Onkyo TX-NR535 5.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
Onkyo's TX-NR535 is technically a lower-midrange receiver, offering an interesting mix of features and performance. The TX-NR535 has a 5.2-channel configuration, allowing for hooking up a second subwoofer and adding more bass. Power output has come up a bit from last year's model, now at 90 watts per channel, enough juice for most uses. A major upgrade for 2014 is the inclusion of HDMI 2.0, which allows for 4K/60Hz video. While there just isn't the content yet available to fully take advantage of this, it's nice to see you can buy a receiver with "future proofing" at such an affordable price.
All six HDMI inputs are 2.0 and there’s a single HDMI ouput. Analog connectivity includes one component video input, and 4 composite video inputs, as well as two coaxial and one optical digital audio input. Wireless connectivity is solid, with built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, and plenty of preloaded internet streaming capability. AirPlay is not included and although the TX-NR535 lacks upscaling as well, its clean design, relative ease-of-use, and excellent balance of features and performance for around $400 make it an excellent affordable choice.