7.2-channel home theater receiver with Wi-Fi® and Apple® AirPlay®
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When you add a network connection to your home theater receiver, you open up a whole world of music choices. Making that connection is a snap with the Yamaha RX-V577. Its built-in Wi-Fi capability makes it easy to get access to more music without a wired connection to your router. Listen to your old favorites, discover new ones, and hear it all through your stereo or surround sound speakers. With 7.2-channel output and advanced Dolby® and DTS® processing, the 'V577 also offers high-fidelity surround sound to movie nights and everyday TV watching.
By adding Wi-Fi to the RX-V577, Yamaha has made it easier than ever to enjoy wireless music from computers, smartphones, and tablets. If you have an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, or a computer running iTunes®, you can stream music wirelessly to the receiver with AirPlay for playback on your home theater speakers. The receiver itself has built-in support for Pandora Internet radio, Spotify (subscription required), and free Internet radio streams from stations around the world. Download Yamaha's free AV Controller app to your Apple or Android device for easy navigation of your receiver's features and use your smartphone or tablet as a Wi-Fi® remote. Plus, the app allows you to control the receiver and stream music from your smartphone without a network connection using the V577's Wireless Direct technology.
If you have an iPod or iPhone, plug it into the RX-V577's front-panel USB input. This creates a direct digital connection, bypassing your device's digital circuitry in favor of the receiver's superior digital-to-analog converters. This lets you enjoy your digital music files with rich, detailed sound. You can also use the USB input with thumb drives loaded up with your favorite tunes. You can even play high-resolution FLAC and Apple Lossless files, so you can enjoy the enhanced detail and dynamics of these formats. The 'V577 supports gapless playback from USB and network sources, so you won't have that annoying gap of silence in between tracks on a live album.
Yamaha's free AV Controller app lets you control the RX-V577 receiver and stream music with your Apple or Android device (not included).
Other cool features include Yamaha's DSP listening modes, which allow you to optimize surround sound to your taste and mood. With the AV Controller app, you can even tweak the sound of these listening modes by adjusting parameters manually using a touchscreen interface to widen the soundstage or add more reverb. "Extra Bass" ensures you get more low-frequency output, even when using smaller bookshelf speakers for your front channels. Having a hard time finding a place for those rear surround speakers? Virtual Cinema Front can simulate surround sound even when all your speakers are placed in the front of the room.
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.
Does its job for an entry level receiver just wish the feed thru option didn't lag as much as it does between video and sound
Pros: Has most of the bells and whistles
Cons: Feed through option feels weird due to the sound lag in reference to the picture
A per other reviews, set-up was fairly involved. But, the features are great and I swear it makes my home theater system sound better.
Pros: Stand-by power passthrough feature is great. It allows you to run all your components through the receiver without having to power it up. Apple Air Play is great and so is the USB port on the front. Plenty of HDMI ports. The "Enhancer" feature seems to work like I imagine a Digital to Analog Converter must work, taking some of the compressed sound out.
Cons: Will it let me push up the volume on my front channel speaker? While AirPlay works fine, the graphics that show up on the monitor look like, well, really old.
WiFi antenna will not pick up a signal if the unit is in a cabinet Unit can not be completely recognized by a Harmony 900 Remote
Have had the unit for a few weeks. Easy to set up and the sound excellent. Running the Samsung TV HDMI cable thru this unit improved the picture quality 1000%. Used all the old cables and the only change was the Yamaha Knut and output. I also have an 8 year old Yamaha receiver on another TV and it has work without issues and provided excellent sound.
Outstanding, easy to install and absolutely great sound control. I didn't need a huge amount of output and the 80 WPC is perfect for my music room. Very good sound separation and lots of variety in the adjustment settings. Love this receiver.
Pros: Easy setup Complete control over sound quality
does everything I need.
Pros: handles the speakers well.
I purchased this Yamaha AV Receiver to replace a Denon that was having problems. The features were everything I was looking for, the sound quality is excellent (even though the power is a little less than the Denon it replaced, I am hearing more from my music with the Yamaha), setting up the receiver was simple and using the receiver and remote is easy. Streaming WMA lossless from my PC and watching sports while listening to a different audio source (i.e. Internet Radio, Pandora, USB, or my entire music collection on my PC) were two things that I could never accomplish with my old receiver and two things that the Yamaha does very well, and with the Yamaha these were easy to setup! Absolute final reason to go with Yamaha, the "AV Controller" Android App that I use on my tablet. The GUI on this Yamaha and the remote are better than any other brand I have owned, and they will help you speed through your music searching. Using the "AV Controller" App takes the experience to a whole new level of excellence! Other manufacturers can all learn how to create an awesome AV App by looking to Yamaha!
