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Item # 022RXV473 | MFR # RX-V473BL
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The silence grows thick as the lights go down and the opening frame flashes on the screen. There's is a moment of anticipation, then your heart skips a beat as the soundtrack rushes in to fill the void. This is the home theater experience, brought to you by the Yamaha RX-V473. With the ability to decode the the latest high-resolution audio formats found on many Blu-ray movies and concerts, the 'V473 creates a sonic atmosphere that makes you feel like you are there. Its advanced HDMI connections can even pass 3D video signals from a 3D Blu-ray player to a compatible 3D HDTV.
Emanuel, Harvey La.
Average Customer Review(s):
The receiver meets my expectations and preforms as advertised. It replaced a Yamaha that was lacking all the modern conveniences. Now I have HDMI hookup, I POD capabilities, and much more. With the old system I could never adjust the speakers to sound quite right. With YPAO that problem is taken care of.
Pros: Easy speaker setup, great sound,good bargain for the price.
Cons: The remote's buttons are too small. No manual you have to print it yourself.
Way more control and features than I could of imagined
Pros: Looks good, clear sound, good power, not distracting while watching movies.
Quickly wanted to mention Crutchfield's tentativeness to my order. I purchased this and was not home when UPS attempted to deliver it the three times so got sent back. Crutchfield was quick to answer my questions via email and gave me multiple choices. End of the day I got the product and it's wonderful! I had an older Yamaha multi channel receiver with just component hookups that has lasted a decade. I saw this unit and shopped around for similar products but stuck with Yamaha because of its dependability. This unit was very easy to set up. Can finally use HDMI for audio and was able to eliminate a ton of cables. Plenty of HDMI hook ups and appreciate the component hook ups, aux hookup on the front, and USB adapter on the front as well. I was able to customize my surround settings for my klipsch tower, center, and rear speakers as easy as the old unit. Love the different options for the effects. All in all very pleased with my investment and the sound is amazing.
Pros: Easy to set up. Crutchfield customer service. Yamaha dependability and performance.
I replaced my 10 year old Onkyo receiver with this one. It has great sound and was easy to set up. I almost didn't buy it because it didn't come with WiFi built in. But I really like the feature set, so I got a 50ft. cat 5 cable and ran it under my floor. Works great. One of the most useful features is the iPad app for controlling it. After looking at Sony, Denon and Onkyo I decided the Yamaha app was hands down the best. The net radio works great and sounds great. I am running it with bose acoustimass 15 speakers.
Pros: Easy set up, great sound, great app
Cons: No built in WiFi
Finally had to replace the old Marantz and after a lot of research I decided on the Yamaha and could not be happier. Tons of features lots of power you can not go wrong with this receiver.
Pros: network capable, awesome sound and lots of inputs for just about any component. still playing with the android app
Cons: no manual (CD only)
This is my third Yamaha receiver, I only bought this unit because I needed and wanted HDM1 connections in order to truly appreciate Bluray DVDs. I have never had any issue or problems with Yamaha receivers. since I am familiar Yamaha receivers set up was easy. I like that on this model as with my previous units I can use banana plugs for all my speaker connections.
Pros: Easy to set up, YPAO was very helpful.
Cons: Although set was not too difficult, I did have to refer to the owners manual a couple of times which is on a CD, I am all for saving tress, environment, but I wish the manual would have been in booklet/paper.
