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Onkyo HT-S5200 7.1-Channel Home Entertainment Receiver/Speaker Package with iPod Dock (Black)

Onkyo HT-S5200 7.1-Channel Home Entertainment Receiver/Speaker Package with iPod  Dock (Black)
Onkyo HT-S5200 7.1-Channel Home Entertainment Receiver/Speaker Package with iPod  Dock (Black)


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Category : Home Theater Systems

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Onkyo HT-S5200 7.1-Channel Home Entertainment Receiver/Speaker Package with iPod Dock (Black)


Onkyo HT-S5200 7.1-Channel Home Entertainment Receiver/Speaker Package with iPod  Dock (Black)

If you want an idea of where Onkyo’s home theater packages are heading, the HT-S5200 is well worth checking out. Like previous Onkyo 7.1-channel receiver/speaker packages, the HT-S5200 delivers reassuringly hefty amounts of power and all-round performance. And in line with other recent offerings, it’s also perfectly suited for high-definition entertainment in the home: 1080p video takes center stage from sources such as Blu-ray Disc, DVD, HD broadcasting, and gaming. The emphasis is still on Onkyo’s audio prowess, so the HT-S5200 is equipped with three groundbreaking Audyssey technologies that will give you the edge in terms of surround sound. It also features some exciting innovations from Onkyo: a dedicated port that connects the iPod via the Dock for the iPod and DSP modes specifically designed for gaming.

  • 130 Watts per Channel at 6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 1%
  • DTS-ES™ Discrete/Matrix, DTS Neo:6®, DTS 96/24™, Dolby® Digital EX™, Dolby® Pro Logic® IIx Decoding
  • 4 HDMI™ Inputs and 1 Output for Video, HDMI Pass-Thru*1 (Version 1.3 Compatible with 1080p, Deep Color™, and x.v.Color™)
  • Dedicated Port for Single-Cable Connection of the Dock for the iPod
  • SIRIUS™ Satellite Radio Ready

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  1. 38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great item for budget home theater! Much better than others., June 18, 2009
    By 
    Lem Ung
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    This review is from: Onkyo HT-S5200 7.1-Channel Home Entertainment Receiver/Speaker Package with iPod Dock (Black) (Electronics)

    Got this for a little more than $400. Works great. Easy installation. Many options for a cheap model. I bought the Sony system earlier, about $700 and had to return them. Very happy with the Onkyo. I play my 360 and PS3 on it and the sound is crystal clear and deep bass! Can notice all 7.1 channels! Make sure you use the optical sound. Highly recommended for this price range, probably up to the $600 or even $700.

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  2. 160 of 183 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Will absolutely need optical audio cable, December 19, 2009
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    I did a lot of research before buying this model. I read all the reviews. I even read the reviews that tried to explain HDMI and how it only passes through this unit. I guess I just didn’t get it.

    I bought the unit for price point, Consumer Reports and others rave reviews of the sound quality, and because I’ve had great enjoyment of Onkyo stereo receivers in the past.

    Only after buying the unit, and reading the manual, and researching for about 3 hours online, did I learn the following:

    HDMI wires carry both HD video and sound. But, with the Onkyo 5200, HDMI is strictly pass through. This means the video and sound never stop or do anything inside this box. They pass through to the TV. The TV cannot process sound into 5.1 or 7.1. Supposedly, you can send the HD sound back from the TV to this unit through an optical audio cable. OR, you can simply send the sound part of your HD DVR or Bluray player directly through optical audio cable or audio coaxial cable to this Onkyo 5200 AVR. The HDMI inputs on the back of this unit do not deliver any sound to this unit.

    And also realize, that all video only passes through this unit. The same type that comes into the unit must also go out to the TV. For example, if you send component video or composite video to this receiver, you’ll need to send component video or composite video from this unit to the TV. Don’t think that this unit can receive video signal from 3 or four other boxes that may or may not be sent via HDMI, and then channel it all into one HDMI cable to the TV. And if that is confusing to you, read the manual 3x and research online for a while until you fully understand it.

    This is just one of the items that annoys me about home theatre. It is so complicated that you either have to be an audiovisual engineer or learn the hard way how to set one up. This is my first home theatre setup and its been a trip, to say the least. It shouldn’t have to be this hard. And even if you hire an expert, or someone from the store to set it up, what do you do when one of the settings gets messed up. I know lots of people who don’t even use their home theatre systems anymore because they can’t figure out how they even work. That’s one of the reasons I’m doing this myself. I want to understand how the system works.

