What is an AV Receiver and How Does it Work in Home Theater?

    1. An audio/video receiver commonly known as an AV receiver is the brain of your home theater system.
    2. It coordinates all components of your home theater system to bring out a harmonious smooth sound and video.
    3. It stands at the center of input components such as the Blu-ray player, USB, and output components like the TV and speakers.
    4. It relays sound to the subwoofers and speakers, as well as video to your TV screen, monitor, or projector.
    5. AV receivers come in different classifications labeled with a series of numbers, for example, 7.1, 5.1, e.t.c.
    6. The first number represents the number of audio channels supported by the AV receiver.
    7. Modern content especially movies is produced with multiple audio channels.
    8. These are distinct sounds produced by speakers to provide depth and ambiance in order to create a surround sound effect.
    9. The next number refers to the number of subwoofers supported by the AV receiver for bass.
    10. For a 7.1 AV receiver, for instance, it means it can support 7 audio channels and 1 subwoofer.
    11. An AV receiver can be connected to the TV using an HDMI cable.


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