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Yamaha RX-V371BL 5.1- Channel A/V Receiver (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 5.1-channel AV receiver with 4-in/1-out HDMI
  • Support for latest HDMI features like Audio Return Channel and 3D
  • Exclusive Yamaha home theater technology like CINEMA DSP and SCENE functions
  • Compressed Music Enhancer improves playback of your digital music library,Power Requirements: 120V AC 60 Hz
  • The design features a low-power standby and Auto Power Down with variable time settings
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Technical Details

  • Scene buttons, ipod;iphone compatibility, front panel mini jack

Product Description

Product Description

A high performance 5.1 channel AV Receiver with HD Audio decoding, 1080p-compatible HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel (4 in/1 out), iPod/iPhone and Bluetooth compatibility, Cinema DSP and SCENE buttons.

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Yamaha RX-V371 5.1-Channel AV Receiver

The Yamaha RX-V371 5.1-Channel Audio/Video Receiver offers many advanced home theater features including 4-in/1-out HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel compatibility, HD Audio with CINEMA DSP compatibility, and SCENE function.

The Yamaha RX-V371 Receiver
Improve your home theater with the latest HD Audio format decoding. View larger

Yamaha Vitual CINEMA DSP
Enjoy the effects of CINEMA DSP surround sound without the surround speakers
1080p-Compatible HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel

Improve your home cinema experience with 100 watts per channel of powerful 5.1-channel surround sound, with the latest HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio. The 1080p-compatible HDMI (4 in/1 out) supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24 Hz Refresh Rate and Auto Lip-Sync compensation, as well as the latest HDMI features like 3D and Audio Return Channel.

The Yamaha RX-V371 Receiver
Featuring 4 HDMI inputs and connections for all your home theater components. View back panel
CINEMA DSP Digital for Enhanced Surround Realism

Conventional multi-channel audio reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha CINEMA DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent sound fields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialogue, music and effects ideally located in these separate sound fields, you will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and startlingly realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater.


SILENT CINEMA, a variation of Yamaha's CINEMA DSP technology, makes it possible to listen in private to movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening fatigue. Virtual CINEMA DSP lets you enjoy the effects of CINEMA DSP surround sound without using surround speakers (handy for use in custom installations where some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can be used with the front / center / presence speakers or even with just the two front left and right speakers.

Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)

Yamaha's Adaptive DRC technology automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume that is selected. Adaptive DRC refines the dynamic range parameters to make low volume sounds easier to hear (narrower dynamic range) while retaining the massiveness felt during high volume (wider dynamic range). And because our ears lose sensitivity to low and high sounds as volume decreases, it continually adjusts these frequency ranges according to the volume and to the input signal level.

Compressed Music Enhancer Refreshes Your Music

Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3 and WMA. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as possible.

SCENE: A New Level of Operating Ease

Four SCENE buttons make operating the receiver easier than ever. They are initially set to default settings for DVD Viewing, Disc Listening, TV Viewing and Radio Listening. Push a SCENE button to automatically launch play of the preset source. Other SCENE settings are also available, such as iPod Listening, XM Listening, TV Sports Viewing and Action Game Playing. Browse and select the settings quickly accomplished by rotating the Input knob and watching the on-screen display. The settings can be selected for one-time use, or they can replace the original default settings. You can even change the SCENE names for convenience.

Audio Delay Compensation Keeps Your Experience On Track

The latest display devices perform complex internal processing, causing time lag in the video signal. It is a small difference, but because the audio arrives first, the viewer may feel that something is not natural. The Audio Delay function for adjusting Lip-Sync matches the audio to the timing of the output of the video on the screen (0-240ms).

Auto Power Down after 4, 8 or 12 hours (selectable) and extremely low power consumption.

Expand Your Yamaha System with Convenient Connectivity

The optional YDS-12 Universal Dock lets you connect your iPod or iPhone to the receiver. And the YDS-12 is "Works with iPhone"-certified, so you can get the most out of your iPhone music library with zero hassles.

The optional YBA-10 Bluetooth Wireless Audio Receiver docks to the receiver and supports A2DP stereo audio streaming, so users can enjoy music wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled smartphones, Windows PCs, and Macs.

AM/FM Tuner: 40 Presets, FM 50dB Quieting Sensitivity Mono 3 μV (20.8 dBf) and FM Signal-to-Noise Ratio Mono / Stereo 74 dB / 69 dB.

What’s in the box: Yamaha RX-V371 5 Channel Home Theater Receiver (Black), Remote Control With Batteries, AM Loop Antenna, Indoor FM Antenna and 2-Year Yamaha Limited Parts and Labor Warranty.

