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Yamaha RX-V477 5.1-Channel Network AV Receiver with Airplay (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- High Quality, New 115W,4K,HD,HTC CONNCT,USB
- AirPlay®, Pandora®, Spotify music streaming service and AV Controller App
- Energy Star Certified
- HDMI® (6 in / 1 out) with 4K Ultra HD pass-through for super high resolution images
- YPAO sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
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|Connectivity Technology||USB||bluetooth, hdmi, wireless||Ethernet||—||Wireless||Network|
|Item Dimensions||9 x 9 x 13 in||17.13 x 12.4 x 6.34 in||17.12 x 12.38 x 6.38 in||17.12 x 12.88 x 6.38 in||—||17.31 x 11.81 x 4.75 in|
|Item Weight||17.6 lbs||16.3 lbs||17.9 lbs||17.9 lbs||—||10 lbs|
|Output Wattage||115 watts||—||80 watts||145 watts||165 watts||75 watts|
|Additional Features||5-channel powerful surround sound, Front panel USB digital connection for ipod and iphone, Gapless playback compatibility allows play without interruption, YPAO sound optimization for automatic speaker setup||—||5-channel powerful surround sound, Discrete amp configuration, Front panel USB digital connection for ipod, iphone and ipad, Multi-language color OSD, 4K pass-through for next generation super high resolution images||—||MCACC Sound Optimization; Apple AirPlay Connectivity; 4K Ultra HD, 3D, and HDR Pass-Through, USB Port for Multimedia Playback; GUI On-Screen Display via HDMI||Integrated Green Edge technology, Four 3D-ready HDMI inputs, Front-panel USB port, Built-in vTuner Internet radio, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding|
|Warranty Description||2 years warranty on parts and labor||2 years||2 years warranty on parts and labor||2-years||—||2 years warranty on parts and labor|
High Quality, New 5.1CH AV RECEIVER,BLACK
From the Manufacturer
RX-V477 5.1-channel Network AV Receiver
Step up to a Network Receiver with the RX-V477
This versatile 5.1-channel network AV receiver is ready for AirPlay®, music streaming, AV Controller App, Spotify and HTC Connect™. It offers high sound quality, plus 4K Ultra HD pass-through and new Extra Bass function for powerful sound.
4K Ultra HD Pass-through for Super High Resolution Images
This AV receiver provides advanced HDMI features including pass-through of 4K Ultra HD, which is gaining popularity. 4K Ultra HD refers to four times the resolution of a 1080p display. This receiver is capable of passing the 4K Ultra HD data from the source to the monitor for image clarity far beyond present standards.
HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
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.
HDMI CEC for Easy Operation
Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality*. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver’s remote unit to control player functions like skip and stop.
*All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs/players may not work.
Discrete Amp Configuration for High Sound Quality
This AV receiver was designed with a strong focus on achieving exceptionally high sound clarity. It employs a discrete amp configuration and a low jitter PLL circuit, which contribute to its excellent audio performance.
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, Pandora, Spotify and operate your system via WebBrowser Control. The AV Controller App (from iTunes® or Google play) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad® or Android™ phones / tablets.
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 a Mac® or PC. 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.
*Some models don't support album art display.
Stream Millions of Songs with Spotify Connect
With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs. And now you can stream those songs to your Yamaha system by using Spotify Connect. Just hit play to start streaming music. What's more, when you've been listening on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately streams to your AVR—like magic, you enjoy uninterrupted music. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.
*The Spotify app and premium account are required. Visit spotify.com for more details.
Try Spotify Premium for free on your Yamaha home entertainment System for 30 days. http://spotify.com/yamaha
HTC Connect for Wireless Streaming
HTC Connect lets you stream music to your AV receiver wirelessly. You don't need a separate app because HTC Connect is built right into your HTC phone. Simply swiping the HTC phone screen starts music output to the AV receiver, from the HTC device's local music sources or third party music sources.
AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation
This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller app that is downloadable from the iTunes or Google Play to control power on / off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPhone or Android devices. You can also use in as many as 23* different languages and customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available.
*As of spring 2014.
USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone on the Front Panel
A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod / iPhone, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod / iPhone 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 music playback functions.
Virtual CINEMA FRONT Provides Virtual 5-channel Surround Sound with High Quality and Resolution
With Virtual CINEMA FRONT, you will enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with higher quality and resolution by installing surround speakers at the front. You get more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy enjoyment of high quality surround sound.
Extra Bass Provides Rich Bass Reproduction, Even with Small Speakers
Yamaha’s exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you expect from the speaker size while maintaining good localization and sound balance even with compact front speakers. When a subwoofer is used, it improves the volume of the entire low range of the speaker system, not only the front speakers, but also enhancing the bass from the subwoofer. You'll enjoy video and music with sound that has exceptional power and presence.
YPAO™ Sound Optimization for Automatic Speaker Setup
YPAO analyzes the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It's like having a professional installer calibrate your system.
HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker
CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers three-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers.
