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Yamaha Black 5.1 Channel Home Theater System - YHT-497

Abt Model: YHT497BL | UPC Code: 027108107318
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100W Per Channel/ Dolby TrueHD And DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus And DTS-HD High Resolution Audio Decoding/ 192 kHz/24-Bit Burr Brown DACs For All Channels/ 4K Pass-Through/ HDMI With 3D And Audio Return Channel/ YPAO Sound Optimization/ USB Digital Connection For iPod And iPhone/ SCENE For One-Touch Start/ HDMI CEC/ Subwoofer Trim Control/ Compressed Music Enhancer/ ECO Mode/ Supports Deep Color (30/36-Bit), x.v.Color, 24Hz Refresh Rate And Auto Lip-Sync Compensation/ Black Finish
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Yamaha Black 5.1 Channel Home Theater System, Model YHT497BL

Provides simple operation, yet includes essential capabilities for high definition home audio video enjoyment, offering popular features like USB input for iPhone and color on-screen display, as well as a 5.1 channel speaker system with a powerful 6 ½" 100W subwoofer. This system is also ready for the future with sophisticated technologies like 4k video pass-through and ECO mode for lower power consumption.

Features:

  • Audio
    • 5-channel powerful surround sound (100W per Channel)
    • HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
    • 192 kHz/24-bit Burr Brown DACs for all channels
    • High dynamic power, low-impedance drive capability
    • Full-range piano-black speaker system
    • 6-1/2” 100W active subwoofer
  • 4K pass-through for next generation super high resolution images
    This AV receiver provides advanced HDMI features including 4K pass-through. 4K refers to four times the resolution of a 1080p display. While not yet available, 4K displays and sources are sure to become popular in the future. This receiver is capable of passing the 4K data from the source to the display, for image clarity far beyond present standards
  • HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
    3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable
  • YPAO Sound Optimization for Automatic Speaker Setup
    YPAO analyzes the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It’s like having a professional installer calibrate your system
  • USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone
    A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod/iPhone is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal loss or interference, so you enjoy the best possible sound quality. In addition, you can use the receiver’s remote control unit to operate the iPod/iPhone music playback functions
  • SCENE for One-Touch Start
    Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV Receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can re-set the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds
  • HD Audio with CINEMA DSP
    Yamaha’s exclusive CINEMA DSP technology supports playback of HD Audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, etc.), providing natural and expansive sound imaging
  • HDMI CEC for Easy Operation
    Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV, and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver’s remote unit to control player functions like Skip and Stop
    • *All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs/players may not work
  • Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging
    The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound
  • Compressed Music Enhancer
    When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.
    Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialogue and vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials, and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening, when you do not want to disturb others
  • ECO mode lowers power consumption by 20%
    Yamaha’s new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu
    • * Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement)
  • Selectable Auto Power Down
    Auto Power Down lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours
  • Low Standby Power Consumption
    Yamaha makes its receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.3W
  • Other Notable Video Features
    • Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24 Hz Refresh Rate and Auto Lip-Sync compensation
  • Other Notable Advanced Features
    • iPod/iPhone song titles displayed in English and Western European languages on the front panel
    • Multi language color OSD for improved visibility
    • Front panel mini jack input for connecting portable audio player
    • Audio input assign capability for HDMI and component video input
    • 9 selectable subwoofer crossover frequencies
    • Subwoofer phase select / Subwoofer out
    • Initial Volume Setting and Maximum Volume Setting
    • Audio Delay for adjusting Lip-Sync (0-250 ms)
    • 40-station preset tuning / Auto preset tuning
    • Background Video feature (for Radio only)
  • Other Notable Surround Realism
    • SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP

Specifications:

AV Receiver

  • Model: RX-V373
  • Amplifier Section
    • Channel: 5.1
    • Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven): 100W (8ohms, 0.9% THD)
    • Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven): 85W (8ohms, 0.9% THD)
    • Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): 110/130/160/180W
  • Surround Sound Processing
    • CINEMA DSP: Yes
    • DSP Programs: 17
    • Compressed Music Enhancer: Yes
    • SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP: Yes
    • Dolby TrueHD: Yes
    • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
    • DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes
  • Audio
    • YPAO sound optimization: Yes
    • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Yes
    • Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting: Yes
    • Audio Delay: Yes (0-250 ms)
    • 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels: Yes (Burr-Brown)
  • Video
    • HDMI 3D passthrough: Yes
    • HDMI Audio Return Channel: Yes
    • Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync: Yes
    • 4K Pass-through: Yes
  • Extensive Connection
    • HDMI Input/Output: 4 / 1
    • HDMI CEC: Yes
    • USB Input: iPod/iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
    • Front AV Input: USB/Mini Jack/Composite
    • Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical: 2 / 0
    • Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial: 2 / 0
    • Analog Audio Input/Output: 4 (front 1) / 2
    • Component Video Input/Output: 2 / 1
    • Composite Video Input/Output: 4 (front 1) / 1
    • Preout: Subwoofer
    • Headphone Output: 1
  • Tuner Section
    • FM/AM Tuner: Yes
  • User Interface
    • On-screen display: Yes (Color OSD)
    • SCENE: SCENE (4 sets)
    • Remote Control Unit: Yes
  • General
    • ECO mode: Yes
    • Standby Power Consumption (IR only): =0.3W
    • Auto Power Down: Yes

