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More options than older RX-V371,
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This review is from: Yamaha RX-V373 5.1-Channel AV Receiver - (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Electronics)
I decided to buy this over the older RX-V371 because of a few additonal features that made it much more convenient for me to use. The first feature is the front USB port which recognizes iPhones/iPods and mass storage devices which is a huge improvement. Gone are clunky expensive "docks" for your iPhone/iPod. The second feature is the onscreen (TV) display which makes navigation of settings much easier when sitting from a distant viewing position. No more walking up to the receiver to read the little display. The third feature is the YPAO system which uses the included microphone to test your room's acoustics. There's also 4K Pass-Through which means future 4K displays and Blu-ray players will still be compatible with this receiver. Last is ECO mode which reduces power consumption by the receiver.
This receiver is perfect for the living room or the bedroom. This is actually my second Yamaha home theater receiver system and I have it setup for the bedroom with several Klipsch and Yamaha bookshelf speakers and a Yamaha YST-FSW050BL2 Subwoofer. One of my favorite features is the built-in EQ which allows equalization of EACH channel. On my older 7.1 Yamaha receiver the EQ is only adjustible for the center channel. Very happy choosing to go with this one instead the RX-V371.
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Initial post: Nov 25, 2012 8:55:48 AM PST
D. J. Kelf says:
Hi there, could you tell me if the receiver plays movie files directly from usb? Thanks in advance.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 25, 2012 7:34:56 PM PST
Fishing Fool says:
No playback of videos or pictures possible from USB input not even from iPhone/iPod.
Posted on Feb 18, 2013 12:08:29 PM PST
Can you confirm for me if this receiver will pass audio and video via HDMI to a TV if the input signal is from Component (video), Composite (audio/video), Coaxil (audio) or Optical (audio)? I'm hoping to use this receiver to connect to the TV via HDMI while other components are connected to the receiver via various input methods.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 9:31:51 AM PST
D. GRIFFIN says:
Yeah, you can hook up a mass storage device to the front mounted usb port and directly play music files (and maybe video too, I'll check and get back to you).
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 8:29:58 PM PST
Mark S. Detwiler says:
This unit will not pass analog input signals to your TV via HDMI. You can download the manual from Yamaha to verify this yourself. I did and passed on this model. The connected inputs must match the inputs to your TV
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 4:36:31 AM PST
So I will have to connect composite video/audio from the receiver to the TV to get those signals passed through? What about component video? Will that pass through?
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2013 10:25:36 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 28, 2013 10:30:13 AM PST
Mark S. Detwiler says:
Yes, your analog connections between your TV and this receiver must match. Component will not pass through the HDMI. You have to move up to the RX-V673 for analog video upscaling to HDMI
Posted on Jan 14, 2014 9:32:57 AM PST
Is this receiver dual voltage (110 - 240 V; not shown in item description)? Second, I am not tech savvy, but can it be hooked to my Sylvania TV and produce surround sound with the appropriate speakers?