Insignia™ - 570W 5.1-Ch. Home Theater System - Black
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Built-in surround sound decoders
Include Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic II, DSD, DTS, DTS-HD master audio, DTS-HD high resolution audio, DTS Neo:6, DTS 96/24 and multichannel PCM.
2 front speakers, 1 center-channel speaker and 2 surround sound speakers
Feature two 1" balanced dome tweeters, 4" woofer and two 3-1/4" woofers.
Features a 10" driver.
3 HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI output
HDMI cable not included. High-speed HDMI cable is the only connection that can deliver a full high-definition experience with a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound. Also has 3D Ready & Audio Return Channel
Includes speaker setup microphone and Audyssey Auto Setup, so it?s easy to set up right out of the box.
Audyssey dynamic volume control
Maintains optimal listening levels and dynamic range. Audyssey dynamic EQ for loudness correction.
Direct audio mode
For enhanced sound quality from analog sources.
- Product Name570W 5.1-Ch. Home Theater System
- Model NumberNS-HTIB51A
- Color CategoryBlack
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 year limited
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor1 year limited
- Product Weight60 pounds
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Read before you buy, compatibility issuesPosted .
After seeing so many reviews stating, "I've had this for 2 weeks and..." I thought it might be helpful to get a perspective from someone who had the system for 6 months. It looked and sounded awesome at first, but every once in a while the TV would blink blue. I looked through these comments and found a couple other people who had experienced the same thing, so I know it's not just me. At the time the blinking was rare, so I ignored it. Well over time it progressively got worse and worse and WORSE. First it made the PS3 literally unusable (sound and picture would blink off and on every 30 seconds or so), and eventually it was the same with the rest of my devices (cablebox, Xbox, Wii, etc). I would say at the very least this device has some major compatibility issues. I bought this because I saw so many positive reviews, but I ended up with a $400 paperweight in my house. And since it happened over such a long period of time, the factory warranty was expired. $400 down the crapper. Oh, and everything was run with HDMI. I even switched out the HDMI cables to make sure they weren't defective. Obviously it wasn't the cables.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best HTIB for the Money!Posted .
I've had this set up now for 2 weeks and the audio quality is outstanding. I can't comment on the HDMI part as my new HDMI cables (five of them) just arrived (thanks to a certain online merchant for 6 foot HDMI cables at $2.23 per cable that work EXACTLY like much higher priced cables!). I'll update after I get that all hooked in. Before I go any further this system is actually manufactured by Onkyo. So, you are getting Onkyo quality. When I was researching HTIB's I visited my closest BB store where a friend of mine, Brian, works in the Magnolia Home Theater department. He is definitely the most knowledgeable person I have ever known when it comes to A/V (I am highly technical, I just do not keep up with the A/V world, but he does). He first told me that this was manufactured by Onkyo. When I was ready to buy about a week later the same store didn't have one in stock so I went to another in which the BB guy there looked up the system in their inventory (at my request since he thought it was manufactured by some never-heard-of-manufacturer). Much to his surprise it was listed right there in BB's inventory for this HTIB that the manufacturer is Onkyo. Brian has never steered me wrong (thanks Brian!). So, if you know your audio stuff, then you know that Onkyo makes excellent receivers. Now that that's out of the way... the receiver is a full blown regular A/V receiver. By that I mean it is not like many of the other HTIB in which the speakers are all connected to the receiver using proprietary connectors. The packaging of the system is excellent. Setting up the speakers for optimum 5.1 surround sound processing is a breeze since it done automatically for you using a microphone (also included). You wind up placing all the speakers where you want them, plug in the included microphone and then you wind up placing the microphone in the primary listening location followed by to the right and finally to the left of the primary listening location. The system will calibrate optimum surround sound dynamics for you. Of course, depending on your ear and your preferences, you may or may not decide to tweak them a little further. The receiver itself is well built and of very good quality. The subwoofer is excellent (and you much rather have an active subwoofer as opposed to a passive subwoofer - this is an active subwoofer). Yes, the included speaker wire is horrible (but pretty much that's what all the manufacturers do). Since this is for a new 5.1 in-wall wiring install all of my materials finally arrived. Nothing like paying $40 for 250 feet of high quality 14 gauge CL2 in-wall rated speaker wire (thanks again to another certain online merchant!) so I'll wind up tossing out the standard 18 gauge speaker wire included with this unit. The subwoofer on this definitely kicks. Center and front speakers sound great to me. The rears leave a little to be desired. Again, this may change as soon as I finish up wiring and hooking up all my equipment via HDMI (currently, my equipment is hooked up to my TV via HDMI and then then digital coaxial out for audio from the TV to the receiver). The remote is decent and is at least universal. I won't be using it as I'll just use my universal learning remote for this instead (I don't need more remotes). Everything you can do via the remote you can do on the front panel of the receiver (a good thing if you've ever lost a remote to an A/V component before). And, BTW, Best Buy: you really shouldn't restrict references to other products or vendors/merchants by your current policy! This is yet another shining example of a typical traditional brick and mortar store spreading FUD. But of course, you're not price competitive for many items. Stop selling such overpriced cables for everything (case and point: a 6 foot HDMI cable costs Monster Cable, Inc. about $5.75 to manufacture, you buy it for about $6.00, but sell it for anywhere from $50 to $70)!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent value and great product.Posted .
