Yamaha RX-V1900

Home theater receiver with HDMI switching and video upconversion

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  • Yamaha RX-V1900


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  • Yamaha RX-V1900

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by Dave Bar

Receivers: Your ticket to sensational sound

Your receiver powers your speakers and lets you connect and select your entertainment sources. But a great receiver does a lot more — it ignites your emotions. From the passion of a favorite musical artist, to the crossfire of a super-charged movie soundtrack, to the intensity and immersion of a fast-paced video game, your receiver is the key to experiencing and enjoying it in full.

Make the most of every entertainment source in your system with the powerful Yamaha RX-V1900. This future-ready receiver uses clean, high-current amplification and sophisticated Yamaha audio processing to deliver gripping home theater sound. Flexible HDMI switching and digital video upconversion ensure a clear picture and streamlined system operation. You also get decoding for Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD™ Master Audio soundtracks — high-resolution surround sound formats available with many Blu-ray players and discs.

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Four HDMI inputs plus 1080p video upconversion
This receiver's 1080p-compatible HDMI connections let you switch easily among four digital high-definition sources, like an HD satellite box and a Yamaha Blu-ray player, while maintaining pristine digital picture and sound quality. And thanks to analog-to-HDMI conversion, you can send all video sources to your television via a single HDMI cable — you'll never have to switch inputs on your TV again. The '1900 also makes the most of your older non-HD sources by upconverting them to a digital video signal with resolutions up to 1080p.

Easy, accurate surround sound setup
Yamaha's advanced YPAO auto-calibration system enables precise home theater speaker setup. The '1900 uses the included microphone to analyze sound from up to eight different listening positions, then automatically adjusts level, equalization, and delay settings for each of your speakers. Everyone in your home theater room will enjoy optimized surround sound, no matter where they sit.

Three-room/three-source operation
The 'V1900 lets you re-assign up to four surround amplifier channels to power stereo speakers in other rooms, or even on your back porch. You can play three different audio sources in three different areas of your home at the same time, without the need for any additional amplifiers. Yamaha even includes a second remote that, when used in conjunction with an optional remote control extender system, gives you control of your system from your second or third listening rooms.

Yamaha quality, inside and out
Yamaha's meticulous design standards include a rugged anti-resonant chassis, first-class internal components, and an oversized, low-noise power supply. High-grade Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters handle your digital audio sources with extreme precision. You'll enjoy a consistently clean, pure picture and powerful, dynamic sound.

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  • 130 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.04% THD
  • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio, Dolby® Digital EX, DTS-ES™, Pro Logic® IIx, DTS Neo:6, and SRS Circle Surround II decoding
  • built-in HD Radio™ tuner for receiving digitally transmitted AM and FM radio broadcasts
  • advanced YPAO sound optimization with multiple point measurement for easy automatic speaker setup (microphone included)
  • Cinema DSP 3D with adaptive DSP level
  • enhanced adaptive dynamic range control
  • SIRIUS satellite radio capable (requires SIRIUS subscription and optional SiriusConnect™ home tuner kit)
  • XM Satellite Radio Ready (requires XM subscription and optional XM Mini-Tuner package)
  • Neural-THX Surround decoder for XM's HD Surround channels
  • iPod integration (requires optional Yamaha YDS-11SL)
  • improved Compressed Music Enhancer for MP3s and other digital music files
  • three-room/three-source audio
    • powered and line-level stereo audio output for 2nd and 3rd room
    • using powered output for 2nd and 3rd rooms allows 3.1-channel home theater sound in main room
  • Digital ToP-ART design with high-current, low-impedance amplifier construction
  • 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters
  • Pure Direct modes switch off all unneeded circuitry for the cleanest possible sound
  • on-screen display for easier system setup and operation
  • Silent Cinema for simulated surround sound via standard stereo headphones
  • sleep timer for each zone
  • learning/multibrand remote
  • basic remote for second or third listening room (requires remote control extender system, not included)
  • 17-1/8"W x 6-3/4"H x 18-7/16"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • 1080p-compatible HDMI switching (4 in, 1 out)
  • analog-to-HDMI video upconversion (up to 1080p)
  • HDMI version 1.3a with support for Deep Color, x.v.Color, 120Hz/24Hz refresh rates, auto lip-sync, multi-channel linear PCM, DVD-Audio, and SACD
  • component video switching: 3 in, 1 out
  • component video conversion (composite to S-video, or composite and S-video to component)
  • 6 audio/video inputs, including:
    • 1 front-panel input with composite and S-video
    • 5 rear-panel inputs with composite and S-video
  • 4 audio-only inputs (including phono)
  • digital audio inputs: 5 optical (including 1 front-panel), 3 coaxial
  • digital audio outputs: 2 optical
  • 7.1-channel analog audio preamp input
  • 7.1-channel preamp output for connecting optional external amplifiers
  • RS-232C port for automated control systems
  • back surround speaker channels re-assignable for bi-amping front left and right speakers
  • 1 set of main speaker outputs
  • detachable power cord

