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Yamaha BD-S677

3D Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi®

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by David Brown
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Blu-ray Disc players — the ultimate picture and sound

Blu-ray players deliver a better picture to your HDTV than any other available source. In fact, Blu-ray's 1080p picture is a perfect match for the 1080p screens found on most current TVs. Blu-ray movies also offer the most precise and realistic surround sound you can get. These players do a terrific job with standard DVDs, too — you'll see a cleaner, clearer picture with every disc in your collection. Many Blu-ray players can connect to the Internet for watching online movies from Netflix® and other video services.

Going beyond Blu-ray

The Yamaha BD-S677 is more than just a Blu-ray player. Think of it as a way to get all kinds of content to your TV and home theater system. With built-in Wi-Fi, there are lots of possibilities for enjoying movies, TV shows, online videos, music, and photos in the setting that most brings them to life. With apps for VUDU, and YouTube™, there's practically no end to the movies and videos you can watch over your home network. In addition, this player offers Dropbox™ compatibility, so you can access your videos, music, and photos from the popular cloud-based storage system.

Wireless screen mirroring and network streaming

The cloud is not the only source of entertainment options with the 'S677. Miracast lets you send videos, music, and photos to the player from your compatible Android™ smartphone. Miracast makes it easy to show a photo or home movie on your HDTV instead of having people crowd around your smartphone. If you have a networked PC or NAS storage drive, you can wirelessly stream your digital movie and music collections over your network, making discs almost obsolete — but not quite. You'll never get better picture quality than you will with Blu-ray discs spinning in this player's optical drive.

High-res music from discs and downloads

Music lovers know Yamaha has always focused on creating products that sound great. The BD-S677 follows in this tradition, offering playback of high-resolution music with SACDs and downloadable FLAC and Apple Lossless files. What's the easiest way to enjoy your favorite high-res downloads? Load 'em up on a thumb drive, pop it in one of this player's two USB ports, and play 'em loud to enjoy their unrivaled depth and detail.

Easy control with the free Yamaha app

This player offers a couple of features that make it especially easy to use. There's a setup wizard to help you get up and running quickly — something we aren't accustomed to seeing in Blu-ray players. Yamaha also offers a free controller app for Apple® and Android™ tablets and smartphones. It's an easy way to operate the player over your wireless home network with a slick touchscreen interface. Pair this player with a network-connected Yamaha home theater receiver, and you'll enjoy even more control features with the app...not to mention thrilling surround sound.

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Key Features:

  • plays 3D and standard Blu-ray discs, SACDs, DVDs, CDs and rewritable discs
  • built-in Wi-Fi for playing TV shows and movies from VUDU, and YouTube, and viewing photos from Picasa (subscription required for some services)
  • Miracast lets you stream videos and music from compatible smartphones and tablets
  • Dropbox compatible for accessing cloud-stored photos, videos, and music
  • supports high-resolution playback of FLAC and ALAC (Apple lossless) files via network streaming; up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution
  • stream videos and music from a DLNA-compatible PC or network-attached storage (NAS) device
  • free Yamaha A/V Controller app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote
  • BD-Live- and BonusView™-ready for downloadable bonus content and picture-in-picture features with compatible discs (BD-Live requires USB storage device)
  • remote control
  • does not support Netflix® video streaming
  • plays Region A Blu-ray discs and Region 1 DVDs
Technical Specs:
  • selectable video resolution up to 1080p, with video upconversion for DVD
  • built-in audio decoding for Dolby® Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS®, and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • high-resolution audio can be decoded in the player or in your compatible receiver (HDMI connection required)
  • front and rear USB ports for use with thumb drives
  • HDMI output
  • coaxial and optical digital audio outputs
  • 1 pair of stereo RCA outputs
  • Ethernet port for wired Internet connectivity
  • remote control input/output for controlling multiple Yamaha components with a single remote
  • 17-1/8"W x 3-7/16"H x 11-5/8"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Surround Sound Decoding
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Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby TrueHD
DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
DTS-HD Master Audio
3D Capable
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Yes
Internet Movie Streaming
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Vudu,YouTube,Picasa
DLNA Certified
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Audio
Video
Photo
Smartphone App Control
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Yes
DVD Video Upconversion
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720p, 1080i, 1080p
Multibrand Remote
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No
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Compatibility
CD-R Capable
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Yes
CD-R/W Capable
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Yes
MP3 Playback
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Yes
WMA Playback
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Yes
SACD Playback
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Stereo
Multi-channel
DVD-Audio Playback
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No
Outputs
Digital Optical Output
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Yes
Digital Coaxial Output
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Yes
HDMI Outputs
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1
HDMI Version
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1.4
Ethernet Ports
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1
Analog Audio Outputs
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Yes
1080p Video Output
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Yes
Component Video Outputs
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None
RS-232C Port
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None
Product Research
What's in the box?

