Let’s be real – not a lot of people would say no to having a home theatre system installed in their house. It’s just one of those things everyone can get obsessed with. And why shouldn’t you get one? Think about it – you will not have to buy overpriced tickets in cinemas, actually you won’t even need to leave the house. You can just have the full cinematic experience in the comfort of your home. What’s more? You can even play all the games you want, utilizing your widescreen LCD and your A/V receivers which provide you with remarkable vision and sound.




The audio/video receiver, or the A/V receiver as individuals interested in a home cinema system commonly know it these days, is the backbone of the framework. It is actually quite similar to the amplifier and recipient assembly in literally all stereo systems.


Basically, the main task of an A/V receiver is to get signals from different input gadgets, such as DVD player, a VCR or even a satellite dish. It basically translates and intensifies the collected signals and after that sends them to your television and audio framework – which can be considered the output gadgets.


In simpler words, we can say that a home theater’s main hub is the A/V receiver. It controls and runs the entire experience of your home theatre system.




One of the main tasks of an A/V receiver is that it switches and connects every single one of your audio sources. This means that in your home theatre system, all audio sources ought to interface with your A/V receiver. In other terms, if you want to select the source of your audio, or even switch it if you have multiple sources, the preamplifier segment of the A/V receiver is what will help you do it effectively.


Another thing that the A/V receiver is in charge of is managing your video sources, that is, connecting/associating and switching between sources of the videos you want to play. This happens because you’re A/V receiver is directly connected to all your video source gadgets, which is then associated to your gadget showcasing your video. This layout extraordinarily disentangles the choice of video sources which are available, especially when you need to play a show recorded on a PVR (for example, a TiVo), or a DVD, or literally anything else you want to stream. Most of the time, users get to choose whatever they want to watch on the remote that comes with the A/V receiver and usually don’t really need to change anything that is being showcased.


An A/V receiver is also responsible for intensifying the sound signals emitted by your numerous speakers in order to keep them running. A receiver contains around five modes of amplification to run and give power to your surround sound speakers.


Investing in an A/V receiver is going to be one of your best investments as it can really enhance your entire home theatric experience.