Yamaha's RX-V773WA 7.2-Channel A/V Receiver provides a very cost-effective way to process sound and video for any home theater system. Just hook up your choice of display, video source and speakers, and this receiver will tie them all together. It's capable of producing seven 95-watt channels of powerful surround sound.
With support for pass-through of ultra high resolution 4K video, the RX-V773WA can send the signal data from source to display without any signal loss. This is the standard in digital theaters and while it's not widely available yet for the consumer market, you'll be good to go when it is. Of course, this receiver offers six HDMI inputs -- which should be plenty for most modest home theaters. That means you can connect a DVD player, gaming console and still have four left over. It also has two HDMI outputs so you can connect up to two additional monitors. These connections carry 3D source material and also support Audio Return Channel to reduce the amount of cables you need to run.
If you have an iPod, iPhone or iPad, you'll be able to connect it directly to the USB port on the front panel of the receiver to enjoy stored or streamed media played back through your home theater. Since it's a digital connection, this allows for a clean, clear signal. You can even use the receiver's remote to control music playback on your Apple device. You can also connect a USB flash drive or portable audio player to widen your options.
But to unleash the full potential of this receiver, simply connect it to a broadband network (using the included Wi-Fi adapter) and it becomes an even more important hub for your home theater. First, you can access vTuner Internet Radio for a huge selection of music. You can also download an app to your iPhone/iPod/iPad or Android phone to use your device as a remote control for the system. You can also stream music from your iTunes wirelessly, since the receiver supports AirPlay. Another step-up feature of this model is that you can send stereo audio to a second room of the house.
The RX-V773WA employs Yamaha's Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) Reflected Sound Control, which uses a small microphone and sophisticated equalization to automatically set the best sound for your room, wherever your speakers are placed. The receiver supports decoding for the latest formats like Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. With 192 kHz/24-bit Burr Brown DACs for all channels, superb sound is ensured for all your movies, music and games. Plus, queuing up your entertainment is easy thanks to the multi-language color on-screen display.
And last but not least, the RX-V773WA isn't just affordable now, it's affordable in the long run. That's because it has an Eco mode so it uses less power to operate, and has an auto power down mode that also helps to save power. This is good for the environment while saving you money.