Speakers

  • Model: NS-PZ40
  • Cabinet Type: Plastic
  • Front
    • Speaker Size: 2-3/4” full-range cone
  • Center
    • Speaker Size: 2-3/4” full-range cone
  • Surround
    • Speaker Size: 2-3/4” full-range cone
  • Subwoofer
    • Model: NS-SW40
    • Power Output: 100W
    • Driver Size: 6-1/2" Cone

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Receiver (W x H x D): 17-1/8" x 6" x 12-3/8"
  • Front (W x H x D): 4-3/8" x 6-7/8" x 4-5/8"
  • Center (W x H x D): 10-7/8: x 4-3/8: x 4-5/8"
  • Surround (W x H x D): 4-3/8" x 6-7/8" x 4-5/8"
  • Subwoofer (W x H x D): 11-3/8" x 11-1/2" x 12-7/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Receiver: 16.5 lbs
  • Front: 1.3 lbs
  • Center: 1.61 lbs
  • Surround: 1.3 lbs
  • Subwoofer: 17.6 lbs
  • Shipping: 47 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 2 Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
4.4

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (49)
  • Easy to set up (39)
  • Interfaces well with TV (36)
  • Good remote (32)
  • Powerful bass (24)

Cons

  • Difficult to set up (3)

Best Uses

  • Surround sound solution (35)
  • Living room (33)
  • Movies (27)
  • Television shows (23)
  • Smaller rooms / apartments (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie enthusiast (28), Practical (24), Tech savvy (21), Audiophile (7), Technically challenged (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (42), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent System

I put this in my living room (20x20), for general use (general TV and Movies). I picked up this system to add surround sound (never had before) to my...Read complete review

I put this in my living room (20x20), for general use (general TV and Movies). I picked up this system to add surround sound (never had before) to my entertainment.

The YPAO microphone made the audio settings PERFECT. I didn't use the YPAO at first, and thought the sound quality was "Uh.." and was somewhat dissapointed. I connected the microphone and put it where I sit, and went through the simple onscreen setup and left the room. Came back and re-ran my test movie, WOW!!! Huge difference!

The subwoofer will rattle my windows if I turn it up to max. But at the suggested mid level, it is just right. Not to loud, not to soft.

The pre-defined EQ settings for Movies and Music are decent. A bit echoie for my taste, but sometimes I turn it on.

My only complaint is that when my display with HDMI with ARC (Audio Return Channel) turns on and syncs with the reciever, the receiver switches to AV4. I have to reselect the HDMI input source. That or turn off ARC and get an optical cable (defeats the purpose of ARC). A bit frustating when I first turn my setup.

Hopefully a firmware update will allow one to set "TV Audio Input" = HDMI on the reciever. Or if ARC = On, then "TV Audio Input" is non-selectable.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice system except ...

Nice 4 HDMI inputs - set up to 1: Satellite 2: Blu Ray Player 3: ROKU 4: Desktop Computer.

System was easy to set up within ten minutes; It...Read complete review

Nice 4 HDMI inputs - set up to 1: Satellite 2: Blu Ray Player 3: ROKU 4: Desktop Computer.

System was easy to set up within ten minutes; It took longer to figure out the remote. The back panel is pretty self explanitory.

Two problems:

If I am on HDMI 2, 3, or 4, and I switch to HDMI 1 (Satellite) I only get sound with no picture to TV. I have to toggle back and forth between one of the other imputs and HDMI 1 until the picture comes up on the tv. I swapped HDMI cables and tried switching satellite input to HDMI 2, 3, etc, but it made no difference. This is extremely annoying.

Second problem is that the subwoofer really sucks and is sub par for a system at this price. The response has to be 1 to 2 seconds lag.

I'm keeping this system because I like how I can adjust the sound in the rear speakers to hear the lead audio better; rather than having it blare at me from the front of the room.

Otherwise, I would have returned this unit.

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4.0

Great unit, period.

By Critterchet

from Fort Lauderdale, FL

About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Remote

Cons

  • Need Wire Stripper

Best Uses

    This is my first Yamaha unit I have bought, and their reputation definitely precedes them. It was so easy to set up, with the exception of having to strip the wires for the speakers. Not a big deal, but if someone doesn't know how to strip wires without a wire stripper, they could be a bit frustrated. It comes with a mic that will allow the unit to set each speaker volume to the best specs. No guess work needed, although you can still do it manually. The sound is just fantastic. We played 2012 (the movie) and the surround sounds were vibrant, crisp and clear. The unit also remembers each setting for each device when you change to it with just one button. With good ventilation, the unit puts out little heat. I would definitley buy another Yamaha product, as they've been around almost forever with excellent products.

