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Onkyo HT-RC160
6.0 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 10
10

Just replaced my Sony receiver with this.

Tyler Jensen, Amazon
17 January 2010
  • Summary: I replaced my Sony STR-DE998 multi zone receiver with this one and I LOVE it! Setting up the speakers with the included mic worked very well for me. Besides the multi zone, the 5 HDMI ports sealed the deal. I couldn't be happier!
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Overall 10
10

Awesome, but careful with older 360's and Uverse

D. BYRD, Amazon
17 January 2010
  • Summary: This replaced a very old Dolby DTS receiver. Installation was okay. Problem one happened when I tried to switch between my Uverse Motorola box (connected via HDMI) and my Nintendo Wii (connected via component).
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Overall 10
10

Onkyo Receiver Experience

JAM, Amazon
17 January 2010
  • Summary: i bought this Onkyo to replace my Sony receiver which didn't have HDMI connection. first i bought it because i heard many improvements from Onkyo and i had to try it out, this is the best sound i ever had from all the receivers i had, i would also recommend that you buy this receiver with a 7.1...
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Overall 10
10

Loaded

A. Goel, Amazon
17 January 2010
  • Summary: This is great. In a nutshell unbeatable value. Had the HT-RC 160 for a week now. I've had a couple of HT receivers over the past 5 years to be able to compare this thing to. A JVC, Harman Kardon, Yamaha & the Onkyo TX-SR 805. The HT-RC 160 has to be a no frills value leader.
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