Yamaha YMC-500 Black NeoHD Media Controllers - YMC500BL
TV, movies, music...it's all right at your command. Get ready for beautiful images and dynamic sound with ultra-easy control.
The neoHD Media Controllers are completely different than ordinary AV receivers. Instead of more functions, more buttons and more complicated operation, their basic concept is simplicity. You can connect all the equipment that you use to enjoy audio and video, and operate them all with one simple remote control! No more bother with multiple remotes. The on-screen display has an icon-based interface that's extremely easy to use, and the sound system is also simplified—you'll enjoy realistic surround sound even from just two speakers. neoHD: one look tells you this is a new idea in home entertainment.
Enjoy all your AV sources with high quality. One remote control gives you total media control
Total media controller with easy operation GUI and simplified remote control
- Easy Operation GUI
- Simplified remote control
- 1080p-compatible HDMI (3 in / 1 out)
- Video upconversion to HDMI
- HD audio format decode
- iPod / Bluetooth compatibility via optional accessories
- USB port for music and photo playback
- AIR SURROUND XTREME
- CINEMA DSP
- Adaptive DRC
- Compressed Music Enhancer
- No studying manuals, no confusing procedures — just quick and easy operation
First you have to set up your AV system for optimum surround sound. Complicated? Not at all! In fact, the neoHD Media Controller does it all for you, using Yamaha's automatic YPAO setup system. Then its time to start enjoying your music, games, TV and movies from any of the sources you've hooked up. Operation is refreshingly simple...even the basic design of the remote control is reassuring. All you need to do is touch a few buttons and adjust the volume. No complicated choices or adjustments are necessary. And you'll really like the clear and simple GUI (graphical user interface). You simply select Watch, Listen or Play using the cursor on the remote control, then choose your desired source. All the other menus, such as song lists, are also easy to view and understand.
- Yamaha AIR SURROUND XTREME
Yamaha’s exclusive AIR SURROUND XTREME achieves surround sound with clarity and sound imaging unlike any other two-speaker system. You hear clear dialogue from the front, with distinctly separate surround sounds and smooth sound movement around the sound field.
- Dolby TRUE HD
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.
- DTS Digital Surround
The basic DTS 5.1 channel sound format. Uses a higher data rate than Dolby Digital.
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.
This unit is equipped with a USB port that allows you to enjoy WAV (PCM format only), MP3 and WMA audio files from a USB memory device (USB flash drive).
- CINEMA DSP Digital
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Channels: 5.1
- Dolby TrueHD
- Dolby ProLogic IIx
- DSP Programs: 5
- Adaptive DRC
- Air Surround Xtreme
- Compressed Music Enhancer
- HDMI Auto Lip Sync
- Analog Video to HDMI Upconversion
- HDMI Pass-through
- Deep Color 30 / 36 Bit
- x v Color
- YPAO (w/Optimizer Microphone)
- On-Screen Display: (GUI w/ HDMI Overlay)
- Simplified Main Remote Control Unit
- Main unit cablable of Learning IR Commands
- Firmware Upgradeable: (via USB)
- Wireless Capability (802.11b/g)
- Ethernet Connection (10/100)
- 1080p Compatible HDMI (In/Out): (3 / 1)
- Component Video Inputs: 2
- Composite Video Inputs: 1
- Digital Inputs (O: Optical, C: Coaxial): (O: 1, C: 1)
- Analog Audio Inputs: 1
- Remote Control IR Ports (In/Out): (1 / 3)
- Speaker Terminals: 5 Ch
- Subwoofer Output
- Dock Port: (for optional YDS-11/YBA-10)
- USB Input* (Photos, Music)
- Internet Content
- Local Area Network (LAN) Content
- Access to PC/Mac iTunes Library
- iPod Music: (w/ optional YDS-11)
- Bluetooth (A2DP) Audio: (w/ optional YBA-10)
- Product Dimensions (W x H x D): 11.75" x 3.63" x 12.38"
- Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D): 16.13" x 7.25" x 14.88"
- Unit: 7.9 lbs
- Shipping: 11 lbs
- Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 year parts and labor