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I have a friend who for years has told me, "When you buy your next receiver buy a fine Yamaha product." When I took a picture of the receiver I was...Read complete review
I have a friend who for years has told me, "When you buy your next receiver buy a fine Yamaha product." When I took a picture of the receiver I was considering in the store and shot him a picture of it on his phone, he immediately said, "Get it. You won't be sorry." He was so right.The setup was fast, the GUI clean and efficient. My Infinity home theater speakers literally "woke up" in a big way, especially my BU-1 powered subwoofer.I got the room tuned, invited my friend up and he was blown away by the warm, room trembling lows and superior separation. Among other things, he is a serious working musician. His input validated what I already knew. My price/performance Nirvana had been achieved.
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I would like my RX-V471 to have an input to add my seperate equalizer to furthur mix my sound likes. I understand this receiver has a built in equalizer but would like the option...Read complete review
I would like my RX-V471 to have an input to add my seperate equalizer to furthur mix my sound likes. I understand this receiver has a built in equalizer but would like the option to manually adjust the sound mix using my seperate equalizer. Please advise if there is some way I can hook up my equalizer to my RX-V471. Thanks loads!Steve
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from Charlotte, NC
About Me Tech Savvy
Comments about Yamaha 5.1 Channel Black AV Home Theater Receiver:
This is my second Yamaha AV Receiver, the first being damaged by lightning. Before that I had a Denon. This receiver was extremely easy to set up using YPO. It took all of 3 minutes for the system to analyze the room and make the necessary adjustments. The before and after sound was like night and day. I completely did the system set up without opening the manual. The four scene buttons allow me to go from Blu-ray to Apple TV to TW DVR with the simple act of pushing the appropriate button.The ability to use banana plugs to connect the speakers was great, and sped up the connections greatly. Same for having so many HDMI input jacks.The only problem I have had is that there is no code that will allow me to turn on the Receiver with the Time Warner DVR remote control. When I try it, the Receiver turns on then back off immediately. Once I turn it on manually, however, the TW DVR remote will turn the Receiver off, along with the other components. Luckily, I have the Receiver located where this is not a problem. Yamaha should work with Samsung, maker of the DVR, to find a code that will allow the system to turn on properly. If I didn't have the Receiver where it is easy to turn on manually this would be a deal breaker.This is a 5.1 Receiver, and I use Infinity speakers for the 5, and a 12" subwoofer for the .1. The sound is great. It gives great sound for everything from TV shows to Blu-ray movies.Overall, I am happy with the purchase, and have already recommended it to a few friends. It was well worth the money.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great Unit !
By Red Runner
from North America
About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy
Bought this to replace my old RX-V990 . Wow things have changed in the AVR world haha. It is a pleasure to listen to but have one question if anyone here knows the answer it would be great. On the Sur.Decode button on the remote , the manual states you can toggle between modes . When I do that it only does straight ( also , straight is off using the stright button itself ) . So far I've only been using my Dish HD reciever on it . Thanks !
Awesome Upgrade from HTIB
By Mr Advice
About Me Audiophile, Frugal, Practical, Tech Savvy
Replaced a Panasonic Home Theater in a Box all on one system. It had good volume but too few options, limited inputs, small subwoofer. The RX-V471 has much more sophisicated sound. It allows for detailed adjustment of each speaker, including it's size, distance from the listener and individual volume adjustments. Comes with a mic and auto setup system to make those determinations.This model doesn't do any upscaling for older technologies such as component or composite video. It simply does a passthrough to your TV inputs of the same technology, component or composite.
Solid budget friendly home theater
About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy
Picked this up for my home theater and am very happy with it for that purpose. The sound reproduction with a set of Energy Take 5.1 speakers is crystal clear with amazing fidelity. After a couple of weeks to let the speakers break in I used the YPAO and noticed a distinct improvement in channel separation and stereo imaging. I like that this feature is available even in Yamaha's lower priced units.I wouldn't mind slightly larger remote control buttons, but its easier to use than I thought it would be when I first looked at it.This unit has been replaced with a newer model that appears to be significantly the same and is probably a similar good choice in this price range.
Great AV Reciver
from Marco Island, Fl
About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy
The only missing thing is a switchede outlet on the back for a subwoofer connection, excellent power and quality for the money, this my 2nd Yamaha product and the third over all in my lifetime
Best replacement I've purchased
About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy
I purchased this as a replacement to my old A/V receiver which converted analog to digital. this this model contained enough of both types of input's and given my experience with other Yamaha products, I thought this was a great buy. So far no disappointments a great receiver for a good price
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from Hampton, NH
Love this receiver! Needed to upgrade to HDMI and this system fits the bill!
from gilbert, az
About Me Technically Challenged
good product just cant hook the wii into the front and get it to play on my tv
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Yamaha RX-V471 A/V Receiver
from Acworth, Georgia
About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy
My wife and I purchased this Yamaha RX-V471 A/V Receiver as a Christmas gift to ourselves last year (Nov. 2012). We paired it with a set of Yamaha 5.1 surround sound speakers. We bought it to replace an older Yamaha RX-V393 Receiver that we have, which is now in my workshop, along with my Teac Equalizer and my set of "B" speakers. So far, we are very pleased with this unit. Even though it has plenty of settings for those that wish to adjust everything, it was very simple to hookup. I do like the HDMI hookups, the USB port in the front, the 3D support, the ARC support, At 535 watts, this unit will get very loud, with no distortion. For the price, this unit was an excellent deal. I really like the YPAO sound optimization feature; it helped me to correct some wiring issues that I did not know I had. The Auto preset tuning is a great feature as well. The initial volume-setting feature is also great because my wife is hard of hearing and it lets me set it a little louder when it comes on so that she can hear it. I do have a few issues with this unit, but do not feel that they take away from the quality or price point of this receiver. First, there is no way to connect and use my Teac Equalizer. Second, there are no connections for a set of "B" speakers. Third, there should also be a USB port on the rear panel. Fourth, there should be a default clock feature on the display panel.Overall, we would highly recommend this unit, or any other Yamaha sound product for that matter.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great features at a great price .
from billings mt
About Me Practical
Need better speakers to give a good review. I feel Yamaha focused on quality instead of a bunch of gimmick bells and whistles you will never use. Really good receiver for the money.
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