Sony Bravia DAV-DZ170 comparison

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Samsung HT-BD1250

Samsung HT-BD1250
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Sony STR-DN840

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Price $228 at 3 stores $298 to $348 at 5 stores $299 to $580 at 2 stores $449 at 1 store
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    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
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Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 1 review 2.5 stars out of 51 reviews 4.0 stars out of 1 review 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date April 15, 2010 January 08, 2009 March 09, 2013 February 13, 2012 April 24, 2013
The Bottom Line Samsung's HT-BD1250 home theater system has built-in Blu-ray, streaming media from Netflix and Pandora, and excellent audio and video quality, making it our top budget Blu-ray all-in-one system. 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

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DVD type DVD player
Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Surround System Class 5.1 channel
5.1 channel
5.1 channel
5.1 channel
7.2 channel
Internet Streaming Services Info unavailable Pandora
Netflix
Sony Entertainment Network
Gracenote
YouTube
Info unavailable Pandora
Music Unlimited
Slacker
vTuner
Environmental Standards Yes
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Digital Player (Recorder) MP3
WMA
AAC
MP3
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Radio Radio tuner - FM
Radio tuner - FM - 15 preset stations
FM - 20 preset stations
Info unavailable AM/FM
Product Type Home theater system
Home theater system
Home theater system
Home theater system
Home Theater Network Receiver
Components Speaker system
DVD player / AV receiver / digital player
Speaker system
Blu-ray disc player / AV receiver
3D Blu-ray player
Speaker system
Home theater receiver
Speaker system
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Connectivity Protocols Info unavailable Info unavailable Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
NFC
Info unavailable Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Enclosure Color Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
DVD DVD player
Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
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Built-in Decoders Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
Dolby Pro Logic
DTS-HD decoder
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
DTS-HD High Resolution
DTS-ES Matrix 6.1
DTS Neo:6
DTS-HD LBR
DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
Dolby TrueHD
DTS 96/24
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD Master Audio
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 Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 18.7 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
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Sound Effects Info unavailable Info unavailable Bass Boost
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Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
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Product Description Sony Bravia Theater DAV-DZ170 - Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Samsung HT-BD1250 - Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Sony BDV-E3100 - Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Sony STR-DN840
Power AC 120 V
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Supported Digital Video Standards MPEG-4
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Remote Control Remote control - Infrared
Universal remote control
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BD Profiles Info unavailable Info unavailable BD Profile 5.0 (Blu-ray 3D)
Profile 1.1 (Bonus View)
Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)
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Components Speaker system
DVD player / AV receiver / digital player
Speaker system
Blu-ray disc player / AV receiver
3D Blu-ray player
Speaker system
Home theater receiver
Speaker system
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Output Power 1000 Watt
1000 Watt
1000 Watt
660 Watt
1050 Watt
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 16.9 in x 13 in x 6.1 in
Speaker(s) 2 x Right/left channel speaker - External
1 x Center channel speaker - External
2 x Right/left rear channel speaker - External
1 x Subwoofer - External
4 x Satellite speaker
1 x Center channel speaker
1 x Subwoofer
Satellite speakers
4 x Center channel speaker - External
1 x Subwoofer - External
1 - External
Front speakers
Surround Speakers
Center channel speaker
Passive subwoofer
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