Summary: I've gotten some serious migraines from all the hdmi issues with compatibility until i got this system to complete my gamers paradise. I started four days ago with a Sony strdg510 receiver to replace my old pioneer 5.1 from 2005. To make it simple after two days of frustration and a new Sony sub in trying to get my ps3 and 360 to work with the digital out i sold the Sony garbage since even with a new sub my gaming didn't have any LFE output.
Summary: For the price this is a great system. This item includes all necessary speakers, the amplifier, and an up-converting DVD player which up-converts to 1080i. This is the perfect entry level system for a small to medium home theater system. This package is also very generous. It includes all necessary speaker wire and 1 HDMI cable.
Summary: I've been looking/researching home theaters for about 3 months and was actually going for the SR800. I purchased the Samsung 50" DLP in mid September and wanted something that would look good with the TV and also perform at a high level. Samsung HTIB's are junk so I scoured every forum and user review that I could find until one day I stumbled upon the Onkyo HT-S894.
Summary: I'm not an audio snob, but I appreciate good sounds. This system is just stunning to me. The bass will rattle the room. Mids and highs seem right-on and the DVD player is just terrific. I guess that one could do better for a higher price, but it is so close to perfect, you would be wasting your money. All the audio and video forums seem to promote Onkyo over the compitition, and I can see why now. Quality through and through.
Summary: I will get my complaints out of the way first and there is only one. Size of the speakers but to be honest it didnt matter for me because I placed them inside the walls. But i could see for a person that needs to mount this unit onto the walls it could be a little of a distraction. Now that we have gotten that out of the way, the system is amazing! It was kept very simple stupid with the directions they color coordinate wires and they make it very clear.
Summary: This is my first surround sound system, and I couldn't have been more impressed with the ease of set up. The sound is nice, also. Color coded speaker wires came with the system, but I bought 12 gauge speaker wire, since the rear speakers are about 15 or 20 feet away from the receiver.
Summary: Replaced my 8 year old Onkyo receiver and mismatched JBL / Kenwood / Infinity 5.1 speakers with this bad boy. Let me tell you that I am not one bit disappointed. The setup I had before was really good and blew away most of my friends and family's systems. However, with the addition of my HDTV, an upconvert HDMI DVD player, a component/HDMI DVD recorder, etc... the system just didn't have the connections that I really needed.
Summary: I love this new home theater system. This system has moreconnections than you could possibles use. The system sounds great. The menus on the setup screens were straight forward and easy to set up. Lets not forget B&H Photo. What a great price. The price was worth the short wait for delivery. I received the system 12 days after I placed the order.
Summary: This Home Theater System is definitely high quality. Sound is excellent with so many different sound processing options you are sure to find one to fit your setup. I use it with my XBOX 360 and the digital output from the Plasma TV with HD over-air, sounds amazing. I watched the All-Star with this on and the digital output of the TV fed into the audio and you could hear every yell, every cuss word the players said.