Conclusion: The JVC RX-D702B receiver will take up half of the space yet sound twice as nice as your old power-hungry analog receiver. But be sure to give it ample cooling and keep it away from your DVR. The sound is loud and crisp, thanks to a digital amplifier and digital signal processing. You can even connect it directly to your PC via USB or wirelessly, to stream music from your MP3 collection.
Pros: Integrated two-port HDMI switch. Digital amplifier and signal processing. Slim profile and great looks. USB connection to PC or Mac OS X.
Cons: Runs hot. On-screen menus are 480i only. Wireless dongle has a short range.