HTR: How to Pick the Right Amp for Your Speakers

If you’ve ever wondered how to approach matching up a set of speakers with an amp (or AVR), but didn’t know where to start Home Theater Review has a great primer available. But first, a caveat: this article is intended as a quick primer for beginners. As such, it contains a number of simplifications, many of them bordering on grossness. […]

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Yamaha Announces New High-End RX-V Series Receivers

Yamaha RX-V773WA

Yamaha has been slowly rolling out their 2012 RX-V series receivers over the last month or so. The latest additions to the line-up are the new RX-V673 and RX-V773WA, priced at $649.95 and $849.95 respectively. Both models will include 4K-Passthrough, Apple AirPlay support, a low power ECO Mode, and network support for DLNA and Internet streaming as well as app […]

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Denon AVR-3310CI Receiver Review


Denon has been making quality receivers for a long time, and looks like they’re continuing that tradition. Here’s a two-part review of one of their new 3310 series of AVR’s. No 3D but still plenty of other great features. I’ve lived with the Denon AVR-3310CI for about two and a half weeks now and overall I’m extremely pleased with the […]

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Yamaha RX-V667 7.2 First Look

Another solid receiver offering for only $600, and seems to have a plethora of features if you’re in the market. The RX-V667 handles legacy signals with kid gloves via a new high quality video processing with precise deinterlacing, motion adaptive and edge adaptive deinterlacing and multi-cadence (incl. 3-2 pull-down) detection.  Again this feature set is typically not found in sub […]

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Integra DTR-30.2 Receiver First Look

Featuring HDMI 1.4a including 3D support, this receiver should be getting some buzz. Looks like it does a solid job all around, and the $800 asking price isn’t completely unreasonable. Speaking of upconversion, the Integra DTR-30.2 utilizes the well known Faroudja DCDi chipset to upconvert and upscale all your sources (including composite, component, and VGA) to 1080p. Additional features include […]

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Denon Announces A/V Receivers Compatible with Windows 7

This is pretty cool from one of the higher end A/V Receiver companies, jumping on the Windows 7 wagon relatively quick. Should help to encourage the other manufacturers as well. I’d love to see this feature in action, but the ability to stream music using PlayTo to the various zones the Denons support sounds awesome. Windows Team Blog As you’re […]

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Gizmodo Battles out the $600 Receivers

Oh to have the connections to pull together a shootout like this! Nowadays $600 can go an awful long way for an AV Receiver for your home theater setup, so Gizmodo sets the challenge and shoots away. It should be noted that there’s almost always a bias when it comes to these types of devices, but they tried to be […]

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