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Onkyo HT-S3400 Home-Theatre System Review

20 Nov, 2013, 12:16 pm IST | by Sumit Bhosle | Home Theatre Systems

Home Theatre Systems


Onkyo HT-S3400 Front (SKF-390) and Surround (SKR-390) Speakers
Onkyo HT-S3400 Centre (SKC-390) and Subwoofer
HT-R390 (AV Receiver)

PRICE IN INDIA

33,000

AVMAX RATING

8.0

AVERAGE USER RATING

0.0

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CONTACT

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Lately, we have been discussing about how companies or manufacturers tend to deviate from quality as they venture in the realm of mass production. But Onkyo is a clear exception in this scenario. Time and again, the Japan-based company has managed to come up with innovate products that are not only affordable and user-friendly but also have maintained high standards of quality. This time, in the course of their frequent announcements of product launches, HT-S3400 was one of them.

OUT OF THE BOX
The Onkyo HT-S3400 is a HT system that consists of a full-featured AV receiver (HT-R390) and a 5.1 speaker package. The speaker system looks sleek with definite curves and can easily blend with any of the contemporary interior designs. The system that was delivered at our studio had a shiny piano black finish. The AV receiver, on the other hand, has a matt finish with control buttons lying inconspicuously on the front fascia, and surprisingly it isn’t bulky like most AV receivers usually are.

HT-R390 (AV Receiver)

HT-R390 (AV Receiver)

 

TECHNOLOGY
We did expect the Onkyo HT-S3400 to be fully-loaded with features and that’s exactly what we got. To start with, the AV receiver (HT-R390) has four HDMI 1.4 inputs and an output. This enables the HT-R390 to handle all the latest high-definition devices like Blu-ray players, gaming consoles and HD cable/satellite devices. The HDMI, in turn, opens the way to lossless, high-definition audio from Dolby and DTS, as well as immersive new 3D video content. With HDMI 1.4, the receiver also supports ARC (Audio Return Channel)*, which helps you to stream the audio from your television directly through the AV receiver. This facility can be availed only if your TV is ARC-enabled, getting you one step closer to making your receiver future-ready. Apart from the HDMI, there are numerous analogue audio and video inputs incorporated in the HT-R390. And then you have some I/O option on the receiver’s front panel making it easy to hook up video camera, gaming consoles or any other such portable devices.

Onkyo HT-S3400 Front (SKF-390) and Surround (SKR-390) Speakers

Onkyo HT-S3400 Front (SKF-390) and Surround (SKR-390) Speakers

 

Rounding up the credentials on the connection highlights is a universal port that lets you connect peripherals such as an optional iPod/iPhone dock. The receiver also comes accompanied with the Audyssey equalisation filters, which work to optimise your audio experience. There is also an overlaid on-screen display that allows seamless adjustment of the system’s settings during a session—this feature comes handy when you have too many devices connected to the HT-R390, hence you need to change the settings frequently.

REMOTE CONTROL
Another superb tool that you can use is the elaborate (as usual) remote control for the HTR-390. Considering the number of buttons that it has to incorporate, the device looks a little cramped and you might also take a while to get accustomed to it. Once you are thorough with the placement of the buttons, using the remote control gets a little easy. Like its previous versions, for this remote too, Onkyo has divided tasks into sections such as controlling the receiver, DVD player, TV, etc.

 

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