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Yamaha RX-V477

5.1-channel home theater receiver with Apple® AirPlay®

29 Reviews | 8 questions - 26 answers

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Our take on the Yamaha RX-V477

We're always impressed by how much value Yamaha can pack into their affordable line of home theater receivers. There's a lot to love in the RX-V477, from network connectivity for wireless music listening, to customizable surround options to immerse your home theater in sound. Don't have a home theater? You will, once you add speakers to this receiver along with all your sources, from cable and satellite boxes to disc players and gaming consoles. The 'V477 will ensure they all place nicely together to turn movies, music, TV, and video games into exciting sonic adventures.

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We're always impressed by how much value Yamaha can pack into their affordable line of home theater receivers. There's a lot to love in the RX-V477, from network connectivity for wireless music listening, to customizable surround options to immerse your home theater in sound. Don't have a home theater? You will, once you add speakers to this receiver along with all your sources, from cable and satellite boxes to disc players and gaming consoles. The 'V477 will ensure they all place nicely together to turn movies, music, TV, and video games into exciting sonic adventures.

Get networked for wireless music with your smartphone

Of the 'V477's many inputs, perhaps none offers as many possibilities as the Ethernet port. Use it to connect your network router to the receiver and access music from a networked computer or portable device. If you have an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, or a computer running iTunes®, you can stream music wirelessly to the receiver with AirPlay for playback on your home theater speakers. The receiver itself has built-in support for Pandora® Internet radio, Spotify (subscription required), and free Internet radio streams from stations around the world. Download Yamaha's free AV Controller app to your Apple or Android device for easy navigation of your receiver's features and use your smartphone or tablet as a Wi-Fi® remote. AirPlay requires a wireless home network and a wired connection between the receiver and network.

Connect this receiver to your home network

High-res audio

More digital music options for MP3s and high-res audio files

If you have an iPod or iPhone, plug it into the RX-V477's front-panel USB input. This creates a direct digital connection, bypassing your device's digital circuitry in favor of the receiver's superior digital-to-analog converters. This lets you enjoy your digital music files with rich, detailed sound. You can also use the USB input with thumb drives loaded up with your favorite tunes. You can even play high-resolution FLAC and Apple Lossless files, so you can enjoy the enhanced detail and dynamics of these formats. The 'V477 supports gapless playback from USB and network sources, so you won't have that annoying gap of silence in between tracks on a live album.

Yamaha AV controller app for iOS and Android

Download Yamaha's free AV Controller app for iOS® and Android to use your smartphone or tablet as a Wi-Fi remote.

Find your ideal sound

Other cool features include Yamaha's DSP listening modes, which allow you to optimize surround sound to your taste and mood. With the AV Controller app, you can even tweak the sound of these listening modes by adjusting parameters manually using a touchscreen interface to widen the soundstage or add more reverb. "Extra Bass" ensures you get more low-frequency output, even when using smaller bookshelf speakers for your front channels. Having a hard time finding a place for those rear surround speakers? Virtual Cinema Front can simulate surround sound even when all your speakers are placed in the front of the room.


    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® and DTS® surround sound decoding
    • YPAO (Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer) for automatic speaker calibration and more precise surround sound (microphone included)
    • DSP modes add richness and depth to music and movie soundtracks
      • parameters can be customized using Yamaha's AV Controller app
    • Adaptive Dynamic Range Control limits the volume level on sound effects and commercials for more discreet late-night listening
    Digital Music Options:
    • Internet-ready for listening to music from a networked PC, free Internet radio, and music services
      • includes support for Pandora® Internet radio, and vTuner Internet radio
      • Spotify Connect lets you play Spotify's streaming music library through the receiver via your smartphone or tablet (requires Spotify app and a premium subscription)
    • Apple AirPlay for streaming music from an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or computer running iTunes
    • HTC Connect™ for wireless music streaming from a compatible HTC smartphone
    • plays high-resolution digital music files via USB storage device or a networked computer (up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution)
    • front-panel USB input for connecting an iPod®, iPhone® or thumb drive
      • direct digital connection for iPod or iPhone bypasses the device's digital-to-analog converter for better sound
    • gapless playback of WAV, FLAC and ALAC files from USB thumb drives and networked computers
    • Bluetooth®-ready with optional Yamaha YBA-11 adapter (not included)
    Audio Performance Features:
    • 24-bit/192kHz Burr-Brown digital-to-analog converters for all channels
    • Extra Bass offers enhanced low-frequency response even with small speakers
    • Virtual Cinema Front simulates surround sound effects when five connected speakers are all placed in the front of the room
    • Ultra Low Jitter PLL circuitry reduces timing jitter from digital sources, for improved sound quality and imaging
    • Compressed Music Enhancer improves sound quality of MP3s and other digital music files
    • HDMI version 1.4a audio/video switching: 6 in, 1 out
    • component video switching: 2 in, 1 out
    • composite video switching: 4 in, 1 out
    • digital audio inputs: 1 optical and 2 coaxial
    • 3 pairs of stereo RCA inputs
    • front-panel minijack (3.5mm) for connecting a smartphone or portable music player
    • preamp output for a powered subwoofer
    • no phono input — to connect a turntable you'll need to add a phono preamp
    • front-panel USB port for audio playback from USB flash drives and iPods
    • Ethernet port for network connection
    • rear-panel USB port for add-on Bluetooth adapter
    • outputs for 5 speakers: Front L/R, Center, Surround L/R
    • 1/4" headphone jack
    General Features:
    • free Yamaha A/V Controller app lets you use your Apple or Android device as a Wi-Fi remote
    • 4K and 3D video pass-through
      • This receiver is not HDCP 2.2-compliant and will not support copy-protected 4K video content.
    • four SCENE presets for one-touch power-up, source selection and DSP recall
    • Audio Return Channel (ARC) function receives digital audio signals from a compatible HDTV's tuner or "smart" content via HDMI
    • HDMI standby pass-through allows HDMI switching without powering up receiver
    • AM/FM tuner
    • remote control
    • 17-1/8"W x 6-5/16"H x 12-7/8"D
    • weight: 17.6 lbs.
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

