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From playing music in multiple rooms to delivering surround sound thrills, today's home theater receivers offer more than ever. But how much power do you need? How many channels? How many HDMI inputs? Learn how to find the receiver 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

Choosing the right HDMI cables can be tricky. Older cables don't support the latest features. To support 4K TV and HDR (High Dynamic Range) you'll need the latest HDMI 2.0 cables. We'll explain the different versions of HDMI, and we'll offer solutions to some common HDMI hookup problems.

A home stereo system built around an integrated amplifier is perfect for a serious music lover. Learn what to look for as you shop.

First, we show you how to build a fairly simple 2- or 3-room audio system using one receiver. Want sound in more than three rooms? It can get complicated, so you may want to consult an experienced system designer. To give you an idea of what's involved, we'll look at a typical 3-zone, 5-room system.

In this step-by-step guide, we'll simplify the process of setting up your home theater receiver. You'll learn about proper placement, cable connections, speaker calibration, network setup, and remote control hacks. When you're finished, you'll have an easy-to-use system that sounds terrific.

With a universal remote, you can consolidate all the remote controls for your home theater system and home automation into one device.

When rear speakers are out of the picture, is simulated surround sound a valid solution? We put Yamaha's new Virtual CINEMA FRONT surround processing to the test.

With a built-in digital-to-analog converter, Bluetooth, and its array of digital inputs, the NAD D 3020 is built for delivering high-fidelity sound.

With built-in Wi-Fi, a host of digital source options, and robust amplification, the NAD D 7050 amplifier can bring all your music together to make your speakers sing.

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