Summary: Very glad I earned a few more dollars to save up for this bad boy or should I say these bad boys...7 speakers included for a 7.1 surround sound package including the receiver! (7.1 means 7 speakers and 1 subwoofer) So figure for $800 you're getting the receiver for 400 and the speakers and sub for 400 as well. It offers many different audio options and I love how I can make the sound the way I want it to.
Summary: When getting ready to purchase a 7.1 surround system read more than a few disparaging reviews about this system. But went with what it offered in so much as THX certified sound, along with the speaker package included and power. I can happily report the system sounds better than advertised, setup using the provided sound analyzer and microphone was a breeze.
Summary: I loved this home theater package until recently when the HDMI OUT port appears to have died just 6 months after purchase. I did not think that I would need to go through the hassle of getting something fixed on it so soon (and face the ire of my kids until this gets done)! I have yet to get in touch with Onkyo to find out what they are going to do about it since it is under warranty.
Seeking comments from other Onkyo Home Theater System owners please
Howard Hawks "The Thing", Amazon
3 July 2013
Summary: There seems to be a lot of "clicks" when I first power up this HT-S9400THX system. Two fast clicks, then one second later, a third click. When I then power up my blu-ray player, a fourth click. As the blu-ray disc loads, a fifth click, as the sound field changes from "All Channel Stereo" to "Dolby D" during the disc menu, and usually during the promo attractions, then back to "All Channel Stereo", then finally to the movie audio, once I've hit play.
Summary: Music was unimpressive until I played with the settings and now it sounds great. Lots of settings and options, plan on spending some time learning the system. Theater Surround is fantastic for a system.
Summary: In general, I love this system, powerful enough except the subwoofer. It is kind of weak because I don't hear much low earth shaking bass even I turned it to maximum volumn. The manual says to set it at "THX" position, if I do that, I will almost don't hear any bass. I used "Animusic" BD to test the system. I don't know if I got a lemon subwoofer or it is just like that. Hopefully someone can tell me his experience with this system. So I only give 4 stars.