AV receivers archive

  • Onkyo claims true 4K 60fps support for TX-NR636 and TX-NR535 AV receivers
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    Onkyo claims true 4K 60fps support for TX-NR636 and TX-NR535 AV receivers

    By 17 March 2014

    Onkyo will soon release two AV receivers that each feature true 4K/60Hz support. The 5.2-channel Onkyo TX-NR535 and 7.2-channel Onkyo TX-NR636 both have the latest HDMI specification and the latter is compatible with HDCP 2.2, the DRM copy-protection...

  • Marantz saves you some space with ultra-slim NR1604 and NR1504 receivers
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    Marantz saves you some space with ultra-slim NR1604 and NR1504 receivers

    By 21 May 2013

    Marantz has announced the NR1604 and NR1504 AV receivers. Both are designed to pack the same sort of audio punch as their bulkier counterparts, except this time they fit into a much smaller space. We reviewed the NR1603 a few months ago and found its...

  • Denon unveils X Series of AV receivers
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    Denon unveils X Series of AV receivers

    By 21 May 2013

    Denon has launched a new line of top-end AV receivers called the X Series. The five new units will begin with the entry level AVR-X500 for £249 and go all the way up to the AVR-X4000, which retails at £1,199. Sitting at the bottom end of the Denon...

  • Onkyo debuts 4K AV receivers TX-NR929 and TX-NR828, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled
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    Onkyo debuts 4K AV receivers TX-NR929 and TX-NR828, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled

    By 21 May 2013

    Onkyo has included everything bar the kitchen sink in its latest duo of AV receivers. Not only do the Onkyo TX-NR929 and TX-NR828 feature on-board Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity from the box, and are THX-certified, they are also both 4K compatible....

  • Denon announces AVR-X4000 AV receiver with 4K upscaling
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    Denon announces AVR-X4000 AV receiver with 4K upscaling

    By 6 May 2013

    It's the year of 4K, apparently, at least it is if we subscribe to the manufacturers' schedule of what is going to be pushed this year. Sony, LG, Samsung and Panasonic all have 4K screens on the horizon, or in some cases already on sale. So what you need...

  • The Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular - Day 11: Win an Onkyo TX-NR818
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    The Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular - Day 11: Win an Onkyo TX-NR818

    By 16 December 2012

    Day 11 of the Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular brings you the chance to win an Onkyo TX-NR818 AV receiver, to bring your home cinema up to date. The Onkyo TX-NR818 breaks all the normal AV receiver rules by providing a spectacularly good way of enjoying music...

  • Sony unveils world's first AV receiver with Wi-Fi built-in
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    Sony unveils world's first AV receiver with Wi-Fi built-in

    By 27 July 2012

    Sony’s latest home cinema network AV receiver allows you to stream all your media content from your smartphones and tablet devices, because it’s the first AV receiver of its kind to feature built-in Wi-Fi. The Sony STR-DN1030 is an update to the STR-DN1020...

  • Onkyo TX-NR818 and TX-NR717 AV receivers are midrange monsters
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    Onkyo TX-NR818 and TX-NR717 AV receivers are midrange monsters

    By 26 March 2012

    Onkyo has already launched a range of AV receivers that cater for the entry-level end of the home cinema market - including the feature-packed TX-NR616 - but now it's ready to reveal the two mighty midrange monsters that offer more bang if you've got...

  • Onkyo unveils 2012 entry level AV receiver line-up, including 7.2 TX-NR616
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    Onkyo unveils 2012 entry level AV receiver line-up, including 7.2 TX-NR616

    By 13 February 2012

    Onkyo has announced the first models in its 2012 range of AV receivers and they are all at the "entry level" end of the market. There are four in total, with three of them featuring network streaming abilities, including Spotify support. At £299.99,...

  • Onkyo TX-NR609 review
    Home Cinema 5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-NR609 review

    By 8 September 2011

    On the whole, Onkyo receivers and amplifiers are excellent, especially for the price. Take last year’s TX-NR808 for example, a superb specimen of sonic sorcery – it’s 3D ready, got more bells and whistles than a cat and dog sanctuary, and delivers...

  • Trio of THX Ultra2 packing Onkyo A/V controller and receivers arrive
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    Trio of THX Ultra2 packing Onkyo A/V controller and receivers arrive

    By 22 August 2011

    Onkyo has announced a pair of A/V receivers and a controller capable of blasting your ears off thanks to a top of the range THX Ultra2 certification.  The A/V receivers and controller bring with them connectivity with just about every single web-based...

