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Saturn........check the Onkyo site for dimensions......All I can say is that the box was about 140lb and was huge
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@ JDub_41 Having the connectors, speaker cables or sub cable too close to a power source may cause some interference. The extension cord could be an issue. Have you tried plugging it directly into the wall to notice if there is a difference?
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I'm having trouble getting input displayed to the TV from an HDMI source connected to HDMI input #1...

I am able to see the GUI of the Onkyo receiver, but I am not able to see any content from the HDMI device (BDP-S300)...

I connected the S300 to another HDMI input on the Onkyo, and from that input, the S300 displays perfectly.

Do I have a dead HDMI input? Again, all I see is a blue screen and the Onkyo GUI...

Thanks.
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Saturn........check the Onkyo site for dimensions......All I can say is that the box was about 140lb and was huge

Thanks! But it would be also nice to see a photo...
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Thanks! But it would be also nice to see a photo...

The box is 42" x 29" x 20"

I held a measuring tape next to the speakers, just quick snaps, sorry about the quality.
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The box is 42" x 29" x 20"

I held a measuring tape next to the speakers, just quick snaps, sorry about the quality.

Thanks!!!

It sucks that in Lithuania no store have this htib, fortunately my friend will be back with his car from UK in christmas, so i am gonna buy it from UK, maybe someone knows best UK site where to buy this htib?
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Any suggestions for speaker stands for this system? Sanus BF-31Bs look good but I'm not sure about using velcro on front speakers.
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this seems like an awesome system for my needs but one question about the hdmi switching

i have a hdmi motorola verizon fios cable box and my xbox 360. I was wondering if both these devices pass 5.1 dolby digital auidio through their hdmi ports or I have to use their optical ports. the reason i ask is that when the xbox 360 is plugged in via hdmi the optical ports are blocked of so if I got hdmi with my xbox 360 then will I forego 5.1 dolby digital sound?

Also is it true that you cannot get 1080p through the component inputs of this htib even though the 360 supports 1080p over component and my current onkyo displays 1080p over its component even though it is speced at 1080i?
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I've been looking at this system very closely, and i am almost confident that i will purchase it. Anyone see any major drawbacks with this system?

Basically i will have it connected to my PS3 and my Sony KDS-50A2000. Also note that my PS3 is my main source for watching Blu ray movies, and i have a separate DVD player unit.

I'm ready to pull the trigger and purchase this before the end of the year. I'm hopeful to catch a black Friday sale of some sort, but I'm prepared to pay in the $900 range (inclusive of tax and shipping). I'll be matching this up with the Panasonic Plasma TV TH-50PZ800U (also THX certified) and the Panasonic BluRay Player DMP-BD55K. I'll keep the forum posted on set-up issues and follw-up with PQ & AQ discussions.

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I don't disagree with anything said in that review, however, they were really harsh. They should have been a lot more objective.

Also, they were talking about the DVD player that comes with it. This system doesn't come with a DVD player. I have to almost wonder if they tested the right system.

This HTIB DOES NOT come witha DVD palyer. I can only conclude they reviewed a different system.
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This HTIB DOES NOT come witha DVD palyer. I can only conclude they reviewed a different system.

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In the US you would be correct but in Europe it does include the DVD.

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Hey, all; been a lurker for a while and have decided to join because of the great, great, GREAT info in this forum!

Now, I'm about to pull the trigger on this system (tonight), but I have one last question: will my wireless headphones work with it?

I've got a set of Sennheiser 120's that work great when plugged into my TV. However, when plugged into my older Panasonic "home theater", and I switch that stereo to "aux" to watch tv, the sound won't pass thru to my headphones.

I hope I'm just being paranoid, and that it's obvious that this Onkyo would be able to do this, but I thought I'd ask anyway, since I haven't read anything about headphones in this thread.

