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Yamaha RX-V Series Recievers

Now if you're searching for a new reciever options that will last you for the next 5-10 years Yamaha is a solid option.  For the budget minded they range in price from just over $200 to just below $800 for the Super Duper.

As you can see at the bottom there is a chart that shows the differences so lets just look at the Yamaha RX-V773 which has all the features.


Features and specifications:
Audio Features:


• 7-channel powerful surround sound
95W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2ch driven)
110W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 2ch driven)
• HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
• Aluminum front panel for enhanced rigidity
• Discrete amp configuration
• Pure Direct for pure Hi-Fi sound quality enjoyment
• Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels
• Low jitter PLL circuitry helps optimize sound imaging
• Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection

4K Pass-Through and Upscaling Supports Latest High Resolution Video Formats
(For Detailed explainations of HDMI features like ARC/4K? click here)
This AV receiver's HDMI input/output supports 4K video image pass-through. It also can perform 4K upscaling to boost a lower resolution image to super high-def resolution. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.



HDMI with 3D and ARC (For Detailed explainations of HDMI features like ARC/4K? click here)

3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable.

High Quality Video Processing with Edge Adaptive Deinterlacing

In ordinary deinterlacing, pixels in areas of movement are interpolated by upper and lower ranges. This causes jaggies in diagonal lines. Edge adaptive deinterlacing detects the direction of the line and interpolates the pixels optimally.

This is an absolutely imperative feature especially when watching old DVD rips or anything that isn't in high definition!  Quality Up-conversion quality is one feature that you don't want to be without.

Network Functions

This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to a PC to enjoy Internet radio and operate your system via WebBrowser Control. The AV Controller App (from iTunes App Store or Google Play) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android devices.





Wireless Network Adapter Included

The RX-V773WA includes the YWA-10 Wi-Fi network adapter allowing the receiver to be connected with a wireless LAN. Most recievers require you to buy this after the fact as an add-on.  You must consider if you want this functionality you'll need to spend $50 to $1000 extra on other hardware to make it happen.

The YWA-10 offers:
-IEEE 802.11b/g/n compatible
-Auto setup by WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
-Manual setup by PC
-2 LAN ports to support up to 2 network products
-Powered by the DC out USB connection on the back of the RX-V773WA
AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation

Mobile Apps and Airplay compatibility


This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller App that is downloadable from the iTunes App Store or Google Play to control power on/off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android devices. A tablet version is also available.

AirPlay Allows Streaming Music to AV Receiver
This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless music streaming from iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theater system. You can use view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art* via AV receiver's on-screen display.



USB Digital Connection for iPod, iPhone and iPad on the Front Panel

A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone/iPad, which also charges when connected, even if the receiver is off. Because the digital signal from the iPod/iPhone/iPad is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal loss or interference, so you enjoy the best possible sound quality. In addition, you can use the receiver’s remote control unit to operate the iPod/iPhone/iPad music playback functions.

YPAO-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) Sound Optimization with Multi-point Measurement

YPAO-R.S.C. analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound at any of eight listening positions. It employs Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.

This is an invaluable tool that allows you to compensate for any inconsistencies with the room.  Allowing perfect audio in your listening position.


This thing has just a rediculous number of features for a product in this price range so take a look below to see a full summary.

Feature summary
  • Includes YWA-10 WiFi Adapter for wireless network connection
  • 7-channel powerful surround sound (95W per channel)
  • Aluminum front panel for enhanced rigidity
  • Discrete amp configuration and Pure Direct
  • Network functions such as AirPlay and AV Controller app
  • 4K Pass-Through and upscaling for next-generation high resolution images
  • High quality video processing with precise deinterlacing
  • HDMI (6 in [1on front])/2 out) with 3D and Audio Return Channel
  • YPAO Reflected Sound Control (R.S.C.) sound optimization with multi-point measurement
  • Dialogue Lift and Dialogue Level Adjustment for natural dialogue and vocals
  • Newly designed preset remote unit
  • HDMI Zone B for audio/video streaming to another room (same content as main room)
  • Versatile Zone control such as Zone 2 on/off and control on front panel
  • Advanced multi-language GUI on-screen display with album art
  • HDMI front panel input for devices such as camcorders and digital cameras
  • ECO mode operation for about 20% less power consumption

Which Yamaha RX-V Series Receiver is Right for You?
Yamaha
Power
Watts/Channel
100 x 5
105 x 5
110 x 7
90 x 7
95 x 7
Discrete Amp
-
Amp Assignable
-
-
Surround Back/ Bi-amp/Zone B
Surround Back/ Bi-amp/Presence/ Zone 2
Surround Back/ Bi-amp/Presence/ Zone 2
Connectivity
Made for iPad/iPhone/iPod
iPhone/iPod inly
HDMI In(Front)/Out
4in 1out
4in 1out
4in 1out
6(1)/1
6(1)/2
HDMI 4k-2k
Pass-thru
Pass-thru
Pass-thru
Pass-thru; Upscale
Pass-thru; Upscale; HDMI Zone B
Ease of Use
Panel Height
130mm
140mm
140mm
150mm
150mm/Aluminum front
On-Screen Display
Graphic-User-Interface
-
-
YPAO Speaker Setup
 PLUS RSC
 PLUS RSC Multi-point
Multi-Zone
-
-
Zone B
Zone 2 Line out / SP out
Zone 2 Line out / SP out
Network Features
Wifi Smartphone App Control
-
Apple AirPlay/Internet Radio
-
DLNA Certified
-
Network Receiver
-
 PLUS WIFI ADAPTER
INPUTS/OUTPUTS
HDMI
4/1
4/1
4/1
6(1 front)/1
6(1 front)/2
USB
1
1
1
1
1
Network Port
-
Digital Optical
2/0
2/0
2/0
2/0
2/0
Digital Coaxial
2/0
2/0
2/0
2/0
2/0
Analog Audio
4(front 1)/2
4(front 1)/1
4(front 1)/1
4(front 1)/1
4(front 1)/1
Component Video
2/1
2/1
2/1
2/1
2/1
Composite Video
4(front 1)/1
5(front 1)/1
5(front 1)/1
5(front 1)/1
5(front 1)/1
Preout Subwoofer
1
1
1
2
2
Headphone out
1
1
1
1
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