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.
Like the Denon AVR-1513, you get four HDMI inputs on this 5.1 channel entry-level AVR, and lacks component video input jacks to connect a DVD player. But unlike the Denon, you get a front USB jack to directly connect an iPhone or iPod.