Technical Specifications

  • Power Output: 100W x 5 Banana-plug Compatible
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - 100kHz +0,-3dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.06%
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 98dB
  • Standby Power Consumption (HDMI Off, Standby Through Off): 0.1W
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 17-1/8" x 6" x 12-3/8"
  • Weight: 16.5 lbs   

Product Information

Product Dimensions 21.4 x 15.6 x 8.9 inches
Item Weight 16.5 pounds
Shipping Weight 19.9 pounds
Department Home Theaters
Manufacturer Yamaha
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Item model number RX-V371BL
Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars 264 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #184 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Receivers & Amplifiers > Receivers
#252 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > AV Receivers & Amplifiers
#1,123 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Stereo System Components
Date first available at April 4, 2011

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I offer my perspective as someone who has purchased and used several Yamaha receivers over the years, with upgrades required as the technology ratcheted up to encompass various new video capabilities, sound processing superpowers, and most recently HDMI inputs/outputs, leading up to the new HDMI 1.4 standard for 3D playback. I have NEVER fried out a Yamaha receiver--but let me hasten to add that I don't abuse them at high volume over lengthy periods of use either. Every Yamaha receiver I have owned is still in good working order as of this writing, 10/10/11.

My current reciever was/is a formidable RX-V1800, which is a mid-level dreadnought of a Yamaha receiver. But having recently purchased a 3D TV I now needed HDMI 1.4 capability to process the 3D signal. It IS of course possible to simply feed the blu-ray player (a Sony PlayStation 3 in my case) directly into the TV and enjoy the 3D picture with the TV speaker output (which certainly works), but no one could be happy with that for long. I toyed with the idea of getting an HDMI switcher so I could flip between processing a regular HDMI 1.3 signal through the RX-V1800 receiver or chanelling the 3D signals directly to the TV from my PS3, but none of the HDMI switchers I looked at explicitly said "this switcher handles the new 1.4 HDMI standard".

Ultimately I knew I'd have to get a new receiver that could handle 1.4 which I was VERY reluctant to do. My current RX-V1800 was (and is) fully functional, and I'm reluctant to mothball it so soon.

The $229 price for the RX-V371 tipped me into the buy, and though I've had it for only a short while, I think my long familiarity with Yamaha allows me to say with some confidence that this is a WINNER especially at this price.
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I wanted something that would handle my gaming systems well, be great for movies and television, and be easy enough to use that my wife and kids can enjoy it without feeling intimidated. I also wanted a receiver that would be simple to maintain and manage connections on, and this has really fit the bill perfectly.
Setup was incredibly simple. For a 360 and PS3 all I needed to do was just plug in the HDMI cables to the inputs on the receiver, and then another HDMI cable to the TV output, and that was it...everything was ready to go for the hookups. The display is clear and easy to understand, and speaker configuration on it is easy to configure and handled in a way that makes it a piece of cake to tweak to your liking.

If you're just looking at getting started, don't have an extravagant AV setup, and want something that sounds good and is future proof for a reasonable price I couldn't find a better way to go than with this receiver. I only have it set up with just 2 bookcase front speakers because of my living room layout, and it still sounds terrific even at low volume. It has plenty of punch and dialog is crystal clear when watching movies and television, much better than what I had before.

I'm really, really happy with it. An enthusiast might want to look at the higher end models, but for someone just trying to start a better home theater setup this is a great way to get going.
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I bought this to replace my Denon AVR-1910. I knew I would be stepping down in terms of quality&performance but I seem to like this receiver better than my Denon! Yes, this is an entry-level receiver but it's great for anyone wanting to step into HT for the first time. Manual is confusing but I think I was just overthinking some things because I was so use to the Denon. Performance is great for the price. I went from a 6.1 setup down to a 3.1 and the receiver plays my Blu-rays better than I expected. Music sounds great too. I don't bother with any of the CinemaDSP stuff, I just play everything on "STRAIGHT" mode and everything sounds like its supposed to. Advice to HT beginners, get great sounding speakers first then concentrate on the receiver. This one is great if you spent most of your HT budget on speakers (like me). RECOMMENDED.
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I really wanted to love this Yamaha RX-V371. I had researched for several months and read many reviews of this product and had finally decided this was the one for me. I was replacing an older Onkyo that I loved but did not have any HDMI inputs. At the same time as purchasing the Yamaha I also purchased a Samsung BD-D5500 Blu-ray player and that's where the trouble started.

First this unit does sound great and has some really good features. Loved being able to set an initial turn-on volume. Loved the 4 scene buttons and how that integrated all my audio/video equipment together.

The problem is that the Yamaha would not play Blu-ray disc audio most of the time. It took quite a while to determine what was happening and the trouble was finally narrowed down to the HDMI control circuitry. With HDMI control set to "On" the audio would not play. When set to "OFF" it would. I went thru much changing of cables, HDMI inputs, etc. Even purchased a second new Samsung BD-D5500 and tried it with the same results. I own a Samsung LN55D650 tv. I was told by Yamaha support that having the same make TV and Blu-ray player can cause this type of trouble with the HDMI control however, in the user manual I found a note stating that Yamaha actually recommends having the same make player and TV.

I worked with Yamaha Level 1 and Level 2 support who were knowledgable, friendly and concerned but who ultimately could not help me rectify this problem. Finally, I purchased an Onkyo TX-SR313 which solved the problem. I have had no issues with the Onkyo.

As always, Amazon amazed with service. Received this receiver in 2 days and return of the defective unit was as easy and pain free as could be. The new Onkyo was received in just 1 day! Thank you Amazon!
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