By Shane McGlaun
When I hear the name Onkyo, I think of nice home theater products that are very expensive. Some of Onkyo’s AV receivers alone can run you into the $5000 range. When Onkyo announced their latest home theater in a box system I expected to see it priced well above what your average home theater fan is willing to spend.
Consider the specs on the HT-SP908 system with a full 1080p upconverting DVD player, 7.1 channel surround sound, XM and Sirius satellite radio ready, and an included iPod dock and the price of $1099 is a bargain.
The AV receiver is the Onkyo TX-SR605, which has a pair of HDMI v1.3 inputs and one output with the ability to decode Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, and DTS HD Master audio. The Onkyo DS-A1X remote interactive iPod dock is included. The speakers include a powered 10-inch subwoofer and each satellite has a pair of 3 1/8-inch woofers and a 1-inch dome tweeter inside. If you don’t have the space for a 7.1 system Onkyo offers the HT-SP904, which is a very similar 5.1 system selling for $899.
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