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The Onkyo HT-RC180 is a 7.2 channel A/V receiver with 110 watts of power per channel, and is THX Ultra2 Plus certified.

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Pros

7.2 channels with 110w of amplification per channel

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upgradable firmware

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great value - great sound and feature set for the price (almost identical to the TX-NR807 save for some random high end features, up to $200 less)

3 agree

Ethernet network connectivity for streaming audio from a PC or popular online Internet radio services

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sounds really clean at louder volumes

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phono input

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upscales to 1080p through HDMI from any input

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capable of bi-amplification and second/third zone speaker setups (at the expense of giving up surround sound)

1 agrees

THX Select2 Plus Certified

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excellent GUI

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full DLNA support

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analog pre-outs for use with power amps

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Reliable

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slick aesthetic

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2-year warranty

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Cons

flaky firmware updates can brick the receiver

4 agree

no multi-channel analog inputs

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only one HDMI output (no multi-zone video...)

1 agrees

front panel buttons are not backlit

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no front HDMI inputs

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non-backlit remote - overly difficult to see in a dimly lit room

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No Front-Panel Portable input (stereo mini jack)

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The Onkyo HT-RC180 is a 7.2 channel A/V receiver with 110 watts of power per channel, and is THX Ultra2 Plus certified. It features five HDMI V1.3a inputs and one HDMI output which support 1080p resolution, and can also upscale to 1080p from any video input using Faroudja DCDi Cinema. Other inputs/outputs include 2/1 component, 4/2 S-video, 5/2 composite and 8/2 audio. There is also a rear-side Ethernet port to allow you to receive and output audio tracks playing on your PC, or to bypass your PC completely and directly stream internet radio stations such as Rhapsody and Pandora. It supports Dolby DD Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby PLIIz formats for a true surround sound experience. The Audyssey room-correction and equalization technologies ensure that you have a well-balanced soundstage at any volume no matter what the shape of your room. Other notable features include a customizable remote control and a proprietary Universal Port that enables single-cable connection of peripheral audio devices.

Features
  • Amplifier
    • # Channels:    7.2 
    • Power (8ohms 20-20kHz 0.08%) /Ch:    110W 
    • THX Certified (Select2 Plus) 
    • Continuous 6ohms Rated     
    • Certified 4ohms performance     
    • All Discrete Circuitry     
    • Bi-amp Capability For Front  
  • Processing:
    • DOLBY Decoder: DD Plus, TrueHD 
    • DTS Decoder: DTS-HD Master Audio 
    • Dolby PLIIz     
    • ONKYO GAME Surround Modes     
    • DTS Surround Sensation Speaker / Headphone     
    • THX Processing Mode     
    • Audyssey Dynamic EQ     
    • Audyssey Dynamic Volume     
    • Direct/Pure Mode   
    • Music Optimizer     
    • 192K/24 Bit DACs     
  • Connectivity:
    • Audio I/O: 8 / 2 
    • Phono Input     
    • Digital Audio IN (OPT/COAX): 3 / 3 
    • Composite I/O: 5 / 2 
    • S-Video I/O: 4 / 2 
    • Component Video I/O: 2 / 1 
    • Front-Panel A/V:  L / R / V / S 
    • Front-Panel Optical     
    • HDMI I/O: 5 / 1 
    • HDMI Version: V1.3a Repeater 
    • Component Video Upconversion     
    • Analog To HDMI UpConversion     
    • 1080i Upscaling (DCDi Cinema) 
    • 1080p Upscaling (DCDi Cinema) 
    • Analog Pre-Outs: 7.2 
    • Powered Zone2     
    • Zone 2 Line Out     
    • iPod Ready (Optional DS-A3), Uport (UP-A1) 
    • HD Radio Ready (Optional UP-HT1) 
    • Internet Radio Capable     
    • Streaming Audio From PC     
  • Integration Access:
    • Ethernet     
    • ONKYO-RI System Control  
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Pre-Pro/Learning Remote   
    • On Screen Remote Programming  
    • Bi-directional Remote Setup     
    • Activity Based Remote     
    • Color-Coded Speaker Terminals     
    • Auto Speaker Calibration W/Mic. (Audyssey MultEQ) 
    • OSD Out (via HDMI) 
    • Solid Aluminum Front     
    • Warranty: 2 YEARS 
    • U-Port     
  • General
    • Power Supply: AC 120 V, 60 Hz 
    • Power Consumption: 7.8 A 
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17 1/8" x 7 13/16" x 17 1/8"; (435 x 198.5 x 435.5 mm) 
    • Weight: 39.7 lbs. (18.0 kg)
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