While most of the tech world waits on Apple's latest product announcements, Sony has unveiled a new line of AV receivers that feature a ton of value for less than the cost of a new iPad.
Starting with the $230 list price STR-DH520, the new line features six HD inputs and support for 3D, Dolby True HD and DTS Master Audio. If you move up to the $300 STR-DH720 you get a built-in scaler that uses Faroudja's DCDi technology.
The $500 top of the line STR-DN1020 includes Sony's Digital Cinema Auto Calibration, and a microphone to insure a proper set-up in any environment. The unit supports dual subwoofer line-level outputs and a second zone and even comes with an iPhone iPod Touch remote control App.
The first of these new pieces will be available in March.