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Yamaha RX-V371
7.0 out of 10

Yamaha RX-V371

A high performance 5.1 channel AV Receiver with HD Audio Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Yamaha RX-V371

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Overall 6
6.0

Good entry level receiver

Brad P., Newegg
13 January 2013
  • Summary: I bought a refurb with full foreknowledge that it may not be 100%. This is ultimately just intended to keep me going for a year or so, at which point I'll upgrade to a more recent model. I'm overall happy with the receiver and will likely purchase another Yamaha when the time comes.
  • Pros: This is a good receiver for the price. It pushes 100w per channel and has 4 HDMI inputs, both good features to have and rare at this price point. I'm pleased with the sound quality, and have had no trouble with the HDMI switching or decoding. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it also do...
  • Cons: No on-screen display, though the fron LCD display is easy to work with. More troubling is that sometimes I lose sound output for no apparent reason. Turning the receiver off and then on again resolves the problem, but I'm concerned that this could be a sign that the receiver is faulty. A phono in...
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Overall 6
6.0

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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good receiver

Anthony B., Newegg
17 November 2012
  • Pros: Nice features at this price and had all the HDMI ports that I needed. Sounds great.
  • Cons: Overheated and constantly activated the protection circuit and shut off until I set it to 6 ohms impedance. Paired this with the definitive tech procinema60. Customer service for yamaha told me to return it when it was a simple setting issue. Barely warm to the touch now. Writing this review so a...
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Overall 6
6.0

Its ok

Brian M., Newegg
21 May 2012
  • Summary: great for the price if you don't use old tech
  • Pros: easy to setup, sounds great, works with google tv.
  • Cons: The built in AM tuner works fine, but I cant get the FM tuner to work, anyone else have this issue? Also.. The RCA inputs on the thing are useless. If you are trying to use a VHS/DVD player that only has RCA outputs, you are going to have to plug it directly into the TV. For me this is a pain bec...
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Overall 6
6.0

Okay unless you need service...

Robert B., Newegg
23 February 2012
  • Summary: I've had the unit for 6 months, suddenly died the other night. Guess what? The repair center can't get parts for 8 weeks! 8 weeks! So, I go to Yamaha's website, Contact Us page has NO phone #, NO email address, just a mailing address.
  • Pros: Works fine, when it works.
  • Cons: Yamaha warranty service is a big pile of feces!
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Overall 6
6.0

Not worth it

Anonymous, Newegg
3 February 2012
  • Summary: I only bought this receiver to replace a old receiver when i though the center channel went out even though it was just the speaker. So i'm using the pioneer which is 4 years old and it has 110 watts per channel and i got this for 250$ at best buy.
  • Pros: Sounds clear Easy to set up Sub LFE sounded good
  • Cons: First of all type this to Google "Yamaha RX-V371 A/V receiver HT Labs Measures" And this explains why i gave this receiver to my brother. 32watts per channel when in 5.1 What!! this is 230$ the pioneer receiver for less money can do 80 watts per channel not 32watts. If you ask me Yamaha is false ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice functionality at bargain price

William F., Newegg
30 December 2011
  • Summary: I was looking for the least expensive way to connect a UVerse box, Sony Blu-ray player and Apple TV via HDMI to my Panasonic plasma. (My older Yamaha RX-V2200 has no HDMI connectivity.
  • Pros: Seems to have all the basics covered. Picked it up from Newegg for $229 minus a $50 gift card. At this price, don't expect OSD or 7.1 channel surround or ethernet connectivity or a bunch of other stuff you might think you need. But what it does it seems to do very well and if you're looking for a...
  • Cons: This unit doesn't have much heft. Though it appears well-constructed, it doesn't feel very substantial. I imagine this is owing to much thinner metal and smaller amps than one would find on a beefier more high-powered unit. The buttons on the remote are very small and not designed to be manipulat...
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Overall 6
6.0

Yamaha RX-V371BL 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver

Paul Bassett, Amazon
6 October 2011
  • Summary: First off: There was an addendum included with the packaging that stated the output power was 80w/ch - not the 100w/ch as advertised. After the initial shock wore off, I quickly set up and operated the unit (I am a bit technically adept).
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Overall 6
6.0

Faulty CEC

Bartsie, Amazon
6 October 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Know what you are getting

Professional S., Newegg
17 August 2011
  • Summary: Spend the extra bucks to get a better receiver that uses a single video output. I wish I had.
  • Pros: Nice 5.1 sound. I like the listening options.
  • Cons: No upconverting. Will not output a video signal to a single HDMI "monitor out" from non-HDMI inputs. I have some older components that do not have HDMI, they use RCA composite or s-video. This unit has no s-video jacks. If you do not input your video via HDMI this unit will not output a video sig...
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