This future-ready receiver uses clean, high-current amplification and sophisticated Yamaha audio processing to deliver gripping home theater sound. Flexible HDMI switching and digital video upconversion ensure a clear picture and streamlined system operation. You also get decoding for Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD™ Master Audio soundtracks — high-resolution surround sound formats available with many Blu-ray players and discs.
Four HDMI inputs plus 1080p video upconversion: This receiver's 1080p-compatible HDMI connections let you switch easily among four digital high-definition sources, like an HD satellite box and a Blu-ray player, while maintaining pristine digital picture and sound quality. And thanks to analog-to-HDMI conversion, you can send all video sources to your television via a single HDMI cable — you'll never have to switch inputs on your TV again. The '1900 also makes the most of your older non-HD sources by upconverting them to a digital video signal with resolutions up to 1080p.
Easy, accurate surround sound setup: Yamaha's advanced YPAO auto-calibration system enables precise home theater speaker setup. The '1900 uses the included microphone to analyze sound from up to eight different listening positions, then automatically adjusts level, equalization, and delay settings for each of your speakers. Everyone in your home theater room will enjoy optimized surround sound, no matter where they sit.
Three-room/three-source operation: The 'V1900 lets you re-assign up to four surround amplifier channels to power stereo speakers in other rooms, or even on your back porch. You can play three different audio sources in three different areas of your home at the same time, without the need for any additional amplifiers. Yamaha even includes a second remote that, when used in conjunction with an optional remote control extender system, gives you control of your system from your second or third listening rooms.
High Sound Quality:
- 7-channel 910W powerful surround sound (130W x 7)
- Decoders for HD audio formats: Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio (192kHz); Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio
- Digital ToP-ART and High Current Amplification
- Pure Direct for HD audio and video enjoyment
- Burr-Brown 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for all channels
- Low Jitter PLL circuitry for optical and coaxial input
- Intelligent Assignable amplifiers for bi-amp or Front Presence connection
High Picture Quality:
- Analog video upscaling to full HD
- 1080p with TBC 1080p-compatible HDMI (4 in/1 out)
- Supports Deep Color (30/36 bit), x.v.Color, 120Hz/24Hz Refresh Rates and Auto Lip-Sync compensation
- HD Radio
- XM ready with XM HD Surround powered by Neural Surround
- SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready
- iPod compatibility via optional YDS-11 Universal Dock
- Bluetooth (A2DP) compatibility with optional Yamaha Bluetooth Wireless Audio Receiver YBA-10
- Advanced YPAO with multiple point measurement for automatic speaker setup
- System Memory – 6 different combinations
- OSD function with text
- iPod contents browsing on front panel display
- CINEMA DSP 3D processing (22 programs) with Adaptive DSP Level
- Adaptive DRC (Dynamic Range Control) now enhanced with input source level compensation
- Dialogue Lift Compressed Music Enhancer
- SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP
Versatile Zone Control:
- Assignable Amplifiers for multi-zone control (Zone 2 and Zone 3)
- Sleep timer for all zones
- RS-232C interface
- Remote input/output
- Programmable Dual +12V trigger outputs
The Bluetooth logo indicates that the product is equipped to use the optional YBA-10 Bluetooth® Wireless Audio Receiver that lets you connect the dock to the receiver and supports A2DP audio streaming. With the optional YBA-10 Bluetooth dock, you can enjoy music wirelessly from Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, portable devices, or personal computers. (view the Specifications of each product for Bluetooth® dock compatibility)
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 TRUE HD:
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.
DTS HD Master Audio:
DTS HD-Master Audio: DTS-HD Audio delivers sound quality that matches the clear and vivid images of high-definition video. Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs 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 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 onair now.
SRS Circle Surround II:
Circle Surround II is an advanced surround sound decoder that enables up to 6 channels of surround sound from surround encoded (Lt/Rt) and Circle Surround encoded material and is backward compatible with mono, stereo and most matrix decoders.
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 THX Technologies:
Neural-THX Surround makes surround music, radio listening and games more accessible and enjoyable. Neural-THX Surround’s unique encoding process provides the rich envelopment and discrete image detail of surround sound in a format 100% compatible with stereo for use in CD’s, Radios, portable digital music players and digital music downloads. With superior spectral resolution and channel separation, Neural-THX Surround draws the brain’s attention to the sonic details in musical instruments, vocals and ambience that are typically masked by other playback systems. This allows the listener to fully experience the richness and subtleties in recorded performance as never before.
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 ConnectT Home Tuner kit. This product has a simple connector that allows you to plug the SIRIUS ConnectT kit and use the controls of this system to access all the content you want. Subscription and SIRIUS ConnectT Home Tuner (SC-H1) are required and sold separately.
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 any audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, or A/V receiver and an audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV), over a single cable.
Depending on the model of product, HDMI can support standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable . It can transmit all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel, 192kHz, uncompressed digital audio and all currently-available compressed formats (such as Dolby Digital and DTS), newer HDMI devices can support HDMI 1.3 technology which adds additional support for new lossless digital audio formats Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™. (view the Specifications of each product for details on HDMI compatibility)
Anchor Bay Technologies designs and manufactures advanced digital semiconductor and system-level solutions for next-generation digital television and high-definition digital video products. The company's proprietary Video Reference Series (VRS) technologies allow Anchor Bay to offer a wide range of advanced video processing solutions that greatly improve image quality on large-screen HDTV home theater systems and other video displays.
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
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.
CINEMA DSP Digital:
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.
SILENT CINEMA and Virtual CINEMA DSP:
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.
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.
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!