For many of us, our home theaters pull double duty as both music and movie systems. Denon's seven-channel, 8K-capable AVR-X2700H home receiver excels on both fronts. Let's take a closer look at what makes it so fun to use.
What's new for 2020?
Last year's lineup of Denon home theater receivers was quite popular with our customers. 2020 brings even more features to the table, including 8K video upscaling, Bluetooth transmission to headphones (think late-night movies or TV streaming), and enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC), which lets you pass full-resolution surround sound signals from your TV to your receiver.
Denon has also added several gaming-optimized video processing technologies for a smooth, lag-free video game experience (a feature set I'm particularly eager to try out).
Set this flexible receiver up your way
The AVR-X2700H has outputs for seven speakers. Use them all in a 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos® or DTS:X™ system, or go with a conventional 5.1-channel setup and repurpose the extra two channels for music in another zone.
"Old school" features like composite and component video switching mean this receiver will play virtually any source you throw at it.
Listen to your favorite tunes
If you're like me, you'll use your new receiver to play music in addition to watching movies. The AVR-X2700H lets you stream tunes from your phone or tablet through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and even Apple® AirPlay® 2.
Love spinning vinyl? This receiver has a built-in phono input for your turntable. And if you've carefully curated an awesome music library, you can play high-resolution tracks from a USB drive or networked computer.
Expand your system with HEOS Built-in
HEOS Built-in technology lets you access all ofyour music — from your personal library, internet radio, and popular streaming services like Pandora®, Spotify®, and TIDAL — through the 'X2700H.
This receiver can be easily integrated into a wireless multi-room audio system as well. Stream music to HEOS wireless speakers and components in different rooms, and control each room's sound independently with the free HEOS app.
The app lets you control playback, browse music sources, and select which rooms you want to use. Play the same music throughout your home, or listen to something different in each room.
Just ask Alexa...
The HEOS Home Entertainment skill for Amazon Alexa lets you use your