My old Pioneer had a channel go out and it was going to cost almost as much to fix it as buy new, so I did a few hours of research and narrowed my search to this Yamaha and a couple of others in this price range. Final decision was made in discussing my needs with a Crutchfield rep. The receiver works great and wasn't that difficult to install -- I still don't have the HDMI feed from the cable box attached to the receiver, but I will now that I have a second HDMI cable. I was able to hook up my older RCA plug DVD and VCR units, but it took me quite a bit of experimenting to get the sound to work -- not the receiver's fault, but it just took me a while. The automatic set-up of the speakers using the supplied mike had to be done twice as my spouse turned on the blender in the first try. BTW, the mix that the auto-setup came up with had almost no bass presence -- and since I like a very "warm" sound, I was a little worried until I loaded up the CD manual and found how to boost the subwoofer output. Between boosting what the receiver sent and increasing the subs own volume, I was able to acheive the sound I like. Yes, I figured it out, but spent several hours (not all at once) getting it right. Now I am noticing my 10 year old Polk mini speakers probably need upgrading. I think I'll pick up a pair of TL2's and see if they make a big difference. All in all seems to be a good unit. BTW -- the movie and music presets are difficult to discern the differences.
Pros: Good sounding unit, lots of inputs. Easy to do basic set up.
Cons: Took quite a bit of experimentation to get the warm, bassy sound I enjoy. Music and movie presets are a little "gimmicky" -- I can't really tell them apart except for the amount of reverb and surround delay they added for many of them. Still experimenting to find the ones that sound the best in my room to my tastes.
I couldn't believe that the delivery was so fast. The setup was simple and fast. It sounds great, used it with a Bose system that I have and with a new Blu ray that I ordered from you and all worked perfect. Will order from again.
Pros: Easy setup, great sound
Cons: None so far.
I chose this unit over comparable the Denon and Onkyo units. Do not get me wrong, I am sure that I would have been quite happy with any of the three. However, I went with the Yamaha since it has the 4K pass through feature. I wanted this receiver to be as modern as possible. I have an 8-year old Yamaha RX 1400 that requires tons of connections since it does not have the HDMI switch. The RX 1400 is still works great so Yamaha did have a slight advantage going into the purchase selection but I would have purchased what I felt was the best receiver for me no matter what name badge is on it. The 1400 powers my large home theater system in the basement. This purchase was for a smaller system in a medium-sized living room. The 473 sounds fantastic. And, it was easy to set up and has worked flawlessly since I purchased it a few weeks ago. I do not find the instructions difficult to read as other posters have mentioned. You have to take your time and set a receiver up properly. None of these receivers are plug and play. They require planning and thinking during set up. They all require some slight adjustments either manually or through the use of the automatic calibration systems. Once you have them set up, you can enjoy them for years.
Pros: 3D and 4K pass through. Looks great. Light compared to my RX 1400 Remote was simple to program the tv and blu-ray player.
Cons: No paper instructions. I printed the instruction manual off so it would be available without hassle in the future.
This is a nice-sounding receiver that was easy to set up. I did need to adjust the bass upwards from the default to get things to my liking, but sounds are crisp and full without being in the least bit boomy (I have a straight stereo setup, no subwoofer). There's ample power for my small room, and the HDMI switching works perfectly. Plays nice with my Logitech One remote, too. Recommended!
Pros: Good value, nice sound, easy set-up, plenty of legacy inputs.
Cons: Could use a few more HDMI inputs
I purchased this Yamaha RX-V473 Av Receiver to be used in my bedroom. When I began with general setup procedure, and was optimizing the speaker setting automatically (YPAO), I had a problem: The Memory Guard was ON in the unit; therefore, I could not do any change. By e-mail, Matt, in Crutchfield Technical Support, explained to me how to turn if off. (Thanks, Matt). After that, I was able to perform the setting that I wanted, and then turn it off again. I review the following functions: Playing back music stores on UBS storage device; Listening to FM/AM radio;Selecting the sound mode; Playing back the network contents, such as, listening to internet radio and network update; Selecting the input source and favorite settings at once, following the changings the combination of video/audio input jacks, HDMI, digital optical, digital coaxial, analog stereo and component video explained in detail in the Owner's Manual. This functions mentioned above work very good. It was impressing!... I am using the following speakers: One Polk Audio R300 Two Polk Audio R150 One Polk Audio CS10 If you are a novice, as I am, please print the Owner's Manual, or refer to, it on the supplied CD-ROM to get help if you need. In order to get the most of this receiver do some reading...I am satisfsied with the performance of this AV receiver and my score is 5.