    Realize that without HDMI delivered sound, you apparently cannot get 7.1 sound. I may be wrong about this, but apparently, the optical audio cable can only deliver 5.1 sound. So, even though the ONKYO 5200 claims 7.1 sound and gives you all the speakers to produce 7.1 sound, there is no way for this receiver to accept true 7.1 sound because it doesn’t accept HDMI sound. Apparently, the 7.1 surround sound is simulated or created inside this receiver using a 5.1 signal, for which, you will need to add an optical audio cable or a coaxial audio cable from whatever is generating the signal sound, i.e. cable box, dvr, or bluray player. So, make sure those units have an optical audio or coaxial audio out.

    After solving that problem, realize that if your sofa is up against the back wall of your living room – and I’m guessing this applies to a lot of people, 7.1 sound is impossible to achieve because the back speakers have to be located at least a couple feet behind the sofa. After more intensive research online, I learned there is no point to even attempting a 7.1 setup unless I’m willing to move my sofa at least 1 foot in front of the back wall – something about sound reflection off the back wall from the front speakers, in addition to the lack of necessary distance between the listener and the back speakers. And interestingly enough, all the information I found out about this online came from guys who were unable to move their sofa at least a foot away from the back wall because they were married. See, wives don’t like their living rooms being altered too much. It was bad enough when the huge box with this HTIB arrived unexpectedly. No way, the sofa is moving. So fine, I’ll just set it up for 5.1 and use the two extra speakers in the dining room for sound coming from speaker B on this receiver unit.

    Once I get all the correct cables from Amazon, I will actually turn this unit on and add to this review based on sound. Maybe my star rating will go up once I give it a listen.

    I guess for an extra C note, I could have gotten the Onkyo 6200. This next level unit actually does accept the HDMI sound and can then generate true 7.1 sound inside the box to deliver to the speakers. I guess I might have shelled out the extra bucks, if I had known this upfront. OTOH, if this is supposed to be a step up from those flimsy systems that come in very small boxes and cost a couple c-notes less than this system – and the whole point of being in this price range is trying to achieve the most for the least – that extra c note for the 6200 becomes a sticking point. Did consumer reports understand…

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  3. 21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    So far very good., June 23, 2009
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    tautologies (Honolulu, Hawaii United States) –
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    Just setting up this thing. It is a breeze. No problem setting up, made for people like me (not a sound connoisseur, but listens to a lot of music and have a need for 1080p on my games, videos).

    I will use the multi-room controls a lot.

    [...]
    The sound is really nice, it has an active bass, and the surround works super nice. Watching Star Wars /LoTR and other movies that use sound effects suddenly give the movies more depth and another dimension. Music is super nice, it really handles both deep and high notes really well.

    I have yet to get with all the features on it, and will update this review.
    I have connected my PS3, with HDMI, and optical sound.
    Working on the xbox, and tv sound out to see which is the better. Thinking xbox with the optical and tv with regular sound as I don’t watch too much TV…we’ll see.

    I programmed the remote to control my TV too, and so no need for tons of remotes. I can also (sort of) control the iPod from the remote.

    The only thing I would like, would be an active / up-scaling HDMI instead of pass-through HDMI, it would make the set-up so much easier, but I have a PS3 that gives full 1080p blu ray, and xbox that upscales DVD’s so I felt I did not need it. If the ht-s6200 was out when I bought this, I probably would have opted for it (depending on price..it is announced at $599 now), but amazon only made it available for purchase AFTER I got this. the ht-s5200 had some nice features over the ht-s6100 (game settings, and some other effects), and it is $300 cheaper.

    Active base is awesome. Makes for a nice effect whenever something explodes on film :-) The late night settings also works.

    TIP: Get your cables on Amazon, they cost a fraction of best buy (I mean comparable HDMI cables are $60 at Best buy and $2 on amazon.

    So far, you’d be hard pressed to find a better system in this price range…IMO. I am super happy right now.

    Update: after using th system for a few months there is one thing that irks me a little. Zone two does not take digital signals. I am not sure why, and I would really like to listen to music from my PS3. It streams from from my media server. Overall I am happy with the system, but are looking at NR-807 as an upgrade.

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