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 Denon AVR-S750H offers generous sound quality, plenty of connectivity options
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.
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 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 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.
As long as you don't demand the latest surround and streaming features, the Yamaha RX-V483 offers excellent sound at an affordable price.
The Denon AVR-1911 costs more than competitors and has fewer features, but its outstanding sound quality bests competing 7.1-channel AV receivers.
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.
Yet another strong contender from Yamaha, the RX-V681 combines a bevy of gotta-have features with seriously potent sound quality.
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.
The Yamaha RX-S602 is a compact AV receiver with multiroom capabilities, but only four HDMI inputs.
Marantz has announced three new receivers which are Apple Airplay 2-compatible: the SR5013, SR6013 and the SR7013.
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.
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.