take your first step into the world of networked home entertainment, let the HT-RC270 be your guide. This versatile A/V receiver sports a handy Ethernet connection that lets you enjoy streaming PC audio and Internet radio in the comfort of your living room. When it comes to connectivity, the HT-RC270 handles virtually anything you throw its way. You get six 3D-ready HDMI® 1.4a inputs (one on the front-side); 7.1-channel analog audio inputs for legacy components; analog RGB inputs for PC video; a Universal port for Onkyo peripherals; and a front-side USB input for Pod® models and flash memory devices. Onkyo has a well-earned reputation for bringing advanced audio features to a wider audience. In the case of the high-value HT-RC270, that means low-jitter Burr-Brown DACs; lossless HD audio from DTS and Dolby; Audyssey MultEQ®: room-correction; and the expanded surround dimensions of Audyssey DSX™ and Dolby®: Pro Logic® IIz. All of this connectivity and processing power earns the HT-RC270 the quality assurance of THX® Select2 Plus™.

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Onkyo HT-RC270 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver front view
Take your first step into the world of networked home entertainment with the Onkyo HT-RC270 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver.
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HDMI® 1.4a Support for 3D Video and Audio Return
The six HDMI 1.4a inputs on the HT-RC270 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. As the latest version of this connector, HDMI 1.4a adds the exciting possibilities of 3D video and an Audio Return Channel. 3D video is the next big thing in home entertainment, with movie, game, and broadcast content on the increase and 3D-compatible TVs entering the market. The HT-RC270 also offers the convenience of an Audio Return Channel via HDMI. Audio content received directly by your HDTV's tuner can be sent "upstream" to your A/V receiver, without the need for a separate S/PDIF audio cable.

Windows® 7 Compatible PC Audio and Internet Radio
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-RC270 takes streaming audio and Internet radio to a whole new level. 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-RC270 brings to life a huge array of Internet radio channels from Pandora®, SIRIUS Internet Radio®, vTuner, and more*. As well as being compatible with earlier platforms, the receiver is compatible with Microsoft's new Windows 7 platform, which includes the DLNA 1.5-specified "Play To" media-streaming feature. Another benefit of having the HT-RC270 connected to the Internet is that you can then easily update its firmware.

Audyssey DSX™ and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz Surround Sound
The HT-RC270 handles two new 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° off center, these channels help to produce a more realistic soundstage and a more immersive listening experience. Alternatively, Audyssey DSX can reconfigure the HT-RC270'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.

RI remote controller included with the Onkyo HT-RC270 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
An easy to use, all in one remote featuring macro presets.
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THX® Select2 Plus™ Certified
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 2000 cubic feet. To achieve THX Select2 Plus certification, the HT-RC270 had to meet the world's most demanding standards for home theater audio quality and performance, and play at reference volume levels with minimal distortion.

HDMI Video Upscaling to 1080p with Faroudja DCDi Cinema™
When it comes to video processing, Faroudja Dcdi Cinema offers several advantages. This processor 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.

A Suite of Audyssey Technologies for the Ideal Listening Environment
  • Audyssey MultEQ® measures and removes distortion caused by room acoustics and calibrates speakers for optimal listening throughout the room.
  • Audyssey Dynamic Volume&trade: automatically compensates for volume fluctuations in different audio content-for example, during commercial breaks-while optimizing the dynamic range.
  • 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.
PLL (Phase Locked Loop) Jitter-Cleaning Circuit Technology
Jitter is an unwanted side-effect of the digital-to-analog conversion process. Caused by fluctuations in the time domain of a digital signal, jitter has a detrimental impact on perceived audio quality. PLL jitter-cleaning circuit technology reduces jitter by comparing the input and output phases of the digital signal and creating an accurate clock waveform. This enhances the precision of digital signal processing and noticeably improves audio quality. Jitter-cleaning technology works both for digital signals input via HDMI and for digital signals converted from analog signals inside the receiver itself.

