Yamaha RX-V457 6.1 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver

YAMAHA Updated: 2007-10-06
Yamaha RX-V457 6.1 Channel Digital Home Theater Receiver

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.

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.)

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. Virtual CINEMA DSP lets you enjoy the effects of CINEMA DSP surround sound without using surround speakers (handy for use in custom installations where some rooms don't have surround speakers). It can be used with the front / center / presence speakers or even with just the two front left and right speakers.

XM - XM Ready
These receivers are 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 XM Connect and Play digital antenna accessory (sold seperately) just subscribe to XM SATELLiTE RADiO and hear radio as it was meant to be!

6 Ch Ext Input
6 additional input jacks for discrete multi-channel input. Front (Left, Center, Right), Rear (Surround Left & Right) and Subwoofer.

DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
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.


High Sound Quality

* 6.1-Channel, 510W Powerful Surround Sound (85W x 6)
* Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification
* 192kHz/24-Bit DACs for all Channels
* Direct Stereo for High-Quality 2-Channel Sound Reproduction

Surround Realism

* Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, Dolby Pro Logic IIx and DTS 96/24 Compatibility
* Quad-Field CINEMA DSP Programs and 14 Surround Programs
* Night Listening Enhancer (Cinema/Music) and SILENT CINEMA
* Audio Delay for Adjusting Lip-Sync (0–160 ms)

Advanced Facilities

* XM Satellite Radio Ready
* Selectable 9-Band Subwoofer Crossover / Subwoofer Phase Select
* Luminescent Preset Remote Unit with Colored Buttons

High Picture Quality

* 2 Component Video Inputs and 3 Digital Inputs
* 3 S-Video Inputs

Other Features

* Straight/Effect Switch
* 2-Channel Stereo Mode
* Analog Mixdown
* High Dynamic Power and Linear Damping
* Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, Dolby Pro LogicIIx and DTS 96/24 Compatibility
* Wide-Range Audio Frequency Response for DVD-Audio/Super Audio CD Compatibility
* Speaker A, B or A+B Selection (Front L/R)
* Program Name and Sound Field Indications
* Front Panel Video Aux Terminals
* Wide-Range Video Bandwidth (60MHz -3dB)
* HDTV Compatible Component Video Out
* Virtual CINEMA DSP
* Luminescent Preset Remote Control Unit with Colored Buttons
* Aluminum Front Panel
* Sleep Timer
* 40-Station Preset Tuning
* Auto Preset Tuning