4.5 Onkyo HTX22HD bubblegum57 | 20/12/2010 | See all bubblegum57's reviews (1) I have been searching for something like this for sometime. I wanted to improve the sound on my Samsung TV, I didn'twant DVD/Blu Ray player. I considered soundbars, but mostwere as long as my TV, & I wasn't sure wether the soundwould be much better. I didn't want an AV receiver, becauseit would have meant a receiver & a Sub Woofer, plusspeakers. So this suited me.Sony HTAS5 5.1 Channel Satellite Speaker Surround SoundSystem. Is a similar setup to the Onkyo, but the Sub waslarger, & the speakers, were too tall to sit on my TVshelf.Now to the Onkyo. Overall I am very pleased.It was easy to plug the leads in. HDMI, out to TV, & in mycase HDMI from my WDTV in. I have the 2.1 system, speakerterminals on the Amp & speakers are coloured.I am using cheap HDMI cables. My TV doesn't support HDMIversion 1.4, so I had to get an Optical cable (cheap) toensure, the sound changed from the TV to the WDTV when Iswitched 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 noequalizer. But you can do the normal,ie adjust output foreach individual speaker.The sub, itself has the speaker underneath, so be carefulwhere you put your hands when you lift it. There is a grillon top at the front, so don't leave things on it, thatcould fall through. I have some reviews that mentioned thenoise of the fan. Well I can't hear mine. Also, peoplecomplained about speech levels. Now someone has mentionedit, I have found myself turning the sound up, to hearspeech, then other sounds are too loud. I have thoughtabout getting the Speaker upgrade package, but don't wantwires all over the room. The I heard about a Wirelessspeaker package by Amphony. But it's too expensive for meto justify, as I am very happy with the improvement insound.There is an option, that means the Onkyo turns on, when theTV is turned on, but I couldn't get this to work.I then bought a Harmony 300, which has solved this minorthing.