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i recently bought the bose cinemate series ii from costco for 549.00 (huge mistake).  as this was my first home theater purchase and i quickly learned what everyone else seems to know about bose; bose has very little bang for the huge bucks your paying.  I have very limited space in my room and i am wondering what may be a better option for around that 350-550 price range.  the onkyo HTX-22 HDX catches my eye so far, any input?

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For your price point, you could get a very decent HTiB system from Yamaha, Denon, or Onkyo, and probably a better system in general than the HTX-22 HDX.
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thanks otto, i am going to check out a Denon 5.1 (DHT-1513BA) and the Onkyo 5.1 (AVX-290) any input on these two?

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***The Onkyo HT-S3500

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I have a Yamaha system so I'm a bit biased. Runs cool (we use it everytime the tv is turned on), has plenty of inputs for us, 5-way binding posts for speaker connections, all the current audio/video formats, etc.
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Thanks for the help. I bought a Yamaha, Onkyo, and Denon going to demo them all and decide accordingly.
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You bought all three and are going to return 2? Wow. I sure hope there is a long return window. It takes time for the system to settle in, get adjusted (calibrated) and your ears to adjust to the sound.
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yeah otto return window was fine but you are absolutely correct about breaking in the system/calibration/adjusting ears.  i ended up going with a DENON AVR-1513 receiver and a POLK RM6750 5.1 home theatre after having listened to my buddies Yamaha (YHT3654) and the Onkyo (HTS3500) in store.  ended up being at the top of my price range but i am happy so far. 

 

Thanks for your input otto.

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That's a nice receiver/speaker match up. You'll enjoy it.
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