Preprogrammed RI Remote with On-Screen Setup and Presets
The HT-RC270's remote controller offers the convenience of controlling a wide range of other devices connected to the receiver. You can select your connected devices from the on-screen list and then pre-program your desired settings for each device. Furthermore, the HT-RC270 lets you set up macro presets for up to four activity modes, which you can control via mode-key LEDs on the remote controller. A single button-press of "My Movie," for example, can simultaneously turn on the receiver, display, and Blu-ray player to your pre-programmed settings and start playing a disc automatically.

Back panel of the Onkyo HT-RC270 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
100 Watts of power available on each channel.
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Angled front view of the Onkyo HT-RC270 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
Sleek, classic styling with a front panel featuring easy to access USB, HDMI, auxiliary inputs and more.
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Key Features
  • Advanced Features
    • THX® Select2 Plus™ certified
    • HDMI® (Version 1.4a to support 3D and Audio Return channel) with Deep Color™, x.v.Color™, LipSync, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD, multichannel PCM, and CEC
    • 6 HDMI inputs (1 front/5 rear) and 1 output
    • Audyssey DSX™ and Dolby® Pro Logic® IIz for new surround channels
    • PLL Jitter-Cleaning circuit technology
    • Audyssey MultEQ® for room acoustic correction
    • Network capability for streaming audio files (MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM)
    • Internet radio connectivity (Pandora®, Rhapsody®, SIRIUS Internet Radio®, Napster, Mediafly™, Slacker, and vTuner)*
    • Certified with Windows® 7 and DLNA version 1.5
    • Firmware updates via Ethernet and USB
    • Front-Panel USB Input for Memory Devices and iPhone®:/iPod® Models (Enables Display of Album Artwork)
  • Amplifier Features
    • 100 Watts per channel at 8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC
    • WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology)
    • Three-Stage inverted Darlington circuitry
    • H.C.P.S. (High Current Power Supply) Massive High Power Transformer
    • Linear optimum gain volume circuitry
  • Processing Features
    • Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-Bit DACs (PCM1690) for all channels
    • Two 32-Bit processing DSP chips (DA830 and CS49834)
    • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD High-Resolution Audio™ decoding
    • HDMI video upscaling to 1080p with Faroudja Dcdi Cinema™
    • 4 DSP Modes for Gaming: Rock, Sports, Action, and RPG
    • Music Optimizer™ for compressed digital music files
    • Direct Mode and Pure Audio Mode
    • A-Form listening mode memory
    • Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround Function
  • Connection Features
    • Universal Port for single-cable connection of optional Onkyo dock for iPhone®/iPod® or HD Radio™ tuner
    • Component video switching (2 inputs and 1 output)
    • 4 S-Video inputs and 2 outputs
    • Analog RGB video input (D-sub, 15 pin) and audio input for PC
    • Front-panel audio input for portable devices
    • 5 Digital Inputs (2 Optical and 3 Coaxial)
    • 5 A/V inputs (1 front/4 rear) and 1 output
    • Color-coded, 7.1 multichannel inputs
    • Video output (monitor)
    • 1 audio input
    • Phono input
    • Color-coded, 7.2 multichannel pre outs
    • Powered zone 2 and zone 2 line-out for distributed audio playback in another room
    • Bi-amping capability
    • Color-coded, Banana Plug-compatible speaker posts
    • RIHD (Remote Interactive over HDMI) for system control
  • Other Features
    • Overlaid graphical on-screen display (OSD) via HDMI
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume™
    • Audyssey Dynamic EQ® for loudness correction
    • Crossover adjustment (40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/200 Hz)
    • A/V sync control function (up to 250 ms in 5 ms steps)
    • Tone control (bass/treble) for front L/R channels
    • Display dimmer (normal/dim/dimmer)
    • 40 FM/AM random presets
    • Compatible with RI (Remote Interactive) dock for iPod
    • Aluminum front panel and gloss-finished volume knob
    • Preprogrammed and customizable RI remote control with on-screen setup, mode-key LEDs, and macro presets for four activities

What's in the Box
Onkyo HT-RC270 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver, indoor FM antenna, AM loop antenna, speaker cable labels, speaker setup microphone, instruction manual, quick start guide, remote controller, AA (R6) batteries (2).

