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YAMAHA RX-V473BL 5.1-Channel Network AV Receiver

  • 5.1 channel
  • 4 HDMI/3D passthrough
  • Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio

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Provides simple operation with network control via free Yamaha AV Controller App, plus enhanced audio capabilities with CINEMA DSP 3D for an enveloping home theater experience. Expand Apple® connectivity with AirPlay® and versatile USB input for iPad® compatibility. Be ready for the future with sophisticated technologies like 4k video pass-through and 20% less power consumption with ECO mode.

Audio Features

  • 5-channel powerful surround sound
    115W per Channel (8 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.9 % THD, 1 ch driven)
    80W 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
  • 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

4K pass-through for next generation super high resolution images

This AV receiver provides advanced HDMI features including 4K pass-through. 4K refers to four times the resolution of a 1080p display. While not yet available, 4K displays and sources are sure to become popular in the future. This receiver is capable of passing the 4K data from the source to the display, for image clarity far beyond present standards.

HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel

3D means the receiver can handle 3D 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.

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. The AV Controller app (from iTunes App Store or Android Market) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones.

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 Android Market to control power on/off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones. A tablet version is also available.

AirPlay Allows Streaming Music to AV receiver

This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means they can accept wireless music streaming from 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 computer on your home theater system. You can use view metadata such as song title, artist name as well as album art* via AV receiver's on-screen display.

*Some models don't support album art display.

YPAO Sound Optimization for Automatic Speaker Setup

YPAO analyzes the room acoustics and adjusts various audio parameters for optimum sound in just a few minutes. It's like having a professional installer calibrate your system.

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.

SCENE for One-Touch Start

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

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.

Input Selection in HDMI Standby Through Mode

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

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, and 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.

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

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.

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 do not want to disturb others.

ECO mode lowers power consumption by 20%*

Yamaha's new ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20%. 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 2, 4, 8 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 (1W in HDMI Standby Through mode, 2W in Network Standby mode).

Other Notable Video Features

  • Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24 Hz 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 song titles displayed in English and Western European languages on the front panel
  • Multi language color OSD for improved visibility
  • Audio input assign capability for HDMI and component video input
  • Audio Delay for adjusting Lip-Sync (0-250 ms)
  • 40-station preset tuning / Auto preset tuning
  • Preset remote unit
  • Background Video feature (for Radio only)

Other Notable Advanced Features


  • newegg Exceptional Audio Performance Featuring 5-channel powerful surround sound with discrete amp configuration and 192 kHz/24-bit Burr Brown DACs for all channels, the RX-V473 delivers high dynamic, powerful output capability to bring you cinema-like audio experience just in the comfort of your home. The Direct Mode makes for high quality sound reproduction while the low jitter PLL circuitry helps optimize sound imaging. The HD Audio format decoding for Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio refreshes your listening experience with tantalizing high-definition audio that is as stunning as the high-definition pictures. (DTS-HD featured products have the ability to decode all streams required for DTS-HD Master Audio but may have limitations in channel output and/or sampling frequency; or may utilize unique post processing.)
  • newegg Future Ready The RX-V473 provides advanced HDMI features including 4K Pass-Through for higher picture quality, 3D for enjoying 3D video sources, and ARC (Audio Return Channel), which makes it easier to hear TV sound. It also supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 24 Hz Refresh Rate and Auto Lip-Sync compensation to sync the dialogue and pictures.
  • newegg Network Functions Add More Convenience AirPlay allows music streaming from Mac, PC, iPod, iPhone, iPad. The AV Controller app lets you easily operate various functions from an iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android device. The access to Internet Radio (vTuner) allows you to keep track of your favorite station while the DLAN 1.5 function makes content share from your digital devices much easier than before.
  • newegg CINEMA DSP 3D mode & VIRTUAL Presence Speaker The actually measured sound field data contain the information of the height of the sound images. CINEMA DSP 3D mode achieves the reproduction of the accurate height of the sound images so that it creates the accurate and intensive stereoscopic sound fields in a listening room. Thanks to Virtual Presence Speaker function, you can also enjoy CINEMA DSP 3D surround even without Front Presence Speakers.
  • newegg SCENE – A NEW LEVEL OF OPERATING EASE 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 also.
  • newegg 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 and you don't have to do anything!

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Andrew C.
  • 11/26/2013 8:57:09 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood receiver but HDMI issues

Pros: Using HDMI to drive my home system Blue-ray, Cable, PS3.
Easy setup, Airplay works well with the network attachment, Nice sound quality. Drives my Polk home 5.1 system w/ no complaints. Good warranty coverage. Good phone support.

Cons: Major HDMI board issues. Unit worked intermittently after first month and then went out all together. Had to send to Yamaha repair shop to replace HDMI board and was told this is common on these units from Yamaha. Very concerned this will happen again soon and be w/o warranty coverage.

Other Thoughts: In general I like Yamaha and if it was not for the HDMI issue I would have no issue with this receiver. However the HDMI is the heart of the unit for my purposes (and most others I assume) so I cannot in good conscience give more than 2 eggs given the failure I had. Warranty service was easy but very disappointed overall.

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  • Glenn G.
  • 9/25/2013 2:01:29 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDisappointment

Pros: Had this receiver for a little more than a year...and I must say I was very happy with it.

Cons: Two weeks ago one day it just started acting funny on the sound volume...getting lower then higher...I spent all this money thinking I was getting a good product but I am very disappointed...I may discontinue anymore service at Newegg.

