amazing sounding receiver that fits in great with other modern devices
10 May 2013
Summary: Needed an HDMI switching receiver to replace my old sony ES pros: 5 hdmi inputs pre outs highly configurable great sound once calibrated (little bright initially) impressive sound stage and detail network controllable and configurable! video upscaling/processing up to 2 powered zones + main listening zone muuuch cheaper than current onkyo gear and does nearly everything but internet apps equal to the nr-807 minus 1 hdmi input bi-amp capable dlna audio suppport includes...
Summary: This receiver sounds very good. The sound is pretty clean even at pretty high volumes. The amp hiss is virtually inaudible. I wish the menu was more intuitive and easy to operate, but for the price that I paid I cannot complain and I had an Onkyo receiver before so I am used to the menu a little.
Summary: This is my first AVR, used to have component audio back in the 70s, so this was/is all new to me & after reading forums & reviews, had narrowed my search to this model or a Yamaha & picked this one as it has phono outs & I still have a record collection from way back. This receiver has lived up to my expectations & more. Works flawlessly & is on most days a good 18 hours!! Either music or movies, it drives them all with nary a complaint.
Summary: I bought this receiver over a year ago and have 7.1 audio setup with Boston A70 fronts, (admittedly bombastic) JBL HLS center, 4 Boston series 7 Subsats for wall-mounted surrounds and rears, and a Boston CS Sub 10 subwoofer. We have an Oppo BluRay player, Comcast HD DVR and WDTV streaming device for input.
Summary: This Onkyo HT-RC180 7.2 channel A/V receiver replaced a top of the line Yamaha receiver, barely three years old and retailing for twice as much. The Yamaha was excellent in every way and I hated having to replace it but, as is common in the world of consumer electronics, innovation had overtaken it and it had suddenly become outdated.
Summary: Love this receiver! Hooked it up to Mordaunt-Short Carnival speakers & they sound great. Don't have any previous experience to compare it to, just know what sounds good! Was a snap to setup!! Took all of 30 min maybe. No firmware update was needed so the challenge so far is learning all the different audio setups for all the different components I have hooked up. HD tv sounds really nice as did a blu ray & regular dvd.
Richard C. Drew "It's 106 miles to Chicago, w..., Amazon
7 December 2010
Summary: I've owned a lot of electronics, all makes and many models. I had not upgraded my core system for many years, and knew it was time for a change. I'm a fan of Onkyo (I have another Onkyo AV receiver in the living room) and was looking for one with network connection and more power. Man does this deliver. The quality, feel and look is all top-quality. This may be a 7.1 system, but it powers 10 speakers, two subs, and three different zones/rooms!