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Yamaha RX-V475 5.1 Channel Network AV Receiver

  • 5.1 channel, 115W per channel
  • 5 HDMI/3D-4K pass-through, 1 w/MHL
  • Apple AirPlay, DLNA 1.5 Network Connectivity
  • YPAO Sound Optimization
  • AV Controller App (iOS, Android)
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The RX-V675 7.2 channel network AV receiver is poised for maximum audio performance with its Discrete Amp Configuration (DAC) and Yamaha Cinema DSP 3D processing. Additional convenient functions include MHL® (Mobile High-Definition Link) and AirPlay® and music streaming services - both controllable through Yamaha's free AV Controller app. Front panel connection and charging for your iPod®/iPhone®/iPad® is provided, as well as wireless capability via optional Wi-fi or Bluetooth® accessories. Plus, check out app-controllable, independently powered Zone 2 for whole-home audio enjoyment, along with 4K video pass-through and upscaling from analog or HDMI sources.


Audio Features


  • 7-channel powerful surround sound
    105W per Channel (8 ohms, 1kHz, 0.9% THD, 2-ch. driven)
    90W per Channel (8 ohms, 20Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2-ch. driven)
  • HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio;
    Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
  • Full discrete amp configuration
  • Pure Direct for pure Hi-Fi sound quality enjoyment
  • Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels
  • Low jitter PLL circuitry helps optimize sound imaging
  • Assignable amplifiers for front speaker bi-amp connection
  • Intelligent assignable amplifiers for Surround Back Front Presence or Zone 2
  • FLAC or WAV 192kHz/24-bit audio playback


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, and anti-vibration technology. All models have a fully discrete power amplifier that helps to minimize distortion. They also adopt independent pure power supplies, employing dedicated power supplies to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heatsinks are designed to suppress vibration from transistors and sound pressure. Independent power supplies for the DACs are designed to further eliminate noise on certain models. Down to every detail, these AV receivers are designed with full emphasis on the highest possible sound quality.


Extensive Audio Codec and Format Support

This AV receiver is compatible with many audio formats such as Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™. They are also compatible with FLAC/WAV 192kHz playback. Enjoy excellent sound quality from Blu-ray™ and other types of high resolution sources.


Intelligent Amp Assign

Intelligent Amp Assign automatically assigns amplifier channels to certain speakers depending on what functions are selected. For example, in a 7.1-channel system, when Zone 2 is off, all 7.1 channels will be used in the Main Zone. However, when Zone 2 is on, power to the two surround back-channels will be directed to the two speakers in Zone 2 and the Main Zone will receive 5.1 channels of power. Similarly, when CINEMA DSP 3D is on, the two front presence speakers will be powered and not the two surround back speakers. When CINEMA DSP 3D is off, this situation is reversed. Thanks to Intelligent Amp Assign, there's no need to switch the speaker cables on the rear of the receiver – one more way Yamaha makes your life a little easier.


4K Pass-through and Upscaling Supports Latest High Resolution Video Formats

This AV receiver's HDMI input/output supports 4K video image pass-through. It can also perform 4K upscaling to boost a lower resolution image to super high-def resolution. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.


HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel

3D means the receiver can handle 3-dimensional signal data. The Audio Return Channel function enables data to be sent and received via the same HDMI cable so you can hear the sound from the TV via a single HDMI cable with no need for an extra optical cable.


High Quality Video Processing with Edge Adaptive Deinterlacing

In ordinary deinterlacing, pixels in areas of movement are interpolated by upper and lower ranges. This causes jaggies in diagonal lines. Edge adaptive deinterlacing detects the direction of the line and interpolates the pixels optimally.


SCENE for One-touch Start

Pressing a SCENE button powers on the AV receiver and selects the input source and DSP mode. You can reset the buttons for different sources by selecting a source and DSP mode, then pressing a SCENE button for more than three seconds.



HDMI CEC for Easy Operation

Another benefit of HDMI is the availability of CEC functionality. When the unit is connected to a CEC compatible TV, it will turn on and off together with the TV; plus, you can use the TV remote to control the volume. CEC also provides advanced functionality with other components. For example, you can use the receiver's remote unit to control player functions like Skip and Stop.

