Onkyo provides us with a great 5.1 home theater entertainment system in the HT-SR700, a great companion to most discriminating individuals seeking to complete their HDTV with a high fidelity home-theater surround sound system.
The trade-off between home theater packages and separate components is essentially an issue of quality. The market is overflowing with cookie-cutter packages straight off the assembly line. These packages are an amalgam of cost-cutting reductions from the amplification stage right through to the speaker cones.
Taking a different tack, Onkyo has drawn from the strength of its stand-alone A/V receiver line-up to drive the HT-SR700 5.1-channel receiver/speaker package. Stripping down to the essentialsa€”video switching capabilities and HDTV connectivity; circuitry that preserves audio signal purity; and ease-of-setup and straightforward operabilitya€”the HT-SR700 is cost-effective for the user, not cost-sensitive to the manufacturer.
(Source) Onkyo USA