The YHT-296 includes compact black gloss speakers with a feature-packed AV Receiver to deliver dynamic sound and video performance. YPAO automatic calibration and Yamaha’s SCENE function ensure simple operation while the HDMI inputs offer connectivity with the latest HD audio and video sources. The preset remote control simplifies useability by controlling TV’s and other devices, while the HDMI inputs allow connectivity to a Blu-ray player or game console. The YHT-296 is a great value and simple to use entry into home theatre.
The YHT-296 features iPod/iPhone connectivity via Yamaha’s optional dock. This will not only play music through the receiver, but will provide control of an iPod via the YHT-296 remote, all while charging the iPod. There is also the ability to stream music wirelessly to the receiver using Yamaha’s optional YBA-10 Bluetooth dock.
HDMI connectivity on this model not only includes 3D support but also Audio Return Channel. This means that you don't have to connect an optical cable from the TV to the YHT-296 receiver to get sound through your system rather than the television speakers. The audio is sent from the TV’s HDMI input to the output of the receiver, so all that is needed is one HDMI cable from the receiver to the TV.
With built-in decoders for the latest HD Audio Formats including Dolby True-HD and DTS Master Audio, Yamaha’s YHT-296 has the ability to deliver HD Audio to your speakers, identical to the movie studios master recording.
Yamaha’s YHT-296 comes with Preset Remote Control, which allows your remote control to mimic the commands and functions of most popular brands of TV, DVD, STB, Blu-ray and other devices, reducing the number of remote controls needed and there reducing clutter on the coffee table!
Whether watching the latest blockbuster, rocking along to music from an iPod, or playing the latest PS3 or Xbox game, the YHT-296 has plenty of power.
The surround speakers have a curved shape that blends nicely with any interior. They are just the right size for good sound quality and convenient placement in almost any location.
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven)
100W (6ohms, 0.9% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)
Surround Sound Processing
Compressed Music Enhancer
SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP
Dolby Digital Plus
DTS-HD Master Audio
YPAO sound optimization
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting
Yes (0-240 ms)
192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels
HDMI 3D passthrough
HDMI Audio Return Channel
Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync