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Yamaha 7.2 Channel Black Digital Home Theater Receiver - RXV863BL

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Yamaha 7.2 Channel Black Digital Home Theater Receiver - RXV863BK

Full support for HD audio formats ensures maximum enjoyment of all high definition sources. Other advantages include full HD 1080p video upscaling with 3 HDMI inputs, HD Radio™ tuner, as well as exclusive Yamaha features such as Pure Direct,YPAO sound optimization and four SCENE buttons.

Dolby® TrueHD is Dolby’s next-generation lossless technology developed for high-definition disc-based media. Dolby TrueHD delivers tantalizing sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, unlocking the true high-definition entertainment experience on next-generation discs. When coupled with high-definition video, Dolby TrueHD offers an unprecedented home theater experience that lets you enjoy sound as stunning as the high-definition picture.

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby® Digital Plus is the next-generation audio technology for all high-definition programming and media. It combines the efficiency to meet future broadcast demands with the power and flexibility to realize the full audio potential of the upcoming high-definition experience. Built on Dolby Digital, the multichannel audio standard for DVD and HD broadcasts worldwide, Dolby Digital Plus was designed for the delivery formats of the future, but remains fully compatible with all current A/V receivers. With Dolby Digital Plus, you get even higher-quality audio, more channels, and greater flexibility. Amaze your ears.

DTS HD Master Audio
DTS HD-Master Audio: DTS-HD Audio delivers sound quality that matches the clear and vivid images of high-definition video. Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs deliver five times the video resolution of standard DVD and produce images with stunning realism. But that's only half of the story. You need incredible sound to complete the high definition experience and DTS-HD Audio provides the highest quality multi-channel sound possible. Movies come alive with sound as lifelike as the picture, and music becomes as real as a live performance.

HD Radio
HD Radio, the only digital broadcast system in America approved by the FCC, offers you crystal-clear, CD-quality sound via existing AM/FM radio bands. In addition, it gives you program-associated data and the ability to tune to multiple programs at the same dial position. Over 2,500 radio stations are in the fast lane upgrading to HD Radio broadcasting to reach 95% of America's population, and more than 230 stations are onair now.

XM - XM Ready
A product with this feature indicates that the item is XM SATELLiTE RADiO (XM Ready), allowing you to hear over 150 digital channels of music, news, sports, talk and entertainment from America's number one Satellite Radio service. With the addition of the optional digital antenna XM Mini-Tuner Home Dock and the XM Mini-Tuner accessories sold separately, just subscribe to XM SATELLiTE RADiO and hear radio as it was meant to be!

XM HD Surround Sound
XM and Neural Audio Corporation announce XM HD Surround, which provides content with six discrete channels of digital full fidelity audio powered by Neural Audio technology. Marking the first time that a radio company has broadcast in 5.1 Surround Sound twenty-four hours a day. Beginning in April 2006, XM will broadcast the Fine Tuning® (XM Channel 76) and the classical pops music channel XM Pops (XM Channel 113) in XM HD Surround. XM will also broadcast a variety of special shows and live music performances at the XM studios in XM HD Surround.

Neural Surround
Neural Surround™, a proprietary audio format that embeds the rich envelopment and discrete image detail of surround sound and is 100% compatible with stereo content. Chosen by XM Satellite Radio as the format for their 24/7 XM HD Surround programming

A Sirius-Ready audio system 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 ConnectT Home Tuner kit. This product has a simple connector that allows you to plug the SIRIUS ConnectT kit and use the controls of this system to access all the content you want. Subscription and SIRIUS ConnectT Home Tuner (SC-H1) are required and sold separately.

SRS Circle Surround II
Circle Surround II is an advanced surround sound decoder that enables up to 6 channels of surround sound from surround encoded (Lt/Rt) and Circle Surround encoded material and is backward compatible with mono, stereo and most matrix decoders.

High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is the first and only digital interface to combine uncompressed high-definition video, multi-channel audio and intelligent format and command data in a single digital interface. HDMI switching, providing the most advanced method of delivering high quality video signals to a home theater system to enable the reproduction of DVD and satellite TV sources with HD quality. HDMI can also send the digital audio signals from sources such as DVD Audio, CD, Dolby Digital and DTS to provide simple components connections.

8 Ch Ext Input
8 additional input jacks for discrete multi-channel input. Front (Left, Center, Right), Rear (Surround Left & Right, Surround Back Left & Right) and Subwoofer

Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha CINEMA DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent sound fields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialogue, music and effects from ideally located in these separate sound fields, you will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and startlingly realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater! The decoding circuitry performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS Digital Surround, DTS-ES (DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 and DTS-ES Discrete 6.1), DTS Neo:6 and DTS 96/24 decoding with extreme accuracy, as well as all digital sound field processing.

SILENT CINEMA makes it possible to hear large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones! This is a variation of CINEMA DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private to movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening fatigue. Virtual CINEMA DSP lets you enjoy the effects of CINEMA DSP surround sound without using surround speakers (handy for use in custom installations where some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can be used with the front / center / presence speakers or even with just the two front left and right speakers.

Compressed Music Enhancer
Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3 and WMA. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as possible.

Four SCENE buttons make operating the receiver easier than ever. They are initially set to default settings for DVD Viewing, Disc Listening, TV Viewing and Radio Listening. Pressing a SCENE button automatically launches a number of operations that initiate play of the source controlled by that button. Other SCENE settings are also available, such as iPod Listening, XM Listening, TV Sports Viewing and Action Game Playing. Browsing and selecting the settings is quickly accomplished by rotating the Input knob and watching the on-screen display. The settings can be selected for one-time use, or they can replace the original default settings. The SCENE names can be changed also.

YPAO Automatic System Calibration
Yamaha’s YPAO system uses a small microphone 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, etc. Until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room and you don't have to do anything!
RX-V2500 and newer models have an improved system that is faster (less than three minutes), also adjusts frequency response, and provides three programed EQ patterns, plus the ability to manually adjust parametric EQ settings. Six YPAO settings can be held in memory and recalled via two system memory buttons on the remote control.

Digital ToP-ART
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.


  • High Sound Quality
    • HD audio format support: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio
    • 7-channel 735W powerful surround sound (105W x 7)
    • Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification
    • Pure Direct for higher fidelity sound reproduction
    • Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit DACs used in all channels
    • Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection
  • High Picture Quality
    • Analog video (480i or 480p) upscaling to full HD 1080p
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI (3 in/1 out)
    • Supports Deep Color (up to 36 bit), x.v.Color, a double speed Refresh Rates of 120Hz and 1080p/24Hz transmission, and Auto Lip-Sync compensation
    • Analog video to HDMI digital video upconversion and deinterlacing with TBC
  • Advanced Features
    • 4 SCENE buttons offering greater operating ease (with 19 preset SCENE templates)
    • HD Radio™ digital broadcast reception capability
    • XM ready with XM HD Surround powered by Neural Surround
    • SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready
    • Improved YPAO for automatic speaker setup
    • iPod compatibility via Yamaha Universal Dock
    • Bluetooth (A2DP) compatibility with Yamaha Bluetooth® Wireless Audio Receiver (YBA-10)
    • Superior multi-zone control compatibility
  • Surround Realism
    • Fine-tuned CINEMA DSP and Adaptive DSP Level
    • Improved Compressed Music Enhancer
    • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
  • Other Notable Features
    • XM ready with XM HD Surround powered by Neural Surround
    • SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready
    • 40-station preset tuning / Auto preset tuning
    • HD Audio LPCM 7.1-channel reception (up to 192kHz)
    • High dynamic power and Linear Damping
    • Low Jitter PLL Circuitry
    • Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection
    • Initial Volume and Maximum Volume Setting
    • iPod song titles displayed in English and Western European languages ISO 8859-1 (Latin 1) on the front panel and on-screen display
    • Improved Compressed Music Enhancer with Straight Enhancer program
    • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
    • Preout terminals for front, center, surround and surround back, and dual mono subwoofer out
    • 9 selectable subwoofer crossover frequencies
    • Subwoofer phase select
    • Front panel video Aux input terminals with optical digital and S-Video input terminals
    • 8-channel or 6-channel external input
    • Phono input
    • Speaker A, B, A+B selection
    • Preset remote unit with illuminated buttons


