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. Watching a hockey game would be awesome with a home audio system because you can hear the skates scrape the ice, you can hear and feel every body check into the boards and you can hear the cheers of the crowd making you feel as though you are there!

  2. It would be much better to watch the Avatar movies with a big home audio system. The great sound of the movies could be heard as they were intended, like you were in a theatre.

  3. Watching the newer or older top gun movies with this receiver would make it seem like you were in the movie theatre.

  4. I would watch Babylon, Inception and Avatar on a big screen. The action and the visuals would be so much better with a home theatre as would the sound. The costume colours would be amazing.

  5. I would recommend Avatar and the Life of Pi. spectacular films with incredible sound effects and music. Watching these again with proper sound the way it was intended instead of through the television speakers will change the entire movie and allow you to appreciate the magnificence of these films.

  6. I would recommend to a friend that we watch The Women King and that it would be much better audio-wise if it were connected to the Denon AVR-S760H receiver as the TV home sound system would be super amplified and the entire quality of the movie would be a pleasure to watch hopefully together.

  7. I would recommend the Harry Potter movies to a friend. They would be much better with a big home audio system as it really allows the audience to become immersed in the story!

  8. Need this to watch the original jurassic park movies! Nothing makes it more immersive than when you can feel the TRex’s footsteps in your theater room!

  9. To watch Sing and Sing 2 with the grand-children, would be much better if we had a big home audio system because the audio would be amazing and it sound like we in the theater with the singing even Lion King would be significantly amplified

  10. “Saving Private Ryan” & “Mad Max:Fury Road”, great sound, Academy Award winning. And “The Fifth Element” and “Pink Floyd:The Wall” and “The Matrix” and “Blade Runner” and “The Dark Knight” and ‘2001:A Space Odyssey” and…

  11. I missed out on Top Gun: Maverick in the theater. So that would it would be a blast on a good home theatre receiver.

  12. I would say a great movie to watch be Top Gun Maverick because it has great sound effects from the jets and also the music is really good.

  13. I would recommend watching the Harry Potter series with a big home audio system, which would be very immersive.

  14. Once it’s properly synchronized with the speakers, I’m certain that BladeRunner2049 would definitely help this receiver show off nicely, especially with my new subwoofer hooked up..

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