The Best Home Theatre Receivers

With such a wide range of home theatre receivers, it can be hard to find one that will suit your needs, and even harder when it comes to actually picking one from the crowd. Due to today's demanding competition, the typical home theatre system comes packed with the latest and greatest features that truly make them all winners. The question is, how much use will you give such attributes, and how much money can you shed? Below are the best two AV receivers, along with some great runner ups.

As of June 2010, one of the best home theatre systems on the market is the Onkyo TX NR5007. Loyal customers know by now that Onkyo is synonym for quality, and with their latest installment in this competitive market, they have delivered just that once again. Dolbi Pro Logic IIz and Audyssey DSX are natively included, giving this home theatre receiver a top notch quality level when it comes to surround sound. Furthermore, it has nine channel amplifiers powered separately from their video and audio circuitry at 145 watts each. This receiver is also network ready and works flawlessly even with newer operating systems. What this means is that you can use this home audio receiver to incorporate PC based internet radio by streaming from Pandora, vTuner, Sirius and more.

Onkyo AV receiver

Here are other connectivity features:

  • 8 HDMI Inputs
  • 2 HDMI Outputs
  • 3 Digitalcoaxial Inputs
  • 4 Digital optical Inputs
  • 3 Component Video Inputs:
  • 5 Composite Video Inputs
  • 2 Subwoofer Outputs
  • 15 Preamp Outputs

    Next up is the Pioneer VSX 1020-k home audio receiver. This bad boy is 3D ready and is accompanied by the latest HDMI 1.4a technology, supporting ARC and other useful surround sound features. Some other high definition audio formats include Dolbi TrueHD and Pro Logic IIz, Advanced Sound Retriever to enhance audio playback with compressed formats like MWA, MP3 and AAC, and an auto level control fixes volume levels among tracks and all audio. All in all, when it comes down to quality home theatre receivers, this one easily takes the cake.

    Pioneer home theatre

    Other features include:

    • Dolby True HD
    • Dolby Digital Plus
    • Dolby Pro-Logic IIz
    • Dolby® Digital EX
    • Dolby® Digital 5.1
    • 6 HDMI Inputs
    • 2 Component Inputs
    • 1 HDMI Output
    • 1 Digital coaxial Inputs
    • 2 Digital optical Inputs

      Other great home theatre receivers include:

      Yamaha RX-467

      • 3D Capable
      • YPAO sound optimization
      • Direct Mode for quality sound reproduction
      • HDMI V.1.4
      • Deep Color 30/36 bit
      • CINEMA DSP with DSP Level
      • Adaptive DRC
      • Compressed Music Enhancer

        Denon AVR 1910

        • Anchor Bay VRS adv. Analog, digital video up-conversion with 1080p 24Hz/60Hz pass-through
        • Audyssey MultEQ automatic room acoustic measuring
        • Audyssey Dynamic Volume; Audyssey Dynamic EQ
        • Sirius satellite capable

          Yamaha RX V2065

          • 7 HD inputs
          • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HDâ„¢ High Resolution Audio, Dolby® Digital EX, DTS-ESâ„¢, Pro Logic® IIx, and DTS Neo:6 decoding
          • Network functions incl. the compatibility with MusicCAST2
          • Access to Internet radio
          • Digital TOP-ART/High Current Amplification
          • Burr-Brown 192 kHz with 24-bit DACs

            Of course, when it comes to home theatre receivers there are many more choices to look into, but regardless of whichever one you choose, it is guaranteed that any of these can be considered the best home theatre system.