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Yamaha RX-V2700

Yamaha RX-V2700
alaScore 85

174 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 174 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Yamaha RX-V2700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 174 reviews)

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Yamaha RX-V2700 A/V Receiver


Yamaha launches itself to the front of the convergent media pack with its new all-in-one receiver unit.

You also use the GUI and remote to browse and select the contents of a docked iPod, a flash drive plugged into the front USB port, audio from shared folders on a networked PC (via Microsoft's Windows Media Connect 2.0), and podcasts and Internet radio...

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Yamaha RX-V2700 7.1 A/V Receiver


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Yamaha RX-V2700 Receiver Review


From its powerful network features, to its ability to playback all known current source types thanks to HDMI ver.1.2a, the Yamaha RX-V2700 receiver is likely to serve as the centerpiece of a sophisticated home theater for a long time. Its audio sound...

Packed with more features than any receiver in its class ; Excellent amplifier performance and fidelity ; HDMI ver. 1.2a for DVD-A/SACD ; PCM audio decoding from re-encoded DD+, TrueHD, dts-HD soundtracks via HDMI ; Scaling up to 1080i and 1080p pass thru

Average HDMI Scalar performance ; Erroneous HDMI operation (see notes in review) ; Some minor bass management anomalies (see notes in review) ; YPAO still not at level of some competitor systems ; A bit overwhelming to setup


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Yamaha RX-V361 Review and Prices


In the world of inexpensive A/V receivers, the Yamaha RX-V361 is everything an entry-level AV receiver should be and then some. A total of 500 total watts (into five channels), Dolby Digital and DTS decoders built in, and component switching at this...

Plenty of power, MP3 Player compatible, great value

no HDMI or on-screen display, spring clip speaker terminals for center and surrounds, only 5-channel surround

Consumer review by:

Solid and Feature Packed


Great receiver for home theaters.

Great unit. Yamaha quality in both audio and video processing. Also, enough HDMI inputs on this one to service all HD needs

Remote should be backlit

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This thing Rocked!! but the hdmi died , so i went shopping for a replacement. What i noticed when i hooked up a new Denon receiver , was that the video had improved! A LOT!!!!!! the sound was not so good. So i returned that and got a Sony XX1010 ,ill...

Sounds Awesome, looks cool, has that Powerful look to it. Serious sound for movies, easy set-up. I never used the network functions. GUI menu is a plus

Cost. Video was not as good as the sound. Remote is not backlit. I Had problems with video, i should have bought a unit with a warranty

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Yamaha RX-V2700


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RX-V2700 great sound.


Easy to use but doesn't produce 7.1 DTS-HD via HDMI

The sound is great and HDMI makes it easy to setup

It doesn't deliver 7.1 DTS-HD unless you use multi-channel inputs from blu-ray player. I should have waited for the RX-V3900

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Got free with the Klipsch 500 surround speaker set!!!!! I would pay full price for it though after using it.

Love it... I have Xbox360, Sat TV, and a Blu-Ray player running through the hdmi ports and they all work amazing. With the 4 hdmi inputs I eliminated the need for a seperate hdmi switch. It sounds great with everything


