Excerpt: Over the past year or two, home cinema in a box systems have tended to comprise a compact all-in-one disc/amp unit, and a number of (often style-friendly) speakers. These are sometimes bad, and sometimes very good, but in almost every case we'd recommend a separates system for performance. This Onkyo package, though, is effectively a number of bona fide separate components in one hefty box.
Pros: Excellent specification, from upscaled 1080p pictures to HD audio support and 7.1 speakers, DVD player and receiver are very capable performers
Cons: Speakers let the side down with poor weight, punch and dynamics, distinctly budget looks and build