    I have always liked Yamaha products and this receiver is no exception. Easy to set up. Runs all my components and looks great. I like the smaller size.

    Shevy, Missouri

    What's in the Box:

    • 5.1ch AV receiver
    • Wireless remote control (RAV522)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • YPAO microphone (w/ 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
    • Supplement for Spotify
    • Spotify brochure
    • Warranty information
    • On-line product registration information
    • "Yamaha Worldwide Representative Offices" note

    Yamaha RX-V477 Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (29 Reviews)

    Great sound, easy setup

    locked31 from Virginia on 7/2/2015

    This receiver was a replacement for a 20+ year old receiver I had been using. The sound quality is amazing and being able to use all of my speakers has really increased my movie-watching experience. The instructions were very straight-forward and the speaker tuning for my space was very easy. I got a great deal on a nice receiver, couldn't be happier!



    Straightforward budget receiver

    NJS in Springfield from Ohio on 6/22/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm surprised I'm giving this receiver a 5-star rating, because I almost never find anything "perfect." But in the case of this Yamaha, you get a very easy to use and easy to setup no-frills HDMI-capable receiver that sounds impressive at a bargain price. This was purchased for my 63-year-old mother who is not what you would call a "technophile." She wants to know which buttons to press to watch her shows and nothing more. This receiver is incredibly easy to operate and has a sound quality beyond its price tag.

    Pros: - Easy to use for a technophobe - Easy to setup - Sounds impressive

    Cons: - None


    Shevy from Missouri on 6/9/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have always liked Yamaha products and this receiver is no exception. Easy to set up. Runs all my components and looks great. I like the smaller size.



    Xactly what I wanted!

    KRK4JC from Texas on 5/10/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First, I am very satisfied with my purchase, which was an upgrade from the V377, since I wanted native Pandora access. I almost want to take away a star for the remedial onscreen Control interface, however the Yamaha Android AV Controller app is the bomb and made up for it. The sound through my Yamaha Surround Speakers is fantastic. Pandora works great and I'm also able to access my music collection across my home network. It works seamless with my Sony 4K TV and DVD purchased through Crutchfield. Not sure what else I could want and am enjoying my purchase immensely. Got a great open-box price too that beat Amazon.

    Pros: Sound, 100% Banana Jack Speaker connections, # of HDMI inputs, Android Controller App. programmability, DSP settings

    Cons: Onscreen native control interface


    Brent from California on 5/6/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Having a previous positive experience with Yamaha receivers and liking sound and feature set and this price point, Yamaha was an easy choice this time. We choose the the v477 because it has a little more power for the polk tsx330t used with this system, only needed 5.1 channels, and did not need built in wifi as the receiver is connected to the router via a wired connection. The sound quality is excellent for the price of the reciever. Basic setup is straight forward. The YAPO mic worked well and improved the overall sound. Connected to a Samsung TV using ARC and power and volume on the receiver can be controlled with the TV remote. Start the blu ray player and the TV switches to the appropriate audio input automatically for simple operation. The iPhone/iPad AV app works great. Has enough features that after the initial setup we have not touched the units remote

    Pros: All of the features work well.

    Cons: Not really a Con, but a review of the owners manual while the unit is being shipped will ease the setup and maximize the feature set.

    excellent deal

    CK from Maryland on 4/28/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a wonderful product that gives you high quality sound for good value. I would highly recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a great deal!!



    Yamaha RX-V477

    SGreen from Virginia on 3/29/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Crutchfield Customer Review

    Pros: I'm a returning Crutchfield customer who needed to replace an old Onkyo Receiver. This is a tremendous upgrade from my old receiver with lots of new features and better quality. The price was right and the recommendations I got from customer service was invaluable in configuring the receiver with my Bose Acoustimass 10.

