Excerpt: I recently bought a house and was looking to get a sound system set up. I did some pretty extensive research for a couple of weeks before buying this unit. To me, it seems like the best bang for you buck and it lived up to that. The sound is incredible and the receiver can do everything that I need it to and more. When listening to music, Im hearing instruments in songs that I didnt even know where there.
Excerpt: complex system, very little feedback on why so many listening channels. Onlt one I found that actually gets the sound in all the speakers. Quality of music isnt there on these speakers. Not that user friendly. Having to assign what input would do what equipment. overall wasnt a bad price, could have done better.
Excerpt: I bought this mainly for the receiver. The Onkyo TX-NR609 features 7.2 channels with 5-way binding posts for the five of those and spring-type for the surround back channels. There are six HDMI one on the front, 2 component video, one PC RGB which will be converted to HDMI by the receiver, and four composite video inputs and one output for each. The HDMI ports are version 1.4 and support 3D video, HDMI Thru in standby, and an Audio Return Channel.
Excerpt: I have been carefully shopping for an home theater system for about two years. I did not want to break the bank but I also wanted to feel like I was in the theater when I watched a movie. This system does the trick. I have had Onkyo components for thirty years and have grown accustomed to their reliability and performance and this product does not disappoint. It is practically fool proof to set up as every connection point is color coded.
Excerpt: I was in the market for a home theater system for the house I just bought. Since I bought a house, that also means I was on a tight budget. I was hesitant to buy the Onkyo HT-S8409.. The receiver is really nice and has all the features that I wanted including streaming internet radio, but the speakers I had little information about. After all, I wanted to make sure all my neighbors knew that I moved in.