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Yamaha YHT-397BL Home Theater System

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Product Highlights
  • 5-Channel Surround Sound (100W/Channel)
  • Subwoofer: 100W
  • Features 4 HDMI Ports
  • Compatible With 3D
  • BD/DVD, TV, CD, Radio Function Buttons
  • Front Panel USB For iPod/iPhone
  • 40 Preset Stations With Auto Preset
  • Color OSD

The Yamaha YHT-397BL Home Theater System features 5.1 channel surround sound audio with powerful 100 W speakers. The system features a full range of connectivity options for a convenient central command station for all your home theater devices. Included are 4 HDMI ports, 2 component video connections, AM/FM antenna connections, and coaxial ports. Additionally, a front panel mini jack provides an easy way to input music from a portable player while the front-panel USB port can be used to connect an iPod or iPhone.

High Sound Quality

  • 5-channel powerful surround sound (100W per Channel)
  • HD audio format decoding:
    • Dolby TrueHD
    • DTS-HD Master Audio
    • Dolby Digital Plus
    • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
  • 192 kHz/24-bit Burr Brown DACs for all channels
  • High dynamic power, low-impedance drive capability
  • 2-way speaker drivers for high power input capacity
  • 8" 100 W active subwoofer

High Picture Quality

  • 4K pass-through for next generation super high resolution images
  • HDMI (4 in/1 out) with 3D and Audio Return Channel
  • HDMI CEC with versatile control
  • Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24 Hz Refresh Rate and Auto Lip-Sync compensation

Advanced Features

  • Scene buttons with direct power on (BD/DVD, TV, CD and Radio)- quick and simple to use
  • Front panel USB digital connection for iPod and iPhone
  • Multi language color OSD for improved visibility
  • YPAO sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
  • Front panel mini jack input for connecting portable audio player
  • YPAO sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
  • Audio input assign capability for HDMI and component video input
  • 9 selectable subwoofer crossover frequencies
  • Subwoofer phase select, subwoofer out
  • Initial volume setting and maximum volume setting
  • Audio Delay for adjusting Lip-Sync (0-250 ms)
  • 40-station preset tuning / auto preset tuning
  • Background Video feature (for Radio only)

Surround Realism

  • HD Audio decoding with CINEMA DSP (17 DSP programs)
  • Compressed Music Enhancer
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) and Adaptive DSP level
  • Silent Cinema & Virtual Cinema DSP

Eco-Friendly Design

  • Eco mode operation for about 20% less power consumption
  • Auto power down function with variable time setting
  • Low standby power consumption of 0.3 W
Main Unit
RMS Power Output per Channel Front Channels: 100 W +100 W
Center Channel: 100 W
Surround Channels: 100 W +100 W
Dynamic Power Front Channel - 8 ohms: 110 W
Front Channel - 6 ohms: 130 W
Front Channel - 4 ohms: 160 W
Front Channel - 2 ohms: 180 W
Standby Power Consumption 0.3 W
Frequency Response 28 Hz to 50 kHz
Magnetic Shielding All speakers
Impedance 6 ohms (except subwoofer)
Inputs 4 HDMI
1 AM antenna
1 FM antenna
2 optical digital
2 coaxial digital
4 analog audio
2 component video
4 composite video
Audio mini Jack
Outputs HDMI
2 analog audio
Component video monitor
Composite monitor
Composite AV
5ch speaker (without subwoofer)
Subwoofer
Headphone jack
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.13 x 6.0 x 12.38 (43.51 x 15.24 x 31.45 cm)
Weight 16.5 lb (7.48 kg)
Center Speaker
Drivers Dual 2-1/2" woofer & 1/2" tweeter
Input Power Nominal: 30 W
Maximum: 100 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.0 x 6.38 x 4.0" (10.16 x 16.21 x 10.16 cm)
Weight 1.6 lb (725.75 g) each
Subwoofer
Dynamic Power 100 W
Driver 8.0" (20.32 cm) cone
Dimensions (WxHxD) 11.38 x 11.38 x 12.88" (28.91 x 28.91 x 32.72 cm)
Weight 18.7 lb (8.48 kg)
Yamaha YHT-397BL Home Theater System
  • Center Speaker
  • 4 x Satellite Speakers
  • Subwoofer
  • 4 x Non-Skid Pads For Satellite Speakers
  • 4 x Non-Skid Pads For Subwoofer
  • 2 x Fasteners For Center Speaker
  • Speaker Cable
  • Subwoofer Cable
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    YamahaYHT-397BL Home Theater System
     
    5.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (4)
    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Interfaces well with TV (3)
    • Powerful bass (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Movies (4)
      • Television shows (4)
      • Living room (3)
      • Surround sound solution (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Movie enthusiast (3), Practical (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

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      5.0

      Great entry level Home Theater System

      By Yoda

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Thundering Bass

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Living Room
        • Movies
        • Television Shows

        Comments about Yamaha YHT-397BL Home Theater System:

        Set it up was very easy. Have it hooked to a HTPC and a LG 47LM4600 TV. HDMI conections work great. Sound is clear while listening to online radios and Mp3. Its plenty of power for a small to medium size room. Mine is 12 by 18 Ft.
        The wire that comes in the set is enough, but kind of low gauge. It worked ok though.
        This is far much better than the DVD all in one home theather I had before.

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        5.0

        A typical excellent Yamaha product

        By Mike the retired electrical engineer

        from Edmond, OK

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Interfaces Well With TV

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Larger Rooms
          • Living Room
          • Movies
          • Surround Sound Solution
          • Television Shows

          Comments about Yamaha YHT-397BL Home Theater System:

          Using the YPAO system makes this a very easy speaker setup. The receiver has all the inputs I need for the system I have and includes HDMI inputs which were not available on my previous Yamaha system.
          I did find the clip type speaker connectors on the back difficult to use. They are small enough that decent size wires need to be trimmed.

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          5.0

          TERRIFIC PRODUCT!

          By Ron W

          from Conejo Valley, CA

          About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Remote
          • Interfaces Well With TV
          • Intuitive Controls
          • Thundering Bass

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Movies
            • Surround Sound Solution
            • Television Shows

            Comments about Yamaha YHT-397BL Home Theater System:

            I wanted a resaonable priced surround sound system and started out with a less expensive unit that left me totally disatisfied so I looked again, read all the reviews and priced the various systems before deciding on the YHT-397BL. I have another Yamaha Home Theater System in another room, a higher end item at that but this unit sounds even better than the high end unit. The YHT-397BL sounds so good that what was the second TV room has become the premier room becuse of how good the unit sounds.

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            5.0

            Awesome Sound System

            By Matt

            from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

            About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Energy Efficient
            • Good Remote
            • Interfaces Well With TV
            • Thundering Bass

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Living Room
              • Movies
              • Surround Sound Solution
              • Television Shows

              Comments about Yamaha YHT-397BL Home Theater System:

              At first I was concerned about length speaker cable because I have a projector as my main TV but there was plenty of cable; with plenty of extra cable left over. Very easy to set up. Has key holes so you can hang all the speakers on the wall.

              I get a phase error when scanning all the speakers with the test tones but it's only because of the way my speakers are set up. Also make sure you turn the subwoofer on at the back.

              Sounds amazing and really good for the price.

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