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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for entry-level av receivers.

If you're looking for a home theater receiver to use with your TV, Blu-ray player, cable/satellite box, and other components, but don't want to spend a fortune on the gear, we've got you covered. Browse the top-ranked list of entry-level AV receivers below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Yamaha - RX-V4A 5.2-channel AV Receiver with 8K HDMI and MusicCast - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Entry level, but sounds good. It replaced a Denon AV receiver that didn’t last 2 years—-the Yamaha sounds much better....Simple easy to follow menu. Will run entry level speakers just fine. Not recommend for high end speakers though. ...Yamaha is the AV receiver to buy...Nice entry level receiver"

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    Bring the cinema home. This 5.2-channel AV receiver creates a powerful and advanced home theater experience with the latest in video and audio processing with Dolby Vision, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, wireless streaming and more.
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    "Entry level, but sounds good. It replaced a Denon AV receiver that didn’t last 2 years—-the Yamaha sounds much better....Simple easy to follow menu. Will run entry level speakers just fine. Not recommend for high end speakers though. ...Yamaha is the AV receiver to buy...Nice entry level receiver"

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    Bring the cinema home. This 5.2-channel AV receiver creates a powerful and advanced home theater experience with the latest in video and audio processing with Dolby Vision, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio, wireless streaming and more.
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  2. Yamaha - RX-V6A 7.2-channel AV Receiver with 8K HDMI and MusicCast - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Nice entry level speaker amplifier....Great entry level receiver. The Yamaha RX-V6A has many features only found on high end receivers."

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    The Highest Resolution. This 7.2-channel AV receiver boldly explores entertainment possibilities for an advanced home theater with the latest in video and audio including Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X, wireless streaming and more.
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    "Nice entry level speaker amplifier....Great entry level receiver. The Yamaha RX-V6A has many features only found on high end receivers."

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    The Highest Resolution. This 7.2-channel AV receiver boldly explores entertainment possibilities for an advanced home theater with the latest in video and audio including Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Atmos Height Virtualization, DTS:X, wireless streaming and more.
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  3. Marantz - NR1510 NR 5.2-Ch. Bluetooth Capable With HEOS 4K Ultra HD HDR Compatible A/V Home Theater Receiver - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Wonderful 4K AV Receiver...Marantz 4K AV Receiver NR1510 produce crisp and deep sounds. ...A definite step up from the typical entry level receivers. Also love it when changing the volume, it shows on the tv screen."

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    Experience detailed surround sound and video with this slim Marantz 5.2-channel Ultra HD AV receiver. HDMI connectivity supports high-definition media sources, and compatibility with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio technologies enable accurate reproduction of high-resolution audio. This Marantz 5.2-channel Ultra HD AV receiver works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri for seamless voice control. Includes HDMI 4K Ultra HD and 3D pass-through technologies for compatibility with 3D TVs, Blu-ray players and gaming consoles and 4K Ultra HD TVs.
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    "Wonderful 4K AV Receiver...Marantz 4K AV Receiver NR1510 produce crisp and deep sounds. ...A definite step up from the typical entry level receivers. Also love it when changing the volume, it shows on the tv screen."

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    Experience detailed surround sound and video with this slim Marantz 5.2-channel Ultra HD AV receiver. HDMI connectivity supports high-definition media sources, and compatibility with Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio technologies enable accurate reproduction of high-resolution audio. This Marantz 5.2-channel Ultra HD AV receiver works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri for seamless voice control. Includes HDMI 4K Ultra HD and 3D pass-through technologies for compatibility with 3D TVs, Blu-ray players and gaming consoles and 4K Ultra HD TVs.
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  4. Sony - STRAZ1000ES Premium ES 7.2 CH 8K A/V Receiver - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Nice entry level avr....My only complaint is at this level being an es and the price with zone 2 and 3 one should act as a true main out. ...Great Receiver...I would recommend anyone who games on a ps5 to match it with this receiver"

