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What kind of AV Receiver do you need?

The kind of AV receiver that your home theatre system needs depends largely on three main things:

  • Main use of the room, Example – Gaming, Movies etc.
  • What Inputs you require
  • Are you after a Multi Zone option.

All recent receivers have HDMI inputs which allow top quality video signal to be sent from the devices plugged in, example e.g – Blu Ray players, gaming systems, digital set top boxes, Foxtel, Hard drives. Using HDMI connectivity allows for the best possible picture (1080p), audio and uses less cabling than other forms of video and audio connectivity. Most televisions have one or two HDMI inputs and as it is the only way you can connect to high definition players like Blu-ray players, it’s a good idea to choose an HDMI-enabled receiver.

Multi-zone – Define your need for a multi-zone functionality. If you want to set up speakers around your house for multi-zone audio, you will need an AV receiver with such capabilities. Most high end receivers have at least one additional audio zone commonly known as Zone 2. There are other options for multi zone audio as well such as Sonos. Please refer to the Sonos link on website for more information.

A few other factors to keep in mind while choosing an AV receiver are the video processing, radio and network streaming options. We commonly recommend Yamaha for our amplifiers. Please leave your details in the Contact request form so one of the Friendly Universal team can contact you to find out your requirements


Rodd Point 2046

Holgate NSW 2250

Capalaba QLD 4157

Para Hills West SA 5096
Showroom by appointment only

Frankston South VIC 3199

Queensland 4217

O’Connor WA 6163

Phone: 1800 144 199

Please note the addresses listed above are not showrooms but our offices. If you would like to make an appointment to view the showrooms please call for more details.

Specials & Packages

Our range of products are often sold far below the RRP of most electrical hardware to accommodate for the home theatre service.

This means big savings for you!