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Panasonic SC-BT300

Panasonic SC-BT300
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Sony STR-DN840

Sony STR-DN840
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Price $432 at 1 store $449 at 1 store $299 to $499 at 2 stores
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
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Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.5 stars out of 8 reviews 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review
Release date May 14, 2012 May 07, 2009 April 24, 2013 February 13, 2012 March 01, 2012
The Bottom Line Panasonic's SC-BT300 is a 7.1 home theater system with built-in Blu-ray and its tall-boy speakers help deliver very good sound quality, but it doesn't have the Netflix streaming found on some of its similarly priced competitors. 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 Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Info unavailable Info unavailable Blu-ray player
Surround System Class 5.1 channel
7.1 channel
7.2 channel
5.1 channel
5.1 channel
Internet Streaming Services Skype
FOX sports
Amazon Video
Hulu Plus
Twitter
Facebook
Vudu
VIERA Connect
Dailymotion
Pandora
YouTube
Netflix
CinemaNow
Info unavailable Pandora
Music Unlimited
Slacker
vTuner
Info unavailable Skype
Facebook
SHOUTcast
VIERA Connect
YouTube
Netflix
CinemaNow
Surround Sound Effects 3D Cinema Sound
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 3D Cinema Sound
Digital Player (Recorder) FLAC
MP3
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable FLAC
MP3
Radio Radio tuner - FM - 30 preset stations
Radio tuner - AM/FM
AM/FM
Info unavailable Radio tuner - FM - 30 preset stations
Product Type Home theater system
iPhone / iPod cradle
Home theater system with iPod cradle
Home Theater Network Receiver
Home theater system
Home theater system
Components Blu-ray player / receiver
Speaker system
Info unavailable Info unavailable Home theater receiver
Speaker system
Blu-ray player / receiver
Speaker system
Connectivity Protocols Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Info unavailable Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Info unavailable Wi-Fi-ready (requires dongle)
Enclosure Color Black
Info unavailable Black
Info unavailable Info unavailable
DVD Yes Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes Blu-ray player
Built-in Decoders Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS-HD Master Audio Essential
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD decoder
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital
DTS decoder
DTS-HD High Resolution
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby TrueHD
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 Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital
Dolby Pro Logic II
DTS-HD Master Audio Essential
DTS-HD High Resolution
Dolby TrueHD
Weight Info unavailable Info unavailable 18.7 lbs
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Sound Effects Hyper-Bass
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Info unavailable Surround Sound
Product Description Home theater system
Panasonic SC BTT490 - 5.1 channel
Panasonic SC BT300 - Home theater system - 7.1 channel
Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Sony STR-DN840
Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Home theater system
Panasonic SC BTT190 - 5.1 channel
Power Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120 V
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Remote Control Infrared
Universal remote control
Info unavailable Info unavailable Infrared
Supported Digital Video Standards DivX HD
DivX
AVCHD
MPEG-2
MKV
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable DivX HD
DivX
AVCHD
MPEG-2
MKV
Components Blu-ray player / receiver
Speaker system
Info unavailable Info unavailable Home theater receiver
Speaker system
Blu-ray player / receiver
Speaker system
Output Power 1000 Watt
1250 Watt
1050 Watt
660 Watt
1000 Watt
BD Profiles Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)
BD Profile 5.0 (Blu-ray 3D)
Profile 1.1 (Bonus View)
Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)
Info unavailable Info unavailable Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)
BD Profile 5.0 (Blu-ray 3D)
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable Info unavailable 16.9 in x 13 in x 6.1 in
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Speaker(s) Front speakers
2 x Surround Speakers - External
1 x Center channel speaker - External
1 x Subwoofer - External
2 - External
4 x Satellite speaker - External
1 x Center channel speaker - External
1 x Subwoofer - External
2 - External
Info unavailable Front speakers
Surround Speakers
Center channel speaker
Passive subwoofer
Front speakers
2 x Surround Speakers - External
1 x Center channel speaker - External
1 x Subwoofer - External
2 - External
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