Summary: I purchased this as a temporary solution for my computer until I saved up more money as my old Logitech 5.1 sound system died. I have since replaced this system with a Yamaha HTIB which sounds worlds better. If you just need a simple ok system for cheap this will do if you get a working one. If not don't bother with it. I gave mine to a friend he likes it as it is better then the sound from his TV speakers.
Pros: If you get a working one it works well enough once adjusted. I used Optical out to mine or the aux line in as I used it with my computer.
Cons: The auto off after like 20-30 minutes of not using it is really annoying. The fan it came with was bad and was really loud as many others have mentioned but I replaced it in mine and it's completely silent and doesn't over heat.
Summary: Makes me not want to shop online anymore least they could have done is given me a shipping label.
Cons: I got this on black Friday for 64 bucks. The volume button was pushed into the unit. Setup button was missing. And sound skipped intermittently like other ppl have posted. They gave auto gave me an rma but to send it back will cost 30 dollars out of pocket.
Summary: For the $60 I purchased this system for, it works well, however, there is the occasional problem (sometimes happens when the system is on for 2-3 consecutive hours) where it overheats and the sounds and remote cease to work unless the system is hardbooted. The sound and visual quality (1080p) are as good as I could have possibly excepted from such a system.
Pros: Inexpensive, Multiple HDMI inputs, good sound quality
Cons: Overheats every few hours and requires a short cooldown. Whenever it overheats, the sound cuts out completely, otherwise the system works as well as expected. This usually entails unplugging the system and letting it sit for a couple minutes since the remote does not function during this time.
Pros: Great price, good sound, its only weakness is a 3ohm sub, which i see no prob replacing after i blow it with a 12 inch pioneer champion 4 ohm which will lighten the amp load and produce the lower notes, i have no delay issues with hdmi inputs, so its a steal at neweggs price, which came first the chic or the egg?
Cons: just the sub is slightly weak and rated at 3 ohms
Summary: I read all of the reviews before purchasing. My unit arrived in like new condition, the only item looking used was the remote control, everything else was dust/fingerprint free, wrapped in plastic/bubble wrap. At first I thought my center channel speaker was not functioning, turns out it is only used when 5.1 is available. When watching non 5.1 content, the unit runs 2.1 (Front L/R +Subwoofer).
Pros: Inexpensive, loud, hdmi switcher. Very bassy subwoofer, level can be controlled and style changed, for each speaker. 5.1 surround works great with blu-ray, netflix, etc. With 3 hdmi inputs and 1 output, you can feed all of your devices through the receiver, saving remote control clutter/confusion.
Cons: Front (L/R) speaker cables are a little short for me, tv is in corner of room, so only one speaker wont reach the corner.
Summary: Upon opening package it was clear that it was refurbished. But what i discovered with the sub having a loose tube rattling inside it was quite shocking. The sound quality was very lack luster. It almost sounded as if it was being played through a water tube. Bass was not even close to being there and when it was it was dull and flat. The set up botton on receiver was missing and you could see inside it the box. Not impressed overall.
Pros: Cant think of any
Cons: Poor sound quality. Buttons missing on receiver. Subwoofer has a loose carboard tube rattling around inside. Not much else to say
Summary: This unit performs well for a modest space. Volume levels are easily adjustable, so you don't have to strain your ears to hear the dialog (Center speaker) or get blasted out of your chair by surround Rear L and R). Easy to hook up. For the price, a real winner!
Summary: Not a bad deal for some cheap speakers. But don't expect anything more than a decent stereo sound with a subwoofer and rear speakers that give some volume to the soundscape but don't really provide good 5.1 separation...
Pros: Good sound from the center speaker. Not bad L & R, good selection of inputs (coaxial, hdmi, optical). Decent power and subwoofer..
Cons: lousy rear surround speakers. Absolutely useless. No sound separation at all in the rear speakers. Don't expect to hear somebody sneaking up on you in-game or the rotors of a helicopter coming in from the rear in a movie. Basically gives you simulated surround sound even when sending a true 5.1 signal....