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My review started as a 4 star when I first got it.
on June 27, 2012
This system is amazing. Tons of options, lots of configurations for setting up everything, and tons of settings. The Audyssey sound set up make setting up everything and optimizing your system flawless and easy. The lack of proprietary connections means that replacement parts are cheap, easy to find and customize. The sound is great compared to previous Sony 5.1 system.
When you buy this system also get new wires, it comes with 24 gauge wires, I suggest 16 gauge, also get banana plugs (They make for a cleaner and nicer looking setup.)
Only a few problems, which is why I gave it 4 stars;
Needs an update bad to have better functionality with a PS3. Turn deep color off on the PS3 for it to work properly.
Wires are too small as mentioned above.
Lack of Android support compared to Apple support
Key hole mounting on speakers vs screw in mounting.
(EDIT 9/9/12) Okay so I have had this product for close to three months now and I am having the same sub problem that seems to be a common theme from the other reviewers. It wont power on and will not produce sound. I tried the trick of lowering the frequency from 150 to 120 but that only worked for a day or two, and now back to no sub.
I got in contact with customer support which was a royal pain in my ass. I had to fight with them to get anywhere. If they try to make you pay for the shipping ask for a manager then they will come back on the line and offer to pay for the shipping themselves like it should be in the first place. Pray you don't have to deal with their horrible customer service.
After dealing with their customer support and having these issues with a three month old system I can safely say I will never buy another Onyko product again. Avoid this brand because it seems to cause nothing but headache's. I will get my sub replaced under warranty but I will still not have a sub for at least another three months. In the mean time I will most likely get another sub to use as a replacement. hopefully this is just a sub issue and not a receiver malfunction.
(Edit 1/28/13) Okay, this system is a hunk of junk. The new sub they sent me worked for a few months but just went out again, on top of that the system itself has had a lot of compatibility issues. I will be putting this on Craigslist very soon. Please heed my warning and avoid this system. I will never buy anything from this brand again. The price seems like a good deal, but it is a hunk of junk.