Designed to be paired with Samsung's own line of Blu-ray players (like the Blu-ray/HD-DVD combo drive we told you about earlier), the HT-AS720 is a mid-range receiver for HD lovers. 650 watts of power will fill your room with sound and a variety of connection options will satisfy your home theater needs. Play with the dual HDMI-CEC inputs or utilize the single HDMI output for 1080p pass through.

Of course you'll get the classic Samsung black/silver/blue styling to match your other components. Not pictured are the five satellite speakers and subwoofer, but they're standard fare at this point. Price is still TBD, but given the lack of a Blu-ray or HD-DVD player and the price point of the HT-BD2 7.1 home theater in a box, I'd wager you'll be dropping under $300 for this beauty.

HT-AS720 5.1 Channel Blu Ray Receiver / Speaker System

Consumers who already enjoy the full HD 1080p cinematic video quality of Samsung's Blu-ray disc players and HDTVs can now have an audio experience to match. The HT-AS720 5.1 channel hi-definition receiver / speaker system provides powerful, theater-like sound. With its slick, deep black design and soft blue LED accents, the HT-AS720 seamlessly boosts both the audio presence and visual aesthetics of the home theater to a new level. A fully powered subwoofer, accentuated by five satellite speakers, gives the HT-AS720 a rumbling 650 Watts of total output power to keep movie and audio fans satisfied. A complete portfolio of innovative features includes two HDMI-CEC inputs and 1 HDMI output for on-the-fly switching of components as well as 1080p pass through capability for a high-definition viewing experience.

The AS720 can also support the pass through of Dolby True HD and DTS HD and has a built in Dolby Digital Plus decoder allowing consumers to experience their favorite movies with clear, full-bodied sound. The design and performance of the AS720 has also been perfectly matched with Samsung's new Blu-ray players as well as with their award-winning HDTVs. While the performance of these products are impressive, they will impress even when not turned on.