Yamaha releases a new series of A/V receivers--the 7.1-channel RX-V671 ($599.95) and RX-V571 ($499.95), along with the 5.1-channel RX-V471 ($379.95) and RX-V371 ($249.95).
The new RX-V671 network A/V receiver. Both DLNA 1.5 and Windows 7 certified, this model can provide users access to free and paid network music streaming services such as Internet radio, Rhapsody, SiriusXM Internet Radio, Pandora, Napster, as well as audio content located on DLNA supported networked computers or storage drives. Yamaha will also upgrade its free receiver control iPod/iPhone App which offers control over basic functionality as well as internal sources, network content navigation and zone controls on this, and other select Yamaha networked products.
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Added to the receivers is a front panel USB iPod/iPhone input (available on RX-V671, RX-V571, RX-471 models) that provides consumers with a direct digital connection for their iPhone/iPod. Users can then control and play audio content from these devices with the supplied remote, with song titles, cover art and playback information appearing on the receiver's on-screen menu.
Each model in the 71 Series is 3D-capable, featuring Audio Return Channel (ARC) and 1080p HDMI compatible inputs with HD Audio decoding of Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD content. Eco-friendly, the 71 Series provides the lowest standby power consumption without sacrificing performance, allowing customers to save on their electric bill.
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