Yamaha YSP-4100 comparison

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Yamaha YSP-4100

Yamaha YSP-4100
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Yamaha YSP-5100

Yamaha YSP-5100
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Yamaha YSP-4000 (black)

Yamaha YSP-4000 (black)
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Sony STR-DN840

Sony STR-DN840
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Price $1,575 at 1 store $599 to $799 at 6 stores $398 to $449 at 2 stores
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    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
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4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 1 review 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 7 reviews 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date May 01, 2010 May 01, 2010 April 02, 2011 October 22, 2007 April 24, 2013
The Bottom Line The Yamaha YSP-4100 offers better surround effects, superior sound quality and more features than competing sound bars, but it's expensive and most buyers won't need all its functionality. The Yamaha YSP-5100 sound bar has an outstanding assortment of features and best-in-class virtual surround, but it's very expensive and doesn't sound much better than the step-down YSP-4100. The addition of enhanced video connectivity options cements Yamaha's already excellent Digital Sound Projector technology as the go-to choice for single-speaker surround sound. The Sony STR-DN840 is by far the best AV receiver value of the year, offering tons of wireless connectivity and six HDMI inputs for well under $500.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
DVD type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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Surround System Class 7.1 channel
7.1 channel
7.1 channel
5.1 channel
7.2 channel
THX certified Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
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Internet Streaming Services Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Pandora
Music Unlimited
Slacker
vTuner
CD System Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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Surround Sound Effects CINEMA DSP
IntelliBeam
CINEMA DSP
IntelliBeam
IntelliBeam
CINEMA DSP
Neural Surround
IntelliBeam
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Cassette System Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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Radio Radio tuner - FM - 40 preset stations
Radio tuner - FM - 40 preset stations
Info unavailable Radio tuner - FM
AM/FM
Product Type Sound bar home theater system
Sound bar home theater system
Sound bar speaker system
Sound bar speaker system
Home Theater Network Receiver
Equalizer Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Parametric
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Components Digital Sound Projector
Digital Sound Projector
Digital Sound Projector
Subwoofer
Digital Sound Projector
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Connectivity Protocols Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
HDMI Switching Yes
Yes
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Enclosure Color Black
Black
Info unavailable Black
Black
DVD Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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Built-in Decoders Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital
Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS decoder
DTS-HD High Resolution
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
DTS Neo:6
Dolby Pro Logic
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
DTS-ES decoder
DTS 96/24
Dolby Digital Surround EX
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital
Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS decoder
DTS-HD High Resolution
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
DTS Neo:6
Dolby Pro Logic
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
Dolby TrueHD
DTS 96/24
Dolby Digital Surround EX
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital
Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS decoder
DTS-HD High Resolution
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS Neo:6
Dolby Pro Logic
DTS-ES decoder
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Surround EX
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Digital
Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS decoder
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
DTS Neo:6
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
DTS-ES decoder
DTS 96/24
Dolby Digital Surround EX
DTS ES Matrix 6.1
DTS ES Discrete 6.1
DTS 96/24
DTS NEO: 6
DTS HD Master Audio
DTS-HD High Resolution
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital EX
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
Weight 22 lbs
24.3 lbs
Info unavailable 28 lbs
18.7 lbs
Product type Speaker system
Speaker system
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Sound Effects Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable SRS TruBass
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Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Product Description Sound bar home theater system
Yamaha Digital Sound Projector YSP-4100 - 7.1 channel
Sound bar home theater system
Yamaha Digital Sound Projector YSP-5100 - 7.1 channel
Sound bar speaker system
Yamaha Digital Sound Projector YSP-2200 - 7.1 channel
Sound bar speaker system
Yamaha Digital Sound Projector YSP-4000 - 5.1 channel
Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Sony STR-DN840
Power Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120 V
Response Bandwidth 90 - 20000 Hz
75 - 20000 Hz
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Remote Control Universal remote control - Infrared
Universal remote control - Infrared
Remote control - Infrared
Remote control - Infrared
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Video Conversion/Scaling Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Analog to HDMI up conversion
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Components Digital Sound Projector
Digital Sound Projector
Digital Sound Projector
Subwoofer
Digital Sound Projector
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Output Power 120 Watt
120 Watt
132 Watt
120 Watt
1050 Watt
Microphone 2
2
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Dimensions (WxDxH) 40.6 in x 3.5 in x 8.3 in
472.4 in x 3.5 in x 8.3 in
Info unavailable 40.6 in x 4.6 in x 7.6 in
16.9 in x 13 in x 6.1 in
Headphones Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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Speaker(s) Sound bar home theater system
40 - Built-in - 2 Watt
2 - Built-in - 20 Watt
Sound bar home theater system
40 - Built-in - 2 Watt
2 - Built-in - 20 Watt
Sound bar home theater system
16 - Built-in - 2 Watt
1 - External - 100 Watt
Sound bar
40 - Built-in - 2 Watt
2 - Built-in - 20 Watt
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MD System Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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