Summary: Unlike the other reviewers, I have had no problems with my system - which I have had for over three years. I wonder how they are using their systems to make them overheat? Sure, you can't surround sound a stadium with this unit, but look at it, it is a smaller unit for smaller spaces and works just fine in my average-sized living room. Great for movies. If you want a top of the line, cutting edge unit, then go pay those prices. The curtis more than delivers for its cost.
Summary: Bought this item from the store for 60 bucks. The remote worked...when it wanted to. There was nothing in the manual about how to program the presets on the remote either. The buzzing started in one speaker, then to another, thenm would stop. Over time, it started to buzz and humm loudly and I would have to unplug it. I never used it much so I don't know why it would have over heated.
Summary: Please do not waste your time or money with this system. Right out of the box after an hour of normal use the sub woofer started to make some horrible sounds. It was nice to have surround sound before that, but the quality was not very good at all. The speakers are so small the sound distorts at even low volume. Hopefully the store will take this back. It is not worth the $60 or time to just send it back for over heating and not being usable.
Summary: previous review complained about over-heating. Xbox recently had issue over-heating made by microsoft. Electronics do generate heat and if you over use it it will over heat no matter how much and what brand it is. In case of this Curtis HT1B1000 Theater Surrond Sound System, the sound is commensurate to its price. Can't expect great if you expect it to perform like Pioneer or Sony while the price is only over 30 bucks.