Now that Ultra HD TV‘s are amongst the atmospheres, it’s more important than ever to have receivers that can handle them. Harman Kardon releases its AVR 2700 and AVR 3700 audio receivers – both featuring 4K passthrough, eight HDMI upscaling ports, AirPlay & DLNA supportation [is that a word?], as well as remote control mobile apps.
Among distinctions from the two – the AVR 2700 carries 7.1 surround sound and requires Ethernet for networking, while the AVR 3700 introduces 7.2 surround sound and can use WiFi. For the non-geeks reading this but are interested anyhow, here’s the breakdown – most movies are 5.1 surround sound – it means 1 center speaker, 2 front speakers, & 2 rear speakers for the 5.0, & one subwoofer for the 0.1. Although your classic movies aren’t in 7.1 or 7.2, the sound is just doubled in the rear speakers, but for newer Blu-ray movies being released, they will be able to handle it. So if you plan on purchasing Samsung’s UHD TV for your eyes, it’s only right to get this receiver as a nice treat for your ears. Geek Life. $800 | $996