Home Theater: Receivers
Video: Back of a Receiver
Receivers are the babe of your home theater set up, their your all in connection console. There is a different variety of them and you’re bound to find one that meets your needs. It has multiple inputs for all your devices such as DVD’s, VCR’s, cable boxes, video game consoles and more.
There are many companies that make receivers, some are cheaper versions that don’t include as many ports and features. Here are some of the tops brands:
What you need to look for in a receiver:
- Surround sound capabilities like 5.1 or 7.1.
- How much power per channel.
- The quality of sound processing.
- Number of high definiton video inputs like HDMI, DVI and comonent inputs.
- Number of standard definition video inputs.
- Number of digital audio connections.
- Number of standard analog audio connections.
- Multi-channel line level inputs
- HDMI and what specification,1.1, 1.2, or 1.3.
- Output to a Zone 2 or Zone 3 and the restrictions of the output.
- Independent zone outputs.
- SD video upconversion to DVI or HDMI.
- Audio upconversion from analog to digital.
- Independent volume trim for each input.
- Audio delay for adjusting lip sync issues.
- Satellite radio ready so you can listen to more stations.
- THX certificatio. Best in the house.
- Dobly Digital Support.
- Dobly TrueHD Support.
- AM/FM tuner.
- HD radio capable.
It can be difficult to set up the home theater, when you’re looking at hooking up a receiver. When you look at the back of one, you’ll be lost for a second before you figure out what to do. Believe me, the manual is your best friend. I’ve also attacked a video to this guide to help you see how to set up the receiver.
Video Guide: Setting up Receiver: (brought to you by ExpertVillage)
- Home Theater Layout Tips
- Equipment needed to start
- Connecting TV to the Receiver
- Connecting Audio Cables
- Sound Inputs
- Cables and Wires
- Speaker Positioning
- Video Cables
- Connector Cables
- Speakers Guide
Home Theater Connection Diagram:
I really hope you enjoyed learning about the different technologies offered in the Audio/Video world. I wanted show you the different technologies within the televisions and cables so you can better understand what you need for your complete home theater setup. I know it can be a little difficult to unerstand the differences in TV, and also what cables will offer you the best quality. After all you want to make sure you use your money wisely. This is only one of the few guides I will make in the near future as the technology changes.
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