Great sound and more options than you may ever need
4 weeks ago
Summary: I have tried other more expensive sound systems and this one competes with all of them. At first, I had not planned on using it as an AVI switch, but it works so well and has separate settings for each channel that I only have one HDMI cable going to the TV now. There are allot more sound and input options than you may ever need. One particular point that many systems lack is a good sub-woofer. For the money, the Onkyo can thunder a movie impressively.
Summary: I wanted surround sound since I was a teen! I waited 15 years, good thing too because ipods came out! This connects to everything, ipod, dvd vcr old tv, new tv has a built in radio, awesome sound on speakers, very nice looking. Doesn't look cheap. Works great with old and new tv plus has room to add on two more speakers with an on/off button to control them. (One day I will get outdoor speakers for the deck) I love how it displays what's playing on the ipod as well.
Summary: I have never owned a surround sound system and this was my first. I feel like I got a lot of bang for my buck when I got this for $250. I have an issue with dialogue being much quieter than the rest of the audio, but this seems to be an issue regardless of the equipment.
Summary: The Onkyo HT-S3500 5.1 Home Theater Speaker/Receiver package is great value for the money. You get everything you need for HD sound, except a HDMI cable and speaker wall mounts. But make no exceptions, this package is for someone who wants an affordable entry level. For under $300 its a 5-star product, but this AVR (audio video receiver) can't compete with the higher end models.
Summary: So I had been pondering on a surround sound system to hook up to my tv in order to watch bluray flicks and game (xbox, pc, older games too like my gamecube games). The day I received it I also got ninja gaiden 2 back (had played it previously) and holy hell lemme tell you the first time I played was on a big ol crt but now I have a 48" lcd with this system hooked up and its like I played a completely new game. I feel as though I was truly immersed in the world!
Summary: the system do get warm after long use and high volume.. just make sure nothing is on top of the receiver and have good air flow would highly recommends up grading the audio cable to a 12 gauge ( what I use) or 14 or 10 gauge ...
Summary: I'm really glad that I made this purchase. The experience of Watching movies and TV shows went up by few notches. Its one of the best things you can buy for < 300$. I'm really glad that I did. A fantastic addon to my 50 inch Samsung LED Tv.