YMC-500 neoHD MEDIA CONTROLLER
TV, movies, music...it's all right at your command. Get ready for beautiful images and dynamic sound with ultra-easy control.
The neoHD Media Controllers are completely different than ordinary AV receivers. Instead of more functions, more buttons and mo...
YMC-500 neoHD MEDIA CONTROLLER
TV, movies, music...it's all right at your command. Get ready for beautiful images and dynamic sound with ultra-easy control. The neoHD Media Controllers are completely different than ordinary AV receivers. Instead of more functions, more buttons and more complicated operation, their basic concept is simplicity. You can connect all the equipment that you use to enjoy audio and video, and operate them all with one simple remote control! No more bother with multiple remotes. The on-screen display has an icon-based interface that's extremely easy to use, and the sound system is also simplified—you'll enjoy realistic surround sound even from just two speakers. neoHD: one look tells you this is a new idea in home entertainment.
- Easy Operation GUI
- Simplified remote control
- 1080p-compatible HDMI (3 in / 1 out)
- Video upconversion to HDMI
- HD audio format decode
- iPod / Bluetooth compatibility via optional accessories
- USB port for music and photo playback
- AIR SURROUND XTREME
- CINEMA DSP
- Adaptive DRC
- Compressed Music Enhancer
No studying manuals, no confusing procedures - just quick and easy operation
First you have to set up your AV system for optimum surround sound. Complicated? Not at all! In fact, the neoHD Media Controller does it all for you, using Yamaha's automatic YPAO setup system. Then its time to start enjoying your music, games, TV and movies from any of the sources you've hooked up. Operation is refreshingly simple...even the basic design of the remote control is reassuring. All you need to do is touch a few buttons and adjust the volume. No complicated choices or adjustments are necessary. And you'll really like the clear and simple GUI (graphical user interface). You simply select Watch, Listen or Play using the cursor on the remote control, then choose your desired source. All the other menus, such as song lists, are also easy to view and understand. Click Image to Enlarge
YMC-500 inputs diagram.
Yamaha AIR SURROUND XTREME
Yamaha's exclusive AIR SURROUND XTREME achieves surround sound with clarity and sound imaging unlike any other two-speaker system. You hear clear dialogue from the front, with distinctly separate surround sounds and smooth sound movement around the sound field.
AIR SURROUND XTREME
AIR SURROUND XTREME employs a virtual 7.1 channel technology that generates surround and surround back sound images without using dedicated surround speakers. The result is accurate sound directionality while maintaining an immersive surround sound envelopment. Hear clear dialogue from the front while distinctly separate surround effects move smoothly throughout the entire sound field.
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 Digital Surround™
DTS Digital Surround™ was developed to replace the analog soundtracks of movies with a 6.1 channel digital sound track and is now rapidly gaining popularity in movie theaters around the world. DTS, Inc. has developed a home theater system so that you can enjoy the depth of sound and natural spatial representation of DTS Digital Surround™ in your home. This system produces practically distortion-free 6 channel sound (technically, front left and right, center, surround left and right and LFE 0.1 (subwoofer) channels for a total of 5.1 channels). This unit incorporates a DTS-ES decoder that enables 6.1 channel reproduction by adding the surround back channel to the existing 5.1 channel format.
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.)
This unit is equipped with a USB port that allows you to enjoy WAV (PCM format only), MP3 and WMA audio files from a USB memory device (USB flash drive).
CINEMA DSP Digital
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 sound fields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialogue, music and effects from ideally located in these separate sound fields, you will hear sound with accurate placement, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and richness, and startlingly 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 decoding circuitry performs Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, DTS Digital Surround, DTS-ES (DTS-ES Matrix 6.1 and DTS-ES Discrete 6.1), DTS Neo:6 and DTS 96/24 decoding with extreme accuracy, as well as all digital sound field processing.
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.
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!
Audio & Video
neoHD Guided Tour
|High Sound Quality||Dolby TrueHD||Yes|
|Dolby ProLogic IIx||Yes|
|High Picture Quality||Analog Video to HDMI Upconversion||Yes|
|Deep Color 30 / 36 Bit||Yes|
|Advanced Connections||Component Video Inputs / Output||3 Inputs|
|Advanced Features||Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)||Yes|
|Compressed Music Enhancer||Yes|
|YPAO (w/Optimizer Microphone)||Yes|
|On-Screen Display||Yes (GUI w/ HDMI Overlay)|
|Surround Realism||DSP Programs||5|
|Air Surround Xtreme||Yes|
|HDMI Auto Lip Sync||Yes|
|x v Color||Yes|
|Simplified Main Remote Control Unit||Yes|
|Main unit cablable of Learning IR Commands||Yes|
|Firmware Upgradeable||Yes (via USB)|
|1080p Compatible HDMI (In/Out)||(3 / 1)|
|Composite Video Inputs||Yes|
|Digital Inputs (O: Optical, C: Coaxial)||(O: 1, C: 1)|
|Analog Audio Inputs||1|
|Remote Control IR Ports (In/Out)||(1 / 3)|
|Speaker Terminals||5 Ch|
|Dock Port||Yes (for optional YDS-11/YBA-10)|
|USB Input* (Photos, Music)||Yes|
|iPod Music||Yes (w/ optional YDS-11)|
|Bluetooth (A2DP) Audio||Yes (w/ optional YBA-10)|
|Product Dimensions (W x H x D)||11-3/4" x 3-5/8" x 12-3/8"|
|Product Weight||7.9 lbs|
|Shipping Dimensions (W x H x D)||16-1/8" x 7-1/4" x 14-7/8"|
|Shipping Weight||11 lbs.|
- YMC-700/500 Owner's Manual [English / 16.5MB]
- YMC-500 Owners Manual [English / 17.2MB]
- YMC-500 Quick Start Guide part 1 [English / 2.9MB]
- YMC-500 Quick Start Guide part 2 [English / 456KB]
- YMC-500 FIRMWARE UPDATE VERSION 1.03 RELEASED OCTOBER 2009 (USA Model) [English / 156KB]
- YMC-500 FIRMWARE UPDATE VERSION 1.02 RELEASED JUNE 2009 (USA Model) [English / 200KB]
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