Pros: Features, sound quality, ease of setup and ease of use, value! Use the Yamaha "AV Controller" App on your phone or tablet, it is awesome!
I am very pleased with the sound quality. Easy to install and great support from Crutchfield as usual
The ultimate in hi -n-fidelity
Very easy to install, add equipment and operate especially for us older people who aren't as techno savvy as the younger generations. It produces excellent sound quality and has non-confusing instrumentation and remote. Reasonably priced and looking good - would highly recommend.
Pros: Repeat: Very easy to install, add equipment and operate especially for us older people who aren't as techno savvy as the younger generations. It produces excellent sound quality and has non-confusing instrumentation and remote. Reasonably priced and looking good - would highly recommend.
Cons: None at this stage and I'm not looking for any.
I bought a Yamaha Stereo Receiver from Crutchfield 18 years ago and it's still working flawlessly. But with the rapid change in technology it was time to upgrade. This receiver has everything I need from wireless to HDMI to Apple Airplay. I particularly like the wireless feature where I can stream Pandora and other related programs from the internet. No hassle with wires and jimmy rigging the connections to make it work. PLUS, I can now use my 7.2 surround sound speaker system! The quality of Yamaha never ceases to amaze me. I always recommend the Yamaha brand.
Pros: Wireless, HDMI, Apple Airplay, 7.2 Surround Sound, Capability of producing sound in a second room
I'm liking this AVR more and more over time. I think it is a great choice for a small to medium sized room, there may not be quite enough "oomph" for large rooms. This because like all brands of AVR's in this price range, the power supply needs to be larger to power 7 discrete amplifiers. That being said this is a great AVR for most people for digital format playback. For blu ray discs, DVD's, streaming Netflix etc. I am very impressed with the performance. Of course you need to select your speakers carefully for the best results. When playing back analog sourced materials, vinyl and CD's connected to the analog inputs, the sound is shallow and anemic. Again, I attribute this to an inadequately designed power supply and Yamaha are mostly the same as any others Sony, Denon, etc. Not to say vinyl sounds "bad" if you use a quality phono preamp, just isn't 5 star performance. (There isn't a phono stage so a preamp is required). Wifi works great and it is nice to play Pandora without also having the tv on or going through a blu-ray player. It is also a nice feature to have for any future downloadable updates from Yamaha. Bottom line, anything that you connect to this AVR will sound great if you use the digital inputs, allow the AVR to perform the DAC.
Pros: Lots of features, wi-fi, DSP options, music enhancer for compressed music files. Great AVR for home theater in a small to medium size room
Cons: Analog sources sound okay, but not spectacular
Great reciever, kills it.
Recently received my Yamaha RX-V577 and trust me it does not bite the setup was easy with help of the crutchfield tech team. Love the idea that I can stream music via air play and from my network wireless hard drive.
Pros: The menu options are self exploratory and easy to navigate. With the help of the Yamaha AV controller app it makes using this receiver super easy.
Cons: The receiver comes without dated firmware version which makes it not visible on Tv screen once hooked up, don't be alarm just use your routers wifi WPS connection MODE to add the receiver and update firmware and once restarted it will be visible on TV screen. Enjoy????
I guess I got a lemon. It worked great for about 90 days then network problems began. It shows I'm connected but then says I must connect to my network. I jump through the hoops and reconnect, including the router password it requires every time, and it will work for a couple of hours. When I turn it on the next day it may or may not connect - sometimes it does usually it doesn't. Also, out of nowhere it will switch from the system sound/speakers to just my TV speakers. I have a strong signal for my network and all my other devices continue to work so I know it isn't a problem with my network. Erratic problems are really hard to find and fix. I spoke with Crutchfield tech (very nice, and patient) we re-set the system and tweaked settings, it worked fine until the next day then same problems were back. I've had this unit for about 4 months and am frustrated! Again,maybe I just got a lemon, it happens...
Pros: Very clean sound! A bit underpowered but I don't require window breaking volume so it certainly satisfies my needs. Plenty of options including AirPlay and "Scene" settings.