    Cons: none. it works perfectly.

    Yamaha RX-V477

    Bill C from New Hampshire on 3/27/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice receiver, very easy to set up, excellent radio reception compared to my old Onkyo. Plenty of power for my 5 speaker + sub set up in a large family room. Crisp clear sound. My only complaint is that I would have liked bass/treble controls. Sound is a little too heavy on the treble for me.

    Pros: Price, ease of set up, radio reception

    Cons: no bass/treble control

    Yamaha RX-V477

    Anonymous from Idaho on 3/24/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good price for a great product.



    Upgraded Reciever

    Rothiri from Texas on 3/22/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Lose this receiver so far, upgraded from a Denon to this one to have HDMI only devices in our setup (e.g. fewer cables). The audio setup was awesome with the provided microphone. I haven't tried the DLNA supported feature yet or the App for the iPhone (though the reviews for it are low). Happy so far,

    Pros: Great surround sound for movies and TV.

    Cons: What someone else has mentioned and I noticed - While listening to music the sound is not full and balanced unless the listener is in the "sweet spot" area of the room. Also notice the subwoofer doesn't always kick in, and when it does there is a "click" when you hear it happening, like a relay being triggered, which I thought was odd.

    Yamaha RX-V477

    Eric from New York on 3/16/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Out of the box the TV and movie surround sound features are great with with this receiver. However I'm not completely impressed with the music programs Yamaha provides. The speakers being used are the Difinitive Pro Cinema 600's and the RX-V477 replaced a comparable Onkyo receiver that crapped the bed 2 months after the warranty went ran out (sometimes you end up with a product made on a Monday after the that big game on Sunday). The Onkyo did an excellent job filling a my medium sized living room with balanced sound in music mode. The Yamaha seems to struggle getting full rich balanced sound, the rear speakers sound "tinny" unless the listener is situated in the sweet area of room. Using the custom features this receiver offers, I'm having trouble dialing the treble out to balance the sound in the whole room. The custom features are very easy to figure out using the options buttons on the remote before having to resort to the instruction manual which is on a CD and printable as a PDF file. This Yamaha does better with movie and TV surround than anything thing else I've owned but leaves me wanting when it comes listening to music.

    Pros: Great surround sound for movies and TV.

    Cons: While listening to music the sound is not full and balanced unless the listener is in the "sweet spot" area of the room.

    Yamaha RX-V477

    DavidM from California on 3/2/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This receiver is great for my application, it is the heart of my entertainment system.

    Pros: With all the HDMI inputs it was easy to setup.

    Cons: Have not found any yet

    Yamaha RX-V477

    Bill C from Falls Church, VA on 2/23/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased this receiver for a new 60" TV and Blu-Ray player we bought and found that the lack of analog inputs/output on the various new pieces precluded using the H-K and Yamaha stereo amps I have. We needed HDMI and especially the HDMI pass through feature to allow watching TV sans surround and receiver. Setup was a bit confusing, made far worse by the lack of a printed manual. (Actually it seemed more difficult than building and setting up a high end PC) Fortunately, Crutchfield has the best customer service I have ever used. I was a customer of car audio in the early 1990s, and they could not be beat, but it is a rare, rare business that gives even better customer service now. The FM receiver is awesome and very sensitive, even without the antenna. Teamed with the Polk Blackstone TL-250 and PSW-111 is really delivers punch in our small TV room. With surround, the movie Master and Commander felt as if you were in the captains cabin with creaking and noise all around. If you switch to larger stereo speakers it makes my old Bose 301s really sound great from rock to Wagner. Thanks for you help and service...

    Pros: Great sound, intense surround separation. Good FM, and lots of custom features we are just beginning to discover. Great support of the minor cons.

    Cons: Relatively complex initial setup to synchronize the various remotes and sequences. Lack of a printed manual for set side research.

    Great Unit

    Dave J from Bluemont, VA on 2/2/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    We ordered the RX-V477 to replace a 10yo Onkyo that lacked HDMI inputs. Initial set up was a breeze and the unit sounds great in our basement family room. I dont care to use the furnished remote but the Yamaha phone app is convenient and works well once you add the unit to your LAN. No problem adding the unit and our new configs to an older Harmony universal remote either.



    great sound

    NBenjamin from Massachusetts on 2/1/2015

    Great Sound, Easy to setup.



    Great entry level amplifier

    Alex from Ft. Lauderdale, FL on 1/25/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy set up and packed with excellent features that take advantage of new "smart devices". Don't forget to first update the firmware via ethernet or wifi (it's going to make life easier).

