If I were starting my multichannel system all over again, the Rotel RMB-1585 would be a serious contender.
The Toshiba Symbio™ BDX6400 Blu-ray player is a mighty mite, featuring 4K upscaling, WiFi, 2D, 3D, DVD, and CD playback.
Boston Acoustics has entered the home theater surround speaker arena with a winning combination, its M series, that delivers big sound from small boxes.
LG comes up with a smart compact 3D Blu-ray Player, the BP620, that delivers excellent overall performance at a very reasonable price. With built-in WiFi and wired internet available, it will also stream most of the good stuff out there.
The Denon AVR-2313 In-Command Integrated AV Receiver represents a sweet spot in the new line of their 2012 AVR offerings, providing most of the goodies of its bigger brother AVR-3313CI, including 3D and 4K pass-through, and Audyssey MultiEQ room equalization, all at a nice price.
Denon updates its top entry in the “In-Command” AV Receiver line with the AVR-3313CI model, adding a third HDMI output, and most seriously, 4K pass-through. A great hub for home theater with Audyssey MultiEQ XT software, and the potential for 7.2 surround sound, the AVR-3313CI is an excellent value for performance at this level.
Denon’s DBT-1713UD Universal Audio/Video Player is a study in versatility, excellent performance, unfussy set up, and good build quality. It provides internet streaming apps like VUDU, Hulu and Netflix, but surprisingly lacks a full assortment of analog outputs or wireless operation.
Toshiba introduces a smart little BD/DVD player, the BDX5300, with a most appealing sticker price, that simply boots up and plays video and audio discs flawlessly.
For those who want high flexibility with universal source compatibility and terrific audio and video performance, the Rotel RSX 1562 will fill the bill.
McIntosh Laboratories has introduced its statement audio/video player. The MVP891 is easily one of the best built and performing universal players tested to date.