Onkyo HT-RC180 receiver: Awesome sound, right price


I’ve been using an Onkyo receiver for quite a while and have been pleasantly surprised. They’re really tough to beat on a cost for performance ratio especially for someone with my budget.



Onkyo’s new HT-RC180 ($1,049 MSRP) is THX Select2 Plus Certified and that’s always a good sign. A bevy of features including an Ethernet port that enables the HT-RC180 either to receive and output audio tracks playing on your PC, or to bypass your PC and directly stream Internet radio stations such as Rhapsody and Pandora. There’s five HDMI 1.3a inputs and the ability to upscale any video input to 1080p via Faroudja DCDi Cinema. You’ll soon get the complete scoop in the full HT-RC180 review I did with Matthew Moskovciak.