Summary: I bought this system to go with a new Samsung 67" tv. Setting up the system was a snap & when I put the demo dvd in... WOW! All I need now is a popcorn machine! The sound filled my 30x24 foot room with great sound. The Sub, as a few other reviews stated, is a little under powered, only if it is really cranked up tho. If you really want to raise the roof, you might want to upgrade the Sub, but for anything short of a cinema sized room, this system is great.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Setup, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls
Summary: This is perhaps the best home theater system on the market for price. You can't beat THX technology and after viewing a movie, whether blu-ray or on demand, you are left with the gratifying sensation of leaving a cinema, but with the luxury of staying at home and for a lot less $. I had to remove certain wall decor because the sound was that powerful. I researched for months and sight and sound tested comparable and better systems and this was the winner by far.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Setup, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls, Thundering Bass
Summary: I've actually had this for almost 2 years, but came here because the price went down and I'm thinking of picking one up for my dad. I'm not sure why the reviewer above me says you'd get better sound with Denon. Onkyo and Denon are in the same exact class of Audio products, and Denon doesn't offer anything that comes even close to this quality at this price point. The sound quality is the best I have ever heard from a HTIB set up.
Summary: Wow... That's really all you can say when you turn this bad boy on and crank it up. I spent about a month online and in stores researching before I made this purchase, and I couldn't be more pleased. The sound quality is phenomenal. My only knock isn't even really a knock at all. Just beware if you are a novice at in home installation, you will probably want someone to come out and install it for you. It can be a little intimidating.[...] great product.
Pros: Clear Sound, Interfaces Well With TV, Intuitive Controls, Thundering Bass
Summary: If you are into buying a good PC with proper X-Fi high-end card and spend sufficient money on a good monitor and want to have something that makes it possible for you to enjoy the 7.1 sound, plus you have a proper home theater system and want to enjoy the sound part of it, this system is just great. Yes, there may be issues, but would you buy each component separately, spending days in calculating what should go where and how to configure it?
Summary: I have had no problems at all. The kit came out of the box and went up in less than 3 hours, wires ran and boxes flown. Everything sounds great and the surround is awesome! However, the biggest flaw to this system is its lack of HDMI support. I have a PS3 and the only way to get true 7.1 from it is to use an HDMI cable, but there are no HDMI inputs on the receiver. So I can only send a 5.1 signal through the optical out which is then upconverted to 7.1 by the receiver.
Summary: Enjoy the sound system. Only wish more tv channels would broadcast in 7.1. Most have 5.1 which make the programs quite enjoyable to hear all the different activity as well as still being able to here the actor's every word.