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Yamaha YAS-201

Yamaha YAS-201 Front Surround System with Wireless Subwoofer


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Yamaha YAS-201
Panasonic SC-BTT195
Denon DHT-1513BA
Onkyo HT-S5500
Sony BDV-N790W
Yamaha YAS-201 Front Surround System with Wireless Subwoofer
Panasonic SC-BTT195 Theater System
Denon DHT-1513BA home theater system
Onkyo HT-S5500 Theater System
Sony BDV-N790W Blu-ray Theater System with Wireless Speakers
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Release Date
Oct 2012
Mar 2012
Apr 2012
Feb 2012
Feb 2012
Main Speakers Power Output
60.0 Watts
850.0 Watts
225.0 Watts
910.0 Watts
1000.0 Watts
Number Of Speakers
1 Sound bar and Subwoofer
5 Speakers and Subwoofer
5 Speakers and Subwoofer
7 Speakers and Subwoofer
5 Speakers and Subwoofer
Playable File Formats
MP3
MP3, JPEG, WMA, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, XviD
MP3
JPEG, MPEG1
Included Components
Subwoofer, Sound bar
Speakers, Blu-ray Player, Subwoofer, Remote Control
Speakers, Subwoofer
Receiver, Speakers, Subwoofer
DVD Player, Blu-ray Player
Remote Control
Infrared
Yes
Yes
Infrared
Yes
Subwoofer Power Output
100.0 Watts
150.0 Watts
275.0 Watts
120.0 Watts
250.0 Watts
Use
Music, Movies
Music, Movies
Music, Movies
Music, Movies

  • The Pansonic SC-BTT195 is an inexpensive, easy way to get a 5.1-channel surround sound experience and Blu-ray player in one box, but it's not the most impressive-sounding home theater system.


  • Given its $399 suggested retail price, the SC-BTT195 offers a whole lot of bang for the buck. It sets up quickly, providing a 3D-capable Blu-ray player and provides access to a nice selection of audio and video streaming services. While the speakers seem a little flimsy, for the price this can be overlooked, especially for anyone who loves movies but lacks the budget and space for a full-fledged component home theater system.


  • The SC-BTT195 is a good option for those looking for a modestly-priced all-in-one system to enjoy Blu-ray, DVD, internet streaming, and to enhance their audio listening experience, especially for movies, in a smaller room environment. For a home theater-in-a-box system in its price class, it is worth consideration.