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.
Summary: This product is much more than I expected and the set-up was so easy using the setup mic. It is just an HDMI passthrough but so what. I knew that going in. I paid 388 for this and it was a steal. The sound is spectacular.
Summary: I was looking to overhaul my surround setup and my original intention was to replace my older receiver and upgrade each piece as I could afford it. When I started doing research I found that a good starting point for any surround system is a Home Theater in a Box; if you don't have a complete setup...
Summary: The components of this system are much better than you can get in other bundles in this price range. These are separate components, not an integrated system. The receiver accepts 4 digital inputs and 2 additional RCA inputs and is a switch for 4 video connections (switching within the cable type).
Summary: I set up this Onkyo system a few days ago, and I have been nothing short of impressed thus far. I understand that the fact the receiver in this setup only has 'Pass-Through HDMI' upsets and frustrates some users, but honestly as long as you did your research before purchasing, this is going to be...
Summary: I purchased an Onkyo HT-S5100 and set it up per the instructions. 30 seconds after turning it on, the subwoofer gave off a puff of smoke and went dead. This was with playing very low volume classical music through it.
Summary: I purchased the Onkyo 5100 in mid Dec. and it arrived just when it was suggested that it would. After set-up the sound was amazing. I have only used 5 of the 7 speakers because I am going to put the other 2 in the exercise room.
Very happy with my decision to purchase the HT-S5100 from Amazon
16 January 2009
Summary: Let me say I think the HT-S5100 Onkyo Surround Sound System is a great product with great sound at a great price, but it is critically important that a person know what its capabilities and limitations are in order to avoid disappointment later.
Summary: After getting all the cabling i needed to wire everything up to this it works amazingly well. Absolutely love the power this thing puts out, some music sounds as if you were front row at concert when youve got the 290w sub cranked all the way up.