Home Theater Receiver Stories April 18, 2015

Amazon offers the Yamaha RX-V377 5.1-Channel 4K A/V Home Theater Receiver for $179.95 with free shipping. This receiver was featured by Amazon as its Bonus Gold Box Deal of the Day at the same price a little less than a week ago. It retails for $300 and typically sells for around $250. Also available via Newegg.

With a 4.5 out of 5 star rating from hundreds of reviewers, it has become the best selling product in Amazon’s Audio/Video Receivers & Amplifiers category. Features include:

  • 100 W x 5-channel output for powerful surround sound
  • Discrete amp configuration, HDMI with 4K Ultra HD pass-through for super high resolution images
  • Front panel USB digital connection for iPod and iPhone, YPAO sound optimization for automatic speaker set up
  • Extra Bass enriches powerful bass sound even with small speakers, virtual Cinema Front provides virtual surround sound with five speakers in front
  • Multilingual color OSD for improved visibility, ECO mode operation for about 20 percentage less power consumption

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Home Theater Receiver Stories March 5, 2015

Onkyo 7.2-Ch. A/V Receiver w/ WiFi and Bluetooth $270 shipped (Reg. up to $500)

Update (3/6 9:05am): While the below deal has now ended, Amazon is offering the Onkyo TX-NR626 7.2-Channel Network Audio/Video Receiver w/ WiFi and Bluetooth (Black) for $269.99 shipped (Reg. up to $500).

Best Buy has the Onkyo 575W 5.2-Ch. 4K Ultra HD A/V Home Theater Receiver (TX-NR535) for $249.99 shipped. That’s $150 below its original listing, $50 under Amazon, and the best price we can find.

It features seven 4K/60 Hz HDMI connections (21:9), built-in Wi-Fi, built-in Bluetooth, internet radio, pre-loaded streaming channels (Tune In Radio, Pandora, SlackerTM, SIRIUS XM Internet Radio, Spotify, AUPEO!, and Deezer), zone outputs for multi-room use and much more.

While somewhat light on reviews on Amazon, 83 Best Buy customers have given it a 4.3/5 star rating.

Home Theater Receiver Stories October 1, 2014

expiredA/V Receivers: Denon AVR-E400 7.1 w/ AirPlay $300 (orig. $650), Pioneer VSX-523 5.1 (refurb) $125 (orig. 250)

Update (10/1 3:30PM): Newegg Flash offers the Bose CineMate GS II speaker system for $429.99 shipped. That beats our previous mention by $70, and Amazon by the same amount where 236 users rate this product 4.5/5 stars.

World Wide Stereo via Newegg offers the Denon AVR-E400 7.1-channel home theater receiver for $299.99 with free shipping. As a pricing comparison it carries an original list price of $650 and typically sells for around $350. It features 6 HDMI inputs, 1 HDMI output, front-panel USB port, Apple AirPlay support, ethernet, and more. Newegg’s product description is pretty barren so you may want to refer to this page for more info. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Also available, Shnoop has the refurbished Pioneer VSX-523 700W 5.1 Channel 3D & 4K Ready Ultra HD A/V Home Theater Receiver for $129.99 with free shipping. Coupon code jXweDaKQ drops it down to $124.99 shipped. It originally sold for $249.99 and Pioneer charges $159.99 for a refurbished model. Rated 4 out of 5 stars. Description via Shnoop:

With 140 Watts (1 kHz 1 % THD @ 6 Ohms 1ch Driven) or 80 Watts (20Hz-20kHz .08% THD @ 8 Ohms) clear audio reproduction and advanced new technologies such as 4K Ultra-High Definition Pass Through and an energy-saving ECO Mode, the VSX-523 is the perfect entry-level receiver to introduce Pioneer’s heritage of quality sound reproduction and innovative technology in your home entertainment system.

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