We've just come from an exclusive briefing at Yamaha HQ in Hamamatsu, where the company has unveiled its first 2010 AV receivers.
All three of the models are from the budget sector, but each has four, 3D-compatible HDMI 1.4 inputs, YPAO automatic speaker calibration, and four ‘Scene' buttons on the front for easy switching between inputs and their saved preferences.
The entry-level RX-V367 will arrive this month, priced at just £200, and while it lacks HD audio decoding, it's a well-specified, 100W-per-channel 5.1 design.
The RX-V467 and RX-V567 will arrive shortly after, and are priced at £300 and £400 respectively. Both have decoding for DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby True HD, and also feature Audio Return Channel (ARC) technology, which allows it to receive audio from a TV via the same HDMI cable through which it sends video.New look and finishesThe RX-V467 is a 5.1 unit with 105W per channel, while the RX-V567 is 7.1 at 90W per channel. All three models boast a new look, and are available in a black, silver or titanium finish.
To compliment its new range of receivers, Yamaha is also launching the NS-P285 5.1 speaker system, consisting of four small satellites, a dedicated centre channel, and a YST subwoofer.
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The NS-P285 package will be launched in June for £180, and is expected to be available in a bundle with the RX-V367.
We'll have full specs and pictures of the new receivers and the rest of Yamaha's Spring 2010 products in the blog section shortly.