Yamaha HTR-6230BL 500 Watt 5-Channel Home
• 5-channel 500W powerful surround sound (100W x 5)
• 1080p-Compatible HDMI 1.3
• Bluetooth music streaming using Yamaha YBA-10 Bluetooth Audio Receiver
• Connect an iPod using Yamaha YDS-10SL Universal iPod Dock
Yamaha HTR-6230BL 500 Watt 5-Channel Home Theater Receiver
"Yamaha receiver review" 2010-05-15
By Bako Abatcha (Brentwood, CA USA)
Exellent product, the initial setup was a bit tricky but once I am familiar with it, the
rest is history.
"Defective out of the box" 2010-03-03
By D.R. (Goleta, CA United States)
Unit makes loud popping noises during certain operations of my DVR. Tried 3
separate DVR units, but noises remain. I am sure this is damaging my speakers. Unit
was like this out of the box, but I attempted to debug by swapping components and
cables on the weekends and exceeded Amazon's return period.
Yamaha will not send a replacement, rather requires shipment at my expense to
shady seeming "authorized service centers" 75 miles from my home with no
guaranteed turn around. This problem seems specific to cable provider DVR units, so
the service center is unlikely to be able to reproduce.
Internet searches reveal I am not alone in this complaint.
"Yamaha HTR-6230BL 500 Watt 5-Channel Home Theater Receiver" 2010-01-25
The receiver arrived 3 weeks earlier than promised. I found the instructions clear
and helpful. The unit itself seems to be functioning properly and has some
interesting features. There are are some things I am not too happy with, specifically:
the sound is full but seems overly bassy, even without a sub-woofer, but I am using
only moderately priced small speakers. There is a treble control but it doesn't seem
to do very much. The sub-woofer output seems to be at microphone level, I had to
amplify it before it would run a powered sub-woofer. This may be normal since this
is the first receiver of this kind I have had. I am not using surround speakers so I
can't comment on that capability. I like the control available on the center speaker to
equalize it with the LR ones.
I was somewhat disappointed that the reviews and general information on the HDMI
didn't address more carefully that there is no audio feed from the HDMI input, but
that is not uncommon for lower end receiver. I am not using the unit to switch
inputs. I run the video and audio from my DVR and DVD/VHS Player directly into my
HDTV and use the TV audio output for the receiver. I may opt to change that if I
find that the audio is enhanced by running directly from the DVR and DVD player to
All in all, I am quite satisfied with the receiver and would recommend it to others.
"Don't buy this product" 2010-01-19
By P. Sullivan
Set-up on this product is a complete disaster. The manual is incomprehensible; you
will be on your own and I guarantee that unless you work at CERN or do system set
up for a living, you will need help. Add another $100 to bring in a set-up expert, and
even then it will not be not easy. Look elsewhere; you will add years to your life.
"Pretty Good" 2009-12-21
By John M. Deal (Macon,Ga,USA)
I bought this receiver and speakers from HHGreg over the weekend. I'm not familiar
with receivers and high-end sound systems. I just wanted surround sound from my
ps3, ipod and macbook. The salesperson told me all I needed from my ps3 was
HDMI connections. Well she obviously does not know what she is talking or care
about the customer. So 6 hours later after reading in the manual 'this system does
not output surround sound from HDMI input", I returned and complained. Luckily
this time I got someone who knew their job and told me I needed a optical audio
cable. Thank goodness now it works! I agree that the operations are not intuitive,
but I think for the price it's a winner. Just dont expect the salesperson to actually
know what they're talking about, shame on me or assuming her/she did.