Feeds

Best Buys: AV Receivers

Volume sales

Business security measures using SSL

Group Test The midrange of the AV receiver market has jumped up a step or two in the last year or so, with new features creeping in at this price point, including iPod connectivity and future-proofing for soon-come 3D technology. All these receivers do a fine job of delivering the goods, there are no donkeys here, but there are a few subtle differences. It’s horses for courses for a start.

Yamaha RX-V767

If you plan to use your system as a multi-room hub, most offer audio playback for a second zone. Only the Yamaha, however, offers video control too from its second HDMI port. Then again, neither the Yamaha, Denon or Marantz offer Internet connections or networking ability, so you won’t be able to stream content from a PC or use them to access Internet radio, unlike the Pioneer or Onkyo, which can.

Onkyo TX-NR708

Sound quality on all these models makes each of them worthy of gracing your home, though personal taste will dictate which you go for, whether it be the exceptional precision of the Pioneer or the warmer, slightly more engaging tone of the Yamaha that earns it a Reg Hardware Recommended award. The Onkyo takes the honours as Editor’s Choice though, due to its exceptionally broad range of features and its muscular sound. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
DARPA-backed jetpack prototype built to make soldiers run faster
4 Minute Mile project hatched to speed up tired troops
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Apple's ONE LESS THING: the iPod Classic disappears
RIP 2001 – 2014. MP3 player beloved of millions. Killed by cloud
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.