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I've done a fair bit of searching on the web in general and here at AVS Forum and I couldn't track down a reasonable answer.

I've been looking at replacing my 12 yr old Pioneer receiver with something more current. I've been following the Onkyo releases closely and am gravitating to them. However, I've been unable to find a good description of their model name means and their break down. Sure the 707 has more features than the 706, but what does the HT in HT-RC260 mean. Home Theater? And the RC? Many models have TX and SR in them. Anyone have a handle on all of this and where the various models stack up in terms of hierarchy?

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I've done a fair bit of searching on the web in general and here at AVS Forum and I couldn't track down a reasonable answer.

I've been looking at replacing my 12 yr old Pioneer receiver with something more current. I've been following the Onkyo releases closely and am gravitating to them. However, I've been unable to find a good description of their model name means and their break down. Sure the 707 has more features than the 706, but what does the HT in HT-RC260 mean. Home Theater? And the RC? Many models have TX and SR in them. Anyone have a handle on all of this and where the various models stack up in terms of hierarchy?

Thanks.

RC may be short for ReCeiver, not sure about TX, SR may be Surround Receiver.

Just a guess.

The higher the number, the higher up the line. A 807 has more power and features than a 707. A 707 has more features and power than a 607.
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They will usually show at least two years worth of models on their site.

The models ending in 08 are the recent models. The 07 models are older. I believe the 06 models are older yet.

HT vs TX may be a different market. So they sell HT models at Best Buy and the TX models at higher end stores. Not sure about that though!

NR means it has network audio features.

I am sure people who know Onkyo better than I do can chime in with more info.

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HT vs TX may be a different market. So they sell HT models at Best Buy and the TX models at higher end stores. Not sure about that though!

1. Onkyo HT & RC products
Usually in HTIB systems are sold anywhere including Walmart, blasted throughout the Internet and pricing changes daily
2. Onkyo TX products
Sold in slightly higher step-up CE distribution, including store & Internet with pricing more stable
3. Onkyo/Integra products
Sold in even higher specialist distribution, usually installer oriented, pricing is higher and less negotiable

Just my $0.00..
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