Cons: Confusing user manual.
Easy to set up, works great..
Simplicity. Sometimes the bells and whistle you forget the purpose of the product. The extras that Yamaha thinks of, ports for Ipods and easy to reach Aux inputs are the equivalent of why the Ipod/phone is successful. This product is heads above the other "top" brands for functionality. I have already created a small listening corner, waiting for my entertainment center to be built in January and the sounds are amazing. Hooked up to my polk bookshelf, Advent floors speakers, and a powered sub this thing does it all without really warming up. Does it have a ridiculous amount of HDMI outlets or speaker outlets, no, but it would be great for 95% of the people out there.
I bought this A/V receiver to replace an older Denon receiver that did not have the more modern HDMI interfaces. Had I never configured an A/V unit before, I think I would have been lost with the instructions. However, with some trial and error, I was able to hook up all the connections correctly. Configuring the unit to operate with my new Plasma from Samsung and my older Blu-Ray player was somewhat difficult given the instructions contained in the pdf file supplied. Of particular difficulty was figuring out that although I hooked up the unit via HDMI to my TV and my Uverse system, the system still needed an optical cable from the TV to the A/V receiver in order to hear sound generated from the TV's Internet content (e.g., Netflix, Hulu, etc.) Even then, I cannot understand why HDMI control settings cannot be used to switch automatically to the AV4 optical input from the TV. I am still unable to figure out SCENE settings. I am also still not clear on the configuration of all of the audio, DLNA, DSP, and media player features. So, while I give the physical unit itself 5 stars, the instruction manual lowers my total rating to only 4 stars.
Pros: Loved the YPAO microphone setup. This was a great improvement over the setup of my older Denon unit. Within 5 minutes, all my speakers were configured. Ease of speaker connections. Multiple HDMI inputs to a single HDMI output.
Cons: Confusing and often contradictory user manual instructions - especially for one not already steeped in A/V technology lingo.
I had a problem with the first receiver: it would not connect to my network with a wired connection. I talked to Crutchfield and Yamaha techs and they had they had no ideas that hadn't occurred to me and nor things I hadn't done. I wasn't that concerned because I didn't think I would use the Internet radio and could do firmware updates with a USB drive. Finally, I called Crutchfield and they sent me a new one. It took two days to receive it at no charge. SUPER SERVICE. I am highly impressed with the YPAO speaker setup. I used a sound level meter and a test CD with my old receiver with good results. I used the YPAO setup and checked the results with my old procedure and found the new results were extremely close to my previous setup. I'm not a great believer in using equalizers, but I found the equalizer results helped a great deal in the bass area between 100 and 200 Hz. (I measured between 20 and 200 Hz since I was only checking the transition between the subwoofer and other speakers.) I really couldn't improve on the receiver in any important way. The menus are very straight forward although some people have criticized the utilitarian look of the on-screen windows as being "old tech". I find them simple and functional.
Pros: YPAO is super and idiot proof. The receiver has very good features and adjustability . The net radio is really rather good and I am using it much more than I anticipated.
Cons: First receiver didn't work, but Crutchfield to the rescue.
I purchased the Yamaha RX-V473 to replace a dearly loved but outdated McIntosh, and I couldn't be more pleased with it. The receiver has turned our living room into a home theater with surround sound at its best. Music is especially enjoyable because of the expansive range of highs and lows, regardless of genre.
Pros: The price is more than reasonable for this high-quality piece of equipment (Yamaha RX-V473 receiver).
Cons: None so far.
