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Yamaha YHT-497 5.1-Channel Home Theater System

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

296 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Yamaha YHT-497 5.1-Channel Home Theater System from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

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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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Not easy to set up for an amateur


Sounds great but it wasn't easy to set up. Thought all you had to do was plug in the hdmi plug and go but had to buy another plug also.This product has... Slow load timeAbout me... Casual movie watcher, Parent with movie watching kids

Good sound

Over priced


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easy system


overall, great product for your money. I would recommend for anyone who doesn't have to have the loudest system or base. But it definitely does the job!!This product has... Easy to use controls, Good connection optionsAbout me... Budget Conscious,...

easy to set up

wish it was better sub woofer

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Horrible Speakers.


The rating can vary with who you are buying these for. For me, the system is awful. I bought this to replace my 14-year old Sony SA-VE325 Speaker System and to upgrade my old HK receiver to HDMI. The Yamaha speakers in this set are horribly cheap. They...

Horrible Speakers

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Excellent! Excellent!! Excellent!!!


Excellent sound quality. I could not be happier. No complaint at all.This product has... Easy to use controls, Good connection optionsAbout me... Budget Conscious, Casual movie watcher, Love to stream movies

Sound Quality

none so far

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Great natural sound


Since I already had the wires ran from my old surround sound, it only took me about 15 minutes to set this up. It comes with a microphone that you place where you sit and and tunes itself for you. This saved me a lot of hassle. I just watched two...


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Great for small apartments


I was looking for an entry level stereo system for a friend. It's nice to have even the speaker wires included. Would be nice if they made one with rear wireless speakersThis product has... Easy to use controls, Good connection optionsAbout me... Avid...

Easy to setup

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Good system, not exactly what I thought


Overall I am happy with the surround sound system. The only negative was I specifically choose this system because the projector I attached it to has component inputs. The system can switch between different component inputs but it is a picture only...

Price, quality of system

component in/out works but NOT with sound

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Excellent product for this price


I would say that for the price I paid for this product, I could have an excellent quality! Really satisfied! Installation was ok, calibration very easy and sound quality is great! Only issue so far is that I could not pass the image from my DVD...

Sound Quality

Image transfer to TV

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Easy HDMI hookup. Components w/o HDMI not as easy


Easy setup with HDMI components. I have an older TV w/o an HDMI and setup took some patience and reading the owner manual to setup correctly.This product has... Easy to use controlsAbout me... Budget Conscious, Parent with movie watching kids, Avid...

Cannot have both HDMI and component cable connections, only one way will function