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I too have been lurking for a while on this forum during my quest for a decent home theatre setup that woudn't launch me into bankruptcy or divorce court. I picked up a Samsung ln52A530 a month or so ago and am very happy with it. For sound I started with a Samsung hta720 htib and took it back to BB. I don't think it was much better than my 5 year old Panasonic system. After much research (OH MY HEAD....too much research) I picked up my Onkyo HT-S9100THX system on Saturday from ElectronicsForLess.ca in Markham. All I can say is FRIGGIN' AWESOME!! And I've only got my L/C/R and subwoofer up and running! Havn't even calibrated the sytem yet with the supplied mic! Started off with Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds in HD....the sound was incredible; almost brought tears to my eyes that I've actually finally got sound like this in my living room! Stuck ZZTop from Texas on BluRay in and wholly crap....rock the house! Crystal clear and loud; great definition; only got it to about 2/3 of peak volume though...I'll have to wait for the wife to leave to go louder. I'm going to wait until I finish the installation to try a movie. I'm almost scared....I've still got four speakers left to put up!! Can't wait to learn more about this Onkyo receiver and see if we can't rattle the neighbours a little this winter. What a package! I am certain now that this is the best bang for the buck going right now! Comes with a 5 Year all-in warranty too from EFL! The chap at Electronics For Less excelled in service and was very friendly and professional. Had my box waiting by the door when I got there. Would shop there again without hesitation. To all who are searching for "the perfect system", good luck; I have found mine!!
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I finally decided to go with this system yesterday. I've been lurking around the forum for a few months. I finally decided it was time to replace the 15 year old Aiwa. I'll get a few pics up once I have it setup.
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@ ROB-USA
In the US you would be correct but in Europe it does include the DVD.

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Are you sure about this?
I looked on the EU site and there's no mention of one.
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I'm ready to pull the trigger and purchase this before the end of the year. I'm hopeful to catch a black Friday sale of some sort, but I'm prepared to pay in the $900 range (inclusive of tax and shipping). I'll be matching this up with the Panasonic Plasma TV TH-50PZ800U (also THX certified) and the Panasonic BluRay Player DMP-BD55K. I'll keep the forum posted on set-up issues and follw-up with PQ & AQ discussions.

Cheers!

hey, you and i have the same exact set up!! im thinking about getting this htib too.
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Hey guys, this system has really sparked my interest, as it seems like one of the best bang for buck deals out there. One thing i am concerned about is whether it will matrix 5.1 pcm to 7.1. Since i will be using my ps3 as a blu-ray player and it decodes everthing internally it would reallysuck to get buy it and find out it couldn't matrix 5.1 pcm to 7.1

The reason for my concern is i have read several posts that compare the receiver to the 605. I remember that one of the reasons i went with the 705 over the 605 a year ago was due to it's inability to matrix 5.1 pcm to 7.1. Thanks for your help guys.
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I just saw that the s7100 had a front firing sub while the s9100 had a down firing sub. The room i an putting the system in has carpeting, will this affect a down firing sub more then a front firing one? Also, has anyone been able to compare the s7100 to the s9100 and make a report on the sonic differences?
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You're backwards...9100=12" front firing, 7100=10" down firing...
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Definately; S9100=front firing 12" sub.
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I've inquired to Onkyo, but have yet to get a reply....anyone know which, if any, Onkyo brand speaker stands are the right ones for the HT-S9100THX HTIB sysytem speakers?

Thanks in advance.
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Look how they rated the power, 130 W/Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, FTC) . That's not how you measure power in a receiver. It should be 2 channels across the 20hz-20khz frequency spectrum. The rating on the 606 is much more honest.

When you want to sell a HTIB unit and make it seem more powerful, you measure it at the lone 1hz frequency. Those receivers have the same power, trust me.

Very interresting comment. Thank you for this info. I'm always very skeptical about HTIB systems, the price is always amazing for the specs. I was wondering if you, or anyone else, can expand on this comment. When I first saw this system, I was floored by the specs. A compareable receiever the can deliver 130W@8ohms would be the $1,099.00 TX-SR806. But with the frequency responce you mentioned the HTIB, they're greatly inflating the wattage measurement.

