An AV receiver is not just an amplifier, it's actually more of a home cinema hub. It connects to your TV, your speakers and your sources (Blu-ray player, set-top box, games consoles etc.), and makes sure the right picture is displayed on the TV and the right sound comes out of the speakers. In addition to making sure you get incredible surround sound, most AV receivers will improve picture quality too.
The networking and streaming capabilities found on many receivers mean you can access internet radio, play music wirelessly from your phone and more. It may well be that your TV or Blu-ray player has this functionality too, but these are optimised for video and photos, not for tip-top sound quality. What's really great is being able to control these functions intuitively from your smartphone or tablet.
Even though the technology is complex, AV receivers are actually really easy to use. Setting them up can take a bit of time, but thankfully it's mostly automated, with guides that take you through the process step by step. For the ultimate piece of mind, we can take care of installation for you and walk you through how it all works once it's primed and ready to go.
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