Wednesday, July 18, 2018


If you're in the market for a home theater receiver, you already know there are many options to consider. Which features do you prioritize, and what are your absolute must-haves? When vetting various AV receivers, don't overlook the importance of Bluetooth compatibility.

Connect wirelessly to speakers and devices
It's a good idea to cover all of your bases when it comes to your AV receiver's wireless capabilities. Wi-Fi compatibility is a no-brainer, but a Bluetooth-enabled receiver will further expand the devices and speakers you can connect to. Bluetooth allows you to stream music and other media from your smartphone or mobile device and play it from your wireless speaker system. The sheer number of devices that support Bluetooth means you have endless opportunities to connect wireless media players to your AV receiver.

Bluetooth works where Wi-Fi doesn't
Although wireless technology is pretty reliable these days, there are certain scenarios where traditional Wi-Fi may come up short. An internet outage, for instance, will take your wireless network offline, preventing your receiver from communicating with your wireless speakers.
Wi-Fi performance isn't binary, however, and even a working wireless network may not always provide the sound quality you expect out of your home theater setup. For those living in condo or apartment buildings, wireless environments can become very crowded, with multiple networks overlapping on a small number of available channels. When that happens, Wi-Fi performance suffers, meaning you might have to deal with choppy audio quality or interruptions to your music due to network lags. Bluetooth connections don't rely on Wi-Fi, allowing you to reliably and conveniently stream music and media from nearby devices when your wireless networks won't cooperate.

Bluetooth or Wi-Fi?
One big misconception people have about buying an AV receiver is that they have to choose between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. There's no reason you can't have both — and, in fact, it's best that you do. The Denon AVR-S930H, for instance, features Bluetooth compatibility along with dual band Wi-Fi wireless connectivity.
Built-in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and AirPlay Capability
Featuring Bluetooth and dual band Wi-Fi wireless connectivity, the AVR-S930H is equipped with an advanced dual diversity antenna RF transceiver system for robust and error-free streaming, even in congested environments. Connect to the internet through your home Wi-Fi network (or with a hard-wired connection via the RJ-45 Ethernet LAN port) and enjoy all the music options the HEOS technology offers, including thousands of internet radio stations around the world.  With AirPlay you can enjoy listening to your favorite tracks wirelessly from your favorite iOS device including the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad.

Dolby Atmos
Feel every dimension in Dolby Atmos. Dolby Atmos transports you into the story with moving audio that flows all around you with breathtaking realism. Enjoy a 5.1 surround sound speaker system and 2 additional overhead speakers or 2 Dolby Atmos elevation speakers for the ultimate home theater experience - including Dolby Surround upmixer for legacy content.

DTS:X™ immersive audio places sound where it would occur naturally in space, creating a lifelike, multi-dimensional audio experience in the home. The improved immersion and heightened realism draw you into the world of your favorite movies. The included spatial remapping engine, DTS Neural:X™, gives your movie, game and music collections a new lease on life! DTS:X brings the theater home

Audyssey Room Correction

Every listening room has its own characteristics and acoustical problems. That's why we equipped the AVR-S930H with the advanced Audyssey MultEQ automatic room acoustic correction system. Via the supplied measuring microphone and mic stand, Audyssey MultEQ measures all the speakers in your home theater during setup, including the subwoofer, and then generates multiple high precision DSP room acoustic correction filters which together provide smoothest and most natural tonal balance, regardless of the brand or model of the various speakers. Audyssey Dynamic Volume smooths out annoying jumps in volume (such as TV commercials), letting you listen at lower levels and still enjoy clear dialogue, music and sound effects. Audyssey Dynamic EQ provides precision tonal tailoring for full range clarity at any listening level.

HEOS Wireless Multi-Room Music Streaming, Controlled by Free HEOS App

HEOS technology enables the AVR-S930H to become part of the HEOS wireless multi-room system, allowing you to enjoy your favorite music anywhere – and everywhere – around your home. Share music stored on your home network, Internet radio or streaming services with HEOS wireless speakers, or even other HEOS-capable receivers, throughout the house. And it's all controlled by the free HEOS app, installed on as many smartphones and tablets as you like! The app gives you instant multi-room audio control, meaning you can command music in every room from any device: play different music from different sources in every room, group several rooms together and play the same song, perfectly synchronized, in party mode!

HEOS + Alexa — Speak Your Commands

Use your voice to stream your favorite music services to this HEOS-enabled device. Ask Alexa to play music from Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music and much more. Switch between inputs (Blu-ray, DVD, Media Player, etc.), turn volume up or down, pause, mute and play the next song — all with your voice.

…and you thought I was only going to talk about the merits of Bluetooth, but why ONLY focus on just one aspect when you can literally have it all with the Denon AVR-S930H? Why indeed!


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