Cons: Internal network adapter is faulty or very finicky - either that or the ROM won't retain settings. Either way a big Con is - do you want to gamble $$$ on a system that requires a lot of work every day just to listen to what you want, no just turn it on and listen (at least for my unit).
Very Satisfied. Worked as advertised. Would have been nice to have blue tooth built in. Spent more money for an adapter.
Pros: Easy to set up, just follow instructions.
Cons: Only Blue Tooth optional
I replaced an older Yamaha AV receiver with the RX V-577. I found it easy to set up and remote navigation is simple. Unlike many others, I like the iOS app that's available for this unit. Granted, it's missing a few key functions, but what it does it does very well.
I like the sound for video. It's crisp and loud with little to no distortion at high volume. I'm using the bi-amp setting for my front speakers along with dual sub woofers. The combination definitely adds some life to the sound.
I find musical reproduction to be underwhelming. It seems a bit removed an artificial. The musical reproduction is the reason for four stars. If you're plans are to use the unit solely for watching movies, crank it up and consider the 4 star to be 5.
Pros: Easy setup. Bi-amp capability. iOS app.
Cons: Not very musical.
My needs were simple - I have a DVD / Blue Ray Player, a DVR (from my cable TV provider), an Apple TV, and video game - each with an HDMI cable. Each device is plugged into this unit and using the different input selections, each is able to fully utilize my existing surround speaker system - 2 front, 2 back, 1 center, and 1 sub. Easy to hook up and I was enjoying my new purchase in less than 10 minutes. Many of the features weren't all that important to me as I also run a SONOS system through this device. The Zone 1 and 2 features are nice, but I didn't need them.
Despite the cons listed below, this is a great system and I would recommend to anyone.
Pros: Buttons easy to use - my 9 year old taught me how to use it.
Cons: Not crazy about the on-screen interface or the iOS app - which would have made me give a full 5 stars. I don't particularly find either interface all that intuitive. I can get around OK, but it could be so much better. The good news is that once configured, you really don't need to access again. Also, I really don't care for the way the speaker wire attaches to the inputs on the back of the unit. I've had other manufacturers with simpler connections.
Man this is the best receiver I have ever purchased. I can't say enough good things about this.
No hassle purchase. No hassle delivery Easy connectivity Easy to understand and use wireless control even by an average techie like myself Sound vibrant and clear
I am pleased with my purchase of the Yamaha RX-V577. I am only using the front, center and subwoofer speakers until I can purchase more speakers. The sound is great with only these few spealers. I still have several connections to make but I will get those completed at a later time.
Pros: The receiver is working just as I expected it to.
Cons: The manual is a little complicated.
So far so good, replaced an old Onkyo that was 15 years old no hdmi inputs and pretty much analog switching. This unit plugged right in, set up WAS EASY - just confirmed my Dish TV box was set to Dolby, set TV for HDMI sound, plugged in receiver, speakers (JBL minis) that are 15 years old with powered sub-woofer powered it up and wa la GREAT surround sound throughout my little and I mean Little home. Ran the Yamaha sound set up - since my home is so small I had to adjust speakers manually, but no big deal - as the set up pops up over the top of your TV screen/picture for EASY adjustment. Had an issue with the "scenes" NOT good doc on how to change them, but Crutchfield to the service and all was resolved in 5 minutes.
Cons: Scene set up is NOT well documents at all. Docs come on CD - had to print them out so I can sit in front of TV and work with the receiver.
The Yamaha RX-V577 is a very solid "central command" unit providing clear and solid output through my Bose Acoustimass 5.1 system. The set up is quite easy and the iPhone app works well. I have as the central support for a DirectTV box, Apple TV, and BlueRay player - switching between them is a snap. Unlike another Denon unit I bought and returned, the pass thru with the Yahama works flawlessly with the unit on or off (the other did not work with the unit off). What's convenient is when the unit is on it swaps the sound to the Bose system and away from the TV and vice versa when the unit is off - I have to do nothing other than manage volume. Wifi performance is very good - no issues at all and overall its a very user friendly unit as everyone in the family can use it without training.
Pros: Great sound, Excellent Pass Thru Controls, Simple set up process, iPhone App
Cons: Set up UI has more of a web 1.0 look (but is functional)
Purchase the RX-577 desiring that it would drive some very old Sansui speakers. The RX-577 is able to power and these speakers with an awesome sound. The dsp mode available on the downloadable ap are awesome and hope Yamaha continues to develop other dsp modes. Overall very happy with this av receiver the sound that comes out of it is awesome and I would recommend this to others to consider for a home AV system.
