RX-V863BL 7.1-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver
Full support for HD audio formats ensures maximum enjoyment of all high definition sources. Other advantages include full HD 1080p video upscaling with 3 HDMI inputs, HD Radio™ tuner, as well as exclusive Yamaha features such as Pure Direct,YPAO sound op...
RX-V863BL 7.1-Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver
Full support for HD audio formats ensures maximum enjoyment of all high definition sources. Other advantages include full HD 1080p video upscaling with 3 HDMI inputs, HD Radio™ tuner, as well as exclusive Yamaha features such as Pure Direct,YPAO sound optimization and four SCENE buttons.
High Sound Quality
HD audio format support: Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital TrueHD, DTS-HD High Resolution Audio and DTS-HD Master Audio 7-channel 735W powerful surround sound (105W x 7) Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification Pure Direct for higher fidelity sound reproduction Burr-Brown 192kHz/24-bit DACs used in all channels Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection
High Picture Quality
Analog video (480i or 480p) upscaling to full HD 1080p 1080p-compatible HDMI (3 in/1 out) Supports Deep Color (up to 36 bit), x.v.Color, a double speed Refresh Rates of 120Hz and 1080p/24Hz transmission, and Auto Lip-Sync compensation Analog video to HDMI digital video upconversion and deinterlacing with TBC
4 SCENE buttons offering greater operating ease (with 19 preset SCENE templates) HD Radio™ digital broadcast reception capability XM ready with XM HD Surround powered by Neural Surround SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready Improved YPAO for automatic speaker setup iPod compatibility via Yamaha Universal Dock Bluetooth (A2DP) compatibility with Yamaha Bluetooth® Wireless Audio Receiver (YBA-10) Superior multi-zone control compatibility
Fine-tuned CINEMA DSP and Adaptive DSP Level Improved Compressed Music Enhancer Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)
Other Notable Features
XM ready with XM HD Surround powered by Neural Surround SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready 40-station preset tuning / Auto preset tuning HD Audio LPCM 7.1-channel reception (up to 192kHz) High dynamic power and Linear Damping Low Jitter PLL Circuitry Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp connection Initial Volume and Maximum Volume Setting iPod song titles displayed in English and Western European languages ISO 8859-1 (Latin 1) on the front panel and on-screen display Improved Compressed Music Enhancer with Straight Enhancer program Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP Preout terminals for front, center, surround and surround back, and dual mono subwoofer out 9 selectable subwoofer crossover frequencies Subwoofer phase select Front panel video Aux input terminals with optical digital and S-Video input terminals 8-channel or 6-channel external input Phono input Speaker A, B, A+B selection Preset remote unit with illuminated buttons
Bluetooth is a technology for wireless communication between devices within an area of about 33' employing the 2.4 GHz frequency band, a band which can be used without a license.
Made for iPod (Docking Station)
The Made for iPod logo indicates that the product is equipped to use an optional Yamaha Universal iPod Dock that lets you connect your iPod to this product. With the optional dock you can listen to your music and operate the iPod via the product’s remote control while at the same time charging the battery on your iPod. Depending on your product’s specifications, some will allow you to use the On-Screen Display feature on your video monitor to navigate your music. Some products can even allow you to view your photos and movies from your iPod on your video monitor (view the Specifications of each product for iPod playback compatibility)...
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.
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus: Dolby® Digital Plus is the next-generation audio technology for all high-definition programming and media. It combines the efficiency to meet future broadcast demands with the power and flexibility to realize the full audio potential of the upcoming high-definition experience. Built on Dolby Digital, the multichannel audio standard for DVD and HD broadcasts worldwide, Dolby Digital Plus was designed for the delivery formats of the future, but remains fully compatible with all current A/V receivers. With Dolby Digital Plus, you get even higher-quality audio, more channels, and greater flexibility. Amaze your ears.
Dolby Digital EX
This surround format from Dolby Digital includes an added center rear channel. The rear center channel is actually matrixed into the two rear channels, and is extracted upon playback. (Formerly called Dolby Digital Surround EX, or Dolby Digital Matrix 6.1.)
DTS NEO: 6
In this format, the back surround channel is matrix encoded into the left and right surround channels. For playback, the three channels are separately decoded.
DTS-HD Master Audio™
DTS-HD Master Audio™ delivers sound quality that matches the clear and vivid images of high-definition video. Blu-ray Disc™ and HD-DVD 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.
