The Onkyo TX-NR585 offers all of the streaming and decoding capabilities you need for a modern, affordable receiver, and it sounds great doing it.
The Sony STR-DN1080 is fully featured and easy to use, and it sounds great, making it the best AV receiver available for the price.
The Yamaha RX-V485 offers high-quality sound at an affordable price, but for some people it's worth paying more for extra inputs and and Dolby Atmos capability.
As long as you take care during setup, the Sonos Amp offers enthusiasts a powerful blank slate to build a compact, high-performance audio system.
The midpriced Onkyo TX-NR575 receiver sounds good and comes fully loaded with Dolby Atmos and Chromecast built in, but it's not our first choice.
The Yamaha RX-S602 is a compact AV receiver with multiroom capabilities, but only four HDMI inputs.
The Marantz NR1508 serves up a winning combination of performance and features in a sleek (for an AV receiver) package.
Six HDMI inputs, easy iPod connectivity, and sweet sound quality make the Pioneer VSX-1020-K an excellent midrange AV receiver, although it's missing some minor HDMI features.
The Yamaha RX-V663 sounds great, but it's tough to recommend with its paltry HDMI connectivity, poor upconversion quality, and other design quirks.
The Marantz NR1506 AV receiver offers a winning combination of full-featured streaming audio and fine sound quality in a sleek, low-profile package.
The Denon AVR-1912 gets our Editors' Choice Award in the midrange AV receiver category, with built-in AirPlay, outstanding sound quality, and six HDMI inputs.
The Sony STR-DN840 is by far the best AV receiver value of the year, offering tons of wireless connectivity and six HDMI inputs for well under $500.
Mass Fidelity's Bluetooth multiroom speaker The Core generates a wide stereo image from a small box, but expect to pay for the privilege.
Samsung debuted its new flagship home theater system at CES 2013, complete with glowing vacuum tubes, 4K upconversion, and a built-in Blu-ray player.
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.
This USB tuner means Xbox One owners can watch TV via their console without switching TV input, and use voice controls too.
The Roku LT is a killer streaming-media box, offering tons of streaming content -- including favorites like Netflix, Amazon Instant, Hulu Plus, and Pandora -- for just $50.
The Yamaha RX-V500D is a competent entry-level home-theatre receiver with network functions, and is the first receiver to include DAB+ digital radio.