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What's Not To Like,
This review is from: Yamaha RX-V371BL 5.1- Channel A/V Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
I replaced my older Yamaha receiver with this one as I have upgraded to an HD TV, Blu-Ray player, HD programming and a Network box, so I needed good HDMI support. I am very pleased with this Yamaha receiver. Compared to my old receiver, this one is far more complex, but that's because it has many, many more options. However, it didn't take me long to get it set up and working exactly as I want it as it has a great user manual. The remote is quite large with a lot of buttons on it, but it's logically laid out and easy to use. Most importantly, the HDMI passthrough function works perfectly.
When I hear people complaining that this receiver is a wimp, I must disagree. Maybe it won't fill an auditorium with sound, but for us normal folk who have it in our normal-size middle-class digs, it has ample power. Even when I hear a song I really like and turn the volume up pretending I'm still a teenager, I can't turn it on full blast.
I do have a 12" powered sub woofer hooked up, and my speakers are not 15+ years old and should have been tossed eight years ago, but rather only two years old. Also, my speakers are very efficient ... inefficient speakers need more power to provide sound at the same level as efficient speakers, sometimes a LOT more power. By the way, efficiency has no bearing on the sound quality of the speaker.
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Initial post: Nov 13, 2011 6:36:58 PM PST
User in Houston says:
How did you make the HDMI pass through work? I have connected my sattelite box to V371's HDMI1 input. The V371 HDMI output goes to TV's HDMI input. Works fine with the receiver on. When I turn off the receiver, the TV loses sound and video. At times, I wish to keep the receiver off while watching TV. ANy suggestions?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2011 8:07:05 PM PST
I had the same problem initially. I have the Dish Network 622 DVR/receiver. I ultimately connected the HD component output directly to the TV and the HDMI output to the receiver. That way I get HD directly to the TV so I don't have to have the receiver on, and I also have HD through the receiver when I want.
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