Summary: I'll keep it short and sweet. I bought a Samsung sound bar (not the actual name) when I bought my Samsung TV and it really sucked. I wanted a better surround sound that wasn't bulky. This system has pretty great sound for the small system it is (but it has a fairly big bass 'box' though) and the pieces are pretty easy to place around without looking too obvious. It was worth the price. I'm happy.
Summary: I bought this for my Samsung LCD TV. It was pretty simple to put set up, everything was functional. Sound is excellent, I would recommend for a medium sized room. I would've given 5 stars except the button interface on the remote control could have been set up a little better. Sometimes people push the surround buttons (A, B, A/B) and I have to go back to the manual to figure out which one is full surround sound.
Summary: I love my Onkyo HT-S3300 5.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver and Speaker Package. I have had it for over a year now. It works perfectly with my Blu-Ray player, Satellite system, and LED HDTV. The sound is excellent and the Dolby surround sound stereo works very well with any genre of film.
Summary: I received this unit in early December 2011, and right from the beginning it began dropping the picture and sound intermittently. The problem occurred in all channels and with all of my devices (Game systems, DVD) but not with BluRay playback. After multiple calls to Onkyo and trying different configurations and wiring options, I took it (1.5 hour drive) to the authorized repair location. They had it back to me in a little over a week, and it worked better for a while.
Summary: I am not an audiophile and the review is from a common man's stand point. This is a very good product which I have purchased with my 50 inch panasonic plasma and PS3. Sound from PS3 (Netflix and Vudu) are the best I have heard for 5.1 movies in this budget range. Buy a 16 gauge wire because the wire that comes with it is just okay only.
Summary: I've had this system for a little over a year now, and started having issues right away. I have had a few minor issues, such as pairing problems with the remote, but below are the two main troubles I've had with this system: 1. One of the HDMI ports went out after 6 months. I have a PS3, Xbox 360, and a PC hooked up.
Summary: Purchased this unit in April, 2011. Worked fine until last week (Jan, 2012), then the audio simply disappeared from whatever device was feeding the cable/satellite HDMI input port. I couldn't conveniently use another of the HDMI input ports, and using component/composite audio was also not an option. Bought a Yamaha system to replace it - maybe I'll get lucky and it will last a year.
Summary: This was a great starter kit for a small living room. Plenty of volume and good sound quality. We loved watching movies and playing games in 5.1 surround sound. Until. After about 5 months of use we heard a horrible, loud buzz coming from the speakers. We turned the receiver off and then turned it back on. The buzz went away but now the rear channel of the surround sound does not work.
Sounds great...Follow-up Customer Service was Excellent
Do What You Promise, Amazon
25 December 2011
Summary: Update: The wire they supply is not very good and that turned out to be the source of the problem with the system. If you are ordering this system I highly recommend adding the 16 gauge wire to your order as well as the wall mounts. The customer service was great. I gave them my phone number and a great tech called me back in 30 minutes so I didn't have to hold for that length of time.
Summary: I bought this unit about a year ago. It sounds great and worked fine for a few months. Then I noticed occasional drop out of audio. This progressively got worse and then video started dropping out. I have a cable box, Blue Ray and computer all connected with HDMI. When I switched the inputs to analog everything worked fine. I sent the unit to Onkyo's warranty repair dealer who told me the HDMI board was bad. It took about 6 week to get it back.