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HTX-22HDXPAW 2.1-Channel Amplifier with Built-in Subwoofer

Movies and games look great on today's widescreen TVs. But let's face it, the audio from your typical flat-panel display leaves a lot to be desired. That's where the HTX-22HDX steps in. In its basic 2.1-channel configuration, the HTX-22HDX gives you a combo subwoofer and A/V receiver plus two front speakers for stunning mid- and high-range audio. Connections? Check. Three HDMI 1.4a inputs let you hook up a Blu-ray player, console, and cable/sat tuner. HDMI 1.4a is not only compatible with upcoming 3D video, it also lets you run an Audio Return Channel from your display's tuner back to the receiver. Audio processing? Check. The HTX-22HDX handles HD formats from DTS and Dolby; offers four distinct audio modes for gaming; and includes Onkyo's very own Theater-Dimensional. The latter creates an immersive and convincing surround effect through just 2.1 channels. Meantime, a new on-screen display makes it easier to adjust settings on the fly, so you can get back to the action sooner.
  • Key Features:
  • 2.1 Channel Amplifier
  • 50 W (Subwoofer) at 3 Ohms
  • 3 x HDMI
  • 1080p video processing
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • Overlaid on-screen display via HDMI
  • Compatible with RI (Remote Interactive) dock for iPod
  • Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround Function

customer Reviews

 Average rating (1 review)

 Onkyo HTX22HD

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I have been searching for something like this for some
time. I wanted to improve the sound on my Samsung TV, I didn't
want DVD/Blu Ray player. I considered soundbars, but most
were as long as my TV, & I wasn't sure wether the sound
would be much better. I didn't want an AV receiver, because
it would have meant a receiver & a Sub Woofer, plus
speakers. So this suited me.
Sony HTAS5 5.1 Channel Satellite Speaker Surround Sound
System. Is a similar setup to the Onkyo, but the Sub was
larger, & the speakers, were too tall to sit on my TV
Now to the Onkyo. Overall I am very pleased.
It was easy to plug the leads in. HDMI, out to TV, & in my
case HDMI from my WDTV in. I have the 2.1 system, speaker
terminals on the Amp & speakers are coloured.
I am using cheap HDMI cables. My TV doesn't support HDMI
version 1.4, so I had to get an Optical cable (cheap) to
ensure, the sound changed from the TV to the WDTV when I
switched to that.
I like the OSD, but the Onkyo has a display on the front.
There are not many settings to setup the sound, ie no
equalizer. But you can do the normal,ie adjust output for
each individual speaker.
The sub, itself has the speaker underneath, so be careful
where you put your hands when you lift it. There is a grill
on top at the front, so don't leave things on it, that
could fall through. I have some reviews that mentioned the
noise of the fan. Well I can't hear mine. Also, people
complained about speech levels. Now someone has mentioned
it, I have found myself turning the sound up, to hear
speech, then other sounds are too loud. I have thought
about getting the Speaker upgrade package, but don't want
wires all over the room. The I heard about a Wireless
speaker package by Amphony. But it's too expensive for me
to justify, as I am very happy with the improvement in
There is an option, that means the Onkyo turns on, when the
TV is turned on, but I couldn't get this to work.
I then bought a Harmony 300, which has solved this minor