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For small- to medium-sized rooms, It would be a mistake to ignore the well-balanced and affordable HT-S3505 home cinema package. Newly equipped with Onkyo’s WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology), the AV Receiver and six-speaker set will surprise and delight with audio performance you would expect from a much more expensive system. The package is easy to set up right out of the box, thanks to the intuitive HDMI®-overlaid On-Screen Display and wall-mountable speakers. Four HDMI inputs provide connectivity for Blu-ray Disc players, Broadcast boxes, Personal Video Recorders and gaming consoles. The HDMI ports are also Audio Return Channel enabled to send the TV audio through the receiver. Connect your iPod/iPhone to the optional dock and enjoy pristine sound, thanks to an inbuilt optimizer that enhances the quality of compressed digital music. The AV Receiver decodes Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™, and is ready for 3D games and movies.
Perfect for replacing an aging system, or for your first foray into the world of home cinema, the package is rounded out with a powerful subwoofer to boost low frequency sound.
Audio Return Channel and 3D Video via HDMI®
Four HDMI inputs allow you to easily integrate high-definition devices such as Blu-ray players, cable/satellite tuners, and gaming consoles. HDMI implementation on this receiver also supports an Audio Return Channel, allowing audio received directly by your TV’s tuner to be sent “upstream” to the A/V receiver. That means you can enjoy television programs in magnificent Onkyo sound. HDMI also supports 3D video and numerous other high-resolution formats, and has the added advantage of reducing cable clutter for a cleaner and simpler installation.
Convenient Overlaid On-Screen Display via HDMI
The receiver’s overlaid On-Screen Display (OSD) feature makes changing the settings on your A/V receiver quick and easy. On-screen set-up menus appear overlaid on the video image you’re watching. This means you can adjust the settings immediately, without having to stop the program and switch to a different screen to access menus.
This is the first time i've had a separate receiver. I can honestly say for the price, the quality is superb. I have got linked up the tv, dvd player and the kids game console. The speakers although small fit unobtrusively in the lounge, but give out fantastic un-distorted sound both on bass and treble and mid tones. Virgin TV ( tivo box ) sounds superb, even the news.
Onkyo HT-s3505 is a well-balanced and affordable home cinema package ideal for small and medium-sized rooms / Equipped with Onkyo's WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology) the AVR and six-speaker set will surprise and delight with audio performance you would expect from a more expensive system / Thanks to the intuitive HDMI-overlaid On-Screen Display and wall-mountable speakers the package is easy to set up / Four HDMI inputs provide connectivity for BD players and gaming consoles and there's an Audio Return Channel to send TV audio through the receiver / The AVR decodes Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio and is ready for 3D games and movies.