Writing home theater receiver reviews can be a real hassle.
There are so many different home theater receivers available that it is nearly impossible to keep up with all the latest and greatest models available.
High end audio brands only change designs every three to five years.
Some HiFi products stick around much longer than that.
Receiver Manufacturers are much different though;
Each receiver manufacturer has multiple receivers in their audio and video product line.
Then they have unique designations like ES, XA, and others to set their better products apart from the common man products.
All of this just adds to the confusion of it all.
It wouldn’t be so bad if there were only one or two manufacturers to keep track of -as this would only be about 15 to 30 different home theater receiver products. However, there are 15 to 30 receiver manufacturers and each has an average of 15 to 30 home theater receivers available.
If this weren’t bad enough each year the companies will roll out their new and improved product lines.
It makes me tired just thinking about it.
So what happens then is home theater receiver reviews are conducted of only the most popular product lines. Usually, these reviews are conducted and placed within a price category that each receiver fits into.
The Best Home Theater receiver review then is just a basic idea of the features and performance that one can expect from the product. It is not to be taken as the answer as to which you should buy or not.
I would be far more comfortable reading a review and buying a product from an average Joe that bought the unit and wrote what he/she thought of it.
Getting a good home theater receiver is an important part of the home theater package. Any of your home theater audio and video equipment will contribute to the sound and video quality that you experience in your home.
Don’t cut costs on Home Theater Recievers.
Read as many home theater receiver reviews that you can get your hands on about the unit which you are interested in. Your efforts will be well rewarded.
How to be an intelligent shopper for a New Receiver:
Understand the features that you will need and plan ahead.
Feature list: Check the receivers you are considering and match their features. Make sure you get one that has all the bells and whistles that you need.
Audio performance: Kinda hard to judge this one without hearing the unit. You will have to take my word for it.
Video performance: Same as Audio Performance.
Specifications: Be careful with these, home theater receiver manufacturers like to be very optimistic with their specs and ratings.
Our Top Home Theater Receiver Reviews and Picks for 2010:
Updated: March 06/2011
Denon AVR 1611 Very nice receiver for the price asked. Excellent reviews and customer response.
Denon AVR 1911 A few more options than the AVR1611. This reciever offers room correction using the Oddysey EQ room equalizer. Great buy!
Denon AVR 3311 Even better performance and still quite affordable.
Denon AVR 4311 Excellent! Excellent receiver! High performance -not cheap though!
Read the reviews there in addition to our recommendations here.
Plus, these reviews are just someone’s opinion of a product.
That is all this is, a recommendation. These are all good products for the money – in my opinion!
Happy Home Theater!