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Yamaha RX-V475

5.1-channel home theater receiver with Apple AirPlay®

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Overview

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It's the moment everyone's been waiting for: the lights are low and the screen glows with radiant color. The familiar comfort of your surroundings lulls you until the space around you fills with a crescendo of sound. This is the home theater experience, brought to you by the Yamaha RX-V475. The ‘V475 decodes the latest high-resolution audio formats found on many Blu-ray movies and concerts, creating a sonic atmosphere that makes you feel like you are there. Its advanced HDMI connections can even pass 3D video signals from a corresponding Blu-ray player to a compatible TV.

Home theater enchantment

It's the moment everyone's been waiting for: the lights are low and the screen glows with radiant color. The familiar comfort of your surroundings lulls you until the space around you fills with a crescendo of sound. This is the home theater experience, brought to you by the Yamaha RX-V475. The ‘V475 decodes the latest high-resolution audio formats found on many Blu-ray movies and concerts, creating a sonic atmosphere that makes you feel like you are there. Its advanced HDMI connections can even pass 3D video signals from a corresponding Blu-ray player to a compatible TV.

iPod® and MHL® friendly

The 'V475 has a USB port in front — a perfect way to connect your iPod or iPhone®. Play your favorite tunes and keep your iPod charged for your next excursion. The receiver bypasses the iPod's DAC and employs its own low-jitter circuitry for a pristine musical experience. Plus, Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer restores your favorite songs to near-CD sound quality on playback. You can also use the USB port to listen to music stored on flash drives. And a front-panel minijack input lets you plug in any device with a headphone output.

Now you can enjoy video, games and more from your compatible Android™ device on your TV screen and surround speakers. MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) will pass 1080p video and multi-channel audio from compatible gear to your system, while charging your device. One back-panel HDMI input doubles as an MHL input for use with compatible smartphones and tablets, so you can send photos, videos and music from your mobile device to your home theater.

Music in the AirPlay®

The RX-V475 includesApple's AirPlay technology, which lets you stream music from your iTunes® library directly to the receiver, either from a networked computer or right from your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®. Not only do you get a fast and convenient way to listen to your favorites, but anyone else in your home with an Apple device can share their latest musical finds. AirPlay requires a wireless home network and a wired connection between the receiver and network or a wireless connection using the optional Yamaha Wi-Fi adapter.

Free control apps for your smartphone or tablet

Yamaha offers a free, downloadable app for both Apple® and Android™ devices that lets you control this receiver with ease. Just connect your receiver to your home's wireless network, and your iPad®, phone, or tablet becomes the easiest remote to read and the hardest one to lose.

Custom sound made simple

Some of the most advanced features of Yamaha's RXV series receivers are heard rather than seen. For starters, there's Yamaha's auto-speaker calibration system: YPAO. Simply connect the included microphone to your receiver, place it in your favorite listening position and let the system do the rest. YPAO analyzes your room's acoustics and makes adjustments for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It's like having a professional installer calibrate your system. Yamaha also adds Subwoofer Trim Control that enhances low frequencies by reducing overlap with the front speakers. You'll hear a cleaner, more focused soundstage along with seamless bass throughout the room.

You set the "SCENE"

Yamaha's special SCENE modes make this receiver a snap to use. Just press one of the four dedicated buttons on the receiver's front panel or remote, and the 'V475 automatically switches to the correct input setting and sound mode for viewing DVD or Blu-ray discs, playing CDs, watching TV, or listening to the radio. Plus, you can individually reprogram each button for different activities of your choice, such as playing video games, listening to your iPod, and more.

This is one nice receiver and very easy to get around on!