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    4.0

    Great Home Theater in a BOX

    By Purvesh

    from Princeton, NJ

    About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Remote
    • Interfaces Well With TV
    • Intuitive Controls
    • Thundering Bass

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Movies

      Great Home Theater in a box ! excellent Remote, easy setup, YMAO feature just takes the guessing away. only thing I feel is the center speaker could be a bit louder!

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      5.0

      great system for the price

      By the brewmeister

      from fletcher ok

      About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Good Remote
      • Great sound
      • Interfaces Well With TV
      • Intuitive Controls
      • Thundering Bass
      • Works Well With My Tv

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Larger Rooms
        • Living Room
        • Movies
        • Surround Sound Solution
        • Television Shows

        i use the system for blue ray and dvds tv shows music. it all sounds great.the only problem with it is the on/off button and volume control are on the back other than that i would highly recommemnd it

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        4.0

        Great but nervous

        By RyeReelFishn

        from Carnegie, PA

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Interfaces Well With TV

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Living Room
          • Movies
          • Smaller Rooms

          Small Living room setup, Easy setup up and sharp looking system. Love the sound and happy. Did have a issue a few times where the HDMI ports go dead and I get no video. I have to power off the device by pulling the plug which seems to clear the power on the motherboard. This has happened twice.

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          5.0

          Excellent value with many feature

          By ford136

          from Jonesborough, Tn

          About Me Movie Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Remote
          • Interfaces Well With TV
          • Thundering Bass

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Living Room
            • Surround Sound Solution

            Excellent value with many features. The system delivers outstanding sound performance for movies, tv, or any type of music sound listening. It was highly rated and at a terrific price point. Easy to set up, good remote, decent user manual. The speakers appear lightweight but really deliver, and the sub woofer produces great lows.

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            5.0

            Great product at a great price

            By Jay

            from Woodstock, GA

            About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Great Sound For Low Price
            • Interfaces Well With TV

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Living Room
              • Movies
              • Surround Sound Solution
              • Television Shows

              Comments about Yamaha Black 5.1 Channel Home Theater System:

              I was supposed to purchase an onkyo system but due to backorder, ABT provided this product as a replacement. I am extremely happy that I got this instead. The powered sub sounds great. Setup is not bad but I would recommend hooking a HDMI from the receiver to a TV so you can see what needs to be setup. I have seen bad reviews on this product and I must say that they probably did not set up the product the right way. I would highly recommend this product.

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              5.0

              Even Better than Expected

              By patalker

              from Irwin, PA

              About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Great Stereo Separation
              • Understandable Voices
              • Unobtrusive Speakers

              Cons

              • Not Enough Speaker Wire

              Best Uses

                My wife and I bought this for Christmas after our old stereo, which had hookups to make it into a surround system finally died. I did some research and had narrowed down to a few models, and when this went on sale, we jumped on it.
                The physical set-up took a while, as I knew it would, since I have the TV and components in a cabinet. I didn't have enough wire to go under the floor for the surround speakers, so I had to buy a piece, but that didn't cost too much. The setup using onscreen menus wasn't hard at all.

                We did end up going out to get a universal remote control because with that unit, we had five remotes, and my wife refused to use two remotes just to turn the TV on. I have to say that the universal remote works better than the cable remote.

                Once in a while, we notice that on SD programs, the voice is a little out of sync. I can fix that, but it hasn't been annoying enough for me to figure out if I can change the sync on separate channels.

                I do wish that it would pass through the TV signal when it's turned off, but you have to get the next model up to do that. Other than that, I'm completely happy with what I got.

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                4.0

                It is a very good product

                By Lach

                from Lake worth Fl

                About Me Audiophile, Practical

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Interfaces Well With TV

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Larger Rooms
                  • Living Room
                  • Movies
                  • Surround Sound Solution
                  • Television Shows

                  This product is very useful for my need wha are to improve the quality of audio.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Unit

                  By loudo

                  from Lewiston, Maine

                  About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Good Remote
                  • Interfaces Well With TV
                  • Thundering Bass

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Living Room
                    • Surround Sound Solution
                    • Television Shows

                    I purchased the YHT-497 to replace a Samsung Home Theater unit that stopped working. I couldn't believe how good this sounded. The movie's have so much more depth to the sound. The sub woolfer is just full of base. I don't regret the purchase one bit.

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                    5.0

                    Blown away!

                    By Yamaha#1fan

                    from Gautier,MS

                    About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Good Remote
                    • Great Great Functionality
                    • Interfaces Well With TV
                    • Intuitive Controls
                    • Thundering Bass

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Living Room
                      • Movies
                      • Television Shows

                      Me and the guys at work are always talking tvs, home theaters, etc. One of the guys was saying that he wanted to buy a new HTS so that got me thinking of getting a new one also. I recently owned a RCA home theater system and replaced it with this one. Needless to say i was blown away. Yamaha has found a loyal fan from here on out. This thing is great and i will be bragging on this system. Only complaint i have is the speaker wire i replaced it with 16 gauge.

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