AV Receivers

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 3 November 2014
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Onkyo TX-NR636
REVIEW

Onkyo TX-NR636

The Onkyo TX-NR636 offers a compelling mix of features and performance with "future-proofing" that is unparalleled for the money.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 12 August 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Roku 2
REVIEW

Roku 2 ( newer model available)

The Roku 2 offers tons of content sources and an innovative remote with built-in headphone jack for less, but the Roku 3 is still our favorite pick.

4 stars Editors' rating on 25 October 2013

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Pioneer VSX-823-K
REVIEW

Pioneer VSX-823-K

The Pioneer VSX-823-K is a good deal for AirPlay fans looking for lots of HDMI connectivity, but it falls short on wireless features like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 26 June 2013
1 star User rating out of 2 votes

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Onkyo TX-NR525
REVIEW

Onkyo TX-NR525

Onkyo's TX-NR525 is a solid AV receiver value, especially considering its affordable accessories, but competitors offer integrated wireless features for not much more.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 19 June 2013

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Onkyo TX-NR626
REVIEW

Onkyo TX-NR626

Onkyo's TX-NR626 is a value-packed AV receiver with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even a turntable input, but it's just short of being our top pick.

4 stars Editors' rating on 11 June 2013
2 stars User rating out of 3 votes

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Onkyo TX-NR609
REVIEW

Onkyo TX-NR609

The Onkyo TX-NR609 is an exciting, well-connected, 3D-compatible AV receiver that bristles with features, including Internet radio and support for Spotify Premium. It's something of a belter.

4 stars Editors' rating on 14 July 2011
3.2 stars User rating out of 4 votes

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Samsung HT-BD8200 Sound Bar
REVIEW

Samsung HT-BD8200 Sound Bar

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 16 July 2010
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Onkyo TX-NR5007
REVIEW

Onkyo TX-NR5007

The Onkyo TX-NR5007 is certainly expensive, but it competes with other companies' products that cost much more. Incredibly powerful, it retains its audio fidelity no matter how hard you drive it. It's ideally suited to people with dedicated home-cinema rooms, plenty of space and a video projector, but it's also wonderful in smaller rooms -- just don't turn the volume up too high, as we suspect it can demolish walls

4.5 stars Editors' rating on 5 July 2010

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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 28 June 2010
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote