Yamaha RX-V871 7.2-Channel Home Theater Receiver

As the final reviewed receiver in the Yamaha RXV series this is a solid receiver that is for those who want to step up to a higher level of home theater excellence and stream music from internet radio and your home network, the Yamaha RX-V871 7.2-Channel Home Theater Receiver is what you need. This Yamaha RX-V871 A/V receiver boasts advanced features including second zone and bi-amping capability, eight HDMI inputs (including one on the front panel), and even grants you the power to control the system with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch after a free app download. This sleek receiver lets you create an immersive 7-channel surround sound experience with a multitude of features and simplified operation.

If you're more interested in the more affordable options you can take a look at these, Yamaha RX-V471, Yamaha RX-V371 , Yamaha RX-V571 or the Yamaha RX-V671.

Eight (8) HDMI Inputs With 3D and ARC
The RX-V871 offers six HDMI inputs and one HDMI output that support 3D pass through over HDMI from 3D compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices to a 3D compatible HDTV. So if you've got the necessary accessories for 3D entertainment, you can enjoy the realistic, wraparound visuals of 3D video. With support for an Audio Return Channel (ARC), you can use a single HDMI connection to transmit digital audio from your TV back to the receiver without needing an additional cable.
Stream Internet Radio & PC Audio
Once you connect this receiver to your home network, you've just opened the door to a vast world of online audio. You can listen to custom tailored Pandora internet radio stations simply by dropping in the name of an artist you're in the mood to listen to, and it will create a station around that artist. If that's not enough, it also supports Rhapsody (subscription-based) which can access over 10 million songs as well as SiriusXM internet radio for an even bigger music library.
DLNA Certified
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certification ensures that the RX-V671 has been tested and proven to be compatible with several CE, PC and mobile devices design according to the DLNA Interoperability guidelines. Products certified by DLNA will bear a logo that will give consumers peace of mind that the device they are purchasing has undergone rigorous testing and conforms to the Interoperability Guidelines. This is just another way Yamaha has made sure this receiver will settle into your home network and play nice with your other devices.
Analog / HDMI Upscaling to Full HD 1080p
While you may be accustomed to the stunning high resolution and picture quality of full HD, this is often only achieved from Blu-ray discs which are full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels). However, this receiver is capable of outstanding upscaling and interlaced-to-progressive conversion quality. It can upscale video signals to 1080p, meaning you'll be enjoying a better picture from your HDTV that has a 720p, 1080i or 1080p resolution. This receiver also features precise motion adaptive and edge adaptive de-interlacing and multi-cadence detection including 3:2 pulldown for smooth, seamless video.
Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
Dolby's next generation lossless technology developed for high definition disc-based media is Dolby TrueHD, and with this receiver you can take full advantage of this audio format. It supports processing of this advanced Dolby codec to deliver an enveloping sound field that is bit-for-bit equivalent to the master recording. This allows you to enjoy audio that is as stunning as the video that this receiver is capable of producing to give you an exceptional home theater experience. This receiver also supports another lossless digital audio format, DTS-HD Master Audio.
Cinema DSP 3D for HD Audio
Yamaha's Cinema DSP 3D delivers a wide, high and dense sound field. Virtual Presence Speaker allows you to enjoy 3-dimensional sound without the actual use of presence speakers. The actually measured sound field data contain the information of the height of the sound images. CINEMA DSP 3D mode achieves the reproduction of the accurate height of the sound images so that it creates precise and intense stereoscopic sound fields in your listening space.
Through a pair of headphones, you can enjoy large-scale surround sound thanks to SILENT CINEMA. This is a variation of CINEMA DSP technology developed by Yamaha to allow you to listen privately to your favorite movies or other multi-channel sources. Virtual CINEMA DSP allows you to enjoy the effects of CINEMA DSP surround sound without using surround speakers and can be used with the front, center or presence speakers or even just front left and right speakers.
Compressed Music Enhancer
This receiver offers sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to allow playback that actually improves the sound of your compressed music formats like MP3 and WMA. Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer enables richer, smoother highs and lows to reproduce your music as close to the original as possible.
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialogue and vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whisper-quiet dialogue to explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials, and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening when you don't want to disturb others.
SCENE Device Control