Purchased the Yamaha because my Onkyo croaked. It was a quick purchase, based a lot on reviews. Things I don't like: I have a VCR still, and while I don't use it much, the Yamaha is a pain with it. You can't just hook up the HDMI cable from the reciever to the tv. NO...you have to have a separate cable, because its not digital. So don't get rid of all your RCA cables kids. It was a pain to figure out how to configure it, so I finally called Crutchfield. The tech was helpful, but it took us a while to figure out how to config the receiver. So that part is NOT user friendly. If you don't have a VCR...well, its not a problem. I do like the usb for the ipod. However the interface is a bit clunky. Yamaha needs to really do some better software work. I have not networked the receiver yet. Its not wireless (why not Yamaha???) I guess I'm just not that impressed with it overall. Does the job, but for the price, I think I should have been more impressed by it, and I'm just not.
Pros: Speaker hook up easy. TV hookup was a snap with the HDMI cables. Sounds good.
Cons: VCR Hook up is a pain. No printed manual. No wireless networking. It just doesn't seem as intuitive as I would like to see in a unit from Yamaha.
I replaced my 20+ year old Kenwood Amplifer with the Yamaha RX-V473. My surround sound system has never sounded this good. The crispness and clarity when playing a blu-ray disc is remarkable.
Pros: Good price. My surround sound system has gone from mediocre to fantastic.
Cons: You have to purchase an extra component in order to play record player.
I was debating between this and the previous year's model v471, which was also highly rated and much cheaper but didn't have any of the network connectivity features. I'm glad I went with this model! I'm not an audio expert so can't really comment on the quality of sound, although I think it sound great with the Klipsch Quintets and Polk Audio subwoofer. The best feature, by far, is Airplay paired with the remote control app for the iPhone. Even with the unit off, I can simply start Pandora on my phone, hit the airplay icon and within a few seconds the receiver is turned on and music is streaming from my phone. With the remote app, I can set a sleep timer, change the volume or "scene", among other settings. If you have an iPhone, I'd highly recommend this over the previous year's model.
I am very happy with the Yamaha RX-V473. It does everything I was looking for.
I am by no means an audiophile, and this was my first system that didn't come all together in a box. I did play with a few before I bought this one though. The setup took me about 2 days because there are just so many settings to play with, but the initial setup was pretty easy and painless. The manual is reasonably well written and easy to follow and the remote, while not super intuitive, is well explained in the manual. The display on the front makes it easy to switch between sources, scenes, DSP modes, etc. without having to use the onscreen display. The on screen display is easy to figure out as well. For a newbie this receiver works well and does the job. I'm still playing with the settings and it has been quite fun. The sound is as you would expect from a Yamaha product and I am quite happy with it. If you decide on this receiver make sure to get the app for the iPhone/iPad or for Android on your phone/tablet. It makes the receiver that much easier to work with.
Pros: Relatively simple to figure out for a novice who's willing to do some reading. Nice remote app. Airplay works pretty well. Menus on the onscreen display are easy to navigate. Doesn't get too hot even after running for many hours. Best of all, while it is easy to figure out it is not dumbed down. Everything is adjustable, and the memory guard saves settings for you which makes it much harder for your kids to reprogram it.
Cons: YPAO needs work. I used it to do the initial settings then played with them to make it work. I can't tell if it was the receiver or the speakers but the treble was painfully high/loud at first.
This is a great amp/receiver but the best thing about it is the network/airplay features. If you have an iPhone/iPad/iTouch, you will be smiling when it all "just works"!
Pros: Just works! Sounds great through my speakers
Cons: No Airplay enable/disable or parental controls on the Amp. The MAC address filter doesn't prevent airplay. The iPhone app should allow 100% control over the amp like the hand-held remote does.