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    Elevate your home theater standards with Sony’s 7.2 CH 8K A/V Receiver featuring renowned ES quality. Designed for integrators with optimized configurability, flexible connectivity, and advanced IP control for leading control systems. The STR-AZ1000ES is the total package for audio/visual performance and installation friendly features.
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    "Nice entry level avr....My only complaint is at this level being an es and the price with zone 2 and 3 one should act as a true main out. ...Great Receiver...I would recommend anyone who games on a ps5 to match it with this receiver"

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    Elevate your home theater standards with Sony’s 7.2 CH 8K A/V Receiver featuring renowned ES quality. Designed for integrators with optimized configurability, flexible connectivity, and advanced IP control for leading control systems. The STR-AZ1000ES is the total package for audio/visual performance and installation friendly features.
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  5. Metra - Dash Kit for Select 2005-2010 Honda Odyssey DIN DDIN - Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "Great entry level product with basic features providing bluetooth capability...The angle is a little hard to deal with, but it provides view and access at a good enough level."

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    Make a new custom stereo fit appropriately in your 2005-10 Honda Odyssey with this Metra snap-in mount system. Its recessed DIN opening provides a clear view of the radio, and the storage pocket below the stereo opening provides a place to store small items. This Metra snap-in mount system is made of ABS plastic that complements the factory dash.
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    "Great entry level product with basic features providing bluetooth capability...The angle is a little hard to deal with, but it provides view and access at a good enough level."

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    Make a new custom stereo fit appropriately in your 2005-10 Honda Odyssey with this Metra snap-in mount system. Its recessed DIN opening provides a clear view of the radio, and the storage pocket below the stereo opening provides a place to store small items. This Metra snap-in mount system is made of ABS plastic that complements the factory dash.
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  6. Pioneer - In-dash Bluetooth® Audio Digital Media (ADM) Receiver - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "good sound and easy to use also make sure to download the pioneer app to navigate the receivers features, no need for cd, this receiver has usb, aux or bluetooth which i prefer and it automatic connects to my phone...Decent entry level radio"

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    The MVH-S322BT is designed to accommodate the Smartphone lifestyle. When using Pioneer Smart Sync with Amazon Alexa it opens a new world for this Digital Media Receiver. Using this application, you broaden your access may it be wired or wireless. The receiver had a built-in amplifier and is equipped with three RCA pre-outs at 4V each. It has a 13-band customizable graphic equalizer and when utilizing Pioneer Smart Sync increases to 31 bands. The crossover network for this receiver is Standard Mode only. Features include Pioneer Smart Sync App with Amazon Alexa, Pandora, and Spotify via Bluetooth, and USB direct control for iPhone.
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    "good sound and easy to use also make sure to download the pioneer app to navigate the receivers features, no need for cd, this receiver has usb, aux or bluetooth which i prefer and it automatic connects to my phone...Decent entry level radio"

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    The MVH-S322BT is designed to accommodate the Smartphone lifestyle. When using Pioneer Smart Sync with Amazon Alexa it opens a new world for this Digital Media Receiver. Using this application, you broaden your access may it be wired or wireless. The receiver had a built-in amplifier and is equipped with three RCA pre-outs at 4V each. It has a 13-band customizable graphic equalizer and when utilizing Pioneer Smart Sync increases to 31 bands. The crossover network for this receiver is Standard Mode only. Features include Pioneer Smart Sync App with Amazon Alexa, Pandora, and Spotify via Bluetooth, and USB direct control for iPhone.
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  7. Onkyo - TX-SR494 7.2-Channel A/V Receiver - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Unit basically works as described. Nice for an entry level unit....Excellent entry level receiver with Dolby Atmos. Works great with 5.1.2 setup with no issues. "

