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Onkyo HT-S5100

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Onkyo HT-S5100

The HT-S5100 is an entry-level HDMI-compliant home theater in a box (HTIB) from Onkyo. The system is composed of an audio-video receiver, 7 speakers and a dedicated subwoofer. The Onkyo HT-S5100, available in a black or silver color, also features a dedicated iPod dock, Sirius Satellite radio readiness (requires a SiriusConnect home tuner) and three HDMI inputs. Also included in the standard package is a wireless (infrared) universal remote control.

The 7.1-channel speaker system …

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Onkyo HT-S5100

The HT-S5100 is an entry-level HDMI-compliant home theater in a box (HTIB) from Onkyo. The system is composed of an audio-video receiver, 7 speakers and a dedicated subwoofer. The Onkyo HT-S5100, available in a black or silver color, also features a dedicated iPod dock, Sirius Satellite radio readiness (requires a SiriusConnect home tuner) and three HDMI inputs. Also included in the standard package is a wireless (infrared) universal remote control.

The 7.1-channel speaker system includes a pair of 2-way front speakers, one 2-way center speaker, four 1-way surround speakers and a down-firing subwoofer utilizing a 10 inch woofer enclosed in a wooden cabinet. The subwoofer has a power output of 290 watts while each of the remaining speakers outputs 130 watts each for a total system output power of 1200 watts.

The audio quality is further enhanced using the company’s Audyssey 2EQ Room Calibration technology. With this technology and the included microphone, setting up the speakers for optimal surround sound positioning and tuning is handled automatically. With the DynamicEQ feature, the HT-S5100 will automatically adjusts the speaker settings to match the volume levels. This ensures the clarity of vocals and dialogue.

The Onkyo HT-S5100 has three pass through HDMI inputs allowing the user to hook up and switch between three different 1080p video sources.

The system also includes built-in decoders for Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby ProLogic IIx, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS-NEO 6 and DTS 96/24.

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  • Do I need other cables besides HDMI?

    I plugged all of my components (Blu-Ray/Cable) into the HTS5100 then went "out" with HDMI to my HD/LCD TV and I get NOTHING...no picture and no audio...HELP! I was under the assumption I could carry audio AND video through HDMI cables...guess not??? thanks! bigmann2@Hotmail.com

    Answered by Rodan 2008-11-15:

    Not with the 5100. I'm getting a quick education myself. I believe you need a separate cable for the audio. I read that the hdmi outs on the 6100 are two-way, but not on the

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