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Yamaha Black Digital Sound Projector - YSP-5100

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Yamaha Black Digital Sound Projector - YSP5100

Yamaha's latest Digital Sound Projector™ provides many great new features like HD Audio decoding, 1080p-compatible HDMI (4 in/1 out), IntelliBeam, numerous listening modes, UniVolume™ and yAired™ technology for iPod/iPhone and subwoofer.

Features:

  • 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 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.

  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx

    Dolby Pro Logic IIx is an extension of Dolby Pro Logic II. This algorithm processes native stereo and 5.1-channel content to produce 6.1 or 7.1 output channels. Dolby Pro Logic IIx expands choice in playback system configuration (allowing 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 playback channels) and, when incorporated into an A/V amplifier or receiver, allows a convenient upgrade path from a traditional 5.1-channel sound system to 7.1 output channels.

  • DTS Digital Surround (New)

    The basic DTS 5.1 channel sound format. Uses a higher data rate than Dolby Digital.

  • HDMI

    HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first and only industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. With the ability to deliver crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video via a single cable, HDMI dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide consumers with the highest-quality home theater experience. HDMI can provide an interface between any audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, or A/V receiver and an audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV), over a single cable. Depending on the model of product, HDMI can support standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable . It can transmit all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel, 192kHz, uncompressed digital audio and all currently-available compressed formats (such as Dolby Digital and DTS), newer HDMI devices can support HDMI 1.3 technology which adds additional support for new lossless digital audio formats Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™. (view the Specifications of each product for details on HDMI compatibility)

  • Made For iPod

    The Made for iPod logo indicates that the product is equipped with the ability to connect your iPod to this product. With this feature you can listen to your music and operate the iPod via the product’s remote control while at the same time charging the battery on your iPod. Depending on your product’s specifications, some will allow you to use the On-Screen Display feature on your video monitor to navigate your music. Some products can even allow you to view your photos and movies from your iPod on your video monitor (view the Specifications of each product for iPod playback compatibility)

  • Works With iPhone

    Look for the "Works with iPhone" logo to find electronic accessories designed to connect specifically to iPhone and certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.

  • 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.

  • IntelliBeam

    Each sound beam is precisely directed. Total sound beam effect is optimized. Frequency response and other parameters are optimized for the room.

  • 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.

  • Sirius-Ready

    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.

  • yAired

    yAired is a Yamaha original wireless technology that offers many benefits, such as: Simple, convenient operation – unlike bluetooth products, no pairing is needed Wireless operation – Remote control with auto power on and volume control Enjoy superior sound quality – uncompressed wireless audio transmission (linear PCM) Real–time communication – Audio and Video synchronization

  • UniVolume

    UniVolume is a Yamaha-developed technology that maintains a consistent volume level between different channels, programs, commercials and input sources. For instance, when watching TV while using UniVolume, the volume of commercials will not be louder than the program being viewed. The same is true when switching sources to watch a DVD or Blu-ray movie or to listen to music on CD. This is particularly helpful for late night watching and listening when spikes in volume can disturb others in the house or apartment building.

Special Features:

  • True HD Surround Sound
    • HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
    • Versatile listening modes, including 7-channel output capability
    • Sensational multi-channel sound from BDs, DVDs and other digital sources
    • 11 CINEMA DSP programs: 3 Movie, 3 Music and 5 Entertainment
  • Elegant, Space-Saving Design
    • Built-In DSP, Speakers and Digital Amplifiers
    • No need for additional speakers and cables
    • Can be wall-mounted or placed on a shelf or rack
    • Design is more elegant, less obtrusive than multiple speaker boxes
    • Thinner than previous models, matching the latest slim flat screen TVs
  • Advanced Features
    • Analog video to HDMI digital video upconversion
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI (4 in/1 out) with Deep Color, X.V Color, Auto Lip-Sync and CEC functionality
    • IntelliBeam Automated System Calibration
    • yAired™ Technology for wireless transmission of uncompressed data
    • UniVolume keeps volume during TV programs and commercials at the same level
    • iPod/iPhone connectability via included wireless transmitter
    • Built-in FM tuner and SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready
    • Adaptive DRC, Music Enhancer and Bass Extension
    • Custom Installation functions (RS-232C/IR in/IR pass through out/Extended IR)
    • Preset Remote Control
  • Versatile Listening Modes
    • The YSP-4100 achieves true surround sound by directing sound beams off the walls to reach the listener from various angles. The main mode is 5 BeamPlus2 for 7-channel sources. In addition, there is a wide variety of other listening modes. You can select 3 Beam + Stereo + 2, 5 Beam, 3 Beam + Stereo, 3 Beam or Stereo, depending on the type of source and your room acoustics.
  • Digital Sound Projector™ Technology
    • The YSP-4100 applies this sophisticated technology to precisely control the orientation of the sound by focusing it through multiple beams. The center channel sound is heard directly, while sounds from other channels are heard after reflecting off walls. The result is true multi-channel surround sound that sounds just like a multi-speaker system – but without the need for extra speakers!
  • Elegant, Space-Saving Design

    Built-In DSP, Speakers And Digital Amplifiers

  • This slim unit has everything necessary for projecting true surround sound built-in: DSP for Digital Signal Processor, 40 beam drivers, two woofers, two tweeters and digital amplifiers. The two built-in tweeters ensure high stereo sound quality. No other receiver, amplifier or speakers are necessary, making the system extremely compact and economical. This also makes it handy for use in a different room (zone) in a custom multi-zone system. What's more, the shape is even thinner (3 1/2” depth) than previous models.