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    Escape the everyday with spatial surround-sound From easy Bluetooth® wireless streaming to the heart-pounding thrills of Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® soundtracks, the TX-SR494 deepens enjoyment of daily life with great sound and smart features. Seven channels of high-current power give you freedom to choose a speaker layout that suits. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer* or DTS Virtual:X® place sound overhead or behind if you don’t want height or surround speakers and both Dolby Surround® and DTS Neural:X® are on board. Rear surrounds, bi-amped front speakers, or Powered Zone B audio are also an option. AccuEQ with subwoofer EQ and AccuReflex™ for 5.2.2-ch Dolby Atmos-enabled systems clarify sound in any space. As the heart of your home theater, the TX-SR494 has HDMI® terminals supporting HDR and 4K/60p video, while the GUI with OSD over HDMI, Zone B pre-/line-out, and Vocal Enhancer function make this receiver a joy to use as well as hear.
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    "Unit basically works as described. Nice for an entry level unit....Excellent entry level receiver with Dolby Atmos. Works great with 5.1.2 setup with no issues. "

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    Escape the everyday with spatial surround-sound From easy Bluetooth® wireless streaming to the heart-pounding thrills of Dolby Atmos® and DTS:X® soundtracks, the TX-SR494 deepens enjoyment of daily life with great sound and smart features. Seven channels of high-current power give you freedom to choose a speaker layout that suits. Dolby Atmos Height Virtualizer* or DTS Virtual:X® place sound overhead or behind if you don’t want height or surround speakers and both Dolby Surround® and DTS Neural:X® are on board. Rear surrounds, bi-amped front speakers, or Powered Zone B audio are also an option. AccuEQ with subwoofer EQ and AccuReflex™ for 5.2.2-ch Dolby Atmos-enabled systems clarify sound in any space. As the heart of your home theater, the TX-SR494 has HDMI® terminals supporting HDR and 4K/60p video, while the GUI with OSD over HDMI, Zone B pre-/line-out, and Vocal Enhancer function make this receiver a joy to use as well as hear.
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  8. Onkyo - TX-NR7100 9.2 Channel THX Certified Network A/V Receiver - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great upper level entry A/V receiver....Great upper level entry A/V receiver. Purchased for my media room with multiple gaming consoles and this works seamlessly with my myriad of devices....This is a great item the sound is great and has plenty of options for a mid level audio setup if you plan on getting a bigger setup say atmos 7.2.4 or larger you will need to step up to the next level up receiver but other that it works grewt"

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    Turn your home into a living media sanctuary with Onkyo TX-NR7100 9.2-channel Dynamic Audio Amplification (DAA) supporting 3D surround-sound and powered multi-zone audio together with the SMART AV Receiver suite for effortless voice-controllable entertainment via a Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa enabled device. HDMI® supports 8K/60p and dynamic HDR (including HDR10+ and Dolby Vision) passthrough to compatible TVs, projectors, or gaming monitors connected via eARC-ready Main Out. Be overwhelmed by the hyper-realistic THX® Certified Select reference experience, and explore the master-quality IMAX® Enhanced film library. Unique functions such as Front-to-Height stereo switching for ambient background listening, DSP vocal/dialog enhancement, and practical GUI functions simplify everyday operation. Whether you’re gaming, watching a favorite TV series, or streaming Hi-Res Audio, a richer emotional life awaits inside the Onkyo signature sound.
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    "Great upper level entry A/V receiver....Great upper level entry A/V receiver. Purchased for my media room with multiple gaming consoles and this works seamlessly with my myriad of devices....This is a great item the sound is great and has plenty of options for a mid level audio setup if you plan on getting a bigger setup say atmos 7.2.4 or larger you will need to step up to the next level up receiver but other that it works grewt"

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    Turn your home into a living media sanctuary with Onkyo TX-NR7100 9.2-channel Dynamic Audio Amplification (DAA) supporting 3D surround-sound and powered multi-zone audio together with the SMART AV Receiver suite for effortless voice-controllable entertainment via a Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa enabled device. HDMI® supports 8K/60p and dynamic HDR (including HDR10+ and Dolby Vision) passthrough to compatible TVs, projectors, or gaming monitors connected via eARC-ready Main Out. Be overwhelmed by the hyper-realistic THX® Certified Select reference experience, and explore the master-quality IMAX® Enhanced film library. Unique functions such as Front-to-Height stereo switching for ambient background listening, DSP vocal/dialog enhancement, and practical GUI functions simplify everyday operation. Whether you’re gaming, watching a favorite TV series, or streaming Hi-Res Audio, a richer emotional life awaits inside the Onkyo signature sound.
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  9. Arcam - AVR5 595W 7.1 Ch. With Google Cast 4K Ultra HD HDR Compatible A/V Home Theater Receiver - Gray - Front_Zoom
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    "Nothing “Entry-Level” About this ARCAM!...This year I decided to go big with my AV receiver, and rather than a $2,000 Marantz I opted for the ARCAM. ...Crystal clear sound at low levels."