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Features and Specs
Number Of Channels 7
Stereo RMS Power (watts) 130
THD in Stereo 0.04 %
Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
FM Sensitivity 11.2 dBf
HD Radio Tuner Y
On-Screen Display
Auto Speaker Calibration ---
HDMI Standby Pass-through No
Composite Video Conversion From Composite to S-Video, Component, HDMI
S-Video Conversion ---
Component Video Conversion From Component Video to Composite, S-Video, HDMI
HDMI to HDMI Upconversion up to 1080p
Internet-ready ---
Apple AirPlay ---
App Remote Control No
Bluetooth-compatible ---
USB port for iPod/iPhone No
DLNA Certified No
MHL-compatible ---
Multibrand Remote Control Yes
Learning Remote Yes
LCD Remote Yes
Width (inches) 17-1/8
Height (inches) 6-3/4
Depth (inches) 18-7/16
Weight (pounds) ---
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Multi-room Audio--Video
Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
Multi-room Video No
Multi-room HDMI Output No
Surround Processing
Dolby Digital Yes
Inputs & Outputs
Phono Input 1
Audio-Video Inputs 6
Audio-only Inputs 4
S-Video Inputs ---
S-Video Outputs ---
S-Video Monitor Outputs ---
Component Video Inputs 3
Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
Optical Digital Inputs 5
Coaxial Digital Inputs 3
Optical Digital Outputs 2
Coaxial Digital Outputs None
HDMI Inputs 4
HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
Subwoofer Outputs 1
Multi-Channel Analog Input Yes
Multi-channel Preamp Output Yes
Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
Main Speaker Terminals Posts
Ethernet Port None
USB Connections None
Removable Power Cord ---
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  • Black AM/FM/Surround receiver
  • Wireless remote control (RAV383)
  • Wireless remote control for Zone 2/3 (RAV37)
  • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed)
  • 4 "AAA" batteries
  • 76" AC power cord
  • Acoustic Optimizer microphone with attached 20' cable (has 3.5mm miniplug on the end)
  • AM loop antenna
  • Loop antenna stand
  • FM wire antenna (with push-on "F" connector)
  • Plastic speaker terminal wrench
  • Owner's Manual
  • Front panel/remote diagram
  • Warranty information
  • On-line product registration information
  • XM Satellite Radio information

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Audio Features
Video Features
Remote Controls
Add-on Devices

Audio Features

Digital ToP-ART/High Current Amplification: Yamaha uses the Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) design concept, which combines the latest and best technologies, parts, and circuit designs, to maximize sound quality. High Current Amplification uses superior quality components from input to output to achieve high current power with low impedance.

192kHz/24-bit DACs: The RX-V1900 uses high quality, audio-grade Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels.

Wide-range Frequency Response: The receiver's wide-range frequency response, 10Hz to 100kHz, allows you to enjoy the full fidelity of DVD-Audio and Super-Audio CD players.

Compressed Music Enhancer: Yamaha employs sophisticated digital signal processing with exclusive algorithms to enable playback that improves the performance of compressed music formats, including MP3 and WMA. With the Compressed Music Enhancer, highs and especially lows are richer and smoother, bringing music back to life to be as close to the original as possible. You can select between 2-channel Enhancer (Low or High) or 7-channel enhancer (Low or High).