Solid receiver, good sound, decent power. Much better on screen graphics than the Sony (that replaced my 10 year old Onkyo) it replaced. I have not used the wireless since my TV, Sat box and Blu-ray all have wireless. Not sure whether I will keep this or try a different brand; Onkyo or NAD. It is a good unit, just has not wowed me with the new technology. My 25 year old NAD 25 WPC receiver has cleaner sound and more apparent power with the exact same speakers.
Pros: Good sounds, lots of adjustments once you figure out how. Lots of flexibility in design.
Cons: The manual is not the easiest to figure out all the gadgets and adjustments.
Replaced a pioneer elite receiver . Less power but no real problem with that regard. Calibrated myself with a iPhone app, spl meter . Easily done with better results than the onboard calibration. Getting the arc to work with tv was a little tricky but that's what google is for. Very happy with the results . Highly recommend the product. Cruchfield as always a joy to deal with.
Pros: Love the iPhone app that makes it a lot easier to choose the various sound field modes . All components except tv are in separate room . Pretty seamless. Does every thing the remote does without the tiny remote buttons to deal with and can adjust the sound stage.
Cons: None at present
I haven't had a receiver for many years since I had my last one, than I bought this Yamaha. I just love the one button option for switching from the tuner,TV,BD-DVD... If you have smarter TV you can control the volume from TV's remote, you can control the BD-DVD player from the receiver's remote, too.I haven't tried other receivers, but I'm very happy with the sound from this one.I'm using it with Polk TSX 5.1 set up with the bi-amp option and I'm quite happy.You can tell it was made smart, to serve you with ease and leave you happy.
Easy to set up and easy to use. I'll be recommending this receiver to friends as well as Crutchfield, great customer service and fast delivery!
Excellent, easy setup, great depth of sound and lots of features. Crutchfield the Best, fast delivery & there if you need them... Yamaha is the way to go!!
Pros: Great, replaced Denon, sounds much better.
I have owned Sony, Denon and Onkyo and This is my first Yamaha receiver, I could not be any happier with the performance and easy set up. The Yamaha's YPAO speaker set up microphone is fast and accurate. Very happy with plenty of HDMI connections for all my gear. What is really cool about this unit is the Yamaha smartphone and IPad app that you can control the unit from those devices. I have no problems going to all the different sound fields, a lot easier than my previous receivers. My sales rep Eddie was a great help in my purchase, plus Crutchfield had it at my door the next day, as always Crutchfield is the best at what they do !! You can't go wrong with the Yamaha RX-V577 !! Paul L
Pros: Quick and easy set up Wireless 7.1 channel Looks great Awesome Power
Cons: No paper owners manual, have to print it out.
|Number Of Channels||7|
|Stereo RMS Power (watts)||80|
|THD in Stereo||0.09 %|
|Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)||20-20k Hz|
|FM Sensitivity||Not Given|
|HD Radio Tuner||No|
|On-Screen Display||Thru HDMI|
|Auto Speaker Calibration||YPAO|
|HDMI Standby Pass-through||Yes|
|Composite Video Conversion||No|
|Component Video Conversion||No|
|HDMI to HDMI Upconversion||No|
|Apple AirPlay||Built in|
|App Remote Control||Yes|
|USB port for iPod/iPhone||Yes|
|Multibrand Remote Control||No|
|Parts Warranty||2 Years|
|Labor Warranty||2 Years|
|Powered Multi-room Audio Output||No|
|Preamp Multi-room Audio Output||No|
|Multi-room HDMI Output||No|
|Dolby Digital||DD, EX, TrueHD, DD+|
|DTS||DTS, ES, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24|
|Inputs & Outputs|
|Component Video Inputs||2|
|Component Video Monitor Outputs||1|
|Optical Digital Inputs||1|
|Coaxial Digital Inputs||2|
|Optical Digital Outputs||None|
|Coaxial Digital Outputs||None|
|HDMI Monitor Outputs||1|
|Multi-Channel Analog Input||No|
|Multi-channel Preamp Output||No|
|Main Speaker Output Pairs||1|
|Main Speaker Terminals||Posts|
|USB Connections||1 Front|
|Removable Power Cord||No|
Yamaha's Total Purity Concept: The Yamaha RX-V577 AV Receiver incorporates Yamaha's Total Purity Concept for the finest sound quality. The Total Purity Concept, which Yamaha has been cultivating for many years, encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity pre-amplification, anti-vibration technology, and independent pure power supplies. As a result, this AV receiver can provide high-quality sound for your movie & music soundtracks.
