Onkyo HT-RC560 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver (Built-in Wi-fi & Bluetooth)
- Rear side MHLTM for 1080p Video and Stills from Smartphone and Tablet & Internet Radio and Music Streaming Service Connectivity (Tune In Radio, Pandora, Rhapsody, Slacker, SIRIUS XM Internet Radio, Last.fm, Spotify, and AUPEO!)
- 4K Pass-through from compatible source devices via HDMI to compatible displays and HDMI Video Up scaling to 4K with QdeoTM Technology by Marvell
- Built-in Wi-Fi-Certified Wireless LAN Capability and Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR Capability
- Playback of Audio Files Over Wireless Home Network (MP3,WMA,WMA Lossless, FLAC,WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Apple Lossless, DSD, LPCM2, and Dolby TrueHD) with easy control by Onkyo Remote Apps for iPod touch/ iPhone and Android Devices
- Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry for Front and Center Channels and Powered Zone 2 and Zone 2 Line-Out for Distributed Audio Playback in Another Room
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Lows: BIG box, Illegible Buttons, Slow Responsiveness, Frustrating Internet Radio
The HT-RC560 receiver is a bargain and loaded with features only found in more expensive receivers. In my experience, pretty much everything worked. Unfortunately, not everything worked quite as well as I as I would have liked. But in the end, I it is a keeper.
Be aware that the HT-RC560 appears to be a relabeled Onkyo TX-NR626. Onkyo reps have made statements to that affect online (you can Google it). I took the time to review the manuals and specs of both Onkyos and I can say that the US version of the TX-NR626 appears to be identical to the HT-RC560. They even use the same firmware. That said, the TX-NR626 is only sold through retailers that charge a lot more ($500 as I write). So, the HT-RC560 is a real bargain.
I will compare this to a Yamaha RX-V375 I bought and returned prior to getting the Onkyo.
I’ll start with Negatives.
The Onkyo is BIG. It looks bigger in person than it does in pictures. So, be prepared. And unfortunately, the size is not put to good use. The front panel buttons look useable in pictures, but in person they blend together and the text is much too small and grey. If you want to use the front panel buttons then make sure you have a flashlight handy, really. In this respect, the Yamaha is better. The Yamaha buttons have different shapes and sizes making them easier to identify. Text is also bigger and easier to read.
The initial setup of the Onkyo is not bad. The set-up routine is very user friendly, but making adjustments to settings is complicated. There are a lot of menus and they are not intuitive.Read more ›
Solid 7.2 receiver with a few limitations.
Pros: Good price when on sale (299.99). Wireless networking. Good sound quality. Remote can control other devices. 4K upscaling & pass through. Two HDMI out. Bluetooth capability.
Cons: One line display. Doesn't show speaker setup on display. No EQ for speakers. Runs pretty warm at higher levels. Difficult setup for first connecting to network. Zone 2 for analog sources only, which does also include USB and NET.
Other Thoughts: For $300 this is a solid 7.2 receiver. Onkyo has, however, made some cutbacks in features over even lesser receivers in recent years. My Onkyo TX-NR509 has a 2 line display, shows a little picture of the current speaker configuration on the display. Both of those display features were removed for this model HT-RC560, which now only has a one line display.
I was disappointed that this receiver doesn't save your configuration for speaker levels for each input, which should be standard for most receivers IMO. I like to have my subwoofer level higher for movies than music, but once you set the speaker levels they remain the same for all inputs. No EQ for speakers, as well. Even the cheapest entry model Yamaha receiver includes EQ for all speakers.
The sound quality is about par with my 509, perhaps a little better, which I think is a strength of the Onkyo receivers. Just be careful, as the RC560 runs hot, as does most Onkyo receivers. I think this excessive heat is what kills the HDMI boards, so running a fan on it is a good idea. Running a speaker set w/o a subwoofer will increase the heat.
Overall, not a bad 7.Read more ›
I wasn't getting 5.1 after I had purchased a nice center speaker. I looked at the settings of my TV provider AT&T Uverse and needed to update the settings from Stereo to Surround Sound. Once I fixed that I realized that the sound was brilliant. I also needed to adjust my Xbox One settings to DTS Digital Surround. Netflix never sounded so good.
I couldn't figure out this zone 2 thing and I had questions about it. Someone told me I might need to buy an external amp. It has a powered Zone2 but you need to connect an analog source to the receiver in order for it to play your zone 2.
If you buy this receiver or any receiver I'd assume, you need to expect to have to take time to learn about the product and how you can tweak it for your taste. In comparison to phones which I am an expert in, I'd say this is more like buying an Android Device, with its large number of various options instead of settling for an iPhone which I'd equate to a sound-bar/sub-woofer combo. Not trying to knock owners of sound bars, I have one of those too. I have to say though you do see a lot of national retailers selling sound bars. You don't really find receivers at the stores anymore unless you go to Best Buy.
Now I have to pay shipping both ways ($25 each way!) and be without my home theater for a few weeks while I wait on warranty repair shop to fix the thing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pro: Does all I need and more. Con: Display font size is small and hard to read. My old Pioneer had much better readouts.
I like the Unit overall.
We got this as an open box and we are completely satisfied with what we got. We haven't checked the Zone 2 functionality yet but the specs are simply awesome. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mitch
The HDMI pass through is AWESOME! Even though my tv is NOT a 4K! The thing I did not like was how my price changed from $348 to $398 when I put it through to order it! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Angelo Cabanela
I purchased this Onkyo reciever because it had two HDMI outputs which was important to me because I feed video from various sources to two different TV's. Read morePublished 9 months ago by rlovelace
Not a bad value for a $299 receiver. I have owned it for about 7 months now and have done a firmware update as well. Read morePublished 12 months ago by MJ
Ii was working perfectly when I bought it, but less six months, it stopped working at all. I was play music one evening and music stopped, I went to check what is wrong when I... Read morePublished 13 months ago by KANSU
This is a fantastic receiver. Some claim they have issues with HDMI; however, I have NOT read one review where anyone describes a specific malfunction..e.g. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Replicaman93
I can't think of any real cons, but I can identify many great features.
1. The tuner works great. Read more
Works good for the money. It does run a little hot, as some other reviewers have reported, but so far I haven't had a failure.
This unit replaced an older Onkyo 7. Read more