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Samsung's HDMI-switching A/V receiver
January 8, 2005; 12:14 p.m.
The price: Available in May for $4,999.
The prospects: Because most HDTVs have only a single digital video input, DVI/HDMI switching will be the next must-have option on A/V receivers. First-generation receivers such as the AV-R3000 (and Denon's rival superreceiver, the AVR-5805) will carry a hefty price premium, but as HD video sources (satellite and cable boxes, DVRs, upscaling DVD players) proliferate, look for digital video switching to become available on more affordable, midrange receivers.
By John P. Falcone, senior associate editor, CNET Reviews
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