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Yamaha Black Network AV Home Theater Receiver - RX-V477BL

Abt Model: RXV477BL | UPC Code: 027108947143
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115 Watts Per Channel/ 4K Ultra HD Pass-Through/ AirPlay Ready/ Extra Bass Function/ Virtual CINEMA FRONT/ Gapless Playback Compatibility/ Front Panel USB Port/ YPAO Sound Optimization/ ECO Mode/ Black Finish
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Yamaha Black 5.1 Channel Network AV Home Theater Receiver, Model RX-V477BL

This versatile 5.1-channel network AV receiver is ready for AirPlay®, music streaming, AV Controller App and HTC Connect™. It offers high sound quality, plus 4K Ultra HD pass-through and new Extra Bass function for powerful sound.

Key Features

  • 5-channel powerful surround sound
  • 115 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1-ch driven)
  • 80 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2-ch driven)
  • HDMI® (6 in / 1 out) with 4K Ultra HD pass-through for super high resolution images
  • AirPlay®, Pandora®, Spotify music streaming service and AV Controller App
  • HTC Connect™ for music streaming from HTC Connect compatible smartphones
  • Front panel USB digital connection for iPod® and iPhone®
  • FLAC, WAV 192 kHz / 24-bit, Apple® Lossless 96 kHz / 24-bit playback
  • Virtual CINEMA FRONT provides virtual surround sound with 5 speakers in front
  • Extra Bass enriches powerful bass sound even with small speakers
  • Gapless playback compatibility allows play without interruption
  • YPAO™ sound optimization for automatic speaker setup
  • Multilingual color OSD for improved visibility (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Japanese and Chinese)
  • ECO mode operation for about 20 percent less power consumption

Features

4K Ultra HD Pass-through for Super High Resolution Images
This AV receiver provides advanced HDMI® features including pass-through of 4K Ultra HD, which is gaining popularity. 4K Ultra HD refers to four times the resolution of a 1080p display. This receiver is capable of passing the 4K Ultra HD data from the source to the monitor, for image clarity far beyond present standards.

HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel
3D means the receiver can handle 3D signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable, so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable, with no need for an extra optical cable.

HDMI CEC for Easy Operation
Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality^1. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV and you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver's remote unit to control player functions like skip and stop.

Discrete Amp Configuration for High Sound Quality
This AV receiver was designed with a strong focus on achieving exceptionally high sound clarity. It employs a discrete amp configuration and a low jitter PLL circuit, which contribute to its excellent audio performance.

Network Functions
This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to a PC to enjoy Internet radio, Pandora®, Spotify and operate your system via WebBrowser Control. The AV Controller App (from iTunes® or Google play) lets you control various functions from your iPod®, iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ phones / tablets.

AirPlay Allows Streaming Music to AV Receiver
This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless music streaming from iPod touch®, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on a Mac® or PC. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computer on your home theater system. You can use view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art^3 via AV receiver's on-screen display. 

Stream Millions of Songs with Spotify Connect
With the Spotify app^4 on your smartphone, you've got instant access to millions of songs. And now you can stream those songs to your Yamaha system by using Spotify Connect. Just hit play to start streaming music. What's more, when you've been listening on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately streams to your AVR—like magic, you enjoy uninterrupted music. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music. 

HTC Connect for Wireless Streaming
HTC Connect lets you stream music to your AV receiver wirelessly. You don't need a separate app because HTC Connect is built right into your HTC phone. Simply swiping the HTC phone screen starts music output to the AV receiver, from the HTC device's local music sources or third party music sources.

AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation
This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller app that is downloadable from the iTunes or Google Play to control power on / off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPhone or Android devices. You can also use in as many as 23^5 different languages and customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available. 

USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone on the Front Panel
A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod / iPhone, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod / iPhone is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal loss or interference so you enjoy the best possible sound quality. In addition, you can use the receiver's remote control unit to operate the iPod / iPhone music playback functions.

Virtual CINEMA FRONT Provides Virtual 5-channel Surround Sound with High Quality and Resolution
With Virtual CINEMA FRONT, you will enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with higher quality and resolution by installing surround speakers at the front. You get more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy enjoyment of high quality surround sound.

Extra Bass Provides Rich Bass Reproduction, Even with Small Speakers
Yamaha's exclusive low-range enhancement technology delivers richer bass than you expect from the speaker size while maintaining good localization and sound balance even with compact front speakers. When a subwoofer is used, it improves the volume of the entire low range of the speaker system, not only the front speakers, but also enhancing the bass from the subwoofer. You'll enjoy video and music with sound that has exceptional power and presence.

YPAO Sound Optimization for Automatic Speaker Set Up
YPAO analyzes the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It's like having a professional installer calibrate your system.

HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker
CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers three-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers.

