Media Receivers Stories March 18

expiredThis Onkyo 7.2-Ch. AV Receiver has AirPlay & Dolby Atmos compatibility for a low of $280 (Reg. $330+)

Electronic Express via Rakuten is offering the Onkyo 7.2-Channel Home Theater Receiver (TX-NR686) for $279.99 shipped when using code EE40 at checkout. Note: You will need to be logged in to a free Rakuten account to use this code. That’s $56 off what Amazon direct is charging and beats the lowest price we have tracked by about $20. With support for 5.2.2-channel Dolby Atmos, AirPlay, Chromecast, Spotify, and Tidal, this receiver provides a fantastic hub for cranking out tunes. Its HDMI ports are capable of 4K/60Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision, and more. Rated 4/5 stars.

Media Receivers Stories July 1, 2013

ONKYO TX-NR616 7.2-Channel THX Certified Network A/V Receiver $300 Shipped (Reg. $350)

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Newegg has the ONKYO TX-NR616 7.2-Channel THX Certified Network A/V Receiver for just $300 with free shipping after coupon code EMCYTZT3726.  That is $50 below the average selling price and a whopping $400 less than the inflated MSRP.  This receiver has full access to streaming services such as Pandora, Slacker, SiriusXM and several others via a LAN connection or wirelessly with the addition of an adapter.  Features include a direct digital USB connection for iPhone/iPod connectivity, THX Select2 Plus certified 115 Watts per channel, and 8 HDMI ports with support for 3D and 4K content.

Apple users rejoice. The ONKYO TX-NR616 remote can control an Apple TV and mobile apps provide convenient control over your entertainment system.

CNET called this receiver a “tremendous value,” more on that in the video review.

Media Receivers Stories April 24, 2013

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Harman Kardon has unveiled two new entries in their extensive lineup of  audio and video receivers.  The AVR 2700 and AVR 3700 support network connectivity and feature Apple AirPlay and 4K video scaling. Even better you can control each unit via the free Harman Kardon Remote iOS app. Users can expect superb performance thanks to “the acclaimed Harman Kardon high-current, ultrawide bandwidth amplifier design for top sonic performance.” Both new receivers boast “eight HDMI inputs with full 3D compatibility and high-resolution Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio format decoding.”

The AVR 2700 retails for $799.95 while the AVR 3700 is $999.95. There aren’t too many fundamental differences between the two models but a couple of the upgrades certainly seem worthwhile. The AVR 3700 provides 7.2-channel surround sound with 125 watts per channel compared to the AVR 2700‘s 7.1-channel surround and 100 watts per channel. While both support network connectivity, only the AVR 3700 supports WiFi.

Both receivers are available now. expand full story

Media Receivers Stories March 20, 2013

HP Wireless Audio Streaming Transmitter for $55 + free shipping

HP Home & Office Store offers its HP Wireless Audio Streaming Transmitter, model no. QF299AA#ABC, for $69.99. Coupon code “DEALNEWS15” cuts it to $54.99. With free shipping, that’s tied with our mention from last month and the lowest total price we could find by $19. Sales tax is added where applicable. This transmitter connects to a PC via USB and streams audio to almost any speaker. It features a 100-foot wireless range.

Media Receivers Stories March 16, 2013

Apple TV Media Receiver for $84 + free shipping

J&R via Rakuten Shopping offers the Apple TV Media Receiver, model no. MD199LL/A, for $99. Coupon code “15OFF” cuts it to $84. With free shipping, that’s tied with our mention from two weeks ago (which required padding) and the lowest total price we could find by $15. (It’s also the best price we’ve seen for this model since Black Friday weekend, when Fry’s offered it for $79 with pickup.) This latest-generation Apple TV displays 1080p video and features Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo, and Flickr integration, Airplay support, 802.11n wireless, Ethernet, HDMI, USB, and more.

Media Receivers Stories March 13, 2013

WD TV Play 1080p HD Media Player for $49 + free shipping

BuyDig via Rakuten Shopping offers the Western Digital WD TV Play 1080p HD Media Player, model no. WDBMBA0000NBK-HESN, for $68.99. Coupon code “GET20PC” cuts the price to $48.99. With free shipping, that’s the lowest total price we could find by $20. This media player is network-ready, which allows for content streaming from sites such as YouTube, Spotify, or Facebook via Ethernet. You can also plug in a USB drive and stream its content in 1080p via an HDMI output.

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