Bluetooth is for more than just hands-free headsets! Play music wirelessly to this unit from almost any phone or tablet, and many laptops too.
USB sockets allow you to do all sorts of things. Most commonly you can play media stored on a flash drive, but some units can record to one too or connect accessories like video-calling cameras.
Found on many Blu-ray releases, Dolby True HD offers studio quality sound with precision and clarity far in excess of DVD. This audio system is capable of processing this advanced format.
Found on many Blu-ray releases, DTS HD Master Audio offers studio quality sound with precision and clarity far in excess of DVD. This audio system is capable of processing this advanced format.
This unit has HDMI inputs meaning it can act as a switching hub for Blu-ray players, set-top-boxes, games consoles and more.
(For more features refer to the specification table below.)
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For truly immersive surround sound, AV separates are still the way to go and introductions don't get any better than the Yamaha RXV381.
A step-up in sound Soundbars are great but there's nothing that can beat the sound of a separate AV system. By using a discrete amplifier with low jitter PLL (Phase-Locked Loop), distortion is exceptionally low and background noise very quiet. The amplifier also delivers a handy 70 watts per channel (6 ohms) for totally immersive sound. For an even punchier sound, try the 'Extra Bass' function. This gives a deeper, richer bass response and works really well with small speakers and at lower volume levels.
Powerful processing A further advantage of going the separates route is the inclusion of powerful surround sound processing. In addition to full HD audio decoding of both Dolby and DTS formats, the RXV381 features Yamaha's famous DSP Surround programs. With 17 modes from The Roxy Theatre to a concert Hall in Munich, the RX-V381 gives a variety of acoustic settings for a unique sound. Added to this, four SCENE selections ensure that you always have the best setting when watching films or listening to music.
Now with full HDCP2.2 compatibility The latest RXV381 now has HDCP2.2 compatibility through all of its four HDMI inputs. Along with support for HDR and BT.2020, this means the RXV381 is fully equipped for handling the latest UHD Blu-ray players and HDR-equipped 4K TVs.
Stream your music with Bluetooth connectivity Pair up your smartphone or tablet and you can wirelessly stream music. Playback music stored on your device or stream music services such as Spotify. Thanks to the Compressed Music Enhancer, the sound quality is also enhanced, giving a more spacious and natural sound.
Connect it all - including your USB memory device With no fewer than four HDMI inputs, the RXV381 is flexible enough for the most complex AV systems. There are also a wide range of other inputs for older sources you may have, like DVD players. Around the front there's a USB interface that's ideal for plugging in a memory stick and playing back your stored music.
Easy to use with automatic speaker set-up With YPAO sound optimisation and colour onscreen display, the Yamaha RXV381 isn't the daunting prospect to operate that you might expect. YPAO uses the supplied microphone to measure your room's acoustics and then sets the various parameters to suit. All this is done within just a few minutes and gives professional results at the touch of a button.
Take home entertainment to the next level and get a big sound to match your big TV, with the Yamaha RXV381.
Does the AV receiver feature upscaling? This improves the picture quality of all sources by increasing the number of lines via the HDMI output. 4K is currently the highest resolution followed by 1080p and then 1080i.
Are the HDMI sockets able to pass through 3D signals?
The number of channels. 2 or 2.1 systems are used by stereo receivers. 5.1 is the basic surround standard. 6.1 adds a rear centre. 7.1 adds side effect speakers. 9.1 adds further 'high' front effect speakers. .2 adds a second subwoofer for more even, balanced bass. 5.2.1 etc show Atmos channels.
Maximum power output per channel - RMS into 8 ohms
70 x 5 (6 ohms)
Dolby analogue surround sound system - for TV and video. Pro-Logic II features stereo effect rears, whilst Pro-Logic IIx can output in 6.1 or 7.1. Pro-Logic IIz is the latest system and enables greater flexibility in expanding a 5.1 playback system to 7.1, or a 7.1 system to 9.1. Surround is the new version of Pro-Logic II.
Dolby Digital Surround works from a digital source such as DVD player or Blu-ray player.
High Definition Dolby decoding that is designed to get the very best from high resolution sources such as Blu-ray.
Digital Theatre System - a rival to Dolby Digital.
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio delivers sound even more accurate and consistent than standard DTS. It has been designed to extract the most from HD-DVD and Blu-ray. DTS-HD Master Audio takes this one step further and is capable of delivering audio that is bit-for-bit identical to the original.
The current flagship DTS processor. Like Dolby Atmos it renders sound in a more immersive fashion. Unlike Atmos, it doesn't require a specific speaker configuration.
THX certification ensures a high standard of performance. Select, Select2 and Select2 Plus certify small systems while Ultra, Ultra2 and Ultra2 Plus certify home cinema systems designed to be used in larger rooms. "2" is the current standard with "2 Plus" adding additional THX technologies such as loudness level control.
Does the HDMI interface carry multi-channel audio? Only newer versions of HDMI carry multi-channel audio as well as video signals.
Dolby Atmos takes surround sound to a new level. By using high level speakers, Dolby Atmos enhances the feeling of being surrounded by sound. Firmware update may be required for some models.
