Onkyo AVX-290 5.1 CH Home Theater System

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The Onkyo AVX-290 5.1 CH Home Theater System combines the convenience of a full-featured A/V receiver and surround-speaker set with the quality assurance of one of home theater's leading brands. Four HDMI inputs on the receiver deliver music, movies, and games in better-than-ever resolution. As well as handling high-definition audio from DTS and Dolby, these HDMI inputs let you enjoy 3D video and an Audio Return Channel from your compatible HDTV. Front-side on the receiver are handy analog audio and video inputs for fuss-free connection of your game console or camcorder. And on the back is a Universal Port that allows you to hook up peripherals. The Onkyo Home Theater System packs Audyssey audio filters to optimize the sound for your living room, and user-friendly on-screen menus so you can easily adjust settings without interrupting the action.

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The Onkyo AVX-290 5.1 CH Home Theater System combines the convenience of a full-featured A/V receiver and surround-speaker set with the quality assurance of one of home theater's leading brands. Four HDMI inputs on the receiver deliver music, movies, and games in better-than-ever resolution. As well as handling high-definition audio from DTS and Dolby, these HDMI inputs let you enjoy 3D video and an Audio Return Channel from your compatible HDTV. Front-side on the receiver are handy analog audio and video inputs for fuss-free connection of your game console or camcorder. And on the back is a Universal Port that allows you to hook up peripherals. The Onkyo Home Theater System packs Audyssey audio filters to optimize the sound for your living room, and user-friendly on-screen menus so you can easily adjust settings without interrupting the action.

Rounding out the package are five precision-matched surround speakers and a powerful subwoofer for deep-impact bass and low-frequency effects.

Onkyo AVX-290 5.1 CH Home Theater System:

  • 110W per channel at 6 ohms
  • Surround sound decoders on the Onkyo Home Theater System include Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD
  • 2 full-range bass reflex front speakers, full-range bass reflex center speaker and 2 full-range bass reflex surround speakers
  • Bass reflex subwoofer with 8" cone
  • Universal port for iPod/iPhone dock
  • 5 composite video inputs, 3 digital audio inputs, 6 analog audio inputs
  • 2 composite video outputs, 1 analog digital output on the Surround Sound Home Theater System

Specifications

Audio Track Codec: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution
Watts: 110 Watt - 6 Ohm - at 1 Hz - THD 1.0% - 5 channel(s) ? 110 Watt - 1 channel(s) ( subwoofer )
Manufacturer Part Number: AVX-290
Connector Type: 1 x headphones ( phone stereo 6.3 mm ) - front ? 1 x composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - front ? 4 x HDMI input ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear ? 1 x HDMI output ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear ? 2 x component video input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ? 1 x component video output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ? 5 x audio line-in ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear ? 1 x audio line-out ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear ? 4 x composite video input ( RCA phono ) - rear ? 1 x composite video output ( RCA phono ) - rear ? 1 x monitor output ( RCA phono ) - rear ? 2 x SPDIF input ( TOSLINK ) - rear ? 1 x SPDIF input ( RCA phono ) - rear
Dimensions: AV receiver : 17.1 in x 12.9 in x 5.9 in / 16.5 lbs ? Speaker system : main channel speaker : 28.2 oz ? Speaker system : center channel speaker : 28.2 oz ? Speaker system : subwoofer : 15.2 lbs ? Speaker system : surround channel speaker : 24.7 oz
Model: AVX-290
Accessories Included: Universal remote control
Brand: Onkyo
Features: Yes ,  Audyssey Dynamic Volume, compressed music enhancer, Audyssey Dynamic EQ, Audio Return Channel (ARC) ,  AV receiver ,  Amplifier - Response Bandwidth - 20 - 50000 Hz - SNR - 100 dB - THD - 0.08%
Assembled Product Weight: 16.50 LB
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 12.93 x 17.12 x 5.87 Inches
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11/28/2012

Customer review by Nurseawesome

5.0 stars 11/28/2012 by Nurseawesome
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I've had mine for 2 years now. I bought this for my husband on Christmas 2010. I knew nothing about home theatre systems since this was our first one. I am very happy with this product. I researched many home theatre systems and read many reviews. I went to best buy and many other electronic stores. For the price you can't beat it. We have never had an issue with it. Some reviews said it wasn't loud enough for big areas. Well I have an open floor plan where I have this system and at 30 I can hear and feel it up stairs. It has lots of connections for all of your systems. I have the tv, ps3, cable box connected and there are still more connections. One down fall for some people is that it does not come with a blu ray/dvd player. But with our ps3 it didn't matter. I plan to purchase another one for my upstairs tv. Again don't hesitate this is a great buy!!

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Nurseawesome
Cibolo, Texas
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Age:25 - 34
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Usage:Every day
Awesome Sound
11/26/2012

Customer review by MrsHobbs

5.0 stars 11/26/2012 by MrsHobbs
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My husband and I decided to buy this system because it was on sale, and we read other reviews online about it that were good. Was easy to set up, and easy to use. The sound is awesome, great base, and great for movies, videogames, or even your everyday tv watching. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a theater system in a reasonable price!