YPAO Technology: This unit employs the YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer), which helps you automatically achieve highly accurate sound adjustments. Using the supplied Optimizer Microphone, YPAO performs the following checks and makes appropriate adjustments to give you the best possible sound from your system:

  • Speaker Wiring: Checks which speakers are connected and the polarity of each speaker.
  • Speaker Distance: Checks the distance of each speaker from the listening position and adjusts the timing of each channel.
  • Speaker Size: Checks the frequency response of each speaker and sets the appropriate low-frequency crossover for each channel.
  • Parametric EQ: Adjusts the frequency and the parametric equalizer level of each channel to reduce coloration across the channels and create a cohesive sound field. This is particularly important if you use different brands and sizes of speakers, or if you have a room with unique sonic characteristics.
  • Volume Level: Checks and adjusts the volume level of each speaker.

Equalizer: In addition to the YPAO technology, the RX-V1900 employs an independent seven band graphic equalizer for each of the seven full range channels and a two band graphic equalizer for the subwoofer. The frequency bands are centered at 63, 160, 400, 1k, 2.5k, 6.3k, and 16kHz (only 63 and 160Hz for the sub). Gain adjustments are in 0.5 dB increments between -6dB and +6dB.

Cinema DSP Digital: Yamaha's proprietary Cinema DSP (Digital Soundfield Processing) Digital technology goes beyond typical surround sound decoding. Cinema DSP Digital draws on a huge memory of real-world data from actual venues, especially for the music programs, and input from movie sound technicians to deliver a more realistic surround experience.

Next Generation Surround Sound: The RX-V1900 offers the latest high definition surround sound formats supported by Blu-ray Disc players:

  • Dolby TrueHD: a lossless coding technology that supports up to 8 channels of multi-channel surround sound for the next generation optical discs; the sound reproduced is true to the original source bit-for-bit
  • Dolby Digital Plus: developed as an extension to Dolby Digital, the coding technology supports 7.1 discrete channels
  • DTS-HD Master Audio: an advanced lossless technology that delivers sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, offering a high-definition home theater experience
  • DTS-HD High Resolution Audio: high resolution audio, virtually indistinguishable from the original audio track

XM HD Surround Sound: XM HD Surround provides content with six discrete channels of digital full fidelity audio powered by Neural Audio technology. XM will broadcast the Fine Tuning (XM Channel 76) and the classical pops music channel XM Pops (XM Channel 113) in XM HD Surround. XM will also broadcast a variety of special shows and live music performances at the XM studios in XM HD Surround.

Neural-THX Surround: THX Neural Surround has been adopted by XM Satellite Radio for digital radio broadcasts of XM HD Surround recordings and live events in surround sound. THX Neural Surround employs psychoacoustic frequency domain processing which allows delivery of a more detailed sound stage with superior channel separation and localization of audio elements.

Surround Modes: The RX-V1900 offers the following Surround Modes for movies and music:

  • Decoding Formats:
    • Dolby Digital: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus
    • DTS: DTS, DTS-HD Master Audio, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio, DTS 96/24, DTS-ES Matrix 6.1, DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS Neo:6 (Music and Cinema)
    • Dolby Pro Logic: Dolby Pro Logic, Dolby Pro Logic II (Music, Movie, and Game), Dolby Pro Logic IIx (Music, Movie, and Game)
    • Neural Surround: Neural-THX, Neural-THX Music
    • SRS Circle Surround: SRS Circle Surround II Cinema, SRS Circle Surround II Music
  • HiFi DSP Modes:
    • Classical: Hall in Munich, Hall in Vienna, Hall in Amsterdam, Church in Freiburg, or Chamber
    • Live/Club: Village Vanguard, Warehouse Loft, Cellar Club, The Roxy Theatre, or the Bottom Line
    • Stereo: 2-channel stereo, 7-channel stereo, 2-channel Enhancer, or 7-channel Enhancer
  • Cinema DSP Modes:
    • Entertainment: Sports, Action Game, Role-playing game, Music Video, Recital/Opera
    • Movie: Standard, Spectacle, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama, or Mono Movie

Decoder Parameters: You can adjust the following parameters in Pro Logic II/x Music mode.

  • Panorama: sends stereo signals to the surround speakers as well as the front speakers for a wraparound effect
  • Dimension: adjusts the soundfield either towards the front or towards the rear of the room
  • Center Width: moves the center channel output completely towards the center speaker or towards the front left and right speakers.

Center Image (DTS NEO: 6 Music): This parameter adjusts the front left and right channel output relative to the center channel to make the center channel more or less dominant as necessary.

