Looking for a multifunction AV receiver

default -- Thu, 08/06/2009 - 15:41

I am not an expert in the topic, but I do know what I want and I wanted to know if anyone can help.
I am looking for an AV receiver which has all standard features of a modern AV receiver and which also has an iPod connection integrated to the system and a wireless connection for internet radio. Preferably a 7.1 system.

Chris Martens -- Fri, 08/07/2009 - 11:54

 In looking over your A/V receiver requirements, I'd say that any number of units get close to meeting your requirements, but for two caveats:
 
1) Most Internet-enabled AVRs provide a conventional RJ-45 Ethernet connection jack rather than Wi-Fi connections, and
 
2) Most manufacturers offer iPod docks as extra-cost add-on accessories that typically plug in to a connection jack on the rear panel of the AVR (I speculate that the concept of the separate dock is an economic necessity given Apple licensing requirements).
 
But, if you can live with these two minor obstacles, there are good choices available from virtually all of the major players in the AVR marketplace.
 
Best,
 
Chris Martens 

Chris Martens
Editor, Avguide.com/Playback/The Perfect Vision 

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