Summary: Bought this to replace a 7yr old Sony prologic surround sound system. The quality is not quite as good though. This unit ended up in the spare room as its so cumbersome and heavy to pack up and costly to return. Shame it has some decent features and can match the Sony when set on the lesser levels of enhancement..
Summary: This surround sound looks really sleek since 3 speakers are all in one (sound bar) - So far surround sound has been great. Would recommend! Back satellite speakers are good and sound great. Makes this better than a soundbar system. Setup was simple. Everything goes through the HDMI ports. Wiring the speakers takes the longest.
Summary: I started out looking for an entry level surround sound system but got to weighed down with all the components that go with an entry level system so I had to consider my apartment size as a guide for purchasing a system, first. I wanted a sound bar and a wireless sub that would connect to my tv as the whole system and came up with such a system from VIZIO but I backed out at the last minute because the decoding was through my tv not the sound bar.
Summary: Please take into consideration that this review was written in June 2011. Pros: - Relatively easy to install - Good value for the money - Good sound - 3D and Blue ray capabilities Cons: - It is not interactive (no screen menu) - It does not handle HD sound (available in Blue Rays and many DVDs) - Installation instructions and manual are only available on CD and are a bit difficult to follow - Front speaker bar, which contains the right, left and center speakers is nice...
cool box, all in one, 4 in-1out HDMI, perfect sound
Beto CL "playSIP", Amazon
23 April 2011
Summary: after a long reviewed other products, this is the best, the price, the functions and options are great. we connected the blue-ray (hdmi in), set-top box (hdmi in), netbook (hdmi in) and internet radio (logitech, via optical in), and it works without any problem, video goes to a led tv, if you want to watch something (hdmi out).
Summary: This yamaha 5.1 surround system is amazing. It really packs a punch. It takes up little room too. It's just the sound bar, which blends in right below your tv. 2 satellite cube speakers and a 100 watt powered sub. It took me a while to wire everything and then you have a set up menu to get best performance from the size of space your in. You have like 7 movie options and 7 music options to use. Simply try each one to determine the best sound.
Summary: This unit is amazing, it's my second home theater system in 10 years. My first home theater system was the Sony DAV300, good system, but nothing can touch this Yamaha. The clarity, the bass, many many functions, addition of many connections for everyday components that you use everyday, and value. Plus, you don't have to worry about any of the speakers "drowning out" or distorting when increasing the volume.
Summary: i'm extremely pleased with my purchase of the Yamaha yht-494bl 5.1 home theater system.... the quality of the sound is excellent... the system totally brings out the sound involved in my gaming, works wonderfully with my xbox 360, ps3, and the blu-ray movies played on the ps3... worth every penney, for not alot of dough... if your on the fence, no worries, top kit product...