Summary: This system is amazing! Unbelievable for movies and I can't wait to try a Blu Ray that actually puts out a 7.1 signal. I have this in a very large family room and it puts out more than enough sound to fill it. It does really well with music too. If you are looking for an outstanding surrond sound system without building it up component by component, this is the solution. For the price, it does not get any better than this.
Summary: I've read other reviews regarding this system, and while they were accurate about the size of the box this system comes in (The size of a washing machine), I don't think the reviews do a very good job emphasizing the size of the speakers. In fact...I can't really see where the system specs tell you at all how big the speakers are. These are no bookshelf sized speakers..they are HUGE. Okay..
Summary: Great system but I am having problems with the speakers. The sound was not performing at optimal levels from the beginning and I have blown both of the front speakers. I am working in a local Onkyo dealer right now and they are receiving new tweeters to replace mine next week. Not really sure how this happened...I have not turned the volume up higher than 75% of max. The dealer indicated that this has happened to quite of few others that he has replaced.
Summary: If you have the space this is the best option. I was looking between the Lifestyle 48 and this Onkyo. After seeing and hearing the differences between the two I decided the 2+ thousand dollars I was going to save was worth the extra size; and I had the room to give. If you live in an apartment or Condo the Bose might be a better choice. This System will do a great job taking my 5.1 DVDs and giving a rich 7.1 sound.
Summary: when I watch Transformers revenge of the fallen I was blone away with the sound quality.the speakers sound like studio monitors i was amazed and for the price you can not go wrong and i bought last system in stock. when it avalible do not hesitaite.the twelve inch subwoofer is banannas.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Setup, Energy Efficient, Good Remote, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls, Thundering Bass
Summary: After reading a lot about this setup in here and throughout the internet, I bought this one when it had free shipping, and the price was reduced to my liking. I've never had surround system before, so this is a huge step-forward for my listening enjoyment. Reviews on this product have been many, and they are mostly favorable. I, too, have to agree with the majority. Speakers are bit on the big side, but other than that it delivered what it states.
Summary: I had read all the reviews and I must admit it took me a while to pull the trigger and buy this, mainly because of the price. One thing for sure this is the best purchase i have made in many years. I am amazed every time i put in a movie or just to watch televison for that matter. I have a fairly decent sized viewing area and this thing shakes the walls. It really is like watching a movie at the theatre. The base is bone thumping, the mids and hi's are crystal clear.
Summary: After extensive shopping around I finally picked this bad boy up (brand new for under $900, seems the price went up right after I purchased mine) for use with my PS3 and 61" wide screen dlp. The remote is universal so I am able to control my TV, receiver, and cable box with it. Hook ups are abundant! You can run just about anything into or out of this unit with no trouble at all. The unit will put out heat so make sure to have it in a WELL VENTILATED AREA!