HD Radio, the only digital broadcast system in America approved by the FCC, offers you crystal-clear, CD-quality sound via existing AM/FM radio bands. In addition, it gives you program-associated data and the ability to tune to multiple programs at the same dial position. Over 2,500 radio stations are in the fast lane upgrading to HD Radio broadcasting to reach 95% of America's population and more than 230 stations are on air now.
XM - XM Ready
A product with this feature indicates that the item is XM Satellite Radio (XM Ready), allowing you to hear over 150 digital channels of music, news, sports, talk and entertainment from America's number one Satellite Radio service. With the addition of the optional digital antenna XM Mini-Tuner Home Dock and the XM Mini-Tuner accessories sold separately, just subscribe to XM Satellite Radio and hear radio as it was meant to be!
XM HD Surround Sound
XM and Neural Audio Corporation announce XM HD Surround, which provides content with six discrete channels of digital full fidelity audio powered by Neural Audio technology. Marking the first time that a radio company has broadcast in 5.1 Surround Sound twenty-four hours a day. Beginning in April 2006, XM will broadcast the Fine Tuning® (XM Channel 76) and the classical pops music channel XM Pops (XM Channel 113) in XM HD Surround. XM will also broadcast a variety of special shows and live music performances at the XM studios in XM HD Surround.
Neural Surround represents the latest advancement in surround technology and has been adopted by XM Satellite Radio for digital radio broadcast of surround recordings and live events in surround sound. Neural Surround employs psychoacoustic frequency domain processing which allows delivery of a more detailed sound stage with superior channel separation and localization of audio elements. System playback is scalable from 5.1 to 7.1 multi-channel surround playback.
Neural Surround™ name and related logos are trademarks owned by Neural Audio Corporation.
Sirius Satellite Radio
A Sirius-Ready audio system lets you access your favorite SIRIUS Satellite Radio entertainment, including 100% commercial-free music, plus sports, uncensored talk, comedy, exclusive entertainment, world-class news and more, directly through your audio system with the use of an optional SIRIUS Connect Home Tuner kit. This product has a simple connector that allows you to plug the SIRIUS Connect kit and use the controls of this system to access all the content you want. Subscription and SIRIUS Connect Home Tuner (SC-H1) are required and sold separately.
SRS Circle Surround II
SRS CS II (SRS Circle Surround II) is a high-performance 6.1 channel matrix surround sound decoding system. It is the nextgeneration of the original SRS Circle Surround technology, incorporating powerful industry-first features including the dialog clarity enhancement technology and added cinema-like bass to the front channels and subwoofer.
Circle Surround II, Dialog Clarity, TruBass, SRS and the symbol are trademarks of SRS Labs, Inc.
Circle Surround II, Dialog Clarity and TruBass technologies are incorporated under license from SRS Labs, Inc.
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 multichannel 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.)
8 Ch Ext Input
8 additional input jacks for discrete multi-channel input. Front (Left, Center, Right), Rear (Surround Left & Right, Surround Back Left & Right) and Subwoofer
CINEMA DSP Digital
Conventional multichannel audio reproduction systems base their sound on Dolby® Digital and DTS Digital Surround™ decoding, using matrix and steering technologies to create surround sound effects. Yamaha CINEMA DSP Digital™ is much more advanced; actually creating independent sound fields that envelop you in an unmatched surround sound experience. With dialogue, music and effects located in separate sound fields, you will hear sound with directionality, smooth movement, exceptional clarity and presence.
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
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.
SCENE – A NEW LEVEL OF OPERATING EASE
With the press of a single button, anyone in the home can enjoy the performance of a Yamaha AV receiver. SCENE buttons found on the front panel, the middle of the remote control and on the AV Controller App are the key to simple receiver operation. For example, pressing the TV SCENE button will turn on the receiver, switch to the TV input and recall your selected DSP surround mode. One button is all it takes. While the receiver is preset with typical listening SCENEs, it is simple to customize a SCENE button for one touch recall of your favorite listening settings.
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!
Digital ToP-ART (Total Purity Audio Reproduction Technology) is the name Yamaha has given to a design philosophy whose goal is to maximize digital quality while minimizing analog circuitry. The culmination of Yamaha’s long experience in digital engineering and design, it brings together several key elements to create the best-sounding, A/V components available on the market.