Gary, Pennsylvania

What's in the Box:

  • 5.1ch AV receiver
  • Wireless remote control (RAV494)
  • 2 "AAA" batteries
  • YPAO microphone (with attached 19' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
  • AM loop antenna
  • FM wire antenna (with push-on "F" connector)
  • Owner's Manual CD-ROM
  • Easy Setup Guide
  • Important Safety Instructions
  • Warranty information
  • On-line product registration information
  • "Yamaha Worldwide Representative Offices" note

Highlights:

    Power and Processing:
    • 5-channel amplifier
    • 80 watts per channel into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.09% THD, with 2 channels driven
    • Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD™ Master Audio, Dolby® Digital Plus, DTS-HD™ High Resolution Audio
    • Cinema DSP modes add richness and presence to music and movie soundtracks
    • YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) for easy automatic speaker setup and more precise surround sound (microphone included)
    • Adaptive Dynamic Range Control keeps volume steady for more discreet late-night listening
    • subwoofer Trim Control for enhanced bass clarity
    • Silent Cinema for simulated surround sound via standard stereo headphones
    • Compressed Music Enhancer for better sounding MP3s and other digital music files
    Digital Music Options:
    • built-in Apple AirPlay® for ultra-convenient wireless iTunes® music playback
    • AirPlay streaming requires a home Wi-Fi® network and a connection between your receiver and home network
    • Ethernet port for music and JPEG streaming from a wired PC network
    • Wi-Fi®-ready with optional Yamaha adapter
    • Bluetooth®-ready with optional Yamaha adapter
    • access Internet radio stations (broadband connection required)
    • DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified to ensure optimal compatibility with other network-enabled equipment
    • direct digital connection for iPod® or iPhone® through front-panel USB input bypasses the portable device's digital-to-analog converter for better sound
    Audio Performance Features:
    • 192kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    • direct mode switches off unnecessary circuitry to provide cleaner sound
    Connections:
    • 1080p-compatible HDMI digital video switching (5 in, 1 out)
    • HDMI version 1.4a with support for 4K, 3D video, Audio Return Channel, Deep Color, x.v.Color, auto lip-sync, and HDMI-CEC
    • Audio Return Channel function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner via HDMI
    • back-panel MHL-ready HDMI input to connect compatible Android gear for 1080p video pass-through and multichannel audio
    • component video switching (2 in, 1 out)
    • digital audio inputs: 2 optical and 2 coaxial
    • audio/video inputs include 1-front panel composite video
    • 1 audio-only input
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • 1 front-panel minijack audio input for connecting a portable player
    • 1 pair of main speaker outputs
    • preamp output for a powered subwoofer
    General Features:
    • Yamaha's free remote app lets you use your iPod touch®, iPhone®, iPad®, or Android device as a convenient Wi-Fi® remote
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
    • four SCENE presets for easier source switching
    • easy-to-use on-screen display (via HDMI only)
    • 40 AM/FM presets
    • multibrand remote
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-5/16"H x 12-7/8"D
    • weight: 17.9 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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    Features and Specs

    Amplification
    Number Of Channels 5
    Stereo RMS Power (watts) 80
    THD in Stereo 0.09 %
    Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 20-20k Hz
    Minimum Impedance L/R 4 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Center 6 ohms
    Minimum Impedance Surround 6 ohms
    General Features
    Internet-ready Yes
    Bluetooth-compatible Optional
    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
    HDR-compatible No
    HDMI Standby Pass-through Yes
    Composite Video Conversion No
    Component Video Conversion No
    HDMI to HDMI Upconversion No
    DLNA Certified
    MHL-compatible Yes
    Multibrand Remote Control Yes
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 6-5/16
    Depth (inches) 12-7/8
    Weight (pounds) 17.9
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Multi-room Audio--Video
    Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
    Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
    Multi-room Video No
    Multi-room HDMI Output No
    Surround Processing
    Dolby Digital DD, TrueHD, DD+
    Dolby Atmos N/A
    DTS DTS, HD, HDMA, Neo6, 96/24
    DTS:X No
    Inputs & Outputs
    Phono Input No
    Audio-Video Inputs 12
    Audio-only Inputs 1
    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 Inputs 5
    HDMI Monitor Outputs 1
    Subwoofer Outputs 1
    Multi-Channel Analog Input No
    Multi-channel Preamp Output No
    Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
    Main Speaker Terminals Posts
    Ethernet Port 1
    USB Connections 1 Front
    Removable Power Cord No

    Product Research

    Audio Features
    Video Features
    Network & Tuner Functions
    USB/iPod Integration
    Convenience Features
    Remote Control

    Audio Features

    Yamaha's Total Purity Concept: The Yamaha RX-V475 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.

    • High Drive Amp Technology: A fully discrete power amplifier helps maximize sound and minimize distortion of the receiver. The Yamaha RX-V475 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.
    • High Purity Pre-Amplification: The Yamaha RX-V475 uses high quality, audio-grade Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit digital-to-analog converters for all channels to maximize sound quality. The AV receiver also utilizes low-jitter PLL circuitry to help optimize sound imaging. The result is a more dynamic sound with greater detail and less distortion.
    • Anti-Vibration Technology: The AV receiver's anti-vibration heatsinks suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure.
    • Independent Power Supplies: Independent power supplies are used for the receiver's analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry.

    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:

    • Speaker Wiring: Checks which speakers are connected and the polarity of each.
    • Speaker Size: Checks the frequency response of each speaker and sets the appropriate crossover frequency for each channel.
    • Speaker Distance: Checks the distance of each speaker from the listening position and adjusts the delay of each channel.
    • EQ: Each channel has a parametric equalizer; choose one of three target settings before running the setup.
      • Natural: adjusts all speaker to a natural sound; useful when the flat setting sounds too bright
      • Flat: use when all the speakers in the system have similar sound characteristics
      • Front: EQs the center and rear speakers to sound like the front; useful when your front speakers are better than the others in the system
    • Volume Level: Checks and adjusts the volume level of each speaker.
    Note: You can also choose to manually adjust the AV receiver's speaker, crossover, & EQ settings.

    Multi-Channel Decoding Formats: The Yamaha RX-V475 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 AV receiver offers the following Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS NEO:6 audio adjustments.

    • Dolby Pro Logic II Settings: You can adjust the following parameters in Pro Logic II Music modes:
      • Panorama: sends stereo signals to the surround speakers as well as the front speakers for a wraparound effect 
      • Dimension: adjusts the soundfield either towards the front or towards the rear of the room
      • Center Width: moves the center channel output completely towards the center speaker or towards the front left and right speakers
    • Center Image (DTS NEO: 6 Music): This parameter adjusts the front left and right channel output relative to the center channel to make the center channel more or less dominant as necessary.

    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.

    • Movie Soundfields: Standard, Spectacle, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Drama, Mono Movie
    • Entertainment Soundfields: Sports, Action Game, Role Playing Game, Music Video
    • Music Soundfields: Hall Munich, Hall in Vienna, Chamber, Cellar club, The Roxy Theater, The Bottom Line, 5ch Stereo
    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-V475 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 Presence Speakers, only have a two-channel speaker system, or listening through headphones.

    • Cinema DSP 3D: The actually measured soundfield data in recorded soundtracks contain the information of the height of the sound images. CINEMA DSP 3D mode achieves the reproduction of the accurate height of theses sound images so that it can create the accurate and intensive stereoscopic soundfield in your listening room. The receiver achieves Cinema DSP 3D through its virtual Presensce Speaker mode.
    • Virtual Cinema DSP: Virtual Cinema DSP is an algorithm that allows you to enjoy DSP soundfield surround effects while using a minimal two-speaker system. Virtual Cinema DSP lets you enjoy the effects of Cinema DSP surround sound without using surround speakers (handy for use in custom installations where some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can be used with the front/center speakers or even with just the two front left and right speakers. This unit will switch to virtual Cinema DSP mode automatically when surround speakers are unavailable.
    • Silent Cinema: Silent Cinema makes it possible to hear large-scale surround sound through ordinary headphones. This is a variation of Cinema DSP technology that Yamaha developed to let you listen in private to movies and other multi-channel sources for hours without listening fatigue.

    Straight Decode: Straight Decode lets you play back input sources without any soundfield effect processing. When the Straight Decode mode is 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-V475 employs two Dynamic Range Control functions.

    • Adaptive DRC: Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialog, vocals, and all sound effects at comfortable levels. There is no need to adjust the volume level as you listen; everything from whispers to big explosions will be heard clearly and comfortably at the same volume setting. It also tones down loud TV commercials and is ideal for low-volume, late-night listening when you do not want to disturb others.
    • 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-V475 AV receiver provides the following Bass Management settings.

