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Yamaha RX-V1900


$1,400.00 Released September, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:8-point automatic calibration. Adaptive DRC for dynamic volume control. HD Radio.

The Cons:No HDMI scaling. Focus on what's important to your needs and don't compare apples to oranges. No Internet/network connectivity.

 The Yamaha RX-V1900 is a mid-to-high end 7.1 channel a/v receiver. It features 130 Watts / channel of power, 4 x HDMI 1.3a inputs, video upscaling to 1080p of analog video sources, and high-definition audio decoding of Dolby TrueHD and dts HD-MA.

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Product Shot 2 The RX-V1900 was relased in September 2008 and supercedes the 2007's Yamaha RX-V1800; the V1900 adds HD radio, Bluetooth (A2DP, with optional YBA-10 wireless adapter), Sirius radio, and 8-point YPAO automatic system calibration. This receiver was simultaneously released along with the step-up Yamaha RX-V3900, and higher-end Yamaha RX-Z7; the RX-V3900 adds SRS Circle Surround II, a 2nd HDMI output, Rhapsody, HDMI deinterlacing and scaling, PReP (Progressive ReProcessing) with the ABT 2010 chipset, OSD improvements, and Zone 2 video. The RX-Z7 extends this further by adding a 5th HDMI inputs, more surround programs, a 4th zone, and component video on the Zone 2.

Features

  • 7.1 channels, 130 W / channel
  • Decodes Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • HDMI: 4 x HDMI 1.3a with deep color support and audio
  • Inputs: 3 x component, 6 x S-Video/Composite,  5 x digital optical, 3 x digital co-axial
  • Upscales to 480p / 720p / 1080i / 1080p over HDMI
  • Upscales to component video
  • Anchor Bay Technologies ABT1010 video scaler
  • optional iPod dock
  • optional Bluetooth A2DP with YBA-10 wireless adapter
  • Sirius radio, HD Radio
  • no network connectivity
  • YPAO 8-point Auto Setup with Quick Start
  • Zone 2 / 3 speaker terminals (audio only)
  • Price: $1399.95
  • Release Date: September 2008

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Pros
  • 8

    8-point automatic calibration

  • 6

    Adaptive DRC for dynamic volume control

  • 6

    HD Radio

  • 6

    Hidden front control panel

  • 5

    Decoding of high-defintion audio formats (TrueHD, HD-MA)

  • 5

    Analog video upscaling to 1080p over HDMI, and upscaling to component video

  • 5

    More power than cheaper receivers

  • 5

    Support DTS-HD Master Audio 192kHz/24bit sampling frequency

  • 5

    Pure Direct Enable Video

  • 5

    HDMI supports High refresh rate 100hz/120hz

  • 4

    4 x HDMI 1.3a inputs

  • 3

    It does everything I expected to pay for this unit. Excellent features for the price.

Cons
  • 1

    No HDMI scaling

  • 0

    focus on what's important to your needs and don't compare apples to oranges.

  • -2

    No Internet/network connectivity

  • -2

    Not much improved over pre-decessor; nor much better features for the price compared to RX-V663

  • -3

    Better video processing in the step-up RX-V3900

  • -3

    No THX Certification

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Anonymous: #yamaha_rx_v1900 I own 2 of them and I love em. Also ran Energy speakers, B&W and cervin vega off this amp. Oct 26, 12
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val: #yamaha_rx_v1900 does anyone own a yahama RX-V1900 ? and if so how do you like it Jul 25, 11
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