DSP Parameter Adjustment for Easy Detailed Setting
This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programs that utilize Yamaha's original DSP technology. They allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theaters or concert halls in your room and enjoy natural stereoscopic sound fields. Now you can use the AV Controller App to adjust DSP parameters to your preference to match the type of music / movie or the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes, basic and advanced, that you can choose according to the type of adjustments you want to do.

Gapless Playback Compatibility Allows Play without Interruption^6
Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard.

Compressed Music Enhancer
When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.

Subwoofer Trim Control for Improved Sound Imaging
The Subwoofer Trim Control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is "pushed" toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim Control takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.

Total Purity Concept for the Finest Sound Quality
The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity preamplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. All models have a fully discrete power amplifier that helps to minimize distortion. They also adopt independent pure power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heatsinks are designed to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for the DACs are designed to further eliminate noise on certain models. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.

Subwoofer Trim Control for Improved Sound Imaging
The Subwoofer Trim Control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is “pushed” toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim Control takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.

SCENE for One-touch Start
Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can reset the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds.

ECO Mode Lowers Power Consumption by 20 Percent^2
Yamaha's new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20 percent. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.

Selectable Auto Power Down
Auto power down lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after two, four, eight or 12 hours.

Specifications

Amplifier

  • Channel: 5.1
  • Rated Output Power (1kHz, 1ch driven): 115 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
  • Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2ch driven): 95 W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
  • Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2ch driven): 80 W (8 ohms, 0.09% THD)
  • Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms): 110 / 130 / 160 / 180 W

Surround Sound Processing

  • CINEMA DSP: Yes (3D)
  • DSP Programs: 17
  • Virtual Presence Speaker: Yes
  • SILENT CINEMA: Yes
  • Virtual CINEMA FRONT: Yes
  • Extra Bass: Yes
  • Dolby TrueHD: Yes
  • Dolby Digital Plus: Yes
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: Yes

Audio

  • Compressed Music Enhancer: Yes
  • YPAO sound optimization: Yes
  • Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): Yes
  • Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting: Yes
  • Audio Delay: Yes (0-500 ms)
  • 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels: Yes (Burr-Brown)

Video

  • 4K Ultra HD pass-through: Yes
  • HDMI 3D pass-through: Yes
  • HDMI Audio Return Channel: Yes
  • Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync: Yes

Extensive Connection

  • HDMI Input/Output: 6/1
  • HDMI CEC: Yes
  • USB Input: iPod® / iPhone®, USB memory, portable audio player
  • Front AV Input: USB / Mini-jack
  • Network Port: Yes
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical: 1 / 0
  • Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial: 2 / 0
  • Analog Audio Input/Output: 4 (1 front) / 1
  • Component Video Input/Output: 2 / 1
  • Composite Video Input/Output: 4 / 1
  • Preout: Subwoofer
  • Headphone Output: 1

Connectivity

  • DC Out: Yes
  • AirPlay: Yes

Tuner Section

  • FM/AM Tuner: Yes

User Interface

  • On-screen display: Yes (color OSD)
  • SCENE: SCENE (4 sets)
  • Remote Control Unit: Yes
  • App Control: Yes (iPhone / iPad / Android™ phone / tablet)

General

  • Standby Power Consumption (IR only): ≤0.1 W
  • Auto Power Standby: Yes
  • ECO mode: Yes

Approximate Dimensions

  • Height: 6.375"
  • Width: 17.125"
  • Depth: 12.375"

Approximate Weight

  • Unit: 17.6 lbs
  • Shipping: 21 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 2 Years Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details

Footnotes:

  1. All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs / players may not work.
  2. Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).
  3. Some models don't support album art display.
  4. The Spotify app and premium account are required. Visit spotify.com for more details.
  5. As of spring 2014
  6. Compatible with WAV, FLAC and ALAC file formats, and input from USB / PC / NAS.
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Air PlayYes
ColorBlack
Channels5.1
Watts Per Channel115
AM/FM PresetYes
Bluetooth CompatibilityOptional
Satellite Radio ReadyNo
3D ReadyYes
iPod CompatibilityYes
Decoders/EncodersCINEMA DSP, Virtual Presence Speaker, Silent Cinema, Virtual Cinema Front, Extra Bass, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD Master Audio
Input ConnectorsHDMI, USB, Optical, Coaxial, Analog, Component, Composite
Output ConnectorsHDMI, Analog, Component, Composite, Headphone
THX CertificationNo
HDMI Outputs1
USB Ports1
Height6.38
Width17.13
Depth12.38
Weight17.6
Parts Warranty2 Years
Labor Warranty2 Years
  

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Yamaha Black Network AV Home Theater Receiver
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (20)
  • Easy to set up (19)
  • Good power output (14)
  • Good remote control (14)
  • Simple controls (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home theater (19)
    • Basic systems (6)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (6)
    • Large rooms (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (12), Movie enthusiast (11), Practical (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21)

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    5.0

    Great Sound and Yamaha Quality

    By atgr

    from Maine

    About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Good Power Output
    • Good Remote Control
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater

      Comments about Yamaha Black Network AV Home Theater Receiver:

      This was purchased to replace another manufacturers AV Receiver. I wanted a new receiver with 4K Pass-thru and multiple HDMI Ports. It was easy to set up with flexibility to match any configuration you need. The sound is amazing and it all works great. I truly believe Yamaha is a notch above others in quality and sound.