    Pros: iPhone/Android app is great for controlling device (e.g., can change location of sound by sliding your finger on the screen) Many rich sounding sound effect modes Controls smart devices with HDMI 1.4 (e.g., turns off your TV through HDMI cable) Integrates well with Pandora, but your phone needs to be updated to the latest version or you'll have to run it through the amp and not the phone As always set-up tech support is what you get from Crutchfield (can't get that at Best Buy) YAPO is grea

    Cons: Low power output: won't do the job for big speakers (pick up the amp and feel how light it is compared to higher priced amps) I've had 4 Yamaha amps and can confirm that their set up is always complex, compared to others. If you have a choice of Best Buy/Amazon vs Crutchfield, buy Crutchfield as they'll help you set it up over the phone and get the best sound out of it.

    Exactly what I needed.

    Michael F. from Niskayuna, New York on 12/20/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I needed a great, relatively inexpensive home theater AVR and this fits the bill. There's plenty of parity when it comes to AVRs in this price range. What clearly sets the Yamaha RX-V477 apart is great sound. Sure, it's full of bells and whistles - except for WiFi but I knew that going into it - but where it really shines is clear, clean sound. Got some help and advice from Crutchfield through the buying process as well. Overall, I'm very happy.

    Pros: Clean power, great sound. Easy to setup.

    Cons: None. I did my homework and knew what to expect.


    bob from Utah on 12/19/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    love it so far

    Pros: works great

    Cons: separate bass and treble would be nice.

    love it

    Anonymous from knoxville tn on 12/8/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great system. The sound is so clear and the Bass is very deep. works great for all my systems hooked to it. I would definitely buy another one. Yamaha is where its at.



    Yamaha RX-V477

    Anonymous from Washington on 12/1/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to step up. Sounds great. Still playing around with it. No complaints so far. Although it only has 4 HDMI connections, I only needed 3. Shipping from Crutchfield was prompt as usual. Good recommendation from the Crutchfield staff.

    Pros: Looks good, sounds good, instructions are clear and easy to understand.

    Cons: None noted as this point.

    Nice sound, easy setup

    Scott from Northfield, NJ on 11/30/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I needed to replace a Denon that died after only 3 years. I wanted to try another brand ms wanted easier setup than Denon. Crutchfield recommended the Yamaha. Setup was very quick and easy and unit overall is much easier to use than Denon. Importantly, the sound is great. I am very pleased.

    Pros: Ease of setup, sound quality

    Cons: Can't deactivate unused inputs so you don't have to scroll through them when switching.


    JohnB from St. Helen Michigan on 10/27/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fantastic product--this product was BETTER than I anticipated. Blows away my previous Onyko

    Pros: Shipped immediately-----Sound quality superb.

    Cons: Set up was a little confusing---directions could be better

    Yamaha RX-V477

    Thom from Virginia on 9/24/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this receiver to replace another Yamaha receiver that is over 20 years old and has been from Germany, to California to Virginia, So, I am impressed with their quality. This unit was purchased for a 5.1 surround sound setup and it really is geared toward this application. For an old fashioned stereo system, I would stay with a two channel receiver. The audio options are almost too much; you will have a few hours combing through the choices. Sound quality is typical Yamaha "Natural Sound," which of course is awesome. I did add a 400 W JBL subwoofer to the system and do recommend playing with the subwoofer's and amp's crossover settings to get the best bass response.

    Pros: Sound quality Audio options

    Cons: None - I would whole heartedly recommend this unit!

    We made the Right Choice

    Frank S from Marco Island FL on 9/17/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replaced a perfectly good Pioneer Receiver because it lacked HDMI ports and I was thus running the ROKU through the TV speakers for audio. I did a lot of work researching the new receiver and for better or worse selected the Yamaha RX-4V477 (Crutchfield recommended the choice). Installation was easy and the hook-up and sound are fine,

    Pros: Yamaha's fine reputation; Chrutchfield support. Easy to understand instructions, and easy to install,.

    Cons: The Logitech Remote did not like the fact that both the tv and the Blueray are connected to HDMI1 as per the Owner's Manual. I changed the Blueray to HDMI 4

    Great Quality

    DougE from Reinbeck, IA on 9/17/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The receiver is everything was looking for to put in my small theater room. It worked just fine for me to 5.1 system I didn't need anything bigger for my size of room or speakers. Always have had Yamaha receivers in the past still would not change. Love all the different movie and music settings and love the changes you can make when using their app on my phone, also was impressed by the calibration and the microphone. sounded pretty good after that few changes needed. My opinion once again Yamaha once again makes good quality will continue to buy. Also Crutchfield customer service and techs are the best in the world for helping me make informed decisions on product for my situation and my budget, not disappointed yet.



    Humming Sub Woofer

    Solburn from Houston, TX on 6/26/2014

    I came to read reviews of this product and read the review by "M., Bridgewater, MA". I had similar issues with one of my subs and found that I only needed to use an adapter with polarized grounding similar to this one.