  • 1080p-Compatible HDMI (4 In/1 Out)

    The YSP-4100 provides HDMI connections (4 in/1 out) with support for 1080p resolution. You can connect multiple HDMI sources and enjoy the highest possible video quality when using a 1080p monitor. It is also capable of repeating 1080p/24fps signals from HDMI input to output, maintaining the superior image quality from Blu-ray Disc players and HDTV set top boxes. HDMI also provides the benefits of Deep Color, x.v.Color and Auto Lip-Sync.

  • Video Upconversion

    The YSP-4100 provides upconversion of video composite and component signals to HDMI. The signal can then be output via a single HDMI cable to a monitor for enjoying high-definition video quality.

  • IntelliBeam Automated System Calibration

    This Yamaha exclusive feature ensures optimum multi-channel sound reproduction with accurate image location. By monitoring and analyzing the sound with the microphone included with the YSP-4100, IntelliBeam automatically sets the best beam angles, while optimizing the level and frequency response of each beam. It also offers Direct Start function via remote unit. This makes initial setup both extremely simple and acoustically perfect.

  • UniVolume

    This welcome feature, made possible by Yamaha-developed technology, maintains a consistent volume level between different channels, programs, commercials and input sources. It can be switched on and off.

  • HDMI CEC Functionality

    When the YSP-4100 is connected to a CECcompatible TV, such as a Panasonic VIERA Link TV, the YSP-4100 will turn on and off together with the TV, also allowing you to use the TV remote unit to control the YSP-4100 volume. With CEC engaged, signals will pass through the YSP-4100 even if it is off. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components.

  • Music Enhancer

    When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. This function restores what was lost, so your music always sounds the way it should.

Specifications:

  • Category: Digital Sound Projector
  • Woofers: 4 1/2" x 2
  • Beam Drivers: 1 1/2" x 40 beam drivers + 1" x 2 balanced-dome tweeters
  • Magnetic Shielding
  • RMS Output Power (1kHz): 2W x 40 + 20W x 2
  • Total Power: 120W
  • Digital Amplifier
  • Highly Efficient Power Supply
  • IntelliBeam (With Optimizer Microphone): (3rd Generation)
  • On-Screen Display
  • Set-up Menu: (Easy, Manual)
  • 5Beam Mode: (including 5 Beam plus 2)
  • 3Beam Mode
  • Stereo + 3Beam Mode: (including Stereo + 3 Beam plus 2)
  • Stereo Mode
  • 5Channel Stereo Mode
  • My Beam Mode
  • Target Mode
  • My Surround Mode
  • Dolby Digital: (Dolby TrueHD)
  • Dolby Pro Logic II: (PL IIx)
  • DTS: (DTS HD-Master Audio)
  • DTS Neo: 6
  • Surround Programs: 11
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready
  • Neural Surround
  • FM Tuner
  • iPod Compatibility: (With included YIS-W10 wireless iPod transmitter)
  • Compressed Music Enhancer
  • SRS TruBass
  • Night Listening Mode: (Adaptive DRC)
  • TV Equal Volume Mode: (UniVolume)
  • Memory Settings: (3)
  • Room Equalizer
  • Parameter Settings
  • Horizontal Angle Adjustment
  • Vertical Angle Adjustment
  • HDMI (In/Out): (4 / 1)
  • HDMI 1080p Switching: (24Hz, 60Hz Refresh Rate)
  • Analog video to HDMI Upconversion
  • HDMI Upscaling:
  • Audio Inputs: (2)
  • Digital Optical Inputs: (2)
  • Digital Coaxial Inputs: (1)
  • Component Video (In/Out): (In)
  • Composite Video (In/Out): (1 / 1)
  • Front Panel Mini Jack
  • Subwoofer Output
  • RS-232C Interface
  • IR Pass Through
  • Detachable Power Cord
  • Preset Remote Control

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 8.38"
  • Width: 47.25"
  • Depth: 3.50"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 24.2 lbs
  • Shipping: 33 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Years Parts And Labor
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Remote ControlYes
Total System Power (watts)120
Wireless SubwooferNo
HDMI Inputs4
Digital Inputs3
Soundbar Height (inches)8.4
Soundbar Width (inches)47.2
Soundbar Depth (inches)3.5
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Yamaha Black Digital Sound Projector
 
3.7

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (4)
  • Easy to use (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      4.0

      Great unit, but didn't floor me for the$

      By Jay r

      from Cleveland OHio

      About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

      Pros

      • Easy to Mount
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good Power Output
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Heavy / Bulky
      • Ipod Wireless System
      • No Blue Tooth For 2k
      • Pricey

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater
      • Larger Rooms
      • Multiple Rooms / Whole House

      Comments about Yamaha Black Digital Sound Projector:

      Sais what it does and does a great job. I have a large 400 square foot room and it sound incredible. I do however think that this unit should have bluetooth capability for it being 2k.. I also cant sync any of my remotes to its IR to use just one of my other remotes. I docking station is nice, but its only 15 feet away from the unit across the room and it cuts out once in a while.

