Audiovox vs. Onkyo HTIB
Audiovox is known for low cost, not high-quality sound. I suspect the Onkyo HT-S3300 (shown in the lower portion of the image above) probably provides much better sound qualityOnkyo's HTIB systems have consistently performed very well, though I haven't heard that particular model. I would wager the S3300 is well worth the extra $150. Plus, the Onkyo is a 7.1 system, giving you two more surround channels than the Audiovox.
You say you couldn't care less about Blu-ray, but you do want good sound, and Blu-ray provides the best possible sound from movies on disc. Even better, the Onkyo HT-S3300 can decode the latest Blu-ray audio formats, including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. You don't specify the model of the Audiovox, but if it's the DV1201 (shown on top above), it decodes only Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II, which do not sound as good as the more advanced formats. The Onkyo has no disc player, while the Audiovox includes a DVD player, but I still think the Onkyo is a far better choicejust add a Blu-ray player when you're ready for the best possible movie experience.
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