From playing music to delivering surround sound thrills, today's receivers offer more than ever. Learn how to find a model that's right for you.
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.
HDMI can carry full 1080p video and high-resolution surround sound. It's also your only choice for 3D TV. Learn about other HDMI features, and get tips on choosing cables.
Like a fine orchestra, a home theater receiver needs to tune up before it performs. Fortunately, most receivers come with auto setup.
Because most people, from surround sound novices to A/V experts, find new formats a little confusing, we've provided a quick description of how each format works.
What is Apple AirPlay?
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...
So what's it like to use Apple's AirPlay? Kristen shares some ways it works with her home system and how she uses AirPlay at her friends' homes, too!
In this article, we'll give you the information you need to choose the right type of audio or video connection, and tips on finding a good, high-quality cable.
Learn about the features and technical specifications found on many of today's receivers.
How much power do I need? Do I have to connect my video sources to my receiver? Do I need a 3D-ready receiver for my 3D TV?
Crutchfield Writing Team
In Crutchfield's Home A/V Connections Photo Gallery, you'll find pictures of the plugs, ports, and jacks commonly used for hooking up home audio/video gear — HDTVs, Blu-ray players, receivers, and more.
Learn about the key things you should consider when buying speaker cable.
Crutchfield Writing Team
There are many types of connections you may encounter when setting up your new A/V system. Find out what it all means.
Dolly, Mac and Tara discuss the features available in home theater receivers, and the best way to choose one that's right for you.
During a training session at Crutchfield, Denon shows us how to use Apple AirPlay on Denon networkable receivers.
J.R., Crutchfield sales advisor, shows us the Denon setup wizard makes setting up a home theater receiver fast and easy.
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...
Can a receiver that's loaded with sophisticated features be easy for the whole family to operate? To find out, David Brown tested the Sony STR-DA2800ES in the Crutchfield Lab.
Crutchfield graphic designer Tami puts together a home theater system that sounds great without taking over her living space.
While many home theater receivers have five powered channels for surround speakers, most are now made with seven. Receivers offer choices about what to do with the "extra" channels.