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Clear, Clean, & Warm
 
After having had this system for a week, I am now utterly impressed with it. Once you get all the speakers calibrated, replace all the speaker wire with some 14 gage, and get your room setup properly you'll find this system blows you away too.Strait out of the box you will not be impressed. But that will be the case with any sound system. They need to be properly setup.I HIGHLY suggest replacing the wire with METRA Ltd S14-100 MTA 14 Gauge Clear Speaker Wire. It reall...

Onkyo HTSR800S Component Home Theater Audio System review by Chad Woolam can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Chad Woolam
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Review Date: 09/20/2007
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100% (17 of 17) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Amazing HTiB for the price
 
Update 5/2/2008: I am still exploring the various capabilities of this HTiB, I received an HDMI cable box from COX and enabled the Dolby through the optical output, using the EX mode, the sound became astonishing. If you are using BluRay, it is better to leave it on PCM, but for regular DVDs, Dolby and DTS make an amazing contribution. This receiver is amazing, and still only one drawback, it does not process the audio coming from HDMI cable, it routes it to the TV (why would you want that?) but...

Onkyo HTSR800S Component Home Theater Audio System review by E. Ancel "discret" can be read at Amazon.Com
 
E. Ancel "discret"
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Review Date: 09/10/2007
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100% (17 of 17) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
All the Reviews are True: Spectacular Sound After a Few Gotchas
 
I'm new to home theater and haven't bought a receiver in over 10 years, so I spent a few hours on the Internet researching home theater systems (what everybody calls HTIBs, "home theater in a box"). What convinced me to buy it was the cnet.com editors' video review, but the impression I got from reading about 50 reviews were:1. Skimpy wires (true, but may not matter)2. Auto-calibration makes setup easy (true, and is a must-do)3. More inputs than you need (true)4. HD...

Onkyo HTSR800S Component Home Theater Audio System review by papaya38 can be read at Amazon.Com
 
papaya38
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Review Date: 04/20/2008
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100% (15 of 15) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Overall very good, but no HDMI audio
 
I have had this system for about 9 months now, and I have no real complaints. The sound (with upgraded speaker wire and subwoofer cable) is very good, and the various listening modes are fun to play with, especially when using an iPod. The only drawback is the lack of "audio over HDMI." I will admit, I did not really know what this meant. Here's my take:It really doesn't matter if you have a standard definition (with or without upconverting capabilities) DVD player. You can outpu...

Onkyo HTSR800S Component Home Theater Audio System review by Rohan D. Bhansali can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Rohan D. Bhansali
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Review Date: 01/28/2008
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100% (14 of 14) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Just Spectacular Booming Sound with all the options you need
 
First, the price of this system relative to other systems with exact and less features is UNBEATABLE. If you want to pay for the brand, such Bose/Sony for the same performance or less, by all means that is your choice.Second, the surround sound feature with incredidable bass is just amazing. At first I said to myself that most media does not even emit 7.1 sound but only 5.1, particularly HD cable tv. This system, actually takes a 5.1 sound source and emulates it in 7.1 if you ask ...

Onkyo HTSR800S Component Home Theater Audio System review by N. Shahrin can be read at Amazon.Com
 
N. Shahrin
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Review Date: 11/29/2007
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100% (14 of 14) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
It's amazing how much your money will buy these days!
 
This system is an incredible value. I have had it for a week now and am really enjoying even my regular TV viewing more. With DVD , or HD DVD/ Blu Ray playback it will rock your house.. The receiver can handle all your devices and then some. I currently have a MOXI DVR , an HD DVD player, a Hi Fi Stereo VCR/DVD combo unit, and a CD player connected with inputs to spare. The Dolby matrixes it provides cover just about any listening situation you may encounter. The custom Onkyo DSP presets ar...

Onkyo HTSR800S Component Home Theater Audio System review by Marty Gillis can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Marty Gillis
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Review Date: 10/17/2007
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100% (13 of 13) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Blows you away
 
I tried this out at Circuitcity and immediately was impressed by the quality of sound compared to the $1000 Denon system sitting next to it. After much debate, picked it up, and simply blown away by the clarity of sound while watching 300. I have a Sony 5.1 system before and this beats the crap out of it. I am not going to be using HDMI in the near future but its good to know it supports all the latest encodings (DTS-HD, True HD) so its future capable for the next 2-3 years.The only ...

Onkyo HTSR800S Component Home Theater Audio System review by IT Exec can be read at Amazon.Com
 
IT Exec
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Review Date: 08/09/2007
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100% (11 of 11) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
I love this system!
 
I had researched every website I could find for reviews on all the HTIB and I finally found the one! The Onkyo is better than the Bose that I listened to at the Bose store in our NEX and about 1/4 of the price. I have a 52 inch Sony XBR Bravia, PS3 and Silver Onkyo HT-SR800(S)set up for my home theater now and couldn't be happier. I was going to buy a $3500 system from Best Buy but I couldn't see spending that much after hearing one of these bad boys... Mix the price with Free Shipping to HAW...

Onkyo HTSR800S Component Home Theater Audio System review by Jason Sagan "Sagstock" can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Jason Sagan "Sagstock"
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Review Date: 10/20/2007
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100% (10 of 10) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Best Home Theater hands down
 
If you are looking for a great Home Theater then look no further. This system has every thing you want and maybe more than you want. If you have never set up an Home Theater before then you may want some help with this one, read the book several times before you start the set up process and make sure you understand it. Set up was easy but could have been an nightmare if I had not read the book on the setup. Only took a couple of hours to set up, the mic that programs the speakers is the best...

Onkyo HTSR800S Component Home Theater Audio System review by T. Connell can be read at Amazon.Com
 
T. Connell
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Review Date: 10/13/2007
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100% (10 of 10) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Great System! Great Value!
 
As you can see from a quick search this is almost always reviewed highly and is also highly rated by Consumer Reports. I recently got my own and I wasn't disappointed. The system was easy to set up and a quick browse through the instructions gave me all the info I needed. I have listed the 3 most common complaints about the system below.1. The HDMI is just a pass through you have to connect the sound to the unit separately (not really that big a deal).2. The included w...

Onkyo HTSR800S Component Home Theater Audio System review by Eliezer Kolatch "Ez" can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Eliezer Kolatch "Ez"
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Review Date: 07/17/2007
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98% (182 of 184) Users Found This Review Helpful
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