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Overall 7
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Sherwood Newcastle R-972 7.1 Channel A/V Surround Receiver Review

15 January 2010
  • Conclusion: Truth be told, the R-972 is probably a little too advanced for the people who need it the most. But for the home theater enthusiast who has no choice but to place speakers in funky places, it could be an absolute lifesaver. The 2D and 3D remap have uses that aren't limited to mere booboo-patching, as well. The system allows you to store up to three seating positions, so I assigned one of the presets to my wife's favorite couch, which is perpendicular to the screen.
  • Pros: The Trinnov Optimizer is the most advanced room correction system this reviewer has ever seen, Excellent sound quality, Exceptional build quality, Four HDMI inputs, Decodes Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio, All incoming video signals can be output via HDMI at 1080p
  • Cons: Occasional audio pops and buzzes, Remote is hard to use in the dark, No iPod integration, No Dolby Volume, Only one subwoofer output
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