Disc & USB Compatibility
Disc & USB Compatibility
Disc Compatibility: The Yamaha BD-S677 Blu-ray disc player
is compatible with many disc types:
||BD-ROM, BD-3D, BD-R, BD-RE
DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
||CD-Audio, SACD, CD-R, CD-RW
Blu-ray 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
- 7.1ch Audio: Blu-ray disc provides as many as 7.1
channels of native, uncompressed surround sound for crystal-clear audio
- 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
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
Dual USB Ports: The BD-S677 has front & rear-panel USB
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
||MP3 (8-320kbps; 32-48kHz), WMA
(32-192kbps; 32-48kHz), AAC, WAV (24-bit/192kHz), FLAC
(24-bit/192kHz), ALAC (24-bit/192kHz)
||AVCHD (DVD+R/RW only), DivX, MKV,
MPEG, MPEG-4, H.264, AVI, ASF, WMV (1920 x 1080)
||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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
Digital Audio Formats: The Blu-ray player's HDMI output is
capable of multi-channel bitstream (Dolby
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
- 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:
||Dolby Digital Plus
||Dolby Digital Plus
||Dolby Digital TrueHD
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
Network Connection (Wired or WiFi): The Yamaha Blu-ray player features an Ethernet
(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
- 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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
AV Controller App: Download Yamaha's free AV Controller App
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