10 Best receiver of 2018

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  • 7.2 Channel AV receiver with 105W per Channel (8ohms, 20Hz -...
  • 170 W/Ch. (6 Ohms, 1 kHz, 10% THD, 1 Channel Driven, FTC);...
  • Supports 5.2.2-Channel Dolby Atmos and DTS:X playback or...
  • HDMI 6 In / 1 Out Supporting 4K/60 Hz, HDR10, Dolby Vision,...
  • 5.1-Channel surround sound
  • Bluetooth for wireless music streaming
  • High dynamic range (HDR) and BT .2020 compatibility
  • Ultra HD (4K/60p/4:4:4) pass-through with HDCP 2.2
  • Advanced Sound Retriever for dynamic response from...
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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  • Powerful 7 Channel discrete amplifier. Featuring high...
  • HEOS wireless multi-room music streaming, controlled by free...
  • Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold...
  • 7.2-channel surround sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS: x
  • Zone 2 Audio with extra bass, volume equalizer, party mode...
  • Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold...
  • HEOS wireless music streaming technology with HEOS app >...
  • 7.2 Channel AV receiver with 105W per Channel (8ohms, 20Hz -...
  • 210 W/Ch (6 Ohms), 100 W/Ch (8 Ohms),DTS:X and Dolby Atmos®...
  • Supports 5.2.2-Channel Dolby Atmos and DTS:X playback or...
  • HDMI® 7 In / 2 Out Including 1 Front (HDCP 2.2 / HDR),HDR10...
  • Powerful 5 Channel discrete amplifier. Featuring high...
  • Equipped with 5 HDMI inputs, the AVR-S530BT features support...
  • Built-in Bluetooth. Thanks to built-in Bluetooth, you can...
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receiver Guide

The radio and TV reception by means of satellite dishis still very popular, after all, it offers significant advantages over other types of reception. The cost of buying the technology like parabolic mirrors and receiver only arrive once. Monthly fees such as cable or Internet reception does not exist unless pay-TV offers are desired. In spite of all this, users do not have to do without quality when it comes to satellite reception. Because in the meantime numerous satellite-speaking HD stations are available via satellite in addition to SD stations from all over the world. They offer a crystal-clear picture and thus the best TV enjoyment. But to get the most out of the satellite dish is a fitting one receiver required. The market offers many different models in this segment, from simple digital receivers via HDTV receivers to new UHD or 4K receivers. Since the selection can be difficult.

HDTV receivers ensure a razor-sharp TV picture

TV programs in HD quality promise an excellent TV experience. In addition to an HDTV-capable TV, an HDTV receiver or DVB-S2 receiver is required for their reception. The connection between TV set and receiver ideally takes place via a HDMI cable(„High Definition Multimedia Interface“). HDMI is capable of delivering the receiver’s signal in Full HD resolution (1080p) to the TV, ensuring the best possible picture. For connecting to older TVs, many HDTV receivers such as the Xoro HRS 8660 have an alternative SCART connection. However, it should be noted that SCART can not transmit the signal in HD quality to the TV and it comes with this transmission to significant losses in image quality.

Recording programs and Timeshift

More and more HDTV receivers support the handy timeshift function (time-shifted TV). It makes it possible with an external USB hard disk or a USB stickto stop the current TV program and to fast forward and rewind. The benefits of this feature are especially evident in live sports events and movies. On receiver Supporting Timeshift is the popular model of the Comag SL 40. Additionally, this and other receivers with a USB port can record broadcasts and movies. Corresponding models are offered commercially with the addition of PVR or PVR-ready. Some devices such as the TechniSat S2 are also called DVR or DVR-ready. The abbreviation stands for „Digital Video Recorder“. These devices also allow you to record digital TV and radio broadcasts on an external USB hard drive.

So that the recorded programs can later be played back smoothly, the USB storage medium should at least support the USB 2.0 standard. That means it at least:

– a reading speed of 20 Mbit / s
– a write speed of 35 Mbit / s

offers. In addition, the connected USB hard disk should be empty, as most HDTV receivers format the storage medium on first use and erase all contents.

Integration into the home network

newer receiver are equipped with Ethernet ports and / or WLAN and can be easily integrated into the home network. Devices with DLNA allow data exchange with other devices in the home network. This makes it easy to bring your own pictures and videos to the TV set. Connected to the Internet, receivers such as the TechniSat TechniCorder ISO STC can use additional web services such as YouTube. This is especially worthwhile if it is not a so-called TV Smart TVthat has a built-in Internet connection.

Additional programs through Pay TV

For an additional monthly fee, the range of SD and HD channels and radio stations can be significantly expanded. This requires Sky or HD + certified receivers or those with a CI + interface. receivers such as the Telestar Teledigi 4 HD + are compatible with the HD pay-TV offering of private TV providers and already bring along an HD + access card for half a year. Occasionally, the receivers also contain releases for a whole year. To access the range of programs offered by Sky, a subscription with the pay-TV provider must be connected in addition to the receiver.

Four times higher resolution with 4K / UHD receivers

New to the market are 4K or UHD receivers like the Humax Digital UHD 4tune + Quad tuner, With them you can view crisp 4K contents from the home network via DLNA on the UHD-capable TV set. TV programs in 4K resolution are not yet available, but plans pay-TV channel Sky already the launch of a UHD channel. In any case, UHD or 4K belongs to the future.

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