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    Build a superb home theater system with this Arcam audiovisual receiver. Efficient Class AB 7 channel amplification with 12 total channels processing helps to deliver a captivating and transparent sound, and seven HDMI inputs let you connect a wide range of devices simultaneously. Google Cast streaming engine and Bluetooth support allows streaming wirelessly to this Arcam audiovisual receiver from your mobile device.
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    "Nothing “Entry-Level” About this ARCAM!...This year I decided to go big with my AV receiver, and rather than a $2,000 Marantz I opted for the ARCAM. ...Crystal clear sound at low levels."

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    Build a superb home theater system with this Arcam audiovisual receiver. Efficient Class AB 7 channel amplification with 12 total channels processing helps to deliver a captivating and transparent sound, and seven HDMI inputs let you connect a wide range of devices simultaneously. Google Cast streaming engine and Bluetooth support allows streaming wirelessly to this Arcam audiovisual receiver from your mobile device.
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  10. Denon - AVR-X2800H (95W X 7) 7.2-Ch. with HEOS and Dolby Atmos 8K Ultra HD HDR Compatible AV Home Theater Receiver with Alexa - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Best AV fro the money...Comong from a somy AV receiver. This has way more clarity and power...New AV unit...The Device was easy to setup... For an topend entry point device, this thing rocks"

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    Upgrade your home theater with the 7.2 channel 8K Denon AVR-X2800H that supports Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X upmixer delivering 3D realism for legacy content. With 3D audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, it allows you to create a 7.2 or 5.2.2 channel setup. The AVR also supports advanced HDMI specifications such as eARC support, various HDR formats like HLG, HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and Dynamic HDR support, as well as 8K/60Hz pass-through and upscaling, Dynamic HDR, VRR, ALLM, and more, delivering exceptional video quality for movies and games. Enjoy 8K upscaling on (3) HDMI inputs. Stream popular music services like Pandora, Spotify, Pandora, TIDAL, and more wirelessly with HEOS Built-in, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth. The easy-to-use HD Setup Assistant provides a quick and seamless setup experience, while Audyssey Room Correction Suite room calibrates the speakers and tunes your AVR for an exceptional listening experience. Built on more than 110 years of audio excellence, the Denon AV receivers deliver premium home theater and surround sound experience
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    "Best AV fro the money...Comong from a somy AV receiver. This has way more clarity and power...New AV unit...The Device was easy to setup... For an topend entry point device, this thing rocks"

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    Upgrade your home theater with the 7.2 channel 8K Denon AVR-X2800H that supports Dolby Surround and DTS Neural:X upmixer delivering 3D realism for legacy content. With 3D audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS: X, it allows you to create a 7.2 or 5.2.2 channel setup. The AVR also supports advanced HDMI specifications such as eARC support, various HDR formats like HLG, HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and Dynamic HDR support, as well as 8K/60Hz pass-through and upscaling, Dynamic HDR, VRR, ALLM, and more, delivering exceptional video quality for movies and games. Enjoy 8K upscaling on (3) HDMI inputs. Stream popular music services like Pandora, Spotify, Pandora, TIDAL, and more wirelessly with HEOS Built-in, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth. The easy-to-use HD Setup Assistant provides a quick and seamless setup experience, while Audyssey Room Correction Suite room calibrates the speakers and tunes your AVR for an exceptional listening experience. Built on more than 110 years of audio excellence, the Denon AV receivers deliver premium home theater and surround sound experience
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