Review: Yamaha RX-V377 5.1-Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver and some additional Electronics product reviews Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Review: Yamaha RX-V377 5.1-Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver and some additional Electronics product reviews Wednesday, November 21, 2018

We take a look at TV and Video items. From the Yamaha RX to the Yamaha RX and the Harman Kardon AVR 1510 5 this comparison previews some of the top TV and Video products around.

The Majority of the products below get excellent reviews. For example say's of the Yamaha RX: Ok. -- Reviewer mentions the Yamaha RX, Great upgrade -- And wrote about the Harman Kardon AVR 1510 5: A noticeable improvement is sound quality albeit replacing a rather old receiver in a rental cottage.

The quick summary of what is being said about each product is as follows:

Yamaha RX:

  • Five Stars: Ok
  • Five Stars: as Described
  • Yamaha home theater: Best receiver I have owned even better than some other high priced name brand ones....
  • A Resounding SOLID 5 stars: Just the thought that I bought this receiver brand new for under $200 makes me feel...
  • Boggles The Brain said:: This 70 yo who never gave much thought to audio equipment took the leap from a...


Yamaha RX:
  • Easy to set up and use: Great upgrade
  • Receiver: Using this with two DBX speakers, the sound of my TV has never been better!
  • Good: Good
  • I returned a Sony receiver and replaced it with this, and I'm very happy I did.: I returned a Sony receiver that promised to be capable of HDR10 but did not correctly...
  • No: No


Harman Kardon AVR 1510 5:
  • Five Stars: A noticeable improvement is sound quality albeit replacing a rather old receiver in a rental cottage....
  • Easy access to Spotify is a great feature as well: This was a gift for my GF. She loves it. The surround sound is a huge...
  • Very versatile and complete. The only problem is. ...: Very versatile and complete. The only problem is. . . . is not the Spotify (R)...
  • Very happy!: I have owned Harman Kardon for 30 years, and I was not disappointed by this product....
  • Five Stars: Great sound good price would recommend


Home Audio Power Amplifier System:
  • ... of use of the receiver and it has a great sound.: The ease of use of the receiver and it has a great sound.
  • works beautifully. What I did not like was cable/speaker connections: The product was everything it said it was and more. works beautifully. What I did not...
  • Five Stars: works well
  • Perfect for daily use: Perfect for anything you need its a 5.1 reciever what more could you want from it...
  • Five Stars: It's GREAT!!

Yamaha RX-V377 5.1-Channel A/V Home Theater Receiver

Category

Electronics, TV and Video

Price

$279.95

SKU:

B00HZE2WW8

Product Rating

4.1 / 5

  • 100 W x 5-channel output for powerful surround sound
  • Discrete amp configuration, HDMI with 4K Ultra HD pass-through for super high resolution images
  • Front panel USB digital connection for iPod and iPhone, YPAO sound optimization for automatic speaker set up
  • Extra Bass enriches powerful bass sound even with small speakers, virtual Cinema Front provides virtual surround sound with five speakers in front
  • Multilingual color OSD for improved visibility, ECO mode operation for about 20 percentage less power consumption

Five Stars By:
Ok
Five Stars By:
as Described
Yamaha home theater By:
Best receiver I have owned even better than some other high priced name brand ones. Has all the features I need. Purchased two of them, one for the bed room and the other for living room.
A Resounding SOLID 5 stars By:
Just the thought that I bought this receiver brand new for under $200 makes me feel like if I took advantage of the seller. At first I was put off by the gimmicky DSP sound presets which lets face it head on right now and call them exactly what they are.... ABSOLUTE GARBAGE! However don't let any of that distract you because when you really get this thing setup all the way and you experience a movie played through it you will be tempted to charge admission for seats to the next movie you watch. From pure sound fidelity to amplifier power to remote control features and ergonomics to choice of inputs right down to the way yamaha does the settings menus for this receiver... EVERYTHING WILL MAKE YOU ELATED. The only prerequisite is that you attach excellent (or at least above average) speakers to enjoy the full experience this receiver can provide. So many little things that seem insignificant about this receiver at first eventually grow on you like the ability to find buttons easily on the remote in the dark or even the fact that while knee deep in the setup menu one can simultaneously initiate other tasks such as adjusting the volume without ever having to exit the menu settings you were in. It's a pity that movie audio has progressed to the point where 5.1 surround sound can easily be misconstrued as outdated and consumers now feel pressured into upgrading to 7.1 or DTS x/Atmos compatible receivers. I DARE say (and I challenge anyone to prove me wrong) I have not visited a single movie theater (IMAX) included that can outpace the audio quality of bluray DTS-HD Master Audio or Dolby True HD when properly calibrated through this dirt cheap Yamaha receiver and played on excellent quality speakers.
Boggles The Brain said: By:
This 70 yo who never gave much thought to audio equipment took the leap from a defunct1999 home theater receiver to this Yamaha. It took me several days to learn the language and adapt existing built in speaker system. The versatility and diversity of controls boggles me gourd. The room is small, 12' X 14' with a 20 cf upright freezer under SR speaker so I was able to adjust sound to compensate for the interference.The TV is not ARC compatible but that is no meaningful loss for me. I learned through trial and error that manual adjustment works better in my situation than YPAO. The tuner reception is excellent compared to the Pioneer that I recently returned.
Five Stars By:
july 2017 and still working perfect
Would buy again By:
Very nice has everything u need
of course it works great. By:
It's a Yamaha.. of course it works great.
Impeccable equipment I love the value By:
Impeccable equipment I love the value. It surprises me the range of decibels that it has and options. A true finite piece of home entertainment system. A must buy for an individual seeking a good value for a home at entertainment.
Works great/terricfic sound By:
Got this to replace a broken one. Best price anywhere and it works great. My husband loves it. The sound is so good.

