How do you get the most out of your HDTV? Add sound to match the widescreen image. Yes, you could add a soundbar or a home-theater-in-a-box system as I suggested Monday, or you can add speakers to an AV receiver, as I suggested yesterday. Here are 10 new AVRs affordably priced between $250 and $500.
This inexpensive 5.1 channel receiver includes four HDMI jacks, three in the back and one in the front. Why is it so inexpensive? It includes no component cable input jacks to connect a DVD player – you'll need to buy a Blu-ray player instead (if you don't already have one).