  • Channels 7
  • RMS Output Power (20Hz - 20kHz) 105W x 7
  • Total Power (20Hz - 20kHz) 735W
  • Dolby TrueHD
  • Dolby Digital EX/ Dolby Pro Logic IIx (Plus)
  • DTS-HD Master Audio
  • DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
  • DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6
  • Pure Direct
  • HD Radio Tuner
  • iPod Compatibility (With Optional YDS-10)
  • Bluetooth Compatibility (With Optional YBA-10)
  • Compressed Music Enhancer
  • Neural Surround
  • XM HD Surround
  • Sirius Satellite Radio Ready
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready
  • HDMI (In/Out) (3 / 1) Ver. 1.3
  • Component Video (In/Out) (3 / 1)
  • A/V Inputs (S-Video) 5 (All S-Video)
  • Digital Inputs/Outputs [O: Optical, C: Coaxial] (O: 4, C: 2 / O: 1)
  • Front A/V with Digital Input (S-Video / Optical)
  • D/A Conversion 192 kHz / 24 bit
  • Surround Programs 17
  • Time Base Corrector
  • HDMI Up Conversion (Scale to 480p / 720p / 1080i / 1080p)
  • Component Video Up Conversion
  • S-Video Up Conversion
  • Dialogue Lift
  • YPAO (w/Optimizer Microphone)
  • On-Screen Display
  • Assignable Power Amp
  • Zone Speaker Terminals
  • Zone 2 Output (Audio Only)
  • Zone Power Switching (Main / Zone2)
  • IR Ports
  • Speaker A, B or A + B
  • Selectable Subwoofer Crossover
  • Multi-Channel Decoder Inputs 8-Channel
  • Pre-Out All Channels

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 17.125"
  • Height: 6.75"
  • Depth: 16.5"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 26.2 lbs
  • Shipping: 34 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 2 years parts and labor
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Watts Per Channel105 W/channel
Bluetooth CompatibilityYes
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersDolby Digital EX/ Dolby Pro Logic IIx (Plus), Dolby Digital TrueHD, Dolby TrueHD, DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio, HD Audio format support: Dolby Digital Plus
Input Connectors1080p-Compatible HDMI 3 Inputs, A/V inputs (S-Video) 5 (all S-Video), Digital inputs [O: Optical, C: Coaxial] (O: 4, C: 2 / O: 1), Front A/V with digital input (S-Video / Optical)
Output Connectors1080p-Compatible HDMI 1 Output, Digital Outputs [O: Optical, C: Coaxial] (O: 4, C: 2 / O: 1)
THX CertificationNo
Weight (lbs)26.2 lbs
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years


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Yamaha 7.2 Channel Black Digital Home Theater Receiver

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Sounds above expectations


from Aurora, IL

About Me Audiophile, Musically Inclined, Practical, Tech Savvy

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  • Accurate Controls
  • Clean Sound
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Feature of Spkr B
  • Good Power


  • Boring Display
  • Zone 2 setting difficult

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  • Audiophiles

Comments about Yamaha 7.2 Channel Black Digital Home Theater Receiver:

After researching various receivers I settled on the Yamaha primarily becuase it has the Spealer B feature which is essential for me. I run my primary system in my family room and an extra set of Bose 301 speakers in my living room. Surprisingly this B speaker feature was not available in any other Rcvr I researched within the $1000 range! Note that it was available in the others only by compromising the channel 6 and 7 surround backs of the 7.1 output.
I wanted to bi-amp my 200 watt/ch main speakers- Martin Logan Vistas with the additional surround back outputs and still have speaker B which only the Yamaha 863 provided!
Its been just a week since I have hooked this up so my inputs are just my initial impressions.
On the whole connections/hook up was quite straight-forward and easy. I tested the surround effect by watching my fav- "The Wall" DVD (NOT Blue ray) and was impressed with the image upscaling and the multi channel audio processing.
One big improvement I found was in my Ipod output when I used the "MP3 enhancer" feature that Yamaha boasts. It did enhance the overall music quality even at low volume levels (powered by a DLO iPod HomeDock). I am an Ipod fan and have all my music in "lossless" format and this rcvr brings out a better effect than my previous older Yamaha 465. I think think this will sustain me until I can afford the Wadia Itransport all digital output :-)
On the whole I am very happy with this unit and recommend to others.
The only down sides are- I havent been able to figure out the independent Zone 2 controls yet and the appearance of the unit is boring with old fashioned orange text display.

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Good amp with loads of features


from Douglas, Wyoming

About Me Musically Inclined

Verified Buyer


  • Accurate Controls
  • Clean Sound
  • Good Power


  • Cant figure out HD Radio

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  • Basic Systems
  • Home Theater
  • Larger Rooms

Comments about Yamaha 7.2 Channel Black Digital Home Theater Receiver:

Very good amp and seems to be fairly easy to use. I haven't quite played with it to it's fullest extent, but I cant seem to get the HD radio to work. I may need to read the BOOK that comes with it and then I may get it to work. More than enough power for a home theater set-up. Sounds great too.

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