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Articles & Videos: Home Theater Receivers

From playing music to delivering surround sound thrills, today's audio video receivers offer more than ever. Learn how to find the one that's best for you.

What's the best place to set up your home theater receiver? This article offers helpful tips for deciding on the perfect spot.

HDMI cables buying guide
by Steve Kindig

HDMI connections deliver outstanding picture and sound quality. This article explains how HDMI works and how to choose the right cables for your gear.

Devices that support HDCP 2.2 copy protection are more likely to be compatible with current and future 4K content, so it's worth taking a few minutes to understand it.

In this article, we'll explain the ins and outs of setting up your receiver, so you can get all the audio and video performance you paid for.

Like a fine orchestra, a home theater receiver needs to tune up before it performs. Fortunately, most receivers come with auto setup.

Intro to Apple AirPlay
by Ralph Graves

Apple Airplay® is a feature of Apple’s iTunes® program (version 10 or later). It’s a way to wirelessly stream content from an Apple portable (iPhone®, iPod...

You want to get the most out of your gear. Noise and interference compromise signals from your source components, resulting in a sub par listening or viewing experienc

Curious about how Dolby Atmos can elevate a home theater's sound? We were — so we set up a system with Pioneer Elite equipment and gathered our experts to listen.

You'll need a few things to enjoy Dolby Atmos in your home theater, which our expert Eric explains in this short video.

Receivers glossary
by Dave Bar

Learn about the features and technical specifications found on many of today's receivers.

There are many types of connections you may encounter when setting up your new A/V system. Find out what it all means!