"This thing Rocks!"5.0 starson by mikepier
Pros: Great sound, inexpensive, user friendly on-screen display, HDMI link to other components.
Cons: None so far
Summary: I had an HT-S3200 from 2 years ago. I liked it so much, I bought the updated version of it in the HT-S3400 for my basement. First thing I noticed is so many new features have been added to this like HDMI can now pass-through audio, it can operate in stand-by mode, which means the amp need not be on if you want to watch tv or DVD's, nice on-screen display, and the ability to be interactive with other components. For example, my Panasonic Viera tv can control the volume of the amp with the TV remote. Also when you shut off or turn on the TV, the amp also turns on or off. Same with the BD player.
As far as the sound, it blows me away. It sounds like you are listening to a $1000+ sound system, when it only cost me $299+tax from Amazon with free shipping.
If you are looking for an entry -level system that does not sound like one, and looking not to break your bank, this system is it.