Summary: Great sound at a low price. Thought about Bose but for the money you get a lot more from Onkyo. I combined mine with a Logitech One remote, Samsung 50" and PS3 and while it took me a few extra minutes to set up the final product is very nice. The lowest price Bose system I looked at was $999 so I got this one at a fraction of the price. Con: It should have come with the Ipod attachment but I'll spring for that add-on.
Summary: upon setup completion while watching a movie the receiver shut off. When i tried to turn the receiver on again it once again shut off right away.I checked all the connections again thinking i might of crossed a wire, but all wires were correct.I called onkyo support and they walked me through a few things and they concluded that the receiver was not good and I had to return the whole setup not just the receiver which was a real hassle since I ran the wires in the walls.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy to Mount, Easy To Setup, Very easy set up
Cons: Poor Sound Quality, Rear speakers are weak, Receiver shuts off
Excerpt: I had to get used to the setup changes that came along with owning the Onkyo HT-S3300 5.1- Channel Home Theater Receiver/Speaker Package. Whenever I ended up changing my wiring, I had to turn around and change everything in my menu setup. This was counter productive to me. Other than that I think that this home theatre system is better than some, lacking when compared to the rest.
Summary: I would recommend this item for people who don't really want to spend much time on the set up. However you only realize after setup that it has a hell lot of settings. I suppose i need to do a complete study of the manual to really adjust the sound system settings to match to my room acoustics & the speaker system position. Otherwise it pulls only the basic surround from the default settings.
Summary: This product does exactly what the specs say it will. Used as a home theater system in a 13 x 15 foot living room, and is a great improvement in sound quality over the downwardly directed speakers of the HDTV (which otherwise is also an excellent product). No trouble setting it up. A great enhancement of the HDTV experience. After a few weeks of use, no negative comments.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy Setup, Good Power Output, Great Sound Quality