Home theater system has grown to be very popular in recent times with millions of people installing great systems in their homes. But what makes it even better is a home theater receiver that allows you to enjoy a steady connection between the audio and video components. You can link up your LED TV’s and speakers to the receiver which improves the quality of your home theater immensely. It not only improves performance but also delivers superb clarity giving you a great movie viewing experience.
A Home Theater Receiver is basically the heart of most home theater systems and is capable of doing a lot of things, such as:
Allows switching and processing of an AV preamp and power for as many as 7.1 channels (sometimes more).
Have HDMI Inputs and outputs for copy protected content from Blu-ray, Satellite, Cable and beyond.
Offer top of the line audio playback such as DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD.
Some models also allow video upconversion so users can take video from legacy formats (older video formats) and convert it to the native resolution of their HDTVs which is likely at 1080p.
Top brands of receivers include Denon, Yamaha, Onkyo, NAD, Integra, Sherwood Newcastle, Sony, Sony ES as well as many others.
Recommended Home Theater / AV Receivers
Sony STRDH550 5.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver
The Sony STRDH550 coms with 5.2 channels, 725 watts and iPhone and iPod connectivity. The 4 HD inputs handles all of your components with 4K resolution pass-through. Easy to setup, Supports high-res file (192k, 24-bit) playback via USB
Yamaha RX-V677 7.2-channel Wi-Fi Network AV Receiver
The Yamaha RX-V677 is 7.2-channel Wi-Fi Built-In high performance Network AV Receiver. Supports 4K up scaling, AirPlay and HTC Connect. Multi-zone operation allows system expansion. Sounds great and comes with plenty of HDMI ports.