Yamaha RX-V385 5.1-Channel 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with Bluetooth

Category

Electronics, TV and Video

Price

$0.00

SKU:

B07BNXXJKB

Product Rating

4.4 / 5

  •  5.1-Channel powerful surround sound
  • Bluetooth for wireless connectivity
  • HDMI 2.1 with HDCP 2.2 (4-in/1-out)
  • 4K Ultra HD support, HDR10, Dolby vision, hybrid log-gamma and BT.2020
  • YPAO auto-calibration technology for ideal sound

Easy to set up and use By:
Great upgrade
Receiver By:
Using this with two DBX speakers, the sound of my TV has never been better!
Good By:
Good
I returned a Sony receiver and replaced it with this, and I'm very happy I did. By:
I returned a Sony receiver that promised to be capable of HDR10 but did not correctly pass HDR10 to my Xbox One X. This receiver does, and more. I love all the advanced functionality and controls the Yamaha has, that it has AUX-IN, USB -IN, and allows you to play the audio from one source over the video of another source. This receiver is great, and it was $50 cheaper than the Sony. Thank you Yamaha.
No By:
No
Great value and excellent performance By:
Looking to replace a receiver that I had for over 10+ years. This receive was easy to set up. It has a sufficient number of HDMI outputs. The sound quality is superb. I also find the auto shut off feature to be nice in case I forget to turn it off. It is also nice to have the unit turn on automatically when connecting a Bluetooth device to stream audio. Great features for the value.
Works great with Bose Surround System By:
Works great with my Bose surround system. I love the Bluetooth function. I can now stream songs from my iPhone.
great receiver By:
I love the way I can connect my fire stick direct to this device and then control the sound and device with the Yamaha remote, newer tv can be controlled too!
Good sound quality with affective audio controls By:
Sound quality is better than my twelve-year-old unit that I replaced. It has a higher percentage of digital inputs then my old unit which meant I had to be a little creative in connecting my older stereo components using an audio mixer and video audio switching unit. However everything is functional and I appreciate not only the improved sound quality but the improved control over audio input and output.
Best 5.1 receiver value By:
I bought this Yamaha because of a very positive experience with another Yamaha that I use in my main setup. This new one is for use in a bedroom where I didn't want to spend a lot. Yamaha has done it again. For the price, I don't believe you can find a better 5.1 receiver. Great sound, great features, easy to learn remote functions. Very happy with this purchase.

Harman Kardon AVR 1510 5.1-Channel 75-Watt Networked Audio/Video Receiver

Category

Electronics, TV and Video

Price

$219.98

SKU:

B00CMNZH1A

Product Rating

3.4 / 5

  • 5.1 surround sound system with 75 watts per channel
  • Integrated Green Edge technology uses ultra lightweight digital amplifiers to create powerful, precise amplification.
  • Four 3D-ready HDMI inputs
  • Front-panel USB port for connection to compatible Apple products or USB sticks
  • Harman Kardon remote app for compatible iOS Android smartphones and tablets