Number of HDMI inputs/outputs. Number that will accept HDCP 2.2 is in brackets. This is the standard required for Ultra HD Blu-ray
4 in/1 out (HDCP 2.2 - 4/1)
Number of USB sockets.
Can a computer be plugged in via a D-SUB VGA socket?
Number of Component inputs.
Number of composite video inputs.
3 in/1 out
Does it have a multi-channel analogue input? - uses 6,9 or 11 RCA phono sockets and allows for the connection of Blu-ray players with built-in digital decoders.
Number of coaxial digital inputs to input digital sources such as DVD player.
Number of coaxial digital outputs to loop digital information through.
Number of optical digital inputs to input digital sources such as DVD players.
Number of optical digital outputs to loop digital sources through.
Active Subwoofer Output
Does it have a separate connection for an active (powered) subwoofer?
Does it have a dedicated port for extras such as iPod dock, Bluetooth or DAB radio?
Number of audio inputs on both front and rear of unit.
3 (1 front)
HDR Compatible HDMI
Does the receiver feature HDMI 2.0a sockets? These allow for HDR pass-though from Ultra Blu-ray player (or similar) to HDR-equipped TV.
Yes - All HDMI sockets
Does it have a phono stage? Essential if connecting a turntable.
DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. It is an alliance of interested bodies that help standardise streaming content. If a product is DLNA compliant you can be assured it will stream music from your PC, laptop to TV or other device.
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
Internet Radio & Services
Does it have access to Internet radio and other online music services? This can be via control app rather than the unit itself.
Does the product feature multiroom compatibility? This can either be passive (pre), which requires additional amplification or active (powered - just add speakers).
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
HDMI Zone Out
Does the product feature HDMI Zone out? This provides a second HDMI output to give the same or a different source sound and vision in another room. Watch TV in one room and a Blu-ray in another, for example.
NFC stands for Near Field Communication. This allows close proximity transfer of media simply by holding your tablet or smartphone next to the device.
Eco Friendly Features
Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
Type of radio built-in. DAB is Digital Audio Broadcasting.
Is an Infra-red remote included?
Can you use a Smartphone (iPhone or Android) to control the unit?
Dimensions of unit (W x D x H) mm.
435 x 315 x 151
Weight of unit, unboxed, in KG.
YAMAHA RXV381 is rated
4.7 out of
Rated 5 out of
A replacement for Yamaha DSP-AX761I've recently bought a UHD TV and a UHD Blu-ray player. However, my previous, elderly Yamaha AV amplifier which has never missed a beat is not compatible, Hence the need to purchase an up to date model. I didn't need anything too pricey or exotic as I live in a flat which has a small lounge.
The Yamaha RX-V381 fits the bill perfectly, I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of
Excellent Budget AV AmpI needed a new AV Amp to replace my ageing Yamaha receiver, but didn't really need anything too fancy, as we only watch SKY on the TV.
This amp is really easy to setup, and sounds great, I couldn't be more happy with it!
I would also like to commend Sam at the Birmingham branch, who gave me some great advice and was a great help.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 3 out of
Arc not workingSet up pretty easy,connected virgin box with Arc on amp and on the same on tv,got sound but no picture.try everything but only way to get picture and sound was connect Virgin box direct to tv and optical to amp.Seems this is a common problem with a lot of amps not just Yamaha.Optical not the best for sound especially Blu Ray.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of
Easy and quick av upgradeTook the amp out to France to replace a Cambridge audio amp, simplified all the connections, easy and quick upgtade
Date published: 2017-04-15
Rated 5 out of
All about the soundI already knew it would be good but not that good. It has all the connectivity I needed for movies and games so for £219 I didn't hesitate and with a money back £21 for six years warranty, why not? More about the sound though: really does sound much better than my old onkyo which had more wattage per channel! Comes with the set up mic for easy setup ( just remember to turn the sub down to half before setting up ) sounds a lot louder than the 70watts per channel quoted but then you'll never need it at full volume , it comfortably sits at just over half/three quarters volume for movies and less for gaming! I haven't played music through Bluetooth yet but if you're buying this then you've probably already got a hifi? So many different sound settings to choose from I would be surprised if you don't find 1 you like.Highly recommend this Yamaha AV receiver, you will not be disappointed
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of
Brilliant 4K HDR 3D Compatible AMP - All the Basics covered wellVery easy to setup - Reads the device info from the HDMI connection, eg it pulled through 'Xbox One', 'PS4' and 'Tivo' instantly. You can also rename the connections if you want.
To enable full 4K you need to go into 'Advanced' Settings and switch to 'Mode1' - After that perfect.
If you don't need the extras 7.1 / streaming etc why pay for them!
This does all the basics brilliantly - With 4K / 3D / HDR compatible ports on top!
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 4 out of
Upgrade from an old Yamaha avSurprised how easy it is to connect compares with our old av. Happy with the sound quality for the money. Biggest disappointment was no pass through, especially as we specifically stated this a major requirement to sales advisor in Southampton, don't really want to turn on the amp for breakfast news.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of
Great soundI found it relatively easy to install and the sound is very good.
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