    Why not the 7.1 instead?

    ivaylomm from Des Plaines, IL on 5/19/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It works great, but I swapped for the Yamaha RX-V577, it has a lot more feat. for only a bit more (bi-amp and Wi-Fi ready, for example) other than that, its great !!!



    Second Strike for Yamaha

    M. from Bridgewater, MA on 5/12/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had a Yamaha receiver for many years that developed speaker hum. So much so that I had to stop using it. Based upon a Crutchfield recommended purchased a surge protector but alas the hum continued. Was never a high priority to replace, however finally saved up enough to replace it. Worked w/ Crutchfield support and worked through trouble shooting of the new unit subwoofer not working. Diagnosis subwoofer defective. Brought in for repair and confirmed working. Attached subwoofer to another receiver - worked fine. Appears issue is isolated to new receiver. By the time I find enough time to break down the set up and return it, the warrant will likely have expired. Using it without the subwoofer if a disappointing experience but better than the hum. Will go without for a year or two and replace with another brand once I have enough in the budget.

    Pros: Easy to hook up, slick integration with other components. Reasonable cost.

    Cons: Reliability

    Does not disappoint

    Ryan from De on 4/29/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've used a few Yamaha receivers over the years, they've never let me down. I use my RX-v459 daily still. The RX-V477 is a solid piece of equipment.

    Pros: -Easy, intuitive setup. I performed a speaker test, adjusted the speaker level and had it on my network in under 10min. This is without referencing any manual -Yamaha's iPad app is extremely easy to use and can be customized. It was great to be able to rename the hdmi inputs to something meaningful. -Great sound for the price -built in Ethernet jack is nice

    Cons: -On screen display's font could be better -No built in bluetooth


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    Features and Specs

    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
    General Features
    Internet-ready Yes
    Bluetooth No
    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 No
    Multibrand Remote Control No
    Learning Remote No
    LCD Remote
    Width (inches) 17-1/8
    Height (inches) 6-5/16
    Depth (inches) 12-7/8
    Weight (pounds) 17.6
    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 No
    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 1
    Coaxial Digital Inputs 2
    Optical Digital Outputs None
    Coaxial Digital Outputs None
    HDMI Inputs 6
    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

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

    Audio Features

    Yamaha's Total Purity Concept: The Yamaha RX-V477 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-V477 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-V477 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-V477 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), and 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, Sports, Action Game, Role Playing Game
    • Music Soundfields: Hall Munich, Hall in Vienna, Chamber, Cellar club, The Roxy Theater, The Bottom Line, Music Video, 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 from the receiver or remote control. The AV Controller App for Apple iOS and Android provides even greater adjustment of Cinema DSP soundfields.

    Cinema DSP Modes: The Yamaha RX-V477 AV receiver offers proprietary Yamaha Cinema modes so you can enjoy your movies and music even more in your home; regardless if you are using 5.1 speaker setup, only have a two-channel speaker system, or listening through headphones.

    • 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 Presence 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.
    • Virtual Cinema Front: With Virtual Cinema Front, you will enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound with higher quality and resolution by installing surround speakers at the front. You get more flexibility to arrange your speakers inside the room, along with easy enjoyment of high quality surround sound.
    • 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.

    HiFi Sound Modes: The Yamaha RX-V477 offers two HiFi audio modes which bypass the receiver's tone & DSP processing for higher sound quality performance. These HiFi sound modes lets you play back input sources without any soundfield effect processing. When either of theses modes are enabled, each speaker produces its own channel audio signal (without soundfield processing). When playing back 2-channle sources, such as a CD player, stereo sound is heard from the front speakers. When playing back multichannel sources, the receiver produces unprocessed multichannel surround sound.

    • Straight: 2-channel stereo sources are output from only the front left and right speakers, while multi-channel sources are decoded straight into the appropriate channels without any additional tone or DSP processing.
    • Direct: Turns off the surround and tone circuitry, and dims the front-panel display, allowing sources to bypass the decoders and DSP processors of this unit so you can enjoy pure hi-fi sound from 2-channel or multi-channel sources. During Direct playback no sound is output from the subwoofer.

    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-V477 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-V477 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-V477 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.
    • Volume Trim: Use this feature to adjust the volume level of each input. This is useful to balance the level of each input to avoid sudden changes in volume when switching between input sources. The range is from -6dB to +6dB in 0.5dB increments.
    Note: You can choose to display the "Relative" volume scale (-80 to +16dB) or an "Absolute" volume scale (0 to 97).

    Audio Inputs/Outputs: The Yamaha RX-V477 offers a variety of analog and digital audio inputs/outputs.