  • Marantz releases two new AirPlay compatible AV receivers
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    Marantz releases two new AirPlay compatible AV receivers

    By 21 June 2011

    Marantz continues its tradition of ear-blastingly powerful AV receivers with the SR6006 and SR5006, both of which can turn out Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio.  The receivers both come with cutting edge upscaling tech to turn SD signals into beautiful...

  • Onkyo TX-NR808   review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-NR808 review

    By 9 August 2010

    Onkyo is the market leader in AV amplifiers and receivers for good reason. It has, for the last few years at least, crammed its kit with as much tech as it can possibly fit in, whilst keeping prices at very reasonable levels. The end result is a rapidly...

  • Denon DHT-1311XP: "Home cinema in a box"
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    Denon DHT-1311XP: "Home cinema in a box"

    By 2 August 2010

    Denon has unleashed its latest AV-receiver into the world and, with a 5.1 speaker system included as well, the audio specialist is hoping that the Denon DHT-1311XP will have enough bases covered to make it into your living room. The DHT-1311XP is made...

  • Denon details two 3D ready receivers
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    Denon details two 3D ready receivers

    By 5 July 2010

    Now, AV receivers don't generally come cheap. It's not really the nature of the beast. After all, they are designed for the audio and visual purist and if the makers of receivers skimped on manufacturing costs, the end result would be a sub-standard product....

  • Onkyo HT-S3305 home theatre system   review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Onkyo HT-S3305 home theatre system review

    By 23 June 2010

    Expanding your TV beyond the default screen and connected player or console can be a daunting task. Moving over to a one-box home cinema/theatre system is one option, with many of the major manufacturers offering up systems based around a Blu-ray player....

  • The 5 best amplifiers and speaker systems for World Cup wonders
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    The 5 best amplifiers and speaker systems for World Cup wonders

    By 20 May 2010

    All too often, the first experience anybody has with home cinema comes from an all-in system, which includes DVD or Blu-ray player, amplification and speakers in one box. And while there are plenty of good packages out there, from a variety of respectable...

  • Win this Onkyo 5.1 Home Cinema Package
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    Win this Onkyo 5.1 Home Cinema Package

    By 19 May 2010

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Onkyo to bring you the chance of winning the superb Onkyo HT-S3305 home cinema speaker package worth £330. The ideal addition to watching the World Cup footy on your HD TV The HT-R380 5.1 channel receiver, delivers a hefty...

  • New AV receivers from Denon are 3D ready
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    New AV receivers from Denon are 3D ready

    By 28 April 2010

    Denon has announced the first two AV receivers in its 2010 range, both of which comply with 3D standards. Although existing AV receivers and amplifiers, with HDMI v1.3 connectivity, are compatible with 3D video signals, they can't carry the 3D Blu-ray...

  • Marantz offers slim NR1501 AV amp
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    Marantz offers slim NR1501 AV amp

    By 28 October 2009

    Marantz has unveiled a slimline AV amplifier that's aimed at the "entry-level" sector of the market. The NR1501 amp measures just 10cm from top to bottom - around half the size of normal surround sound designs. Despite this, Marantz claims that it still...

  • Marmitek Connect410 HDMI switcher review
    Home Cinema 4.5 out of 5

    Marmitek Connect410 HDMI switcher review

    By 22 April 2009

    Do you suffer from input envy? So prevalent is the high definition-capable HDMI cable that even if your home entertainment setup isn’t suffering from a lack of HDMI inputs, it soon will be. You might find there are not enough HDMI ins and outs on your...

  • MaxTrack CS 20 Media Switcher review
    Home Cinema 3.5 out of 5

    MaxTrack CS 20 Media Switcher review

    By 27 March 2009

    Sometimes sorting out all your different video sources and getting them into your display in a tidy fashion is a real nightmare. It might be that your HDTV only has a single HDMI input, which many older displays do, or that your minimalist installation...

  • Onkyo TX-SR576 AV receiver review
    Home Cinema 4 out of 5

    Onkyo TX-SR576 AV receiver review

    By 17 October 2008

    So you've got a PS3, but you need something to make those Blu-ray movies come to life in sound as well as picture? Onkyo thinks it has the answer with the Onkyo TX-SR576 AV receiver, but does it? Sitting snugly in between the lower budget and the high...