If you want the complete home theater experience, then a capable receiver such as the Yamaha RX-V567 is a must
Your new gigantic 3D TV sits in the middle of your room, movies and games look awesome, but there is something missing. The audio is a let-down. The sound from the TV is flat and bass is non-existent, and what could have been a great cinematic experience remains only a visual treat. Enter the Yamaha RX-V567 AV receiver
Reassuringly solid in build, and sporting a piano black finish, the Yamaha RX-V567 boasts a classic AV receiver design, and is capable of producing 7.1 channel surround sound at 90 watts per channel, resulting in thundering explosions that is sure to rile your neighbors.
As far as general audio performance goes this Yamaha AV receiver stays up pretty close with the leading competition. The frequency response is nice and broad, and movie monologues sound clear, while music is crisp and bass is also plentiful. Keep in mind that this is only a receiver, meaning you have to buy the speakers and woofer to accompany the 7.1 system separately.
The Yamaha RX-V567 AV receiver has a nice balance of connectivity options. There are the basics like AM and FM radio, two optical inputs, two coaxial inputs, two component inputs and one output, the usual group of composite AV inputs and outputs for non-HD purposes and then a set of HDMI ports. The HDMI is version 1.4 and is 3D Ready. However, you need to install a firmware to relish the 3D capabilities. There are 4 HDMI inputs and one output, which should cover your basic HD needs. Those, along with the other ports, are all on the back side of the AV receiver. On the front side there is a section of AV ports as well. On the far left side there is a 6.3mm headphone jack for solo listening, a 3.5mm jack for your portable devices, and a single set of composite ports for video and stereo audio.
The Yamaha RX-V567 supports Dolby Digital Plus, Pro Logic IIx, EX and TrueHD, while on the DTS side of things, it supports DTS Neo: 6, ES, 96/24 and HD Master Audio. Although the Yamaha RX-V567 does not come with the option for Bluetooth connections, it has an adaptor, and also an iPhone/iPod dock is available for all Apple users.
If you want the complete home theater experience, then a capable receiver such as the Yamaha RX-V567 is a must.
Yantrick’s Verdict: A must-have gizmo for those finicky about their audio quality. Retails at approx Rs 45,000.