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Yamaha Launches New Blu-ray Player and 3D AV Receiver

Yamaha Electronics Corporation announced its new RX-V667 3D AV receiver, ($599.95), BD-S667 Blu-ray Disc (BD) player ($329.95) and YID-W10 yAired wireless iPod/iPhone dock ($149.95).

According to the statement, the 7.2-channel RX-V667 receiver provides full HD Audio decoding (Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, as well as Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio) and analog-to-HDMI 1080p video upscaling with precise deinterlacing. The Yamaha BD-S667 BD-Live Blu-ray player is fully compatible with the receiver’s SCENE mode for instantaneous set up and operation at the touch of a button and offers high video and audio quality with 1080p/24kHz-compatible HDMI video output, full HD Audio decoding and playback of all current HD formats.

For more information visit: www.yamaha.com


Unedited press release follows:

YAMAHA’S NEW RX-V667 AV RECEIVER; IDEAL 3D SOLUTION FOR LARGER-THAN-LIFE HOME ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCES

New BD-S667 Blu-ray Player and YID-W10 yAired Wireless iPod/iPhone Dock Complement Receiver for High Performance Future-Proof System —

BUENA PARK, Calif.––Yamaha Electronics Corporation, the innovator in home theater and digital audio and video reproduction, today introduced the RX-V667 3D AV receiver, (90W x 7; MSRP $599.95) the BD-S667 Blu-ray player (MSRP $329.95) and YID-W10 yAired wireless iPod/iPhone dock (MSRP $149.95), a formidable core for a next generation home theater system. Representing an ideal solution for getting the highest quality sound and performance out of 3D broadcast and Blu-ray content, the RX-V667 provides 3D and Audio Return Channel support over HDMI 1.4a (6 ins/ 1 out), and versatility for 7 channel HD Audio or 5 channel plus height presence speaker playback via the company’s proprietary CINEMA DSP 3D technology. The receiver’s Virtual Presence Speaker option also delivers sonic dimension and height to front channel audio to systems without front presence speakers.

The RX-V667 is designed to enable music and movie enthusiasts to fully enjoy their Blu-ray players, broadcast HD services and gaming consoles, as well as the latest 3D television offerings. The RX-V667 provides full HD Audio decoding (Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, as well as Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio) and analog-to-HDMI 1080p video upscaling with precise deinterlacing for stunning, lifelike picture quality, even from non-HD sources.

Ease-of-use features include a super-fast and intuitive multi-lingual onscreen GUI that can overlay HD and 3D content to attractively display information and album art. Four pre-set SCENE modes (“BD/DVD,” “TV,” “CD” and “Radio”), fully compatible with Yamaha’s new BD-S667, instantly ready the entire system to deliver the desired entertainment experience by turning on the correct components and activating the proper inputs, audio and video features and surround mode combinations.

The RX-V667 gives users access to the broadest range of today’s popular content sources, including wireless iPod/iPhone playback via Yamaha’s new optional YID-W10 Wireless Dock System. The dock enables users to listen to these portable devices through a high quality Yamaha home theater system while keeping them in their hands to quickly find their favorite songs, videos and games. The YID-W10 integrates Yamaha’s proprietary yAired wireless technology that enables users to watch video or play games with high quality lossless audio via iPhones without distracting lip sync or A/V matching problems.

HD components and devices, such as camcorders, can be easily connected to the home entertainment system via the model’s front panel HDMI input. Users can easily change between any of the six HDMI inputs in the receiver’s Standby Through mode. Adaptive Dynamic Range Control automatically increases the volume of softer dialog passages when overall system volume is turned down, and Adaptive DSP level adjusts the DSP level control based on the master volume level setting.

YPAO automatic system calibration instantly and makes system adjustments to best match the room in which the system is placed. HDMI CEC functionality allows any components connected via HDMI to be operated by a single remote control.

High sound quality is also provided by the model’s discrete amp configuration, Pure Direct for HD Audio and Video, as well as jitter-free PLL circuitry. The model also offers Deep Color (30/36 bit) technology, x.v.Color, 24Hz Refresh Rates, audio input assign capability for HDMI and component video inputs and Auto Lip-Sync compensation, which automatically eliminates audio/video sync issues. Compressed Music Enhancer that restores dynamics to music files ripped from CDs or downloaded from the Internet.

The RX-V667 offers great system versatility with Yamaha’s IntelliAmp technology that enables users to assign amplifiers for bi-amp configuration, surround back, front presence or Zone 2 connection. The receiver also provides SIRIUS Satellite Radio compatibility and support playback from iPod/iPhone (audio and video) and Bluetooth-enabled devices (audio) via optional wired dock accessories, the Yamaha YDS-12 (MSRP: $99.95) and YBA-10 (MSRP: $129.95), respectively.

The model delivers wide-ranging source connectivity and convenience features for superior HD video and audio performance, 3D support for the Side-by-Side (Half) and Top-and-Bottom formats that broadcasters are adopting, as well as for current 3D Blu-ray content.

Yamaha RX-V667BL 3D A/V Receiver

BD-S667 Blu-ray Disc Player
The Yamaha BD-S667 is a perfect match to the RX-V667 in terms of functionality, cosmetics and high quality build construction. It is fully compatible with the receiver’s SCENE mode for instantaneous set up and operation at the touch of a button and offers high video and audio quality with 1080p/24kHz-compatible HDMI video output, full HD Audio decoding and playback of all current HD formats. Support for BD-Live and BonusView features unlock endless fun and informative features from the Internet and new entertainment possibilities via selectable internal memory and USB storage devices.

The BD-S667 is also compatible with Netflix for instant streaming of the service’s diverse library of movie, TV and special event titles. It has multimedia compatibility for Disc and USB formats including AVCHD, WMV, JPEG (HD), MP3 and WMA. It can also playback JPEG slideshows with MP3 audio soundtracks for family and friends.

Other key audio and video features include direct bitstream and multi-channel Linear PCM output via HDMI and analog 2-channnel down-mixed audio output, 192kHz/24-bit audio DAC, x.v.Color and Deep Color compatibility, as well as 1080p playback for DVDs, photos and home movies.

Other advanced operation and convenience features include DLNA client certification, HDMI CEC functionality and on-screen display GUI. An intuitive Setup Wizard instantly readies the BD-S667 for operation, and Internet connectivity makes it possible to quickly download future firmware updates.

Yamaha BD-S667 Blu-ray Disc Player

For more information, write Yamaha Electronics Corporation, P.O. Box 6660, Buena Park, CA 90620; telephone (714) 522-9105; email infostation@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/hometheater.

About Yamaha
Yamaha Electronics Corporation (YEC), USA, based in Buena Park, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation of America. YEC offers industry-leading home theater components and systems, featuring A/V receivers, amplifiers, DVD/CD players, speakers, mini-systems, home-theater-in-a-box (HTiB) pre-matched systems and the company’s exclusive Digital Sound Projectors (single component surround sound solutions), as well as A/V & IT convergence products.

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