Should you Buy a HTiB because of AirPlay?

YamahaFor those who don’t want to think about having to match speakers with a separate receiver you’re certainly considering a home theater in a box. Though many will scoff at the idea as less than optimal, it can be a real time and money saver. Many folks cannot hear the difference between high end equipment and HTiB’s. But, there are many who can.

What will you loose with these systems? Not much, but those with other high end systems in the house will likely notice the difference, especially in the speakers. Everyone else will likely love these systems, especially if you’re mostly watching movies.

Airplay compatible
Of course these affordable home theater systems include AirPlay compatibility which means those with iPhones and touches will be thrilled that they can send their favorite music or internet radio station directly to the system. No video still but that is a feature lacking in AirPlay, not a drawback of the systems. Another neat feature is the compressed music enhancer which could help your Pandora or Slacker radio sound better. Nice.

DLNA too!
For those not inclined to use AirPlay or living in a dual OS household with Android devices, these receivers also include connectivity for DLNA.

These new Yamaha models include some pretty spiffy features including Dolby TrueHD and the ability to transfer 3D video signals. The models include the YHT-897BL ($850 suggested retail), YHT-797BL ($800), YHT-597BL ($650), which will ship in May, and the YHT-497BL ($480) and YHT-397BL ($450), which are available this month.

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On a slimer budget? AT only $429, consider the Yamaha YHT-497 5.1-Channel Home Theater System

Via Yamaha Unveils AirPlay-Ready HTiB Systems – 2012-04-09 18:02:46 | TWICE

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