Summary: We have the ultra-high end custom sound system in our main living area. In the game room I did not want to go through the hassle and expense of such a system so I purchased this compact system. The product does its job well and sounds very good for the price. It is easy to set up and is a good quality product with good sound. Quite an upgrade from the standard sound system that is embedded in our Samsung TV. Don't think you are going to get $5,000 sound out of it though.
Thor Hang "Critique Extraordinaire - not really. Just good at seeing what works and what doesn't.", Amazon
11 February 2013
Summary: Simple review. Here goes... - The sound connaisseur will notice right away that the bass response is lacking and power handling is sub-par. - Equalizer is horrible. - Unit failed after less than a year. Some good things to say about it. - The system is small and doesn't take up a lot of room. - A small step up from TV speakers. Baby step. - It looks nice, anyway. I expected a lot more from ONKYO. It gets 2 stars because I, at least, had some good things to say about it.
Summary: Bought these for my husband for Christmas. We needed a good quality, but not terribly expensive, sound system for the 41" flat screen in our bedroom. This fit the bill well. Sounds great. Has plenty of inputs. Would buy again.
Excerpt: I was looking for better sound from a flat screen TV in my bedroom and found the Onkyo Home Theater system to be a great solution. It rivals the Bose Cinemate II I have in the living room at 40 percent of the cost.
Pros: Clear Sound, Good Remote, Interfaces Well With TV, Thundering Bass
Summary: I purchased this Onkyo HTX-22HDX Ultra-Compact HD Home Theater System (Black) from Amazon October 2011 with the add-on making it a 5.1 instead of a 2.1 system with these Sanus HTB3 Tear Drop Home Theater/Box Speaker Stands . I love this system! It sounds so great. I tried probably a dozen different home theater systems before finding this gem which cost less but sounds like a much more expensive HTS.
Summary: The primary point of a home theater is sound, and it delivers a nice increase in punch for 2:1 system in my small living room. BUT, you get into the manual and realize that the HDMI inputs are useless in transferring sound from TV. I had to use the optical cable and switch it around components (boxtop setup)to my Apple TV. Without the ability to just stream audio direct from the screen, this falls way short of my expectation. Am I wrong?