Yamaha RX-V379BL 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver with Bluetooth

Yamaha RX-V379BL 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver with Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth wireless music playback
  • 4K Ultra HD pass-through with HDCP 2.2
  • YPAO microphone audio calibration,All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatibleTVs / players may not work., Dimension 17-1/8" x 6" x 12-3/8"
  • Virtual Cinema Front
  • Extra Bass setting for smaller satellite speakers
Home theater receiver that supports Bluetooth for wireless music playback, 4K Ultra HD video with HDCP 2.2 compatibility and a discrete 5.1-channel amplifier design. This AV receiver provides YPAO that automatically calibrates your listening environment for optimal sound performance.

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  • March 16, 2017 at 20:39
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    254 of 268 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Good entry level A/V receiver with a serious 4K HDCP 2.2 HDMI limitation, November 14, 2015
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    The Yamaha RX-V379BL 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver is a classic example of the, seemingly, eternal Yamaha A/V receiver line that exemplifies “slow and steady wins the race”. There is very little difference in basic features and the classic Yamaha DSP sound field program between a Yamaha A/V receiver of twenty years ago and one of today other than the slow evolution of input modes, the addition of new connection standards, like HDMI, and the slow and steady sunsetting of legacy inputs like component and s-video and so forth.

    Recent Yamaha receivers have included HDMI switching. But, with the arrival of 4K UHD video HDMI inputs must now have HDCP 2.2 pass through and compatibility. The big difference between the Yamaha RX-V379BL 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver and the previous Yamaha RX-V377 model, that also claimed to support 4K video, is that the HDMI inputs on the Yamaha RX-V379BL are advertised as being HDCP 2.2 compliant. Unfortunately, despite this being said over and over in Yamaha advertising in a way that suggests that all four HDMI inputs on the receiver are 2.2 compatible, this just isn’t true. In fact, only ONE HDMI INPUT on the Yamaha RX-V379BL 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver is HDCP 2.2 compatible. The other three are not.

    This guarantees that even though you may be able to connect one 4K UHD HDCP 2.2 source that you may currently have that as more and more 4K devices come to market that you will be completely out of compatible HDCP 2.2 inputs. For example I have both a ROKU 4 that does 4K streaming and upscaling and a Panasonic Blu-Ray player that does 4K upscaling. Can I use both devices in their 4K output modes with the Yamaha RX-V379BL? No. Neither device will output if any component in the connection chain between the device and the TV is not HDCP 2.2 compliant. Only one HDCP 2.2 input on the Yamaha RX-V379BL? Too bad. One of the devices will have to output 1080P. Shame on Yamaha for not being more up front about this, and clearly stating that the receiver in fact has only one 2.2 compatible input.

    Although Yamaha offers more 2.2 compatible HDMI inputs on its higher priced receivers, even upgrading several models higher won’t get you a receiver with all HDCP 2.2 HDMI inputs. Yamaha is obviously wanting to up-sell buyers with this stingy attitude, but it’s not gong to work for long. It’s only a matter of time before A/V receivers from most brands will offer 2.2 compatibility for all HDMI inputs all the time. The Denon AVR-S510BT, for example, a very feature similar unit at the same price point, has five HDMI inputs, three of which are HDCP 2.2 compliant. The Denon unit also has a USB input on the front panel, a feature that the Yamaha RX-V379 lacks. The cost of making all the inputs HDCP 2.2 compliant could not be more than pennies per unit on the scale that Yamaha operates, OK maybe a dollar. The only reason for Yamaha to be so parsimonious with the feature is to up-sell buyers into more costly units.

    Yamaha is a great brand but their design side seems perpetually cheap and tight fisted when it comes to adding features. One other example is Bluetooth. This receiver has Bluetooth, yes? Well, yes, for playback. But for pairing and using Bluetooth headphones, a headphone type that most users are far more likely to have these days than a wired headphone with an RCA phono plug? No, sorry. Hasn’t occurred to Yamaha that this is necessary. Please plug your wired headphones into the full size headphone jack on the front panel.

    The Yamaha RX-V379BL is a great entry level receiver, with all the many virtues that have made Yamaha a standard go to choice for home theater for what seems like forever. But it’s sure to be replaced in a short while as you acquire other 4K HDCP 2.2 devices, or create frustration if it isn’t replaced, and of course as newer Yamaha models that really do have complete all input 4K UHD HDCP 2.2 compatibility come to market. The Yamaha RX-V379BL 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver is OK, for now. But you should probably wait for the next Yamaha iteration with all four or more HDMI inputs having HDCP 2.2 compatibility.

    UPDATE: Just as I expected and predicted, the Yamaha RX-V379 has now been replaced by a newer model, the Yamaha RX-V381, that features FOUR ALL HDCP 2.2 compliant HDMI inputs. Glad to see that Yamaha finally figured out that their strategy for HDCP 2.2 inputs on the RX-V379 was just dumb and counter productive.

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  • March 16, 2017 at 21:06
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    175 of 185 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Limited features but exactly what I need, May 28, 2015
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    I just received this unit, so this is a preliminary review. I’ll update it as I get to use it more and as 4K60p content comes available. First and foremost make sure and check out the features of this and its big brothers. It’s very feature limited, but for my situation, this receiver is perfect. I don’t need software streaming. I don’t need wifi. I have those in spades on my other devices. I don’t need multiple zones. My wife won’t even let me mount surround speakers, so I don’t need a 7.2. But what I did need was a receiver that can handle the forthcoming 4K bluray players (and their HDCP 2.2 spec) and have a good quality sound for my setup, which it does. As of right now, I am very happy, and as time goes on, I’ll continue to post my thoughts.

    Small update 5-31-15: Still loving this receiver. I switched to a TV with (4k) Netflix built in and getting the TV Out/HDMI ARC working was far easier than my previous two receivers. My only gripe so far would be that the center channel wire inputs on the back are the lower-end pull tab style. So make sure and check a picture of the back of the unit and confirm it meets your wiring needs.

    Small update 9-7-15: This received still performs perfectly for what I use it for. Sound is great. Features, while basic, work great and are easy to navigate. I’m very happy. Next update will be after UHD BD players and content arrive to see how the passthrough works.

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  • March 16, 2017 at 21:16
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Good Receiver , but lacks power., July 18, 2016
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    Mike C

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    Is it a good Receiver?? yes,, i bought this Receiver for its Bluetooth feature primarily . It’s easy to use and set up .The Bluetooth works great. The problem i have with it is lack of power . I had an old Yamaha RX Receiver before this one (alot older ,much bigger and heavier) but i wanted built in BT so i switched to this new model,. I listen to alot of Classic Rock and this unit just does not deliver the punch and sharpness i am used to .I have had it for 4 months now,i just purchased a new Onkyo 6 disc CD Player and this Receiver just does not sound as good as my older one… i am currently looking to replace it with a model that can deliver a sharp,cleaner sound .
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