*All connected devices must be HDMI CEC compatible. Some CEC compatible TVs/players may not work.


AirPlay Allows Streaming Music to AV Receiver

This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless music streaming from an iPod® touch, iPhone® or iPad®, as well as from iTunes on Macs or PCs. This makes it easy to enjoy music from your mobile devices or computers on your home theater system. View metadata such as song title and artist name as well as album art* via the on-screen display.

*Some models don't support album art display.


AV Controller App for Easy, Convenient Operation

This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller app that is downloadable from the iTunes App Store or Google Play to control power on/off and volume, select input and DSP modes, and operate other functions from an iPhone® or Android device. You'll also find as many as 23* different languages and a customizable interface for hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version is also available.

*As of Spring 2013.

Network Functions

This AV receiver provides a variety of network functions that enable you to access more sources and also enhance operation. You can connect the receiver to a PC to enjoy Internet radio, Pandora®, and Rhapsody®, and operate your system via WebBrowser Control. The AV Controller app (from iTunes App Store or Google Play) lets you control various functions from your iPod®, iPhone®, iPad® or Android devices.


MHL® (Mobile High-Definition Link) Support for High Quality Video and Audio

MHL provides easy, direct connection of compatible mobile phones and this AV receiver. Playback of up to 1080p video and multi-channel audio from the phones is supported. The receiver also charges the connected phone. Play, Stop and other basic operations can be controlled from the remote control.


USB Digital Connection for iPod®, iPhone® and iPad® on the Front Panel

A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod/iPhone/iPad, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod/iPhone/iPad is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal loss or interference, so you enjoy the best possible sound quality. In addition, you can use the receiver’s remote control unit to operate the iPod/iPhone/iPad music playback functions.


Advanced Multi-language GUI On-screen Display

Yamaha's latest graphical user interface has a high resolution display with clear, easy-to-use menus and also includes a selectable status bar that shows input source, volume level, DSP mode and audio format. The GUI provides a choice of eight languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese and Chinese, and can be displayed over both normal and 3D pictures.


YPAO-R.S.C. (Reflected Sound Control) Sound Optimization

YPAO-R.S.C. analyzes room acoustics and measures various speaker characteristics, then calibrates audio parameters to achieve optimum sound. It employs Reflected Sound Control to correct early reflections for studio-quality sound. It also provides DSP Effect Normalization, which varies the CINEMA DSP parameters according to the reflected sounds.



HDMI Front Panel Input

In addition to the large number of HDMI inputs on the rear panel, there is also one on the front panel. This gives you a convenient way to quickly plug in a digital camera or camcorder for highest quality pictures.


Input Selection in HDMI Standby Through Mode

When the AV receiver is in HDMI Standby Through mode, the input source on the monitor (Blu-ray Disc™ player, game console, etc.) can be changed via the remote control. There's no need to turn on the AV receiver in order to switch sources.

HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D and Virtual Presence Speaker

CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speaker delivers 3-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers.

Compressed Music Enhancer

When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response suffers. Yamaha’s Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using exclusive algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.


Dialogue Lift and Dialogue Level Adjustment for Natural Dialogue and Vocals

Dialogue Lift raises the sound of dialogue from the center speaker to a position in the center of the screen. Newly developed virtual dialogue lift achieves dialogue lift function even without the need for presence speakers. Dialogue Level Adjustment lets you control the volume of the vocal sound, so you hear movie dialogue and music vocals at the ideal level for clear, comfortable listening.


Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)

Adaptive DRC automatically adjusts the dynamic range of the sound according to the volume level. This ensures that you hear clear dialogue and 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 don't want to disturb others.

New Virtual CINEMA DSP for 7.1-channel Surround Sound

New Virtual CINEMA DSP provides virtual 7.1-channel surround sound from only front speakers (2.1-channel), with no need for rear speakers. Using new 24 kHz HRTF (Head-related Transfer Function) technology, it creates a rear sound field that is extremely spacious, natural and powerful.

