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From playing music to delivering surround sound thrills, today's home theater 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

We take you step by step through Apple's wireless streaming system, showing you how it's used, and what it all means to you.

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

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

Apple Airplay uses iTunes or portables like your iPhone to stream music wirelessly. We provide a quick overview of how you can use Airplay in your home.

Share music from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Go wireless with Bluetooth, AirPlay or multi-room Wi-Fi speakers, or wired with powered speakers, or speaker docks.

Spotify® Connect
by Jeff Miller

Learn about the benefits of Spotify Connect, a wireless way to play Spotify through select A/V receivers and powered speakers.

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.

Why bi-amp your speakers?
by Kramer Crane

If you've purchased a seven-channel home theater receiver in the last couple of years, you may have a lot of amplifier power just going to waste.

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