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  • Single-disc Blu-ray Disc player
  • 59" AC power cord
  • Remote control (BDP124)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty information
  • On-line product registration information
  • "Yamaha Worldwide Representative Offices" note

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Disc & USB Compatibility
Video Features
Audio Features
Network/Internet Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control

Disc & USB Compatibility

Disc Compatibility: The Yamaha BD-S677 Blu-ray disc player is compatible with many disc types:

Disc Type Disc Description
Blu-ray BD-ROM, BD-3D, BD-R, BD-RE
DVD DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
CD CD-Audio, SACD, CD-R, CD-RW

Blu-ray Disc: Blu-ray  disc is a next-generation, optical disc format the enables the ultimate high-definition entertainment experience. Blu-ray disc provides these key features and advantages

  • 1080p Video Resolution: Blu-ray disc delivers full 1080p video resolution to provide pristine picture quality.
  • 25GB/50GB Capacity: Blu-ray disc offers up to 5x the capacity of standard DVDs; 25GB for single layer disc and 50GB for dual layer disc.
  • 7.1ch Audio: Blu-ray disc provides as many as 7.1 channels of native, uncompressed surround sound for crystal-clear audio entertainment.
  • Enhanced Interactivity: Enjoy such capabilities as seamless menu navigation, bonus features, and network/internet connectivity.
  • DVD Compatible: Blu-ray disc players enable you to continue to view and enjoy your existing DVD library.

Note: Like DVD, BD uses region codes. The region code on your disc must match the region code on your player, otherwise the disc will not play. The BD-S677 is Blu-ray region A and DVD region 1. Blu-ray Disc uses the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) to prevent unauthorized recording of copyrighted material.

Blu-ray 3D: Blu-ray 3D is the Blu-ray disc video format for 3-dimensional (3D) video playback developed by the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA). Supporting Full HD (1080p), so you can enjoy high quality 3D video. TV and Blu-ray titles are also required to be 3D compatible to enjoy the 3D experience. Adding a 3D capable A/V Receiver will provide a more engaging audio and video consumer experience.

AVCHD: AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) is a high definition digital video camera format used to record in high definition or standard definition on DVD, using an efficient data compression coding technology. The format is designed to compress video and audio (Dolby Digital or Linear PCM) data, enabling a high definition video signal shot on a digital video camera recorder to be recorded on DVD discs, in the same way as it would be for a standard definition signal.

SACD: Super Audio CD use a technology called Direct Stream Digital (DSD) to convert music into a digital signal that can be stored on a disc. Compared to the traditional PCM method (the technology used for CD), DSD offers a much higher resolution by following more closely the original waveform of music. With a frequency response of over 100kHz and a dynamic range over 120dB across the audible frequency range - some 64 times higher resolution then CD - Super Audio CD offers music reproduction that reveals details you just cannot hear on a normal CD.

Firmware Updates: As Blu-ray technology continues to evolve, new disc types with enhanced functionality will become available. In order for you to enjoy this new functionality, you will likely be required to update the firmware in your player. These firmware updates will become available for downloading from the Internet via the rear panel Ethernet terminal. Occasionally, Yamaha may release firmware for the purpose of additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be downloaded from the Yamaha website via the player's network connection. The tested Yamaha BD-S677 contained Firmware Version 1.117M0100 (as of 4/1/2014). Visit the BD-S677's Yamaha Support Page for the latest Firmware update information.

Dual USB Ports: The BD-S677 has front & rear-panel USB (type-A) ports. The rear port is used for the temporary storage needed for BD-Live features, and either can be used to play a variety of audio, video, or still image files saved on a USB msc (mass storage class) device. The USB memory device must be formatted with FAT 16/32. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the Blu-ray player's USB port (5V/0.5A).