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MrsHobbs
Salina, Kansas
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Age:25 - 34
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Usage:Every day
Awesome Sound, but HDMI is Spotty
12/8/2012

Customer review by EZcamper

4.0 stars 12/8/2012 by EZcamper
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This 5.1 system is an outstanding value. I was replacing an old Sony 5.1 surround system I purchased way back in 2000. Not surprisingly, the Onkyo system sounds far superior for movies, music and video games. The inputs/outputs on the receiver are great. With four HDMI input and one HDMI out, you are pretty much all set with hooking it up to your Blu-ray player, cable/satellite box, PS3/Xbox, etc. What I love about the sound is the center and L/R front speakers deliver crystal clear speech during movies, which some systems just don't get right. I also love the 8-inch sub; it delivers plenty of room-filling bass for any movie or video game. The problem that I've encountered during the first few weeks of using the Onkyo AVX-290 is an issue with the HDMI in/out quality. Our setup is a simple one with just the PS3 being hooked up to the receiver, and an HDMI cord running from the receiver to the plasma TV. We watch movies through the PS3 on Amazon Video, and the picture/sound would periodically cut out -- sometimes it would occur every 5-10 seconds; very annoying! I read through the manual and noticed it suggested turning off the "Deep Blacks" feature on the receiver itself. So far that seemed to have fixed the problem. The picture quality doesn't seem affected by the setting change. I'm hoping Onkyo releases a firmware update in the future to fix this issue. I should note that the problem above didn't occur when watching Blu-ray movies through the PS3 or when playing games. Overall, I'm happy with the purchase and would recommend it.

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EZcamper
Grand Rapids, MI
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great theater system
2/9/2013

Customer review by MeAndmyShadow

5.0 stars 2/9/2013 by MeAndmyShadow
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I picked this up from site to store just as the great blizzard Nemo began in New Hampshire. Setup is easy.I hooked it up with a Vizio 47". I'm real impressed with the sound. I'll ride the blizzard out toying with all the options available in the Setup menu. This system replaced an older one with a powered sub. I was a little concerned the bass would suffer. I'm pleased that in my opinion the sub on this system is amazing! Be sure to go through the setup menu and enjoy all the options. Like the double bass! I'm very happy with this system. I did a lot of looking and believe I found the best deal for under $300

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MeAndmyShadow
Manchester,NH
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Age:55 - 64
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Usage:Every day
Product Sounds great, but
12/24/2012

Customer review by GREEPER

4.0 stars 12/24/2012 by GREEPER
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While it sounds great, be aware that this has only 2 HD inputs for the old style cables. While it is great that it has 5 hdmi inputs they do not convert the signal to output for the older HD cable hook ups. If you have a older tv that doesn't include the HDMI plug then you are limited to just two hd connections. If you input with HDMI plugs you have to use the HDMI out. The same for anything going out to the old cable hook up for HD . If you have to go to it all inputs have to use the old cables too. The plus is if we upgrade our tv we will have 5 inputs. The product still sounds great and was a great price.

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GREEPER
Chattanooga , TN
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Great value in a small package.
12/20/2012

Customer review by mars10h

4.0 stars 12/20/2012 by mars10h
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This receiver has some great features. The speakers themselves are a little lacking, but I used my Bose Acoustimass for the front, a full-sized Center Channel speaker, and used these front Onkyo's as the surrounds. You would think this would make it sound out of tune, but it really does produce a very nice full sound and I use a lot of DTS Surround. The subwoofer cranks out very nicely, and there are several adjustment features to get the most of the whole system. I also use my computer through one of the HDMI connections and the music optimizer makes the MP3 files sound much better. If you're in a small space, and on a budget but really want audiophile quality, this is the ticket.

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mars10h
Las Vegas, NV
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Good product for the price and looks great
11/26/2012

Customer review by RWinBC

4.0 stars 11/26/2012 by RWinBC
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Setup instructions are simple - speakers cables are color coded and a snap to setup, FM tuner setup was simple. I expected at least 1 thing to be off, in this case it was just the remote code list not being included, and in my case its not a deal breaker. Sent an email to their support to try and get them for my devices after finding it in a thread on their support forums from customers with the same (small) issue which seems to affect multiple products from them.

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RWinBC
BC, Canada
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Age:25 - 34
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Great set of speakers
12/14/2012

Customer review by janakj

5.0 stars 12/14/2012 by janakj
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I tried so many different speakers from different brands. After constantly being disappointed with each one, Onkyo really made me impressed with the sound quality and bass. There is also really nice control through HDMI. I recommend it!

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janakj
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2/21/2013

Customer review by Chef61

1.0 stars 2/21/2013 by Chef61
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I tried for three days to get Onkyo customer service to no avail. I finally got a tech who was not to patient with me because I am not a techie(76 yrs old). He did spend about 45 mins. trying to get the sound system to work.We managed to get two speakers to work but not the whole system( 5 speakers and a base.)The system was a simple hdmi cable hook up with a new panasonic 42"tv.He told to try different componet wires and switch around the hdmi cable to no avail. He was very impatient with me bcause I could not manage all the commands he was issuing with the remote. He told me to check all the wires to the speakers of which I was very knowlegeable with as I hooked my stereo and 6 speakers in the past.After checking all the wires,which were good I went back to the phone to find he hung up on me.So back to Wal -Mart it goes and I will try another brand but NOT ONYKO !

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Chef61
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Great Home Theater
12/17/2012

Customer review by bigtexas713

5.0 stars 12/17/2012 by bigtexas713
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watching movies on here is great i hear sounds i never heard before....and i got this unit hook up to my ps3 playing action game and sports is really really good `

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Houston,Tx
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Age:18 - 24
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