In addition to adding a new feature, Yamaha drops the price on both neoHD receivers.
The Yamaha neoHD is anything but a traditional receiver from Yamaha. It's simple to use thanks to a robust graphical user interface, it supports both iPad and iPhone and it looks like nothing else on the market.
Yamaha is hoping to make the line - which includes the YMC-500 and YMC-700 – more attractive to potential buyers by adding support for the Pandora internet music service. To add to that, Yamaha is going to introduce an app for the YMC-700 that will allow users to control any connected device via IR Control from their iPhone or iPad.
Of course, that's not the only change, the price is dropping too. The YMC-500 will now retail for $299, while the 700 will run you $499. "We believe this news will appeal greatly to consumers who are looking to greatly simplify their home entertainment experience," says Yamaha president Tom Sumner, "while spending more time enjoying thrilling HD video and vibrant sound."