The Pioneer BCS-414 Blu-ray home cinema system will allow you to experience intense 5.1 surround sound from rich-sounding tall speakers that can be flexibly positioned. The subwoofer is smartly designed for placement against your wall or under your sofa while still providing the rumbling bass you need.
Aside from Blu-ray discs with pristine image quality, you can play from various sources including CD, DVD, USB storage device, FM radio, and your local network. Standard definition video can be upscaled to 1080p too, ensuing you always get a perfect picture.
With an optional HDMI you can use this receiver to watch 3D video from a Blu-ray disc. Other convenient features include an Audio Return Channel for TVs with DVD player or Tuner built-in, for example, and Standby pass-through.
Besides Dolby Pro Logic IIz, the receiver supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio Essential so you can enjoy uncompressed, high-definition audio from Blu-ray discs as well.
Plug the BCS-4142 into your home network via LAN or connect through an optional dongle and you’ll be able to watch YouTube videos, view your pictures on Picasa, and consult weather forecasts from AccuWeather.com. BBC iPlayer will also allow you to catch up with your favourite BBC programming from the previous few weeks. This will also allow you to enjoy DNLA – watching content from your laptop in another room, as long as its connected to the same network.
If you have a mobile device to play audio from such as your iPod or iPhone, simply connect it to the receiver using the 3.5mm mini-jack on the front panel and enjoy your tunes in all their glory.