When it comes to affordable home theater gear that sounds good, Onkyo is a favorite for many folks. The company has some very expensive offerings as well, but it has a new home theater in a box system that has been unveiled that has solid specs, and won’t break the bank. The new system is called the HT-S5400.
The 5400 has a 7.1-channel sound and it has loads of features like support for 3D video, lossless audio support from Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, and it has an Audio Return channel. The receiver has four HDMI inputs and one output so you can shoot multiple video and audio signals out to your TV or projector with one cable.
The receiver in the system also has a front USB port, Audyssey 2EQ, and the kit includes a powered subwoofer. The player also has a seven-channel speaker set with four satellites, and two-way front speakers with a center channel. Everything you need but your content sources, and TV or projector is in the box. The system will ship in April for $599 (USD).