|Redefining Cost-Performance in Packaged Home TheaterIf you?re looking to flesh out your movies, games, and music with lifelike, full-blooded surround sound, look no further than the HT-S6300. Think: quality on a budget. This feature-packed system sports four of the latest HDMI 1.4a inputs to handle your Blu-ray player and other high-definition devices. Non-HD video sources, meanwhile, can be upscaled to spectacular widescreen 1080p via HDMI and Faroudja DCDi Cinema™. HDMI 1.4a is compatible with upcoming 3D video content and enables a handy Audio Return Channel from your display?s tuner back to the receiver. Audio processing on the HT-S6300 includes the "in the studio" realism of DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby®TrueHD; Dolby®Pro Logic IIz for ambient height channels; Audyssey room-correction and equalization technologies; and four proprietary DSP modes to match your gaming content. Other Onkyo exclusives include a Universal Port for peripherals such as the included Dock for iPhone/iPod, and a new overlaid graphical on-screen display. So go ahead. Immerse yourself in Onkyo...|
Full Featured and Excellent Sound11/15/2011
This out-of-the-box system is not your typical box system. It is full featured, not for the average plug-and-play user; the most important I was looking for was a Zone 2 that let me install outdoor speakers. The manual was not entirely helpful, but their customer support was excellent, making up for any misunderstanding of the manual. I operate the system as a 5.1, and the sound quality is excellent. The small speakers are as good a quality I could want. The universal remote that comes with it is excellent too. With one button I turn on my CD player and automatically turn on the receiver, set to CD mode. Make sure you buy compatible components if you add on to take advantage of the automatic control features. I did a lot of shopping and found this system to be the best value by far. There are simpler systems to operate, and I am still teaching my wife some of the more complicated features, but we really enjoy the overall quality of the system and plan to use it for many years to come.
Hard to Understand3/6/2011
Ok, anyone who only spends about $500 isn't a audiophile and that is who the operators manual is designed for. I had no trouble hooking up my components since I have very few, however trying to figure out the best settings and the "remote controller" is very difficult. There are too many choices for someone who just wants the best listening environment for NASCAR and movies. Keeping it simple is not the watchword of this manual. The system sounds fine when I figure it out.