Yamaha RX-V867BL 7.2-Channel Home Theater Receiver (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- 7 channels and 665 watts of powerful surround sound (95w x 7)
- HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
- Pure Direct design for HD audio and video enjoyment, with low-jitter PLL circuitry
- Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection
- Intelligent assignable amplifiers for Surround Back, Front Presence, or Zone 2
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Yamaha RX-V867 7-Channel Home Theater Receiver: Modern Design with the Latest Connectivity Features
Yamaha knows music like no one else, because only Yamaha does it all--from music creation through reproduction. Yamaha crafts the widest range of premium instruments, from pianos to woodwinds to drums, to give artists their voice. Yamaha creates innovative studio tools so producers can record and mix songs and soundtracks. And Yamaha fills stadiums and concert halls with beautifully amplified sound to raise audiences to their feet. That means that Yamaha uses its knowledge of all aspects of audio design to bring the music to life in your home with the best in home theater and audio.
Yamaha's RX-V867 Home Theater Receiver offers full support for the latest HDMI features and HD audio formats to ensure maximum enjoyment of all high-definition sources. Other exciting features include HDMI video upconversion and deinterlacing, iPod and Bluetooth audio compatibility, YPAO sound optimization, Adaptive Dynamic Range Control, and four SCENE buttons.
The Latest HDMI Features and High-Definiton Audio Decoders for a Cinematic Experience
With seven channels and 665 watts of powerful surround sound (95W x 7 RMS), you can immerse yourself in your favorite movies and music. The latest HD Audio format decoding such as Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio render soundtracks in lifelike detail. The latest HDMI support offers Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24Hz refresh rate capability, and Auto Lip-Sync compensation, as well as the newest HDMI features like 3D and Audio Return Channel.
The RX-V867 features 6 1080p-compatible HDMI inputs and 2 HDMI outputs (simultaneous), giving it the room and power to spare for all your high-definition home entertainment gear.
Pure Direct Mode for High Definition Sources
The RX-V867 lets you enjoy the best possible picture and immersive surround sound from Blu-ray Disc players and other high-definition sources. It supports the two lossy formats--Dolby Digital Plus and DTS HD High Resolution--as well as lossless formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Pure Direct is a special receiver mode that causes the signal to bypass all but the most basic audio circuitry, and even turns off the display to prevent any chance of noise interference. It provides the purest possible high-fidelity sound from all sources including HDMI inputs.
Independent Zone 2 Operation for Second-Room Audio
You can enjoy sound in a separate room because the RX-V867 provides Zone 2 audio output. Furthermore, Zone 2 power amplifier assignability and speaker terminals mean that Zone 2 can be fully independent with its own 2-channel power, while you still enjoy 5-channel sound in the main room.
Exclusive Yamaha Features for Surround Realism
Yamaha CINEMA DSP is an advanced exclusive technology for creating richly realized independent sound fields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialogue, music and effects ideally located in these separate sound fields, you will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and startlingly realistic presence. 17 CINEMA DSP 3D settings let you customize the effect for your room. Adaptive DSP Level evaluates the difference between the volume level and a reference level, adjusting the DSP level to ensure optimum effectiveness, so you'll experience cinema-quality audio even at lower volumes.
CINEMA DSP's decoding technology also takes advantage of Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer, so you can enjoy your digital music library on your home theater system without sacrificing audio quality.
12 SCENE choices (4 on front panel for quick setting changes and others via the full-color GUI), including 4 SCENE buttons for Zone 2. Pressing a single SCENE button automatically launches multiple operations to make your devices work together--no more fumbling with the remote control. They are initially set to default settings for DVD Viewing, Disc Listening, TV Viewing and Radio Listening, but can be customized to whatever you need.
Yamaha™'s YPAO system uses a small microphone (included) and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are. First, it checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters, such as the speaker size, the distance of the speakers and even the sound pressure level until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room--and you don't have to do anything.
Next-Gen Connectivity and Flexibility
In addition to great video and sound quality, the RX-V867 lets you bring music from multiple next-generation sources into your home. This SIRIUS-Ready receiver lets you access your favorite SIRIUS Satellite Radio entertainment, including 100% commercial-free music, plus sports, uncensored talk, comedy, exclusive entertainment, world-class news and more, directly through your audio system with the use of an optional SIRIUS Connect Home Tuner kit. Rhapsody support gives you access to your Rhapsody account (subscription required) to play a virtually unlimited amount of music.