    • Bass & Treble: You can adjust the balance of the high-frequency range (Treble) and low-frequency range (Bass) of sounds output from the receiver' front left and right speakers to obtain a desired tone. You can independently adjust the bass (50Hz) and treble (20kHz) from -6dB to +6dB in 0.5 dB increments. The tone control of the speakers or headphones can be set separately.
    • Extra Bass: You can select whether to play front channel low-frequencies through either of the front speaker or the subwoofer, or through both the subwoofer and front speakers.
    • Subwoofer Trim: The Subwoofer Trim control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This will result in a cleaner, more focused sound stage while providing a seamless frequency response. When subwoofer frequency overlap occurs in conventional systems, the overall sound is "pushed" toward the subwoofer. Subwoofer Trim takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.

    Volume Setup: The Yamaha RX-V475 allows you to customize the receiver's volume levels.

    • Max Volume Adjustment: Use this feature to set the receiver's maximum volume level. This feature is useful to avoid turning the volume too loud by mistake. You can set the Max Volume from -30 dB to +15 dB in 5 dB steps, or to +16.5 dB (full volume range is -80 dB to +16.5 dB).
    • Initial Volume Setting: Use this feature to set the volume level when the power is turned on. You can choose between Off (same as the volume when the unit was turned off), Mute, and -80 dB to + 16.5 dB in increments of 0.5 dB.

    Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Yamaha RX-V475 offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.

    • Digital Inputs: The Yamaha AV receiver is equipped with two optical digital inputs (AV-1/AV-4) and two coaxial digital inputs (AV-2/AV-3).
    • Stereo RCA Jacks: The receiver is also equipped with three stereo RCA analog audio inputs and a stereo RCA analog audio record output.
    • Speaker Terminals: The receiver has binding post terminals for all the speaker outputs. The binding posts can accept bare wire, pin connectors, and single banana plugs. The terminals are spaced too far apart for dual banana plugs and a collar surrounding them prevents the use of spade connectors. You can select 8 ohms or 6 ohms in the menu depending on your speaker application. The amplifier supports 4- to 8-ohm Front speakers, and 6- to 8-ohm Center and Surround speakers.
    • Headphone Jack: The Yamaha RX-V475 is equipped with a front-panel 1/4" headphone jack for connecting a set of headphone, so you can listen to your music privately. Connecting a set of headphones automatically mutes the receiver's speaker outputs. Sound effects applied during playback can also be heard through the headphones.
    • Aux Input: The receiver features a front-panel minijack (3.5mm) audio input for connecting an external audio source temporarily.

    Video Features

    HDMI (v.1.4): The Yamaha RXV475 AV receiver is fitted with 5 HDMI (v.1.4) inputs and 1 HDMI (v.1.4 outputs) 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.

    • 4K Pass Through: 4K Pass Through allows the Yamaha RX-V475 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-V475 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.
    • Deep/x.v.Color Support: The AV receiver 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
    • LipSync: This function adjusts the delay between audio and video output. You can do this manually or have the receiver set the LipSync function automatically. When connected to a TV via HDMI the receiver automatically adjusts audio output timing (0-250ms) if the TV supports an automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the sound output up to 250ms to synchronize it with the video image.

    MHL-Compatible HDMI Port: The HDMI 5 is MHL compatible. This MHL compatible HDMI port provides easy, direct connection of MHL compatible smartphones. Playback of up to 1080p video and multi-channel audio from the phone is supported. The receiver will also charge your connected phone. Play, Stop, and other basic operations can be controlled from the AV receiver's remote control.

    HDMI Standby Through Mode: When the RX-V475 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-V475 AV receiver offers both composite and component analog video jacks.

    • Component Video: The RX-V475 offers two component video inputs and one component video monitor output. These jacks have a frequency response of 5 Hz to 60 MHz and will pass High Definition video sources up to 1080p.
    • Composite: The receiver features four composite video inputs (3 rear/1 front), one composite video record output, and one composite video monitor output.

