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: These are great and now I have 5.1 surround sound. If you have the 2.1 you really need to upgrade and get the these. It has been great listening to the background noise at the World Cup 2014 and I almost feel that I am there. Glad I never paid to go and watch England though!! LOL. But the experience would have been good there. This is the next best and I would wholly recommended them.
Summary: I've had my Onkyo 2.1 system for a couple of years before deciding that I should upgrade, and I only wish that I did it sooner. It takes a while to calibrate the speakers properly for the layout of your room, but the Onkyo receiver gives you plenty of control over this.
Summary: Don't get me wrong the sound is fantastic from this, but having now owned it for over a year, the amount of sync issues I have with various equipment is unreal. I've managed to get SKY sorted for HD channels, but SD channels are then out of sync, you can't win. The PS4 just seems to be completely random. My media PC is the same. Other than this, it's great a little unit. I purchased the additional speakers for a front 5.1 set up and it works great.
Summary: I'm using those Onkyos with SKW-208 Bass Reflex Powered Subwoofer and AEG floor full speakers. I think for my setup they are a little bit too small/weak, I'm still trying to tweak them out because of size of other components. Anyway sound itself is very nice & clean, and design is nice. Rear speakers are easy to montage on wall.
Summary: Bought this based on the reviews where on amazon. Having a 2.1 220HDX system, I've give it a go for the 3 add-on columns. Currently I'm only using the central one (3.1 configuration) and the difference is notorious, especially on the speech level. For any one that has the base system, the add-on set is highly recommended.
Summary: Do it. I live with Dolby 2.1 for three years and can't believe I waited so long to do the upgrade. You will not be disappointed the difference is spectacular! I just wish I'd done it ages ago. The one thing that I didn't realise is that sky only broadcast everything in Dolby d if you have the HD package so I upgraded but blue ray is awesome!