Yamaha 2015 RX-V Network Receivers

by | May 20, 2015 | Releases, Steve Cooper, Yamaha

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On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Yamaha introduced its 2015 RX-V series of network AV receivers: The RX-V779, RX-V679 and RX-V579 (all 7.2 channel receivers) and the RX-V479 (a 5.1 channel receiver).

Features

The four RX-V receivers all support 4K Ultra HD, HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 (so they can work with copy protected 4K media streaming devices and future Blu-ray players), WiFi, Bluetooth (for streaming from smartphones and other Bluetooth devices), AirPlay and Spotify Connect. They all offer connectivity to Spotify, Pandora and vTuner (Internet Radio).

All four models offer Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio HD audio decoding. Additionally, all models are compatible with the Yamaha AV Controller App which allows the receiver to be controlled by iOS and Android devices.

All models also include Yamaha's YPAO automatic calibration system and Yamaha's Cinema Front technology that will simulate surround sound when all of the speakers are placed at the front of the room.

The RX-V779 is a two-zone receiver allowing you to set up speakers in another room.

Additional Features

Models RX-V779 and RX-V679 support 4K Ultra HD at 60p 4:4:4, incorporate a video upscaling processor that will convert analog and HDMI inputs to 4K and support connectivity to SiriusXM and Rhapsody.

Models RX-V579 and RX-V479 support 4K Ultra HD at 60p 4:2:0.

The RX-V779 is a two-zone receiver allowing you to set up speakers in another room.

Pricing And Availability

All four new receivers will be available this month. The RX-V479 will be $449.95; the RX-V579 will be $549.95; the RX-V679 will be $649.95; the RX-V779 will be $849.95.


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