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Experience The Latest Surround Sound Formats
The amazing image quality of DVD is only half the movie-watching experience. Most DVD movies have high-impact, theater-quality Dolby Digital® or DTS® soundtracks that require a powerful audio system for faithful reproduction, and this receiver can process such soundtracks and make the most of your viewing experience.
Digital Recordings Sound Like the Original Performance
When MP3s and movie soundtracks are created, higher frequencies are lost due to the limited frequency response of compressed digital audio. Most of these frequencies can't be heard by human ears, but their presence conveys subtle nuances. When they're missing in a digital recording, it doesn't quite sound the same as the live performance. Our multi re-master feature examines the audio signal and helps compensate for these lost frequencies, providing sound quality closer to the original performance.
Powerful and Accurate Surround Sound
The amplifier built into this home theater receiver pumps out high power levels for driving our speakers at satisfying volumes with low distortion. You'll feel like you're in the front row at your local multiplex as the sounds from Dolby Digital® and DTS® soundtracks travel all around you.
Connect and Switch Between Multiple A/V Sources
This receiver has multiple audio/video inputs to handle all your source devicesTV, VCR, DVD player, cable box, and more. It even functions as a source selector, allowing you to connect multiple video sources to the receiver and run a single audio/video connection to just one of your TV's audio/video inputs. No more flipping through video inputs on your TV.
Control Many Different Components With One Remote
Fumbling through a pile of remotes in the dark is a pain. Clean up the mess and take control of your system with the included universal remote control, which can command many different brands and types of components after some simple programming. It even lights up so you can see the buttons in the dark.
Quick Connection of a Camcorder or Game System
The front audio/video input makes it simple to temporarily hook up an additional source component, such as a camcorder or video game system.
|This Product Is ENERGY STAR® Qualified|
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This receiver sounds beautiful, and is able to handle my 4 ohm axiom m80 towers with ease. I just bought an hdmi switcher to give me more hdmi connections, I may go with this setup... Read morePublished on September 27, 2011 by KG
A great unit for the price and it syncs well with my Pansonic Plasma and Pansonic DVD/VHS combo recorder/Player. The bummer is the surround portion pooped out about a month ago. Read morePublished on January 29, 2011 by Philippe Jean Jorat
I purchase in 2007 after extensive searches trying to find a quality receiver at a decent price. I can honestly say that I am very happy with my purchase.Published on June 29, 2010 by Smart Shopper
since i already have a sa-xr55, i knew what i was getting into when i bought the sa-xr57. the 57 looks better than the 55. Read morePublished on July 3, 2009 by N. Chandran
After reading so many reviews complaining about its video features, I still decided to go with XR57, the successor to XR55 THE GREAT simply because of the great audio output and... Read morePublished on August 4, 2008 by St.Louis Rams
5 star sound, 2 star interface
Bottom line: this receiver sounds great - but has a very clumsy interface, and doesn't fully support `Viera Link'. Read more
As I reviewed the listing for this product, it was not clear what resolutions it supported. if you have 1080p in your plans (and who doesn't), this is the wrong choice according... Read morePublished on July 28, 2008 by W. Walcott
I was looking diligently for a home theater receiver that didn't require previous Jet Fighter Pilot experience to navigate through the numerous features. Read morePublished on July 20, 2008 by James R. Torrico
Bought this when my trusty marantz died. This was cheaper but it sounds just as good or better. Has some great features like duel amping, and bi amping as well as flexible bass... Read morePublished on February 28, 2008 by Andrew Houge