Subwoofer Trim for Improved Sound Imaging

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 Control takes care of this by separating the low subwoofer frequencies cleanly, thus stabilizing the front stage while providing a well-balanced enhanced bass sound.


ECO Mode Lowers Power Consumption by 20 Percent*

Yamaha’s new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20 percent. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.

*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off (Yamaha measurement).



Selectable Auto Power Down

Auto Power Down lets you save energy by selecting to turn off the power after two, four, eight or 12 hours.


Low Standby Power Consumption

Yamaha makes its receivers eco-friendly with a low standby power consumption of 0.1W in IR Standby mode (3W in HDMI Standby Through mode, 3W in Network Standby mode).



Connection for YWA-10 Wi-Fi Adapter

This AV receiver provides a DC-out connection for the YWA-10 Wi-Fi adapter (optional accessory). This lets you stream music wirelessly via a router from network components such as a PC or NAS.


Connection for YBA-11 Bluetooth® Wireless Adapter

This AV receiver provides a DC-out connection for the YBA-11 Bluetooth wireless adapter (optional accessory). Stream music wirelessly from a Bluetooth-capable smartphone, tablet or PC without a Wi-Fi environment.


Other Notable Audio Features


  • 7-channel powerful surround sound
    105 W per channel (8 ohms, 1kHz, 0.9% THD, 2-ch driven)
    90 W per channel (8 ohms, 20Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2-ch driven)
  • Full discrete amp configuration
  • Pure Direct for pure Hi-Fi sound quality enjoyment
  • Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels
  • Low jitter PLL circuitry helps optimize sound imaging
  • Assignable amplifiers for front speaker bi-amp connection


Other Notable Video Features


  • 4K / full HD 1080p video upscaling from analog and HDMI input
  • Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24Hz refresh rate and auto lip-sync compensation


Other Notable Advanced Features


  • Charging of iPod®, iPhone® and iPad® via USB when AV Receiver is off
  • iPod/iPhone/iPad song titles displayed in English and Western European languages on the front panel
  • Audio input assign capability for HDMI and component video input
  • Audio delay for adjusting lip-sync (0-500ms)
  • Preset remote unit
  • Background video feature (for tuner and network sources)


Other Notable Surround Realism


  • SILENT CINEMA™ and New Virtual CINEMA DSP with 7-channel playback
  • Two subwoofer outputs (simultaneous outputs)



AV Receiver

Amplifier Section Channel 7.2
Rated Output Power (1kHz, 2-ch. driven) 105W (8 ohms, 0.9% THD)
Rated Output Power (20Hz-20kHz, 2-ch. driven) 90W (8 ohms, 0.09% THD)
Dynamic Power per Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms) 130/170/200/240W
Surround Sound Processing CINEMA DSP Yes (3D)
DSP Programs 17
Compressed Music Enhancer Yes
Dialog Level Adjustment Yes
Virtual Presence Speaker Yes
Dialogue Lift Yes (no presence speakers required)
Dolby TrueHD Yes
Dolby Digital Plus Yes
Dolby Pro Logic IIx Yes
DTS-HD Master Audio Yes
Audio Features Pure Direct Yes (with video on mode)
YPAO sound optimization Yes (R.S.C.)
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) Yes
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume Setting Yes
Bi-amp capability Yes
Audio Delay Yes (0-500ms)
192kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels Yes (Burr-Brown)
Video Features 4K Pass-through & 4K Upscaling Yes
HDMI 3D passthrough Yes
HDMI Audio Return Channel Yes
HDMI upscaling Yes (analog to HDMI / HDMI to HDMI)
Deep Color/x.v.Color/24Hz Refresh Rate /Auto Lip-Sync Yes
Extensive Connection HDMI Input/Output 6 (one on front) / 1
HDMI CEC Yes (SCENE, device control)
Connectivity MHL Support Yes
Extensive Connection USB Input iPod®/iPhone®/iPad®, USB memory, portable audio player
Network Port Yes
Connectivity AirPlay Yes
Extensive Connection Front AV Input HDMI (MHL support)/USB/Composite
Connectivity DC Out Yes
Extensive Connection Digital Audio Input/Output: Optical 2 / 0
Digital Audio Input/Output: Coaxial 2 / 0
Analog Audio Input/Output 4 / 1
Component Video Input/Output 2 / 1
Composite Video Input/Output 5 (one on front) / 1
Preout SW (2 x mono)
Headphone Output 1
Tuner Section FM/AM Tuner Yes
User Interface On-screen display Graphical user interface
SCENE SCENE (4 sets)
App Control Yes (iPhone®/iPad®/Android phone/tablet)
Web Browser Control Yes
Remote Control Unit Yes (preset)
Zone Control Zone 2 Audio Output Line output
Powered Zone Zone 2
+12V Trigger Output 1
Remote (IR) Input/Output 1 / 1
General Standby Power Consumption (IR only) ≤0.1W
Auto Power Standby Yes
ECO mode Yes
Dimensions (W x H x D) 17-1/8” x 6-3/4” x 14-3/8”
Weight 22.1lbs.