I have had the Yamaha RX-V473 for about a week now and I am really happy with my decision. It was easy to set up with my other components (including HDMI CEC). The Airplay works great as does the iPad AV control app. I can grab my iPad and control the receiver from anywhere in my house. I have enjoyed streaming Pandora from the iPad. The unit has worked flawlessly and sounds great with my Polk TL1 speakers. I setup HDMI CEC so I could control everything with my single TiVo IR remote control. With HDMI CEC, turning on the TV, turns on the receiver. Modifying the TV volume, changes the receiver volume. If I turn off my TV while watching TV, the receiver turns off. In addition, the receiver is smart enough not to turn of the receiver when the TV is shut off and I am not watching TV (like when using Airplay). The receiver plus the iPad control app is an awesome combination. The iPad a really sweet remote control. I hope in the future all functionality can be controlled by the iPad app as the interface is far superior to any on screen interface with the remote.
Pros: iPad AV Control App Airplay Component Inputs
Cons: Front HDMI input
|Number Of Channels||5|
|Stereo RMS Power (watts)||80|
|THD in Stereo||0.09 %|
|Frequency Bandwidth (stereo)||20-20k Hz|
|Minimum Impedance L/R||6 ohms|
|Minimum Impedance Center||6 ohms|
|Minimum Impedance Surround||6 ohms|
|Apple AirPlay||Built in|
|App Remote Control||Yes|
|USB port for iPod/iPhone||Yes|
|FM Sensitivity||Not Given|
|HD Radio Tuner||No|
|On-Screen Display||Thru HDMI|
|Auto Speaker Calibration||YPAO|
|HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video||No|
|HDMI Standby Pass-through||Yes|
|4K Video Upscaling||No|
|HDMI to HDMI Upconversion||No|
|Multibrand Remote Control||Yes|
|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||2|
|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|
5.1ch AV Receiver: The Yamaha RX-V473 AV Receiver is equipped with a 5-channel amplifier rated at 80 watts (into 8-ohms, at 20-20khz, with 0.09% THD, driving 2 channels) which provides high dynamic power with low-impedance drive capability. The RX-V473 also includes a single LFE (mono-subwoofer) output for connecting a powered sub.
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.
192kHz/24-bit Burr Brown DACs: The Yamaha RX-V473 uses high quality, audio-grade Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels to maximize sound quality.
Low-Jitter PLL Circuitry: The Yamaha AV receiver utilizes low-jitter PLL circuitry to help optimize sound imaging. The result is a more dynamic sound with greater detail and less distortion.
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 settings.
Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Yamaha RX-V473 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 AV receiver via a digital audio connection (HDMI, optical, or coaxial). Even though the AV receiver will decode 7.1ch surround sound (via HDMI), it will only output 5.1ch surround, because it lacks Surround Back channel speaker outputs.
Surround Parameters: The Yamaha A/V 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.
CINEMA DSP Modes: The Yamaha RX-V473 A/V receiver offers three proprietary Yamaha CINEMA modes so you can enjoy your movies and music even more in your home; regardless if you are using Presence Speakers, only have a two-channel speaker system, or listening through headphones.
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.
Adaptive DRC: Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) adjusts the dynamic range in relation to the volume, useful at low volume.
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.
Bass Management: The Yamaha RX-V473 A/V receiver provides the following Bass Management settings.
Volume Setup: The Yamaha RX-V473 allows you to customize the receiver's volume levels.
Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Yamaha RX-V473 offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.
HDMI (v.1.4): 1080p HDMI (v.1.4) with 3D and Audio Return Channel (4 In/1 Out) deliver crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video via a single cable. HDMI dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide you with the highest-quality home theater experience. HDMI can provide an interface between most audio/video sources, such as a set-top box, Blu-ray player, DVD player, or A/V receiver and a video monitor, such as a High Definition Television (HDTV), over a single cable. The AV receiver's 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. The HDMI 1.4 jacks also support 1080p and 4K video signals; as well as Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24 Hz refresh rates, and auto Lip-Sync compensation.
4K Pass Through: 4K Pass Through allows the Yamaha RX-V473 to receive super high-definition resolution video and pass the video signal to a 4K compatible TV or display monitor. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.