Amplifier Assignment: The Yamaha RX-V577 employs assignable amplifiers for surround back speakers, front speaker-bi-amp, or Speaker B connection.
YPAO Technology: This unit employs the YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Acoustic Optimizer), which automatically adjusts the output of the speakers based on placement, performance, and the room's acoustic characteristics. Yamaha's YPAO system uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for any room, no matter where the speakers are. First it checks the speaker connections and phase of each speaker. Then it sends out tones which are captured by the microphone to analyze the room acoustics and sets a variety of parameters; such as the speaker size, the distance of the speakers, and even the volume level; until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room. Using the supplied Optimizer Microphone, YPAO performs the following checks and makes appropriate adjustments to give you the best possible sound from your system:
Note: You can also choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's speaker, crossover, & EQ settings.
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Yamaha RX-V577 supports the following multi-channel (Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic) decoding formats.
Note: Dolby Digital and DTS listening modes can only be selected if your audio source is connected to the A/V receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). To enjoy true 7.1ch Dolby Digital TrueHD and DTS-HD surround sound, the receiver must be connected to your Blu-ray player via HDMI.
Surround Parameters: The Yamaha AV receiver offers the following Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS NEO:6 audio adjustments.
Cinema DSP Soundfields: Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby Digital and DTS decoding, using matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha Cinema DSP is much more advanced, actually creating richly realized independent soundfields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialogue, music and effects ideally located in these separate soundfields, you will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and realistic presence. It will seem as if the walls of your room have disappeared and you are in the middle of your own immense theater. The AV receiver offers 17 Cinema DSP programs for movies, music, and games.
Note: You can change the receiver's Cinema DSP effect level (level of the soundfield effect to be added); you can adjust the level of the soundfield effect from -6 dB to +3 dB from the receiver or remote control. The AV Controller App for Apple iOS and Android provides even greater adjustment of Cinema DSP soundfields.
Cinema DSP Modes: The Yamaha RX-V577 AV receiver offers proprietary Yamaha Cinema modes so you can enjoy your movies and music even more in your home; regardless if you are using 5.1 speaker setup, only have a two-channel speaker system, or listening through headphones.
HiFi Sound Modes: The Yamaha RX-V577 offers two HiFi audio modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality performance. These HiFi sound modes lets you play back input sources without any soundfield effect processing. When either of theses modes are enabled, each speaker produces its own channel audio signal (without soundfield processing). When playing back 2-channle sources, such as a CD player, stereo sound is heard from the front speakers. When playing back multichannel sources, the receiver produces unprocessed multichannel surround sound.
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, WMA, and AAC. 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.
Dynamic Range Control: The Yamaha RX-V577 employs two Dynamic Range Control functions.
Bass Management: The Yamaha RX-V577 AV receiver provides the following Bass Management settings.
Volume Setup: The Yamaha RX-V577 allows you to customize the receiver's volume levels.
Note: You can choose to display the "Relative" volume scale (-80 to +16dB) or an "Absolute" volume scale (0 to 97).
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Yamaha RX-V577 offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
HDMI (v.1.4): The Yamaha RXV577 AV receiver is fitted with six HDMI (v.1.4) inputs and one HDMI (v.1.4) output to deliver crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video signals. The HDMI 1.4 jacks support 1080p and 4K video signals; as well as 3D video and ARC functionality. Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, and auto Lip-Sync compensation is also supported via HDMI. The AV receiver's HDMI jacks support 2-channel and multi-channel linear PCM (up to 8-channel) and Bitstream (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc) digital audio formats.
Note: The AV receiver's HDMI jacks do not support the latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K ultra-HD content, so it will not support 4K content from satellite/cable providers, online video services, and Blu-ray disc which are copyright protected with HDCP 2.2.
HDMI Standby Through Mode: When the RX-V577 is in standby mode (power off), the Standby Through feature allows HDMI source signals to pass through the receiver to the TV. The HDMI input can be changed using the remote control. So, there's not need to turn on the A/V receiver in order to switch HDMI sources.
Analog Video: The RX-V577 AV receiver offers both composite and component analog video jacks.
