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Yamaha YHT-196

Yamaha YHT-196
alaScore 86

109 reviews

Oct, 2016

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Yamaha YHT-196. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Yamaha YHT-196 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Karan Gour (

Yamaha YHT-196 Review


After having gone through an entire month of floorstanders, satellites and receivers; each wrapped in their own box, it was refreshing to find the entire package in one box. That's the fun of HtiBs (Home Theatre In A Box), something that plenty of...

This has to be one of the simplest AV receiver remotes I’ve had the pleasure of using. Everything is in its right place, which means that you don’t have to keep hunting for relevant buttons. This is a boon when you are engrossed in the movie and don’t...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (

Yamaha YHT-196 Review - Tech2


After having gone through an entire month of floorstanders, satellites and receivers; each wrapped in their own box, it was refreshing to find the entire

Yamaha’s YHT-196 is an HTiB that will surprise you in every way you can imagine. The subwoofer is especially splendid with fantastic control on its frequencies that are both quick and powerful. This setup does suffer from the standard shortcomings of...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Preetom Goswami (

Yamaha YHT-196 Review, Price in India,Technical Specification


Yamaha YHT-196 is home theater with multiple options and features. You will find superior quality AV receiver, sub-woofer both in these gadgets.

• 1080p-compatible HDMI (3 in/1 out) ; • HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel ; • SCENE buttons with direct power on ; • HDMI CEC for easy operation ; • 5.1-channel powerful surround sound (100W × 5 channel + 100W subwoofer) ; • CINEMA DSP with 17 DSP...

• Sound quality is not that impressive ; • Price is excessively high

After doing the YHT-196 Review, it can be said that it is a good device that can provide you full entertainment. The subwoofer is featured with superb control on its frequencies that are both quick and powerful. Although there are some drawbacks, it...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Tripat (

Great Value


I live in a condo in an old building so I didn't need anything super powerful, just clear and well defined sound. This is an easy to set up, good looking and great sounding home theatre system if you don't need room shaking volume. Can't be beat for...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Dr Saikat (

Total satisfaction while watching a movie


Easy to install, fantastic multiple equaliser presets(manual setting is also there, but you wont need it). Sweet, clear, full sound. Watching a movie is really mind blowing... just you wont be able to leave a movie midway( if watchable, though):D

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Wainscott (

Excellent for the price


I'm very happy with this system. The hdmi 3D pass through is amazing. The different sound settings let you optimize the audio for your room. It's easy to set up and sounds great. The speakers are small so don't expect it to compare with high end...

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Azn.muse (

Two thumbs up for YAMAHA!


Setup was pretty easy. Loved the glossy look of the speakers. The receiver features are not as complex as some other receivers in the market. Definitely worth the money, especially if you get it on sale like I did. Love my new Yamaha home theatre, and...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Arvind_Kotak (

Yamaha YHT 196


YHT 298; Yes it will soon become a part of house equipment's list for those who are fond of Music, Movies & Masti. Just had the experience of a theater in a domestic category product for the first time. The sound is just hilarious. It just takes you...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Moe MAn (

Not bad at all. Very good for a first hts


I would recommend this to anyone over a soundbar definately. First up, this beats the sounda as compared to a blueray, because if you're looking for some quality sound be it music or movies you want to have an amp taking care of the distibution of...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: sandiipk (

Yamaha YHT 196


Purchased this product. The sound is awesome. Learned that Sony Philips Panasonic all r not real home theater whatever is the price. The real home theater are Yamaha, Pioneer, onkyo boss etc. this product takes you to a new level of home theater...

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications


AirPlay: No
Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB): No
DLNA certified: No
Multiroom: No


Ethernet: No
iPod Control:Direct Control
Phono Input: No
UPnP: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

General Features

3D: Yes
4K Passthrough / Upscaling: No
4K Upscaling: No
Loudspeakers: Yes


Dolby / DTS:Dolby True HD / DTS HD
High-Resolution Audio Playback: No