Focus: Focus elevates the sound image to compensate for speakers placed below ear level; available in SRS Circle Surround II Cinema and Music modes.

TruBass: Enhances the low frequency performance, with or without a subwoofer; available in SRS Circle Surround II Cinema and Music modes.

Soundfield Parameter Adjustments: You can adjust the value of certain digital soundfield parameters so that the soundfields are recreated accurately in your listening room. The following is a list and description of the soundfield adjustments:

  • Decoder Type: select the decoder used
  • DSP Levels: adjusts the level of all the DSP effect sounds within a narrow range depending on your the acoustics of your listening area; adjust the DSP level from -6dB to +3dB
  • Initial Delay: changes the apparent sound field size by adjusting the delay between the direct sound and the first reflection heard by the listener; select from 1 to 99ms for the Main and Presence speakers and 1 to 49ms for the surround and surround back speakers
  • Room Size: adjust the apparent size of the room; make adjustments for the Presence, Surround and Surround Back room size between 0.1 to 2.0
  • Liveness: adjusts the reflectivity of the virtual walls in the hall by changing the rate at which the early reflections decay; adjust the Surround and Surround Back Liveness from 0 to 10
  • Reverberation Time: adjusts the amount of time taken for the dense, subsequent reverberation sound to decay by 60 dB at 1 kHz; set from 1.0 to 5.0 s
  • Reverberation Delay: adjust the time difference between the beginning of the direct sound and the beginning of the reverberation sound; adjust this setting between 0 and 250ms
  • Reverberation Level: adjusts the volume of the reverberation sound; adjust this setting between 0 and 100%
  • Dialog Lift: when Presence speakers are in use you can activate the Dialog Lift feature, which assigns some of the front and center channel elements to the presence speakers to lift the dialog to a higher position; set between 0 and 5, with the higher numbers reflecting a higher dialog position

Speaker Setup: This feature allows you to manually adjust the following speaker settings:

  • LFE/Bass Out: select the speakers that will output the LFE (low-frequency effect) channel and the low-frequency signals from the other channels; choose Subwoofer, Front Speakers, or Both
  • Speaker Sizes: speaker sizes for each speaker in your system
    • Front: select Large or Small
    • Center: select Large, Small, or None
    • Surround: select Large, Small, or None
    • Surround Back: select Large x 1, Large x 2, Small x 1, Small x 2, or None
    • Presence Speakers: select None or Yes
  • Bass Crossover: select the crossover frequency of all the speakers set to Small; choose 40, 60, 80, 90, 100, 110, 120, 160, or 200Hz
  • Subwoofer Phase: reverse the phase of your subwoofer if the bass sounds are lacking, weak, or unclear; choose Normal or Reverse
  • Speaker Level Adjustment: adjust the relative output level of each speaker from -10dB to +10dB (0.5dB steps) to match their volume at the listening position
  • Speaker Distance: adjust the distance of each speaker and the delay applied to the respective channel; select between 1 to 80 feet in 0.5 foot steps

Low-Frequency Effect Level: This feature adjusts the output level of the LFE channel according to the capacity of your subwoofer or headphones. You can select between -20 and 0dB in 1dB steps.

Pure Direct: The Pure Direct mode turns off the video circuitry and the front panel display and bypasses the decoders and DSP processors of this unit so you can enjoy pure hi-fi sound from 2-channel PCM and analog sources. During Pure Direct playback, tone control and sound menu settings are not available.

Straight Mode: In this mode 2-channel stereo sources are output from only the left and right speakers while multi-channel sources are decoded straight into the appropriate channels without any additional effect processing.

Silent Cinema: The Silent Cinema mode allows private listening of multi-channel music or movies, with an accurate simulation of surround sound, through ordinary stereo headphones.

Virtual Cinema DSP: Virtual Cinema DSP lets you enjoy the effects of Cinema DSP or HiFi DSP surround sound without using surround speakers (handy for use in custom installations where some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can be used with the front / center / presence speakers or even with just the two front left and right speakers.

Adaptive Dynamic Range Control (DRC): During low-volume listening, such as late as night, dynamic range suffers and some sounds are missed. The effect of Adaptive DRC varies with volume, at lower volume the dynamic range is narrowed.

