Sherwood's RD-7503 7.1 channel audio/video receiver with HDMI 1.3 is ideal for switching between inputs and encoding formats to produce brilliant, accurate sound. With Dolby True-HD, the RD-7503 delivers the sounds that make home-theater realistic. HDTV and Blu-Ray are more than just great images. they are also about sound. TV delivers 5.1 channels while Blu-Ray is capable up to 7.1 channels. If you don't have a surround sound component system, you're losing a great deal of what high-definition is about. The Sherwood RD-7503 advanced 7.1 channel audio/video receiver is the heart and mind of that component system, ready to deliver the best home-theater sound to your home entertainment system.
Review from Home Theater Magazine
Review from HomeTheaterMag.com: Sherwood RD-7503
In A/V receivers, as in so many other things, new technologies start in mid- to high-priced models and work their way down. Once they have fully penetrated all or most of a manufacturer’s line, consumers who are on a budget have the same access to, say, lossless surround that more upscale buyers do. Then we at Home Theater uncork bottle after bottle of champagne in wild celebration, peel grapes for one another, run up and down the hallway, and don’t get much done for a few days.