Technical Specifications

  • Amplifier Section
    • Power Output
      • Front L/R - 100 W/Ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
      • Center - 100 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
      • Surround L/R - 100 W/Ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
      • Surround Back L/R, Front High L/R, Front Wide L/R, or Zone 2 L/R - 100 W/Ch (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
    • Dynamic power - 240 W (3 ohms, front), 210 W (4 ohms, front), 120 W (8 ohms, front)
    • THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) - 0.08% (Rated power)
    • Damping factor - 60 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 ohms)
    • Input sensitivity and impedance - 200 mV/47 k-ohms (line), 2.5 mV/47 k-ohms (phono MM)
    • Rated RCA output level and impedance - 200 mV/470 ohms (pre out)
    • Maximum RCA output level and impedance - 4.6 V/470 ohms (pre out)
    • Phono overload - 70 mV (MM, 1 kHz, 0.5%)
    • Frequency response - 5 Hz-100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (DSP bypass)
    • Tone control - ±10 dB, 50 Hz (bass), ±10 dB, 20 kHz (treble)
    • Signal-to-noise ratio - 106 dB (Line, IHF-A), 80 dB (phono, IHF-A)
    • Speaker impedance - 4 ohms-16 ohms or 6 ohms-16 ohms
  • Video Section
    • Input sensitivity/output level and impedance video
      • 1.0 Vp-p/75 ohms (component and s-video Y)
      • 0.7 Vp-p/75 ohms (component PB/CB, PR/CR)
      • 0.25 Vp-p/75 ohms (s-video C)
      • 1.0 Vp-p/75 ohms (composite)
    • Component video frequency response - 5 Hz-100 MHz/0 dB, -3 dB
  • Tuner Section
    • Tuning frequency range
      • FM: 87.5 MHz-107.9 MHz
      • AM: 530 kHz-1,710 kHz
    • FM/AM preset memory - 40 stations
  • General
    • Power supply - AC 120 V~, 60 Hz
    • Power consumption - 6.3 A
    • Dimensions (W x H x D) - 17 1/8" x 6 7/8" x 14 15/16" (435 x 175 x 379 mm)
    • Weight - 27.6 lbs. (12.5 kg)
    • Carton dimensions (W x H x D) - 22 7/16" x 11 3/4" x 18 7/16" (570 x 298 x 469 mm)
    • Shipping weight - 34.2 lbs. (15.5 kg)
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Product Description

If you’re ready to take your first step into the world of networked home entertainment, let the HT-RC270 be your guide. This versatile A/V receiver sports a handy Ethernet connection that lets you enjoy streaming PC audio and internet radio in the comfort of your living room. When it comes to connectivity, the HT-RC270 handles virtually anything you throw its way. You get six 3D-ready HDMI 1.4a inputs (one on the front-side); 7.1-channel analog audio inputs for legacy components; analog RGB inputs for PC video; a Universal port for Onkyo peripherals; and a front-side USB input for Pod models and flash memory devices. Onkyo has a well-earned reputation for bringing advanced audio features to a wider audience. In the case of the high-value HT-RC270, that means low-jitter Burr-Brown DACs; lossless HD audio from DTS and Dolby; Audyssey MultEQ room-correction; and the expanded surround dimensions of Audyssey DSX and Dolby Pro Logic IIz. All of this connectivity and processing power earns the HT-RC270 the quality assurance of THX Select2 Plus.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I love this receiver and the sound quality is really great!
TiVo Lover
I search the web and see that the issue is similar for others with same unit and even with other Onkyo units.
Desmo
I called onkyo and they told me to take it to a service center.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

85 of 88 people found the following review helpful By Adam VINE VOICE on November 12, 2010
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I will preface this review by saying I am not a die-hard audiophile who's interested in the schematics of the circuit boards inside, and how discreet they are, and whether or not they use premium toroidal coils and all that other stuff. I merely like watching blu-ray movies, playing hi-def video games, listening to music, and making the whole experience sound good. So with that in mind if you're looking for an in-depth analysis of the output of this unit using reference loudspeakers that each sell for the price of a baby grand piano, you might want to search for a different review. ;)

It took a while for me to write this review. Mainly because this is one seriously complex piece of equipment. It's got more connections, more buttons, and more overhead with regards to setup than my home computer network. Don't let this scare you away though, it is an absolutely outstanding receiver. I'll try to relay the experience I've had with it so hopefully you can get some value from reading my wall of text review.

