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Yamaha Reveals RX-V "75" Series Home Theater Receivers for 2013

By February 27, 2013

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Dateline: 02/27/2013
Spring is approaching, and that means a lot of new product announcements coming your way. Today, Yamaha has announced its latest generation of entry-level and mid-range home theater receivers for 2013. The new line consists of five receivers: RX-V375, RX-V475, RX-V575, RX-V675, and RX-V775WA.

All of the new receivers feature 3D and 4K pass-through, Audio Return Channel, and Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding.

Also, according to Yamaha, all of the receivers, except for the RX-V375, feature HDMI standby pass-through.

All five receivers are iPod/iPhone compatible and include Yamaha's convenient SCENE mode selection. The SCENE mode is a set of preset audio equalization options that work in conjunction with input selection.

In addition, to make receiver and speaker setup easier, all the receivers have an on-screen menu display and Yamaha's YPAO automatic speaker setup function. The RX-V675 and RX-V775WA also include analog to HDMI video conversion and both 1080p and 4K upscaling via HDMI output. For added convenience the RX-V775WA provides two HDMI outputs.

Some of the added bonus features on all receivers, except for the RX-V375, include network connectivity, which allows streaming of audio files stored on a PC and access to Internet Radio services, and both Apple Airplay and Bluetooth (via optional adapter) compatibility. The RX-V775WA also allows internet/network connectivity either by Ethernet or WiFi (built-in USB Wifi Adapter included at no extra charge).

However, the big bonus feature for 2013 is the inclusion of an MHL-compatible HDMI port on all of the receivers, except for the RX-V375. This added feature allows user to connect compatible portable devices, such as a smartphone or tablet, directly to the receiver via the MHL-enabled HDMI port (see list of compatible devices).

As far as the basics go, the RX-V375 has 5.1 Channels (70WPCx5 - measured from 20Hz-20Khz, with 2 channels driven - .09% THD) and carries a suggested retail price (SRP) of $299.95 (Compare Prices).

The RX-V475 has 5.1 Channels (80WPCx5 - measured from 20Hz to 20Khz, with 2 channels driven - .09% THD) and carries an SRP of $449.95 (Compare Prices).

The RX-V575 has 7.2 Channels (80WPCx7 - measured from 20Hz to 20Khz, with 2 channels driven - .09% THD) and carries an SRP of $499.95 (Compare Prices).

The RX-V675 has 7.2 Channels (90WPCx7 - measured from 20 to 20Khz with 2 channels driven - .09% THD) and carries an SRP of $649.95 (Compare Prices).

The RX-V775WA has 7.2 Channels (95WPCx7 - measured from 20 to 20Khz with 2 channels driven - .09% THD) and carries an SRP of $849.95 (Compare Prices).

For a rundown on all five receivers, read the Official Yamaha Announcement. Photo Top Right RX-V375, Center Left RX-V775WA Yamaha Corporation of America.

Update 11/7/13: Check out my comprehensive report on the Yamaha RX-V775WA: Review - Photos - Video Performance Tests.

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