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Samsung HT-BD1250

Samsung HT-BD1250
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Sony STR-DN840

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Price $149 at 1 store $129 at 1 store $199 at 1 store $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 0 stars No reviews, write one! 2.5 stars out of 51 reviews 0 stars No reviews, write one! 0 stars No reviews, write one! 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews
Release date March 12, 2012 January 08, 2009 April 23, 2012 April 24, 2013 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
DVD 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 Info unavailable Pandora
Netflix
Info unavailable AccuWeather
Vudu
Rhapsody
Pandora
YouTube
Netflix
CinemaNow
Flickr
Twitter
Facebook
Pandora
Music Unlimited
Slacker
vTuner
Digital Player (Recorder) WMA
MP3
MP3
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Radio Radio tuner - FM
Radio tuner - FM - 15 preset stations
Radio tuner
FM
AM/FM
Product Type Home theater system
Home theater system
Home theater system
Home theater system
Home Theater Network Receiver
Equalizer Digital graphic - 7 bands
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Components DVD player / AV receiver
Speaker system
Speaker system
Blu-ray disc player / AV receiver
DVD player / AV receiver
Speaker system
3D Blu-ray player
Speaker system
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Connectivity Protocols Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Enclosure Color Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Black
DVD DVD player
Blu-ray player
DVD player
Blu-ray player
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Built-in Decoders Dolby Digital
Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS decoder
DTS-HD decoder
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Pro Logic II
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Pro Logic
Dolby Digital
DTS-HD decoder
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
DTS-HD Master Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio Essential
Dolby TrueHD
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
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Equalizer Factory Presets Jazz
Rock
Pops
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Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Product Description Samsung HT-E550 - Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Samsung HT-BD1250 - Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Home theater system
Sony DAV-TZ140 - 5.1 channel
Samsung HT-F4500 - Home theater system - 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
Supported Digital Video Standards WMV
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Response Bandwidth 20 - 20000 Hz
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Remote Control Universal remote control - Infrared
Universal remote control
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BD Profiles Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Profile 1.1 (Bonus View)
Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)
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Components DVD player / AV receiver
Speaker system
Speaker system
Blu-ray disc player / AV receiver
DVD player / AV receiver
Speaker system
3D Blu-ray player
Speaker system
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Output Power 1000 Watt
1000 Watt
300 Watt
500 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) Front speakers
2 x Surround Speakers - External - 167 Watt - 140 - 20000 Hz
2 x Center channel speaker - External - 167 Watt - 140 - 20000 Hz
1 x Subwoofer - External - 165 Watt - 140 - 20000 Hz
1 - External - 167 Watt - 20 - 160 Hz
4 x Satellite speaker
1 x Center channel speaker
1 x Subwoofer
Front speakers
2 x Surround Speakers - External
1 x Center channel speaker - External
2 x Subwoofer - External
1 - External
Satellite speakers
5 x Passive subwoofer - External - 80 Watt - 200 - 20000 Hz
1 - External - 100 Watt - 55 - 300 Hz
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