If AV receiver manufacturers are any indication, the 4K era has finally arrived. A couple of weeks ago Yamaha revealed their new entry-level RX-V379 receiver which includes HDCP 2.2 copy protection.


Today they’ve announced four more receivers for this year’s line-up, the RX-V479, RX-V579, RX-V679 and the RX-V779. All of these receivers will include HDMI 2.0 inputs and HDCP 2.2 copy protection support. The V679 and V779 will also have the ability in upscale content to 4K. Along with their UHD prowess, bluetooth, WiFi and Apple AirPlay are also packaged inside each receiver.


For internet radio streaming all four receivers support Spotify and Pandora. However, the RX-V679 and V779 also throw in support for SiriusXM Internet Radio and Rhapsody®.


As expected, these new amps are able to process the usual HD audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. Notably absent from the list of supported audio formats is Dolby Atmos. Evidently, Yamaha is reserving that feature for its Aventage line-up.


Each receiver incorporates Yamaha’s YPAO calibration system and Virtual Cinema Front feature which we enjoyed very much on last year’s models. If you’re eager to wrap your ears around one of these models, you shouldn’t have long to wait. They’re expected to start hitting store shelves the end of May.


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