Five Stars By:
A noticeable improvement is sound quality albeit replacing a rather old receiver in a rental cottage.
Easy access to Spotify is a great feature as well By:
This was a gift for my GF. She loves it. The surround sound is a huge upgrade. Easy access to Spotify is a great feature as well.
Very versatile and complete. The only problem is. ... By:
Very versatile and complete. The only problem is. . . . is not the Spotify (R) supporting version, wich I regret. I have to use Spotify through a pc or google cast.
Very happy! By:
I have owned Harman Kardon for 30 years, and I was not disappointed by this product. It very effectively controls audio/ video inputs and outputs for three HDMI devices and an HDTV. The onscreen setup and control menus are clear, and the sound is amazing.
Five Stars By:
Great sound good price would recommend
but we had the best stereo system in town By:
This is the third Harman Kardon I have purchased in my lifetime! I was raised on an HK Citation 2 which my father bought in 1959 and ran it through Altec Lansing 15 inch speakers in custom cabinets! We didn't have much growing up, but we had the best stereo system in town! That thing was awesome as have been each of my HK units. Dad was an early audiophile and in turn my brothers and I have followed in his footsteps. I guess you could say we were spoiled from the get go. This unit is as clear as I expected it to be with plenty of power to drive my Klipsch speakers. The only complaint would be trying to figure out the remote control which is able to control everything and more! I'm more than half way there. If you want a superb sounding receiver then buy one of these, you won't regret it.UPDATE 02-04-17: Still tickled pink. Just found out that along with my old I phone4 it will also work with my new I phone 6s!!P.S. Dream Theater sounds awesome through this receiver as does my classical and opera CD's and DVD's. Get one, you wont be sorry.
This reciever ROCKS By:
I bought to replace. My old Harman. Kardon. Receiver that I bought. Back in 2001. Very easy to setup.great on screen .Thru the HDMI. Ethernet. Cord required. For radio. Station. Not using the network. Because. The FM antenna. Is the same stations as the network.Great true dts. Very nice. I live Harmon Kardon. Trust me I will recamand. To buy this receiver.no it is not WiFi.
Really Really Good!! By:
Excellent receiver for the price. Drives my Bose speakers well with good bass though the trebles can be a bit overwhelming. I am more of a music guy and really don't care for the surround stuff though the various HDMI inputs are convenient for multiple hook ups to my TV. I took a chance with this entry level receiver but boy was I surprised. It's a good product for the price. Buy it while you can.PS: If you have trouble getting enough bass set your front speakers to Large and experiment with the distance settings. That did it for me!
Five Stars By:
Awesome sound. Look.
Very good sound, very easy to hook up By:
I bought this to replace an older HK unit, I think it was an AVR154. Older unit had weird HDMI ports-they didn't handle audio, so I had to have separate digital audio cables for the audio from the PS3, PS4, etc. Once I had enough devices (cable, playstations, etc.) I ran out of digital optical ports and had to buy a newer unit. So I bought this one. Very good sound, very easy to hook up, Everything is managed via HDMI, so it was literally a 15 minute operation to swap them. I don't care for the speaker outputs........... they are springloaded "tabs" that you just stick the end of the stripped wire into...... not a very good connection and easy to pull the wire out. But otherwise, I thought it was a pretty easy device to hook up and use and I am a home theater neophyte. Sounds very good with both my movies and games. Would buy and/or recommend again.

Home Audio Power Amplifier System - 350W 5.1 Channel Theater Stereo Receiver Box, Surround Sound w/ RCA, AUX, Mic w/ Echo, LED, Remote - For Subwoofer Speaker, TV, PA - Pyle PT570AU

Category

Electronics, TV and Video

Price

$150.99

SKU:

B07BQC7GNL

Product Rating

3.3 / 5

  • 350 WATT POWER: The Pyle Digital 5.1 Channel Stereo Receiver is perfect for PA and home theater entertainment system. It gives you 350W peak power to be used for multi speakers w/ 4-8 ohms impedance allowing you to enjoy high quality amplified audio
  • 8 INPUTS: The personal digital amp box features 3 RCA audio input, 3 RCA DVD input, subwoofer speaker output, 2 ¼” microphone IN. Connect external sources such as TV, CD player, tape deck, camcorder to the AUX inputs. Features built-in radio
  • MIC EFFECTS: The professional integrated indoor house stereo receiver features echo effect, mic bass, mic treble, and volume leaving you in full control of the output sound. Perfect for karaoke, event hosting, public gatherings and announcements
  • EQ CONTROLS: The surround sound amplifying device has crisp buttons for the audio sources and selector, rotary knob for equalization, tuner, mic and master volume adjustments. It features blue LED knobs to easily adjust the functions even in the dark
  • DISPLAY METER: The compact and rack mount amplifier has a built-in digital VFD display panel which displays all the functions and input used. AM FM antenna and remote control are also included in the package for distant audio adjustments

... of use of the receiver and it has a great sound. By:
The ease of use of the receiver and it has a great sound.
works beautifully. What I did not like was cable/speaker connections By:
The product was everything it said it was and more. works beautifully. What I did not like was cable/speaker connections, however bought connectors that made it easier to connect speaker wire to unit. just didn't buy enough, but still able to connect them, but had to sort of "Jerry rig" them. All in all, very satisfied with the amp!
Five Stars By:
works well
Perfect for daily use By:
Perfect for anything you need its a 5.1 reciever what more could you want from it
Five Stars By:
It's GREAT!!
Five Stars By:
VERY GOOD
... bought this unit its all they said about it great sound. By:
i bought this unit its all they said about it great sound .
Five Stars By:
Great
Five Stars By:
Preformed as expected from reviews.
Five Stars By:
super, I love it