DSP Parameter Adjustment for Easy and Detailed Setting
This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programs that utilize Yamaha's original DSP technology. They allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theaters or concert halls in your room and enjoy natural stereoscopic sound fields. Now you can use the AV Controller App to adjust DSP parameters to your preference to match the type of music / movie or the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes, basic and advanced, that you can choose according to the type of adjustments you want to do.
Gapless Playback Compatibility Allows Play without Interruption*
Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard.
* Compatible with WAV, FLAC and ALAC file formats, and input from USB / PC / NAS.
Compressed Music Enhancer
When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.
Total Purity Concept for the Finest Sound Quality
The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity preamplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. All models have a fully discrete power amplifier that helps to minimize distortion. They also adopt independent pure power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heatsinks are designed to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for the DACs are designed to further eliminate noise on certain models. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.
Subwoofer Trim Control for Improved Sound Imaging
The Subwoofer Trim Control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is "pushed" toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim Control takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.
SCENE for One-touch Start
Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can reset the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds.
ECO Mode Lowers Power Consumption by 20 Percent*
Yamaha's new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20 percent. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.
*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).
Selectable Auto Power Down
Auto power down lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after two, four, eight or 12 hours.
Which Yamaha RX-V Series Receiver is Right for You?
|8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-ch driven||8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-ch driven||8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-ch driven||8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 2-ch driven||8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 2-ch driven|
|Watts / Channel||100 x 5||115 x 5||115 x 7||105 x 7||110 x 7|
|Amp Assignable||-||-||Surround back / bi-amp / Zone B audio||Surround back / bi-amp / presence / Zone 2||Surround back / bi-amp / presence / Zone 2|
|Virtual CINEMA FRONT||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Network||-||-||Built-in Wi-Fi or Ethernet||Built-in Wi-Fi or Ethernet||Built-in Wi-Fi or Ethernet|
|Made for iPad / iPhone / iPod||iPhone / iPod only||iPhone / iPod only||✔||✔||✔|
|MHL® (Mobile High-Definition Link||-||-||-||1 Front Panel||1 Front Panel|
Ease of Use
|4K Ultra HD pass-through||✔||✔||✔||With upscaling||With upscaling|
|YPAO Speaker Setup||✔||✔||✔||R.S.C. and YPAO Volume||R.S.C. with multipoint and YPAO Volume|
|Multi-zone||-||-||Zone B||Zone 2 line out / speaker out||Zone 2 line out / speaker out|
|SiriusXM Internet Radio||-||-||-||✔||✔|
|HDMI||4 / 1||6 / 1||6 / 1||6 (1 front) / 1||6 (1 front) / 2|
|USB||1 (front)||1 (front)||1 (front)||1 (front)||1 (front)|
|DC Out (USB)||1 (rear)||1 (rear)||1 (rear)||1 (rear)||1 (rear)|
|Digital Optical||1 / 0||1 / 0||1 / 0||2 / 0||2 / 0|
|Digital Coaxial||2 / 0||2 / 0||2 / 0||2 / 0||2 / 0|
|Analog Audio||3 (1 front) / 1||4 (1 front) / 1||4 (1 front) / 1||4 / 1||4 / 1|
|Component Video||2 / 1||2 / 1||2 / 1||2 / 1||2 / 1|
|Composite Video||3 / 1||4 (1 front) / 1||4 (1 front) / 1||5 (1 front) / 1||5 (1 front) / 1|
|Zone 2 Audio Out||-||-||-||✔||✔|
|Remote In / Out||-||-||-||1 / 1||1 / 1|
|12 V Trigger Out||-||-||-||✔||✔|
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The sound fields are very nice and give a believable sound. The Dolby movie modes are particularly crisp as compared to an older receiver I upgraded from with almost a visible surround field if you close your eyes. The hall modes with echo effects seemed as good as any I have heard but are just not for me. However, I did find that the Jazz Hall effect did improve the sound of various music selections. At any point a press of the "straight" button returns you to immediate listening to the sound as the external device presented it to the amp. And if you are real, real, real picky the "direct" button turns the sound straight but also cuts off all other electronics but those related to the sound field itself which the directions say results in a purer sound. I have yet to discern a difference but maybe if your ears are younger than 60+ years you will be awed.
The HDMI supports the ARC or Audio Return Channel protocol in the latest 1.4 HDMI standard. Basically this means that if you are watching TV through your TV's built-in tuner (not through a cable box) or if you have a Smart TV that supports apps -- you do not need an optical, digital cable to get the sound from your TV to this amp. Instead the amp will take sound and control codes from the HDMI cable plugged into the TV IF YOUR TV HAS A HMDI PORT LABELED ARC. I have a Samsung TV and that uses this very nicely with one problem. Some TVs send control codes to the amplifier beyond ARC but ARC is a subset of HDMI Control. What does this mean? Well if I have HDMI control set to on in the 477's configuration that means I have ARC turned on and I can also do things such as control the 477's volume with the TV's remote. However a problem arose in that the Samsung TV sends a control signal automatically on first turn-on of the TV to the amp to switch to the ARC audio. But if you are using a cable box it switches thus to an empty audio input and you lose sound. If you then manually switch back to the cable box's HDMI that setting remains for the rest of the session. But there is no way my wife or others in the house would want to do that. My solution was simply to turn off HDMI control which means no ARC or other HDMI control usually. So I have a universal remote which anyway runs the volume of the amp so no loss at all when watching cable TV. Then, when I do want to run an application on my Smart TV or to watch a TV channel in the decoded straight cable I just have two quick menu choices to turn HDMI Control back on and switch to the ARC (which defaults to AV4 but can be set to other AV inputs if your use 4). I mention this because it did take a support call to Yamaha as to why my TV was switching audio input. NOT a big deal at all and I have dwelled on it here simply to help anyone else who might have a Samsung TV hooked to this or any TV that is sending input switching via HDMI Control. (By the way I was very impressed with Yamaha's support center).
