A great home theatre receiver will make all of your home theatre viewing better. A receiver is a critical component needed for a premium audio experience in the home. Many of us will be watching the big game mid-February (you know what I mean!). Many of us will also be watching the best movies of the previous year in anticipation of the big awards ceremony in March (again, you know what I mean). Wouldn’t it be amazing to have this fantastic Denon receiver delivering the best sound no matter what you are watching. Learn how you can enter for a chance to win.

Why does the sound matter when watching sports

My wife doesn’t follow football, or hockey, or tennis. I blame her parents. I grew up watching all three and still enjoy them all. The bigger the match or closer the game to a championship match, the better. And the game is usually more exciting if every bone crunching hit is audible—loud even.

When the crowd roars, I want to feel the vibration! When the ball hits the crossbar, I want to hear a distinct “ting” resonate as the kicker’s facial expression melts. When my favourite running back breaks a tackle and sprints toward the end-zone, I want to experience each step as if I’m running alongside encouraging him. The game is not the same without great sound.

The television networks put millions of dollars into capturing the audio experience as much as the visual experience. You must put some care and consideration into how you will hear it or you are missing out.

Have you given up on watching movies for their amazing sound

But we are getting used to missing out, aren’t we? I watch many shows on a phone wearing earbuds. It’s not right and I know it. A film like “Knives Out” was not designed to be watched like a mindless TikTok video. Just like you can’t get as immersed in a story on a small screen, you also can’t with earbud audio. You don’t feel the emotional tension of the characters, or the suspense, or especially the magic of the big moment without big audio. No one would visit a movie theatre, despite the big screen experience, if the sound wasn’t also all it can be.

The Denon receiver we are giving away in this contest helps you return to the good ole days of experiencing big sports games, and brilliantly intense movies, with awesome sound. Add some great speakers and suddenly your home is where everyone wants to be for that big sports party or movie night. We sent the prize that we are giving away in this contest to Jason for an honest review. Read his thorough review to learn more about the versatility and capabilities of this device.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in two different ways.

  1. In a comment below, tell us one or more movies or sporting event that you would recommend to a friend that would be much better if they had a big home audio system and explain why.
  2. In a comment beneath Jason’s review, complete this sentence, “If I had this receiver, the first movie I would watch would be …” and/or “the first sporting event I would use this for would be ….”

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we will randomly draw one winner to receive the Denon AVR-S760H receiver that Jason reviewed for the blog.

This contest runs from Jan 30th to Feb 12th.

Remember you can enter in two different ways. Half the fun of our contests is from entering. The other half is in asking your friends and family what they wrote on the blog. Don’t forget to share this contest to all the people you know who would love better home theatre sound in their home.

Win a Denon home theatre receiver Rules and Regulations

Good Luck.

Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


  1. If I won this receiver the first movie I would watch would be Shotgun Wedding. The first sporting event would be the Superbowl! I believe the graphics and sound would far exceed anything I have today. I want to feel the booming sounds of the crowds at the Superbowl and of course the half time show. My husband is hard of hearing and this would be such a joy for him.

  2. Top Gun, slam dunk. Between the soundtrack and the roar of the jets, this Denon receiver is a must along with awesome speakers to match

  3. The Toronto Maple Leafs in the Stanley Cup final. Now that’s wishful thinking and the same odds as me winning this fabulous prize. Lol

  4. If I had this receiver, the first movie I would watch would be the new Avatar, Top Gun or upcoming Super Bowl – all because of their great musical tracks (or ‘half show’ for the Super Bowl) and opportunity to really leverage great speakers and subwoofer I recently bought as well !

  5. Avenger’s Endgame. The fight scenes would be really spectacular with the Denon Reciever and proper speakers.

  6. I would definitely want to watch Top Gun Maverick again with the better sound. Can you imagine how much more exciting the better sound effects would make the movie! I think my friends would love it.

  7. I’d recommend watching The Dark Knight with a big home audio system because the sound design is huge and brilliant.

  8. Hockey games would always better with a good home audio system; I would always watch in my room, away fr other distractions, door closed, phone off, tv volume turned up..-ignore calls, unwanted calls and visitors, no distractions allowed during game…and good audio system was be so great to further enhance this hockey game time environment/experience…

  9. My husband watches Western movies and I know this would thrill him.
    The SuperBowl would be exciting to watch, and the half time show wouls feel like we were right there!

  10. I would recommend watching the Super Bowl with big audio system because the sound would be amazing and it would feel like you are at the game

  11. I think watching any professional sport would be amazing with a good home audio system, but I would enjoy watching basketball. A good system will allow you to hear the all the sounds clearly; the squeak of the sneakers on the wood, the swish of the ball through the net, the roar of the crowd when an unexpected turnover occurs.

    • I would watch a montreal canadiens hockey game with my 8 year old son. My son absolutely love to watch the hockey games together and this would absolutely enhance the experience!

  12. Fore sure I’d recommend the Super Bowl this weekend, but also Star Wars is best with a great sound system.

  13. I would recommend Spider Man Homecoming and Gravity. Both would have exceptional sound and visuals when watched on a home theatre and need a large screen to be really enjoyed.

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