    Background Video: The Background Video feature allows you to watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the RX-V475, you can select any video input, and listen to AM/FM radio or select songs from a USB device at the same time.

    Network & Tuner Functions

    Ethernet LAN Port (optional WiFi): 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. There is also a rear-panel USB type-A port (5V/0.5A) that allows you to connect Yamaha's YWA-10 wireless network adapter (022YWA10, sold separately) for a wireless network connection.

    DLNA 1.5/Windows 7 Certified: The RX-V475 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-V475 to browse and play music files on your hard drive.

    Media Player: The Yamaha RX-V475 lets you play music files stored on your computer via a network connection. MP3 (up to 48kHz/320kbps), WMA (up to 48kHz/320kbps), AAC (up to 48kHz/320kbps), WAV (up to 192kHz/24-bit), and FLAC (up to 192kHz/24-bit) audio files stored on your computer can be played through the RX-V475 via its 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:

    • PC with Windows Media Player 11 or later installed
    • PC with DLNA/UPnP Certificate server software installed
    • NAS with DLNA/UPnP certification

    Internet Radio: The Yamaha RX-V475's network connection provides access to Pandora and 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.
    • vTuner: You can also isten 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.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha RX-V475 AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The RX-V475 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.

    Web Control: When connected to your network (with Internet connection), you can control the Yamaha AV receiver with the web control screen displayed in your PC's web browser. You'll be able to control functions such as, Power On/Off & Volume. Internet Explorer 7.x, 8.x, 9.x is recommended for web browser.

    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 1.02 and had an immediate firmware version 1.05 update (as of 3/29/2013). Check Yamaha's Support Download Site for the most recent firmware updates.

    USB/iPod Integration

    USB Port: This AV receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to enjoy MP3 (up to 48kHz/320kbps), WMA (up to 48kHz/320kbps), AAC (up to 48kHz/320kbps), WAV (up to 192kHz/24-bit), and FLAC (up to 192kHz/24-bit) music files from a USB mass storage class memory device; such as your Android smartphone, portable MP3 player or USB thumbdrive (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.

    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 so you can listen to your stored music and music apps through the Yamaha AV receiver. 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 stored music content via Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or Composer. You can also control Repeat & Shuffle functions. Basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) for music apps can also be controlled by the AV receiver's remote. Song/artist information from stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone will display on your connected TV (via HDMI) or the unit's front-panel display. Your iPod/iPhone's battery will be charged while connected to the receiver (max. 2.1A). 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 9/24/2013):

    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
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    2 7.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3 7.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4 7.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    mini 7.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4 7.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4S 7.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5 7.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5C 7.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5S 7.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.2 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 7.0 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N Y N N Y Y Y
    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.

    Convenience Features

    On-Screen Menu: The RX-V475 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-V475 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, Internet Radio listening, and AM/FM 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 also be changed.

    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.

    • 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 from 2, 4, 8 or 12 hours.

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

    Remote Control

    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). In addition to the receiver, the remote can be programmed to 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.

    • Power synchronization (On/Standby)
    • Volume control, including Mute
    • Changing the volume of the audio output signal device (either the TV or the receiver)

    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.

    • AV Controller App for Apple: The free AV controller App for Apple is available for download from the Apple iTunes App Store. It supports the iPod touch, iPhone , or iPad with iOS 4.2 or higher installed.
    • AV Controller App for Android: The free AV controller App for Android is available for download from the online Google Play. Requires Android 2.1 and up.
    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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    6 questions already asked