    • Digital Inputs: The Yamaha AV receiver is equipped with one optical (toslink) digital input and two coaxial (RCA) digital inputs capable of handling 2.0-5.1ch/32-96kHz audio.
    • 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 6- to 8-ohm for all speaker connections.
    • Headphone Jack: The Yamaha RX-V477 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 RXV477 AV receiver is fitted with six HDMI (v.1.4) inputs and one HDMI (v.1.4) output to deliver crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video signals. The HDMI 1.4 jacks support 1080p and 4K video signals; as well as 3D video and ARC functionality. Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, and auto Lip-Sync compensation is also supported via HDMI. The AV receiver's HDMI jacks support 2-channel and multi-channel linear PCM (up to 8-channel) and Bitstream (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc) digital audio formats.

    • 4K Pass Through: 4K Pass Through allows the Yamaha RX-V477 to receive super high-definition resolution video and pass the video signal to a 4K compatible TV or display monitor.
    • 3D Ready: The Yamaha RX-V477 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 (0-500ms) if the TV supports an automatic LipSync function. You can also manually delay the sound output up to 500ms to synchronize it with the video image.
    Note: The AV receiver's HDMI jacks do not support the latest HDCP 2.2 copyright protection for 4K ultra-HD content, so it will not support 4K content from satellite/cable providers, online video services, and Blu-ray disc which are copyright protected with HDCP 2.2.

    HDMI Standby Through Mode: When the RX-V477 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-V477 AV receiver offers both composite and component analog video jacks.

    • Component Video: The RX-V477 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, one composite video record output, and one composite video monitor output. These composite video jacks only support 480i video.

    Background Video: The Background Video feature allows you to watch a video source while listening to a different audio source. With the RX-V477, you can select any video input, and listen to AM/FM radio or select songs from a USB device or Network source at the same time.

    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.

    Internet Radio: The Yamaha RX-V477's network connection provides access to Pandora and Spotify online music services, as well as vTuner Internet Radio. You can control the Internet Radio services from the AV receiver's remote control and on-screen menu (via HDMI). The receiver will display station name, album name, song title, and elapsed time on your HDMI-connected television.

    Music Service Description
    Pandora Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music and comedy you'll love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs, comedians or composers and Pandora will create a custom station that plays similar tracks. You can also rate (thumbs up/thumbs down) songs as they play, and Pandora will adapt stations to your feedback. You can even bookmark up to 100 stations and easily switch between favorites.
    Spotify Spotify is a digital music service that gives you on-demand access to one of the largest music libraries in the world (over 15 million tracks and counting). Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage, and share music with your friends. You can browse music by artist, album, track, or most popular; and create your own music library with customized playlists. A Spotify Premium subscription is required.
    vTuner You can also listen to Internet radio stations using the vTuner Internet Radio Station database service particularly customized for this unit, providing a database of numerous radio stations around the world. You can search for Internet Radio stations by Location, Genre, New, Popular, or Podcast.

    DLNA Certified: The RX-V477 is DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) 1.5 and Windows 7/8 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-V477 to browse and play music files on your hard drive. 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). The Yamaha receive supports the playback of the following music files.

    • MP3 (up to 48 kHz)
    • WMA (up to 48 kHz)
    • AAC (up to 48 kHz)
    • ALAC (up to 96 kHz)
    • WAV (up to 192 kHz)
    • FLAC (up to 192 kHz)
    Note: The AV receiver supports the following music servers - (1) PC with Windows Media Player 11 or later installed, (2) PC with DLNA/UPnP Certificate server software installed, (3) NAS with DLNA/UPnP certification.

    HTC Connect: HTC Connect lets you stream MP3 and AAC music files to the Yamaha AV receiver wirelessly from a compatible HTC Connect mobile device. You don't need a separate app because HTC Connect is built right into your HTC smartphone. Simply swiping the HTC smartphone screen starts music output to the AV receiver, from the HTC device's stored music library or online music apps. Click here for HTC Connected compatible smartphones.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Yamaha RX-V477 AV receiver features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The RX-V477 lets you store up to 40 AM/FM station presets. This can be done manually or automatically (auto-preset tuning). You can set this receiver to automatically match FM broadcast frequencies in stereo, or convert the frequency to monaural for weaker stations. An indoor FM wire antenna and AM loop antenna are included with the receiver.

    Firmware Updates: New firmware will be released for the purpose of additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be downloaded from the Yamaha website. If this unit is connected to the Internet, the receiver will indicate when a new firmware version is available and you can download the firmware via the network connection. Firmware updates normally take approximately 20 minutes or longer. The test A/V receiver contained firmware version 1.04 (as of 3/27/2014). 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 a variety of music files stored on a USB mass storage class memory device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable MP3 players, or USB thumbdrives (not compatible with USB HDDs). Your USB mass storage class device must be formatted in FAT 16 or FAT32 .You can use the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI) and remote control to navigate your stored music files on your connected USB memory device. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the AV receiver's USB port (5V/1A); even in standby mode. Compatible music files include:

    • MP3 (up to 48 kHz)
    • WMA (up to 48 kHz)
    • AAC (up to 48 kHz)
    • ALAC (up to 96 kHz)
    • WAV (up to 192 kHz)
    • FLAC (up to 192 kHz)
    Note: While listening to a song from a USB device, you can view a favorite video or photo from the receiver's monitor output.

    iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Yamaha RX-V477 offers wired (via USB) and wireless (via AirPlay) connectivity for your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.