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      • No

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      YSP-5100

      By Bob

      from Queens, New York

      About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Yamaha Black Digital Sound Projector:

        The unit performed as advertised. I am using it in a small rectangular room with reflective walls and no obstructions to the sound beam's incidents or reflections. The YSP-5100's subwoofer output feeds a SVSOUND AS-EQ1, AUDYSSEY MultEQ XT based, subwoofer equalizer. The EQ1 has dual outputs which feeds two JBL PSW-D115 subwoofers that are each positioned against, and midway along each of the opposite longside walls. I perceive the sound, on some source material, to be enveloping, and expansive way beyond the confines of the room with "ACCURATE" bass on all material, even in this small room.

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        • No

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is why I buy Yamaha

        By Rosegrad

        from San Antonio

        About Me Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Features
        • Format Accomodation
        • Quality Construction
        • Surround Simulation

        Cons

        • Price but it is a Yamaha

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yamaha Black Digital Sound Projector:

          Upgraded from the YSP-4000 to support 3D signal pass-thru. Yamaha delivers first-rate audio experience as always. Amazing performance without running wires to speakers throughout a room. Guests routinely admire the audio experience especially for movies and concerts. If money is no object and room is pre-wired, buy individual speakers and enjoy. Otherwise, give this a listen.

          Features. Accomodates every current format. Sound Projection that can fool most ears. Simple on-screen setup (out of the box to cleaning up the mess was under an hour). Works with Blue-ray and standard DVD player (even specially chipped PAL DVD player). Wireless iPod/iPhone connectivity a big hit also. Price point is high, but it is a Yamaha. Unit will not suffice wthout a quality Subwoofer.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great sound for a price

          By pcjr

          from Oakland, CA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Ipod interface

          Cons

          • Sound cuts out

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yamaha Black Digital Sound Projector:

            I don't want a bunch of speakers scattered throughout by room. This is my second "sound-bar" type system (the first was a Niro). The iPod connector is great (plug it into iPod and the system turns on)! I got the sub-woofer later, which was a great improvement. Should be included.

            I've tried connecting my Wii, but I don't get any sound. Had to go back to connecting the Wii straight to the TV. I assume this is possible and just need to do some research.

            I had thought it supported a feature whereby the Yamaha turns on automatically when I turn on my year-old LG TV. Gave up on this and will be getting a Harmony One universal remote to deal with all of my devices.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Great Sound BUT...

            By kbkellas

            from Dahlonega, GA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use
            • Great sound decoders
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

            • Doesn't work with DVD's

            Best Uses

            • Blue Ray DVD's
            • IPod music
            • Music CD's

            Comments about Yamaha Black Digital Sound Projector:

            This soundbar sounds great, delivering full enveloping music, BUT... When using this system for watching DVD's, forget it! The system works great and as it is supposed to when watching Blue-Ray DVD's, but when trying to watch regular DVD's the system has a problem processing the audio and video signals I guess because at about the 20 minute mark in the movie, the fun starts. The system looses the audio and video signal for about 5 seconds. You're left looking at a blank screen! By the end of the movie this happens about every 10 minutes. It might not be so bad if someone could tell me what to do, or how to fix the problem. But when I called Yamaha for help, I was told to call where I bought it for help, even after explaining I had already spoken with them and they didn't know how to fix the problem either. So I paid $$$$ for what?

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (7 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Took a Step Backwards

            By Roger

            from Emeryville, CA

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great sound

            Cons

            • Missing Mybeam
            • No audio passthrough
            • Still no headphone jack

            Best Uses

            • Appartment
            • Small spaces

            Comments about Yamaha Black Digital Sound Projector:

            I was really hoping the 5100 would solve some of the issues with the 4100, but instead it took out its best features.

            1. The MyBeam options is the best feature of the 4100. The soundbar directs the speakers right to you and highlights the voices. My wife is from Germany and as a non-native speaker she finds it very difficult to understand what people are saying, especially in less than optimal recordings. The mybeam mode makes understanding speech much, much easier. We have been listing to it for the past 4 years and we like it better than the full 5 channel sound.

            This mybeam mode is perfect for those times when you don't want to turn it up loud and bother the neighbors, but still want to enjoy watching TV. No other mode allows you to turn the sound down as low and be perfectly understandable.

            2. Headphone jack. There is none. Who makes such a device that doesn't allow you to output the sound to headphones? Yamaha does. For this reason alone, I have had to route everything into the TV, then out to the YSP, just to use headphones.

            The 5100 has better inputs and outputs and if you have a lot of devices, this may be the way you want to go, but for me the 4100 is still the way to go for the mybeam mode alone. Sure it is not for everyone, but there are times when it is needed, so why take it out?

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            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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