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Great system


Great combo with Klipsh speaker

Old display screen style

Product Specifications

Yamaha, the innovator in home theater and digital audio and video reproduction, presents the mid-class 7.1 channel A/V digital home theater receiver, the RX-V2700, which provides consumers with an unprecedented number of entertainment options. The RX-V2700 features an Ethernet connection, enabling consumers to access Internet radio stations, music files stored on a PC, and the company's premier MusicCAST audio system server (MCX-2000). The model is compatible with the Apple iPod, via an optional docking station, and allows playback of XM Satellite Radio's standard and XM HD Surround content. With its network connection, the RX-V2700 enables users to enjoy the extensive number of Internet radio stations available, as well as music files stored on a PC, via a superior sounding home entertainment system. The RX-V2700 can also act as a client to Yamaha's premier MusicCAST system, making it possible to access as many as 40.000 songs (in MP3 format) stored on that system's MCX-2000 server. Streamed content information from PCs and the MusicCAST system can be displayed on an entertainment system's monitor, and system operation navigated with a consumer-friendly graphical user interface (GUI). The RX-V2700 employs the Digital ToP-ART concept and High Current Amplification to maximize sound quality. Custom-made 18000uF block capacitors, low-jitter PLL circuitry, Burr-Brown 192kHz/24bit DACs and Schottky barrier diodes are examples of the top quality parts used in RX-V2700. Pure Direct mode on this model can be activated to prevent unnecessary noise interference from internal components, including display circuitry, when pure sound listening is required. The RX-2700 is capable of HDMI 1080p signal pass through and up-converting analog composite, S-video and component signals to HDMI output, with a time base corrector (TBC) that stabilizes the video signal. It employs the Oplus de-interlacer to convert 480i to 480p. The RX-V2700 also can upscale to HD resolution of 720p/1080i by utilizing Anchor Bay Technology's ABT1010 video scaling chip. The RX-V2700 offers flexible system configuration options, as the 7.1 channels can be used to create an immersive surround sound environment in a single room, or the seven internal power amplifiers can be allocated for main room, zone 2 and zone 3 in various applications. Thanks to this Intelligent AMP feature, users are able to enjoy the full 7.1 channel system in the main room when zone 2 and 3 are powered off. When zone 2 and 3 are on, the main system automatically adjusts to a 5.1 or 3.1 channel system. Front panel Zone control buttons, Zone2/3 tone control, a dedicated Zone remote and RS-232C interface allow both receivers to be easily integrated into custom installations. The RX-V2700 also offers Zone2/3 balance adjustment. This model connects easily to most Apple iPods via an optional iPod docking station. Once docked, the iPod can be operated (song selection, play, etc.) via the receivers' remote controls. A one-cable connection allows users to view the iPod's video, pictures and operating status (song title, artist, etc.) on a television monitor. In addition, docked iPods are automatically charged so they are ready to be taken on the go at all times. The RX-V2700 also provides a front panel USB port to for quick and easy connections of other portable audio devices. Yamaha's proprietary Compressed Music Enhancer technology compensates for the lost detail of compressed audio, such as MP3 audio files, providing these files with a more natural recreation of the original music performance when experienced through home speakers. Playback of XM HD Surround from XM Satellite Radio, which delivers audio programming in full 5.1 channel surround sound (XM Ch. 76 and 113), as well as content from the company's 160-plus standard service channels, is achieved via an optional service subscription and XM Passport antenna. Neural Surround technology enhances the experience of XM HD Surround, delivering a detailed sound stage with superior 5.1 channel separation. The Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer (YPAO) has been improved to perform down to 31.5Hz from the previous 63Hz, allowing it to work with a system's subwoofer to create a sharper bass image. This proprietary technology simplifies the home theater setup process by automatically analyzing room acoustics and setting parameters for optimum sound quality at the touch of a button. Yamaha has upgraded the Cinema DSP programs for the RX-V2700. New 'Action' and 'Role-playing' game programs deliver dynamic sound when used with the latest video game consoles.


Output Power / Total:500Watt/50Watt/980Watt

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic / DTS decoder/Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder/Dolby Digital Surround EX / Dolby Pro Logic II / Dolby Pro Logic IIx / DTS 96/24 / DTS Neo:6 / DTS-ES Discrete 6.1
Components:Center unit / Speaker system
Functions (KA):AV amplifier/AV network receiver/AV receiver
Sound Effects:Midnight Theater Mode / TruBass
Sound Output Mode:7.1 channel surround/Stereo/Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV components/AV systems
Surround System Class:5.1 channel/7.1 channel
Type:AV network receiver/AV receiver/Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Coaxial Digital Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



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Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Yamaha RX/Yamaha VS

MD System

Type: None


Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Universal remote control

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty


Type: None