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Onkyo HT S790B

Onkyo HT S790B
alaScore 79

34 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Onkyo HT S790B. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Onkyo HT S790B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Onkyo HT S790B


alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Onkyo HT S790B from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Onkyo HTS790S 7.1 Channel 1000 Watt Component Home Theater Audio System (Silver)Onkyo HTS790S 7.1 Channel 1000 Watt Component Home Theater Audio System (Silver)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (

Onkyo HT-S790 review


Intro Onkyo is one of the few home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) manufacturers that offers a wide range of models without DVD players--which is a great way to go for buyers who already own a decent player. The HT-S790 ($500) is a good example of Onkyo's...

The Onkyo HT-S790 is a home-theater-in-a-box system (HTIB) that combines seven large two-way, multidriver speakers; a 10-inch, 230-watt powered subwoofer; and a full-size A/V receiver that offers generous connectivity and ample power. It's also XM...

The speakers and subwoofer might be too big for some buyers, and you'll need to supply the DVD player. The receiver lacks component video conversion and an onscreen menu. The optional XM antenna caused some background noise when connected.

If you put a higher value on sound quality than on trim dimensions, Onkyo's HT-S790 home-theater system is a slam-dunk choice.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : admin (

Onkyo HT-S790 Home Theater System


The typical shortcomings of home-theater-in-a-box (HTIB) packages, such as meager power and subpar sound quality, are nowhere to be found in this 7.1 HTIB package from Onkyo. The HT-S790 offers a high-performance surround-sound system bundled in a...

There are a couple of things you won't find in this Onkyo HTIB. Most notable is the absence of a DVD player, which is often included in HTIB packages at this price. Also missing are video-switching connections for HDMI video, which will limit...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : -PC- (

Onkyo HT-S790 Home Theater Audio System


If you are tired of computer speakers and want something a little more, the Onkyo HT-S790 can transform your computers sound system into a Home Theater. Onkyo pumps out 1000 watts of power with its HT-S790 7.1-Channel Home Theater System.

The Onkyo HT-S790 rocks pumping out great sound at high volumes

The receiver runs a little warm. The sub could be better

I was looking to replace some burned out computer speakers so I started checking prices and reviews. Like my last set computer speakers they are high for a high end system and they don’t seem to last more than a few years. I started looking into...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Great Price, Great Sound, Great Quality


Affordable, great sound, easy set up

Speakers are a little big

Mar, 2007

Consumer review (

What a freaking deal.


Value, Ease, Bells/Whistles.

Lack of EQ controls, muddy bass, oversized surround speakers

Sep, 2006

Consumer review (

I love this system


Easy to install, sounds great, looks nice

bass can get muddy at times (user error)

Aug, 2006

Product Specifications

With a multitude of home theater packages on the market that offer little more than amplified television, the HT-S790 home entertainment 7.1-channel receiver/speaker package stands out as a welcome alternative. With a powerfully capable amplifier design, expansive yet noiseless audio signal processing, and easily integrated playback options, you'll be stunned at what the HT-S790 is capable of. And it's all about options: the whole range of DTS and Dolby Digital decoders; connectivity with all conceivable components; and compatibility with satellite radio and the iPod. By giving you everything you need to create your own personalized home entertainment experience, the HT-S790 stands tall among the others in its class.

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES decoder / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1/DTS-ES decoder / Dolby Digital Surround EX / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1 / DTS 96/24 / DTS decoder / Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Components:AV receiver / Speaker system/AV receiver / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV receiver
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround System Class:7.1 channel
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes


Type: None


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Onkyo HT

MD System

Type: None




Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control


Type: None