The RX-V871 offers four SCENE buttons to afford seamless operation of your new receiver. They come with default settings for DVD viewing, Disc Listening, TV Viewing and Radio Listening. At the touch of a button, you can enjoy any of these sources. Additional SCENE settings are available like iPod Listening, XM Listening, TV Sports Viewing and Action Game Playing so you can customize your shortcuts. You can browse and select the settings easily by changing the Input via the front panel and watching the on-screen display. You can make settings for one time only, or make them replace the original default settings and even change the SCENE names to fit your liking.
YPAO Automatic System Calibration
Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) employs a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for your room, wherever your speakers are placed. It checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker and then sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets several parameters like the speaker size, distance of the speakers and even sound pressure level. This process allows you to achieve optimum sound for your space. 
Zone 2 Audio
This receiver allows you to configure a multi-zone audio system. The 'Zone 2' feature lets you set the unit to reproduce separate input sources in the main zone and the second zone, and you can even control the unit from the second zone using the system remote for convenient, seamless expansion of your audio.
iPhone, iPad & iPod touch AV Controller App
Kick back and relax, because you can control this receiver with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch simply by downloading the free AV Controller App from the Apple App Store. You can control volume, mute and power and browse content from sources like internet radio, USB and AM/FM tuners. Of course, it also controls a second zone to power on or change input for each zone. If you also have a Yamaha Blu-ray disc player, it supports various functions including play, stop and forward. The multi-language app is available in English, French, German, Spanish and Russian for flexibility and ease of use.
iPod and Bluetooth Options for Portable Music Listening
The RX-V871 is compatible with the optional Yahama Universal iPod/iPhone Dock so you can connect your iPod or iPhone to enjoy your portable music. You can listen and operate your iPod or iPhone with the included remote control while charging the battery. With the optional YBA-10 Bluetooth Wireless Audio Receiver you can enjoy A2DP audio streaming. This way you can wirelessly enjoy music from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, portable device, or personal computer.
On-Screen Advanced GUI
Yamaha's latest GUI (Graphical User Interface) offers a high resolution display with clear and easy to navigate menus. A selectable status bar shows input source, volume level, DSP mode and audio format to allow for smooth system operation.
Environmentally Friendly
This receiver features a low standby power consumption of 0.1 watt (2 watts in HDMI standby mode) and an auto power down feature (selectable to 4, 8 or 12 hours) to make this an environmentally friendly receiver. So it uses less energy to help save the environment.
Here's more Specific Specifications for those who care.....
Audio Features
  • 7-channel powerful surround sound
  • Assignable amplifiers to for bi-amp connection
  • Burr Brown 192kHz / 24-bit D/A converters for all channels
  • Direct Mode for high quality sound reproduction
  • Low jitter PLL circuitry to allow for optimized sound imaging
  • HD Audio decoding with CINEMA DSP 3D (17 DSP programs)
  • Virtual Presence Speaker function for CINEMA DSP 3D surround without front presence speakers
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) and Adaptive DSP level
  • Initial Volume Setting and Maximum volume Setting
  • Audio Delay for adjusting Lip Sync (0-250 ms)
Video Features
  • Analog and HDMI video upscaling to full HD 1080p
  • 1080p-compatible HDMI: 8 inputs (1 on front) and 2 outputs
  • Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24Hz Refresh Rate and Auto Lip-Sync compensation

  • High quality video processing with precise de-interlacing:
  • Motion adaptive and edge adaptive de-interlacing
  • Multi-cadence (including 3:2 pulldown) detection
Versatile Zone Control
  • Zone 2 on/off and control on front panel
  • Zone sleep and system sleep
  • Remote input/output
  • Programmable +12V trigger output
  • HDMI CEC powers compatible TVs and Blu-ray players
  • Ability to change HDMI input while in Standby Through mode
  • Audio input is assignable for HDMI and component video input
  • Front panel USB digital connection for your iPod and iPhone
  • iPod/iPhone song titles displayed in English/Western European languages on the front panel
  • Multi-language on-screen display GUI including album art
  • Preset remote unit
  • Background video feature (for tuner and USB only)
  • Auto power down function with variable time setting
So if you're looking to save on future hardware purchases to stream media and all these other features this product offers.  Save yourself the time and money, spend a little more and get it.  This products' futureproof technology will last you for countless years of use.  If the price is just a little too much the previous model is about $200 less, take a look, Yamaha RX-V671.

Again, If you're more interested in the more affordable options you can take a look at these, Yamaha RX-V471, Yamaha RX-V371 , Yamaha RX-V571 or the Yamaha RX-V671.