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This review is from: Logitech Harmony Touch Universal Remote with Color Touchscreen, 915-000198
Pros: Good price.
Cons: I have received and returned 3 of these remotes and still have not received one that works. The remotes will not communicate with my PCs. I own 3 other Harmony remotes so it's not like I don't know what I'm doing. I tried multiple cables, multiple USB ports, and multiple computers.
Other Thoughts: I wouldn't hesitate to purchase a new Harmony remote but I'll NEVER buy another refurbished one.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ONKYO HT-S5500 7.1-Channel Home Theater System
Pros: Low Cost
Cons: There is an issue with Dolby PL II x circuitry. The PL II x mode upconverts sources which have less than 7.1 channels to 7.1 channels. There is a loud popping noise when this circuit changes upconversion modes. Any time I change a TV channel and this circuit changes mode, there is a loud popping noise. Basically, it creates a loud popping noise almost every time I change channels on my TiVo. This is a very cheap, low quality receiver. I definitely do NOT recommend this unit.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ONKYO TX-NR414 5.1-Channel 3-D Ready Network A/V Receiver
Pros: Low price
Cons: Had to take it in for warranty service because of a popping noise in the audio system. Then I found that it's not compatible with my home theater PC. Whenever the PC wakes up from sleep, the video is has a deep purple tint. The only thing that clears it up is to restart the PC. I know what you are thinking - it's a problem with the PC. It's not. The exact same PC runs perfect when it's connected directly to the TV. The same PC also runs perfect when I tried the same test setup using different Onkyo surround sound receiver. The only way I can get the purple video is when I use the Onkyo TX-NR414. I think there is a compatibility issue in the Onkyo firmware.
Other Thoughts: I currently own 3 Onkyo receivers and every one of them has required warranty service. I don't think I am going to switch to a new brand. Onkyo, you lost a customer. The last thing I want to do when I sit down to watch a movie is debug my home theater system.READ FULL REVIEW