Audio & Video
|Advanced Features||SCENE||yes (19)|
|Custom Features||Zone 2 Audio Output||Yes|
|Advanced Connections||Multi-Channel External Input||8ch|
|Advanced Features||iPod/iPhone Compatibility via Yamaha Universal Dock||Yes|
|Bluetooth Compatibility via Bluetooth® Wireless Audio Receiver||Yes|
|High Picture Quality||1080p-Compatible HDMI||Yes|
|Deep Color (30/36 Bit)||Yes|
|120Hz and 1080p/24Hz Refresh Rates||Yes|
|Auto Lip-Sync Compensation||Yes|
|Analog to HDMI Upscaling||yes (up to 1080p)|
|Analog to HDMI Deinterlacing (480i to 480p)||Yes|
|Full Analog Video Upconversion to HDMI||yes (with TBC)|
|Component Video Upconversion||Yes|
|Advanced Features||FM/AM Tuner||Yes|
|HD Radio Compatibility||Yes|
|XM Ready with XM HD Surround||Yes|
|SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready||Yes|
|YPAO Sound Optimization||Yes|
|Compressed Music Enhancer||yes (Straight type)|
|Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control)||Yes|
|Initial Volume and Maximum Volume Setting||Yes|
|Audio Delay for Adjusting Lip-Sync||yes (0-240 ms)|
|Remote Control Unit||Preset|
|High Sound Quality||Digital ToP-ART / High Current Amplification||Yes|
|192kHz/24-Bit DACs for All Channels||yes (Burr-Brown)|
|Dolby Digital Plus||Yes|
|DTS-HD Master Audio||Yes|
|Dolby Digital EX||Yes|
|DTS-ES Discrete 6.1, DTS 96/24||Yes|
|Pure Direct||yes (incl. Bitstream)|
|Assignable Amplifiers for Bi-Amp||Yes|
|Advanced Connections||HDMI Input/Output||3 / 1|
|Surround Realism||DSP Programs||17|
|Adaptive DSP Level||Yes|
|SILENT CINEMA / Virtual CINEMA DSP||Yes|
|Advanced Connections||S-Video Input/Output||5 / 3|
|Preout Terminal||F/C/Sr/Sb/Sw Out(x2)|
|Custom Features||+12V Trigger Output||Yes|
|Remote (IR) Input/Output||Yes|
|RMS Power (8 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz) [THD]||105W x 7 [0.06%]|
|Dynamic Power/Channel (8/6/4/2 ohms)||140/175/205/250 W|
|Damping Factor (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz)||120|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (20 Hz-20 kHz, CD)||0.06%|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio (CD, 250 mV)||100 dB|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||17-1/8" x 6-3/4" x 15-1/2"|
|Advanced Connections||Audio Digital Input (Optical / Coaxial)||6 (4 / 2)|
|Component Video Input / Output||3 / 1|
|Front Panel Video Aux Terminal||S-Video/Optical|
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Comments about Yamaha rx-v863_black__u:
I upgraded to this amp from my Yamaha DSP-3090 for the HDMI features. Overall, it's a good amp, but just doesn't deliver the punch or separation of sound I expected. The set up, for a novice, is super easy; plug and play. However, this amp will, at times, turn itself on and do odd behaviors; though very seldom.
If you are not an audiophile, it's a great amp. If you're a big movie buff, like me, try something else.
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Comments about Yamaha rx-v863_black__u:
RX-V863 IS A OUTSTANDING RECEIVER WHEN IT COME TO MOVIES FROM MY BLU-RAY OR MY JVC SUPERVCR WITH S-VIDEO, THE PICTURE IS AMAZING WITH BLU-RAY & WATCHING MY VCR USING S-VIDEO THE PICTURE LOOK REAL NICE I ALSO HAVE MY IPOD,& YAMAHA CD 697 MUSIC FROM THESE TO DIGITAL IS SO CLEAR I HAD THIS RECEIVER CENT FEB 5 2009 IT WENT THROUGH OVER 200 MOVIES & LOUD MUSIC & THE RX-V863 IS JUST WARMING UP IT STILL HAVE 12 YEARS TO GO THANK YOU YAMAHA 4 MAKING A POWERFUL UNIT I AM ENJOYING THIS UNIT,MY PANASONIC BD,IPOD,JVC SUPER VHS & YAMAHA 697 CD, ALSO THANK U