File Compatibility: The Yamaha BD-S677 Blu-ray disc player supports the following audio, video, and photo files recorded onto BD-R/RE, BD-R, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs; as well a USB mass storage class devices.

File Type File Codec
Audio MP3 (8-320kbps; 32-48kHz), WMA (32-192kbps; 32-48kHz), AAC, WAV (24-bit/192kHz), FLAC (24-bit/192kHz), ALAC (24-bit/192kHz)
Video AVCHD (DVD+R/RW only), DivX, MKV, MPEG, MPEG-4, H.264, AVI, ASF, WMV (1920 x 1080)
Photo JPEG, GIF, and PNG

Parental Control: Parental Control allows you to set a rating limit based on the age of the viewer (Kid Safe, G, PG, PG-13, PGR, R, NC-17, Adult, and Off), preventing your children from viewing inappropriate material. Playback will stop if the ratings exceed the level you set, and it will require your to enter a 4-digit password before the disc will play back.

Video Features

HDMI 1.4 Output: The Yamaha BD-S677 features a single HDMI (ver.1.4) output for digital audio/video signal transmission. HDMI 1.4 supports 1080p/24Hz resolution, 3D video, Deep Color, x.v.Color, and HDMI CEC. The HDMI output supports 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p and 1080p/24 resolutions. Standard definition DVD signals (480p) are scaled and output at the specified resolution via HDMI.

Note: There are no analog video outputs.

1080p/24Hz Output: The BD-S677 includes a 1080/24p HDMI output option to faithfully transfer film images as they were originally recorded. When connected to a 1080/24p display, you can enjoy the remarkable video performance of Blu-ray disc without converting or scaling the signal.

1080p Upscaling: Through the HDMI output, the BD-S677 is capable of upscaling the resolution of standard-definition DVD, network, and USB video. Output options include Auto (highest resolution accepted by the TV), 1080p, 1080i, or 720p. If necessary the output resolution can also be set to 480p or 480i.

3D-Ready: The Yamaha BD-S677 lets you enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc movies in full HD 1080p. This player automatically selects 3D or 2D mode based on video content; or it can be set to always display 2D.

Note: 3D viewing requires compatible 3D content, 3D-ready HDTV, 3D emitter & glasses, and a high-speed HDMI cable (supporting at least 10.2 Gbps) connection.

Deep/x.v.Color Support: The Blu-ray player supports Deep Color and x.v.Color content, which can display a larger color range than standard-definition schemes. The result is a more lifelike, vibrant picture.

TV Aspect: Set the TV aspect ratio to match the connected television.

  • 16:9 Full: Stretches a 4:3 image horizontally to fill the 16:9 screen.
  • 16:9 Normal: Displays a 4:3 image on the 16:9 screen in its original aspect, with black bars on the sides.
  • 4:3 Pan&Scan: Fills a 4:3 screen with a 16:9 signal, centering on the action and cutting off the extreme sides of the picture.
  • 4:3 Letter Box: Displays 16:9 video on a 4:3 screen in the letter box mode with black bars at the top and bottom.

Video Settings: The Yamaha BD-S677 player also offers the following video settings to further fine tuner the player.

  • Noise Reduction: You can se the Noise Reduction to a level of 0 to 3.
  • De-Interlacing Mode: You can select how to detect the video signal. Set to Auto for normal use. When horizontal stripping noise appears on the screen, set this to Film/Video to remove the noise.

Bonus View: The Bonus View feature provides picture-in-picture capability with select Blu-ray Disc titles. You can view addition content (such as director/actor commentary) in a small display window while the movie is playing

Audio Features

192kHz/32-Bit Audio DAC: The Yamaha BD-S677 Blu-ray disc player features a 192kHz/32-bit digital-to-analog converter for high-quality sound.

Digital Audio Formats: The Blu-ray player's HDMI output is capable of multi-channel bitstream (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution, and DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital, and DTS); and multi-channel PCM output. The optical and coaxial digital outputs pass either Dolby Digital or DTS bitstream, or 2-channel PCM.

  • Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby Digital Plus is an improved Dolby Digital signal format that is compatible with up to 7.1 channels of discrete digital sound and also improves sound quality thanks to extra data bit rate performance. Dolby Digital Plus enables cinematic Dolby surround sound in 7.1 channel with the addition of surround back speakers.
  • Dolby TrueHD: Dolby TrueHD is a high definition audio technology developed by Dolby Laboratories, using lossless coding technology to faithfully reproduce the sound of the studio master. This format provides the facility to support up to 8 audio channels with a sampling frequency of 96kHz/24bit resolution and up to 6 audio channels with a sampling frequency of 192kHz/24bit resolution. Dolby TrueHD is adopted for applications that put very high importance on sound quality.
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: DTS-HD High Resolution Audio is a high-resolution audio format, which provides a higher quality audio experience than standard definition surround sound. Its compatible with sampling frequencies of 96 or 48 kHz and up to 7.1 channels of discrete digital sound. High data bit rate performance (2.0-6.0Mbps) provides high quality sound.
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio, the premium high definition format, utilizes variable bit-rate technology to deliver the ultimate audio quality, while conserving file size and bandwidth. The result is an uncompromised audio experience that brings movies, music and games to life, just as if you were in the studio listening to the master recording.  This lossless audio format provides the facility to support up to 8 audio channels with a sampling frequency of 96kHz/24bit resolution and up to 6 audio channels with a sampling frequency of 192kHz/24bit resolution.

Audio Format Chart:

Source Format HDMI Coaxial/Optical Mixed 2ch
Bitstream PCM Re-encode Bitstream PCM Re-encode
PCM 2ch PCM 2ch PCM 2ch 2ch
PCM 5.1ch PCM 5.1ch PCM 2ch 2ch
PCM 7.1ch PCM 7.1ch PCM 2ch 2ch
Dolby Digital Dolby Digital PCM 5.1ch Dolby Digital Dolby Digital PCM 2ch Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital Plus Dolby Digital Plus PCM 7.1ch Dolby Digital Plus Dolby Digital PCM 2ch Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby TrueHD Dolby TrueHD PCM 7.1ch Dolby Digital TrueHD Dolby Digital PCM 2ch Dolby Digital 2ch
DTS DTS PCM 5.1ch DTS DTS PCM 2ch DTS 2ch
DTS HD DTS-HD PCM 7.1ch DTS-HD DTS PCM 2ch DTS 2ch

Dynamic Range Control: You can activate the Dynamic Range Control (DRC) function to compress the dynamic range of the output signals when playing back DVD/BD recorded in Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, or Dolby TrueHD.

Audio Outputs: The Yamaha BD-S677 Blu-ray disc player is equipped with two digital audio outputs (optical/coaxial) and a stereo analog audio output (RCA).

  • Digital Audio Outputs: This unit features one optical and one coaxial digital output. These can be connected to an A/V receiver, amplifier, surround decoder, or other component with a digital input. Depending on the source and setting, the output will be Dolby Digital, DTS, or 2-channel PCM. The digital audio outputs can also be set to Re-encode; this adds the secondary audio (picture-in-picture commentary for example), if present, to the main soundtrack and re-encodes the signal as DTS.
  • Analog Audio Outputs: There is an RCA stereo audio output for connecting a TV or receiver. Even when the source audio is multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc), these jacks will output a downmixed 2-channel signal.

Network/Internet Functions

Network Connection (Wired or WiFi): The Yamaha Blu-ray player features an Ethernet RJ-45 port (10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) and built-in WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) to connect to the internet via your home network to enjoy BD-Live content, access firmware updates, and stream content (video, music, and still photos) from your network or the Internet.

Internet Apps: You can instantly access Internet content from a variety of online service providers.

  • Vudu: VUDU is an online streaming movie service that allows you to rent or purchase individual movies or TV shows in either standard definition or high definition without a subscription.  offers the world's largest selection of HD movies, including thousands of blockbusters, Hollywood classics, and indie-films available in HDX 1080p with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1ch surround sound.
  • YouTube: The Yamaha BD-S677 can play back video hosted by YouTube when connected to your home network with Internet connection. YouTube is a network service that allows users to discover, watch, and share original-created videos over the Internet. You can use the player's on-screen virtual keyboard to search for video content offered by YouTube.
  • Picasa: This player is Picasa compatible and works with Picasa Web Albums for sharing digital photos. Picasa Web Albums is a network service that allows users to share photos with friends and family, or explorer public photos.
  • Dropbox: Dropbox is a network service that allows you to put your stuff in an online dropbox and get it from your computers, phones, or tablets. Automatically add photos and show off video from anywhere. More information at www.dropbox.com.
Note: Video On-Demand requires a  home network with a connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps recommended (10 Mbps for HD content). Video quality and picture size vary and are dependent upon broadband speed and delivery by content provider. Online content may require additional fees and/or PC registration. Available online content may change without notice.

