But most of all, the best AV receivers deliver brilliant room-filling sound. And these are our selection of them, all tested, tested and star rated in our dedicated test rooms.
1. Denon AVC-X3700H
2. Denon AVC-X6700H
3. Sony STR-DN1080
4. Yamaha RX-A1080
5. Denon AVR-X2700H
Read the full Top 5 Best AV receiver for 2021 to find out more.
3D (or high definition 3D TV) launched with great fanfare at the 2010 CES in Las Vegas. It seems that now, just 3 years on, 3D is no longer the buzzword. Less films are now offered in 3D and theaters are not keen on putting out more screenings as viewership is dwindling due in part to higher ticket prices for 3D screenings.
Quite a number of movie fans still prefer films in 2D and some are simply not keen on donning cumbersome 3D glasses for hours. These factors coupled with the fact that 3D content is not as readily available makes any upgrading to 3D less of an urgency.
With the advent of higher resolution Ultra HDTVs this year, 3D may even go the way of the dinosaur. Manufacturers have a new battle to fight so the talk about 3D being the new revolution of TV is simply not going to happen any time soon or if ever.
There are a wide variety of AV receivers available in the stores today. However, bearing in mind that your ideal AV receiver will be the core of your home theater system and will be driving your loudspeakers and other functions. With all the features that AV receivers offer today, you can get pretty overwhelmed.
Your best bet would be to spend a significant amount of time doing some research online, to check out the available features in depth and consider which ones you want to have and which ones you don’t.
Do also check out some of the AV receiver reviews available on the Internet so you can get a better idea of what you will be purchasing.
An AV receiver or otherwise known as a home theater receiver, is really the heart of a home theater system. It provides most of the inputs and outputs that you connect everything to, including your television, providing users an easy and cost-effective way of centralizing their home theater system.
AV receivers are certainly for folks who enjoy movies, and not just music. Folks whose main interest is in music and obtaining the best from their collection of CDs and LPs, a stereo amplifier is what they should be looking for. Movie buffs wanting to enjoy their favorite flick in the comforts of their own home, would be looking at an AV receiver so they get to enjoy movie soundtracks in all their glory.