Dynamic Range: This feature allows you to select the amount of dynamic range compression to be applied to your speakers or headphones. You can select Minimum, Standard, or Maximum.

Presence Speakers: The receiver has a pair of speaker terminals that can be used for Presence speakers. The presence speakers supplement the sound from the front speakers with extra ambient effects produced by Cinema DSP. These effects include sounds that the filmmakers intended to locate a little farther back behind the screen in order to create more theater-like ambience. The Presence speakers should be placed at the front of the room above and to the outside of the front speakers.

Assignable Inputs: The HDMI, component video, and rear panel digital audio jacks can be assigned to the input of your choice.

Multi Channel Input: The receiver features six additional input jacks for an outboard multi-channel analog source. If a 7.1-channel source is connected, the analog jacks to another input are assigned for the extra two channels.

Digital Outputs: Digital audio signals input at the optical or coaxial input jacks can be output at the optical digital outputs.

Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post speaker terminals for the front, center, surround, surround back, and presence channels. The binding posts can accept bare wire, pin connectors, single banana plugs, and dual banana plugs. A collar surrounding the binding post terminals prevents the use of spade connectors. A speaker terminal wrench is supplied to tighten or loosen the binding post terminals. The receiver also features a pair of locking clip terminals for the Zone 2 or Zone 3 speakers. The terminals can accept bare wire, pin connectors, or single banana plugs.

Bi-Amp Speaker Connections: This receiver allows you to reassign the surround back amplifier channels to make bi-amp connections to the front speakers. A bi-amplification connection uses two amplifiers for one speaker, one amp connected to the woofer section of a loudspeaker and the other to the combined midrange and tweeter section, effectively doubling the power driving the speaker.

Preamp Outputs: The RX-V1900 offers preamp outputs for all channels: front L/R, center, surround L/R, surround back L/R surround back outputs can also be assigned to the presence channels), subwoofer, Zone 2 L/R, and Zone 3 L/R for connecting to separate amplifiers if desired.

Impedance Selection: You can select between either 8 ohms or 6 ohms in the menu depending on your speaker application. The amplifier's front channels can actually accommodate 4 ohm, 6 ohm or 8 ohm speakers. The remainder of the receiver's channels can handle 6 or 8 ohms.

Audio Delay: You can delay the sound output up to 240 ms in 1 ms steps to synchronize it with the video image.

Volume Trim: Use this feature to adjust the level of the signal input at each jack. This is useful if you want to balance the level of each input source to avoid sudden changes in volume when switching between input sources.

Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the maximum volume level in the main zone. This feature is useful to avoid unexpected loud sound by mistake. You can set the Max Volume between -30.0 dB and +16.5 dB. The actual full volume range is -80 dB to 16.5 dB.

Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to set the volume level of the main zone when the power of this unit is turned on. You can choose between Off, Mute, and -80 dB to + 16.5 dB in increments of 0.5 dB.

FM/AM Tuner: You can tune stations either manually or automatically. You are able to preset a total 40 stations in 5 preset station groups (A to E). Each group contains 8 station presets. You can preset stations using the auto tuning as well as the manual tuning function.

HD Radio Tuner: The RX-V1900 is equipped with an HD Radio tuner. HD Radio, the only digital broadcast system in America approved by the FCC, offers crystal-clear, CD-quality sound via existing AM/FM bands. In addition, it provides program-associated data and the ability to tune to multiple programs at the same dial position. The RX-V1900 can display HD radio information on the front panel and on a monitor.

Three Zone Capability: The RX-V1900 allows you to play different audio sources in three separate zones. The receiver has Zone 2 and Zone 3 stereo preamp outputs and two pairs of speaker terminals that can be assigned for Zone 2 or Zone 3 use. Only sources that are connected via analog audio inputs can be output to Zones 2 and 3. You can control the receiver from the second or third zone using the supplied Zone 2/3 remote control when an infrared signal repeater system is used. If you're using the preamp outputs in the second and/or third zone, a separate amplifier or stereo receiver with a pair of speakers, or a powered speaker system are required. When the receiver powers Zone 2 and Zone 3 speakers, they must both play the same source.

Memory Guard: This feature is use to prevent accidental changes to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.

