The Denon AVR-X3000 is a solidly performing seven channel receiver with strong video performance and network features, lacking only an AM tuner.
Typical price: $1,399.00
The Pioneer SC-1223 offers near high-end audio and network performance and true high-end video performance all in a mid-priced unit.
Typical price: $1,499.00
Pioneer's VSX-528 offers good network and home theatre support with some useful extras, such as Spotify Connect, at an entry-level price.
Typical price: $699.00
The Yamaha RX-S600D offers strong performance, proper digital radio and good network functions in a slimline package. Best for efficient speaker systems.
Typical price: $949.00
The Sony VPL-HW30ES is a fine all round home theatre projector, with good quality 3D, but you'll need to do a bit more wiring than normal.
Typical price: $4,499.00
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