Onkyo HT-RC360

The Onkyo HT-RC360 is the latest 3D networked receiver to replace the HT-RC260. It comes with plenty of connectivity options and high-end features not normally found in a mid priced receiver.

The 7.2 channel HT-RC360 delivers 100 watts to each channel and uses WRAT and the 3 Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry.  It is the first few receivers to feature the Marvell Qdeo 4K Upscaling chipset.

The latest audio decoding features will provide a more immersive and dimensional soundstage. This unit features Dolby Digital Plus and True HD, DTS-HS Master Audio and Dolby Digital Neo:6. The Dolby ProLogic IIz and Audyssey DSX will work to give you the front height, ambient, non-directional noises.

Onkyo HT-RC360

Onkyo HT-RC360

 

Design and Connectivity

The Onkyo HT-RC360 looks very similar to the HT-RC370. It has a nice matt black finish and all your convenience buttons neatly arranged. Other than the power and volume buttons, you will get a tuning/preset knob. The input buttons goes all the way across the front panel if you do not want to use your remote. There is also the Zone 2 on/off button as well as the different Mode buttons. The HMDI, video and USB input is also included in the front. You can plug your apple device here too. The setup mic discreetly placed on the bottom right hand corner. The Audyssey MultEQ helps you in your setting up.

There are 5 HDMI inputs and 1 output at the back . There are 2 Digital Optical and 2 Digital Coaxial audio inputs. There are 5 Stereo Analog Inputs as well.  You will have the Ethernet port and Universal Port. It supports internet radio such as vTuner, SIRIUS XM, Mediafly, Pandora, Rhapsody, Napster and Slacker. It also supports the following media formats. MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM. It is also Wi-Fi Ready so you can purchase a separate wireless adapter if you like.

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Data and media flow will be quite seamless as the Onkyo HT-RC360 is DLNA and Windows 7 Certified.  You can plug and play any other DLNA certified machines for playback or printing or even gaming purposes.

The Graphical User Interface (GUI) makes on screen control easier. The OSD (on screen display) allows you to change the receiver’s settings. The Onkyo Remote app is available in iTunes free. This allows you to have basic controls of this receiver. You can have internet radio operations, basic remote functions including volume. You can control of audio files that is streamed from a DLNA compatible server.

Performance

Whether you are watching a movie, listening to music or if you are on your Xbox, the Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Audyssey Dynamic Volume will keep your volume well balanced and controlled.

Like in the blu-ray version of Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D, loud explosive noises did not mask out dialogue. It did not sound too loud or overpowering. The Onkyo HT-RC360 will pull you into movie more than you think. The soundtrack made use of all the channels giving a more dynamic experience. All the explosion and gunshots had a lot of movement and directionality. Dialogue was sharp and clear.

Picture quality was amazing with sharp and clear images. Textures and details were superb. Grains of the sand were clear. Dark fabrics against the dark background were not a blob of dark mess. Skin textures on the zombies were so sharp you will give so much more credit to the costume department. Colors were stunning. Blacks were rich and inky and whites were bright. The visuals were rendered with superb 3D quality and depth providing an immersive and captivating experience.

The SACD edition of Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon offers one of the most alluring rock music on the charts. The box edition offers successive tracks of mesmerizing, revealing and densely detailed tracks. The sound was lush, multi-dimensional and rich. You can hear the sounds panning back and forth across your soundstage that added to the spatial layers. Surround sound experience was full and fidelity was top class all throughout the six discs.

The low-end was deep and pulsing, but did not overshadow the clear detailed vocals. Vocals were beautiful and well balanced and fitted nicely amongst the guitars and other instruments. The HT-RC360 did a good job in providing precise low frequencies that was solid, without the 1980’s boominess. The guitars sounds moved from the front to back channels more frequently and percussions came together to envelope you in a wonderful sonic ensemble.

Conclusion

The Onkyo HT-RC360 has the ability to handle heavy-going networking with ease. It is also able to handle room sizes and it delivers great audio and visuals at this price point. This receiver offers Zone 2 set up but only offers analog audio sources. Although you cannot use the Wi-Fi adapter and USB for iPod at the same time, it has great internet radio and DLNA capability. The HT-RC360 is a great choice for a mid-range pick, with all the great core functions minus a few frills.

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