The Onkyo TX-NR616 is a tremendous AV receiver value, with eight HDMI inputs and a very low street price, although Onkyo's step-down models may be an even better buy.
The Sony STR-DN1030 is the only midrange AV receiver with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, making it one of best receiver values this year.
The Denon AVR-1913 has a solid set of features and excellent sound quality, but competing AV receivers offer better value.
The Marantz SR6007 is a midrange 110W-per-channel receiver that offers network connectivity and a simplified setup.
Marantz's NR-series receivers are nearly half as tall as competitors, plus the new NR1603 has six HDMI inputs and built-in AirPlay.
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.
Well built, great picture and decent audio with ample connectivity and wireless functionality, the SC-BTT370 ticks most, not all, home-theatre-in-a-box boxes.
The Onkyo TX-NR709 is a top-notch home-theatre receiver, ready to do first-class duty in just about any system. It's a shame about its clunky menu system.
If you want high-quality all-around performance, excellent connectivity, excellent sound and good support for network audio, then the Yamaha Aventage is still right up there.
Low in cost and reasonable in performance, the Sony STR-DN1020 home-theatre receiver does a decent job on the basics. However, its USB/DLNA/internet radio/iPod offerings are hobbled by a lousy interface.
The Yamaha RX-V671 sounds excellent and supports several high-quality streaming-music services, but it lacks built-in AirPlay support.
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.
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 Yamaha YSP-2200 is one of the slimmest soundbars yet. It's an ingenious all-in-one home-cinema system for those without the space for separates or multiple speakers. While the subwoofer is rather unrefined, the YSP-2200's sonic clarity and surround-sound steering is excellent.
Pioneer's VSX-1012-K is an excellent AV receiver with built-in AirPlay and top-notch sound quality, but Denon's AVR-1912 is just a little better.
The Marantz SR5005 receiver performs well with music and movies, but doesn't do enough for the price.
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.
The Harman Kardon AVR 2600 is a handsome 7.1 audiovisual receiver with a great GUI, but it's hard to recommend with its high price and comparatively lackluster performance.