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  1.  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
    shelf.
    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
    sound.
    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
    thing.