Panasonic SC-BTT490 comparison

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Sony STR-DN840

Sony STR-DN840
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Panasonic SC-BT300

Panasonic SC-BT300
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Sony BDV-E770W

Sony BDV-E770W
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Price $432 at 1 store $449 at 1 store $298 to $348 at 4 stores
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Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 3.0 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 1 review 3.5 stars out of 8 reviews 2.5 stars out of 27 reviews
Release date May 14, 2012 April 24, 2013 March 09, 2013 May 07, 2009 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. 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 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
Info unavailable Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Surround System Class 5.1 channel
7.2 channel
5.1 channel
7.1 channel
5.1 channel
Internet Streaming Services Skype
FOX sports
Amazon Video
Hulu Plus
Twitter
Facebook
Vudu
VIERA Connect
Dailymotion
Pandora
YouTube
Netflix
CinemaNow
Pandora
Music Unlimited
Slacker
vTuner
Sony Entertainment Network
Gracenote
YouTube
Info unavailable Slacker Personal Radio
BRAVIA Internet Video
YouTube
Netflix
Environmental Standards Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Surround Sound Effects 3D Cinema Sound
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Surround sound
Digital Player (Recorder) FLAC
MP3
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable LPCM
WMA
AAC
MP3
Radio Radio tuner - FM - 30 preset stations
AM/FM
FM - 20 preset stations
Radio tuner - AM/FM
Radio tuner - FM - 20 preset stations
Product Type Home theater system
iPhone / iPod cradle
Home Theater Network Receiver
Home theater system
Home theater system with iPod cradle
Home theater system
Components Blu-ray player / receiver
Speaker system
Info unavailable 3D Blu-ray player
Speaker system
Info unavailable Speaker system
Blu-ray disc player / AV receiver
Connectivity Protocols Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
NFC
Info unavailable IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet)
Enclosure Color Black
Black
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
DVD Yes Blu-ray player
Info unavailable Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player
Blu-ray player - NTSC
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 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 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 Digital
DTS decoder
DTS-HD High Resolution
DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby TrueHD
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 18.7 lbs
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product type Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Blu-ray player/speakers
Sound Effects Hyper-Bass
Info unavailable Bass Boost
Info unavailable D-Bass
Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Surround Sound
Product Description Home theater system
Panasonic SC BTT490 - 5.1 channel
Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Sony STR-DN840
Sony BDV-E3100 - Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Panasonic SC BT300 - Home theater system - 7.1 channel
Sony BDV-E770W - Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Power Info unavailable AC 120 V
Info unavailable Info unavailable AC 120 V
Remote Control Infrared
Info unavailable Info unavailable Universal remote control
Universal remote control - Infrared
Supported Digital Video Standards DivX HD
DivX
AVCHD
MPEG-2
MKV
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable MPEG-4
WMV9
MPEG-1
MPEG-2
MKV
Components Blu-ray player / receiver
Speaker system
Info unavailable 3D Blu-ray player
Speaker system
Info unavailable Speaker system
Blu-ray disc player / AV receiver
Output Power 1000 Watt
1050 Watt
1000 Watt
1250 Watt
1000 Watt
BD Profiles Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)
BD Profile 5.0 (Blu-ray 3D)
Info unavailable 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)
Profile 1.1 (Bonus View)
Profile 2.0 (BD-Live)
Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable 16.9 in x 13 in x 6.1 in
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Speaker(s) Front speakers
2 x Surround Speakers - External
1 x Center channel speaker - External
1 x Subwoofer - External
2 - External
Info unavailable Satellite speakers
4 x Center channel speaker - External
1 x Subwoofer - External
1 - External
4 x Satellite speaker - External
1 x Center channel speaker - External
1 x Subwoofer - External
2 - 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
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