System Memory: This feature is used to save up to four of your favorite settings that can be easily recalled when needed. Four System Memory recall buttons are on both remote controls. These settings are saved:

  • Speaker menu parameters: crossover point, output level, delay time, etc
  • Volume menu parameters: max volume, initial volume, dynamic range control, DSP level, etc
  • Sound menu parameters: EQ, LFE level, A/V sync, etc
  • Video menu parameters: video conversion, scaling, output resolution, etc
  • Display set parameters: dimmer, display time, etc
  • Sound field: current selection
  • Sound field parameters: room size, initial delay, reverb time, etc
  • Tone: bass and treble

Sleep Timer: The sleep timer is useful when you are going to sleep while this unit the receiver is playing or recording a source. You can select between Off, 30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes.

Video Features

HDMI version 1.3a: The RX-V1900 is equipped with four HDMI inputs and one HDMI output for digital multi-channel audio and video signals. The HDMI inputs and output will pass 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i and, 1080p (including 1080/24p) video. The HDMI version 1.3a jacks are compatible with 30 and 36 bit Deep Color and xvYCC color space technology (currently no pre-recorded software supports Deep Color or xvYCC).

Video Conversion: Video conversion allows analog video signals from composite, S-video, and component video sources to be output as digital video signals through the HDMI output. In addition, component video signals can be output as S-video or composite signals, S-video signals can be output as composite or component video signals, and composite video signals can be output as S-video or component video signals. You cannot convert HDMI input signals to any other type of signal.

Video Scaling (up-conversion): The receiver features an Anchor Bay Technologies' ABT1010 scaler engine for advanced analog video up-scaling. The scaler engine will take 480i or 480p analog video and scale it up to 720p, 1080i, or 1080p HDMI video (up-scaled video is only available from the HDMI output). The ABT1010 scaler engine independently scales images horizontally and vertically to improve high resolution picture quality.

Component Video: The RX-V1900 offers three component video inputs and a component video monitor output. These inputs and outputs have a frequency response of 5 Hz to 100 MHz, capable of switching High Definition video sources, including 1080p.

Component I/P Conversion: You can convert 480i analog video signals input as composite video, S-video, and component video to 480p signals output as component video.

Front Panel AV Input: The front panel's Video Aux input features analog stereo RCA and optical digital audio inputs, plus composite video and S-video inputs. The 1/4" headphone and YPAO Optimizer Mic inputs are also found on the front panel.

Rename: This feature in the menu allows you to change the name of the inputs displayed on the OSD or the front panel display. You can use up to 9 characters.

Remote Controls

Main Remote Control: The receiver comes with a multi-brand wireless remote control (RAV383) with learning capabilities. In addition to the receiver, the remote can control multiple brands of A/V components. The remote has numerous pre-programmed macros which allow you to perform multiple operations with the press of one button. The macros are also user programmable.

Macro Programming: The macro programming feature makes it possible to perform a series of up to 10 operations with the press of a single button from the receiver's main remote. There are 18 programmable macro buttons.

Zone 2/3 Remote Control: In addition to the main remote, the receiver comes with a smaller wireless remote control (RAV37) for Zone 2 and/or 3.

RS-232C: The RS-232C terminal is a control expansion terminal for factory use only.

Add-on Devices

iPod Universal Dock: With the optional YDS-11 iPod Universal Dock (022YDS11, sold separately), you can connect your iPod digital music player to the RX-V1900 and control audio/video playback using the remote control. Most fourth generation and later iPods (Click Wheel) are compatible. Video from your iPod and album art can be displayed on a connected TV monitor.

SIRIUS Satellite Ready: You can listen to SIRIUS Satellite Radio by connecting the SiriusConnect tuner (607SCH1 or 220SCH2P, sold separately) to the RX-V1900's proprietary plug. SIRIUS Satellite Radio offers over 130 channels of music, news, sports, talk, and entertainment to choose from--all in digital quality. During SIRIUS playback you can display the channel number and name, category, artist name and song title, Composer name, channel number and antenna reception level, or Soundfield program on the front panel.

Note: A subscription is required in order to receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

XM Satellite Ready: You can listen to XM Satellite Radio by connecting the XM Mini Tuner and Mini Tuner Home Kit (700XMTUNPK, sold separately) to the RX-V1900's proprietary plug. XM Satellite Radio offers over 150 commercial-free channels of music, news, sports, comedy, talk, and entertainment to choose from--all in digital quality. During XM playback, you can display the channel number and name, category, artist name, and song title on the front panel.