The receiver has a complete interface to IOS (iPod and iPad) music and sound. You can do it in two ways. You can plug any USB cable from your iDevice into the front of the receiver (a USB port). This is if you do not set up the network connection, The best way is that the receiver supports Airplay. So if your iPod or iPhone or iPad are on thee same network as you RX-477 just go to Airplay (in the latest IOS just go to the Notifications Center and turn on Airplay) and it automatically sees the receiver and your music plays along with the song title and other information on the front display of the receiver and even sent as a screen of information to a connected TV. There are other ways for Android and PC connectivity but I cannot comment much as I did not try those.
The 477 also features a complete Network Radio if you hook to the Internet. On the one hand it is good enough that I decided not to bother hooking up the AM/FM antennas. On the other hand the Network Radio does have one very serious flaw -- no Search feature. So, for example, I love a podcaset called Listen to the Magic. If you go to the Entertainment category in Podcasts you wind up with 350 screens! Even though you can scroll ten screens at a time that is still a heck of a lot of scrolling to do. It's a one time task as you can set favorites. But still, no search feature? C'mon Yamaha this is the receiver's only terrible point -- please fix it! (And include it in a firmware update).
Overall I am really thrilled with this receiver. It really does do it all for 5.1 and, of course, there are bigger brothers to it for those delving into 7.2 or who use more than one front speaker zone. I give this my highest recommendation. If anyone has any questions I'll try to answer them.
This unit is a little over a year old now and keeps shutting off. While it is still under warranty, I am disappointed that I have to deal with that hassle now. I thought I'd warn everyone else that this model has been discontinued by the manufacturer and I can no longer recommend it, sorry.
I replaced a 10-year-old high end Onkyo home theater receiver with this after a LOT of research. I am very happy with it so far - great sound and features, with lots of smart features hidden inside (well, they are explained in the 90 page user manual, which may take you a while to get through....) The first unit I received had a non-functioning speaker terminal which is a concern re: build quality, but the second one seems to be in good shape. Like Onkyo, Yamaha has a 2-year warranty which provides some reassurance. RE PRICING.... this unit goes on sale a LOT at your local Big Box electronics retailer with the yellow sign, and Amazon matches that price... look for it in the $300 range and I'm guessing we might see some specials around $250 as the holidays approach. At those prices, it's a screaming deal for a receiver this powerful (it powers my 5 speakers plus subwoofer very well).
- Minimalist design -- not a lot of flashing lights and gimmicks - just a good clean receiver
- Great sound, good power, variety of sound processing options
- Ethernet connectivity (no wireless) and once you connect to your network, you can airplay from your iPhone or you can access DLNA networked files from your computers
- HDMI pass-through even when it's off, so if you prefer to use your TV speakers instead of surround sound to watch the news, it's easy... the signal goes from your cable box to your Yamaha even if it's off, then on to your TV and feeds the speakers there. Also you can change inputs (HDMI 1 to 2 for example) even when the unit is off, great for programming a universal remote on more complex systems to ensure inputs are set correctly for different activities
- Online firmware updates, though it would be nice if it prompted you to update... you have to go looking for them under settings.
- Audio in and USB plugs in the front for connecting your iphone or other music device
- LOTS of HDMI inputs in the back, and also there's a optical digital input and component video etc... I have a pretty complex system and even after hooking up everything I have lots of inputs left over.
- System "makes sense"... harder to quantify, but I didn't have to spend a lot of time changing settings... the system seemed to recognize I had plugged my Sonos amp into AV 1 optical and I didn't have to set that up.
- Excellent video and audio processing
- No HDMI in on the front panel (more expensive receiver options have this)... useful if you sometimes want to hook up a laptop or other portable video device without going around to the back of the unit
- Oh gosh, that remote... truly horrible with lots of buttons, like all other systems I've ever used. I paired mine with a Harmony Ultimate remote and love it.
- The terminals for the speakers are difficult to access and connect... that took me longer than any other part of the hookup. I'm not a fan of this type of connector though all the higher-end audio seems to have it? But given you only need to do this once, not a big deal.
- On screen menus for set up etc look like Atari or Apple circa 1983. Maybe TRS-80.
Overall at this price I'm very happy with this receiver.
Hope this helps, and feel free to ask questions in the comments below and I'll do my best to answer them.