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Promoted 04-25-2016 by johnny_miller at 04:39 PM View Original Post
Amazon has Onkyo HT-S3700 5.1-Channel Home Theater System w/ Receiver for $299.99. Shipping is free. Thanks Ameyli

Includes:
  • Receiver
  • Center Speaker
  • Front Speakers (L & R)
  • Surround Speakers (L & R)
  • Subwoofer

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  • This system features bluetooth 2.1 allowing you to stream audio via smartphone or PC.
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Edited April 25, 2016 at 02:36 PM by mlacey3
We were looking at picking up a home theater system and noticed this one was on sale for what looked like a good price. I have a brother who has one of the S3500 models and it's pretty impressive for the money.

It has pretty good reviews and appears to be almost $100 less than it's "average" price on Amazon. - Lowest ever according to CCC! nod


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Circa 2014, has built-in bluetooth and no networking.
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Circa 2014, has built-in bluetooth and no networking.

Is that a real deal breaker though? Now you have me second-guessing the order and entertaining canceling it laugh out loud

We don't own an AV receiver and it would be nice to be able to run several things through one unit. Right now we have an older Vizio soundbar that doesn't even have an HDMI input, and it's hooked up to our TV via optical. So, we have to run all our devices (ie BluRay Player, Computer, etc) through the TV first, then to the soundbar. And our tv evidently does crazy things with audio when you pass it through it. Confused
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Really only a deal-breaker if you think you need it ... basically it will let you connect to a PC/NAS in your home and play mp3's/etc over the network, or use some of the built-in internet streaming features to play Pandora, tunein radio, etc. Although bluetooth makes it easy to send audio from a laptop/phone/etc to the receiver. It sounds like you need it to fix a more basic issue
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Is that a real deal breaker though? Now you have me second-guessing the order and entertaining canceling it laugh out loud

We don't own an AV receiver and it would be nice to be able to run several things through one unit. Right now we have an older Vizio soundbar that doesn't even have an HDMI input, and it's hooked up to our TV via optical. So, we have to run all our devices (ie BluRay Player, Computer, etc) through the TV first, then to the soundbar. And our tv evidently does crazy things with audio when you pass it through it. Confused
It's a decent starter set to get you going and a good price. Beware that the receiver doesn't seem to support HDCP 2.2 which will be a problem for 4k content. That's not a problem for you now, it's just not future proof...
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It's a decent starter set to get you going and a good price. Beware that the receiver doesn't seem to support HDCP 2.2 which will be a problem for 4k content. That's not a problem for you now, it's just not future proof...

Oh ok, I think I understand. That's the copyright protection thing, right? We recently bought a Sony BDPS6500 4k BluRay player, so I guess we couldn't use it through this receiver.. Darn. I guess we could hook it up directly to the tv and maybe get the audio to this receiver via optical or something. We don't use it that much anyway, though. We usually use the smart tv features in our tv for streaming.

But what about 4K from computer to tv through this receiver? Do 4K videos on, say YouTube, also have the the restrictions 2.2 restrictions? We recently uograded to one of the Vizio M60-C3 TVs, and it's nice to sometimes enjoy some 4K YouTube from time to time. Would hate to give that up too..
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Oh ok, I think I understand. That's the copyright protection thing, right? We recently bought a Sony BDPS6500 4k BluRay player, so I guess we couldn't use it through this receiver.. Darn. I guess we could hook it up directly to the tv and maybe get the audio to this receiver via optical or something. We don't use it that much anyway, though. We usually use the smart tv features in our tv for streaming.

But what about 4K from computer to tv through this receiver? Do 4K videos on, say YouTube, also have the the restrictions 2.2 restrictions? We recently uograded to one of the Vizio M60-C3 TVs, and it's nice to sometimes enjoy some 4K YouTube from time to time. Would hate to give that up too..
The BDPS6500 isn't a 4K Blu Ray player, it upscales to 4K. So it plays standard Blu Ray disks, which do not have HDCP 2.2 protection. So you should be ok with that.

I don't know for sure about from the computer...but I think the receiver should be fine...
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The BDPS6500 isn't a 4K Blu Ray player, it upscales to 4K. So it plays standard Blu Ray disks, which do not have HDCP 2.2 protection. So you should be ok with that.

I don't know for sure about from the computer...but I think the receiver should be fine...

Ahhh, ok so the HDCP 2.2 is with those true 4K BluRay players that are pretty pricey. I'm glad to hear that then! Hopefully this will at least sound better and be more consistent than the crappy soundbar we have now.

Thanks for the clarification and help Smilie
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Ahhh, ok so the HDCP 2.2 is with those true 4K BluRay players that are pretty pricey. I'm glad to hear that then! Hopefully this will at least sound better and be more consistent than the crappy soundbar we have now.

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It should sound a lot better Smilie
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Amazon has the Onkyo HT-S3700 5.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver/Speaker Package for $299.99 was $399.99 the other day. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LU0G...hxbSD8TY15
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Price in title will help.
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It should sound a lot better Smilie
ALMOST anything sounds better than most soundbars. Still, you are getting what you pay for here. There are better deals to be had with a little time and effort. Personally ( and I am no audio snob ) I would not put this in my home. I would sooner put a little time and money locally into getting better used equipment than newer products with more features and great specs but in the end sound crappy. I just put a used Onkyo in for a friend who had a system from a local retailer similar to this (better than this) and for $65 for JUST THE AV Receiver he says his speakers never sounded so good. Wait till I help him find decent speakers for $100. Just my 2cents and as always, my humble opinion. If you don't have the money saved to buy good sound brand new, buy god sound gently used and well cared for but PLEASE do not buy low end anything!
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It's a decent starter set to get you going and a good price. Beware that the receiver doesn't seem to support HDCP 2.2 which will be a problem for 4k content. That's not a problem for you now, it's just not future proof...
If OP uses their smart tv to toggle the hdmi inputs and then connects the optical out from their smart hdtv into this reciever they could bypass the hdcp 2.2 issue. Sounds like OP already has everything connected to the smart tv so OP would just need to buy a single optical cable to go between the receiver and the hdtv. Would shorten the learning curve for OP since the tv would be used to toggle video sources like it does now with the current sound bar.
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