Note: A subscription is required in order to receive XM Satellite Radio.

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4 out of 5

Very Nice A/V Receiver

Written By guitartricky, Pompano Beach, FL on Thursday, June 17, 2010
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I just got this a few days ago but I'm very familiar with Yamaha receivers, so I got it up and running quickly and I've got to enjoy it quite a bit already. This unit sounds awesome! Clean and powerful without being obnoxious. Sounds great turned down low too.

The video upscalling is excellent! My 480i cable channels look so much better now that I have my cable box running through this thing via HDMI. Standard 480p DVD's look almost as good as Blu-Ray discs. My only negative with this receiver and the reason I couldn't give it 5 stars is b/c of the remote. For the most part it's great. I have all my codes programed into it so that I can run all my gear and T.V. from this single remote and I also love the memory feature but I can't figure out why such a great higher end receiver like this doesn't have a BACK-LIT remote??? Who watches movies with all the lights on? No one. Hence the need for back lit buttons!
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5 out of 5

Very Capable Receiver

Written By Alan, Walnut Creek, CA on Tuesday, January 26, 2010
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One of the features that sold me on RX-V1900 was its video switching and
processing capabilities. 4 different connected HDMI sources (2 different DVD
players, Xbox 360, and laptop) were recognized after some adjustment; and 2
analogue video sources (Wii via component and TV tuner via composite) were also
connected. The receiver is connected to a front projector on a 36.5 foot run of
HDMI cabling. The receiver's HDMI monitor output signal is strong enough
for this length of cabling. The image quality from each of the digital sources
looked good and images from the analogue sources (Wii and TV tuner) were
improved with proper scaling.

Audio was excellent and the countless settings adjustments allowed precise
setup. The YPAO automatic audio setup worked well, but needed +/-0.5 db
adjustments to each channel due to slightly off center mic placement. Once set
up, each channel was clear, balanced, and well separated.

The RX-V1900 allowed for many input assigning and renaming options: for
instance, pairing separate HDMI and digital audio signals; input renaming was
simple, but tedious.

I connected two iPods (8 GB 2nd gen iPod Nano and 40 GB 3rd gen iPod) and the
receiver played both, but controlled only the Nano.

Minor gripes: the bland on-screen UI and the receiver did not remember a setting
when powered off and back on.

Overall, I'm very pleased with the versatility, audio and video quality, and
settings adjustment capabilities offered by the RX-V1900 receiver.
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5 out of 5

RX V-1900 Yamaha

Written By John, Pensacola, Fl on Wednesday, February 11, 2009
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This is my third Yamaha Receiver, and the best one yet. This is not to say anything was wrong with the others,This one just has more goodies.

The decoders on this amp seem to be better than previous versions, outstanding channel separation. The audio,for me, leaves nothing to be desired-clean flawless sound. If you like Yamaha products like I do you will not be dissapointed in the RX V-9100.

I would like it even better had overlaid OSD been included, but you cannot have everything, and I can get by with OSD as is.

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3 out of 5

Make Sure You Burn It In!

Written By Eric, Huntsville, AL on Tuesday, February 10, 2009
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Bought this receiver to compliment my Blue-ray player that I received for Christmas. Arrived quickly and I hooked it up, sounds great, excellent picture, no problems. About 2 weeks after steady use (every night), I had the TV on while I was doing someting else. I heard a "click" and the TV went off. Looked at the receiver and front panel was blank. Walked over to it and could smell something burning. I thought maybe I just did not have enough ventilation and that when it cooled down, it would come back on.

I tried it again 30 minutes later and it played for about 30 seconds and did the same thing again...everything turned off and I could smell it burning. So I took the Yamaha out and hooked my old receiver back up and all components were working fine, so the problem was not there, it was in the receiver. I initiated a return. Crutchfield customer service was outstanding, no complaints, they sent me a new unit quickly and I'm at about the 3 week mark with it and no problems. I'm hoping I just got a lemon to start with.

Like I said, as long as it keeps working, the sound and picture are great, just make sure you run the unit as much as you can inside the return period so that you burn it in and find any problems if they exist.
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