Saturday, August 18, 2007

My A/V Receiver Wishlist

Finally got a chance to spend some time thinking about the A/V Receivers that I would like to buy next to upgrade my old Yamaha R-V1103 receiver which I have had for about 10 years now. I must say I felt I got my money's worth with my old receiver but now with the advent of new technology it was time to upgrade.

The main criteria for selecting the receiver was:

1.) Must cost under $1600 (comparative price in India with taxes)
2.) Must have HDMI 1.3 with HDMI switching
3.) Must have 1080p upscaling
4.) Must have Ethernet port
5.) Must have streaming capability from PC's on my home network
6.) Must have iPod Docking

The top 3 receivers on my list based on the features I was looking for are (click on the images below for product details):

1.) Sony STR-DA5300ES Home Theater A/V Receiver (7.1 channel)

2.) RX-V1800 Home Theater Receiver (7.1 Channel)

3.) Denon AVR-3808CI (7.1 channel)

I will add to this list as I find other contenders - watch this space.