Summary: I've had this system now for about 4 years. If you can still find it it is a great deal. You can read all the techie stuff you want about this, but if you don't REALLY understand all the DTS, DD, encoding, 5.1, 7.1, pass thru jargon, then don't worry about it. This has been a great system. It totally rocks my family room home theatre. I have since moved from when I purchased this and upgraded the wires.
Summary: I dont know alot about home theater systems, all i knew is i wanted one. so i dont really have all these technical terms about what is good and what is bad. my boyfriend did mention that the sub only has a volume knob and you cant enhance any outputs on it. he also mentioned something about the dolby digital not locking in when in a movie ???? it does what i wanted it to do, which is make movies sound really good. i found the set up really easy.
Summary: Yea I made an mistake on buying it because of the pass through only, but with that being said this system will have you feel like you at the movies at the arcade or in the arena or any sport venue. 1200 watts of pure clear sound after two yrs there is no drop of quality, but i will be upgrading for the 1200watt 3D receiver for my newer tv. And this will be going in my garage but I can safely say that this HTIB is an incredible buy for who are on the budget like me.....
Summary: I owned this for five months before the receiver died. It's in what's called blinking-red-light-of-death mode which essentially means it is in current overload protection mode. I took extremely good care of this receiver. It was configured properly using the correct speakers/cabling for ohm rating, was never turned up above 40, it was never left on for long periods of time and there is zero dust accumulation within the unit.
Radiant Splendor "Lover of all good things", Amazon
22 July 2009
Summary: I love this system, even though I haven't used it to it's full potential. The sound is dynamic and I couldn't ask for anything more. I'm no expert on sound quality or anything but I know what I like and this system goes over and beyond the call of duty. If you are looking for something great for an even better price, this system is definitely a winner!
Summary: I had read great things about this Onkyo HTS in CR magazine again and again whenever they reviewed home theater equipment so when my dad wanted a system I ordered this for him without a second thought...Do yourself a favor, buy this HT-S5100 and spend the grand you saved on a bigger flat panel. This system ROCKS! CANT BEAT THIS DEAL!