DLNA Certified: The BD-S677 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 compliant for multimedia networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music, videos, and photos stored on your Windows PC or other DLNA-certified media server/Android device. You can use your PC to play its content through the Blu-ray player and your home audio/video system, or use the BD-S677 to browse your multimedia files on your computer's hard drive. You can control playback of your streamed computer files from the Blu-ray player's remote control. The player also supports ID3-Tag and META tag information so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed on your connected TV (via HDMI). The Yamaha Blu-ray player supports the playback of the following music, video, and photo files via DLNA.

  • Music: MP3 (8-320kbps; 32-48kHz), WMA (32-192kbps; 32-48kHz), AAC, WAV (24-bit/192kHz), FLAC (24-bit/192kHz), ALAC (24-bit/192kHz)
  • Video: AVCHD (DVD+R/RW only), DivX, MKV, MPEG, MPEG-4, H.264, AVI, ASF, WMV (1920 x 1080)
  • Photo: JPEG, GIF, PNG

Miracast: Miracast is a "screen mirroring" function which lets you wirelessly send the display from your compatible Windows 8.1+ or Android 4.2+ device (with support for Miracast) through the Blu-ray player and to your TV. This allows you to view pictures and videos that are playing on your compatible Windows or Android device on your TV screen. No wireless router or access point required.

BD-Live: BD-Live is a collection of online interactive features that content providers may include with a Blu-ray Disc movie to enhance your enjoyment of that movie, providing you a compelling new world of extended interactivity. BD-Live includes access to studio-specified Internet sites that provide you the ability to, for example, download current movie trailers or other exclusive content, play movie related games, enhance the content of their disc, chat with other viewers, play games with other BD-Live connected players, and much more. Blu-ray players and movies must both support BD-Live in order to use the technology. The Yamaha BD-S677 must be connected to your network via an Ethernet connection and you must have a minimum 2GB USB thumb-drive inserted into the unit's rear-panel USB port in order to download content from BD-Live.

Convenience Features

Start Up/Play Back Time: The Yamaha Blu-ray player has a start-up time of approximately 18.1 seconds. It takes approximately 43.1 seconds for a Blu-ray disc to begin playback. The Start Up/Play Back Time tests were started with the Blu-ray player initially turned off & in standby mode. The Start Up Time test was stopped when the player's Screen Saver appeared. The Play Back Time test was stopped when the Blu-ray disc began playback.

Setup Wizard: The Initial Wizard/Easy Setup allows you to set language, resolution, and screen aspect ratio easily. The Initial Wizard screen displayed when you turn this player on for the first time, or after a firmware upgrade or reset.

Bookmarks: The Yamaha BD-S677 allows you to set Bookmarks at specified points of a DVD video. After a Bookmark is set, you can move to the point you set a lot quicker. You can set up to 12 Bookmarks.

Program Play: The Yamaha Blu-ray player allows you to program playback order of audio disc tracks or DVD chapters. You can program up to 15 tracks/chapters.

Last Memory: You can set whether this player remembers the last playback position of a disc when it is set to standby mode or the disc tray is opened.

Auto Power Standby: This player will switch to screen saver mode if there is no operation for five minutes. After that, this unit will turn to standby mode when there is no operation for 15 minutes.

Remote Control

Wireless Remote Control: The Yamaha BD-S677 comes supplied with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the Blu-ray player and HDMI-CEC connected components. The remote offers a dedicated "VUDU" and "YouTube" button to access movies and video clips quickly.

HDMI Control: When a TV and/or AV receiver supporting HDMI-CEC are connected to the BD-S677 via HDMI cables, it is possible to use one remote to control to perform operations such as power on/off & automatic input selection.