Background Video: The Background Video feature allows you to watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the RX-V577, you can select any video input, and listen to AM/FM radio or select songs from a USB device or Network source at the same time.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: The Yamaha AV receiver is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home network The unit also offers built-in WiFi (IEEE 802.11 b/g; 2.4GHz) for a wireless network connection; WPS, WEP, WPA-PSK (TKIP), WPA-PSK (AES), WPA2-PSK (AES) security protection is supported. Either network connection gives the receiver access to your DLNA music server and Internet Radio.
Internet Radio: The Yamaha RX-V577's network connection provides access to Pandora and Spotify online music services, as well as vTuner Internet Radio. You can control the Internet Radio services from the AV receiver's remote control and on-screen menu (via HDMI). The receiver will display station name, album name, song title, and elapsed time on your HDMI-connected television.
|Pandora||Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You can also rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and Pandora will adapt stations to your feedback. You can even bookmark up to 100 stations and easily switch between favorites.|
|Spotify||Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists. A Spotify Premium subscription is required.|
|vTuner||You can also listen to Internet radio stations using the vTuner Internet Radio Station database service particularly customized for this unit, providing a database of numerous radio stations around the world. You can search for Internet Radio stations by Location, Genre, New, Popular, or Podcast.|
Music Streaming: The Yamaha RX-V577 AV receiver supports music streaming from WiFi-enabled mobile devices (via WiFi Direct) and DLNA certified devices (via your home network). Supported music files include; MP3 (up to 48 kHz), WMA (up to 48 kHz), AAC (up to 48 kHz), ALAC (up to 96 kHz), WAV (up to 192 kHz), and FLAC (up to 192 kHz).
HTC Connect: HTC Connect lets you stream MP3 and AAC music files to the Yamaha AV receiver wirelessly from a compatible HTC Connect mobile device. You don't need a separate app because HTC Connect is built right into your HTC smartphone. Simply swiping the HTC smartphone screen starts music output to the AV receiver, from the HTC device's stored music library or online music apps. Click here for HTC Connected compatible smartphones.
AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha RX-V577 AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The RX-V577 lets you store up to 40 AM/FM station presets. This can be done manually or automatically (auto-preset tuning). You can set this receiver to automatically match FM broadcast frequencies in stereo, or convert the frequency to monaural for weaker stations. An indoor FM wire antenna and AM loop antenna are included with the receiver.
Firmware Updates: New firmware will be released for the purpose of additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be downloaded from the Yamaha website. If this unit is connected to the Internet, the receiver will indicate when a new firmware version is available and you can download the firmware via the network connection. Firmware updates normally take approximately 20 minutes or longer. The test A/V receiver contained firmware version 1.07 (as of 4/4/2014). Check Yamaha's Support Download Site for the most recent firmware updates.
USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy a variety of music files stored on a USB mass storage class memory device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable MP3 players, or USB thumbdrives (not compatible with USB HDDs). Your USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT32 .You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode. Compatible music files include:
Note: While listening to a song from a USB device, you can view a favorite video or photo from the receiver's monitor output.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Yamaha RX-V577 offers wired (via USB) and wireless (via AirPlay) connectivity for your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
Apple Device Compatibility Chart: Using the Lightning- or Dock-cable that came with your Apple device to connect directly to the Yamaha AV receiver, iPod/iPhone compatibility is as follows (as of 1/15/2015):
|Apple Device||Generation||Tested Version||Connector Type||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|USB||AirPlay||Audio||Video||Remote||iPod/iPhone||Album Art||Artist/Song Text||Track Info|
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.
On-Screen Menu: The RX-V577 offers an on-screen menu system via its HDMI output. This clean and simple interface makes setup and other operations extremely easy. If your TV is connected to the composite video or component video monitor output, you will need to use the AV receiver's front-panel display when changing settings. You can set the receiver's on-screen menu language to English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, or Chinese.
Scene (for One-Touch Start): The RX-V577 features four Scene buttons on the front-panel and remote to make operating the receiver easier. Pressing a Scene button will automatically launch a number of operations that initiate play of the source controlled by that button; such as powering on the receiver, switching to the appropriate source input, and recalling the selected DSP surround mode.
Gapless Playback: Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard. Compatible with WAV, FLAC, and ALAC music files via USB or DLNA.
Input Rename: You can rename each input so the display reflects the actual source; choose from 15 templates or create an original name, up to nine characters.
Display Dimmer: You can set the brightness of the front-panel display from -4 to 0.
