Why do you need a receiver?
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People also ask, what is the point of a receiver?
A/V (audio/video) receivers are intended tofunction as the core of a home theater. They build on the stereoreceiver concept by adding surround sound capability,digital audio processing, digital video processing and switching,automatic speaker setup systems and, more commonly, network audioand video support.
Additionally, how does a receiver work? The receiver is at the heart of a typical hometheater system. The receiver sends the video on to yourtelevision and sends the audio to the decoder. The decoder sortsout the different sound channels from the video signal, and thensends the information to amplifiers for each sound-channeloutput.
Keeping this in view, do you need a receiver to hook up surround sound?
Most surround sound kits include areceiver. If you bought your surround soundset second-hand, you may have to buy the receiverseparately. All speakers will connect to yourreceiver via AV cable, but the receiver can useoptical, HDMI, or AV cables to connect to yourTV.
What is a stereo receiver used for?
An audio amplifier and switching device for astereo system. The receiver contains inputs for allthe audio sources and outputs to one or more sets of speakers. Itmay also include an AM/FM tuner.