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Yamaha RX-V475 review: Great-sounding receiver, light on features
22 April 2013
Summary: Yamaha's RX-V475 is a great-sounding 5.1 receiver and a good value, although competitors offer better features and design.
Pros: The Yamaha RX-V475 offered the best sound quality in our subjective AV receiver listening tests. Its feature set is also decent for the price, with five HDMI inputs (including an MHL-compatible input), built-in AirPlay, and basic networking functionality via its Ethernet port.
Cons: Some similarly priced receivers offer six HDMI inputs. The RX-V475 also has some confusing design choices, including an indecipherable remote and poorly laid out back panel. And the RX-V475's bulky design is hard to overlook when Marantz's NR1403 is nearly half the size.