Yamaha AV receivers are the perfect control centers for a home entertainment network. Their network functions include support for FLAC 96/24 (high quality lossless format), compatibility with Windows7 and DLNA 1.5 (for finding and playing digital sources) and web browser control from a PC or PDA.



AirPlay provides the convenience of wireless music playback of your iTunes from iPod/iPhone/iPad and Mac/PC.



DLNA certification ensures a device has been tested and proven compatible with various CE, PC and mobile devices designed according to the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines. Products certified by DLNA will bear a logo indicating the device they are purchasing has undergone rigorous testing and conforms to the Interoperability Guidelines.

Pandora Internet Radio

Pandora Internet Radio

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. Create up to 100 stations and easily switch between favorites.



Meet your new music collection complete with millions of songs, entire albums and artist hits spanning the decades. This is more than just internet radio. This is the power to play exactly the songs you want, wherever you are. Give it a try, sign in and start listening.

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby® TrueHD is Dolby’s next-generation lossless technology developed for high-definition disc-based media. Dolby TrueHD delivers tantalizing sound that is bit-for-bit identical to the studio master, unlocking the true high-definition entertainment experience on next-generation discs. When coupled with high-definition video, Dolby TrueHD offers an unprecedented home theater experience that lets you enjoy sound as stunning as the high-definition picture.

DTS-HD Master Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio

DTS-HD Master Audio delivers sound quality that matches the clear and vivid images of high-definition video. Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs deliver five times the video resolution of standard DVD and produce images with stunning realism. But that's only half of the story. You need incredible sound to complete the high definition experience and DTS-HD Master Audio provides the highest quality multi-channel sound possible. Movies come alive with sound as lifelike as the picture and music becomes as real as a live performance.

Mobile High-Definition Link

Mobile High-Definition Link

MHL (Mobile High-definition Link) is the interface standard for high-speed digital video signal transmission that is developed for mobile devices. This interface transmits both digital audio and digital video signals from mobile devices (such as smartphones) using a single cable with any loss. As with HDMI, MHL complies with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection).



HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is the first and only industry-supported, uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. With the ability to deliver crystal-clear, all-digital audio and video via a single cable, HDMI dramatically simplifies cabling and helps provide consumers with the highest-quality home theater experience. HDMI can provide an interface between most audio/video sources, such as a set-top box, Blu-ray Disc player, DVD player or AV receiver and a video monitor, such as a High-Definition Television (HDTV), over a single cable.

Depending on the model of product, HDMI can support standard, enhanced or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. It can support all currently-available compressed audio formats (such as Dolby Digital and DTS) and most newer HDMI devices can support lossless digital audio formats like Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™.

(View the specifications of each product for details on HDMI compatibility.)

Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad

Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad

“Made for iPod, iPhone and iPad” means that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, iPad, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards.

4K Pass-Through

4K Pass-Through

4K pass-through receives super high-def resolution video and passes it to a 4K compatible monitor. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.

4K Upscaling

4K Upscaling

4K upscaling boosts a lower resolution image to super high-def resolution video. This ensures compatibility with the latest super high resolution video formats.



