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Onkyo HT-RC160
5.9 out of 10

Onkyo HT-RC160

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Overall 8
8.0

Very Sweet!

E. Fowler, Amazon
22 March 2010
  • Summary: I've had this receiver for about 2 months now, it replaced a Kenwood that didn't have HDMI switching. What a difference in sound quality!. The Audyssey automated setup gave me an error at first, but I troubleshot the problem and found I had a blown tweeter.
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Overall 10
10

Onkyo Receiver

James H., Newegg
29 January 2010
  • Summary: Wanting the iPod dock but not sure about cost vs. ease of use.
  • Pros: Very nice receiver. Automated setup takes care of all the tweaking all you do is put in the distance from the main listening point to the speaker. Couldn't be happier it sounds great.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Happy !

Anonymous, Newegg
26 January 2010
  • Summary: I had a high end Harmon Kardon before this, but it was 4 years old and was lacking HDMI inputs. I didn't need to upgrade as the HK was awesome, but didn't want the TV to do the input switching and audio pass-through.
  • Pros: Excellent receiver for the price. Many inputs, upconverting with the ability to input component and output one cable to TV. The 5 HDMIs are perfect. The sound is truly amazing, my speakers sound awesome. The audessy EQ setup was perfect, took 10 minutes and worked great. You can also name each so...
  • Cons: Network connectivity would have been great, the main difference between this model and the HT-RC180 is the network port. But its not worth a $300+ upgrade.
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Overall 10
10

A solid choice

Anonymous, Newegg
26 January 2010
  • Summary: A fantastic value for all of the features and works great with my Harmony One remote. Beats the pants off of my Denon AVR-1709 which was troubled from day one.
  • Pros: Rich sound right out of the box. 5 HDMI In and lots of other inputs. Great support for modern audio formats like DTS Master and TrueHD. Audyssey speaker tuning seems to work pretty well. Remote is remarkably uncluttered for a receiver with so many features. Menus and choices are easy to navigate....
  • Cons: These are tiny nitpicking things: Audyssey Dynamic Volume is a mixed bag -- good at suppressing loud commercials, but also tones down sounds that should be loud relative to baseline. From across the room its a little hard to read the display, but its rare that I need to. Takes a full second and s...
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Overall 10
10

Great upgrade

Anonymous, Newegg
23 January 2010
  • Summary: A great upgrade for a small HT room where anything more is overkill.
  • Pros: Clean Design, simple interface, lots of connections. Great sound! Cheap! I replaced my trusty Denon 3801 with this in my basement HT. Connected to some 20 year old Dalquist DQM7 speakers, a DQ sub and 2 Boston Acoustics for the surrounds. Projector is a BenQ PE7700 driven by a UVERSE tv box and a...
  • Cons: Can't think of any at this price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Receiver, has everything most people would need

Michael D., Newegg
23 January 2010
  • Summary: This is my first real receiver (I upgraded from a HTIB Sony receiver, which wasn't too bad) -- I'm blown away by the difference. I don't have a multispeaker setup, just two floorstanding towers from Fluance (great speakers!) set up Bi-Amped... I thought I'd need to find a good sub, but I was wrong.
  • Pros: First impression - looks incredibly sharp. Mixed black brushed/gloss, LCD read out not overwhelming (but not a computer screen interface), simple front with the buttons you need, nothing extra. Plenty of inputs (read the description), Bi-Amp capable (highly recommended - who needs a sub?), and ev...
  • Cons: If you're looking for a GUI, look elsewhere. As others have noted, this thing runs HOT. Make sure you give it plenty of room to breathe. Upscaling is non existent, so get your HD sources ready (Wii looks kinda, not great, but it's hard to switch from the PS3).
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Buy

Lorenz P., Newegg
17 January 2010
  • Pros: This is an excellent buy. The number of component, hdmi, and digital inputs and outputs is great and has let us plug in a PS2, Wii, DVD player, and Satellite receiver, plus the occasional network media device. While the number may not be different than other receivers, it's the upstreaming that i...
  • Cons: Ok, this device is great, was a breeze to set up. The two faults that I see: (1) the remote does not have a "record" button for the DVR (although it otherwise controls that device just wine); and (2) (and this is just my own annoyance), I dislike that you can't rename the inputs (although they ar...
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Overall 10
10

How can they sell it for this price?

Steven S., Newegg
15 January 2010
  • Summary: The first one I ordered ran a bit hot (61-65C) and would "click" every 10 to 15 minutes. I RMA'd and got a new one that doesn't get above 54C and the clicking is gone. If yours is running too hot, it is NOT NORMAL.
  • Pros: -Multiple HDMI inputs -Fantastic sound quality -Has loads of features that are normally only found on much more expensive receivers -Audessey 2EQ auto calibration is a godsend. Your speakers will sound perfect for the room you are in. Setup: Polk Monitor 70s (front), Polk Monitor 50s (rear), Polk...
  • Cons: -Needs ventilation (at least 3-4" clear above it)
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Overall 10
10

Onkyo Dream Machine

Gregg S., Newegg
14 January 2010
  • Summary: Onkyo quality can't be beat! This is my second Onkyo A/V receiver. My old 502 still works fine, but since I was redoing the entire room, I wanted the simplicity of HDMI connections. Death to the old component A/V cabling system!!!
  • Pros: Am using my Onkyo RC 160 in a spanking new 7.1 setup with a Roku box, Blue-Ray, and cable. Might add a game machine later. Paid $299 for this (free shipping too!) from the Egg. 1. I have had no heat issues with this unit. Have left it on overnight after falling asleep and checked it the morning a...
  • Cons: 1. No satellite radio option, but I'm not a subscriber. No network option, but I figured out that was a $400 option in the Onkyo lineup. 2. (Personal gripe) There has got to be an easier way to connect speakers than thumb screws and bare wire ends.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent Mid-Range Receiver

Michael R., Newegg
13 January 2010
  • Summary: For my purposes I LOVE this unit. The sound is really, really good. Video games sound the best of all. Play a war-type game, like Ghost Recon, and you will be amazed at how realistic everything sounds. Next-best is the music processing.
  • Pros: Great sound quality with nice up-conversion to 7.1, good price, tons of settings that that the system will automatically set using the easy auto calibration, nice array of processing presets.
  • Cons: Runs hot but this has no real effect on my setup since the unit sits on a wide-open shelf, the up-conversion from 2 channel to surround leaves something to be desired, I never tried the video up-conversion or Dolby PLz but I heard that this unit doesn't do either particularly well.
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