You can even bring your own tunes to the RX-V867. DLNA compatibility delivers network features: Using a local area network (LAN) connection and Windows Media Connect, you can play MP3, WMA and WAV music from your PC or laptop, or listen to any of the thousands of stations available on Internet radio using the included MP3 vTuner data service. Yamaha Network Receivers get you connected to the vast music content available anywhere on your LAN and on the web.
It is also equipped to use Yamaha's optional YBA-10 Bluetooth Wireless Audio Receiver, giving you the flexibility to stream music from Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, portable devices and even your personal computer. The optional YDS-12 Universal iPod Dock or the wireless YID-W10 iPod Dock connects the RX-V867 to all versions of Apple's iPod, giving you the power to navigate and play music from your favorite Apple products via an onscreen menu.
Full HD 1080p Video Upscaling and Deep Color (30/36-bit) Transmission
The HDMI interface upgrades the transmission of standard, enhanced, and high-definition video signals via HDMI for higher-than-ever quality through a single cable. With four HDMI inputs and one HDMI output, you can connect a variety of high-definition sources such as Blu-ray Disc players and switch easily among them.
The RX-V867 supports the latest HDMI 30- and 36-bit color depths, improved from the 24-bit depth of previous versions. This "Deep Color" allows the rendering of billions of colors for far greater accuracy. Colors are so vivid they seem to jump off the screen, with perfectly smooth tonal transitions and ultra-fine gradations between colors. It also enables many times more shades of gray, for higher contrast ratio.
Analog Video to HDMI Digital Video Upconversion
This is a function that converts analog signals from composite, or component terminals to output from higher quality HDMI digital video. This ensures the highest possible picture quality from the AV receiver to a monitor or TV via a single cable.
Auto Lip-Sync Compensation Keeps Your Experience On Track
When video and audio signals are transferred via HDMI and the video is shown on a display and the audio output is performed by an A/V receiver, the video delay time (time from signal input until it is seen) and the audio delay time (time from signal input until it is heard) are different. This can result in the video and audio slipping out of sync. The Auto Lip-Sync compensation function monitors the video delay time, and automatically adjusts the amount of audio delay to eliminate the difference, so you always hear the dialogue just as the person is speaking.
Digital ToP-ART Philosophy Brings You Superior Receiver Stability
Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) is the name Yamaha has given to a design philosophy whose goal is to maximize digital quality while minimizing analog circuitry. The culmination of Yamaha's long experience in digital engineering and design, it brings together several key elements to create the best-sounding A/V components available on the market. This includes high-grade Burr-Brown DAC units as well as other high quality audio-grade parts. The RX-V867 also has an all-channel discrete amplifier configuration.
On-Screen Display Makes Navigation Easy
An on-screen display makes operating the RX-V867 easy and intuitive. Access and control everything you need from a simple and easy-to-navigate interface.
- Minimum RMS Output Power: 95W x 7
- Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): 130/165/195/240 W
- Frequency Response (CD etc, Pure Direct On): 10 Hz - 100 kHz +0, -3 dB
- HDMI In / Out: 6 / 2
- Network In / Out: 1 / 0
- Optical In / Out: 2 / 0
- Coaxial In / Out: 2 / 0
- Analog In / Out: 5 / 0
- Composite Video In / Out: 5 / 1
- Component Video In / Out: 2 / 1
- Remote In / Out: 1 / 1
- Zone 2 Audio Out: 1
- Subwoofer Out: 2 x mono
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 14-1/2"
- Weight: 24.9 lbs
Optional Accessories (Sold Separately)
Yamaha YDS-12 Universal Dock for iPod/iPhone The optional YDS-12 Universal Dock lets you connect your iPod or iPhone to the receiver. Yamaha YID-W10 Wireless Dock System for iPod/iPhone The optional YID-W10 ensures that you enjoy maximum sound quality and no lip sync (AV matching) problems. Yamaha YBA-10 Bluetooth® Wireless Audio Receiver The optional YBA-10 supports A2DP audio streaming, enjoying music wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, Windows PCs and Macs.
Top Customer Reviews
I hope that my review will touch on topics of interest that are not well-covered in Internet reviews such as late-night listening, two-speaker systems, and the operation of CinemaDSP and other DSP functions.
So far I am very satisfied with the product. I hooked it up and got it going without consulting the Easy Start guide or the owners' manual (provided on a CD). The menus are intuitive for nearly anyone who has worked with other AV equipment in recent years, and it has defaults set for parameters that one either doesn't understand or doesn't care about. In fact, I only needed to consult the owner's manual for two issues: Updating the firmware (which worked flawlessly) and operating the network features.
