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Old 11-13-02, 09:44 PM
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Found my HTIB!

I had a thread a few weeks ago about wanting a cheap home theatre in a box. After going to best buy and hearing the sub $400 one I was a little disapointed. My computer and headphones have better sound. So I was on Circuit City's site and found this. This takes you to the search page, it won't link to Onkyo page..why? no idea.

$499 Onkyo

I think this is the one I want. Its a little more than I wanted to pay but it will be worth it down the road. Thing is there are no Circuit City's in my state! So I have to go by customer feedback. Which is a overwhelming positive. Anyone have this system or have heard it? Do you think I should just go with the customer feed back? The only electronic stores in my area are Best Buy and Ultimate Electronics, niether of which sell Onkyo.
Thanks for any advice.
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Old 11-13-02, 10:53 PM
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It has the Onkyo TX-SR500 as the receiver; the only drawback I really see in it is the lack of component video switching, but you A) might not even need component switching or B) might decide to use a A/V switch as a makeshift component video switcher. It looks like a nice system to me. The system has gotten fairly good reviews at http://www.hometheaterforum.com , also.

How far away is the closest Circuit City? If you don't like it, and if the nearest one is within driving distance, I'd say go for it.
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I just got done telling yet another friend to purchase this quality HTIB. Enjoy.
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Old 11-14-02, 12:53 AM
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I got the HT-S650 just last week. I'm not an audio expert, but I do know that this system is more than enough for me at this point in my life. I haven't watched too many movies yet since I've just been playing Eternal Darkness for GameCube (with DPL II, which is very nice).

If you decide to get this, I recommend Best Price Audio Video, which is an authorized internet Onkyo dealer. I got it for $470, free shipping. That may be your best option since you don't have a Circuit City nearby. You don't have to worry about tax either. It doesn't look like they have any in stock right now though. I decided to get it towards the end of October, but had to wait until the beginning of November for them to get a new shipment.

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Old 11-30-02, 03:52 PM
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My father just picked up this system at the local Bernie's for $349...

It was marked $499 and he asked them how low they could go...

They said $349!!!
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