First, I would like to say I never right reviews. I did feel compelled to give some feedback as I used what others had said to determine what I finally purchased. The surround sound system is an excellent bang for the buck. I know when you hear that you think low quality, but this system is far from that. In fact you could compare this system to ones costing much much more. Everything about it says quality! I started my search by looking at an "all in one" with blu-ray included. I ended up purchasing this system and adding a Samsung blu-ray. The cost of the two together made for a MUCH better system than anything I could have purchased in a "Theater in a Box" system around the same price. I compared many different surround sound systems with just recievers and speakers and decided on this one for the price versus sound quality, build quality, and looks. Sound quality was what I looked at mostly and this system far exceeded my expectations before getting it home. I am now streaming Pandora through my blu ray and loving the sound. The highs are very crisp and the bass has all the punch you can handle unless you like it to shake pictures off the wall and set off car alarms down the street. It will come close to shacking the pictures off the wall if you turn it up. I did have to adjust a few nick knacks as they started moving with the bass. I love the ability of using the mic to self adjust the system to where you listen. From there I did turn the bass up a tad, but I am still a long way off from maxing it out and I love bass. The system is miss marked here on the website as it is in fact a 570 watt system instead of 670 described herein. I would have loved to had seen a few presets for the equalizer, but I guess thats what you get when you pay so little for such a quality system. This system is made my Onkyo which is a high end company. In fact, the system I looked at in the store had the "made by Onkyo" sticker on the side. Also, the remote worked with my direct tv. There is no Ipod dock for those of you who need one, but it is as easy as purchasing a hookup as there are MANY different HDMI inputs. I was also looking at a comparably priced Yamaha system and this one's sound blew it out of the water. All in all I am thoroughly pleased with this GREAT system. I am very pleased to see a house brand that has such high quality. Many of times house brands are built to appeal to the bargain shopper and are the lowest grade of the product. Go ahead and buy this system with confidence!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best Bang for the Buck by far!Posted .
My Sony componet finally went out after 15 years and we had to replace it. I did not really want to spend allot of money. I was initially going to get a smaller home theatre system with the blu-ray etc. All of systems could not replicate what I previously had. I first looked at the the Insignia and loved it but the name kind of swayed me away. I went to Bestbuy several times and kept coming back to this system. My living room has 20 foot ceilings and its a fairly large area. The upstairs over looks the living room. The Best Buy rep in Wilson NC said those other systems would not put out the deep base I was looking for, for that size of living room. I compared this with the Bose systems that were alot more and finally decided on the Insignia. The rep at Best Buy said if I didnt like it to bring it back and we could do something else. He said do not look at the name because this system has what I need. Even though the other systems were more he said I would regret it. He was right! This thing totally blew me away! It sounds better than what I had and it really makes the movies come alive. Setup wasnt too bad. I hooked the system up to my Samsung 50 inch plasma along with a PS3, Xbox 360, and a Wii and all went pretty smooth. This system is made in Malaysia the same place my Sony was made. I read in a previous post that this system is made by Onkyo for Insignia. That would not surprise me at all. It has got the Onkyo quality of sound. This is a no brainer. 5 stars from me!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Product, Great Price, Easy Hookup!!!Posted .
