Just got this from Unbeatable and I'm quite happy with it. I can't comment much about the sound quality as I have not heard too many other systems to compare it with. But the sound is full and there are a few variations (natural, quiet, bright, etc.). I previously tried the Sony HTBE1, which in my opinion is rubbish (at least for home cinema, may be OK for games). The VSX-C100 is extremely easy to set up and worked flawlessly. Slim-line, good functionality and low price, I think this is probably a good introduction to home cinema.