Summary: When i first saw this system at frys i was very impressed with all that is came with right out of the box. The thing i liked the most was that the sub woofer was independently powered straight to the wall, which leaves the rest of the 600 watts to be delivered through the rest of the speakers.
Summary: This is the best sound system my family and I have heard, my brother has a Bose system, even he says it is great and complains about how much money he spent for his system. When the speakers are place in its proper location,you can hear every instrument and sound. I Highly recommend Yamaha theater sound systems.
Summary: I've had this system for a little over a month now, and I just love it. The speaker wire that comes in the box is as flimsy as other reviews have said, but that's par for the course with ALL electronics. The speakers are small and unobtrusive and deliver great sound. (The ugly remote, well, what can I say. It's no Tivo.) Overall, a terrific value.
Summary: I was looking for a small system for my master bedroom. Thought I'd be buying something cheapo until I discovered the YHT-150. I never thought I'd get Yamaha quality for such a low price. I have not been disappointed. It has plenty of inputs, looks handsome, and the sound is great. The remote works my Sony TV, JVC DVD, and JVC VCR without a problem. If you are looking for an inexpensive home theater, I don't think you can beat it.
Summary: I had been looking for a $200 - $300 receiver for a while, looking at Sony and Panasonic mostly. I needed new speakers, but already had a DVD player, Xbox, VCR, Cable and TV. When we were in Best Buy, we found this set for a little over $300 (inc tax), and picked itup. When I got it home and unpacked it, I checked out the number of audio inputs in the back, and was pretty impressed! Wiring it up was a cinch. My Cable box only has RCA inputs, so I used them.
Summary: I bought this system without hearing it first, because I already own a great Yamaha AVR and Yamaha subwoofer that is mated with Bose 401s and KLH center/surrounds. I thought that Yamaha would have good quality and I wasn't interested in spending allot of money for a second HTS. However, after set-up I was initially disapointed with the sound of the YHT-150 compared to my other system.
Summary: The Yamaha YHT-150 home theater is a superb surround sound system. Before I bought it I tried a used all-in-one Panasonic system and was extremely disappointed (returned it the next day due to multiple problems). I then purchased this system to hook up to the coax sound-out on my existing DVD player and have not looked back. The sound is crisp and fully supports 5.1 channels. 600 watts should be plenty for small to medium rooms and/or apartment situations.
Summary: I agree with other reviews regarding the speaker cables--replace them from the beginning (I used 16-gauge). One reviewer spoke positively about the subwoofer having a signal input sensor that turns the subwoofer on/off automatically. The subwoofer that came with my system does not have that. The receiver will take a while to set up, especially for surround sound, as you get used to navigating through the options.
Summary: First, the system is Silver, not the advertised BLACK. Second, the speaker wires are very poor (as previously noted)and should be replaced with better gauge if you wish to use the system in any room outside of a closet. With that said, the system has a decent cost/performance ratio. Not bad for under $300.