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Sony STR-DN840

Sony STR-DN840
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Samsung HT-BD1250

Samsung HT-BD1250
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Price $299 to $499 at 2 stores $429 to $579 at 4 stores $389 to $449 at 2 stores $349 at 3 stores
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Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
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    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
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Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews 2.5 stars out of 51 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review
Release date February 13, 2012 March 14, 2013 April 24, 2013 January 08, 2009 October 26, 2012
The Bottom Line 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. 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.

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DVD type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Blu-ray player
Info unavailable
Surround System Class 5.1 channel
7.1 channel
7.2 channel
5.1 channel
5.1 channel
Internet Streaming Services Info unavailable Info unavailable Pandora
Music Unlimited
Slacker
vTuner
Pandora
Netflix
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Surround Sound Effects Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable SILENT CINEMA DSP
Virtual CINEMA DSP
CINEMA DSP Digital
Digital Player (Recorder) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable MP3
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Radio Info unavailable Info unavailable AM/FM
Radio tuner - FM - 15 preset stations
AM/FM - 40 preset stations
Product Type Home theater system
Home theater system
Home Theater Network Receiver
Home theater system
Home theater system
Components Home theater receiver
Speaker system
AV receiver
Speaker system
Info unavailable Speaker system
Blu-ray disc player / AV receiver
AV receiver
Speaker system
HDMI Switching Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Connectivity Protocols Info unavailable Bluetooth ready, adapter sold separately
Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
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Enclosure Color Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
Info unavailable Black
DVD Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Blu-ray player
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Built-in Decoders Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby Pro Logic IIz
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
DTS-HD decoder
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD High Resolution
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby TrueHD
Weight Info unavailable Info unavailable 18.7 lbs
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Sound Output Mode Info unavailable Info unavailable Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Product Description Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Home theater system - 7.1 channel
Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Sony STR-DN840
Samsung HT-BD1250 - Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Yamaha YHT-497 - Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Power Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120 V
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Remote Control Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Universal remote control
Universal remote control
Components Home theater receiver
Speaker system
AV receiver
Speaker system
Info unavailable Speaker system
Blu-ray disc player / AV receiver
AV receiver
Speaker system
Output Power 660 Watt
Info unavailable 1050 Watt
1000 Watt
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Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable 16.9 in x 13 in x 6.1 in
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Speaker(s) Front speakers
Surround Speakers
Center channel speaker
Passive subwoofer
Info unavailable Info unavailable 4 x Satellite speaker
1 x Center channel speaker
1 x Subwoofer
Satellite speaker
2 x Center channel speaker - External - 30 Watt
1 x Subwoofer - External - 30 Watt
2 - External - 30 Watt
1 - External - 50 Watt
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