AV Receivers

Panasonic SC-BT300
REVIEW

Panasonic SC-BT300

Panasonic's SC-BT300 is a 7.1 home theater system with built-in Blu-ray and its tall-boy speakers help deliver very good sound quality, but it doesn't have the Netflix streaming found on some of its similarly priced competitors.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 2, 2009

MSRP: $649.95

Samsung HT-AS730ST
REVIEW

Samsung HT-AS730ST

The Samsung HT-AS730's unimpressive sound quality, finicky HDMI ports, unreadable display, and tedious input system will have you looking elsewhere for a Blu-ray-ready home theater package.

2 stars Editors' rating on May 14, 2009
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $549.00

Onkyo HT-S9100THX
REVIEW

Onkyo HT-S9100THX

The Onkyo HT-S91000THX breaks the HTIB mold, offering four HDMI inputs, full-size speakers, and the best sound we've heard to date from an all-in-one system.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 22, 2009

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Polk Audio SurroundBar 360
REVIEW

Polk Audio SurroundBar 360

The Polk Audio SurroundBar 360 DVD Theater delivers excellent sound from a single speaker bar, with the lack of built-in Blu-ray being the real sticking point.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on March 8, 2009

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Samsung HT-X810T
REVIEW

Samsung HT-X810T

While we've heard better virtual surround sound, the Samsung HT-X810T's easy setup and dearth of wires will appeal to those searching for simplicity and a minimalist aesthetic.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 23, 2008

MSRP: $499.99

Sony HT-CT100
REVIEW

Sony HT-CT100

Sony's HT-CT100 soundbar/subwoofer audio system is a phenomenal value that sounds great with movies and music.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 4, 2008

MSRP: $299.99

Yamaha YSP-3000
REVIEW

Yamaha YSP-3000 ( silver)

If you can look past its limited video capabilities, the Yamaha YSP-3000 is an otherwise recommendable single-speaker solution for home theater buyers who don't want a traditional 5.1 channel surround system.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on May 21, 2008
Yamaha YSP-4000
REVIEW

Yamaha YSP-4000 ( black)

The addition of enhanced video connectivity options cements Yamaha's already excellent Digital Sound Projector technology as the go-to choice for single-speaker surround sound.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on November 2, 2007

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Sirius SR-H550
REVIEW

Sirius SR-H550

Sirius's first dedicated home satellite radio, the Sirius SR-H550, looks and feels more substantial than those teensy plug-and-play tuners.

3 stars Editors' rating on January 23, 2006

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Bose 3-2-1 GS Series II
REVIEW

Bose 3-2-1 GS Series II ( silver)

The Bose 3-2-1 Series II DVD system does a surprisingly good surround-sound imitation with just two satellites, but it's overpriced.

3 stars Editors' rating on November 9, 2005

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