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Yamaha Black 5.1 Channel Home Theater System - YHT-497

Yamaha Black 5.1 Channel Home Theater System - YHT-497
alaScore 89

183 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the Yamaha Black 5.1 Channel Home Theater System - YHT-497 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 183 reviews)

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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...

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Great system at a great price


Researched this product before buying. Read all the reviews. The reviews were spot on. Very happy with this purchase

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Exactly what I wanted


I was looking for "1000 watts" or something that had to be expensive if I wanted a good sound. Little did I know...After speaking with the associate at BestBuy, I decided to purchase it and give it shot. I'm very happy with my purchase and I love the...

The bang(sound) for the buck

I have it setup through my cable box and that can be annoying. But I'm sure there is a different way to hook it up


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Decent for the price


This is a good entry level home theater system. I am sure there are much better systems out there and have seen them, but for a recreational user, this system was inclusive and easy to setup.This product has... Easy to use controls, Good connection...

Easy to setup


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amazing sound system


I love this home theater system its at an amazing price and for the price you get amazingly good clear sound and very powerful bass, its a must have home theater system for anyone who is looking for one for their man cave or game room, satisfy all your...

amazing deep bass

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great sound system


the surround sound is amazing. its sound is very clear and crisp.This product has... Great DVD upconversionAbout me... Avid movie watcher

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Very nice sound system for the price


Easy to self install including adding other speakers not part of the assembled set. Also, woofer is outstanding, you can "feel" the sound.This product has... Easy to use controls, Good connection optionsAbout me... sound makes the difference

Quality of sound

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huge difference from stock tv speakers


It is a huge difference from the stock tv speakers. The ability to watch action/sci-fi movies with quality sound makes the home theater experience much better. The ability to upgrade the speakers is also very nice if desired. Although it does seem that...

the sound

surround depth

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good home theater in a box deal!


Great buy for a home theater in a box. Its pretty simple to set up and was done in less than an 90 minutes.This product has... Easy to use controls, Good connection optionsAbout me... Budget Conscious, Parent with movie watching kids, Avid movie...

great sound

have to shut off and restart sometimes when switching hdmi

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Good sound system is your on a budget


I went into bestbuy and bought this for my mancave and was wowed by the quality of sound it displayed. I have a 55" Samsung 3d 1080p TV and it works in unison with the any sync function on my tv. It is a great sound system for someone beginning their...

Easy to set up great sound quality

Speaker cords are too short