Summary: I wouldn't recommend this unit... When it came only one set of the speaker wire actually worked. One of the HDMI ports (the one labeled Game) doesn't work at all. There is an insanely obnoxious clicking sound when you turn on and off the unit. Since buying it, I now get the horrible clicking sound when a commercial changes or I change channels.
Summary: The model above is the new version of my model listed in the title, DON'T BUY THIS, AFTER TWO YEARS THE SPEAKERS WENT BAD. This should never happen to a sound system that supposedly has a good reputation. Will never buy an Onkyo system again, cant be sure about them. Customer reviews are rarely ever of a later date which is why I am putting mine up, This system should have lasted for longer especially since I never run the sound up at loud volumes.
Summary: The HDMI pass-through worked with the satellite, but wouldn't work with the DVD for some reason. Also, the picture for the DVD would flash on and off constantly. I might have persevered with finding a solution to those issues if I had been able to program the remote to control my other components (such as the DVD), but none of the codes worked. Icall Onkyo support to get more codes, but still none of them worked.
Summary: I am planning on returning this product even though i'll probably get dinged with the return shipping cost. Won't connect to my television through hdmi. The manual is full of jargon and is of little use to me. I called tech support but got a "the next representative will be with you in 62 minutes" automated voice. Hung up after 10 and tried to research some more to little avail.
Summary: I'm so disappointed with my experience. It appears that your experience with this system will be good (4-5 stars) or really bad. Mine is really bad. Setup was easy and straightforward. After turning on the system, I couldn't get any sound through HDMI or optical. After approximately 5 minutes... click! I had sound! It was really clear and better than my 8 year old system it's replacing. However, after only 15 minutes, the sound stopped... then the remote quit working...
Summary: Got this as my first home theater system. It seemed good initially. After about a week, while the music was playing, the sound stopped completely. I did a power off, RESET, etc. No sound is coming. Called their service center, they say it needs to be repaired. They asked me to do a RESET as well which didn't fix the problem. I had noticed while increasing the volume, after volume level of 58 or so, sound would just stop. I thought it was some sort cut off.
Good idea as a gift.. simple and practical for a kids room or rec room
J. Palmer "I_hate_cheap_products_Only_like go..., Amazon
20 September 2012
Summary: Was researching and purchased this package for a rec room.. tested it out and the sound is good for the money.. speakers sounded better than my TV's soundbar and 5.1 PC speaker system.. i thought i also had the issue with not getting all speakers to work.. until I contacted Onkyo customer service and they explained how to change the audio modes from DOLBY to ALL CHANNELS.. I wasn't too thrilled about the passive S/W so I returned it..
Summary: Could only get two speakers to have any sound. Onkyo tech support OK, but did not resolve issue. Had to return. Could not get a replacement, only money back. Now it is priced higher. Instructions were pretty lame and did not help trying to resolve the problem. Had to purchase another brand.