This unit allows you to configure a multi-zone audio system. The Zone 2 feature allows you to set this unit to reproduce separate input sources in the main zone and the second zone (Zone 2). You can control this unit from the second zone using the supplied remote control.



The actually measured sound field data contains the information of the height of the sound images. CINEMA DSP 3D mode achieves reproduction of the accurate height of the sound images so that it creates the accurate and intensive stereoscopic sound fields in a listening room.

VIRTUAL Presence Speaker

VIRTUAL Presence Speaker

Virtual Presence Speaker mode provides the 3D sound without Front Presence speakers. The best way to enjoy 3D movies at home is with sound from a Yamaha AV receiver equipped with CINEMA DSP 3D.



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.

Compressed Music Enhancer

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 and WMA. 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.



Four SCENE buttons make operating the receiver easier than ever. They are initially set to default settings for DVD viewing, disc listening, TV viewing and radio listening. Pressing a SCENE button automatically launches a number of operations that initiate play of the source controlled by that button. Other SCENE settings are also available, such as iPod listening, XM listening, TV sports viewing and action game playing. Browsing and selecting the settings is quickly accomplished by changing Input via the front panel and watching the on-screen display. The settings can be selected for one-time use or they can replace the original default settings. The SCENE names can be changed, too.

YPAO Automatic System Calibration

YPAO Automatic System Calibration

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 sound pressure level, etc, until it achieves the best sound conditions for your room - you don't have to do anything!

ECO mode

ECO mode

ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%*. It can be set easily from the top of the GUI/OSD menu.

*Compared to power consumption when ECO mode is off. (Yamaha measurement).



Yamaha receivers displaying this icon support 3D HDMI pass-through from 3D-compatible Blu-ray Disc, game and broadcast devices to 3D-compatible HDTVs. 3D provides a more engaging audio and video consumer experience when using 3D-capable products and 3D media content. Note that special eyewear may be required for viewing 3D content.

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Power Output
115 W per channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9% THD, 1 ch driven)

80 W per channel (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz, 0.09% THD, 2 ch driven)
HD Audio format decoding: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio; Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio


FM/AM Tuner


5 In / 1 Out
Component Video
2 In / 1 Out
Digital Optical Audio
2 In
Digital Coaxial Audio
2 In
Headphone Jack
Pre-Amp Out
Single Sub
Wireless Connectivity
Airplay, DLNA


On Screen Display


Standby Consumption
<=0.1 W


5.1-channel powerful surround sound

Full discrete amp configuration

Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels

Direct mode for high quality sound reproduction

Low jitter PLL circuitry helps optimize sound imaging

FLAC or WAV 192 kHz/24-bit audio playback

Dimensions & Weight

17-1/8" x 6-3/8" x 12-3/8" (W x H x D)
17.9 lbs.

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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  • Garrett L.
  • 5/11/2014 8:40:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product for Starters (when priced right)

This review is from: Yamaha RX-V475 5.1 Channel Network AV Receiver

Pros: I have been waiting ten months to write this review just so that I could prove I have played around with it thoroughly. I purchased this receiver for under $290 (with a coupon) back in June 2013. I believe that is a fantastic price for a starter receiver. I will purchase a 7.1 or 7.2 receiver from Yamaha when I upgrade to the next. I plan for this to last several years as I have not yet had any problems with this receiver.

I have had absolutely no problems with Yamaha. When I had to contact their customer service, they were well trained and very helpful. It comforts me that companies still hire helpful people that communicate clearly.

As for the receiver:

The Yamaha app is FANTASTIC! I absolutely love the convenience of an app with an on screen volume wheel for quick adjustment. I have only rarely had problems playing music from my phone, but this is more likely a problem with my router than the receiver. The app also allows you to utilize any music stored on the phone and allows you to quickly create playlists. The app is well developed to pause, play, and skip songs with 2 swipes and a click.

The receiver performs without flaw when updated properly. The option of needing to buy an adapter for wi-fi connection is inconvenient and pricey. I plug it in through a power-line adapter and have had no problems. The connections on the back of the unit are pretty standard with no special differences.