I purchased this unit 2 weeks ago, and so for im very impressed with what i got, great sound, great sub, its by far the biggest sub i have seen with a home theater system, it is a downward forced speaker sub, with power control on back, u can set this unit up so many different ways to your liking its awesome. It even has a interactive on screen display for fine tuning all speakers and setup, oh and before i forget everyone says go with optical audio, its great and all, but you have to have hdmi hooked up to if u want to be able to control other devices, and use the on screen setup menu for the receiver. With one push of a button, i can swap tv/sat to blu-ray/tv to fm tuner and back and forth, its awesome. I have a insignia brand wifi blu-ray, and 46" 1080p HDTV, and they work together just great!!!! Only thing i really dont like, is they never send enough speaker wire, come on guys $400 and you get half the wire you need!!!!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Awesome... more than you pay for!Posted .
After doing a ton of research on affordable surround sound systems, I decided on the Insignia NS-HTIB51A. I am not one bit disappointed! The receiver itself is worth more than the asking price. Capable of decoding any sound codec your movie is going to have and deliver it with room shaking effect. My living is big and has a 20' valted ceiling. The front speakers are 15' away and having the receiver at 50 is LOUD (the receiver will go to 79)! I had no trouble installing or setting my remote up to control every component I own. Plenty of hookups too, I have an XBox360, a Wii, a Sony Blu-Ray player, a Samsung DVD/VCR combo, an Ipod, and a HD cablebox plugged in. The FM tuner works great and sounds great as well. The active sub kicks, watching Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen literally shook my windows at volume level 45. The Audyysey setup couldn't be simplier and produces excellent results. The only thing that could make this system better is having a backlit remote. Buy this system, and chuckle the next time one of your friends tells you what they paid for their receiver!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This HTIB is great. Everything works well and the HD sound is very crisp. When I was in the BB store they didn't have one on display so I had to ask the guy working to look up the model number to see if they had one available. Just like a previous review when this system came up on the screen he was surprised by who actually makes it. "Wow Onkyo makes this system.. really?!". After opening up the box I found the remote to be identical an old Onkyo remote. The Audyssey dynamic volume control works really well. Just had to tweak the center speaker a bit for personal preference. Each speaker has a nice size and weight to them, power light on the bottom of the sub is a little bright though. My only draw back to buying was system (outside of the name INSIGNIA) was the 3 HDMI inputs... but I already own 5X1 monoprice HDMI Switch. Both this system and the swtich are programmable through my Harmony 720 remote so problem solved. So for $400 this system is a steal. The biggest hang up it has has to be its name INSIGNIA. Which will scare a lot of people away. But those that aren't scared or can't afford to buy the top quality "name brand" systems... are getting more than their moneys worth here!! Also on the box it says 570w not 670w? A little confusing... but over all I am extremely happy with this purchase. The sound is AWESOME!!!!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Amazing sound system for the pricePosted .
I had recently purchased a new Sony full hd tv and while I was in love with the vibrancy and clarity of the picture the speakers left much to be desired. While I am not an audiophile I do appreciate good sound quality and have fairly discerning ears when it comes to this. A good speaker system I feel is necessary toward having an engaging movie experience. This system fits that bill to a T. I will admit that the Insignia brand name threw me at first but after learning who really makes this system my fears were abated. This system truly has anything and everything that you could want in a surround sound system. It has all of the decoders that are necessary for todays high definition sound. Let me say that the sound quality blew me away. I was amazed at the clarity of the highs, the fullness of the mids and the mind blowing depth of the lows. Mind you the subwoofer is huge but it does its job amazingly well without overshadowing the rest of the speakers. Let me tell you this thing will shake the walls though without difficulty. The entire system was easy to set up and the instructions were very clear and easy top follow. I have had this system for over a month now and I can truly say that it makes every movie an amazing experience. I find myself hearing things that I had never heard before. The system works great with anything you can throw at it. Music is amazing on it, even when picked up from the FM radio. I cannot praise this system enough. It is definitely a great deal for the price and sounds better than systems many times its price. All I can really say is buy this system and you won't be disappointed.I would recommend this to a friend