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      • No

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      4.0

      The right purchase

      By Rioreef

      from Ashburn, VA

      About Me Practical

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use App
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Yamaha Black Network AV Home Theater Receiver:

        Many choices out there and based on reviews and in-store testing, choosing Yamaha was the right one. Very happy with the system.

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        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        GREAT PRODUCT

        By CRAIG THE SCOTMANS

        from IDAHO FALLS, ID.

        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Energy Efficient
        • Good Power Output
        • Good Remote Control
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Theater

          Comments about Yamaha Black Network AV Home Theater Receiver:

          IT IS USED FOR A HOME THEATER SYSTEM.

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          • Yes

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          4.0

          Great Clarity of Sound, Quality Product

          By jeffbrown.qc

          from queen creek, az

          About Me Practical, Technically Challenged

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Great Sound Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater

            Comments about Yamaha Black Network AV Home Theater Receiver:

            I wanted high clarity of sound and a robust and quality product. This is a great purchase that completely satisfied my needs.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Owned for a few weeks now

            By Trashbuster

            from Groton, MA

            About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Energy Efficient
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

            • Remote Signal Inadequate
            • Runs Hot

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Home Theater

            Comments about Yamaha Black Network AV Home Theater Receiver:

            I keep my theater equipment in an air-cooled cabinet that has wood/glass doors. The signal from the Yamaha remote isn't strong enough to penetrate the glass, so I have to leave my doors open when using the Yamaha. That defeats my purpose of owning an air-cooled cabinet.

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            5.0

            Yamaha RX-V477

            By homegurm

            from Boise, ID

            About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Power Output
            • Good Remote Control
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • Home Theater

              Comments about Yamaha Black Network AV Home Theater Receiver:

              I purchased this model as an upgrade for a recently purchased RX-V377 which I loved but needed the connectivity for streaming. I am not disappointed at all. The network model is just as perfect and adds ability to stream Pandora and even control remotely using my Windows Phone and Android devices. The controls are fairly simple and intuitive. Makes watching movies enjoyable again!

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              4.0

              Solid Receiver for Basic 5.1 System

              By Guitarhatch

              from Eugene, OR

              About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

              • No Built-in Bluetooth
              • No Built-in Wireless Net
              • No Front Panel Hdmi

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • Home Theater
              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about Yamaha Black Network AV Home Theater Receiver:

              This is a solid receiver for anyone with a basic 5.1 system, a few HDMI connections, Apple devices, and ability to connect by ethernet to a home network. The receiver does not have a front panel HDMI input. You need to pay extra to add Yamaha devices for wireless network or bluetooth audio. Consider other options if you need or want these connections. The set up is easy enough and you have enough options to adjust settings if you are inclined to do so.

              The sound quality is excellent when matched with decent speakers. I like the Apple AirPlay option and the network streaming is acceptable. The graphical interface (on the TV screen) is functional but not outstanding. The value for price is a bit tricky since you are paying for the Yamaha sound quality and not the full range of features that you might find at this price point. I cannot speak to reliabilty as I have not run the receiver enough to do an evaluation. Again, this is a very good receiver for what it can do, but it does have limitations if you are looking for more flexiblity in wireless connections.

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              5.0

              Had To Buy A Second!

              By J&M-TX

              from Dallas, Texas

              About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

              Pros

              • Accurate Controls
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Power Output
              • Good Remote Control
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Yamaha Black Network AV Home Theater Receiver:

                This is the second one I have purchased! First was for my whole house audio, this one is for the media room!

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Very Good 5.1 Receiver

                By Iwagz

                from Florida

                About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                Pros

                • Accurate Controls
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Energy Efficient
                • Good Power Output
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                • Old Ui Menu For Tv

                Best Uses

                • Home Theater

                Comments about Yamaha Black Network AV Home Theater Receiver:

                Great 5.1 receiver for home theater. Air play works perfectly. Choices of sound features work well. The UI for TV is old fashion but the app for mobile control of features is excellent for fine tuning the system. I would strongly recommend this for the average size room home theater system with quality sound. May want a little more power for large rooms. The remote could be laid out better.

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                4.0

                Very good for the price

                By udon

                from Arlington, MA

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Pros

                • Internet Audio

                Cons

                • Manual Is Provided By Cd

                Best Uses

                • Home Theater

                Comments about Yamaha Black Network AV Home Theater Receiver:

                The worst feature: The component video and the composite video will not be converted to a HDMI video signal. This means that your TV must have the component video input or the composite video input. When you use AV ports, you have not only to use the Yamaha remote but also the TV remote to set to Component/Composite. The video signal conversion is easy. Yamaha engineers can do it. Why?

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