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The Harman/Kardon AVR 7550HD is a 7.2-channel A/V receiver announced in November 2008 as Harman/Kardon's flagship receiver.

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Pros

streamlined design - everything is hidden behind panels

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UI - uses a full-color menu system with pictures and text

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uses cutting-edge video processing by Faroudja

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one of the first receivers to implement Dolby Volume technology

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Cons

reported reliability issues

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requires users to download and install a firmware update for 3D support

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expensive - the cost is prohibitive for most users

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design - uses a two-tone color scheme that might not be for everyone

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The Harman/Kardon AVR 7550HD is a 7.2-channel A/V receiver announced in November 2008 as Harman/Kardon’s flagship receiver. It features an HDMI v1.3a repeater and audio/video processing and upscaling to 1080p from any single video source. At the time of its release, the 7550HD was touted as the first among its kind to incorporate Dolby Volume technology and the latest-generation Texas Instruments Aureus DA710 audio digital-signal processor in a dual-DSP configuration. As for connectivity, the receiver supports USB, S-Video, component, HDMI, broadband Internet, and iPhones/iPods via an included Bridge II docking station.

Features
  • 7.2-Channel A/V Receiver
  • HDMI v1.3a Repeater
  • A/V Processing & Upscaling
  • Dolby Volume Technology
  • Aureus DA170 Audio DS Processor
  • Dual-DSP Configuration
  • USB Interface
  • S-Video
  • Component/Composite
  • HDMI
  • Broadband
  • Bridge II
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