Yamaha YHT-497 comparison

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Sony STR-DN840

Sony STR-DN840
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Price $349 at 3 stores $389 to $449 at 2 stores $299 to $499 at 2 stores $448 to $579 at 4 stores
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Release date October 26, 2012 April 24, 2013 February 13, 2012 March 14, 2013
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.

Basic specs

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Surround System Class 5.1 channel
7.2 channel
5.1 channel
7.1 channel
Internet Streaming Services Info unavailable Pandora
Music Unlimited
Slacker
vTuner
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Surround Sound Effects SILENT CINEMA DSP
Virtual CINEMA DSP
CINEMA DSP Digital
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Radio AM/FM - 40 preset stations
AM/FM
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Product Type Home theater system
Home Theater Network Receiver
Home theater system
Home theater system
Components AV receiver
Speaker system
Info unavailable Home theater receiver
Speaker system
AV receiver
Speaker system
Connectivity Protocols Info unavailable Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
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Ethernet
HDMI Switching Yes
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Enclosure Color Black
Black
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Built-in Decoders Dolby Digital Plus
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 Pro Logic IIz
Weight Info unavailable 18.7 lbs
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Sound Output Mode Surround Sound
Surround Sound
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Product Description Yamaha YHT-497 - Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Home Theater Network Receiver - 7.2 channel
Sony STR-DN840
Home theater system - 5.1 channel
Home theater system - 7.1 channel
Power Info unavailable AC 120 V
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Remote Control Universal remote control
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Components AV receiver
Speaker system
Info unavailable Home theater receiver
Speaker system
AV receiver
Speaker system
Output Power Info unavailable 1050 Watt
660 Watt
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Dimensions (WxDxH) Info unavailable 16.9 in x 13 in x 6.1 in
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Speaker(s) Satellite speaker
2 x Center channel speaker - External - 30 Watt
1 x Subwoofer - External - 30 Watt
2 - External - 30 Watt
1 - External - 50 Watt
Info unavailable Front speakers
Surround Speakers
Center channel speaker
Passive subwoofer
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