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Top 5 Best High-End AV Receivers in 2019

Sometimes you just need to buy the best on the market. If you need a new home theater receiver, I've selected my top-rated 5 best high-end AV receivers.

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Pioneer AV Receivers: Elite & VSX Series Models Compared

Pioneer AV receivers are a good choice for any home theater system. This guide compares the SC, Elite & VSX models and lists the most useful features of each.

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Yamaha AV Receiver Comparison – TSR Series & RX-S Series

The Yamaha TSR series of AV receivers offer excellent sound quality. The RX-S AV receiver range are slim models. This guide compares the features of each.

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Yamaha RX-V Series AV Receiver Product Range

The RX-V Series of AV receivers by Yamaha are their mid-range models. Perfect for those on a budget, you get many must-have features without the price tag.

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Yamaha AVENTAGE AV Receiver Models Compared

Every year Yamaha release several AVENTAGE AV receivers. The tricky part is understanding the differences. My guide summarises the features of each model.

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Onkyo AV Receivers: Comparing the RZ, NR & SR Series

Onkyo have sevaral different AV receivers to choose from. Do you understand the differences? Check out our guide to the Onkyo AV receiver product range.

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Marantz AV Receivers: Comparing the SR & NR Series Features

Marantz receivers are some of the best surround sound amplifiers on the market. Check out their latest models and understand the differences between them.

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Sony AV Receivers: ZA, DN & DH Series Compared

Sony receivers include the STR-ZA, STR-DN & STR-DH series. Check out our guide to the Sony AV receiver product range & compare the specifications of each...

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Denon AV Receivers Guide: AVR-X & AVR-S Series

Denon receivers are some of the best surround sound receivers on the market. Check out my guide to the Denon AV receiver product range.

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Flat Screen TV Stands with Mounts - Home Cinema Guide

A flat screen TV stand with a mount is a more recent innovation for TV furniture. Is this stylish way of mounting your TV the best for your room?

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Top 10 Best Blu-ray Players 2019: Reviews & Buying Guide

Love watching movies? If you want the best quality sound & picture, then you need a Blu-ray disc. Check out my buying guide to the best Blu-ray players.

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TV Refresh Rate Explained: 60 Hz, 120 Hz, 240 Hz and more...

The refresh rate of a 4K TV can be hard to understand. What is it, and is it important? If you're confused, check out my guide to the TV refresh rate.

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Best LED & OLED Flat Screen TVs 2019: Reviews & Buying Guide

Choosing a new TV can be difficult. There are so many options. If you need some help, take a look at my buying guide to the best OLED & LED flat screen TVs.

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HDMI Connector Guide: the Port and Cable Explained

An HDMI connection is common on most modern AV devices. HDMI cables, versions and adapters - there's plenty to know. Let the HDMI connector guide explain...

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Surround Sound Speaker Placement for 5.1 & 7.1 Home Theater

You have the AV receiver. You have the home theater speaker system. Now what? Get the best sound in your room with my guide to surround sound speaker placement.

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Best Home Theater Speakers in 2019: Top 12 Reviews & Guide

Wow! Buying surround sound speakers can be so confusing. Ease the pain. Check out my buying guide for the best home theater speakers for surround sound systems.

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What Does Each Speaker Do in a Surround Sound System?

You've heard of 5.1 surround sound. You know there are lots of speakers involved. But do you know the different types - and what they do? Let's find out...

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Best Home Theater Systems in 2019: Top 10 Reviews & Guide

An HTiB can be an easy way to hear your movies in surround sound. Find out more with my buying guide - with reviews of the best home theater systems.

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The Best AV Receivers Under $1000 in 2019

AV receivers can be pricey. If you want to buy a top home theater receiver without breaking the bank, check out my guide to the best AV receivers under $1000.

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AV Receiver Listening Modes Explained: Onkyo, Denon & More.

Onkyo, Denon, Yamaha - all these AV receivers support a number of Dolby and DTS listening modes. This guide explains what they are, and when you would use them.

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