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Sherwood unveils new RD-705i AV receiver

Sherwood unveils new RD-705i AV receiver

Sherwood has unveiled its latest home theater AV receiver called the RD-705i. The new receiver has a wide range of features like UPnP and the ability to stream content from the internet directly to your speakers. The receiver supports Pandora, Aupeo, Reciva, Shoutcast, and other streaming music services.

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Sony flagship ES Receivers and Blu-ray player debut

Sony flagship ES Receivers and Blu-ray player debut

Sony has revealed its latest range of A/V receivers and Blu-ray players, with the new models having a custom integration focus.  The Sony STR-DA3600ES, STR-DA4600ES and STR-DA5600ES all support multi-room playback, with 7.1-channels, HDMI 1.4a inputs/outputs and 3D support, while the STR-DN2010 is set up for a single room.  Meanwhile there's also the Sony BDP-S1700ES, a Full HD 1080p Blu-ray player with 3D support, integrated WiFi b/g/n and upscaling.

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Onkyo TX-NR5008 and NR3008 flagship streaming receivers outed

Onkyo TX-NR5008 and NR3008 flagship streaming receivers outed

Onkyo's latest pair of network-enabled A/V receivers have been outed, the TX-NR5008 and TX-NR3008, complete with eight HDMI 1.4a inputs, THX Ultra2 Plus certification, network audio streaming, multi-room and 3D support, and 1080p HD upscaling.  As well as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio support, the 9.2-channel Onkyo pair also work with Audyssey DSX or Dolby Pro Logic IIz, for boosted height or width channels.  Meanwhile there's Pandora, Rhapsody, Napster, Slacker and other streaming radio, via the ethernet port, together with DLNA 1.5 for funnelling content within the home.

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Pioneer Elite SC-37,VSX-30, VSX-31, and VSX-32 AV receivers debut

Pioneer Elite SC-37,VSX-30, VSX-31, and VSX-32 AV receivers debut

Pioneer has debuted six new AV receivers for home theater fans including the new Elite SC-37, VSX-30, VSX-31, and VSX-32 units. The line has some lower priced units as well as the high-end SC-37 flagship receiver.

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Denon A/V Receivers outed: 5.1 and 7.1 surround, optional internet access

Denon A/V Receivers outed: 5.1 and 7.1 surround, optional internet access

As well as Denon's pair of new "universal" Blu-ray players, the company also has a double-handful of A/V receivers to announce too.  The Denon AVR-991, AVR-891, AVR-791, AVR-591 and the AVR-391 are all "home theater" models and will begin to show up on shelves from May 2010, while there are two new 7.1-channel premium models, the AVR-1911 and AVR-1611, and three "CI-class" receivers for custom integrators, the AVR-4311CI, AVR-3311CI and AVR-2311CI.  All get HDMI v1.4a Repeater Inputs with 3D (supporting all mandated formats), an Audio Return Channel and CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) support, while some pack multi-room audio and HD audio from Dolby and DTS.

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Pioneer VSX-920-K, VSX-1020-K & VSX-1120-K 7.1 receivers get iPhone remote support

Pioneer VSX-920-K, VSX-1020-K & VSX-1120-K 7.1 receivers get iPhone remote support

Pioneer certainly seem to love iPod touch/iPhone integration; their latest batch of A/V receivers are the third generation of models to include support for the touchscreen devices.  The Pioneer VSX-920-K, VSX-1020-K and VSX-1120-K each offer 7.1-channels of surround sound and can - via a USB hook-up - play back content from an attached Apple PMP; new to these models, however, is compatibility with the Pioneer's iControlAV App, that turns an iPhone or iPod touch into a touchscreen remote.  They also boast support for Bluetooth A2DP stereo audio streaming, to funnel music from any A2DP-compliant device.

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Onkyo TX-SR608 AV receiver is THX certified and 3D-ready

Onkyo TX-SR608 AV receiver is THX certified and 3D-ready

Onkyo has some of the best AV gear in the business and sits right at the top of my personal home theater wish list. Onkyo offers a wide range of gear including AV receivers and home theater in a box systems. Onkyo has debuted its latest AV receiver called the TX-SR608.

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Sony debuts new AV receiver for multi-room content

Sony is a big name in the consumer electronics industry and makes some great HDTVs, receivers, and Blu-ray players. Sony has unveiled a new AV receiver designed to help users get HD video and content throughout the home. The new receiver is the STR-DA5500ES.

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