Summary: The Sony STR-DN840 is by far the best AV receiver value of the year, offering tons of wireless connectivity and six HDMI inputs for well under $500.
Pros: The Sony STR-DN840 is extraordinarily well-featured for the price, with its built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and AirPlay, allowing for convenient wireless streaming from nearly any mobile device. There are six HDMI inputs, which is enough to cover almost every home theater. And its sound quality is solid, although not a standout.
Cons: No MHL-compatible inputs or true second-zone audio support.