Posted Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 09:00 AM PST by Brian Hoss
All five new receivers support Ultra HD pass-through, while two models will actually upscale to 4K.
Yamaha has introduced the latest iteration of their RX-V series of AV receivers, and four of the models sport networking options that include Mobile High-Definition Link, which allows for HD playback of audio and video content from MHL-compatible phones and similar devices. Airplay, Pandora, and vTuner Internet Radio join Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities.
Those networked models can be controlled through Yamaha's AV Controller App (iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire), which also allows streaming from the connected device.
The new models are not only Ultra HD ready, but they also support 3D pass-through with ARC (Audio Return Channel). The RX-V775WA and RX-V675 can upscale to Ultra HD, a route that some users will prefer. The RX-V775WA and RX-V675 also contain Burr-Brown DACs and Yamaha's CINEMA DSP 3D processing.
The line-up emphasizes high speed HDMI switching with source specific settings, and even include four SCENE mode buttons, that like a macro command, can quickly power on the receiver with settings geared towards a specific use, such as watching movies, playing games, or viewing TV programs.
The new RX-V Series models will be available at the following dates:
RX-V775WA will be available in April (MSRP: $849.95)
RX-V675 will be available in March (MSRP: $649.95)
RX-V575 will be available in March (MSRP: $549.95)
RX-V475 will be available in March (MSRP: $449.95)
RX-V375 will be available in February (MSRP: $299.95)
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