3D Ready: The Yamaha RX-V473 AV receiver supports 3D HDMI pass-through from connected 3D-compatible Blu-ray, games and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs (all 3D components must be connected via HDMI). 3D provides a more engaging audio and video consumer experience. Note that special eyewear may be required for viewing 3D content
ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio to be sent from your compatible HDTV to your receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your HDTV. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.
HDMI Standby Through Mode: When the RX-V473 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.
x.v.Color: The AV receiver supports x.v.Color, offering a wider color range than the current broadcast standard. For the x.v.Color feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible (camera-editing-format-player-display).
Deep Color: The Yamaha receiver also supports Deep Color which allows the color depth of video signals passing through HDMI to be raised. The number of colors that could be expressed by 1 pixel was 24 bits (16,777,216 colors) with a standard HDMI jack. However, the number of colors which can be expressed by 1 pixel is 36 bits with a Deep Color enabled HDMI jack. Since the gradation of the depth of a color can be expressed more finely with more bits, continuous color changes can be more smoothly expressed. For the Deep Color feature to be useful, the entire video production chain must be compatible (camera-editing-format-player-display).
Lip-sync: This function adjusts the delay between audio and video output. You can do this manually or have the receiver set the Lip-sync function automatically.
HDTV-compatible Component Video: The RX-V473 offers two component video inputs and a component video monitor output. These inputs and output have a frequency response of 5 Hz to 60 MHz and will pass High Definition video sources up to 1080p.
Front Panel AV Input: The front panel's Video Aux input consists of a composite video input, and a 3.5mm stereo minijack input.
Background Video: The Background Video feature allows you to watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the RX-V473, you can select any video input, and listen to AM/FM radio or network source at the same time.
Ethernet LAN Port: The Yamaha AV receiver is fitted with a RJ-45 Ethernet (LAN) port to connect the receiver to your home network to access your DLNA music server, or Internet Radio.
Note: The receiver's rear-panel Ethernet port and front-panel USB port can be used in combination with Yamaha's YWA-10 wireless network adapter (022YWA10, sold separately) for a wireless network connection. If you would rather free up the receiver's front-panel USB port for your iPod or MP3 player, you can purchase a USB-to-AC power adapter (sold separately) to supply power to the YWA-10 wireless network adapter.
DLNA 1.5/Windows 7 Certified: The RX-V473 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7 compliant for audio networking. This means it's easier for you to access and enjoy digital music stored on your PC. You can use your PC to play high-bit rate music content through your audio system, or use the RX-V473 to browse and play music files on your hard drive.
Media Player: The Yamaha RX-V473 lets you play music files stored on your computer via a network connection. MP3, WMA, AAC , WAV (up to 96kHz), and FLAC (up to 96kHz) audio files stored on your computer can be played through the RX-V473 via its wired network connection. You can control playback of your streamed audio files from the AV receiver's remote control. The receiver also supports ID3-Tag and META tag information so song title, artist name, and album name can be displayed from the unit's on-screen menu (via HDMI). This unit can play back music files stored on the following music servers:
vTuner Internet Radio: You can 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 control the vTuner Internet Radio service with the menu displayed on the TV screen (via HDMI only). You can search for Internet Radio stations by Location, Genre, New, Popular, or Podcast. The vTuner Internet Radio service will display station name, album name, song title, and elapsed time on your HDMI-connected television.
AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha RX-V473 AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The RX-V473 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.
Note: Check Yamaha's Support Download Site for the most recent firmware updates. The test A/V receiver contained firmware version 1.03 and had an immediate firmware update (v.1.08); as of 5/8/2012.
USB Port: This unit is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy WAV (PCM format only), MP3, WMA, and AAC music files from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as a portable MP3 player or USB thumbdrive (not compatible with USB HDDs). This unit can recognize sampling frequencies of up to 48 kHz on a compatible USB storage device. 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 (max. 2.1A); even in standby mode.
