The future of TVs and home theater systems looks rather exciting, with the onslaught of 4K Ultra HD displays and the expected price drop in the coming years. Consumers are already looking at good home theater receivers to have themselves a high-class audio visual experience in the comforts of their own home. While there are plenty of AV receivers to choose from in the market, the Pioneer SC-1223-K is a great pick for an AV receiver with the latest features.

The SC-1223-K is a 7.2 Channel Network Ready Receiver that features Pioneer’s proprietary Class D3 Amplification, offering support for the newest high-resolution audio formats such as Dolby Pro Logic IIz, TrueHD and DTS Master Audio. It also features Advanced Multi-Channel Acoustic Calibration technology, making the task of calibrating your speakers a most enjoyable experience. Also, with Full 4K Ultra HD support, this receiver is ready to accept any home theater components that can send 4K content to those large 4K displays. Folks looking for an AV receiver with upscaling support will also be pleased.

Read the full Pioneer SC-1223-K review now to find out more!

Pioneer Elite SC-72

Pioneer Elite SC-72

The audio-visual industry has been abuzz with news recently as manufacturers announce their new releases. Pioneer has also done the same with the introduction of two brand new AV receivers, the Pioneer Elite SC-71 and SC-72. Both these receivers offer 7.2-channel surround sound, Class D amplification, 4K Ultra HD upscaling and HD audio playback.

Both receivers support multiple audio file formats for playback and high-res AIFF and Apple lossless files. They are also DLNA 1.5 certified, own built-in Ethernet ports and AirPlay support. The only downside is that there isn’t any built-in Wi-Fi.

These receivers will be launching in June so look out for the full reviews!

Christmas is certainly over but it still feels festive in the audio-visual industry as electronics giants all over the world are releasing their new models for the year in stores. Pioneer’s 2013 lineup is pretty impressive too, even amongst its fiercest competitors.

This year, Pioneer has brought great features such as 4K Ultra-HD support, an ECO Mode to reduce power consumption, and (on the top dog, Pioneer VSX-1123) a Zone 2 HDMI output to their lineup and we are excited!

Pioneer’s entry level 5.1-channel AV receiver is is the Pioneer VSX-523, boasting 80 watts per channel. With 4 HDMI inputs and a single HDMI output, plus a single subwoofer pre-out, it might not seem like much. But throw in Pioneer’s proprietary auto-calibration routine, MCACC, ECO Mode and 4K Ultra-HD pass through and you will be gaping at this machine. For a bit more, the Pioneer VSX-823 offers a host of networking features including Apple Airplay, DLNA 1.5, Pandora, vTuner Internet Radio, and HTC Connect, which allows you to seamlessly stream music from your HTC smartphone.

Pioneer has always had a reputation for having some of the best AV receivers around. Some of its 2012 models are certainly worth looking at. One of them is the Pioneer VSX-522-K. While it is not network ready, folks who do not require this network connectivity will be attracted to its low price, especially with its pack of state of the art features such as Phase Control and Front Stage Surround Advance. Do check out the VSX-522-K review.

Folks looking for a network ready AV receiver and have a limited budget, can consider the Pioneer VSX-822-K. With 6 HDMI ports and some of the most up-to-date features that home theater enthusiasts would enjoy, this AV receiver makes for a great budget and energy efficient choice. Read the full VSX-822-K review now.