We've focused on the best bang-for-your-buck receivers from each manufacturer, which is typically around $500.
The Sony STR-DN1050 is a great deal that offers almost everything you could want in a midrange receiver.
The ZyXel Homeplug AV2 Gigabit Powerline Adapter Starter Kit is currently the fastest way to extend a network to a place in your home where your Wi-Fi signal can't reach.
The Homeplug AV2 Gigabit Powerline Adapter Starter Kit (model PLA5206KIT) from Zyxel
The Onkyo TX-NR636 offers a compelling mix of features and performance with "future-proofing" that is unparalleled for the money.
The Marantz SR5009 looks and feels more upscale than the competition's receivers, and follows through with stellar sound quality.
Trendnet announced today two new powerline adapter kits, the TPL-420E2K and the TPL-421E2K that supports the Powerline 1200 AV2 standard to offer Gigabit-class data rates. Both kits are set to be on the market by September of this year.
If you're hankering for a cinematic audio experience at home, Onkyo has a new range of receivers that should fit most budgets.
The Marantz SR5009 looks and feels more upscale than the competition's receivers, and it follows through with stellar sound quality.
Imagine a full-blown, high-end integrated stereo amp -- shrunk down to the size of a small book -- voilà, it's PS Audio's Sprout!
Onkyo's TX-NR535 receiver offers decent home-theater performance and a number of streaming features, but better sound quality can be had for the price.