    • AirPlay: AirPlay lets you stream your favorite songs directly from your Apple iOS (4.3.3+) device or from your iTunes (10.2.2+) library on your Windows PC or Mac computer to the AV receiver, over your home's wireless network connection. From your Apple iOS device you are able to stream stored music on your device, downloaded music apps, and music on your iCloud to the AV receiver. From your Windows or Mac you can stream your stored iTunes music library on your computer to the AV receiver; you can even download Apple's free Remote App onto your compatible iOS device to browse and control playback functions of the the music stored in your iTunes music library on your computer that is being streamed to the AV receiver. With AirPlay you also get to see song/artist information and album art via the receiver's on-screen menu (via HDMI).
    • 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).

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: Using the Lightning- or Dock-cable that came with your Apple device to connect directly to the Yamaha AV receiver, iPod/iPhone compatibility is as follows (as of 1/15/2015):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Connector Type Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    USB AirPlay Audio Video Remote iPod/iPhone Album Art Artist/Song Text Track Info
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    2/3 8.1.2 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4/air 8.1.2 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    mini 8.1.2 Y Y 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 7.1.2 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4S 8.1.2 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.1.2 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.1.2 Y Y 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 8.1.2 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd/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
    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-V477 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-V477 features four Scene buttons on the front-panel and remote to make operating the receiver easier. Pressing a Scene button will automatically launch a number of operations that initiate play of the source controlled by that button; such as powering on the receiver, switching to the appropriate source input, and recalling the selected DSP surround mode.

    Gapless Playback: Many live and classical albums have no gaps in the music. Gapless playback ensures that there are no pauses between audio files. This provides playback with no interruptions, the way it was meant to be heard. Compatible with WAV, FLAC, and ALAC music files via USB or DLNA.

    Input Rename: You can rename each input so the display reflects the actual source; choose from 15 templates or create an original name, up to nine characters.

    Display Dimmer: You can set the brightness of the front-panel display from -4 to 0.

    ECO Mode: When the ECO Mode is enabled, you can reduce the receiver' power consumption by keeping the maximum volume, maximum output power, and front display's brightness low. ECO mode reduces power consumption by approximately 20%.

    Timers: The receiver offers a programmable Sleep Timer and Auto Power Down function.

    • 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).

    HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control): The Yamaha AV receiver supports HDMI-CEC, which synchronizes the operation of this unit with other HDMI-CEC devices when connected via HDMI. When the AV receiver is connected to a HDMI-CEC compatible TV, they will turn ON/OFF together and you can use the TV remote to control the volume of the receiver. HDMI-CEC also provides playback functionality with other components, such as your Blu-ray player. For example, you can use the receiver's remote control to operate player functions like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, or Stop.

    Note: Not all HDMI-CEC compatible components and functions are guaranteed to work.

    AV Controller App: Download Yamaha's free AV Controller App (from Apple's App Store or GooglePlay) onto your Apple iOS (5.0+) or Android (2.1+) device and turn your mobile device into a Wi-Fi enabled remote control for the Yamaha AV receiver. Your Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to the same home network as the Yamaha AV receiver.

    • Basic Remote Functions: The AV Controller App provides the flexibility to control input, volume, mute and power commands from your compatible Apple iOS or Android device.
    • DSP Controller: You can use the AV Controller App to adjust DSP soundfields & parameters to your preference to match the type of music/movie or the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes - (1) Basic, which lets you adjust the sound space by simply pinching the screen in-and-out; and (2) Advanced, which allows detailed adjustment of various parameters such as reverb, initial delay, and liveness.
    • Internal Content Browsing: Using this app on your Apple iOS or Android device, you can browse and listen to content from all internally available sources; such as Internet Radio, Pandora, Spotify, USB devices, and the AM/FM tuner.
    • Wireless Music Streaming: From the app, 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.
    • Blu-Ray Player: This App not only controls the Yamaha AV receiver, it also controls Yamaha Blu-ray Disc Players, supporting various functions including Play/Pause, Stop, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Previous/Next Track.

    AV Setup Guide App: Download Yamaha's AV Setup Guide App (from Apple's App Store or GooglePlay) onto your Apple iOS (6.0+) or Android (4.0+) device for assistance with connecting cables between the Yamaha AV receiver and your source devices as well as AV receiver setup. This app guides you through various settings including speaker connections, TV and source device connections, plus assigning the power amplifier. Once you have completed the setup guide, settings from this app will automatically be copied to your network-connected AV receiver for quick and easy setup.