My setup:

I'm not using any spectacular speakers for this. I've got a somewhat hodge-podge of KLH for surround speakers, Panasonic for the rear channels, and a large sub I've had for years and don't recall the brand (it's a 10" sub though.) My main interest was putting together a system that would sound immersive, and not necessarily give a crystal-clear reproduction of the source material (again - not an audiophile, just your average listener.) This is why I didn't bother spending thousands on speakers, and chose to use what I had from my old 5.1 system. The receiver is paired with a Samsung 48" LED LCD TV. For Blu-ray and games I've got a PS3, as well as an Xbox 360, a PS2, and a Nintendo Wii. For cable I have a Comcast HD DVR.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Paul on October 26, 2010
I almost returned this thing but the latest update fixed initializing problems I was having and it now connects like it should. I mainly purchased this unit over others mainly for its ability to stream Pandora radio, Slacker radio, and my local stations via the internet without the need of a computer. It's awesome now that it works, sound quality is good but some stations use much lower bit rates than others. One cool feature is the ability to ban a song when using Pandora or Slacker by just looking at the units display, I like, I don't like, Ban. Also most of the radio stations in LA are on there including news. The ability to stream music throughout most of the world is pretty cool and should be a standard feature in most units in the future.

Cons:
No HD radio, Remote requires extra steps to do simple tasks. More power would be nice but its adequate for now. I wish it had a screen saver for when streaming music or that senses no movement.

Now if you're having problems out of the box like some us were you could try this to connect it worked for me.

Receiver runs through the never ending initializing process. 1. turn off the receiver 2. unplug the Ethernet cable 3. turn on the receiver and wait about a minute for the initializing process to say no cable is attached 4. attach the cable and hit the back button on the screen, and lastly select your station, and it should work. You could also update your receiver using the network connection, if not you could try the flash drive option.

I have a fairly new network set up in my home by Time Warner which uses Motorola SBG901 wireless router/cable modem.

I deducted 1 star because it didn't work properly out of the box and because of the lame remote, it took them almost 2 weeks to post the right firmware update and I would of never of known that they posted another update if it wasn't for someone replying to my original post on amazon.
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Freudian Slips VINE VOICE on August 27, 2010
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Let me start this review by saying that I am not a tech person. I am a typical consumer in that I love movies and music and I want the best possible audio/video experience without too expensive a price tag. I want something that I can work and looks nice in my living room.

This is a long review, so here's the summary: Absolutely amazing sound. In the past I always felt that I had to settle for lesser music sound to get great movie sound--not with this system. Movies, music, Internet radio, games--everything is terrific. This receiver has great features normally only found on much more expensive systems. What sets this apart from other receivers is the internet/computer connections. Retails around $800 but you can find it in the mid-$500 at the time of this review. PC compatible, so you'll need Windows 7, but you can play your IPod through the USB port in front. It was somewhat complicated to set up and to learn to work the remote, but the manual is well-written and assistance from Onkyo is available. Did I mention mind-blowing amazing sound? The one downside: I had to call in a tech friend to set it up. (My problem- not really the fault of the machine.)

OK here's the rest:

I am an Onkyo fan--my previous receiver was an Onkyo and has been a great system with no problems. This model is a big step up, though. If you don't need all the features, this might be overkill. If you don't have Windows 7, or you don't want to hook up your computer to this system, or you don't need or plan to use 11 speakers, again, this might be more than you need.

Enough HDMI inputs are provided for a blu-ray DVD player, a VCR or DVD recorder, satellite or cable, game console, personal computer, and a camcorder. One HDMI output is used to connect to the TV or projector.
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