Yamaha YHT-497 5.1 Channel Home Theater System, 100W per Channel, 3D Technology

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About Yamaha YHT-497

The Yamaha YHT-497 5.1 Channel Home Theater System includes essential capabilities for high definition home audio video enjoyment, offering popular features like USB input for iPhone and color on-screen display, as well as a 5.1 channel speaker system with a powerful 6.5" 100 W subwoofer. This system is also ready for the future with sophisticated technologies like 4k video pass-through and ECO mode for lower power consumption.

Yamaha YHT-497 Features

  • 5-channel powerful surround sound (100W per Channel)
  • HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
  • 192 kHz/24-bit Burr Brown DACs for all channels
  • High dynamic power, low-impedance drive capability
  • Full-range piano-black speaker system
  • 6-1/2" 100W active subwoofer
  • 4K pass-through for next generation super high resolution images: This AV receiver provides advanced HDMI features including 4K pass-through. 4K refers to four times the resolution of a 1080p display. While not yet available, 4K displays and sources are sure to become popular in the future
  • HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel: 3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable
  • YPAO Sound Optimization for Automatic Speaker Setup: YPAO analyzes the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It's like having a professional installer calibrate your system
  • USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone: A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone, which also charges when connected
  • SCENE for One-Touch Start: Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV Receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can re-set the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds
  • HD Audio with CINEMA DSP: Yamaha's exclusive CINEMA DSP technology supports playback of HD Audio (Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, etc.), providing natural and expansive sound imaging
  • HDMI CEC for Easy Operation: Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV and you can use the TV remote to control the volume
  • Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging: The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response
  • Compressed Music Enhancer: When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialogue and vocals and all sound effects at comfortable levels
  • ECO mode lowers power consumption by 20%: Yamaha's new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu
  • Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24 Hz Refresh Rate and Auto Lip-Sync compensation

Yamaha YHT-497 Specifications

Amplifier Channel
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven)
100W (8ohms, 0.9% THD)
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven)
85W (8ohms, 0.9% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel(8/6/4/2 ohms)
DSP Programs
Compressed Music Enhancer
Dolby TrueHD
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD Master Audio
YPAO sound optimization
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting
Audio Delay
Yes (0-250 ms)
192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels
Yes (Burr-Brown)
HDMI 3D passthrough
HDMI Audio Return Channel
Deep Color/x.v.Color
24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync
4K Pass-through
HDMI Input/Output
4 / 1
USB Input
iPod/iPhone, USB Memory, Portable Audio Player
Front AV Input
USB/Mini Jack/Composite
Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical
2 / 0
Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial
2 / 0
Analog Audio Input/Output
4 (front 1) / 2
Component Video Input/Output
2 / 1
Composite Video Input/Output
4 (front 1) / 1
Headphone Output
FM/AM Tuner
On-screen display
Yes (Color OSD)
Scene (4 sets)
Remote Control Unit
ECO mode
Standby Power Consumption (IR only)
Auto Power Down
Speakers Cabinet Type
Front Speaker Size
2-3/4" full-range cone
Center Speaker Size
2-3/4" full-range cone
Surround Speaker Size
2-3/4" full-range cone
Subwoofer Power Output
Subwoofer Driver Size
6-1/2" Cone
Dimensions( W x H x D)
A/V Receiver: 17.12" x 6" x 12.37" / 43.48 x 15.24 x 31.41cm
Front Speakers: 4.37"x 6.87"x 4.62" /11.09x 17.44 x 11.73cm
Center Speaker: 10.87"x 4.32"x 4.62"/ 27.60 x 10.97 x 11.73cm
Surround Speakers: 4.37"x 6.87"x 4.62" / 11.09 x 17.44 x 11.73cm
Subwoofer: 11.37" x 11.50" x 12.87" / 28.87 x 29.21 x 32.68cm
A/V Receiver: 16.5lbs /7.48kg
Front Speakers: 1.3 lbs/0.58kg
Center Speaker: 1.61lbs/0.73kg
Surround Speakers: 1.3 lbs/0.58kg
Subwoofer: 17.6lbs / 7.98kg
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Does everything I needed.


I bought this unit to finish out the man-cave I was building, including a data projector casting an image onto a 6x8 screen. I needed something to accept multiple inputs and send one HDMI out. This unit obviously does that with no problem. I was also hoping to get a nice "movie theater" type sound to really immerse myself in the movies. I have been tinkering with a Frankenstein system for many years, and although that system had several quality components, I could never get that "ahhhhhhh" moment. With this unit I have not even used the included microphone to calibrate the room and it already sounds better than anything I was able to create with my previous set up. I should note however, that the speakers which are included are a little weak. The center speaker is small and light and the front and rear speakers are all the same unit; again, they are small and light. For the rear speakers they are fine, but I upgraded the front and center speakers with my old units (Energy speakers). It is hard to say what the system would sound like without that upgrade, since I did the upgrade immediately; but I can say that with the replaced front and center speakers the system is accurate even at very loud settings. Overall, for the price I would highly recommend this unit.


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Ken Z  What is the warranty of the Yamaha YHT-497 home theater?
Andrew R  Warranty period is product dependent. From Yamaha's warranty information: "2 year limited warranty - AV and Stereo Receivers, Processor and Integrated Amplifiers, Separate Amplifiers and Preamplifiers, Tuners, CD Players and Changers, HDD Players and Recorders,Network Players, Powered Loudspeakers, Media Controllers and Speaker Systems purchased individually, as a pair, or as part of an Integrated or Packaged System. " Full terms and conditions are included in the packaging and might vary from those available from Yamaha's website.
David S  What is the best wireless rear speaker kit for this system?
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