Summary: It's OK, but won't blow you away. This is just about as cheap as any 5.1 home theater system can be sold for without being complete garbage. I did have this for about a year and a half and enjoyed it while I had it, but since upgrading the difference is night and day.
Good Value, Doesn't Talk to Non-Onkyo Remotes, One Input Died After 18 Months
NWCT Iota, Amazon
3 September 2014
Summary: This unit is a great value. Warning: it only speaks to Onkyo remotes. After about 18 months, one of the video inputs became unreliable and would cut out periodically. We don't have a lot of devices, so we just switched to another video input and it works.
Summary: I have owned this unit for a few months now. If I had it to do over again, I'd spend a few bucks more and get the Yamaha with the networking. This Onkyo seems to have an HDMI handshake issue with my Comcast X1 platform digital box. I know others have complained about Onkyo dropping audio too.
Summary: Pros: Decent sound for price Independently adjust levels for each speaker/sub easy set up/color coded wires lots of inputs nice looking Cons: Different inputs or devices have different volume levels i.e for cbl input where I have my cable box going, around 50(about half way up) is a good slightly...
Summary: I bought the HT-3400 last year and it is virtually identical to this one. I had an initial failure within 3 days and had to get it replaced and so far this one is working, however Onkyo's quality is nowhere what it used to be.
Summary: My 4 year old son thinks the "Oink-O" system is very pretty. This was purchased to solve the dilemma of too much HDMI and not enough inputs on the television. Also I had wanted a 5.1 or 7.1 system for a while but had neither the space, money or patience to build a heavy duty system piece by piece..