The RX-V575 7.2 channel network AV receiver provides convenient functions including MHL® (Mobile High-Definition Link), AirPlay® and music streaming services, all controllable through Yamaha's free AV Controller App. Front panel connection and charging for your iPod®/iPhone®/iPad® is provided, as well as wireless capability via optional Wi-Fi or Bluetooth® accessories. Zone B output provides 2-channel sound in a second room.
This is an amazing receiver! I replace my old Kenwood HTIB and the this makes a huge difference! I especially love the AirPlay feature because I can play my itunes library on my PC through the receiver and the sound system.
Overall, this is a great receiver. The sound is fantastic, the set-up a piece of cake, and the there are wonderful DSP options that makes listening to movies and music a pleasure. I think perhaps this is better as a home-theater receiver and 5.1 sounds great here. The major disappointment is within the DLNA capabilities. First, it is disappointing that the Yamaha only offers audio streaming over the network and not video. The audio streaming is a great feature but poorly executed. The largest failure is the lack of gapless playback from networked audio. This means a brief silent pause will be introduced between every track, making live albums or other continuous play albums (like beatles sgt. pepper lonely hearts club band, for example), painful to listen to. The network audio on screen interface is also boring, clumsy, and not very powerful, especially when dealing with large music libraries. The iOS app is a step in the right direction to correct this, but still has a long way to go until being considered truly useful (i.e. no search feature, music is sorted numerically instead of alphabetically, etc...). The remote control is also not laid out very well. It would have been more logical to make certain buttuns much larger along with a different general layout.
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