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Yamaha RX-V473

Yamaha RX-V473
alaScore 90

729 reviews

Sep, 2014

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Yamaha RX-V473

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 6 user reviews of Yamaha RX-V473 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha RXV473 5 Channel AV Receiver - BlackYamaha RX-V473 5.1 Network Home Cinema Receiver (Black)

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Amazon.com review summary for Yamaha RX-V473

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 user reviews of Yamaha RX-V473 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the products: Yamaha RX-V473 5.1- Channel Network AV Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Yamaha RX-V473 5.1-Channel Network AV ReceiverYamaha RX-V473 5.1- Channel Network AV Receiver

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Yamaha RX-V473

 

AV receivers are notoriously jam-packed with features, most of which you'll never use. Yamaha's RX-V473 ($350 street price) is notably lacking many of those niche capabilities common on other receivers, but it's also light on the one feature that...

The Yamaha RX-V473 has built-in networking functionality, including AirPlay and Internet radio. Its sound quality is solid with both music and movies, and it can be controlled with a smartphone app that's available for iOS and Android.

Nearly every competing receiver offers more HDMI inputs at this price level. The included remote is difficult to use, and the UI looks painfully dated.

The Yamaha RX-V473 is a serviceable 5.1 AV receiver, but given that it has only four HDMI inputs, competing models offer a better value.

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Yamaha RX-V473

 

The Yamaha RX-V473 holds up the company's tradition of solid-performing home theater receivers, but its iPod and AirPlay connectivity still needs work.

Powerful amplifiers. Robust selection of DSP modes. Supports AirPlay and iPod integration. Wi-Fi-based iPhone and iPad app looks great and is easy to use

Dated menu graphics. Networking via wired Ethernet only. Amplifier sound slightly trails the competition. No native Pandora or SiriusXM support

Sonically, the RX-V473 is a solid performer. It had no problem driving a set of Energy Take Classic 5.1 ($399, 4 stars) speakers to deafening levels in our testing lab. That said, the quality of the sound was ever so slightly off when compared with the...

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Yamaha RX-V473 and RX-V573 A/V Receivers

 

Conventional wisdom amongst us A/V geeks who put audio performance above all else is that there's no such thing as a good $500 A/V receiver anymore. At least not from the big, well-known manufacturers whose wares you'd find at the typical electronics...

Before passing a yea or nay vote on either the Yamaha RX-V473 or RX-V573, let’s address a few big issues that might put either of these receivers out of the running for you. If you’re looking for all the latest streaming audio features like Pandora and...

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Yamaha RX-V473 and RX-V573 A/V Receivers

 

Conventional wisdom amongst us A/V geeks who put audio performance above all else is that there's no such thing as a good $500 A/V receiver anymore. At least not from the big, well-known manufacturers whose wares you'd find at the typical electronics...

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Yamaha RX-V473

 

An affordable AirPlay-equipped AV receiver.

Detailed sound with decent grunt ; AirPlay and internet radio ; Sleek black design

Basic looking menu system ; Couldn’t stream from Windows Media Player ; Cluttered remote

They’re joined by two sets of component video inputs and one output; four composite video inputs and two outputs; three digital audio inputs (two optical, two coaxial); three analogue stereo inputs and one output; a subwoofer pre-out; an Ethernet port...

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"Excellent value for money and sound quality"

 

Arguably the best choice for a receiver in its price range (sub USD350)

Wireless connectivity, Internet radio, smart classy look

Rudimentary menu..not intuitive

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"PHENOMENAL!!!"

 

Absolutely a fantastic receiver. Especially for the money. I also had an old yamaha receiver. i up graded and BAM... I couldn't believe the difference.. Not to mention the airplay, net radio and the ability to use my smart phone as remote control. Its...

AIRPLAY AND NET RADIO

I CAN'T THINK OF ANY

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"Excellent Receiver!"

 

I had an older Yamaha Receiver which this unit replaced. All I can say is wow - I did not know (unfortunately) what I was missing. If you have been on the fence to replace older analog equipment, I hope this helps you make the leap. Everything, and I...

+ Airplay is great and is not limited to IOS products

- Remote could be easier to operate

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"Sound and features nice, HDMI configuration issues"

 

When run with a computer as AV source, severe limitations must be put on the TV screen geometry mode to get the computer desktop to be useable. At this late date in the development in all these devices, the receivers HDMI detection and configuration...

Really nice sound, fairly straightforward configuration navigation, good network detection and connectivity, solid list of features for the price, pretty straightforward to use remote, solid construction

Serious HDMI computer screen geometry detection issues.

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Yamaha RX-V473

 

J&R excellent to work with. Yamaha for the 5.1 surround sound and Blue Ray. Connections for HDMI and USB port. Poor AM\/FM reception.

Accurate Controls","Good Power Output","Good Remote Control","Great Sound Quality

Poor Reception \/ Weak Antenna

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