Its the RC version of the NR616, kinda like the RC360 was the RC version of the NR609
the article even mentions the NR616 in it.
As soon as I saw that it only had Audyssey 2EQ and a single component video input I knew it couldnt be any higher than a NR616 receiver.
Edited by afrogt - 8/30/12 at 11:34pm
With a total of eight HDMI® ports for Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, 3D video, an Audio Return Channel, and an overlaid on-screen display, experiencing high-resolution sound and vision has never been easier. Despite its entry-level price, the HT-RC470 is a cut above when it comes to surround sound quality and ease of use.
A discrete WRAT amplifier, separate output-stage components, and top-quality 192 kHz/24-bit DACs on all channels deliver exceptionally pure sound through your 5.1 speaker system. For music lovers, a frontside USB provides a direct digital connection for your iPod® or iPhone®. You can also play a wide variety of audio formats off a USB memory device and select tracks using the system remote.
A built-in Advanced Music Optimizer with volume equalization enhances the quality of your digital music, while gamers can select from four different DSP modes for even greater realism. Your new home theater receiver is very easy to set up and adjust, even during a program, with helpful menus never further than a button press away. If it’s high value and high performance you’re after, then the HT-RC470 is worthy of serious consideration.
Connecting to your home network wirelessly via a UWF-1 Wireless LAN Adapter (sold separately), or using a LAN cable, the TX-NR616 makes streaming audio and internet radio easy. You can also play MP3, WMA, WMA Lossless, FLAC, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, and LPCM audio files stored on your PC through your Onkyo home cinema system with stunning power and fidelity. The receiver offers easy access to internet radio channels from Last.fm and vTuner, plus cloud-based music streaming