Other Thoughts: Don't buy...I read where there are failure components with in this receiver....all I know is it sucks and I am out over #350.00 Is a piece of junk

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4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Setup went easily enough. Things worked when plugged in the way I expected.

I like the remote. Buttons are laid out nicely, very intuitive. Much better than the Sony remote I replaced with lots of confusing acronyms on the buttons.

It has lots of inputs. This was a feature I searched quite a while for, to accommodate all the older gear I have. Still did not have all the inputs I wanted. There's no SVHS for my old VCR. No big loss. And not enough 2 channel audio inputs. Only one set on the back and one on the front. So I have to manually switch cables sometimes.

Includes Ethernet and optical cables. This was a surprise since receivers usually don't come with cables. But it meant I bought extra cables.

FM and AM reception worked surprisingly well with the included antennas. It was all but useless on my old Sony. Not too important since I don't listen to radio much.

Cons: I was hoping this device would take composite and component video signals and route them out the HDMI. It does not seem to do that. So I need 3 sets of cables to my projector: HDMI, Component, and Composite.

Tried to use this with an HDMI to DVI adaptor connected to a DVI to HDMI cable to a projector that has HDMI input. Does not work. I'll have to buy another HDMI to HDMI cable.

Can't find a way to connect my XBox. The component video out will plug in but the only ways to use sound with component video are optical or coaxial. The XBox has 2 channel stereo for the audio out. I was hoping for a mode where I could set the receiver to take video from one AV channel and audio from another but so far have not found a way to do that.

Other Thoughts: Got this for a good price. Much cheaper than the Sony I replaced.

I wanted an option for Pandora but those receivers were all much more expensive. However this one does have Internet radio with a good selection of stations so I don't miss Pandora after all.

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  • Oscar B.
  • 2/22/2013 10:06:36 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Receiver

Pros: Good Sound Quality. YPAO seems to help sound quality on martin Logan Motion setup. Not sure if its quite as good as my old Yamaha HTR-6180. Air play is awesome.

Cons: Don't update firmware via network, this can kill the receiver. Only do this via usb drive.

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  • Visa
  • 1/17/2013 6:24:50 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAbsolutely excellent

Pros: Easy set up. Sounds amazing.

Cons: none

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  • patrick m.
  • 1/10/2013 11:22:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdefeceted hmi boards

Pros: nothing defective hdmi board
this price is way to hight
the sound is not loud at all

Cons: everything is wrong the price and the defect in it, all these people who wrote review work for themman sent this back found out their a defected when they made the hmi board don,t worry it might work a few days few weeks maybe month i went threw 4 of them in 6 month , all hdmi board are faulty and will go out on you, also sound, i got a better system for 150 dollars that blow this away. the sound is no loud at all for this unit and the price is the worst , what a rip off man,

Other Thoughts: man sent this back found out their a defected when they made the hmi board don,t worry it might work a few days few weeks maybe month i went threw 4 of them in 6 month , all hdmi board are faulty and will go out on you, also sound, i got a better system for 150 dollars that blow this away. the sound is no loud at all for this unit and the price is the worst , what a rip off man,

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  • Robert A.
  • 11/27/2012 11:54:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsJust Ok

Pros: Easy to setup. Nice features.

Cons: Can't seem to get good volume out of the receiver. I have to turn it to 30dB to watch a movie. I have an older Yamaha that fills the room with sound at 40dB with smaller speakers.

Other Thoughts: I spent too much time swapping out speakers thinking they were the problem. It just seems like the receiver just isn't as good as the older one I have. I will continue to search for a good configuration, and will update this review if I figure it out. If you don't want to have buyers remorse I would look at other models or other brands.

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  • David A.
  • 11/6/2012 2:40:53 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsStay a way

Pros: Good sound

Cons: It is losing it setting every time I start the receiver, worst of all, the receiver looses the video and sound when increasing or lowering the volume and when changing resolutions loose the video for several seconds and no sound
need to power off the receiver to communicate with smart TV, with cable box there is picture and No sound , need to be very lucky to find out what relay work to start sound , very frustrating product

Other Thoughts: Don't Buy it

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  • Matthew M.
  • 10/31/2012 11:33:59 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis receiver is wonderful for the $$$

Pros: Power. Tons of Options for Sound Field (yamaha always does this) great enhancements that don't sound processed. Nice Speaker Wire Termicals that accept even my beefy 14 gauge wire.

On Screen Display coupled with Yamaha's mic to set up your configuration saves boat loads of time.

This thing makes my Allison CD-7's sing in stereo mode and surround. My pioneer center channel jams and my surrounds do their surrounding, they suck but its not the amps fault now is it??

Love this lil guy!

Cons: Vid Up Conversation is missing. Not the end of the world, click my LG Plasma's remote on the fast input setting to AV or I could use my Receiver's too busy (cough, lazy) to configure.

Other Thoughts: Easy up time. Having network connection with this power rating at this price is a steal if you know what you are doing otherwise. Simple setup, not overly massive. Nice display.

Clean design, clean power, clean sound, clean inputs. Buy it, stop looking.

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  • Alex D.
  • 10/25/2012 7:39:29 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSo far love it

Pros: Never been unhappy with a yamaha. Great quality, great sound. Powers my floorstanding speakers perfectly. The networking feature is great - I control the unit right from my phone.

Cons: None - I had my previous yamaha receiver for years without an issue. They make quality products.

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