Summary: I wanted a HDMI receiver with shallow depth (to fit into a slim Ikea cabinet) so found this unit. I have nice headphones and sound quality is breathtaking - though it may be the case with all digital receivers. If you don't have a subwoofer go to speaker setup and make sure the unit knows it (the default is subwoofer on and it doesn't determine there's nothing on the subwoofer circuit). My biggest problem is buggy CEC (HDMI control).
Warning, this is not 100 watts per channel! False advertising?
Howard O. Pugh, Amazon
12 December 2012
Summary: First of all, I think this is a pretty decent receiver / amp and almost everything that Yamaha and Amazon billed it as was not far from the mark. That being said, I got a little surprise when I opened brand new unit's box. Mixed in with the instructions was a notification from Yamaha that reads basically as "Additional information on specification for U.S.A. model" the rated Output Power to Front, Center and Surround speakers is 80 WATTS! Why does everything ...
Summary: I purchased this product in August. This is my third yamaha receiver. The price was right. The system has lots of options (inputs). 2 problems the manual is on cd. Yamaha remote coding process is not user friendly.
Summary: I ordered the Yamaha V371BL 5.1 as it seemed like a good price point for a 5.1 receiver. I wasn't looking to put in a huge sound system in our family room, it had low % THD and was an attractive unit. Here's my biggest and only gripe. You don't have your own bass, treble and loudness controls. Instead, it has preset settings for different sounds.