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Yamaha YMC-500
5.7 out of 10

Yamaha YMC-500

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Overall 6
6.0

stay away

Daron P., Newegg
7 April 2013
  • Pros: Works great and sounds amazing for what it is. Just so long you never change to a different input....
  • Cons: The amount of bug it has I wish I just got a full receive. If you change volume the screen and sound go away for about 30sec, change input and have to wait upto 15min sometime for it to be detected or some times never. The have turn it off and back on. And still no guarantee that it will even det...
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Overall 10
10

neo- not morpheus

GINTAUTAS N., Newegg
12 January 2013
  • Summary: OBD is a must, yamaha understood and pulled it. But this thing is rock solid to me. New Egg got me a deal I never regret.
  • Pros: Still works stedy, good quality too.
  • Cons: It's media controler, no media without video, right? Needs a tv to see, what you are controling. Remote ctrl is mediocre, takes many push buttons to achieve some simple things.
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Overall 8
8.0

Yamah neohd ymc-500

Jacob L., Newegg
12 December 2011
  • Summary: To all the people who have an xbox 360 and having issues with it dropping when trying to adjust the volume. Go into your console settings and turn off display discovery on the xbox. You may have to manulay set up your xbox but this solved the problem for me.
  • Pros: This thing sounds great compared to my old system. Easy to use interface witch my wife loves. Simple to hook up. Small size footprint.
  • Cons: GUI dosn't look that great but it works.
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Overall 10
10

works fine with Harmony 650

Vincent A., Newegg
20 November 2011
  • Summary: It is not necessary to go through the interface every time you turn on the unit. Simply go to SETUP/OPTION/INITIAL SCREEN and you have your choice. You can have it turn on displaying the interface, or the last input you were using, or a designated input.
  • Pros: 3 HDMI inputs plus plenty of power to drive my system in a 22' x 24' room. Sleek look and compact size. The included mike for speaker setup worked great. The interface could be helpful for the tech challenged.
  • Cons: One more HDMI input would be nice. The interface is really not necessary for anyone with a reasonable understanding of the way the system is connected. The IR blasters and remote are not a good solution. Much better solution below.
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Overall 8
8.0

good concept, needs work

Joshua F., Newegg
3 November 2011
  • Summary: Nice of you want a real media controller, but requires too much setup for my taste.
  • Pros: On-screen interface Fantastic sleek look HDMI-town Insane deal when I bought it Good Yamaha audio quality
  • Cons: On-screen interface (again). I love the old push-button analog receiver feel, and it is not present in any way here. Still haven't figured out how to NOT use the on-screen interface, and just turn it on and get booming sound. I only use it when going through the tv anyway.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Mr. B., Newegg
3 October 2011
  • Summary: Great home theater sound on a budget!
  • Pros: Hooked up with LG Flatscreen, Playstation 3, Xbox360, & Dish Network HD, and everything just worked! The onscreen menu popped up, followed the set-up, and it worked like it is supposed to. The picture signal is excellent, the sound is great and much more power than I expected with 50W. Coming wit...
  • Cons: The remote is a little hard to figure out how to move from device to device, but I am getting the hang of it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great deal for $99!

Mark K., Newegg
2 September 2011
  • Pros: Fairly straightforward setup for me - cable via TiVo and Samsung BluRay inputs; output to Sharp Aquos. Ran through the setup screens without a problem and am satisfied by the auto-balancing it did for my speakers in my small condo living room. Don't mind the on-screen display at all - have used a...
  • Cons: Occasionally, the sound from the TiVo won't re-sync after fast-forward/backward. But no big deal, usually go back a bit and it re-syncs just fine.
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Overall 2
2.0

Serious Bugs

William A., Newegg
24 August 2011
  • Pros: At face value, this appeared to be exactly what I needed. I have a ceiling-mounted projector some distance away from my devices. I needed device that could handle several HDMI inputs with sound in an easy way. I have an HD cable box, an XBOX 360 and a Bluray player which all use 1080p HDMI.
  • Cons: The bugs started appearing immediately upon installation. First, it has resolution problems with the selection user interface it presents on startup. Upon starting up it tries to display in extremely low 480 resolution. This results in only a small part of the interface being able to be seen. The...
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Overall 2
2.0

Incredibly Buggy

William A., Newegg
24 August 2011
  • Pros: It represents exactly what I needed. I have a ceiling-mounted projector which is 15 ft away from my devices and it only has 2 HDMI inputs. I have HD Cable Box, XBOX 360 and Bluray Player which all use HMDI.
  • Cons: The bugs started appearing immediately upon installation. First, it has resolution problems with the selection user interface it presents on startup. Upon starting up it tries to display in extremely low 480 resolution. This results in only a small part of the interface being able to be seen. The...
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice receiver for less than $100

Jeffery H., Newegg
10 August 2011
  • Summary: I wouldn't pay retail for this unit but at the closeout price it is a pretty good deal. It does have its faults but the low price outweighs any inconvenience they may cause.
  • Pros: This is a pretty good deal at $99.99 and it looks like I may have gotten one of the last ones. I like that I can get rid of all of my remotes for a single one. But I will still have to use the TV remote to watch over the air programming (there may be a way around this but I haven't figured it out...
  • Cons: There are a few issues. There was no profile for a Roku XD box but I was able to program the Yamaha remote to function pretty much the same as the Roku one. Also there was no profile for my Dynex TV. After a little research online I discovered that the Emerson profiles will work for my TV. The bi...
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