Rated 5 out of 5áby Actonian Fantastic value
I have an HD projector connected to a PS3 via HDMI just for playing films & streaming. I had a Sony sound bar connected via optical as a temporary measure. Being new to the AV amp/5.1 world, I thought I'd dip my toe in with something cheap. My expectations have been exceeded. There's plenty of power from a decent sized sub, and the centre speaker produces clear dialogue. The surround speakers also work well. I'm still using an optical connection from the PS3 to the amp. This is because the PS3 only has one HDMI port. Nonetheless, it seems to work perfectly.
I recommend positioning the speakers as advised in the manual - it makes a big difference.
The only tiny criticism I have is that the amp is quite bulky.
10 August 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby dmordini Great entry level home theater
Bought this as a birthday gift to my wife. We are both really happy with the purchase - amazing sound for good affordable price. I am no sound engineer so can't offer technical advice. If you are a consumer looking for good quality sound for music, TV and movies, then this system is all you need.
08 August 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby kwilson71 The product is easy to use
Having looked at many surround sound systems around the price of this unit I decided to go for a Pioneer as I know they are reliable and powerful systems.
When I first switched the system on I decided to try a few surround sound tests on YouTube and the results were amazing.
When watching normal tv programmes that aren't broadcasted in surround sound you need the volume to be relatively high or at least I do to hear the quality.
However films and tv programmes and video games that are broadcasted in surround sound are 10/10 and would definitely recommend to friends and family.
If you have watched films on IMAX and felt the bass on your seats this is a very similar experience without the need to go watch a film in IMAX whether that is because we have a 1080P 3D cinema projector with a 140 inch screen is much to do with this is unknown.
But I do think even with a normal 50 inch tv and this sound system you will not fail to be impressed.
29 July 2016
Rated 3 out of 5áby Paul67TD Very clunky unfortunately
Sadly this av receiver continues to get worse for me. Regularly loses sound from hdmi inputs - the only temporary resolution that appears to work is to switch it and all connected devices off at the mains for a good 10 mins and try again. I have attempted the reset for this unit, however this requires pressing the 'band' button in conjuction with the power switch to turn the unit on. However the band button will not function as a band select but only replicates the function of the adjacent button 'tuner edit' meaning I cannot perform a system reset, which is only in the vain hope it will resolve the regular problem of hdmi input sound not being output via the unit. As it stands I cannot recommend this unit to others based upon this experience unfortunately.
16 June 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby theDaveB Excellent product
Bought his for my son for his bedroom and he loves it. Has his PS4, Wii U, Xbox One and Now TV box plugged in and the sounds even the playing games are really good.
02 June 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Baronron83 Great features & great price
I bought this system from the Hanley store. Staff were helpful. They even carried it out to the car for me.
Easy to setup and operate. Fantastic sound and plenty of inputs.
23 May 2016
Rated 4 out of 5áby Driveby Good entry level system
I always say that you get what you pay for, in this case it's certainly true. It's a nice system for the money with booming bass and reasonable quality sound through the rest of the spectrum - audio that is enhanced specifically for these kind of systems sounds great but I'm finding that the output via ARC from my TV isn't quite so good, especially on voices.
Functionality wise it's straight forward but obviously you don't get all the inputs and outputs of more expensive systems. I was a bit disappointed that the receiver isn't controlled by all TVs for auto on and off - it doesn't work with my Samsung UE37D6750.
So you know what I'm comparing to, I bought this at ú199 to replace a package I put together at over ú1000 (Onkyo receiver with 2 x Cambridge Audio bookshelf front speakers and the Minx centre & rear surround speakers + sub), so overall I'm satisfied with the specification and performance based on the cost.
01 May 2016
Rated 5 out of 5áby Anushkaa7 Great buy :)
After setting up the whole system, I am really enjoying this product. I am no expert in this area but I'd seen a similar device at a friend's place and so I wanted to give it a try, as wanted an audio system for my house. The instructions that come in the box are helpful only to connect the speakers and the TV to the receiver but I found a full manual online, which is really helpful. It's only been a week and so far I've played music only through my iPhone/iPod but I am sure I'll enjoy watching movies henceforth :)
This is my first receiver and the salesperson at our local store, Southampton, was helpful and friendly. He also gave me additional tips for the connections and cables that I would need.
Overall, I am a satisfied customer :)
(I think, I'm also the first female to review this product hehe)
24 April 2016