AV Receivers

PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound
REVIEW

PSB Alpha VS21 VisionSound

The PSB Alpha VS21's skimpy feature lineup and so-so movie sound quality don't live up to expectations considering its hefty $600 list price.

3 stars Editors' rating on March 18, 2015
Marantz NR1605
REVIEW

Marantz NR1605

The slim, compact Marantz NR1605 provides excellent sound quality and thoroughly up-to-date features, making it one of our favorites for the price.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 28, 2015
Google Nexus Player
REVIEW

Google Nexus Player

Until it receives a major infusion of native apps and developer support, and better integrates non-Google services, the Nexus Player with Android TV offers no compelling upgrade over other streaming devices.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 3, 2014
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Samsung SEK-1000 Evolution Kit
REVIEW

Samsung SEK-1000 Evolution Kit

While a cool idea and an innovative way to somewhat ward against Smart TV obsolescence, the 2013 Evolution Kit is definitely a niche product.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on July 12, 2013
Sony HT-CT550W
REVIEW

Sony HT-CT550W

Consider the Sony HT-CT550W if you need a sound bar with a lot of connectivity, but it's otherwise not worth its premium price.

3 stars Editors' rating on May 22, 2012
3.5 stars User rating out of 6 votes

MSRP: $399.99

Onkyo HTX-22HDX
REVIEW

Onkyo HTX-22HDX ( black)

The Onkyo HTX-22HDX is a slick-looking 2.1 home theater system with good features, but its sound quality leaves a lot to be desired.

3 stars Editors' rating on February 28, 2011
Sony HT-CT150
REVIEW

Sony HT-CT150

Sony's HT-CT150 sound bar home theater system sounds great and is way ahead of the competition with its three HDMI inputs; however, its IR receiver limits the subwoofer's placement options.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 5, 2010
3.2 stars User rating out of 3 votes

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Sony BDV-E770W
REVIEW

Sony BDV-E770W

The Sony BDV-E770W is one of the best Blu-ray home theater systems we've tested, with excellent sound quality, tons of streaming-media options, 3D compatibility, and wireless rear speakers. The lack of HDMI inputs is the only big omission.

4 stars Editors' rating on July 28, 2010
1 star User rating out of 1 vote

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Samsung HT-BD8200
REVIEW

Samsung HT-BD8200

The Samsung HT-BD8200 packs a Blu-ray player into a sound bar for unparalleled simplicity, but disappointing sound quality and operational glitches limit its appeal.

3 stars Editors' rating on July 15, 2010
1 star User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $899.00

Samsung HT-C6500
REVIEW

Samsung HT-C6500

The Samsung HT-C6500 packs outstanding sound quality, Blu-ray playback, and tons of features into an excellent home theater system, with only some design quirks holding it back.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 27, 2010
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $649.99