BUENA PARK, Calif.––Yamaha Electronics Corporation, the innovator in home theater and digital audio and video reproduction, today announced price reductions, along with increased network and control capabilities for the company’s advanced neoHD Media Control AV receivers. The YMC-700 network A/V receiver is now priced at $499.95, while the YMC-500 now carries an MSRP of $299.95.
Yamaha neoHD, a groundbreaking design concept that offers a streamlined approach to home entertainment, enables a user to easily control all of their sources with a simple graphical user interface and simplified remote control. In addition to the price reduction, the YMC-700 Wi-Fi version is now able to stream music from Pandora, the leading personalized internet radio service designed to help listeners discover new music as well as enjoy the music they already know. In addition to these new improvements, Yamaha will be releasing later this month a new App for the neoHD YMC-700 that will allow users to control all their connected devices via IR Control from an iPhone or iPad for greater control flexibility and ease of use.
“This significant price reduction combined with added network and control capabilities makes neoHD the only Wi-Fi Enabled A/V Receiver with Full Control via iPhone and iPad on the Market for under $500,” said Tom Sumner, president of Yamaha Corporation of America. “We believe this news will appeal greatly to consumers who are looking to greatly simplify their home entertainment experience, while spending more time enjoying thrilling HD video and vibrant sound.”
Both neoHD Media Controller models eliminate the need for multi remote controls and act as a one-point control and command of all home and Internet components connected to a home A/V system.
The hallmark of neoHD is a clean, intuitive menu-driven on-screen display that makes it easier than ever before to navigate and access all audio and video content in the home, regardless of where it is stored.
In addition to new Pandora streaming capabilities, neoHD Wi-Fi can play online content from Rhapsody and Internet radio providing endless hours of enjoyment. All models support playback from FM radio and music stored on an external USB drive.
The Yamaha YMC-500 and YMC-700 are available from authorized Yamaha dealers.