Unlike most users (apparently), my living room isn't well-suited for surround sound. So, I run my system with two high-end speakers and a subwoofer.Read more ›
However, I really came to appreciate the 1080P upscaling for all HDMI sources and the networking features. The unit immediately recognized the Windows 7 machines on my network and was I able to access my MP3 collection. I have also been exploring the internet radio feature which is pretty cool, though slightly cumbersome given the sheer number of stations. I have my unit connected to a Polk SurroundBar 50 and some Sony bookshelf speakers in my kitchen as a second zone. The receiver sounds great and I really like the Yamaha on-screen menus. My only wish is that the Harmony remote people would have programmed more buttons to control Zone 2 and to tune the internet radio. I also would like to have seen compatibility with the Yamaha AV iPhone app.
Update: the new Yamaha AV controller app can control this unit via WiFi (if the RX-V867 is connected to your wireless home network). It is super-sweet, even more powerful than the supplied remote. I love being able to browse my MP3s in any room, particularly in my second zone in the kitchen.
Basic setup was straight forward with no problems. The internet connection and access to music files on my PC did not require any special setup and functioned without problem. The only condition for the PC access is that the Windows Media Player be set to allow sharing - I believe mine was by default.
On the negative side, I add to many other complaints relative to Yamaha receivers about the lack of a printed manual for products in this price range. I printed a copy of the manual from the CD for convenient access.
The abundance of features and setting options has a down side. For a technical person like myself, it took a lot of study to understand all the settings and features available. I suspect that a non-technical person might find it difficult to get beyond the basic setup and use all the available features. However, Yamaha did an excellent job wth the GUI, making it easy to navigate the settings once the user becomes familiar with the structure. Personally, I want the many features, and the learning curve is the necessary price to pay.
I did a test of the presence speaker feature using a temporary setup with some good bookshelf speakers propped into position (step ladder etc). My test was on music using a high quality CD for the source. The presence speakers did provide a noticeable improvement in the sound experience (compared to my 5.1 setup), but not a "wow" improvement. This setup is in a small room (converted bedroom). I am undecided about adding permanent presence speakers.
I have every (Moxi, Blu-Ray, PS3) device going into this receiver and the output going into the TV. The picture quality and sound is incredible.
One feature that I wish was included was the ability to listen to another source while watching TV. This feature was available in Yamaha's previous models. There is a work around. I connected the DVR via HMDI to the receiver and then connected the DVR to the Receiver via Component Video. I then assigned the CD Scene audio to be the Audio 1 input. Now if I want to watch TV I use the TV Scene. If I want to watch the TV while listening to my satellite, I use the CD Scene button. It was an extra cable, but I don't always like to listen to the tv audio during sporting events. If this feature was included this would definitely be 5 stars.
One feature that I just learned about that I really like is that you can right click on a song or group of songs from your computer and select "Play To" > "RX-V867" and the songs are streamed to the receiver.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had the RX-V867 in use for almost two years. I originally used it for my 5.1 surround sound/TV setup. Read morePublished on January 2, 2014 by D. W. Smith
I bought a yamaha RX-v867 receiver a couple of years ago and within a year the receiver started dropping HDMI signals from my Tivo and bluray player. Read morePublished on July 21, 2013 by bubagump
I bought this after heavy research 2.5 yrs ago. First of all, the sound quality is absolutely amazing. Read morePublished on July 7, 2013 by KingOfTheInternet
This receiver is packed with a lot of useful and quality features, which is surprising given that it is a mid-range receiver. Read morePublished on June 15, 2012 by E. Wright
So far, the receiver itself has been quite nice. I especially like the programmable concept, which serves to store the settings of a particular setup. Read morePublished on January 2, 2012 by John H. Bragg
I have now owned this receiver for 6 months and I absolutely love it.
- Great Sound, signal processing and many DSP programs
- Many Inputs and many... Read more
I've had an earlier version of this receiver for about 5 years. As everything is changing over to HDMI, I decided to upgrade the receiver. Read morePublished on November 20, 2011 by J. Hart
First of all, I love having rhapsody built in and I love the android and apple apps that control this receiver. Read morePublished on September 22, 2011 by Benny
192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown DACs for all channels
2x HDMI Output
8-Channel Multi-Channel Input
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