    This will depend on the connections on your tuner and how you plan to use it. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine if it will work and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Jeff  Jan 17, 2014 ]  Staff
    Connect base to tv and it works fine. Just need to disconnect if watching through av1-6 and want to use speakers [ Robert  Apr 29, 2017 ]
    I don't use wireless phones. But you can probably use any analog equipment with the AV output. [ JEFFREY  Jan 12, 2014 ]
    I'm not sure. I don't use wireless phones. But I don't see why you can use the AV audio output for any analog equipment. [ JEFFREY  Jan 12, 2014 ]
    Good question, but I don't know the answer. I've never used the AV audio for headphones. - Craig [ CRAIG  Jan 10, 2014 ]
    If you're talking Bluetooth, I don't see how that would work. But my answer is I haven't a clue; I haven't tried it. Sorry. [ RONALD W  Jan 10, 2014 ]
    Which connection to use will depend on the type of output from your Dish Network box. If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff  Jan 03, 2014 ]  Staff
    The Bose 901 speakers are a special scenario and I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss a receiver that will be a good match. [ Jeff  Dec 31, 2013 ]  Staff
    I do not believe there is such a setting but that being said you should not experience a delay. I have simulated high processing with streamed content as well with home theater pc connections for movie servers and found no delay. As stated previously a tv with a gaming mode sometimes can help offset a very small differential if needed. [ JACOB  Dec 09, 2013 ]
    Not that I can see. [ JOHN  Dec 06, 2013 ]
    Most receivers have a "direct mode" - check the specifications for this. Note that the "delay" experienced with gaming machines is due to the delay in processing the video signal in the television itself - some TV's have a gaming mode which reduces the amount of video processing in the TV to reduce the lag. For example, I have an Ultra HD (4K) set, and the inherent video delay is on the order of 140 milliseconds - a bit too much for gaming. Some sets have it down to under 40 milliseconds which is acceptable. You'll have to shop around. [ ROBERT  Dec 04, 2013 ]
    I am not using my RXv475 for xbox...but can tell u I get no delay from other web based content ...like Netflix & other surfing [ JOHN  Dec 03, 2013 ]
    We have had your V475 for about six months and I am very pleased with its performance. I have an Apple TV, a Roku, a Comcast DVR, and Samsung blue ray player attached to theV 475. Additionally the receiver is hard wire to our in home data network. We use the Apple TV for music and mirroring the IPAD. Having the Apple TV allows me to play music from my networked PC's and from the Apple cloud without the using the IPAD. In addition we use the "Pandora" and internet radio features of the V475 for much of our listing. I believe you will be missing a lot if you don't connect the receiver to the internet. We live in central Georgia and may of the Atlanta based FM radio stations do not work well. However, almost all of them have an internet connection. Additionally there are a lot of great Jazz stations around the on the internet and we use the V475 to listen to them. So my recommendation is to connect the V475 and utilize its full capabilities you are not getting everything you paid for if you don't John K. [ JOHN  Dec 06, 2013 ]
    Jerry thanks for the response. I believe that even the higher priced Yamaha's do not have built in Wi-Fi. I have heard it is better to get the Apple TV, which has Wi-Fi built in, b/c it always does updates and sometimes the units(receivers) do not. Apple TV does airplay as well as streams photos, videos, movies if you use other apple devices. Thanks for the reply I have heard a lot of great things about the product. I also have a space issue with depth and is one of the reasons for considering this unit. I was also looking at the Onkyo TXNR 626 which is only slightly more but has built in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth but no Airplay but it is somewhat deeper of a unit and might not fit in my TV stand. Again I really appreciate your input [ Dave  Dec 01, 2013 ]
    I use my Yamaha RX-V475 in a theatre room and it sounds great. I paired my Yamaha with Bose speakers and it sounds awesome. I haven't tried the Airplay feature yet because it requires the extra cost of the wireless adapter. I'm an avid Apple customer and the Airplay feature was the primary reason I chose my Yamaha. Had I known about the extra cost associated? I would've chosen the more expensive Yamaha receiver that comes with built-in. I believe my Yamaha RX-V475 was a great buy for the price. But if you don't mind spending a little more? Get a Yamaha with all the latest wireless features included. I hope this helps. [ JERRY  Dec 01, 2013 ]
    I didn't hook it up to an Apple TV but I can tell you this receiver is great. I have no remorse or hesitation in telling you to buy it. Love the features and ability to control inputs and play music from my iPhone or iPad. I'm pairing it with Definitive Technology ProCinema speakers. My wife is anti move theaters so I brought the theater to me. It is an awesome system that was recommended from a Crutchfield rep. Huge sound. Love my Yamaha V-475 [ BENJAMIN  Dec 01, 2013 ]
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