Note: While listening to a song from a USB device, you can view a favorite video or photo from the receiver's monitor output.
AirPlay: This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means it can accept wireless music streaming from your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad; as well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy your iTunes music from your mobile Apple iOS device or computer on your home theater system. You can even view metadata such as song title, artist name, as well as album art via AV receiver's on-screen display. In addition, you can download Apple's free "Remote" application and use your Apple device as the remote control for your iTunes account.
Note: To use the AirPlay feature you need a Mac or Windows-based PC running iTunes (10.2.2 or later) connected to your wireless home network. Your iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad must have iOS 4.3.3 or later installed and connected to the same wireless home network.
iPod/iPhone Direct: The USB (type-A) port on the front-panel provides convenient connection for your iPod/iPhone, which also charges (max. 1A) when connected. The iPod/iPhone USB digital connection means that the digital audio signal from your iPod/iPhone is transmitted directly to the system, minimizing noise interference and allowing use of the receiver's DAC, not the DAC in your iPod/iPhone. This results in more precise sound reproduction. You can navigate your iPod/iPhone's music via the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control, or continue to use your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. You can browse your iPod/iPhone's music content via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or Composer. You can also control Repeat & Shuffle functions. Song/artist information and Album Art will display on your connected TV (via HDMI). Your iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (even in standby mode up to 4 hours). Using the dock cable that came with your Apple device to connect directly to the Yamaha A/V receiver, iPod/iPhone compatibility is as follows (as of 1/11/2013):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||AirPlay||Charge|
|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 RXV-473 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.
Note: 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-V473 features four Scene buttons on the front panel and remote to make operating the receiver easier. These buttons are initially set to default settings for Blu-ray/DVD viewing, TV viewing, CD listening, and Radio listening. Each can be reprogrammed to any input and any soundfield. Pressing a Scene button will automatically launch a number of operations that initiate play of the source controlled by that button. Other Scene settings are also available, such as iPod Listening, TV Sports Viewing, and Action Game Playing. Browsing and selecting the settings is quickly accomplished by changing Input via the front panel and watching the on-screen display. The settings can be selected for one-time use, or they can replace the original default settings. The Scene names can be changed also.
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.
Memory Guard: This feature is used to prevent accidental changes to the DSP program parameter values and other system settings.
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%.
Sleep Timer: The receiver's Sleep Timer function can be set turn the unit automatically off after 30, 60, 90, or 120 minutes.
Auto Power Down: If you don't operate the receiver or use the remote for an extended period of time, the unit will automatically go into standby mode (Auto Power Down function). The Auto Power Down feature is selectable to 4, 8 or 12 hours.
Multibrand Remote Control: The receiver comes with a multibrand wireless remote control. In addition to the receiver, the remote can control multiple brands of TVs, Blu-ray players, DVD players/recorders, DVRs, VCRs, etc.
HDMI Control: The Yamaha AV receiver supports the HDMI control function, which allows you to operate external components via HDMI. If your TV or other external components support HDMI control, you can use the remote controls of those devices to operate some of this unit's functions, and to synchronize this unit with the operation of those devices. You can use the following operations with the remote control of any of the connected HDMI Control compatible devices.
AV Controller App: This AV Controller App (free) will turn your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad or Android device into a Wi-Fi enabled remote control for the Yamaha AV receiver. This App provides the flexibility to control input, volume, mute and power commands. You can browse content from all internally available sources such as Internet Radio, USB and AM/FM tuners. You can also control all AV receiver zones such as powering on and changing input for each zone. This App not only controls the Yamaha AV receiver, it also controls Yamaha Blu-ray Disc Players, supporting various functions including Play, Stop and Forward. In addition, you can browse music stored on your Apple iOS or Android device and wirelessly transfer the content to the Yamaha A/V receiver for playback.
Note: You must have a wireless network in your home and the Yamaha AV receiver & Apple or Android device connected to the same network.
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