Onkyo HTX-22HDX (black)
Manufacturer: Onkyo Part number: HTX-22HDX
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CNET editors' review
price range: $349.00
- Reviewed by: Matthew Moskovciak and Steve Guttenberg
- Edited by: John Falcone
- Reviewed on: 02/28/2011
- Released on: 05/15/2010
The good: Stylish 2.1 design; AV receiver built into subwoofer; three HDMI inputs; can be upgraded to a full 5.1 system.
The bad: Subpar sound quality; no minijack input or iPod connectivity.
The bottom line: The Onkyo HTX-22HDX is a slick-looking 2.1 home theater system with good features, but its sound quality leaves a lot to be desired.
Great Surround System for the price
by Alireza_cnet on September 10, 2011
Pros: Built-in amplifier
Cons: Hard to find a stand for the rear speakers
Summary: I bought HTX-22HDX with SKS-22X for only $240. The speakers are very good looking in piano black. I connected the subwoofer with the HDMI 1.4 cable to the ARC ...
Summary: I bought HTX-22HDX with SKS-22X for only $240. The speakers are very good looking in piano black. I connected the subwoofer with the HDMI 1.4 cable to the ARC HDMI port of my Samsung 8000 TV. I didn't need other cables to the TV. When I turn on the TV using the Samsung remote the speakers turn on as well when I turn off the TV the speakers turn off automatically. I can also use the Samsung remote to turn up the volume. It feel really greatly integrated.
The sound is great with the SKS-22x package. The center is clear and sub woofer loud. I have medium size room. Don't get me wrong you can better sound quality and spent $1000 dollar on a B&W speaker and get an Onkyo external receiver. I think the sound quality is much better then using the internal speaker.
The advantage of this speaker system is that you don't have to have a bulky receiver sitting some where in your room.
The features are amazing for the pice. HDMI 1.4, 3D, ARC, CEC,...
I would recommend this speaker system for a medium size room.
3 out of 3 users found this user opinion helpful.
A modestly sized ultra smooth 5.1 that rivals 7.1 & 9.1
by boardr45 on March 2, 2011
Pros: upgradeable to 5.1 -> oh yeah! Also 7.1 replication, seamless high-def audio with 3d pass through, hdmi 1.4's, digital optical audio, various listening modes and tweaks, sub-woofer vibrates floor far smoother and realistically than my 250w Onkyo sub.
Cons: Wireless satellite speakers would be gravy.
Summary: First off, crank the sub to peak performance and correctly set listening distances for each channel. Buy the expansion speakers (HTX-22HDX) that include the center speaker, and two back surround ...
Summary: First off, crank the sub to peak performance and correctly set listening distances for each channel. Buy the expansion speakers (HTX-22HDX) that include the center speaker, and two back surround - this makes the listening experience flow buttery smooth and outrageously fun to mess around with all of the receiver's selectable listening modes. Right now I'm watch "First Descent" with my PSP connect to the HDTV with optical audio output connected to the Onkyo. Unbelievable! I have also owned an Onkyo 7.1 HD home theater system that cost triple the price of a HTX-22HDX...that said this mighty little HTX-22HDX has smoother sound with more intricacy. This 50 watt sub-woofer really impresses when manually adjusted to max output - outperforms my 250w sub with perfect delivery and silky smooth bass that booms the floor with favorable vibrant sound. Amazing. The craftsmanship is unparalleled. Next test will be when my Dell XPS 17 3d arrives to get a truly phenomenal experience of 3d video and audio! Note: this editor has clearly not spent enough time with this system OR gotten a complete 5.1 package (?!) sorry Matthew Moskovciak and Steve Guttenberg but that's embarrassing and haphazard presentation. The U.K. CNET site review was precisely done so well and rated this system FIVE STARS because they took the time analyze a complete 5.1 HTX-22HDX fully loaded system with the SKS-22X speakers specked - which explains why they insist the expansion is a necessity. Also, recent breakthrough's in a study of realistic sound explains the many advantages of 3d sound versus 7.1 or 9.1 respectively. This discovery has proven that even a 2.1 3D system can provide far superior depth and precise sound experience when compared to 7.1 or 9.1 systems. (reference: http://wn.com/Princeton_invention_delivers_3D_sound_from_ordinary_laptop_speakers)
Editor's of this site: Please step your game up because the U.K. CNET has come the forefront of intelligent observational review that correctly highlights the latest elite tech with the kind of style and savvy today's generations eagerly demand.
1 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
Okay sound quality, but picture kept blinking.
by fetuso on March 5, 2011
Pros: Good amount of connectivity, easy to set-up, easy to use.
Cons: Picture would occasionally blink repeatedly when watching through the system. Onkyo's SKS-22X speaker package to upgrade this unit to 5.1 is not available in the U.S. You can obviously purchase other speakers, but they won't match and at what price?
0 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
- Manufacturer: Onkyo
- Part number: HTX-22HDX
- Description: Movies and games look great on today's widescreen TVs. But face it, the audio from your typical flat-panel display leaves a lot to be desired. That's where the HTX-22HDX steps in. In its basic 2.1-channel configuration, the HTX-22HDX gives you a combo subwoofer and A/V receiver plus two front speakers for stunning mid- and high-range audio. Connections? Check. Three HDMI inputs let you hook up a Blu-ray player, console, and cable/sat tuner. Audio processing? Check. The HTX-22HDX handles HD formats from DTS and Dolby; employs quality burr-brown DACs for all channels; and includes Onkyo's very own theater-dimensional. The latter creates an immersive and convincing surround effect through just 2.1 channels. Meantime, an on-screen display makes it easier to adjust settings on the fly, so you can get back to the action sooner.
- Product Type Home theater system
- Dimensions (WxDxH) & Weight Speaker system : 4 in x 4.4 in x 6.3 in / 1.8 lbs,
8.5 in x 12.2 in x 13.3 in / 20.9 lbs
- Color Black
- Components AV receiver,
- Amplifier Output Details 25 Watt - 6 Ohm - THD 1.0 % - 5 channel(s) ( Surround ),
50 Watt - 3 Ohm - At 100 Hz - THD 1.0 % - 1 channel(s) ( Subwoofer )
- Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
- Audio D/A Converter 24bit / 192kHz
- Built-in Decoders Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
- Surround Sound Effects Theater-Dimensional Virtual Surround
- Sound Effects CinemaFILTER
- Digital Sound Processor (DSP) Yes
- DSP Preset Qty 4
- DSP Presets Action,
Role Playing Game (RPG),
- Signal-To-Noise Ratio 105 dB
- Additional Features Compressed music enhancer
- Speaker(s) 2 - External - 70 - 20000 Hz - 6 Ohm - Wired,
1 x Subwoofer - 50 Watt - 35 - 200 Hz - 3 Ohm - Wired
- Driver Details 1 x Full-range driver - 80 mm,
Subwoofer : 1 x Subwoofer driver - 160 mm
DVD / Blu-ray
- Audio D/A Converter 24-bit/192 kHz
Inputs & Outputs
- Connections 1xHDMI output-Rear,
- Coaxial Digital Input Yes
- Optical Digital Input Yes
- HDMI Switching Yes
- HDMI features Up to 1080p
- Included accessories [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Miscellaneous] Remote control,
Audio (optical) cable
- Cables Included Audio (optical) cable
- Power Device Power supply - Internal
- Power Consumption Operational 140 Watt
Specs: Home theater system,
2 - External - 70 - 20000 Hz,
1 x Subwoofer - 50 Watt - 35 - 200 Hz,
Dolby Digital Plus,
DTS-HD High Resolution,
DTS-HD Master Audio,
Compressed music enhancer