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Denon announced its 2013 line of AV receiver, focusing on improving ease-of-use with new push-in speaker jacks and a guided setup assistant.
Yamaha announced five new AV receiver for 2013, adding an MHL-compatible input as well as faster HDMI switching.
Vizio announced a larger version of its 5.1 sound bar at CES 2014, promising better stereo separation and the deepest bass of any of the company's sound bars.
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The Energy RC-Micro 5.1 Surround Speaker System was highly rated with a $999 MSRP, but it's a steal for $399, delivered.
Vizio's S4251w-B4 sports rear speakers for unparalleled home theater sonics from a sound bar, although it has some quirks.
Music surround formats never really caught on, and now the appeal of listening to five or more speakers for movies is fading fast.
Cord-cutting is easy -- but finding ways to record your over-the-air TV programs is hard. That's where Channel Master DVR+ comes in.
The Energy Take Classic 5.1 is the best budget speaker system we've reviewed, earning our Editors' Choice Award with its outstanding sound quality and exquisite looks.
The Boston SoundWare XS 5.1 is an exceptionally compact system and sounds great for its size--although larger systems sound even better.
That price doesn't include shipping, but it's still one of the best surround-sound speaker deals ever.