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Best AV receivers of 2014

We've focused on the best bang-for-your-buck receivers from each manufacturer, which is typically ar

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Sony STR-DA2800ES

Sony's two new receivers, in partnership with Control4, are the first consumer receivers to feature built-in home automation functionality.

6 September 2012

Pricing not available


Sony puts Netflix in new ES AV receivers

Sony has announced two new AV receivers in its ES line, adding an updated user interface and streaming-media options like Netflix, YouTube, and Pandora.

By 9 September 2011


Sony announces two new 'ES' AV receivers

Sony has announced two new models in its "Elevated Standard" line of AV receivers, with the step-up STR-DA5500ES featuring six HDMI inputs, Rhapsody streaming and the ability to control it over a network.

By 10 September 2009


New Sony ES receivers stream HD video over Ethernet

Sony's new high-end receivers can stream HD video over an Ethernet connection, and the STR-DA6400ES also adds internet services such as Rhapsody and Shoutcast internet radio.

By 5 September 2008


Sony unleashes three new ES receivers

Sony unveils three new ES ("elevated standard") AV receivers for the 2008-2009 model year: the STR-DA2400ES, STR-DA3400ES, and STR-DA4400ES.

By 27 June 2008


Sony officially announces new ES A/V receivers

Sony officially announces new ES A/V receivers

By 14 September 2006


Sony and Control4 bring home automation to the masses (hands-on)

Sony and Control4 add smart home tech to receivers.

By 6 September 2012

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LG NB3730A

LG is showing off four new sound bars at CES 2013, including the NB3730A with built-in Wi-Fi and streaming-video services.

7 January 2013

Pricing not available

Editors' Take

JBL ES250PW wireless subwoofer

The JBL ES250PW is the first wireless subwoofer we've seen from a hi-fi manufacturer and should take some of the headaches out of owning a home theatre system.

4 December 2009

Typical price: $1,299.00


World's best (sounding) home theater in a box

Hint, it's not a Sony, Panasonic, Bose, Samsung, or even a Pioneer. Onkyo's HT-S9100THX is the king of HTiBs, and its large shipping box hints at why.

By 7 January 2009