Prepare to be amazed!
This amplifier gives you everything you could dream of and more for little more than the cost of a very mediocre high street sound system. To the untrained ear its comparable to the £2000+ Yahmaha range of amps but with a teeny £350 price tag you really won't be disappointed. Its got connections a plenty and is capable of 7.1 surround sound plus has a neat two room capability enabling you to have speakers in two different rooms but only listen in one unless of course you want music in both.
There are enough input channels for your TV and your CD player and your DVD player and your Wii and your PS3 and another three things besides.
The remote control is extremely user friendly and can be taught to see other Onkyo products too so you only need one remote to control everything Onkyo. Sadly if you buy an alternative manufacturers DVD player theres no guarantee the remote will work but then why would you want to do that when Onkyos upscaling range of DVD players are outstanding.
The Onkyo Tx-SR674 packs a hell of a punch.
The hardest part of the whole process is actually getting your hands on one as they're only sold by specialist AV suppliers but its well worth the extra hassle.
To move to a level beyond purely functional home theater, the TX-SR674 gives you everything you need for audibly powerful, visually expressive home entertainment. The first consideration should be the essentials?like rock-steady amplifier power and performance through Wide Range Amplifier Technology (WRAT) and the cleanest audio signals generated by Vector Linear Shaping Circuitry (VLSC). And with HDTV in mind, the TX-SR674 also offers High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) and connectivity with the latest high-definition disc formats. Capping it off with Audyssey 2EQ? room acoustics correction technology, the TX-SR674 stands out as one of the more complete A/V receivers in its class.