YPAO! What a GREAT feature! I lived in several dorms and the auto configuration makes my speakers sound great in any room size or shape. The auto configuration did require me to up the bass a bit, but that is just the way I like it. I was afraid to connect Bose speakers (301 Direct Reflect) to this system as Bose only really sounds good with a Bose receiver, but the YPAO makes it easy to make the speakers sound as if they were set up professionlly. As a side note, my center speaker is a Kilpsch C-20 and I have two small rear Bose surround speakers that sound decent.

I have watched too many movies on this system and I have to admit that it really is a decent set-up. I have not stopped shopping for a better set-up since purchasing this and I have not found anything significantly better that is a 5.1 system.

Cons: Not having a built in Wi-Fi hookup in a wireless age has been the most inconvenient, but as stated earlier, I solved this with Ethernet over power-line adapters. (about $20 on newegg on-sale)

Up scaling is a joke. There was absolutely no difference in video quality and you would do better to upgrade your movie collection anyways. No, I do not understand the science behind up-scaling other than digital computation and pixel averaging. This should not be a selling point for the product.

The on screen display reminds me of the Super Nintendo or the first GUI operating systems. It is blocky and old looking. This is not a problem but shiny things tend to grab attention more.

Other Thoughts: This is a great beginner system product, but I will definitely upgrade to the 7.1 or 7.2 Yamaha receivers when it is most economically viable. I love the product and would recommend it to anyone looking for a start-up system with a set of random speakers (like mine.)

I am a beginner as far as audio configuration goes. This product is really user-friendly and sounds FANTASTIC, just like a movie theater at home! It also has enough configurations for intermediate to advanced users. I have not regretted buying this receiver. I am VERY satisfied.

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  • Jim G.
  • 2/17/2014 10:01:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Yamaha RX-V475 5.1 Channel Network AV Receiver

Pros: Very easy to use, sounds great, has more connectivity than you'll ever need at this price point. I like that it's not restricted to HDMI-only.

The "scene" buttons are really handy, especially if you have HDMI components that can receive remote commands (CEC). I've set up my PS3 and Sony Bravia XBR9 to turn on when using the "BD/DVD" scene. Perhaps the only drawback is that the cats sometimes step on the remote and turn on the TV by accident. Supports 24 Hz playback from my PS3 to the TV.

The Android/iPhone controller app is very nice! Lets you choose the DSP modes, inputs and such. Most useful when using the Network Radio feature, to select one of the bazillion available stations.

Has the option to select a different analog or digital audio input to replace the audio on an HDMI stream. Invaluable when you connect a laptop/PC using a DVI to HDMI cable, and have the laptop audio brought in on one of the analog stereo inputs.

YPAO is super easy to use. Plug in the included mic, position it near the listening location, and press "start".

The pass-through to the TV is very handy, for when I want to watch some TV without needing to turn on the amplifier.

Airplay audio is nice and easy to use. Works well with the girlfriend's Macbook Pro and iPhone. No video support though.

Cons: The on-screen UI looks very dated. The UI is not resolution-independent, and is simply displayed 1:1. This means that the menus look large when overlaid on a 480i stream, and tiny at 1080p. In all modes, the UI is not as slick as you'd expect from a 2013-era piece of electronics. Having said that, it is functional, and gets the job done. Most of the time, I prefer to use the Android control app instead.

The Android app doesn't take advantage of a tablet screen. It's optimized for phones. Not sure if the iPad version is the same (I don't own one).

The Pandora support is nice, but the setup process is quite tedious. I like that you can set up more than one profile. Would have been nicer if you could select those profiles with the TV turned off (with the remote, or with the iPhone app)

I'm completely puzzled why you need to create a login on some Yamaha website before the Network Radio will remember favorites.

The remote control is very cluttered, lots of little tiny buttons. Thankfully, the volume buttons are large. When sending commands to my PS3 (menu navigation), the remote is laggy. The PS3 remote feels a lot snappier.

Other Thoughts: Bought to replace an old Onkyo that had no HDMI support. I am driving a Polk Audio Monitor 45 front, CS2 center and TSi-100 rears.

Haven't tested the MHL functionality, since I don't have an appropriate cable.

Wish it supported Bluetooth audio streaming.

