Love the cinematic experience but not the ticket prices? If you want to turn your living room into a home cinema, you may just need to pick up an AV receiver.Why? Because even buying the best TV doesn't guarantee great audio. If you want cinema-quality sound that matches the flatscreen you just bought, do yourself, and your favorite movies and games, a favor – and buy an AV receiver instead.Not up to speed on the latest and greatest in receiver tech? Don't worry. AVRs basically serve as the brains behind your AV setup. They'll take the audio track from whatever TV show, movie, CD or video game you've got going, process the audio and send it post-haste to any connected speakers you have. AVRs are the only way to power 5.1 and 7.1 speaker setups outside of a soundbar, and host a bevy of ports that allow you to keep all your devices connected 24/7. This is critically important because the best AV receivers are essentially the central base that all of your entertainment … [Read more...] about Best AV receiver 2018: which home cinema AV receiver should you buy?
Amazon is currently selling the Yamaha RX-V485BL 5.1-Channel 4K AV Receiver for just $329. That is good for $70 off of its regular price, or around 18-percent. That is not a huge discount here, but it is one of the first discounts that this particular model has received. That makes this a really good time to pick up this receiver and add it to your entertainment center at home. The Yamaha RX-V485BL 5.1-Channel 4K AV Receiver is a great receiver to pick up for a few reasons. Firstly because it does support 4K pass-through, which is important for using with 4K TVs. It is a 5.1-channel system, so you can have a nice surround sound system plugged in. It also supports WiFi, Bluetooth, Airplay, Spotify Connect and MusicCast here, so you can do multi-room audio with this receiver. Unfortunately, it does not support Google's Chromecast, at least not yet. That could come in an update to this receiver. With MusicCast you can add up to 20 speakers to your system and really have some … [Read more...] about Yamaha RX-V485BL 5.1-Channel 4K AV Receiver $329
Newegg Flash is discounting the Pioneer VSX532 5.1-channel AV receiver today, and it is pairing it with a $20 gift card, bringing the price to $199. That is down from its regular price of $279, resulting in a 27-percent discount here. That makes this a great time to pick up this receiver, especially if you've been looking for one for your entertainment setup. The Pioneer VSX532 is a great option, since it does have 4K Passthrough, it also has Dolby Audio and DTS-HD support, which is going to give you some pretty good sounding audio out of this receiver. It's not Dolby Atmos, unfortunately, but you will still get Dolby-optimized audio here. There is also a front-facing USB port on this receiver, so you can access it without having to plug it in from the back. There is also Bluetooth support for streaming music and such, through this Pioneer receiver. This is a good receiver to pick up if you are looking to up your entertainment game at home, or even setup a home theater. The Pioneer … [Read more...] about Pioneer VSX532 5.1 Ch AV Receiver + $20 GC For $199
By Malcolm Owen Monday, October 15, 2018, 05:29 am PT (08:29 am ET) The final arrival of Dolby Atmos support on the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K after a long delay may have been welcomed by AV enthusiasts, but there are a small number of complaints from users who are experiencing audio problems when using Apple's set-top box with their Pioneer equipment. Posts on the Apple support forum as well as the AVS Forum claim the Pioneer Elite VSXLX503/US receiver is having issues playing movies from the Apple TV that use Dolby Atmos. While this specific receiver is capable of processing Dolby Atmos audio from other sources, it seems to be having issues dealing with sound using the same format stemming from the Apple TV. An AppleInsider reader reports a similar issue for his Pioneer SX-LX58 receiver, noting the same lack of audio as well as the status on the receiver's display failing to show the usual Dolby Atmos status. While they have used a media center PC and can play Blu-ray discs with … [Read more...] about Small number of Pioneer AV receivers have issues with Apple TV Dolby Atmos support
Developing an autonomous vehicle is much more than figuring out how to get from Point A to Point B without a driver. Some of the development you might not think about -- how to react to emergency vehicles, for example -- takes place at sites dedicated to this kind of research, like Mcity in Michigan. And soon, there'll be a similar research and development center in Arizona.Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced today that he has signed an executive order creating the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM). It will be a sprawling research-and-development center that will allow companies to focus on solving problems related to creating autonomous vehicles. The problems will focus on the liability and regulatory side of things -- the stuff that the public rarely thinks about.This is a huge undertaking, and both public and private groups have signed on. Intel announced that it's the first major private partner, and a number of public institutions will chip in, too, including the Arizona … [Read more...] about Institute for Automated Mobility offers AV research, testing space in Arizona