ECO Mode: When the ECO Mode is enabled, you can reduce the receiver' power consumption by keeping the maximum volume, maximum output power, and front display's brightness low. ECO mode reduces power consumption by approximately 20%.
Timers: The receiver offers a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Power Down function.
Memory Guard: This feature is used to prevent accidental changes to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.
IR Remote Control: The receiver comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of this receiver and other HDMI-connected sources (via HDMI CEC).
HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control): The Yamaha AV receiver supports HDMI-CEC, which synchronizes the operation of this unit with other HDMI-CEC devices when connected via HDMI. When the AV receiver is connected to a HDMI-CEC compatible TV, they will turn ON/OFF together and you can use the TV remote to control the volume of the receiver. HDMI-CEC also provides playback functionality with other components, such as your Blu-ray player. For example, you can use the receiver's remote control to operate player functions like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, or Stop.
Note: Not all HDMI-CEC compatible components and functions are guaranteed to work.
AV Controller App: Download Yamaha's free AV Controller App (from Apple's App Store or GooglePlay) onto your Apple iOS (5.0+) or Android (2.1+) device and turn your mobile device into a Wi-Fi enabled remote control for the Yamaha AV receiver. Your Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home network as the Yamaha AV receiver.
AV Setup Guide App: Download Yamaha's AV Setup Guide App (from Apple's App Store or GooglePlay) onto your Apple iOS (6.0+) or Android (4.0+) device for assistance with connecting cables between the Yamaha AV receiver and your source devices as well as AV receiver setup. This app guides you through various settings including speaker connections, TV and source device connections, plus assigning the power amplifier. Once you have completed the setup guide, settings from this app will automatically be copied to your network-connected AV receiver for quick and easy setup.
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I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: When the receiver is in stereo mode with 4 speakers connected, the amplifier will deliver approximately 40 watts to each speaker. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Apr 30, 2015 ] Staff
It appears on this receiver the main speakers are grouped together and labeled Front (1 pair) Center (1 speaker) Surround (1 pair). [ Jeff Feb 09, 2015 ] Staff
you will need a fiber optic cable to get sound out to the receiver. Most if not all tv's have a fiber optic port just run the cable from the tv to the receiver and you will get sound [ LISA Jan 18, 2015 ]
I have a different setup. I connect all of my components to my smart TV and then I have my TV sound going out and into the receiver. The TV is all I have connected to the receiver because everything I use only has video (no more CD player). You might try connecting another HDMI cable from your TV going out and into the receiver and leaving everything else connected as you have it and see if that works. This works best for me and it's easier for me to change the input on my TV for each component than the receiver. I hope this helps or gives you a new idea. [ TRACEY Jan 08, 2015 ]
As far as I know you can't, unfortunately. That's why I chose to use a Roku 3 box which also goes through the receiver. That way I can use the same apps (netflix, amazon prime video, etc) and get the great sound. Other streaming devices (Apple TV, chrome cast, amazon fire) will work too. Maybe someone else will have a better solution where you can still use your smart TV. [ Ken Jan 08, 2015 ]
Yes you can use the 2 channel stereo setting and use the direct setting to get pure sound. I am not sure about an EQ but Yamaha can answer that question but the unit has a digital EQ built in. [ JON Dec 05, 2014 ]
Sorry! can't answer those questions. I would call Yamaha support they are there 24/7, very helpful. [ STEVE Dec 03, 2014 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: the Yamaha RX-V577 Home theater receiver is a great receiver featuring built-in WiFi which opens up a number of audio streaming options. The receiver natively can stream from Pandora and Spotify (requires the Spotify Premium subscription) and thousands of internet radio stations via vTuner. You can also stream via Airplay for Apple devices or using the Yamaha remote app with both iOS and Android devices. This should cover most instances which is which Bluetooth is not built-in. However, Yamaha realizes some folks may need a BT connection so they offer the Yamaha YBA-11 Bluetooth adapter as an add-on. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Aug 20, 2014 ] Staff
I can use this Yamaha microphones? [ leonel Jul 16, 2014 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: While we have some car audio amps with Class "D" amplification which generate less heat and are more efficient, we don't have any home theater receivers with Class "D" (digital) amps. And that includes the Yamaha RXV 577 model. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Apr 08, 2014 ] Staff
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Most all of the Yamaha home theater recievers are an A/B class amp. That will provide great sound quality, plenty of power, and they have had no overheating issues that we are aware of. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Apr 07, 2014 ] Staff