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Good value 5:1 AV receiver
on 7 January 2014
At £219.00 through Amazon at least a £100.00 saving on many retailers. Airplay through the LAN connection is very useful, can play my i-tunes music from any of my Macs on the network. Had a little trouble at first making a HDMI connection between my older Sony Bravia TV, but that was sorted using a better quality High Speed HDMI lead, also no audio return channel (ARC) from the TV, but sorted using a stereo phono lead from TV to the receiver. Good sound quality and easy to set up. I paired this with the well rated and good value Pioneer S-HS 100 5.1 6ohm speaker set, also from Amazon, so very pleased with the overall result. Smooth sound with plenty of control and connectivity.
Network extension to the receiver can be easily achieved if you have a spare mains socket nearby. I used a TP-Link TL-WPA4220KIT which has the added benefit of two ethernet ports, one for the receiver and one for a Roku 3 streaming device. I've always found wired to be better than wireless for streaming BBC i-player, Netflix, NOW, etc