Excerpt: fantastic unit, everyone came out great after 2 hours of setup this is my third time building up a system, so a lot faster than first timers...., and I didn't spend time tidy up the cables. The speakers had some cosmetic damage in the back corner, but I doubt anyone is going to see it, I'm using it with epson 3010e projector system so most of the speaker hides behind the 100 inch screen anyway.
Excerpt: 7.1 means that 8 total speakers comes in the box. They are pretty easy to set up and the receiver has many connections to plug in components. Had this system for about 10 days now. Therefore I only have newbie opinions at this time. Sound is pretty decent for a normal size room. Radio sound is very clean and sounds good.
Excerpt: Great sound but finding proper balance is difficult. Dialogue is overpowered by music and sound effects on factory settings. iPod connection is cumbersome and not as easy as you might like but is useful. A little pricey considering but listen to thx intro on movies like Indiana jones and it will blow you away.