The girlfriend finds it very easy to use. The scene buttons and iPhone remote play a large role. Yamaha has stumbled on something great here.

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  • Shawn T.
  • 12/8/2013 8:52:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFun for the first couple months.

This review is from: Yamaha RX-V475 5.1 Channel Network AV Receiver

Pros: lots of features for the price. I especially like FLAC support.

Cons: I've had it less than 3 months and the HDMI video out seems to have spontaneously died.

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  • Jay D.
  • 12/7/2013 11:46:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery good receiver with useful features

This review is from: Yamaha RX-V475 5.1 Channel Network AV Receiver

Pros: Exceptionally easy to use for having so many features. The Scene buttons are an excellent innovation. The logically organized remote allows easy access to lots and lots of features. Easy to hook up, and the sound is excellent. The option to rename the connection on the front panel of the receiver is great. Connectors and controls are high quality and feel like they'll last. Built-in AirPort for connecting with devices running iTunes.

Cons: Wired-to-wifi networking is not always reliable. I did not get the Yamaha wifi add-on, and instead connect with Cat5 to my GigE wired network. this works, but the network software is not that refined. Not a big problem, because there are so many other ways to connect.

The apps for ipad and iphone both only partially work-- when connection to a device drops, it's difficult to start again, and sometimes the apps can'y see the receiver. I have used the AirPort on the receiver, but that has a hard time with dropped connections too. I successfully browsed to my computer sound library, but only once.

Other Thoughts: I bought this receiver to upgrade an ancient surround receiver with no HDMI. This has 4 HDMI in and it's a whole new experience. I can play music from my phone or ipad right through the airport connection, and I can plug devices into the USB port on the front panel. Playing sounds from other sources through this receiver is simple, easy to control, and the sound quality is superb.

One slight downside is "reconnects" through the HDMI. When I turn on the TV, for instance, even if I'm not tuned to the TV, the sound drops for as much as 5-10 seconds. This is annoying, but not overly so.

I am running mostly 2.1 stereo, with a DVD/CD player, the cable box, and Apple TV. The sound off the cable box is mostly surround (on the HD channels), and this receiver handles it flawlessly. I'll admit, this receiver is used most as the speaker system for my iphone, using AirPort. When the AirPort connection drops on the receiver, it's easy for me to switch over to the AirPort on the AppleTV, and play that through the HDMI connection. If you're planning to use this mostly for wireless AirPort connection to iDevices, I definitely recommend purchasing the Yamaha WiFi addon.

For me the test for success with this purchase was "spousal acceptance," and that's been great. The scene buttons, with their simultaneous settings of audio source, video source, DSP settiings (if any) and audio levels is great, and you can even name the setting on the front panel. Played through Orb speakers, front and center, with Cambridge Soundworks dipole rear surrounds and a PSB subwoofer the sound is superb. Using YPAO for setup is a snap. For the price, this receiver is a very good deal, and I highly recommend it.

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  • William L.
  • 11/23/2013 7:52:12 AM
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4 out of 5 eggsUpdate to 11/8

This review is from: Yamaha RX-V475 5.1 Channel Network AV Receiver

Pros: Update to my previous review.

Forgot one thing. The speed of the internal processor in this thing that runs the Internet Radio lists, DLNA Server music file listings, etc. seems Much [like 2.5x] faster than the RX-Vx73-series. (I had the 573 before it turned out to have a broken ground-path)

This makes interacting with it more fun and easy with long lists.

Cons: No more as of now.

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  • William L.
  • 11/8/2013 5:37:03 PM
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4 out of 5 eggsImproves on Yamaha's Previous Issues

This review is from: Yamaha RX-V475 5.1 Channel Network AV Receiver

Pros: Sounds great.

Solves the old Yamaha problem of their "Natural Sound Receiver" sounding like a bland, lifeless, soulless, uninteresting, morbid, bleak, heartless, blaaaahhhh... zzzzzzzzZZZzzz.

I have an RX-V series from awhile back and this 475 positively SPARKLES in-comparison.

Everything is better. Mids, Trebles, Clarity, DSP programs, power, dimension, calibration, directional-atmospherics.

