5 Best Home Theater Receivers Under $500

5 Best Home Theater Receivers Under $500

Every man loves kicking back, remote in hand, for a movie marathon on a big, beautiful HDTV. But the true film or sports connoisseur knows that if you really want the ultimate viewing experience, you've also got to invest some money to create a quality sound.

If your viewing experience is still handicapped by an old audio receiver, a relatively inexpensive upgrade can bring your home entertainment to the next level. And many of the newer receivers have all the connections for your legacy devices (some even have LAN inputs) that you need to connect them to your home network.

Whether you have plans to max out with a 4K TV or just want to bring a cinema-level experience to your current TV, the hand-selected receivers below will provide you the best bang for your buck. On to the list...


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