Onkyo announced the HT-RC360 7.2 channel Network Home Theater receiver, equipped with the new Marvell Qdeo 4K video upscaling processor and a front panel USB port that provides a direct digital connection for an iPod or iPhone, along with support audio playback from USB mass storage devices. The USB port even supports album art for your iPod / iPhone.
The network-enabled receiver supports streaming PC audio and Internet radio from Pandora, Rhapsody, Napster, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Slacker, Mediafly and vTuner and offers Windows 7 and DLNA compatibility. The internet connection greatly simplifies the process of future updates of the receiver firmware. The HT-RC360 works with Onkyo’s free Remote App for iPod, iPhone or iPad to control the A / V receiver. It is also compatible with the recently announced UWF-1 wireless USB adapter that provides an IEEE 802.11b / g / n connection for accessing music on a home network.
The HT-RC360 includes connections for USB, Ethernet and Onkyo’s proprietary universal port (U port), as well as a full range of traditional audio and video sources.
The 7.2 channel surround sound system with Audyssey DSX or Dolby ProLogic IIz processing included offers alternative height or wide channels. The advanced HDMI interface supports lossless high-definition surround sound via Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio codecs. The HT-RC360 uses Audyssey 2EQ Room Correction and includes Audyssey Dynamic EQ and Dynamic Volume to correct loudness issues.
The brand new Marvell Qdeo video processing chip, which can upscale video to 1080p and beyond up to 4K horizontal resolution, regardless of source resolution. Although 4K video playback technology is not yet on the market, this new processor can easily handle current source upsampling and is ready for future renderings.
The Onkyo HT-RC360 includes Onkyo’s proprietary WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) amplifiers, Burr-Brown 192 kHz / 24-bit DACs and Overlaid Graphic On-Screen Display, so users can still watch a program while operating the menus. With the latest graphical user interface (GUI) from Onkyo, users can seamlessly navigate Internet radio, iPod / iPhone sources or other connected sources.
Price and availability
The Onkyo HT-RC360 will both be available in April for $ 549, now replacing the HT-RC260.