Input and Output Notes
neoHD: The YMC-700 is a new surround sound receiver design,
using a simple remote control to navigate an intuitive on-screen GUI (Graphic
User Interface). The YMC-700 controls other components using its virtual
(on-screen) remote and the included IR flashers connected to the remote control
outputs on the rear panel. When connected to your home network you can play
music stored on your computer and with a broadband internet connection listen to
internet radio and access the Rhapsody music service (subscription to Rhapsody
required, 30 day free trial included).
Video Conversion: Because the only video output on the YMC-700
is HDMI, the composite and component video inputs are converted to HDMI for transfer
to the TV. Your TV must have an HDMI input to be compatible with this unit.
Note: This unit does not have S-Video inputs or outputs.
Remote Control: The receiver comes with a basic, but versatile
wireless remote control. The receiver has codes built-in to control multiple brands
of TVs, Blu-ray and DVD players, DVRs, cable and satellite receivers, CD players,
etc. If not built-in, remote codes can also be learned from another remote. The
remote has relatively few buttons, but can engage a virtual remote on-screen to
expand its control over the receiver and the other components. Commands are chosen
using the cursor and enter buttons on the remote and transferred to other components
via the included IR flashers.
GUI: The YMC-700 features a new GUI (Graphic User Interface)
with easy to use on-screen display icons. The GUI is activity based; you first
select Watch, Listen, or Play (what sources are associated with each is
programmable); then choose a source. The Automatic Operation Flow function then
turns on the selected source and changes the receiver to that input.
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. Using the supplied
Optimizer Microphone, YPAO performs the following checks and makes appropriate
adjustments to give you the best possible sound from your system.
Network: The YMC-700 has both wired and wireless options to
easily connect to your home network. Using Windows Media Player 11, you can
retrieve music and photos from your PCs and play them through the YMC-700. A
TwonkyMedia server software license key is included to support MAC and MPEG-4
AAC files. If your network includes broadband internet, the built-in vTuner
Internet Radio database service provides access to over 2,000 radio stations
and a 30-day free trial subscription to the Rhapsody music service is included,
with millions of songs available to play on demand.
DLNA Certified: This unit carries a DLNA certification,
ensuring that it has been tested and proven compatible with various CE, PC,
and mobile devices designed according to the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines.
Products certified by DLNA will bear a logo that will give consumers peace of
mind that the device they are purchasing has undergone rigorous testing and
conforms to the Interoperability Guidelines.
iPod Universal Dock: With the optional YDS-11 iPod Universal
Dock (item number 022YDS11), you can connect your iPod digital music player to the
YMC-700 and control audio and 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 the connected TV monitor.
Bluetooth: An optional YBA-10 Bluetooth adapter (item number
022YBA10) can be connected to the dock port on the YMC-700 to allow you to stream
audio wirelessly from your compatible Bluetooth device.
Note: Either the iPod dock or
Bluetooth dock can be connected to the receiver,
USB: The receiver is equipped with a USB port on the rear
panel for use with a USB flash memory drive. Supported file types include WAV
(PCM format only), MP3, WMA, MPEG-4 AAC, and FLAC.
Compressed Music Enhancer: Compressed formats such as MP3, WMA,
and AAC generally remove high and low frequency harmonic information, resulting in
a loss of fidelity. The Compressed Music Enhancer regenerates the missing harmonics
in compression artifacts and compensates for the loss of low- and high-frequencies
to provide improved performance.
Surround Modes: The YMC-700 offers the following Surround
- Decoding Formats:
- Dolby TrueHD
- Dolby Digital Plus
- Dolby Digital
- DTS Digital Surround
- DTS 96/24
- Air Surround Xtreme: This
virtual surround technology simulates playback
of a multi-channel signal using two speakers
and a subwoofer.
- DSP Modes:
- Movie: when not using
Dolby TrueHD or Dolby Digital Plus
- Entertainment: used
with TV and video games
- Live Music: used with
live music content
- Music Enhancer: enhances
playback of compressed music files
- All Channel stereo: outputs
a stereo signal from all connected speakers
Speaker Setup: This feature allows you to manually adjust the
following speaker settings:
- Bass Out: select the speakers that
will output the LFE (low-frequency effect) channel and the
other low-frequency signals
- Speaker Sizes: select from the following
speaker sizes for each speaker in your system:
- Front: Large or Small
- Center: Large, Small,
- Surround: Large, Small,
- Crossover: select the crossover
frequency for all the speakers set to Small; choose between
40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 160, and 200Hz
- Subwoofer Phase: switch the phase of
your subwoofer between Normal and Reverse
- Speaker Level: adjust the
output level of each channel independently
Dynamic Range: The amount of dynamic range compression applied
to bitstream signals is adjustable; Min/Auto is suitable for low volume listening,
Standard is typical for home use, and Max doesn't compress the dynamic range at all.
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control): 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.
Lip Sync: The YMC-700's HDMI version 1.3a supports automatic
lip sync, to synchronize the system audio and video. If your TV isn't compatible
with auto lip sync, the audio delay can be set manually from 0 to 240 ms in 1 ms
HDMI Through: When the YMC-700 is in standby mode (power
off), the HDMI Through feature allows an HDMI source signal to pass through the
receiver to the TV.
Power Specifications Note: No power output specifications
are available on the neoHD receivers.
Input and Output Notes
HDMI Inputs/Output: There are three 1.3a HDMI inputs and
one output on the rear panel. These HDMI jacks can be used for 2-channel and
multi-channel linear PCM (up to 8-channel) and Bitstream (Dolby Digital, DTS,
etc) digital audio formats as well as digital video signals up to 1080p resolution
(including 1080/24p). They also support Deep Color (30 bit and 36 bit), x.v.Color,
and auto Lip-Sync compensation.
A/V Inputs: The YMC-700 has one composite video and two
component video inputs, along with one coaxial digital, one optical digital,
and one analog stereo RCA audio input. During the initial input setup, each
of the video inputs can be paired with any free audio inputs (once a combination
is selected, neither that audio nor that video connection is available in the
menu for the next device setting).
Network: The RJ-45 jack on the rear panel is used as a wired
connection to your home network. There is also an antenna on the rear panel to
wirelessly connect to your network, compatible with 802.11 b and g routers.
Speaker Terminals: The receiver has spring clip speaker
terminals for the front, center, and surround channels. The spring clips can
accept pin connectors and bare wire up to 14 gauge.
Remote Jacks: The receiver has one remote input and three
remote output mini-jack terminals for use with the included IR flashers, external
IR receivers, and other compatible Yamaha components.