Unless you’re a home theatre idiot-savant, you probably forget what HDMI port your Xbox or Blu-ray player is connected to, requiring you to randomly cycle through inputs. A task that’s now a lot easier with InstaPrevue’s live video thumbnail previews.
If you fashion yourself as an audiophile and just threw down a decent wad of cash on a new A/V receiver, you probably won’t like hearing that the receivers of yesteryear produce comparable sound. Why is that? Technological advancement, ironically.
Onkyo’s new HT-RC370 and HT-RC360 receivers are pretty beefy – 7.2 channel audio, THX certification on the former, wireless connectivity and net radio streaming. But what really stands out is 4K video upscaling – so powerful, you can’t even use it. Errr.