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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    8 questions already asked

    Yes. [ DARRYL  May 11, 2015 ]
    I Do believe that it does support it on HDMI 1 [ Mike M  May 10, 2015 ]
    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. [ Jeff  May 08, 2015 ]  Staff
    I wish i could help, but all my connections are made via HDMi. [ ALLISON  Apr 16, 2015 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. 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: Or try our online support center: [ Jeff  Apr 15, 2015 ]  Staff
    this unit does not have phono connections. [ HERSHEL  Jan 07, 2015 ]
    Well the wire to the phono receiver is DC so make sure you have it positively charged. If you accidentally make it negative you may run into a power surge (aka fireworks). As for the ground wire, it might be DC as well, you might want to google that. Just use some duct tape and plug that thing into the wall with some copper wiring. Might do the trick ;) [ ANDREW P  Jan 03, 2015 ]
    I don't have a turn table to hook up to. [ JANET  Jan 01, 2015 ]
    You would need to use a phono preamp. This should have a ground connection as well. The preamp will connect to an audio input such as cd. [ DARRYL  Dec 31, 2014 ]
    A pre-amp must be purchased as an interface between receiver and phono. They are inexpensive. The ground wire can be connected to the receiver chassis. Hope this helps. [ DONALD  Dec 31, 2014 ]
    No phono preamp here [ JONATHAN M  Dec 31, 2014 ]
    So, the way I understand this is: The TV is Hi-Def but has no HDMI inputs, only Component Inputs. You want to connect a unit, say a Blu-Ray, to the Yamaha with HDMI and get the signal out of the Yamaha to the TV using the Component outputs instead of the HDMI output. I would think that it would work fine like that but we have not tested it in that manner. Robert should be able to download the Owner's Manual from Yamaha and find that out in the instructions. [ MARSHALL  Jan 02, 2015 ]
    Thank you for responding. I think you are right. It seems hdmi inputs can only feed hdmi outputs. I am researching a product now called hdfury (hdfury 2-component specifically). It is the only thing I have found so far that looks like it can successfully convert from an hdmi output to a component input. I am trying to avoid being forced to purchase a new monitor when I am very happy with my pioneer wide screen high def pre-hdmi set. Thanks again. [ ROBERT  Jan 02, 2015 ]
    Hey, Robert. I'm not an expert, but I have attempted what you are asking. Unfortunately, you cannot use HDMI cords into the receiver to feed component video cables that run to the TV. As you stated, HDMI can only run to HDMI. However, you can run components into your receiver, and have them go out through HDMI, it just doesn't work yhr other way around. I don't believe it's receiver specific either. I'm pretty confident that it is just a general rule. Hope this was useful! [ CHRISTIAN  Jan 02, 2015 ]
    Set surround mode for 2 channel [ JOHN W  Dec 09, 2014 ]
    Yes, you can use this receiver as a stereo receiver. Just connect the left & right front speaker. This will let you use am/fm, cd, ipod or even connect it to the internet stream music. [ tom  Dec 08, 2014 ]
    Yes. Assuming that you only have the two floor standing speakers, simply connect them to the Front L and Front R speaker terminals on the back of the RX-V477. [ DAVID  Dec 07, 2014 ]
    It is a 5.1 receiver. It will provide signal to 5 speakers plus a subwoofer. The key is that not all CD's or DVD's have that information. I am not sure that using just the right and left speaker connections will give you stereo sound. The Crutchfield technicians should know. [ ROGER  Dec 07, 2014 ]
    I don't see why not. I have the Bose AM5 cube speakers up front, Bose center channel speaker as well as the Bose 161 rear speakers. [ FREDERICK J  Dec 07, 2014 ]
    Yes you can. I am running two B+W Matrix 803 S2 speakers. [ Jarrod  Dec 07, 2014 ]
    I am not using a NAS, but I do push this unit quite hard and it just keeps coming back for more. [ ALLISON  Dec 10, 2014 ]
    While I am happy with the Yamaha receiver, I do not have it connected to the TV with a NAS. My connections are via cable and WiFi. But now that the NAS subject has been brought up, I would also be interested in the way to connect the system in this manner. Thanks. [ JOSE A  Dec 06, 2014 ]
    You would first have to see if the NAS device is compatible with the formats spelled out in the specs section of the unit. If you're not using a display you will have a difficult time seeing everything through the front digital display of the receiver. With that said, you will connect the compatible device to the front USB port and switch your input to USB in the receiver. This is where the TV will come in handy so you can see all of your files. In order to get a pic through the display you''ll need an HDMI. Once you switch to the appropriate input you simply scroll down and find the file you'd like to share and play. [ RAMIRO  Dec 06, 2014 ]
    Sorry, I have not used it with a NAS. [ Robert  Dec 06, 2014 ]
    It connects to the internet and blue tooth very well. [ DENNIS  Apr 23, 2014 ]
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff  Apr 16, 2014 ]  Staff