The Yamaha RX-V777BT 7.2 Channel AV Receiver allows you to enjoy robust audio and video performance from a variety of sources. This receiver delivers up to 130W per channel at 8 ohms and can upscale video sources to near UHD 4K quality. Yamaha YPAO sound optimization technology is onboard to help you tailor the sound of the receiver to your listening space with the included setup microphone. The receiver's front panel USB port is compatible with Apple devices like iPhones and iPods, and can also be used to connect other USB music sources. Additionally, there's an HDMI port on the front panel that accepts MHL connections from devices like smartphones.
The Yamaha RX-V777BT includes a Bluetooth adapter for wirelessly pairing with Bluetooth audio sources such as smartphones and MP3 players. This receiver also features Apple AirPlay for wireless music streaming from compatible devices. You can use the receiver's Ethernet port or built-in Wi-Fi for Internet connectivity, and once connected you can take advantage of the receiver's enhanced network features like Pandora, Spotify and DLNA content sharing. You can also download the free Yamaha AV Controller app for Android or iOS for enhanced receiver control.
Six HDMI inputs are onboard for connecting high-definition video and audio sources. There are also two integrated HDMI outputs for simultaneously displaying video on external displays. Two digital optical and two digital coaxial inputs are also built-in for interfacing additional audio sources. There is also a 12V trigger on the rear of the receiver, which can be used to communicate with and power-on compatible external amplifiers when using the receiver as a preamp or processor. Additionally, this receiver decodes high-resolution surround sound formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD for producing a dynamic multi-channel audio experience.
Built-In Wi-Fi and Wireless Direct
Built-in Wi-Fi allows wireless connection with your household wireless router, simplifying system connections to enjoy network audio and music streaming services. If no Wi-Fi router is available, the Wireless Direct feature not only allows you to stream music directly from your smartphone or tablet via the AV Controller App's Music Play feature, Apple AirPlay etc., but also control your receiver using the AV Controller App.
4K Ultra HD Pass-through and Upscaling
This AV receiver's HDMI input / output supports 4K Ultra HD video image pass-through. It also can perform 4K Ultra HD upscaling to boost a lower resolution image to near 4K quality. This helps to ensure compatibility with high resolution video formats.
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, Spotify and operate your system via WebBrowser Control. The AV Controller App (from iTunes or Google play) lets you control various functions from your iPod, iPhone, iPad or Android phones / tablets.
AirPlay Music Streaming
This AV receiver supports AirPlay, which means it can accept wireless music streaming from the iPod touch, iPhone or iPad, as well as from iTunes on a Mac or PC. 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. Album art support may vary, please check with the manufacturer for details.
With the Spotify app on your smartphone, you've got instant access to a vast library of songs. And you can stream those songs to your Yamaha receiver by using Spotify Connect. Just hit "play" to start streaming music. Furthermore, when you're listening on your smartphone outside and come inside, the song immediately streams to your receiver so you can enjoy uninterrupted music. You can also personalize playlists and receive phone calls while listening to music.
HTC Connect for Wireless Streaming
HTC Connect lets you stream music to your AV receiver wirelessly. You don't need a separate app because HTC Connect is built right into select HTC phones. Simply swiping the HTC phone screen starts music output to the AV receiver, from the HTC device's local music sources or third party music sources.
AV Controller App
This AV receiver lets you use the Yamaha AV Controller app that is downloadable from the iTunes or Google Play to control power on / off and volume, select input and DSP modes and operate other functions from an iPhone or Android devices. You can also use it in multiple languages and customize the interface by hiding unused icons and renaming functions. A tablet version of the app is also available.
USB Digital Connection for iPod and iPhone on the Front Panel
A USB port on the front panel allows convenient connection of an iPod / iPhone, which also charges when connected. Because the digital signal from the iPod / iPhone is transmitted directly to the AV receiver, there is no signal loss or interference for optimal audio playback. In addition, you can use the receiver's remote control unit to operate the iPod / iPhone music playback functions.
MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) Support
MHL provides a direct connection of compatible mobile phones to this AV receiver. Playback of up to 1080p video and multichannel 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.
HDMI with Audio Return Channel
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.
HDMI CEC for Easy Operation
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 be compatible.
Virtual CINEMA FRONT
With Virtual CINEMA FRONT, you can 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.
Yamaha's low-range enhancement technology delivers rich bass while maintaining good localization and sound balance even with compact front speakers. When a subwoofer is used, it improves the volume of the entire low range of the speaker system, not only the front speakers, but also enhancing the bass from the subwoofer.
YPAO 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.
YPAO Volume applies loudness EQ correction to automatically adjust high and low frequency levels as volume changes. Using the YPAO measurement results, EQ correction is optimized to your system settings and listening environment.
HD Audio with CINEMA DSP 3D
CINEMA DSP 3D provides a wide, high and dense sound field. HD Audio format decoding lets you enjoy HD Audio sources. Virtual Presence Speakers deliver three-dimensional sound without actual use of presence speakers.
DSP Parameter Adjustment for Easy and Detailed Setting
This AV receiver is equipped with a variety of sound programs that utilize Yamaha's original DSP technology. They allow you to easily create sound fields like actual movie theaters or concert halls in your room and enjoy natural stereoscopic sound fields. You can use the AV Controller App to adjust DSP parameters to your preference to match the type of music / movie or the mood you want to achieve. There are two modes, basic and advanced, that you can choose according to the type of adjustments you want to do.
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.
Compressed Music Enhancer
When music is encoded into a digitally compressed format like MP3, the frequency response is compromised. Yamaha's Compressed Music Enhancer employs sophisticated digital signal processing using algorithms to restore what was lost, so the music always sounds the way it should.
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.
Total Purity Concept
The Total Purity Concept encompasses high drive amp technology, high purity pre-amplification, anti-vibration technology and independent pure power supplies. This model has a fully discrete power amplifier that helps to minimize distortion. It also has independent pure power supplies, allowing dedicated power supplies for the analog and digital circuitry to prevent digital noise from affecting analog circuitry. The anti-vibration heat-sinks 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.
Subwoofer Trim Control
The Subwoofer Trim Control enhances the low frequencies by avoiding overlap with the front speaker output. This is designed to produce a clean, 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.
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.
Dialogue Lift and Dialogue Level Adjustment
Dialogue Lift raises the sound of dialogue from the center speaker to a position in the center of the screen. 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.
Advanced Multilingual GUI On-screen Display
Yamaha's 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.
Yamaha's ECO mode reduces power consumption by about 20 percent. It can be set from the top of the GUI menu.
Versatile Zone Control
HDMI Zone B for audio/video streaming to another room (same content as main room)
Zone 2 on / off and control on front panel
Zone max volume and initial volume setting
Remote input / output
Programmable +12 V trigger output
9 audio preouts for multi-channel output including dual subwoofer support
Aluminum front panel for enhanced rigidity
Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
DLNA content sharing with other DLNA-compatible devices
Initial Volume & Maximum Volume setting
Pure Direct (with video on mode)
Deep Color / x.v.Color / 24 Hz Refresh Rate / Auto Lip-Sync
4K Ultra HD Pass-through and upscaling (HDMI 4K Ultra HD 50 / 60p)
HDMI upscaling: Analog to HDMI and HDMI to HDMI
3D Pass-through over HDMI
FLAC, WAV 192 kHz / 24-bit, Apple Lossless 96 kHz / 24-bit playback and gapless playback compatibility