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There has been something of a dry spell for new AVRs of late. Months have passed without seeing one then, like buses, Yamaha launches the five-model strong RX-Vx71 lineup all at once. We got our hands on the baby brother the Yamaha RX-V471 AVR. To celebrate the 25 years since the launch of its Cinema DSP technology, Yamaha's fledglings get some cutting edge features and obligatory eco-friendly credentials, too. While the flagship RX-V771 looks stunning on paper, I suspect this was a ruse by Yamaha just to tease us, because the RX-V471 turns out to be an absolute corker. First off, gone are the symmetrical cosmetics from the 1987-AVR Designer's Handbook. They have been replaced with a slick and thoroughly contemporary, part-gloss fascia. Having dissed the brand's AVR aesthetics in print for nearly a quarter of a century, this is a revelation to me. And it is equally sleek around the back where there are just enough essential connections, such as 4-in 1-out v1.4 HDMIs, a selection of digital connections, component video and a Yamaha accessory port. There's no longer a dedicated dock for porting an iPod/iPhone, unless you want a wireless connection, for when both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth docks are available.
Yamaha's RX-V471 is a breath of fresh air from a company that has been curiously out of tune with the rest of the AV receiver market. Affordably priced at around £300, this 5.1-channel AV receiver combines 3D-friendly HDMI ports and USB media playback with a refreshingly approachable user interface. Finally, we have an AV receiver that the entire family can use.The RX-V471's design is clean and contemporary, with a clear, easy-to-read LED display seamlessly integrated beneath a side-to-side transparent panel. Beneath, four buttons -- BD/DVD, TV, CD and radio -- take you directly to your input of choice, selecting any preset sound modes and input configurations en route. This removes the usual guesswork non-techies must perform when they need to use the system.Connectivity is great for the price. The RX-V471 has four 3D-compliant HDMI inputs, plus two component inputs, four digital audio inputs (two coaxial, two optical), two phono AV inputs and an LFE subwoofer out. There are also proper binding posts for all speakers. Conveniently, the RX-V471 also has HDMI standby pass-through. This means you can route your Sky or cable box through the AV receiver using HDMI, without any need to power it up.
|Yamaha RX-V471BL 5.1-Channel AV Receiver (OLD VERSION)||$252.02||See it|
|Yamaha RX-V471BL 5.1-Channel AV Receiver (OLD VERSION)||$260||See it|