Pros: Got this for Christmas and set it up in minutes. Great sound quality with options to add on (you can add additional center and surround speakers if you want to). Little speakers that provide good sound!
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.
Summary: This black box and twin speakers caught my eye about 6 months ago. I found it impossible to get it into Australia until Amazon finally put it up as part of its International Delivery program. It arrived pretty quickly and I put aside some time to set it up.
Summary: I got this on sale for 250. A great bargain. This is perfect for a small apartment or someone looking to boost the sound on a TV without making a project of it. It is compact, quick, and neat.
Pros: This was perfect for my living room. Didn't want to run speaker wire everywhere. Just wanted to boost the TV's speakers. It was a very quick physical install. Speakers sound quality is great for a small room. My TV only had two HDMI ports, so the three input HDMI ports on this were great. Playing...
Cons: Just another remote added to the list of many I have...I really should get a universal remote.
Summary: Bottom line: this is a great system for entering home theater and not being left without a feature that might ruin your day. Also, you can "upgrade" to 5.1. On the other hand, I like to keep it simple.
Pros: The design is minimal (good thing for me) and the finish is attractive. It has a small footprint and ample inputs. The sound quality is good but not awesome. At this price, however, the sound exceeds expectations. Also, it can decode a plethora of sound data. One thing I might do is add a center ...
Cons: The remote is cheesy. Also, the subwoofer is exposed on the underside of the main box/controller. Whoops! Why would someone design this that way? So, be careful and watch the warning signs when lifting it out of the box. I was OK and once it is installed the worrying is over.