Yamaha's feature-packed, high-tech receiver eliminates most setup hassles and system tweaks.
A great-sounding midpriced A/V receiver, Pioneer's VSX-1015TX offers THX certification and an improved version of the industry's best autosetup program.
Onkyo brings some high-end features to its entry-level receiver.
The Pioneer VSX-1016TXV offers formidable home-theater sound and a solid feature set for a midrange A/V receiver, with only its minimalist HDMI features falling short.
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.
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.
Yamaha's midprice HTR-5860 A/V receiver loads up on useful features, and it sounds sweet.
The Pioneer VSX-831's plethora of features, excellent ease-of-use and fine sound quality make it one of the better AV receivers for the money.
The Denon AVR-2807's keen balance of superb sound, gotta-have HDMI features, and an affordable price put it in the sweet spot in the company's line.
Sony's STR-DG920 is a standout midrange AV receiver, with a basic graphical user interface, four HDMI inputs, and solid video processing.
The Marantz SR5005 receiver performs well with music and movies, but doesn't do enough for the price.
An impressive spread of features, including HDMI switching, autosetup, and XM Radio capability, makes Sony's STR-DG800 receiver a notable bargain in the sub-$400 category.
The slim, compact Marantz NR1605 provides excellent sound quality and thoroughly up-to-date features, making it one of our favorites for the price.
The Denon AVR-1909 sounds great and is fully featured, but isn't the easiest receiver to set up and use.
This may be the easiest way to enjoy the endless choice of music streaming: just plug it into your TV and say the name of your favourite band into the remote control. It's not cheap though.
The Sony HT-SS360 is an inexpensive home theater system with generous HDMI connectivity and satisfying sound on movies, but don't expect it to deliver with music.
Yamaha has announced four new receivers in its 2015 RX-V range, which now includes support for 4K video and streaming via Bluetooth and Spotify Connect.
The LG LHB953 combines Blu-ray, tons of streaming media content, and solid AV quality into an all-in-one home theater system that scores high on the value quotient.