The highest priced system we looked at was the Yamaha YHT-897 Home Theater System. This system is not an option for buyers with a limited budget, given its sale price of around $750. Visually, it looks better than the other systems. It also has some advanced features that are lacking in the others.
The system features Yamaha’s proprietary AirPlay technology. AirPlay permits the direct streaming to the system of sound and images from numerous other devices such as iPads, Android devices and PCs. The YHT-897′s automatic sound configuration option will appeal to many. Acoustics are analyzed automatically and sound configurations set accordingly.
At only 100 watts output, the subwoofer lacks a bit of punch. This may not be an issue when watching movies, but may disappoint some people when playing music.