Got pretty good results with YPAO Room-Mic every time. I felt no need to EQ manually. I do bump up the center-channel volume sometimes, though.

SCENE buttons Very convenient

*Chamber, Cellar Club and The Bottom Line are all pretty useful for actual music, if you like a small bit of echo. They're really not that bad.
*Sheer number of DSP programs is just Great! An embarrassment of riches.
*A.DRC+DSP+Enhancer frequently make sources sound quite a bit better than they are dry.

Sound on headphones is great, even for big, epic movies. Plenty of power in headphone amp for serious-quality cans. -Even drives a set of old 1 Million Ohm AKGs

No word on durability, but if history is any guide, my previous Yamaha is still running great after 15 years! -An N-A-DElectronics 705 of the same vintage had to go to the shop 2x so far!

Except for a few silly mistakes in the UX, the Controller App is really good. You would have paid Thousands for something like that even just a few years ago. -Running this amp on an iPad is really a lot of fun.

Back Panel: Thank You, Yamaha! Right now, I'm working in a mixed-source environment. And Yamaha is one of the few that doesn't say, "HDMI OR NOTHING!" -That is just a godsend that they still give you a full-range.

Thank you Again for HDMI-Passthrough! -Just in-case for some insane reason I wouldn't want the sound coming out of this thing.

USB power on the back is a nice touch.

Rating: I would give it more than just 4 eggs if I had more experience with its direct price-competitors. Even with my limited knowledge, other brands will probably have a tough time keeping-up. -Especially in Bang-for-the-buck-ratio.

Cons: Minor Point: Tone Controls are abit out of the way. -But the thing sounds so good you hardly need them.

*Not sure what good "Hall In Munich"/Vienna/Roxy are quite good-for.
*Some of the programs still need a little refinement, those 3 included
*-Especially as far as music-listening goes.

Universal remote "Forgets" command-set. (yes my FW is current as-of today)
Ex: If you have assigned DVD to SCENE I, but you were on SCENE II when you last powered-off, and you hit SCENE I to power-up and switch-channels, you will Also then have to hit the AV key for the appropriate input to get the Universal Remote to send the right commands to the DVD.

-Ie: A User-Process-Flow-Event Duplication.

It should be Implicit and Automatic that if you hit the SCENE button, it should also load the codeset of the source you've assigned.

-The UR will also "Lose" the last codeset if you go to change either "Option" or "Setup" in the middle of playing back that source.

You have to go hit the appropriate AV key for it once you've fiddled with whatever setting.

Controller App:
*Does not have "Direct" in the DSP panel, where it probably should be.
*Does not display "Setup" or "Options" on the iPhone/iPad's screen ; you have to look at the silly little screen on the amp and use this numpty little "side-app" called "Remote". -Dumb.
*(music)"Server" Needs a Fast Scroll/Bracket by Alphabetical Title Feature; ie: A, B, C, etc. -esp. for large libraries.

Internet Radio REALLY needs a "Last-Played-Station(s)" memory-slot, because there are like 4 Billion Internet Radio Stations.

"Enhancer" is not properly-calibrated for Voice (especially low-register voices), and sounds frankly DISTURBING for things like Dialogue or Talk-Radio. LLLUUUUUKKE... LLLUUUUUUKKE... I am your...

No lights or glow-in-the-dark on the remote, so it's easy to miss a key & accidentally launch a Saturn 5 rocket when you just wanted to un-pause.

*It is a "Dumb" switch, as far as Video goes.
*I would like the ability to send All Video over 1 output-to-monitor wire.
*As it stands, Yamahas only upscale 480i, everything else just gets "dumb-switched" or passed-through.
*So, it really does no composite-component-hdmi mixdown
*Not necessarily a Yamaha-specific point, but allegedly All In-Receiver Video Upscaling is utter garbage unless you buy something costing $3k; -and maybe still then, too. That is sad.

Yamaha Ethernet to Wifi Adapter Pricey. Just get the Wifi-N ioGear instead.

Shame you have to spend so much more to get 2 HDMI outs, in-case you have a panel and a projector, etc.

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