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Sony STR-DN840

Sony STR-DN840
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Sony BDV-E770W

Sony BDV-E770W
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Price $448 at 1 store $298 to $299 at 5 stores $398 to $449 at 2 stores
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Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 0.5 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 1 review 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews 2.5 stars out of 27 reviews
Release date February 21, 2012 March 09, 2013 April 12, 2013 April 24, 2013 April 15, 2010
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. The Sony BDV-E770W is one of the best Blu-ray home theater systems we've tested, with excellent sound quality, tons of streaming-media options, 3D compatibility, and wireless rear speakers. The lack of HDMI inputs is the only big omission.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
DVD type Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Info unavailable Blu-ray player
Surround System Class 5.1 channel
5.1 channel
5.1 channel
7.2 channel
5.1 channel
Internet Streaming Services Amazon Video
Qriocity
Crackle
Sony Entertainment Network
Gracenote
Hulu Plus
Vudu
SnagFilms
BRAVIA Internet Video
Flixster
Pandora
YouTube
Netflix
CinemaNow
Sony Entertainment Network
Gracenote
YouTube
Smart Hub
Pandora
Music Unlimited
Slacker
vTuner
Slacker Personal Radio
BRAVIA Internet Video
YouTube
Netflix
Environmental Standards Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Surround Sound Effects 3D Surround
Info unavailable Virtual Surround 7.1
Vertical Surround Sound
3D Sound Plus
Info unavailable Surround sound
Network Player WMA
WAV
MP3
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Digital Player (Recorder) WMA
AAC
WAV
MP3
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable LPCM
WMA
AAC
MP3
Radio Radio tuner - FM - 20 preset stations
FM - 20 preset stations
FM
AM/FM
Radio tuner - FM - 20 preset stations
Product Type Home theater system
iPhone / iPod cradle
Home theater system
Home theater system
Home Theater Network Receiver
Home theater system
Components Blu-ray player / receiver
Speaker system
3D Blu-ray player
Speaker system
3D Blu-ray player
Speaker system
Info unavailable Speaker system
Blu-ray disc player / AV receiver
Connectivity Protocols Built-in Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
NFC
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet)
Enclosure Color Black
Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
Info unavailable
DVD Yes Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Info unavailable Blu-ray player - NTSC
Built-in Decoders Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
DTS-ES decoder
DTS-HD High Resolution
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby TrueHD
DTS 96/24
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
DTS-HD decoder
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
Dolby TrueHD
DTS Neo:Fusion
DTS 96/24
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
Dolby Pro Logic IIx
DTS-HD decoder
Dolby Digital
Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS decoder
DTS-ES decoder
DTS Neo:6
Dolby TrueHD
DTS 96/24
Weight Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 18.7 lbs
Info unavailable
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Blu-ray player/speakers
Sound Effects Info unavailable Bass Boost
Power Bass
Info unavailable D-Bass
Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Product Description Home theater system
Sony BDV-N790W - 5.1 channel
Sony BDV-E3100 - Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Samsung HT-F5500 - Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Sony STR-DN840
Sony BDV-E770W - Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Power AC 120 V
Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120 V
AC 120 V
Remote Control Universal remote control - Infrared
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Universal remote control - Infrared
Supported Digital Video Standards MPEG-4
XviD
WMV
AVCHD
MPEG-1
MPEG-2
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable MPEG-4
WMV9
MPEG-1
MPEG-2
MKV
Components Blu-ray player / receiver
Speaker system
3D Blu-ray player
Speaker system
3D Blu-ray player
Speaker system
Info unavailable Speaker system
Blu-ray disc player / AV receiver
Output Power 1000 Watt
1000 Watt
1000 Watt
1050 Watt
1000 Watt
BD Profiles Profile 1.1 (Bonus View)
Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)
BD Profile 5.0 (Blu-ray 3D)
Profile 1.1 (Bonus View)
Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)
BD Profile 5.0 (Blu-ray 3D)
Info unavailable Profile 1.1 (Bonus View)
Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 16.9 in x 13 in x 6.1 in
Info unavailable
Speaker(s) Front speakers
2 x Wireless rear speakers - External
1 x Center channel speaker - External
1 x Passive subwoofer - External
2 - External
Satellite speakers
4 x Center channel speaker - External
1 x Subwoofer - External
1 - External
Front speakers
2 x Wireless rear speakers - External
1 x Center channel speaker - External
2 x Passive subwoofer - External
1 - External
Info unavailable 2 x Right/left channel speaker - External
1 x Center channel speaker - External
1 x Subwoofer - External
2 x Right/left rear channel speaker - External
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