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Sony BDV-E770W

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Sony STR-DN840

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Price $429 to $502 at 7 stores $241 to $382 at 6 stores $380 to $449 at 6 stores $448 to $449 at 3 stores
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    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
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Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 0.5 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 1 review 2.5 stars out of 27 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date February 21, 2012 March 09, 2013 April 15, 2010 April 12, 2013 April 24, 2013
The Bottom Line 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. 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 Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Info unavailable
Surround System Class 5.1 channel
5.1 channel
5.1 channel
5.1 channel
7.2 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
Slacker Personal Radio
BRAVIA Internet Video
YouTube
Netflix
Smart Hub
Pandora
Music Unlimited
Slacker
vTuner
Environmental Standards Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Surround Sound Effects 3D Surround
Info unavailable Surround sound
Virtual Surround 7.1
Vertical Surround Sound
3D Sound Plus
Info unavailable
Network Player WMA
WAV
MP3
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Digital Player (Recorder) WMA
AAC
WAV
MP3
Info unavailable LPCM
WMA
AAC
MP3
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Radio Radio tuner - FM - 20 preset stations
FM - 20 preset stations
Radio tuner - FM - 20 preset stations
FM
AM/FM
Product Type Home theater system
iPhone / iPod cradle
Home theater system
Home theater system
Home theater system
Home Theater Network Receiver
Components Blu-ray player / receiver
Speaker system
3D Blu-ray player
Speaker system
Speaker system
Blu-ray disc player / AV receiver
3D Blu-ray player
Speaker system
Info unavailable
Connectivity Protocols Built-in Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
NFC
IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet)
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Enclosure Color Black
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
DVD Yes Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player - NTSC
Blu-ray player
Info unavailable
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
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
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
Weight Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 18.7 lbs
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product type Info unavailable Info unavailable Blu-ray player/speakers
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Sound Effects Info unavailable Bass Boost
D-Bass
Power Bass
Info unavailable
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
Sony BDV-E770W - 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
Power AC 120 V
Info unavailable AC 120 V
Info unavailable AC 120 V
Remote Control Universal remote control - Infrared
Info unavailable Universal remote control - Infrared
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Supported Digital Video Standards MPEG-4
XviD
WMV
AVCHD
MPEG-1
MPEG-2
Info unavailable MPEG-4
WMV9
MPEG-1
MPEG-2
MKV
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Components Blu-ray player / receiver
Speaker system
3D Blu-ray player
Speaker system
Speaker system
Blu-ray disc player / AV receiver
3D Blu-ray player
Speaker system
Info unavailable
Output Power 1000 Watt
1000 Watt
1000 Watt
1000 Watt
1050 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)
Profile 1.1 (Bonus View)
Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)
BD Profile 5.0 (Blu-ray 3D)
Info unavailable
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 16.9 in x 13 in x 6.1 in
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
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
Front speakers
2 x Wireless rear speakers - External
1 x Center channel speaker - External
2 x Passive subwoofer - External
1 - External
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