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Yamaha YHT-497BL home cinema system

Yamaha YHT-497BL home cinema system
alaScore 86

157 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews of Yamaha YHT-497BL home cinema system. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Yamaha YHT-497BL home cinema system is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 user reviews of Yamaha YHT-497BL home cinema system from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

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This summary is based on the products: Yamaha YHT-497 5.1-Channel Home Theater SystemYamaha YHT-497 5.1-Channel Home Theater System

Sep, 2018

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Many ways to configure


Once I got the Yamaha YHT-497BL I took it out of the box and heard a rattle in the center speaker. It works okay but don't know the long term. I am one of the very few that do not subscribe to cable or satellite so using my tv tuner is a disadvantage...

Dec, 2012

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Yamaha YHT-497 Home Theater Package


The performance & sound is excellent. There could be better instructions for hooking to cable/satellite & HDTV.

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit / 192kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital Plus,Dolby TrueHD,DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio output channels:5.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD):0.9

Center speaker

Center speaker RMS power:100
Center speaker type:2-Way

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.3

Front speakers

Front speaker type:2-Way

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes


Bluetooth: No
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Disc types supported: No

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video in:4
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial in:2
Digital audio optical in:2
HDMI in:4
HDMI out:1
Headphone outputs:1
Number of HDMI outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):0.3


FM radio: Yes
Supported bands:AM, FM
Supported radio bands:AM,FM

Satellite speakers

Satellite speaker type:2-Way


Subwoofer driver diameter (imperial):6.5
Subwoofer driver size:6.5
Subwoofer RMS power:100

Technical Details

Apple Docking:Y
Apple docking compatibility: Yes
AV input: Yes
Color of product:Black
Deep color support:Y
Deep colour support: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Speaker type:2-Way
x.v.Color support: Yes


3D compatibility: Yes
Full HD: Yes