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Look at the specs for the 7100 and 6100 system. Receiver on both has 130w/channel just like the 9100. Then look at the photo gallery. You can clearly see its the Onkyo 606 receiver. I've seen these two systems (6100 and 7100) in person and can verify they use the 606 receiver. Now look in the receiver only section on the Onkyo site and find the Onkyo 606 receiver. All of a sudden its rated at 90watts but measured differently.

Are you saying:
130W (8 ohms, 1 kHz, FTC) = 90W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, FTC)

When measuring wattage, why don't they use the same frequency response?

Does anyone else have any drawbacks to buying this system, becides the inflated specs on the reciever?
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It's a good system for the price. Sure you can maybe do better if you are a super shopper and grab the best deal you can on separate components, but this is more than enough to satisfy most people. The previous Onkyo THX system was highly reviewed and this current one basically adds some additional features. The reality is 80-90 watts/channel is more than enough for most systems/people.
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I was planning on purchasing the 706 until I stumbled upon this thread. My existing set-up has a big pair of older Onkyo sk-40 fronts, a jbl center and bose surrounds. -Bad I know... Not matched. But honestly- with a room full of aurelex, it sounds pretty good. I was just planning on the 706 and then finding a good sub in the $500 range. Now I'm really thinking that maybe I should spend less and get a matched set of speakers and a receiver that is a little lower on the feature end. I guess THX certification doesn't mean squat if I'm gonna push my audio through a hodge podge of different brand speakers... Sorry- just wanted to contribute by thinking out loud. Thanks for the info- I think you guys may have changed my mind.
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Great forum...

Have been considering the different Onkyo HTIB models... then stumbled across
B&H Photo's site. They're selling this setup for $549.95. Doesn't say refurbished...???

Does this seem right?

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Just noticed that this was for what looks like an older model.

The 990 vs. the S9100.

Any thoughts on the 990 vs. the newer 9100 though? This seems like a great price.

Thanks again,
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Just noticed that this was for what looks like an older model.

The 990 vs. the S9100.

Any thoughts on the 990 vs. the newer 9100 though? This seems like a great price.

Thanks again,
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As long as you don't need/want HDMI and a few other "newer" features the 990 is a good system.
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Well, I pulled the trigger and my box should arrive today! Woo Hoo! I'll be headed to Frys for some 12awg speaker wire.

I sure hope I can use my wireless headphones with this receiver...anybody using wireless headphones?
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Mine came in Friday. Ordered from newegg on Monday and it was here by Thursday but nobody was home to sign for it so I ended up receiving it Friday. I have to say I was a bit worried when I saw the condition to the box it was in. It was scuffed up pretty bad. So I unboxed it and even a corner of the styrofoam was broke but there was so much styrofoam in there it protected it very well. After spending have the night getting it setup I have to say it sounds really good. The only cable I've replaced so far is the Subwoofer cable with a nice Rocketfish sub cable. The speaker wire is a bit cheesy and I'm thinking of replacing the fronts and center with some 14g from monoprice but the system sounds really good with just the stock wire. I can't imagine if I spent three times as much on a system it could sound that much better. I don't think the speakers are really that big. The center speaker is a little big and the sub but it is a 12" sub. I think the overall finish looks really nice. I'll get some pictures up in a couple of days. I feel a bit like a little kid a Christmas. I'd almost completely quit watching TV but I finally replaced my 15 year old 27" crt back in July with a 50" Samsung plasma and now this system. Hopefully a PS3 by Christmas. This sure has changed my perspective on movies and TV.
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Good for u... I am really angry, that stupid Lithuanian shops don't have this htib! Fortunately one shop will ship it from European store, they says that i will need to wait about month And the price is 1500$ But the worst is that the wait is making me insane!
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