AV Controller App: Download Yamaha's free AV Controller App (from iTunes or GooglePlay) onto your Apple iOS (5.0+) or Android device (2.1+) and turn your mobile device into a WiFi enabled remote control for the Yamaha Blu-ray player. Your Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home network as the Yamaha Blu-ray player.

  • Playback Controls: You can control the basic functions of  the Yamaha the Blu-ray Disc player such as Power On/Off, Play/Pause, Stop Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, Power, and Menu navigation.
  • AV Receiver Control: This App not only controls the Yamaha Blu-ray player, it also controls basic remote functions and audio settings of Yamaha AV receivers.

Remote Control In/Out: Two 3.5mm minijacks (Remote control input/output) are provided for wired remote control, allowing you to connect the BD-S677 to other compatible Yamaha components.

 
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4 out of 5

Yamaha BD-S677

Written By Randy, Gering, NE on Friday, July 25, 2014
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The product performs much better than the one that it replaces. Most notable is that the load speed is very short for a BluRay player. Remote could using lighting. Setup and update was easy. I am hooked up wired to my network and HDMI to a Yamaha Rx-V773WA receiver. Have had no luck getting the receiver remote to 'see' and operate the BluRay player, though. I need to spend some time with this. I am sure it must be capable.
Pros:
Speedy loads. Less video dropouts on less than perfect disks easy setup
Cons:
Unlit remote Receiver remote will not operate the BluRay player
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent player

Written By Daniel, California, Bay Area on Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Excellent player. Works as advertised.
Pros:
Seamless integration with Yamaha receiver and iPhone app control Solid look and feel
Cons:
A bit pricey
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5 out of 5

great performance for the money

Written By progman, Texas on Tuesday, June 03, 2014
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I have a high end stereo as the core to a pretty nice surround system. I bought this unit to use as a transport for a Bryston DAC, replacing an inexpensive LG that I was suspicious of its performance; and as a Blu-ray to lighten the work load on my Oppo 95. As a transport it is great: the performance from my bryston skyrocketed. Don't know if it's the brand, the difference in quality for the price jump [about 3x the LG], or being 3-d. As for video, backgrounds seem to have better clarity. And it has BUTTONS that are user friendly and aren't hidden. The stealth buttons on others look cool, but I like buttons I can see and feel. This unit plays SACD,s and replaces the a1020[?], but has pretty mediocre DACs, the only weak point of the unit. It also plays HDCDs. I recommend the unit heartily, with the one exception.
Pros:
versatile performance, nice ergonomics
Cons:
mediocre DACs
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1 question already asked

How do I connect to Netflix without bullt in app.? Thanks [ Michael  Jul 05, 2014 ]
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  • Sorry Michael, I have not tried that. If I recall, Netflix is not available on this machine. good luck. [ Vernon   Jul 14, 2014 ]
  • In order to get Netflix working - I wound up returning Yamaha BD-S677 and purchasing a Yamaha BDA1020 which has the dedicated Netflix button. The 1020 had its own issues connecting with Netflix, that were resolved with a software fix - either from Yamaha or Netflix. Never figured out who came up with the solution. Just started working after several conversations with both vendors. It was an effort, but I am glad to have Netflix in the end. [ ALBERT H   Jul 06, 2014 ]
  • Here are some options that I've tried: - Second blu-ray player - Kids' Wii - Connected laptop to receiver with an HDMI cable - Amazon Fire TV A working blu-ray player is the best option but not for $700+. The second best option was Amazon Fire TV but it doesn't support my Mac. I'm hoping the upcoming Apple TV will be the best answer. Through the Wii, the video quality is sub-VHS quality. You will need Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, or some other streaming device for Netflix - just be certain it supports hi-def and has all of the streaming options you want (WatchESPN is a must!). The lack of streaming is a serious shortcoming for this, the Denon and some of the other players in this range. I am currently using the kids' Wii for Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. On this player, Vudu is okay if you want to pay for everything. It does, however, maintain a stable feed. Youtube is pointless. Honestly, this player isn't all that impressive. The player has had some problems with a couple of my blu-rays that were fine on a Sony refurb player and I've read that others have had difficulties with this model supporting blu-rays. If it can't play blu-rays - what's the point? I'm waiting for the new Apple TV to come out to decide if that is better than the Amazon Fire TV because I really don't want another game system for the kids to want to buy games for. [ T   Jul 06, 2014 ]

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